Category: Events

Thank You for a Successful Fall Picnic

The School of Business and Economics had their First Annual Fall Picnic on Friday.  Over 100 people found their way into the ROTC gym on campus, due to rain.  Students were able to socialize, eat, play games, and win prizes from local area sponsors.  WMTU brought music to the event and School of Business and Economics student, Jake Carlson MC’ed the event.  Thank you to the following groups who made this event a success:

  • WMTU
  • Taco Bell
  • Michigan Tech Bookstore
  • Wells Fargo
  • The Ambassador
  • Joey’s Seafood and Grill
  • Good Times Music
  • MUB Events Catering
  • Michigan Tech ROTC
  • University Marketing and Communications
  • School of Business and Economics Faculty and Staff
  • Dean’s Student Advisory Council

Check out photos from the event on the School of Business and Economics facebook page!


Student Dialog With a Michigan Business and Civic Leader

William Clay Ford
William Clay Ford

This Monday, take advantage of a unique opportunity to have a conversation with William Clay Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman of the Board and former CEO of Ford Motor Company. On Monday, October 19, at 10 am, a conversation entitled “Student Dialog With a Michigan Business and Civic Leader” will take place in room B45 of the EERC building. You will be able to ask questions directly to Mr. Ford. This conversation will take place through a video conference directly with Mr. Ford.

We look forward to seeing you there.

A brief bio from the Ford Motor Company web site is below:

“Mr. Ford has held a number of management positions within Ford, including Vice President — Commercial Truck Vehicle Center. From 1995 until October 30, 2001, Mr. Ford was Chair of the Finance Committee. Effective January 1, 1999, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors and effective October 30, 2001, he was elected Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Ford became Executive Chairman of the Company on September 1, 2006. Mr. Ford also is Vice Chairman of The Detroit Lions, Inc., Chairman of the Detroit Economic Club, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Henry Ford. He also is a Vice Chairman of Detroit Renaissance.”


First Annual School of Business and Economics Fall Picnic

Winning logo design by Kyle Ewing
Winning logo design by Kyle Ewing

Come to a picnic for business and economics students!

The School of Business and Economics Student Advisory Council, along with the Dean’s Office, invite our students, faculty, and staff to a fall picnic.

Join us on Friday, October 16, from 5-8pm for the First Annual School of Business and Economics Fall Picnic. The picnic will be on the lawn outside of the Academic Office Building or inside the ROTC gym if the weather is bad.

There will be free food, t-shirts, games, and PRIZES. This is a great opportunity to meet other students and get to know faculty and staff.

Hope to see you all there!

Stay up to date with prizes, and happenings by joining the Facebook Event!

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Congratulations to Kyle Ewing

Kyle Ewing, a senior majoring in Operations and Systems Management, designed the logo that will be displayed on the T-shirts for the fall picnic.  Kyle is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honor society and enjoys hockey and golf.  Thank you Kyle for submitting the winning design!


Plug into Your Business Network

On Thursday, August 27th, the School of Business & Economics hosted a welcome luncheon titled “Plug into Your Business Network” on the lawn in front of the Academic Office Building for students, faculty, and staff.  “It was a beautiful way to kick-off the new school year while spending the afternoon outside networking and getting to know the new students on campus, ” said Joanne Chalgren, the new Outreach Coordinator for the School.


Chalgren, as new as some of the students, was happy to have the opportunity to mingle and become familiar with both students and faculty before class instruction begins this coming Monday.

Faculty and staff members moved amongst the crowd of students, tents, and picnic tables.  “The atmosphere was wonderful,” Dean Darrell Radson noted, “it’s great to start the new school year off with socializing and building relationships before getting into the books and lectures.”

This orientation week marks the start of four years for these students within the School of Business and Economics. Students have spent this week making new friends, becoming familiar with the campus, and taking care of last minute class registration. Everyone is excited to begin class next week and continue to plug into their business network.