Educating Minds and Hearts

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”      - Aristotle

Dr. Kelli J. Schutte, Chair, Department of Business and Leadership.

Dr. Kelli J. Schutte, Chair, Department of Business and Leadership.

A senior business major recently shared with me that he was grateful for the education he received at Jewell.  When I pressed him on why, he told me,  “My professors see me as a whole person, a person who has a mind that can change the world and a heart that desires to do so.”  I think he nicely captured our mission.  We seek to provide a very robust education to equip our students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to do well throughout their careers.  But that is not enough; we also push them to find ways they can invest in others to make their lives better.   This is not always easy and impacts different students at various levels, but if we can educate both the mind and the heart the result is worth every effort.  My hope is that as you read this edition of Jewell Business Today you begin to capture that vision and you, too, are motivated to do well both with mind and heart.

Sincerely, Dr. Kelli Schutte, Chair of the Department of Business and Leadership

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Distinguished Executives Deliver Major Lectures On Campus

Ms. Stacy Brandom

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.

Mr. Mike Duke

Mr. Mike Duke

Mr. Mike Duke, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., will deliver the annual Distinguished Executive Lecture in Business and Leadership on April 17, 2014 in the Yates-Gill College Union. From 2005 to February 2009, Mr. Duke served as vice chairman of the company, with responsibility for Walmart International.  As CEO, he leads a strong management team that is focused on keeping Walmart’s mission of “saving people money so they can live better” relevant to every customer, every day.  The company also continues to broaden and accelerate its global efforts on environmental sustainability, responsible sourcing and associate opportunity.

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Student Consulting Team Engages VML/Kellogg’s

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Renee Holmes & Ryan Koom of VML (center) with Cardinal Consultants.

By Chris Reimer - The fall semester brought about a unique opportunity for seven William Jewell Business students enrolled in the Advanced Consulting Engagement course. Working with Kansas City based international agency VML, Inc., the student consulting group (Cardinal Consulting) was tasked with researching and developing on-line, social media strategies to introduce a new product to the college age market for VML client Kellogg’s. Continue reading

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New Marketing Professor Joins Faculty

Shelly McVayBy Luke Longfield - The Department of Business and Leadership is pleased to welcome a new member to the faculty this semester, Professor Shelly McVay. Prior to joining William Jewell, Professor McVay has served as adjunct professor at Baker University, UMKC and Rockhurst University for over twenty one years.  Additionally, she has worked in research, advertising, product development and sales at Hallmark for the past 30 years and continues to serve as a consultant to the firm. Professor McVay teaches marketing and general business courses in the department. Continue reading

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Jewell Student Earns Michigan Sport Business Conference Award

Business Major Chris Stathos

Business Major Chris Stathos

By Derek Peterson - William Jewell College senior Chris Stathos’ career in Sports Business looks bright. A Business Administration major with a focus in Entrepreneurial Leadership, Stathos has held internship positions will multiple professional sports organizations and was recently selected as one of ten students nationally to receive the inaugural BIG Initiative Award.

BIG LogoThe BIG (Build-Inspire-Grow) Initiative is a prestigious award launched in 2013 by the Michigan Sport Business Conference at the University of Michigan. The award acknowledges 10 undergraduate students from across the U.S. that display outstanding skills of leadership and achieved success in the field of Sports Business. Stathos headed to Ann Arbor, Michigan on October 18th to be recognized for the accolade at the BIG awards ceremony. Continue reading

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Internship Introduces Student To Radio Business

Amelia Hanzlick '16

Amelia Hanzlick ’16

By Channing Wall - During the past summer, sophomore Amelia Hanzlick interned with Entercom Communications in Mission Kansas in the promotion and marketing department, working with Kansas City radio stations 99.7 The Point and 106.5 The Wolf. Commenting on the experience, Amelia said, “I had unique learning experiences and built valuable professional relationships. My supervisors were wonderful at making sure the interns felt involved and a part of the company.”

Among her numerous activities, Hanzlick attended weekly staff meetings and took part in planning advertising campaigns as well as visiting many local music artists. Additionally, the interns participated in promotional remote broadcasts from various locations around the community, during which station personalities interact with fans, promote a product or concert and offer prizes to encourage attendance and listenership. The internship was unpaid but she earned three hours of academic credit. Continue reading

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Delta Mu Delta Elects Officers For 2013-14

busdept_deltamulogoBy Kristin Stivers - At the September meeting of the Alpha Lambda Chapter of international business honor society Delta Mu Delta, the following officers were elected for 2013-2014: Chris Reimer, president; Chris Stathopoulos, vice president; Rachel Klopstein, treasurer; and Kristen Stivers, secretary. Continue reading

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