Throughout the writings of Augustine he argues that we are story-shaped people, stretched between what we should be and will be. As the graduating class of 2015 steps away from being taught into doing what they have been taught Augustine’s writings are on my mind. This group of new alumni and all the alumni that have gone before them take on the responsibility of the knowledge they have accumulated and translating that into what they will do and who they will become. Simone Well wrote that a the key role of a teacher is to “teach what it means to know.” We all wrestle with the responsibility of knowing and doing. These new businesspeople will use their knowledge to change and impact others as they step into the business world with diploma in hand, knowledge, and passion. We have students leaving Jewell to engage the world of banking, public service, healthcare, entrepreneurship and many other fields. Knowing what they know, they now have a responsibility to act, as we all do, to move the world a bit closer to what it should be. We greatly anticipate hearing and seeing the impact of the story-shaped alumni of William Jewell on our world.
Sincerely, Dr. Kelli Schutte, Chair of the Department of Business and Leadership
Outgoing Managing Editor Emily Scott.
By Jennifer Ghekas — Emily Scott, the current editor of Jewell Business Today, graduated on May 16, 2015 with Economics, Mathematics, and Applied Critical Thought and Inquiry (ACT-IN) majors and a Business Administration minor. She will begin working as an analyst at Montage Investments in Leawood, Kansas in the summer. Emily has been writing for the publication since her freshman year, and has been the managing editor since her sophomore year at William Jewell. Emily’s favorite part about Jewell Business Today was, “helping the underclassmen get involved with a business organization on campus. Jewell Business Today is a very inviting organization that anyone can be involved with. As a managing editor, it was really fun to see a list of story ideas transform into articles in a publication.” The writers and staff of Jewell Business Today will miss Emily, and her work and dedication, which have led to a successful past three years for Jewell Business Today.
The new managing editors for Jewell Business Today are Gretchen Mayes and Madison Giles. Gretchen Mayes is a sophomore majoring in Communication and Accounting. She is involved around campus in many organizations including Jewell Communication and Theatre Society, Alpha Gamma Delta, and the track team. Gretchen is looking forward to, “being able to take a greater role in helping to produce a great supplement for Jewell, and being able to network and connect with many alumni and other successful individuals.”
Madison Giles is a current freshman majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, and ACT-IN. Madison is also widely involved around campus. She is a member of Delta Zeta, played for the William Jewell softball team, and is in the Pryor Leadership program. As an editor of Jewell Business Today, Madison is, “looking forward to the friendships and connections with writers and individuals involved both in the Department of Business and Leadership and throughout the Jewell community.” Gretchen and Madison will begin their position as managing editors in the fall of 2015.
Honorees At Spring Meeting of Delta Mu Delta
By Madison Giles — Delta Mu Delta is an international honor society that recognizes academic excellence in Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctorate degree business administration programs. This honor society was brought to William Jewell by Dr. Jean Hawkins, and this sprng she officially passed the torch on to Professor Chris McCullick as new faculty advisor.
On April 25th, Delta Mu Delta initiated fourteen new members. These members include: Alexander Bush, Michael Hon, Mikayla Roller, Cameron VanDyke, Trevor Adams, Katelyn Bales, Lauren Berndt, Brennan Canuteson, Annali Dolman, Silvia Gulick, Amber Krigbaum, Kristen Meinert, Carter Quirk, and Aubrey Stewart. Continue reading
Professor David Roberts
By Gretchen Mayes – William Jewell College has recently introduced Integrated Healthcare courses that augment the Registered Nursing (RN) track. These courses are being developed cooperatively by the Nursing Department and Department of Business and Leadership.
Department of Business and Leadership Chair Kelli Schutte and Professor David Roberts have created online offerings that will allow students pursuing their Bachelor of Science of Nursing (BSN) to supplement their core Nursing knowledge with business and management fundamentals essential to success in healthcare management. These courses teach students the history of healthcare, new developments, analytics, electronic record keeping, regulation and healthcare policy. Continue reading
By Emily Scott — The William Jewell College Department of Business and Leadership is currently working on creating a Hall of Fame for alumni in the following fields: accounting, finance, business administration, economics and nonprofit. The Hall of Fame will feature individuals that graduated from Jewell 5-40 years ago. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to showcase graduates of different fields, age, and gender that have made a big impact within their field. The Hall of Fame will be showcased in the business lobby with a picture and profile of each individual. Continue reading
Professor Landon Young, Director of Creativity and Innovation.
By Justin Riley — In the fast paced and always changing world we live in, the ability to express creativity and find new solutions is a trait that is growing in value. In the past two years at William Jewell, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship have been subjects of emphasis throughout campus. Landon Young, Director of Creativity and Innovation at Jewell, has done an exceptional job of emphasizing the importance of creativity. Many institutions across America do not offer their students the opportunity to explore personal creativity and the value of self-expression.
During a week in early May students, staff, and faculty that displayed extraordinary creativity were recognized and celebrated. A total of 50 individuals were recognized and awarded between $50-$70 each. Professor Young stated, “It’s just a great way to honor and recognize those on campus who exemplify creativity in their field.” Continue reading
Co-organizer Bradley Dice
By Amelia Hanzlick – Entrepreneurship and innovation are quickly finding their way into higher education as students seek to solve real-world problems. For 30 students from 7 area schools (including 6 from William Jewell College), a workshop called #OneDayKC sparked a process of innovation through the creation of six new startups. Bradley Dice of William Jewell College, Sarah Jones of Rockhurst University, and Zach Pettet of the University of Missouri Kansas City’s Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation organized the event to combine “smart cities and civic technology with the region’s most creative and entrepreneurial students, resulting in the kind of transformative impact and inclusive community that we want to catalyze in Kansas City.” Continue reading