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					UPCOMING MEETING
MARCH 11 & 12
                                                                        ISSUE

                                                                       02          NAC NEWS                                                      SPRING 2010




BUILDING RENOVATION                                                                                                        WSB ENROLLMENT ON
                                                                                                                           THE RISE
MOVES FORWARD
                                                                                                                           The Woodbury School of Business is
The Woodbury School of Business is excited                   corridors. There will also be feature walls                   pleased to report that enrollment for the
to move forward with plans to renovate four                  highlighting the Woodbury family, faculty,                    Spring 2010 semester is up by 15.15%
classrooms for the upcoming MBA program.                     and staff.                                                    with a total of business 3, 846 students.
The renovation includes adding a Finance/In-                                                                               Of that total, 2281 students are attend-
                                                             Despite the many upgrades to the building
vestment Room connecting students directly                                                                                 ing classes as full-time students, with
                                                             the students will continue to be immersed
into Wall Street via special software. This is                                                                             1565 as part-time.
                                                             in the traditional “small class” atmosphere
an exciting way to provide students with an
                                                             characteristic of the WSB. Excitement for the
interactive approach to their education.
                                                             improvements brings a feeling of rejuvena-
Other renovations that will be done on                       tion to the business school and a renewed                     UPCOMING EVENTS
classrooms planned for the MBA are the MBA                   excitement to teach and learn.
offices, student advisement center, and main                                                                               March 2
                                                                                                                             Annual Woodbury Endowment
                                                                                                                             Scholarship Luncheon

                                                                                                                           March 11-12
                                                                                                                             NAC Spring Meeting

                                                                                                                           April 16
                                                                                                                             Entrepreneurship Institute
                                                                                                                             Conference

                                                                                                                           April 30
Renovation plans of the proposed project provide exciting visuals for those looking forward to the great improvements to     UVU Commencement
the Woodbury School of Business.
                                                     NAC CONFERENCE SPRING 2010
                                                            I N F O R M AT I O N & D I R E C T I O N S




UVU’S PAUL DISHMAN
RECEIVES FULBRIGHT
Paul Dishman has been awarded a
Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and
research at the University of Donja
Gorica (UDG) in Montenegro during the
2010 academic year. Paul will lecture on
Competitive Intelligence to graduate and
undergraduate students at UDG and will           THURSDAY, MARCH 11                                          FRIDAY, MARCH 12
provide market intelligence applications          Semi-Annual NAC Social                                        NAC Conference
to businesses in order to increase Mon-              6:00 pm – 9:00 pm                                          8:00 am – 2:00 pm
tenegro’s global competitiveness during
the country’s transitional economy stage.                LOCATION:                                                LOCATION:
                                            UVU Culinary Arts Facility (Building L)                         Utah Valley University
                                                 661 Timpanogos Parkway                                    Library, Lakeview Room

WSB ALUMNI CHAPTER                                     Orem, UT 84097                                    800 West University Parkway
                                                                                                               Orem, UT 84058
REORGANIZATION                                          DIRECTIONS:                                   *Parking will be located in Parking Lot P,
The Woodbury School of Business                                                                        located directly north of the northwest
                                                    Take exit 273 toward Lindon
                                                                                                               entrance to the library
Alumni Chapter is presently undergoing                   Turn left at 1600 N
                                                     Continue to follow 1600 N                      Permits will be provided on Thursday evening
a restructure in its organization. If you
                                                   Turn right at Technology Way
know of any UVU alumni that would be a           Turn left at Timpanogos Parkway
good asset, please contact us with their           Destination will be on the left
information

                                            NEW NAC MEMBER...
SEARCH FOR NEW
DEAN CONTINUES                                                              DAN HALL
                                                                            Dan J. Hall is an Estate Planning Attorney practicing
The search committee for the Woodbury                                       in Pleasanton, California. He is a Certified Specialist
School of Business Dean position has                                        in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law (certified by
been screening candidates and con-                                          the California Board of Legal Specialization).
ducting phone interviews. There have
been many fine applicants, but we have                                      Dan Hall, P.C
narrowed our search to those few ap-                                        Pleasanton, CA 94588
plicants whom we feel may be the best                                       Phone: 925-460-0711
fit for the position.
WOODBURY BUSINESS
                                                                                                  PROSPERING
EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
                                                                                                  IN HARD TIMES,
The Woodbury School of Business continues with its Mexican and
Canadian exchange program this semester with five students.                                       OPPORTUNITIES
These students spend a full semester              business school is hosting one student from
                                                                                                  AWAIT!
abroad studying business classes. The             Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax,
classes in Mexico are all taught in Span-         Nova Scotia. Most of our students find these    The Entrepreneurship Institute is hosting
ish and our students must take Business           exchange programs to be life changing and       an all-day Entrepreneurship Business
Spanish before going there. This semester         their international perspectives are deep-      Conference at UVU on Friday April 16,
we have two students studying at the              ened. Most of the students we host fall in      2010, in the UVU Grande Ballroom. The
University of Yucatan in Merida, Mexico           love with UVU and Utah and tell us that they    theme of the conference is “Prospering
and two students at North Island College on       hope to return one day.                         in Hard Times - Opportunities Await!”
Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Our                                                         Hundreds of local business owners and
                                                                                                  managers have been asked about their
                                                                                                  most urgent business concerns. These
                                                                                                  topics will be the content of the business
                                                                                                  conference. The concerns mentioned the
                                                                                                  most include: the direction of the U.S.
                                                                                                  economy, identifying future business

MBA DEGREE UPDATE                                                                                 opportunities, finding sources of working
                                                                                                  capital, discovering more effective ways
                                                                                                  Enrollment Statistics and grids
The WSB continues to take significant steps in building a real,                                   to market products and services, and
relevant, & practical MBA program, which anticipates beginning                                    empowering employees. We are inviting
its historic first cohort in the fall of 2010.                                                    successful local and national business
                                                                                                  leaders to share their experience and
The steps taken include participation in          Program planning continues at a rigorous        insights with conference attendees.
graduate fairs across the Wasatch Front           pace. In November, the first of several fac-
in which we met with potential graduate           ulty retreats was held to engage the faculty    For any questions concerning the Entre-
students, spoke with other program direc-         in conversations about courses, teaching        preneurship Institute, please contact
tors, and visited their facilities. In January,   methodology, integration, engagement, ex-       Neal Maxfield at (801) 863.8384 or
we joined the statewide MBA Consortium,           pectations, and rigor. The Strategic Curricu-   neal.maxfield@uvu.edu
which will give our students and alumni an        lum Committee has been meeting monthly
opportunity to network with professionals         to discuss innovations, integration, engaged
from organizations that hire at the MBA level.    learning, and the mission and vision of the

The Woodbury School of Business has
                                                  MBA program. Architectural plans continue
                                                                                                  ENTREPRENEURSHIP
                                                  to progress in developing state-of-the-art
launched a comprehensive marketing
                                                  MBA classrooms. Also, the MBA Graduate
                                                                                                  BUSINESS CONFERENCE
campaign to highlight the MBA program. In
                                                  Committee meets biweekly to refine policies
addition to marketing directly to prospec-
                                                  and procedures for the program. In conclu-      DATE:
tive students, the plan increases awareness                                                       Friday, April 16, 2010 at 7:00 AM (MT)
                                                  sion, we are excited about the progress
of the program among regional businesses.
                                                  being made and look forward to a future in
The marketing strategies include billboards,                                                      LOCATION:
                                                  which the Woodbury School of Business will
newspaper ads, web site updates, and let-
                                                  be known for an excellent MBA program that      Utah Valley University
ters and materials sent to businesses.
                                                  serves the needs of the greater community.
                                                                                                  Grande Ballroom
                                                                                                  800 West University Parkway
                                                                                                  Orem, UT 84058

				
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