Weatherheadlines - December 2009 | Weatherhead

Weatherheadlines - December 2009

Posted 12.1.2009

News Section

Earning High Marks in BusinessWeek's 2009 Rankings

BusinessWeek  recently announced its 2009 rankings for the "Best Part-time MBA Programs" and "Best Executive MBA Programs." Weatherhead's Part-time MBA program placed #14 in the nation. The Executive MBA program ranked #21 worldwide. Among schools in the United States, the Executive MBA program placed #16.  Read the complete news release.

MBA Channel Lists Weatherhead as One of Fifteen Outstanding "Green" MBAs

MBA Channel, a website that links business schools, companies, and prospective students, featured Weatherhead as one of fifteen "green" schools.  Weatherhead, which was listed in the mix with Columbia, Yale, Cornell, and the University of Michigan, was profiled as demonstrating a unique strength in Environmental Sustainability.  Read the complete article.

Entrepreneurship Meets Sustainability 

Roger Saillant, executive director for the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value, will present insights about entrepreneurial startup companies in the fields of renewables and sustainability on December 8 at MIT's Sloan School of Management.  More information is available online.

Leveraging United Nations Global Compact Membership

Learn how to strategically leverage membership in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in an online discussion led by Gavin Power, deputy director of the United Nations Global Compact; Chuck Fowler, CEO of Fairmount Minerals; Christina Vernon Ayers, director, Office for a Healthy Environment, Cleveland Clinic; and Paul Boykas of Pepsi Co.

This webinar will offer content for current UNGC members, organizations seeking membership, and those interested in learning more about the UNGC. A main focus of the discussion will be on the business case for membership, with examples of how the UNGC has been a catalyst for advancing sustainability programs and initiatives within organizations.

Undergraduate Accounting Major Wins Deloitte & Touche Scholarship 

Lydia Fields, an undergraduate accounting major, is the recipient of a $5,000 scholarship from Deloitte & Touche. Fields, also a Cleveland Scholarship Programs recipient, was chosen from a group of ten finalists. She has made the Dean's List and is president of the African American Society. Fields is also a member of the coordination team with the Saturday Tutoring Program at Church of the Covenant, and has tutored at John Hay High and Mary Bethune Elementary schools.

Weatherhead Undergraduates Compete on a National Level

Two select groups of undergraduate students competed this fall at the Eller Ethics Case Competition in Arizona and the McCombs International Business Challenge in Texas.

Appreciative Inquiry in Nepal

David Cooperrider, PhD, and South African Chief Justice Albie Sachs, architect of South Africa's constitution, collaborated with Nepal's President and Constitutional Assembly to advance the vision of a new Nepal at the fourth World Conference on Appreciate Inquiry.


Alumni Section

The 36th Annual David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon Featuring Sam Thomas, PhD is Less than Two Weeks Away! 

December 11, 2009
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
24 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Dr. Thomas will give his economic predictions for 2010.  Individual tickets are $50.  Sponsorships are still available.

Weatherhead would like to thank the 2009 sponsors to date:


Join AlumNet and Link Up with Case Western Reserve Alumni

Case Western Reserve has launched AlumNet, a secure online community for all University alumni. 
The network offers the following features:

  • Access to the online alumni directory
  • Register for alumni events
  • Explore alumni chapters in your area
  • Submit class notes
  • Set up a personal blog
  • Share photos

Follow these instructions to get started.

Alumni Notes

Find out what former classmates, friends, and colleagues are up to in our Alumni Notes, or submit your own news for the next edition of Weatherheadlines.  Be sure to keep us in the loop so that you can stay informed about Weatherhead news, events, and school-wide initiatives. Update your contact information.

Connect with Us through LinkedIn and Twitter

Are you a member of the Weatherhead School of Management group on LinkedIn?  Within our network, you can start a discussion, post a job opening, or simply expand your contact list. Thus far, more than 2,500 Weatherhead students, alumni, faculty, and staff from around the world have become part of this growing network.  We are also on Twitter. Follow us @caseweatherhead

Executive Education Section

What You Learn in a Single Day Can Change Everything 

Weatherhead offers more than 70 programs and certificates throughout the year to increase management and leadership effectiveness. 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% on executive programs!

Spotlight: Sayan Chatterjee, PhD, to Host Executive Strategy for Executive Management 

On January 14, 2010, Dr. Sayan Chatterjee, renowned strategist, will provide senior managers with a powerful approach to rolling out corporate strategy from the boardroom to the shop floor at the spotlight program, Executive Strategy for Executive Management. Citing examples of successful corporations, Dr. Chatterjee will provide tools to ensure your strategic purpose is clear, understandable, and actionable at every level of the organization.

Additional Programming

New!  Cutting Costs through Process Improvement with Shelley Sweet
December 7&8 (two-day program) 
Use simulations to optimize resources for the biggest return

Powerful Presentation Skills: Design and Delivery with Sheri Jeavons
December 9
Become more confident, polished, and persuasive

New!  Media Relations: Image, Positioning, and Crisis Control with Nancy M. Valent
December 10
Protect your organization's representation and brand in the marketplace

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Support Section

Take Advantage of Tax-Free Giving

 If you're 70 ½ or older, you can make tax-free gifts of up to $100,000 from your IRA to qualified charities like the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Use this opportunity to make a difference. But, don't wait too long--this offer expires December 31, 2009.

Annual Fund Update

We are pleased to share that 236 donors have contributed over $70,000 to the Weatherhead Annual Fund this year. These gifts are currently enhancing our learning community by providing students with much needed scholarship dollars.  In addition, these gifts provide Dean Reddy and faculty members with resources to continue advancing the mission of the Weatherhead School. Thank you to those donors whose support is making this possible.

There is still time to make your tax-deductible Weatherhead Annual Fund gift before December 31, 2009! To be eligible for tax deduction on your 2009 statement, please give by midnight on December 31. Visit us online to donate or contact Jennifer Nye, director of the Weatherhead Annual Fund, at 216.368.5225 or toll-free at 866.478.6221, for other means of donating.



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