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Welcome letter from the Department Chair

March Madness and Graduating Seniors

March is one of my favorite times of the year.  There are many reasons why but the most honest one is that I am a basketball fanatic and March Madness is simply sublime.  I grew up in a home with … Continue reading

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Educating Minds and Hearts

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”      - Aristotle A senior business major recently shared with me that he was grateful for the education he received at Jewell.  When I pressed him on … Continue reading

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Creativity, Innovation and Value

Over the past several months we have been working extensively on developing a Creativity and Innovation program.  We have recently hired a new director, Mr. Landon Young.  We are designing an Innovation Lab that will be operational by the end … Continue reading

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It Is A Great Time To Be A Business Student At Jewell

In the last newsletter I briefly talked about the idea of creative discontent — the concept we embrace at Jewell that fosters an environment in which students become discontent with inefficient, ineffective systems and then develop their inherent creativity to … Continue reading

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Creative Discontent – A Hallmark of Jewell Business

I am often asked about what makes our graduates successful.  The answer to this question is not simplistic and incorporates many aspects of life before Jewell, life on the hill and opportunities they are provided upon graduation.  However, one thing that is … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays and Welcome To The Winter Issue!

As the semester reaches its completion and surrenders to the holidays, it is time to look back and reflect on the blessings of this past year as well as look forward to the exciting things ahead.  This past year has … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Fall Edition of Jewell Business Today

The nature of contemporary society is defined by rapid and complex change that encompasses all areas of our life.  Creativity is a key factor for effectively addressing these challenging changes as well as a significant driving force towards knowledge creation.  … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Summer Edition of Jewell Business Today

The end of the academic year brings the opportunity for conversations with students about their plans after graduation; in essence we have the privilege to talk with them about their dreams and goals.  They are excited to take what they … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Spring Edition of Jewell Business Today

In Jewell’s Department of Business and Leadership we have stressed key strategic initiatives that build on our strengths and inspire us to venture beyond the traditional business education model. We believe this better prepares graduates for the competitive and complex … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Winter Edition of Jewell Business Today

This fall we have had a host of college visitors who have greatly added to the educational experience of the business students at Jewell.  Our Truex lecturer, Mr. Matt Urbanek of ViraCor-IBT, informed our understanding of capital markets with his … Continue reading

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From The Department Chair

Each fall there is one day that signals the start of something new and the opportunities that lie ahead.  It is a day when I balance emotions of incredible joy and responsibility in my role as a faculty member at … Continue reading

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