News - November, 2011
Accounting Department receives gift to support faculty research
A $50,000 gift from Reznick Group in Charlotte will support research activities of faculty in the Department of Accounting within Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University. The gift, to be paid in five annual installments, will support faculty research by providing funds to purchase materials that support their work, give them the flexibility to focus on research during summer months when they otherwise might be engaged in teaching courses, and provide funds to attend...
In the classroom: Boone entrepreneur discusses international business
Walton Conway, owner of the Golden Cockerel, was a recent guest in Dr. Betty Coffey's MBA International Management Seminar. During his October 26 visit Conway discussed the founding and growth of Golden Cockerel, a small business that is based jointly in Boone, North Carolina and St. Petersburg, Russia. The entrepreneurial company produces nesting dolls of unique design for a range of customers from individual collectors to corporations. Conway answered questions from...
CEO Lecture: Luncheon speaker discusses current economy, chances of recession
Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in CEO Lecture Series
Based on several recent economic indicators, the U.S. should not expect to dip back into recession anytime within the next year. That's according to Larry V. Adam, managing director and chief investment strategist with Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management. He was the guest luncheon speaking during this semester's Harlen Boyles CEO Lecture Series, held November 8. Adam shared several economic statistics, both modern and historical, in outlining how he forsaw the national economy...
"Wood Welders" look to trash the Elon Innovation Challenge
UPDATE: The Elon Innovation Challenge was held Wednesday, Nov. 16. The Appalchian State team was one of 10 finalists. All finalists had their videos shown before an audience, which then voted. The Wood Welders won first place in both "Fan Favorite" and "Ingenuity" categories. The team won second place overall, as voted by a judged panel. The students were given $200 for the team awards ($100 for each) and $200 (2nd place award for judged panel) for the charity of...
RMI students attend national conference
During Fall Break, 18 Appalachian State Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) students participated in the October 2011 Gamma Iota Sigma national conference in Columbus, Ohio. More than 150 students from across the country attended the conference, which included workshops, industry networking events, and new ways to improve local Gamma chapters. Many students also had interviews for professional positions. “This was the best conference that I have ever been involved with for...
CEO Lecture: John H. Sykes will speak on campus Nov. 8
Posted on Nov 2, 2011 in CEO Lecture Series
John H. Sykes, founder and chairman emeritus of Sykes Enterprises Inc., will be the speaker at the Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished CEO Lecture Nov. 8 at Appalachian State University. The lecture series is named for the late Harlan E. Boyles, who served for 24 years as N.C. state treasurer. The lecture and reception are open to the public. For more information, call 828-262-2057. The lecture, sponsored by Walker College, begins at 2 p.m. in Farthing Auditorium on campus. A reception will follow...
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