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WMU Hockey

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Discussing his experience leading the team to success, Andy Murray, head coach of the WMU men’s hockey team, will deliver a presentation titled “WMU Hockey” as the Haworth College of Business begins the 2013-14 Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series on Sept. 27.

Read about Murray

Alumni to be Honored

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An elite group of alumni and friends of the college of business will be honored at the Haworth College of Business Awards Ceremony during Homecoming week. Recognized for their outstanding career and service accomplishments, these individuals embody the values of the Haworth College of Business and provide an example for our students to aspire to in their own lives and careers.

Read more about the awards ceremony

State Board Appointment

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has named Dr. Ola Smith, associate professor of accountancy, to the State Board of Accountancy. The nine-member board oversees licensure and certification requirements for certified public accountants and public accounting firms. Smith will represent certified public accountants and educators on the board.

Meet Ola Smith

Making the Most of College

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Health care informatics interns are in high demand, and Western Michigan University students are stepping up to fill these roles. Meet Russ Hildensperger, computer information systems senior, who spent this past summer working as an informatics intern at the University of Michigan Hospitals.

Read about Hildensperger

Kellogg Intern Program Emphasizes Relationships

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With Career Day approaching, students and employers are considering plans for next semester and next summer—internships are at the forefront for young students seeking opportunities that will help define their career goals and launch their careers. Kellogg Company's supply chain internship program has developed into a long-term rotational program with most interns coming from the Haworth College of Business.

Read about this internship

Save the Date for the Haworth College of Business Homecoming Pancake Breakfast!

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You are invited to join us for a complimentary pancake breakfast served by World Record Pancake Flippers, Chris Cakes, on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Official WMU Tailgate Site, Lot 1 (next to Walwood Hall). Then, cheer on the Broncos as they take on the Buffalo Bulls at 2 p.m.

Mark your calendar and register today at mywmu.com/HCOBpancakes.

Other News

Dell Financial Executive and WMU Alumnus to Speak in College

Photo of SweetThe Haworth College of Business is pleased to again present the Distinguished Speaker Series on behalf of the University and the southwest Michigan community. Tom Sweet, vice president of corporate finance, controller and chief accounting officer of Dell, will share his perspective during a presentation titled “Business Models and Leadership: What WMU Did and Did Not Teach Me” at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in 2000 Schneider Hall.

Read more about Sweet and RSVP

Starting Gate Launches First Fall Cohort

Photo of Starting Gate eventCreativity, strategy, entrepreneurial fire. These have long been traits associated with WMU students, evidenced by the many alumni who have started their own businesses after graduation or while still students at Western. Now, a new resource, Starting Gate—a student startup business accelerator operated by the Haworth College of Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in partnership with the WMU Office of Community Outreach—provides an avenue for students to build their businesses.

Read about Starting Gate

Family-Owned Business Survey

Photo of OfsteinDo you have a family-owned business in West Michigan? Family-owned businesses have a great social and economic impact on the west side of the state, yet little data is available on the number, needs or impact of these businesses. A joint study by Western Michigan University and Grand Valley State University is seeking to change that by collecting data on family-owned businesses in the region. The study aims to provide a platform of tools and services to assist and eventually improve the health of family-owned businesses. "Family firms are making a substantial economic contribution to the state of Michigan, yet we feel this contribution may be under-valued. We hope to highlight their positive impact through this research," says Dr. Laurel Ofstein, assistant professor of management and one of the lead researchers on the project.

Read about this project
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Photo of JonesDirector of Executive Education Named for ISM Program

Western Michigan University’s Integrated Supply Management program has named Ken Jones its first director of executive education, highlighting the program’s commitment to providing expert training for industry partners.

Meet Ken Jones


There is Still Time for Employers to Register for Career Day

Photo of networkingCompanies seeking to hire talent from Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business still have time to secure a spot at the annual Business Career Day, scheduled for
Oct. 17 from 1 to 5 p.m.




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Editor: Cindy Wagner cindy.wagner@wmich.edu
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