The UMSL Daily Blogs RoundUp

Have you checked out the UMSL Daily – UMSL’s very own blogs? The blogs feature lifestyle articles about student, faculty and staff, along with coverage of academic news and events. Here are a few recent articles to check out. Subscribe or find your favorite UMSL blog or topic at the UMSL Daily.

All business is global business: College of Business Administration realigns to better prepare students
“All students, especially business students need to understand and compete in the global economy. After consulting with the faculty, our advisory boards, the central administration and our students, this reorganization of the college will enable our students to think globally while they prepare for their careers,” said Charlie Hoffman, dean of the college. “This renewed global focus in the classroom and in the community will emphasize the skills and capabilities our students need to manage and lead global organizations.” More.

UMSL’s chief marketing officer earns rare Distinguished Toastmaster distinction
Toastmasters International recently bestowed the organization’s highest honor to Ron Gossen, UMSL’s chief marketing officer, senior associate vice chancellor for marketing and communications and the founding president of the Triton Toastmasters Club. Only about one in every 200 toastmasters has received the award in Toastmasters International’s history. More.

Businessman returns to school to earn MBA, mentor entrepreneurial scholars
“When I started in the 1980s, the entrepreneurial community wasn’t as strong as it is today,” he said. “The Small Business Administration was the only resource we had. Not like today, where there are so many resources and support. It was a different world. I was under capitalized. I didn’t know my market. You name it, I did it wrong.” More.

Young innovators compete in entrepreneurial program
Scott was among 30 high school students who participated in The Pitch, a summer entrepreneurial program organized by the University of Missouri–St. Louis College of Education. The program challenged teams of students to develop innovative business projects. They focused on solving real-world commercial and social problems, giving the students free range to test and refine their wildest ideas. More.

Future of UMSL Business: An Interview with Dean Hoffman

By Kathryn Todd
11150706_1000513103293917_4442681293408016002_nThe University of Missouri St. Louis’ College of Business Administration is excited to announce plans to build a new building. Private donations reached $21 million and the state matched $10 million of this amount from the Higher Education Capital Fund. Below is an interview with the Dean, Charles Hoffman, discussing this investment and the future of this college. Continue reading “Future of UMSL Business: An Interview with Dean Hoffman”

UMSL Business Alumni and Students Volunteer at EarthDance Farms in Ferguson

Work as a pair becuase plan two rows in each bedBy Lingru Kong and Fredrick Eccher
This past weekend, UMSL Business had the wonderful opportunity to spend the day volunteering at the wonderful EarthDance Farms in Ferguson. The farm has been operating for several generations and will soon be certified as an organic farm. EarthDance is Community Supported Agriculture, Continue reading “UMSL Business Alumni and Students Volunteer at EarthDance Farms in Ferguson”

UMSL Marketing Club Rocks AMA Collegiate Conference

UMSL Marketing Club ama conference

By Kathryn Todd
UMSL Marketing Club  ama conferenceOver spring break, students from the UMSL Marketing Club traveled to New Orleans to attend the American Marketing Association Collegiate Conference. The AMA is one of the worlds largest marketing associations with over 30,000 members and over 350 affiliated college chapters. This organization works to provide networking opportunities, education, and training to its members. Students became involved with the AMA when they competed in its Collegiate Case Competition. 14 students worked together to create a marketing campaign for Glaceau Vitamin Water and competed with colleges from across the nation. Continue reading “UMSL Marketing Club Rocks AMA Collegiate Conference”

Global Game Jam 2015 Recap

by Alexius Gandy, Senior BSBAGlobal Game Jam 2015
We have all been there: caught between a rock and a hard place.  When life presents us with challenges, how we face them often determines whether we go to the next level or not.  Sound familiar?  Which is what the sixth annual Global Game Jam (GGJ) captured in its’ theme this year: “What do we do now?”  The Global Game Jam is not a competition, its participants can range in age and technical skills and enthusiasm.  Continue reading “Global Game Jam 2015 Recap”

Announcing the UMSL Social and Digital Media Lab

social media lab

UMSL Digital is excited to announce the addition of the UMSL social and digital media lab. UMSL’s social and digital media lab is a virtual agency run by graduate and undergraduate students specializing in digital and social media marketing and communications
Our agency is seeking clients for the upcoming winter/spring 2015 semester.  All St. Louis based non-profits and startups are welcome to apply. Continue reading “Announcing the UMSL Social and Digital Media Lab”