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WIU-QC Marketing Class to Hold Event, Get Over It!

April 21, 2016


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MOLINE, IL - - Western Illinois University-Quad Cities marketing students are getting real-world experience by hosting an event, Get Over It! Overcoming Life's Hurdles, which will be held from 1-3 p.m. Friday, April 22 at the WIU-QC Riverfont Hall.

Professor of Management and Marketing Ann Walsh is having her marketing management (MKT 497) class design, develop and host the event, which will have guest speakers to discuss the emotional hurdles individuals face in life, such as loss, stress, physical limitation and past missteps.

Speakers include: Rusty Boruff, creator of One Eighty Zone—an organization focused on finding jobs for the homeless; Kathy David, who owns a yoga studio and previously worked for John Deere; Bob Juarez, founder of the Quad Cities Adaptive Sports Association; Anthony Law, a minority counselor for Carl Sandburg College (Galesburg, IL); and Mike Vondran, CEO/founder of TAG Communication and founder of HAV Life.

There will also be games, food and prizes. The cost is $5 to attend.

Schedule:
1-1:30 p.m.


  • Room 111: Juarez will speak.

  • Room 212: David will speak.

  • Room: 222: Chutes and Ladders, a life-sized game about loss and gain

  • Room 226: Trivia

  • Room 230: Law will speak.



1:30-2 p.m.


  • Room 210: Minute To Win It game

  • Room 212: David will speak.

  • Room: 226: Boruff will speak.

  • Room 229: Life, play the life-sized game of life



2-2:30 p.m.


  • Room 111: Vondran will speak.

  • Room 212: Yoga

  • Room: 222: Chutes and Ladders

  • Room 226: Trivia

  • Room 230: Law will speak.



2:30-3 p.m.


  • Room 210: Minute To Win It

  • Room 212: Yoga

  • Room: 226: Boruff will speak.

  • Room 229: Life game




For more information, contact Walsh at AD-Walsh@wiu.edu

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