David Dobrzykowski almost became a career professional bowler. The calling was so strong, he took a break from college so that he could compete on the national tour. But life on the road wasn’t for him, and he returned to Toledo, Ohio, where he pursued a marketing degree. Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: David Dobrzykowski
Sam M. Walton College of Business Executive Education will host a conversation and lecture exploring change management with TheatreSquared executive director Martin Miller on Nov. 21.
As executive director, Miller assisted TheatreSquared, Northwest Arkansas’s regional theater company, in building a $160,000 annual budget to more than $4 million, growing from two full-time employees to more than 30 and expanding its audience from 3,000 to 60,000 over the past decade. In August, the company moved into a new 50,000 square-foot home in downtown Fayetteville, adjacent to the Walton Arts Center.
Walton College Executive Education instructor Chris Case and Miller will discuss Miller’s experiences working with a team of artists and community members to expand the organization. Case will deconstruct how to use proactive and creative practices to create positive change management within any organization.
The program will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Walker Rehearsal Room at TheatreSquared, located at 477 W. Spring Street in Fayetteville. Pre-registration is required. Registration costs $75 and includes appetizers, beverages and parking. Register now.
Sometimes a new venture needs a jump start, especially in developing countries. Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Abby Davidson
Carolyn Eiler, director of special events and projects, Office of External Relations, has been named employee of the first quarter of 2019 by the Sam M. Walton College of Business.
Anyone in the college may nominate colleagues for the award, which is given to employees who show superior customer service that enhances the image of the college above and beyond the scope of that employee’s job description.
Along with Eiler, Meredith Adkins, director, Corporate Relations and Outreach; Amanda Jacobson, academic counselor, Undergraduate Programs; Alisha Waddell, fiscal support analyst, Accounting Center; and Wren Wallace, assistant director of development, Office of External Relations, were also nominated for their contributions to Walton College.
The winner receives a certificate of appreciation and a cash prize. Winners are chosen by Walton College Dean Matt Waller, the associate deans, the assistant deans and the Walton College Staff Council.
The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas is now offering a Master of Science in Economic Analytics, a 10-month program. Classes will begin in fall 2020 and applications are being accepted. Continue reading U of A Now Offering Economic Analytics Master’s Degree
If it’s not apparent that Renee Clay enjoys her job, just look at her desk. It’s filled with knick-knacks, toys and conversation pieces. She laughs often. Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Renee Clay
Call him Dub.
Not Dr. Ashton. It was a request he made when he was department chair for the Department of Marketing and, later, senior associate dean at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. He has never wavered on this preference, and it’s how his students address him. He’s Dub. Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Dub Ashton
The Blockchain Center of Excellence has opened registration for individuals or students to participate in the third University of Arkansas RZRblock Hackathon. Continue reading Register Now for 2019 Blockchain Hackathon on Nov. 8
John Dominick learned a lot from driving a combine harvester in his youth. Namely, that he didn’t want to do that for the rest of his life. Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: John Dominick
Four business leaders who have made significant contributions to the banking, construction, publishing and real estate industries will be honored Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Little Rock at the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Continue reading Four Honorees to Be Inducted Into Arkansas Business Hall of Fame in 2020