Day: April 24, 2012

iOme Money Smart Week Video Contest ’12

Last semester, some of Dr. Emanuel Oliveira’s students of EC3003 Macroeconomic Theory and EC4400 Banking & Financial Institutions courses participated in the 2011 iOme national competition (previous story), which tasked students with an essay and video about ways to foster personal savings in the US.

One team won Honorable Mention (and $2500) last February for the essay+video challenge—congrats again to Katie O’Connell, (economics), Adam Stigers (economics), Tianlu Shen (environmental engineering), Teddy Broe (economics), and Walker Derby (finance)—and now it is time for the video competition which is a spillover of the main competition.

All four Michigan Tech teams that participated in the 2011 iOme Challenge were selected to be in the top 10 iOme Money Smart Week Video Contest ’12, but only one can win. Please check them out and cast your vote!

Vote now for the iOme Money Smart Week Video Contest

Voting ends on Monday, April 30th!

Farewell to Dean Radson

A big thank you to Dean Darrell Radson for his last four years at Michigan Tech.

The School of Business and Economics bids farewell to Dean Darrell Radson following his resignation to accept the position of dean of the Foster College of Business Administration at Bradley University, effective May 1.

Dr. Darrell Radson has been the dean in the School of Business and Economics since 2008.

“I would like to express my sincere appreciation for Darrell’s service to the School of Business and Economics and the University,” said Provost Max Seel. “Under his leadership,we have changed curricula, developed new programs including an online MBA program, hired very talented faculty and staff, renewed the School’s accreditation and established new endowed professorships. The School is on the path to increased recognition and greatness.”

At a School reception, Radson thanked the high-caliber students he worked with and acknowledged the great administration, faculty, and staff who he will miss.

“My family and I are grateful for the opportunity to work with you in these last four years,” said Dr. Darrell Radson. “The School of Business and Economics is well on the road to future successes, and I’m proud to have taken part in its growth. A goal of our life’s journey is to always have a positive impact.”