Weatherheadlines - May
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Weatherhead Announces Commencement Speaker
Congratulations to the Recipients of Weatherhead's 2009 Teaching Excellence Awards
The Weatherhead School of Management's Teaching Excellence Award and Doctoral Teaching and Mentoring Award are presented annually to faculty at the graduate and post-graduate level. Congratulations to the following faculty members who were selected as recipients of this year's awards. The awards will be presented at Weatherhead's diploma ceremony on Sunday, May 17.
Doctoral Teaching and Mentoring Award
B. Charles Ames Business Plan Competition Winners Selected
Congratulations to the team of Sameer Patel, Surabhi Pilgaonkar, Kevin Hartman, Nidhi Syan, and Tejas Maniar, second-year MBA students and winners of the B. Charles Ames Business Plan Competition. Placing second was the team of Bishoy Gad, Nikhil Khanna, Jay Shah, Anand Singh, and Lee Steinbock.
The competition is part of a year-long MBA course where students have the opportunity to develop a viable business plan for a small to mid-sized northeast Ohio company. Six teams presented their detailed management strategies to a panel of industry judges. The winning team was awarded a cash prize.
Register for the 2009 Global Forum
The 2009 Global Forum, "Manage by Designing in an Era of Mass Innovation," will be held June 2-5 at Case Western Reserve University. Co-convened by the Weatherhead School of Management, the United Nations Global Compact, and the Academy of Management, the Forum offers the opportunity to become a member of the most influential global initiative in management. This three-day event is expected to attract more than 600 participants and several Fortune 500 companies.
H. Clark Ford Professorship Awarded
Dr. Jagdip Singh was conferred with distinction the H. Clark Ford Professor. The H. Clark Ford Professorship was established through a generous gift from David K. Ford in honor of his father. The Professorship is a manifestation of H. Clark Ford's loyalty and affection for the Weatherhead School of Management. An endowed chair is the highest honor to recognize prominent faculty for their leadership, scholarship, and service, and is one of the most meaningful and permanent investments made to a university.
Singh has won several awards including the Fulbright Specialist Award for 2005-2010. His research is focused on building and sustaining effective and enduring connections between organizations and their customers.
Dr. Scott Shane Comments on Entrepreneurship in the Media
Dr. Scott Shane, the A. Malachi Mixon III Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies, was recently quoted by the Los Angeles Times in the article "Government Incentives for Entrepreneurs Offer Minimal Returns." The piece discusses the Government's attempt to boost the economy by encouraging entrepreneurial activity, and how this concept may not produce job growth as expected.
Shane was also featured on WCPN's Sound of Ideas to discuss entrepreneurship in a down economy.
Read Dr. Fred Collopy's Article on BusinessWeek.com
Professor and Chair of the Information Systems Department, Dr. Fred Collopy wrote the article, "The Problem with Problems," which appeared on BusinessWeek.com. Collopy highlights the issues associated with organizations only focusing on what is wrong, or what needs to be solved. He points out that, in this process, real opportunities may be overlooked.
The following are alumni comments from our April outing in New York City at JP Morgan Chase & Company.
"Last night's alumni event was very enjoyable. It was my first event in 25 years. Quite a nice community of alumni, and I enjoyed what Mohan Reddy and Joe Sabatini had to say about the School. Look forward to the next such event. I would be happy to help the local alumni network in NYC."
"The alumni event was both encouraging and useful. We saw many Weatherhead alumni from a very broad range of classes and in larger numbers than we have seen in prior years. Dean Reddy's comments were particularly encouraging, both in terms of Weatherhead, the new curriculum, anticipated enrollment, and the University overall. It's nice to see and hear Weatherhead back in full swing."
"I really enjoyed the information and networking."
"It was a pleasure. I have been attending this reception since 2005 (my first year at Weatherhead) and will continue to do so in the future."
Please visit our website, as new events are always being scheduled.
Save the Date for Reunion 2009
Save the date, Friday, June 12, for Reunion 2009. Return to campus and mingle with former classmates and friends. The highlight of the evening will be a cocktail reception where we will honor alumni in the classes of 1959, 1984, and 1999, who are celebrating their 50, 25, and 10 year anniversaries. We will also recognize those with special five-year milestones, and celebrate 30th anniversary of our EMBA program. Register online.
At the reception, we will present our Outstanding and Distinguished Alumnus Awards, and the EMBA Class of 2006 Leadership Award.
The Outstanding Alumnus Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a pattern of exceptional leadership and service to Weatherhead through their time and a regular financial commitment.
The Distinguished Alumnus Award is presented to an individual who has a record of distinguished career accomplishments. The alumnus will also have demonstrated a strong commitment to the community, through leadership in community organizations and philanthropic activities, and direct and meaningful involvement with Weatherhead and/or Case Western Reserve University.
Please visit us online for more information or to submit a nomination. We look forward to seeing you on June 12 for this exciting event!
Stay Connected Through LinkedIn
If you haven't had the chance to join us on LinkedIn, consider becoming a member of the Weatherhead School of Management group. Thus far, nearly 1,900 Weatherhead students, alumni, faculty, and staff from around the world are part of this growing network.
Update Your Contact Information
Have you changed your email or mailing address? Update your contact information so that we may keep you informed about Weatherhead news, events, and school-wide initiatives.
Make a Smart Investment in Continuous Learning
Weatherhead offers more than 70 programs and certificates throughout the year to increase management and leadership effectiveness. Upcoming programs focus on topics ranging from Emotional Intelligence to sustainability.
Seats fill quickly, so register now and discover how what you learn in a single day really can change everything. Healthcare, nonprofit organizations and CWRU alumni save an additional 30 percent!
Leadership Deep Dive: A Transformational Journey for Aspiring Executives
Executive MBA Open House Scheduled for May 12
Do you know someone who is on the fast track to a top executive position but still needs an MBA? Refer them to Weatherhead's distinguished Executive MBA program. On May 12, open house attendees will have the opportunity to meet faculty, current students, and alumni to learn what makes our program unique. RSVP online.
For more information, contact Kate Coleman at 216.368.6411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Fund Update
Reunion 2009 is quickly approaching. Have you made your Reunion Giving Challenge gift? Annual Fund gifts, made on behalf of your graduation year, signify pride in your degree and commitment to continuing management education. Whether you are making a reunion class gift of $50, $250 or $5,000, your ongoing assistance will help Weatherhead support scholarship, research, and other designated interests.
Visit our Reunion Giving Challenge page to make a gift, and view your class's progress towards its goal. All gifts received by June 30, 2009 from graduates in reunion years will count toward class totals.
Donor Honor Roll Update
Weatherhead would like to recognize William Walker CPA, MBA '71, and John Nisky, MBA'84 and his wife, Nancy, for their long-standing support of the Weatherhead Annual Fund, which spans more than ten years. Each was incorrectly recognized in the 2007-2008 Donor Honor Roll list. Please accept our sincere apologies.
Family Business Speaker Series Announced
Join leaders across generations and businesses to learn about the inner-dynamics of family business. The Family Business Speaker Series begins Wednesday, May 20, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Brent Grover, managing partner of Evergreen Consulting, LLC, will be the first featured speaker. Register online.
Relay for Life a Success
Case Western Reserve University's 2nd Annual Relay for Life was organized on April 17 and 18 to benefit the American Cancer Society. More than $88,000 was raised for local cancer research, a 33 percent increase from last year. A total of 68 teams participated from Case Western Reserve and the surrounding community. In addition, 35 women donated their hair to make wigs for those fighting cancer. Weatherhead would like to thank you for contributing to this worthy cause.