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AETN interviews Dr. Alex Fayman, EFIRM Faculty

Dr. Alex Fayman was interviewed by Steve Barnes at AETN on May 9, 2014. He discussed the recent mergers in the Arkansas banking industry & its impact on consumers. To watch the interview, visit the following link: http://www.aetn.org/programs/arkansasweek/may_9,_2014.

Conway, UCA "buzzing" about .buzz

A new generation of internet domains is based right here in Arkansas.

Tuesday, .buzz launched, and UCA students are being credited with making it happen.
.buzz is a TLD or Top Level Domain, which is the letters to the far right of a domain name like .com or .org.
What looked like a typical college party on the lawn of the University of Central Arkansas' College of Business Tuesday was actually a launch party for .buzz.
".buzz, I like to explain it, the easiest way is it's the young hip, fun cousin of .com," explained Bill Doshier, president of the dotStrategy company in Conway. To read more, click this link: (http://www.katv.com/story/25256389/conway-uca-buzzing-about-buzz#.U06ffwRM0F4.facebook)

4/17/14 - Phi Beta Lambda hosting Hewlet Packard in meeting

Sam Harper, Hewlett Packard, a local and international recruiter. He will talk about job opportunities (part-time, full-time and internships). Just a note--last spring when he spoke in the COB, two students stayed afterwards to talk to him and later were both offered internships. Thursday, April 17, x-period in COB Auditorium.
ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME! Sponsored by Phi Beta Lambda.

4-8-14 - BIT Club Meeting

The Business & Information Technology (BIT) Club is having its last meeting of the school year on Tuesday, April 8th. 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. We will have a Mystery Guest Speaker deliver a few remarks and conduct Officer Elections for next year. In addition, we will discuss our upcoming field trip to the Dillard's Data Center and Headquarters in Little Rock on Tuesday, April 15th. Refreshments will be served (PIZZA!) and door prizes will be awarded. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

3-11-14 - Identity Theft Speaker - Cosponsored by BIT & PBL

The UCA Business & Information Technology (BIT) Club is having their third meeting of the semester on Tuesday, March 11th. 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. We are pleased to welcome Mr. Stephen Svetz from the Attorney General's Office as our featured speaker. Mr. Svetz will be speaking on Identity Theft and will offer valuable insights from his experience working for the state of Arkansas. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

2-18-14 BIT Club Meting

The Business & Information Technology (BIT) Club is having its second meeting on Tuesday, February 18th.  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. Steve Arnold, technical training instructor for Truck Centers of Arkansas, will be the featured speaker.  In his current position since 1996, his primary duties are to keep the technicians trained and up to date on the latest technology involving Freightliner and Western Star trucks.   In addition, he is retired from the Arkansas Air National Guard where he served as the State Command Chief for his last three years.  Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

BIT Club Meeting 1-28-14

The Business & Information Technology (BIT) Club is having its Spring Welcome Meeting and Kick-Off on Tuesday, January 28th.  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. Michael Hussman, Purchasing Manager for RockTenn, will be the featured speaker.  RockTenn is one of North America’s leading manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging, with over $9 billion in revenues and ranks #291 on the 2013 Fortune 500 list.  The company has 26,000 employees and operates locations in the US, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and China. Michael is a recent graduate of our College of Business 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.

11-21-13 ~ BIT Club Meeting

The Business & Information Technology (BIT) Club is having its final meeting of the fall on Thursday, November 21st.  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. Luke Coleman, Technical Architect at ABC Financial Services, will be the featured speaker.  Luke also co-founded a technology investment group called Southern Coding which supports startups through advice, training, and creating internally incubated products.   In 2012, he got involved in Startup Arkansas and became a champion for the state.  Refreshments will be served (PIZZA!) and door prizes will be awarded.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

Dr. Puleo speaks about Obamacare Implementation

Victor Puleo

Dr. Victor Puleo

Health care reform -- now almost universally called Obamacare -- kicks into high gear in October, when millions of consumers begin shopping for health insurance on new state and federal exchanges.

But the law has been reshaping the health care landscape for several years now. What grade does Obamacare deserve to date?

"B-minus," says Victor Puleo, associate professor of insurance and risk management at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

Read more: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/insurance/obamacare-implementation-1.aspx#ixzz2h8yCaPpl

10/10/13 - BIT Club Meeting - Seth Bartolotta from Acxiom

The Business & Information Technology (BIT) Club is having its second meeting on Thursday, October 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.  Mr. Seth Bartolotta, Decision Support Analyst with Acxiom Corporation in Conway, will be the featured speaker.  Seth is a recent graduate of our College of Business 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.