Category Archives: Courses

Business Students and Nonprofits Working Together

By Chance Nelson – Junior and Senior Business Administration students who are currently enrolled in Professor Shelly McVay’s Business 403 – Business as Practice course at William Jewell College are working with a number of non-profit organizations around the Kansas … Continue reading

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Professor Shelly McVay Leads Successful Problems and Policies Course

By Erin Cook – During the fall semester, Professor Shelly McVay again led Jewell’s Business Problems and Policies course (Business 406) – a business capstone course focusing on entrepreneurship. The goal of the course is for students to combine all … Continue reading

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Marketing Students Partner With Nonprofit Veronica’s Voice

By Erin Cook – For the past couple of years, Professor Shelly McVay’s Business 305 marketing course has partnered with a local Kansas City nonprofit for a service-learning project. This year, the class is providing advertising consultation to Veronica’s Voice. … Continue reading

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Students Integrate Nonprofit and Service Learning Into Course Projects

By Emily Monroe – Shelly McVay is the professor for both the Self-Designed Project (Business 403) and Marketing Principles (Business 305) courses. Professor McVay decided to integrate nonprofit and service learning into her courses during the spring semester because it … Continue reading

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News From Idea-X

By Grace Mize – There have been several exciting developments taking place in the William Jewell Community that are connected to the IDEA X-Change. There are students, staff, and alumni who have worked on successful creative projects and are being … Continue reading

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New Grad Mikayla Roller: A Jewell Achiever

By Gretchen Mayes – New graduate Mikayla Roller (May 2017) recently completed a major research project in economics. The senior seminar course in economics requires a 40 to 50-page research paper on a topic of the student’s choice. Students are required … Continue reading

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Seniors Aaron Lawrence And Brett Jackson Start New Venture

By Lauren Huddleston – Jewell seniors Aaron Lawrence and Brett Jackson have started a new company called “Intrepid Creative”. This name reflects the ideology behind their company as it applies to every entrepreneur who has started a new venture. Intrepid … Continue reading

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Marketing Students Compete On Project For Local Nonprofit

By Christian Hunt – Each semester, students enrolled in Principles of Marketing, led by Professor Shelly McVay, separate into teams to compete in developing the best branding, advertising, social media, and funding options for a specific organization. This semester six … Continue reading

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Jewell Marketing Students Consult With Inclusion Connections’ PawsAbilities

Students in Professor Shelly McVay’s Business Capstone course have been working to help PawsAbilities, a project of Inclusion Connections, located in Johnson County, Kansas. Inclusion Connections is a nonprofit, which works with youth with developmental disabilities. IC utilizes volunteers for … Continue reading

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Marketing Students Develop Strategies For The Farmer’s House

Every year the students in the Business 305 Principles of Marketing course develop and present ideas about branding, advertising, and social media campaigns to a local nonprofit organization. One of the nonprofit organizations students worked for during the fall semester … Continue reading

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Accounting Escape Room Develops Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

By Madison Giles – A major aspect of the curriculum at William Jewell is critical thinking. Students start out their freshman year by taking Responsible Self, which is a class that develops a student’s critical thinking skills. William Jewell has … Continue reading

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