BIT Club Meeting – 4-14-15 – Last one for Spring 2015!

The Business & Information Technology (BIT) Club is having its last meeting of the school year on Tuesday, April 14th. The event, which will be held in the College of Business Auditorium (Rooms 107/208) during X-period (1:40 – 2:30 p.m.), is open to all majors on campus. Mr. Justin Duellman, Senior process engineer at Kimberly-Clark in Maumelle, will be our featured speaker. Mr. Duellman is an expert in Lean Manufacturing, and the KC plant in Maumelle is a model for Lean in the company’s worldwide operations. We will conduct Officer Elections for next year as well as discuss our upcoming field trip to the Acxiom Data Center in Conway on Tuesday, April 21st. Refreshments will be served (PIZZA!) and door prizes will be awarded. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

Davis Lecture – April 7, 2015

Reynie Rutledge

Reynie Rutledge

Davis Lecture – Guest Speaker – Reynie Rutledge

When: April 7, 2015, 1:40-2:30 pm
Where: COB Auditorium (COB 107)

Reynie Rutledge is the Chairman of First Security Bancorp, a financial services holding company headquartered in Searcy, Arkansas. With over 39 years of experience in banking Reynie has been involved with all aspects of finance and management while leading First Security Bancorp to become the 5th largest bank holding company based in Arkansas with over $4.7 billion in assets and 74 locations throughout the state. First Security Bancorp consists of First Security Bank, First Security Crews & Associates investment banking firm, and First Security Public Finance.

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Accounting students win top honors at regional conference

Thirteen students recently attended the 2015 Beta Alpha Psi Southwest Regional Conference in Dallas, Texas. The regional conference includes a Best Practices competition in three areas. The students won first place in the Best Practices in Effective Operations and third place in the Best Practices in Financial Literacy categories. Click the link below to read more!

http://uca.edu/news/accounting-students-win-top-honors/

BIT Club & PBL Joint Meeting – Diversity

The Business & Information Technology (BIT) Club is having its third meeting on Tuesday, March 10th.  The event, which will be held in the College of Business Auditorium (Rooms 107/208) during X-period (1:40 – 2:30 p.m.), is open to all majors on campus.  Phi Beta Lambda is co-hosting the event.  Ms. Charlotte Strickland, UCA Professional Development & Training Coordinator, will be the featured speaker.  Charlotte is a UCA alumna (BBA ’81) and honored to contribute to the work on UCA’s campus.  The Professional Development & Training Coordinator position was created in 2004 to coordinate campus-wide training for all campus populations.  She will be speaking on the topic of Diversity.  Door prizes will be awarded.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

BIT Club Meeting – 2/17/15 – COB 107

The Business & Information Technology (BIT) Club is having its second meeting on Tuesday, February 17th. The event, which will be held in the College of Business Auditorium (Rooms 107/208) during X-period (1:40 – 2:30 p.m.), is open to all majors on campus. Mr. Andrew Johncox, Attorney at Law, will be the featured speaker. Andrew is 2011 graduate of the UCA College of Business and is a former BIT Club Officer. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

BIT Club Meeting 1/27/15

The Business & Information Technology (BIT) Club is having its Spring Welcome Meeting and Kick-Off on Tuesday, January 27th. The event, which will be held in the College of Business Auditorium during X-period (1:40 – 2:30 p.m.), is open to all majors on campus. Nathan Riley, IT Developer/Engineer at HP, will be the featured speaker. Currently, Nathan works as a QA/MTP Technical Lead for HP’s Payroll Transformation Program. He has experience in marketing as a Data Processing Manager which led a cutting-edge marketing scheme that generated National award-winning recognition. He’s had the opportunity to work as a Business Analyst in relation to business performance and the provision of competitive commercial solutions as well as Business Development opportunities. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from UCA where he studied MIS with a concentration in Business Analysis, and certifications including Project Management and Agile Development. Nathan is a former BIT Club Officer and we are delighted to welcome him back to campus. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

BIT Club Meeting – 11-20-14

What do you get when you cross a computer programmer with a radiation consultant and an entrepreneur?  You get our newest MIS faculty member, Dr. Mike Ellis!  Dr. Ellis joins us after a diverse business career, degrees in Finance and MIS, and the recent completion of the Ph.D. program at the University of Kansas.  Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ellis at the last meeting of the Business & Information Technology (BIT) Club on Thursday, November 20th, where he will be the featured speaker.  The event, which will be held in the College of Business Auditorium (Rooms 107/208) during X-period (1:40 – 2:30 p.m.), is open to all majors on campus.  Refreshments will be served (PIZZA!) and door prizes will be awarded.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

ACRE Guest Speakers – November 13, 2014 – 6:30 pm

ACRE-logo-300x295ACRE invites you to:

Economic Development and Economic Freedom:
Relevance for Arkansas and the United States
What effect do government rules, regulations, and taxes have on the economy?

FREE

November 13, 2014
UCA College of Business Auditorium
6:30 pm

 

Join us in the UCA College of Business auditorium lobby 15 minutes early for socializing and light refreshments.

Internationally known economists Robert Lawson and Dean Stansel, co-authors of the authoritative and industry-leading Economic Freedom of the World, Economic Freedom of North America, and Metro Economic Freedom indices, will participate in a panel discussion on economic freedom and economic development. Learn how government policies affect economic development at the national, state, and local levels.

Robert Lawson is the Jerome M. Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom in the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

Dean Stansel is an Associate Professor of Economics at Florida Gulf Coast University. He has testified before Congress and several state legislatures and is a regular guest on radio and television.

The Arkansas Center for Research in Economics (ACRE) is a research and education center housed in the University of Central Arkansas’ College of Business. ACRE’s primary purpose is to demonstrate that increasing personal and economic freedom within the state will lead to tangible improvements in Arkansans’ daily, personal lives. To learn more, visit www.uca.edu/ACRE.”

HR Club Kick-Off Meeting 10-7-14

BRAND NEW STUDENT ORGANIZATION – BE A CHARTER MEMBER!!

Human Resources – Train, Recruit, Interview, Evaluate, and Hire

When: October 7, 2014, x-period
Where: COB 315
Who: ALL MAJORS WELCOME!! Grad and Undergrad!

BIT Club Meeting 10-9-14

The Business & Information Technology (BIT) Club is having its second meeting on Thursday, October 9th.  The event, which will be held in the College of Business Auditorium (Rooms 107/208) during X-period (1:40 – 2:30 p.m.), is open to all majors on campus.  Mr. Tyler Gilliom, a recent UCA graduate who majored in MIS with an emphasis in Business Analysis, will be the featured speaker.  He is a Project Support Analyst for a Health Information System company (Cognosante) based out of McLean, Virginia and is currently working on a Medicaid MIS project in Little Rock.  Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.