Jewell Student Bradley Dice and Faculty Attend Big Omaha Entrepreneurial Conference

Jewell's Landon Young and Bradley Dice with Twitter founder Evan Williams.

Jewell’s Landon Young and Bradley Dice with Twitter founder Evan Williams.

Every spring Big Omaha brings together the nation’s most passionate members of the entrepreneurial community including founders, investors, designers, and emerging leaders to build community, start conversation, and provide inspiration. Jewell student Bradley Dice and Professor Chris McCullick (accounting), Professor Yuriy Bots (economics), and Landon Young (Director of Creativity and Innovation) attended the 2014 event, May 7 through 9.

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Think Big Partners Bring Entrepreneurs PitchKamp To Campus

Students work on "pitches" for their entrepreneurial ideas.

Students work on “pitches” for their entrepreneurial ideas.

By Steven Schultz – On April 4, 2014 Tyler Prochnow and Herb Sih from Think Big Partners visited William Jewell College to provide students with a boot camp session about delivering the perfect entrepreneurial pitch. The session lasted approximately four hours and covered a range of topics from ways to improve the creative process to the technical side of presenting to investors.

After introducing themselves, Tyler and Herb handed out several stimulants for the creative process. These included citrus smells, mints, Red Bull, 5-hour ENERGY shots, and Play-Doh. Continue reading

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Team Terra Geothermal Wins BUS 406 Business Plan Competition

Vertical drill that Terra Geothermal will be using in the future.

Vertical drill that Terra Geothermal will be using in the future.

The winner of the spring semester BUS 406 Business Plan Competition was  Terra Geothermal, a company pioneering the use of an innovative proprietaryBUS 406-Terra Geothermallogo technology to sell and install geothermal heating and cooling systems. Team members included Josh Capron, Jason Carmichael, Zane Christenson, Tyler Parks, and Steven Schultz.  The judging panel included David Raden of the Capitus Group, Bill Ellwood of Wells Fargo, and Liz Hoyt of Jewell’s Department of Business and Leadership.

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Delta Mu Delta Initiates New Members In Spring Ceremony

busdept_deltamulogoBy Emily Scott - The Alpha Lambda Chapter of Delta Mu Delta, a national honor society in Business, initiated thirteen new members on Sunday, April 27th.  The new initiates along with Delta Mu Delta leadership and faculty advisor Jean Hawkins, all gathered in Grand River Chapel to perform an initiation ceremony. President Chris Reimer executed the initiation ceremony while professor Hawkins highlighted the achievements of all the new initiates throughout their college careers thus far. Continue reading

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Mortar Board Initiates New Members Into Honor Society

MortarBoard LogoBy Emily Scott - On Sunday, April 27, 2014 the William Jewell College Panaegis chapter of Mortar Board initiated 20 new members into the honor society. Mortar Board is a national honor society with nearly a quarter of a million members at 230-chartered chapters across the nation.  The president of the Jewell chapter, Chelsea Taff , said, “Mortar Board is a shining example of the brightest and best at William Jewell. Our focus is on scholarship, leadership, and service and our newest inductees embody these attributes.” Continue reading

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Professor Cory Scheer Named Dean of Admissions

Cory Scheer, Dean of Admissions

Cory Scheer, Dean of Admissions

By Carter Quirk - The constant stream of students in and out of classrooms, the cafeteria, and the new Pryor Learning Commons can occasionally go unnoticed. This steady flow seems to have the usual hustle and bustle of any college campus, but throughout the years there is always consistent change, change that drives and culminates in the character and personality of William Jewell as a whole. The student faces that are in this cyclical drift change yearly and are the most dramatic, yet rarely discussed matter on campus. The journey of freshmen to seniors is an incredibly symbolic transformation of the self; the identification and recruiting of those promising, young freshmen are crucial components of the success of William Jewell itself and our community as a whole. Continue reading

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Nonprofit Leadership Association Manages Change

Pryor Center LogoBy Evan Jones - The WJC Nonprofit Leadership Association, an organization of students of all majors, lifestyles, and interests that come together to serve the community and become active leaders in the nonprofit sector, is managing many leadership and program changes for the coming year. Continue reading

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