College of Business
and Technology Week Begins Sept. 30
College of Business and Technology (CBT) Week
kicks off Monday, Sept. 30 with International Day.
A series of presentations and information about international
issues and opportunities to study abroad will be available to
students throughout the day.
It also includes the 2002 Business Etiquette
Dinner, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept.
30 and Tuesday, Oct. 1 in the Lamoine Room. Dietetics,
fashion merchandising and hospitality (DFMH) department chair
Charlene Callison and DFMH students will present a "hands-on"
business etiquette dinner, followed by an after-dinner program
that will focus on proper behavior for various business situations.
Space is limited to 100 persons per session. Tickets, available
in Stipes Hall 101 at $5 per person, must be purchased by Wednesday,
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1
the BIGG (Business, Industry, Governments, Graduate Schools)
Fair will be held in Western Hall. More than 50 companies
and organizations will be present. Students are encouraged to
dress in professional attire and bring resumes. For a full list
of participants, visit www.careers.wiu.edu.
Wednesday, Oct. 2 marks the annual
Ferguson Lecture featuring Lawrence Gill, attorney and
partner with Schiff, Hardin and Waite in Chicago. The lecture,
"Beyond Enron: Corporate Accountability in the 21st Century,"
which is open free to the public, will begin at 2 p.m.
in the Grand Ballroom. Gill concentrates his practice in organizational
structuring, acquisitions and financing. His experience covers
manufacturing and service industries, including banking and insurance.
Gill has served as legal counsel to numerous international, national
and regional organizations in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia
and the Pacific Rim. He also served as a director for the Illinois
CPA Society for five years and served as president in 1999.
Thursday, Oct. 3 marks the annual
Ethics Day as part of CBT Week. Anthony Oliver, executive
director of Chicago's "Streetwise" – the country's largest newspaper
sold by homeless and at-risk vendors – will receive the fifth
annual Social Responsibility Leadership Award. Oliver, along with
Streetwise's quality control manager Greg Pritchett, who was at
one time an at-risk vendor, will present cutting-edge approaches
to the issues of homelessness and poverty at the keynote address
"Strategic Social Entrepreneurship: The Streetwise Model"
at 11 a.m. in Stipes Hall 121. Oliver and Pritchett will
also present "Managerial Effectiveness in Cross Cultural Settings:
Lessons from the Street" to CBT classes at 9:30 a.m.
in Stipes Hall 121. The pair will discuss why students should
be interested in the plight of the homeless at a special question-and-answer
session beginning at 2 p.m. in Stipes Hall 501.
CBT Week wraps up Friday, Oct. 4
with Alumni Day. WIU alumnus Thomas Nardi will be recognized
as the 2002 College of Business and Technology Distinguished Alumnus.
Nardi will receive the award at a lunch his honor Oct. 4. He is
the chief financial officer and senior vice president of Chicago-based
Peoples Energy Corporation, a $2 billion diversified energy company
comprised of five primary businesses. Nardi is responsible for
all of People's Energy's financial activities, including treasury,
accounting, financial services and investor relations. He received
his bachelor's degree in accountancy from WIU and his master's
degree in finance from the University of Chicago in 1990.
College of Business and Technology Week
is co-sponsored by Pekin Insurance Company. For more information
contact the dean's office at 298-2442.