Chad Newman, Kristen Stivers, Taylor Greene, Ashton Long, and Josiah Stegner.
The fall Business Problems and Policies Start-Up Competition led by Professor Liz Hoyt resulted in the winning team of “Generation Fit” - Chad Newman, Kristen Stivers, Taylor Greene, Ashton Long, and Josiah Stegner - with a plan to start an after school children’s fitness and nutrition program. The competition was judged by Mr. Bill Ellwood of Wells Fargo, Mr. David Raden of the Capitus Group and Professor Liz Hoyt of the Department of Business and Leadership.
1st Place Team – Gavin Hodges, Nicholas Cody, Luke Longfield, Caden Compton, Ivan Windleton, Director of Creativity & Innovation Landon Young.
Two Jewell teams of students and faculty were awarded first and second place in the Lean Startup Machine Competition November 22 through 24 in Kansas City. Sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship and Google Fiber, the competition featured eight teams comprised of students, entrepreneurs, and community members. The Jewell teams competed against entrepreneurship teams from KU, UMKC and Rockhurst University. Continue reading
Professor Landon Young, Director of Creativity and Innovation.
William Jewell College is seeking mentors from the professional community to work with students in our new Creativity and Innovation Program. Mentors will be matched with students in their respective fields and will meet once a month to guide students as they seek to add value to the college and community in creative and innovative new ways. Pursuits range from starting a business or organization to planning a special event or campaign. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Director Landon Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Cory Scheer
By Emily Scott - Cory Scheer, Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Leadership and Business, had been training for seven months in preparation for a full Ironman when his training took a quick turn in July of 2013. Less than a mile from home, he was struck by a motorist and sustained significant injuries including hairline fractures to the spine, a concussion despite wearing a properly fitted helmet, various contusions, and multiple lacerations to his back, hip, arms, face, and ear that resulted in 300 stitches. While being loaded into the ambulance he remembers thinking how quickly life can change and how desperate he was for the basic needs of life.
In just two days Professor Scheer left the hospital thanks to amazing medical personnel and the support of his friends and family. Having made the decision to never again bike competitively, he was determined to make a comeback through his running pursuits. Continue reading
By Kelsi Ortega – On December 4th, William Jewell College hosted the High School Service and Leadership Forum. 155 students from 10 schools in the Kansas City greater area attended the forum, which focused on meeting community and global needs by use of service and leadership.
According to Professor Cory Scheer, students who attended the forum, “learned from high impact speakers and facilitators, connected with other high school students in Kansas City and were inspired to continue to make a positive difference through leadership and service with relevant concepts and resources.” Continue reading
Dr. Kelli J. Schutte, Chair, Department of Business and Leadership.
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 of the year. And we are developing new programs to infuse innovation across the campus. At that heart of this initiative is the idea of value creation. Value can be defined in many ways including a better way of life, aesthetic appeal, a more efficient process or financial gain. A recent FAST COMPANY article looked at generating value in three ways – new value, more value and better value. I like to think about our program as offering better value. At the heart of this strategy is building upon existing value, increasing quality and deepening impact. By developing and nurturing enhanced creativity and innovation, coupled with the strengths of our current programs at Jewell, we will produce a deeper experience, a more intense impact and more valuable outcomes for our students and community. We are excited about this new initiative and will be sharing more with you in future editions of Jewell Business Today. In the meantime stop up and meet the new director, see the progress of the Innovation Lab and revisit the Hill. We would love to see you.
Ms. Stacy Brandom
Ms. Stacy Brandom, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Trinity Church, delivered the annual Everett P. Truex Lecture in Economics and Finance on October 30, 2013 in the Yates-Gill College Union. The lecture, entitled “Ethics and Principled Decision Making”, was attended by 400 students, faculty, alumni and guests. The Truex Lecture is the highlight experience for the Department of Business and Leadership during the fall semester.
Trinity Church is an historic Anglican church at the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street in downtown Manhattan in New York City. Continue reading