2011/2012 Events & Speakers Archive

Mark Heurung, Managing Partner, Columns Resource Group of Northwestern Mutual

Mark Heurung Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cascade Room, Atwood Memorial Center
"Achieving Your Goals"


• Personal story highlighting successes and failures
• Tips for standing out 'on the job' -- becoming your best
• Maintaining success at a high level -- what does it take?
• Being goal focused and/or versus being results-focused
The Business Student Executive Council (BSEC) is hosting Mark Heurung, Managing Partner for the Columns Resource Group of Northwestern Mutual and SCSU Alum, to share his success story with students. We firmly believe that hearing from industry professionals is a critical component to a world-class learning experience. Our goal is to have as many students benefit from this outstanding alumnus presentation as possible.

To learn more, view the Mark Heurung event flyer.


Fighting Cyber Crime Workshop

Cyber Crime Workshop Flyer Date: February 20-24, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
St. Cloud State University's Herberger Business School is offering to law enforcement officials five days of training – free – on computer crime and digital forensics techniques on February 20 - 24.  This Cyber Crime Initiative is offered in cooperation with the National Forensics Training Center, a Department of Justice-funded center that has trained more than 1,200 law enforcement officers in the techniques.

The training, to be held on the St. Cloud State campus, is completely free of charge.  Completion of the training is worth up to 40 POST Credits. 
To keep up with all aspects of criminal behavior, law enforcement officers increasingly need special training to investigate crimes committed with and against computers.  The training is a response to the increased ease with which people can access the Internet to commit crimes as well as the increased emphasis on issues of homeland security. Participants will learn ways to uncover, protect, and exploit digital evidence to respond to crimes.

For more information or to participate, view the Cyber Crime Workshop flyer or contact SCSU Associate Professor of Business Computer Information Systems Dr. Mark Schmidt, by email at cias@stcloudstate.edu or by phone at (320) 308-4988.

The Business Computer Information Systems program is part of the Herberger Business School. The Herberger Business School prepares students for careers in business and is accredited by AACSB International.


"Top Dog Challenge" at the Polar Plunge

2012 Top Dog Challenge Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: 400 Supper Club, 25958 Lake Rd, St. Cloud
We need your help in supporting Special Olympics.  The University of Minnesota-Duluth has challenged SCSU to a Top Dog Contest.  The challenge is to raise the most money for Special Olympics at the Polar Plunge.  Both city plunges are being held on Saturday, February 18, 2012.  
We are asking you to consider supporting Special Olympics through the SCSU Plunge teams.  By going to the website  --  http://www.polarplungemn.org/group/stcloudstateuniversity, you can support the SCSU teams or create your own team (your own team means you would have to plunge).  The options are: 
1. Herberger Business School General Donation

2. SCSU General Donation

3. Student clubs by donating to the individual

4. Create your own team or join an existing team and plunge in St. Cloud or any location closer to your home.  Be sure to register under SCSU so we get credit for your contribution.
There is a travelling "Top Dog" trophy. UMD has it.  We want it!  Last year SCSU raised $5,660, and UMD raised $22,136. Your support will help us get the trophy from UMD, and more importantly, raise money for Special Olympics. 
Thank you for considering our request to support Special Olympics and the SCSU teams.  For more information, view the Top Dog Challenge flyer. If you have any questions, please contact Diane McClure in the Herberger Business School at 320-308-3892 or djmcclure@stcloudstate.edu.


HBS Dining Etiquette & Networking Program

HBS Dining Etiquette & Networking Program event flyer Date: Friday, January 20, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Cascade Room, Atwood Memorial Center
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Speed Networking
1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Dining Program

Cost: $15 per student and $35 for faculty/staff
Register: Please register with Diane McClure in CH229, before January 18, 2012

Why you should attend:
- More than one third of business occurs in a dining setting
- Most job interviews are conducted, in part, over lunch or dinner
- Over 60% of all positions are found by networking

To learn more, view the HBS Dining Etiquette & Networking Program event flyer


Dr. Habib Ahmed, Department of Islamic Law & Finance, Durham University (UK)

Dr. Habib Ahmed Event Flyer Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Ritsche Auditorium, Stewart Hall
Dr. Habib Ahmed will discuss the economic and financial factors that caused the current global financial crisis and how the beliefs of three world religions and other considerations could prevent such a crisis from occurring again.

About Dr. Habib Ahmed:
- Chair, Department of Islamic Law & Finance, Durham University (UK)
- PhD Economics (1998) University of Connecticut
- Masters in Economics (1988) University of Oslo, Norway
- M.A. (1983) University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

Program Co-hosts: Multicultural Center, International Studies, APICS, MSA, IRC, Saudi Club, and BSA.

For more information, view the Dr. Habib Ahmed event flyer


Stuart Henderson, CEO of Western National Insurance

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Location: Voyageurs Room, Atwood Memorial Center
Mr. Henderson became CEO of Western in 2001 when the company was in financial crisis. He and his management team transformed the company from near financial insolvency to a company that today is rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best, has won the "Ward's Top 50 Best Insurance Companies" award in four of the last five years, and this past summer was named a "Top 100 Best Workplaces in Minnesota" by the Star Tribune. The remarkable aspect of this turnaround is that Mr. Henderson did not achieve this financial recovery by laying off employees. Instead, while retaining all employees, Mr. Henderson implemented a strategic plan to reduce risk, invested in new technologies, branded the company as "The Relationship Company," solidified agent relationships, overhauled facilities, and became an "Employer of Choice."

Mr. Henderson will speak about his company's turnaround, as well as a number of other topics, including:

--the role of technology in achieving competitive advantage
--being a "Best Place to Work/Employer of Choice"
--job opportunities in the insurance industry

The insurance industry is one of the more stable industries for employment. It is also an area with an impending shortage of qualified applicants for positions that range across multiple disciplines, including accounting, investment analysis, sales/marketing, information technology, and human resources. All students and faculty are welcome to attend Mr. Henderson's presentation.


From Felon to Entrepreneur: One White Collar Criminal's Road to Redemption

Hank Shea Event Flyer Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom
Henry “ Hank” Shea returns to the SCSU campus with another riveting story of real life businessman turned felon, Mark Faris.

Mark Faris, former Vice President at Interlink, shares his story of how an innocent shipping mistake became a full-fledge fraud scheme leading to over $1 million in costs to Cisco, the arrest of several Interlink employees, his nine month stint at a Duluth prison camp and the launch of his new MPV Ethics training and consulting firm.
To learn more, view the Hank Shea Event Flyer.


Career Day 2011

Career Day 2011 Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom
This is a great opportunity for students to network with employers. Don't forget to dress professionally and bring lots of copies of your resume! For a current list of the employers who will be at the event, go to http://sites.google.com/site/scsucobec/.

To learn more, view the Career Day event flyer.


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