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Planning for Fall: 2 Important Events for Accounting Students

If you plan to attend either of these events, please let us know at https://forms.gle/ZYwrhNenRXKAiJYJ6 

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Risk Manager on Campus Program Welcomes Mr. Lance Ewing

On March 14, the UCA Center for Insurance and Risk Management welcomed Risk Manager on Campus, Mr. Lance Ewing, by giving him a very busy schedule. Mr. Ewing is here to share his experience from years in the industry with industry professionals and UCA students about existing risks, emerging risks, safety and motor carrier policies, employee benefits, and corporate risk management. Before he leaves on Tuesday, he will have spoken to five classes, one student organization, at a luncheon and to a dinner party.
Mr. Ewing has extensive experience in the field of risk management and insurance. He currently serves as the VP of Enterprise Risk Management and Operations for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Previously Lance was EVP of Global Risk Management for Cotton Holdings and, prior to that, VP and Industry Practice Group Leader at AIG.

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BASCOM Guest Speaker – March 15

The Bears for the Advancement of Supply Chain and Operations Management (BASCOM) club is hosting Blake Ezell, Director of Supply Chain Consulting & Analytics, during X-period on Tuesday (3/15) next week.  We will be in COB 302.

Mr. Ezell is a UCA alumnus.  He currently works at IntelliTrans and is going to talk about the company and, more specifically, the kinds of job roles, including internships, they have and the kinds of skill sets that a candidate should have in order to be successful.

Emerging Risks in a New World – Register by March 12

2022 Risk Manager in Residence Program
University of Central Arkansas
March 14, 2022
Subject: Emerging Risks in a New World
Preparing for new and emerging risks can be a full time job for any professional. Technology, nature, terrorism, pandemic, human and economic developments are rapidly changing the risk environment in which businesses operate. This exciting and entertaining presentation will identify those emerging risks that could have a significant impact on your business, organization, or your career. Being aware of these trends will prepare you for knowing what “could” happen rather than “what” did happen.
Cynthia Burleson, Dr. Yiling Deng, and Dr. Stephen Yao, faculty in the Center for Insurance & Risk Management Studies at the University of Central Arkansas invite you to participate in UCA’s 14th annual Risk Manager on Campus luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2022, at UCA’s Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. The luncheon speaker will be Mr. Lance Ewing, VP Enterprise Risk Management & Operations, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. See more information about our speaker below!
There is no charge to attend this luncheon, however, we must know how many will be attending. Please register by March 12, 2022.
SEATING IS LIMITED – REGISTER SOON!!
Please click the following link to RSVP:

2022 Risk Manager on Campus Program
University of Central Arkansas
March 14, 2022
Lance Ewing
VP Enterprise Risk Management & Operations
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

A little more about our speaker!!
Mr. Ewing has extensive experience in the field of risk management and insurance. He currently serves as the VP of Enterprise Risk Management and Operations for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Previously Lance was EVP of Global Risk Management for Cotton Holdings and, prior to that, VP and Industry Practice Group Leader at AIG.
Before this Lance served in senior risk management capacities for Ceasars Entertainment, GES Exposition Services/VIAD and for the City of Philadelphia School District. He also worked for insurance companies including Lumbermen’s Underwriting Alliance, Pennsylvania Hospital Insurance Company (PHICO) and New York Lumberman’s Insurance Trust in risk management and risk control capacities. He was also President of three Captive Insurance Companies.
In 2003-2004 Lance was National President for the Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) and was also the Chief Risk Officer. He teaches risk management as a faculty member for the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. He serves on the University of Mississippi Business School (Risk Management) Advisory Board, where an endowment was created “Ewing Endowment for Business Excellence in Risk Management and Insurance”.
You don’t want to miss this event!!

For More Information:
Contact Cynthia Burleson: (501) 852-2360 | cburleson3@uca.edu

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp – Apply by March 21

The Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp applications close on March 21, 2022.
We want UCA students to fill our camp and represent this amazing university!
The Boot Camp will be held at UCA from May 15 – 20, 2022.

The Boot Camp creates entrepreneurial and interactive learning opportunities for students and guides them through the entrepreneurial processes of starting and funding a health sciences venture with their peers.

  • Five-day training program
  • Learn how to start and fund an entrepreneurial venture
  • Meet with influential faculty, entrepreneurs, and mentor exposed to entity filing, patents, and legal issues in entrepreneurship

The camp is all-expenses-paid for accepted students and is funded through UAMS, BioVentures, Arkansas INBRE, and the Conductor.

Eligible students must be a junior, senior, or in a post-graduate program. Travel reimbursement scholarships will be available to campers who are traveling at a reasonable distance and need assistance.

More information and application can be found here: https://www.arconductor.org/bootcamp

See the 2021 video here: https://youtu.be/JLOYmEcQ2EI

GIS Meeting – March 15

“There cannot be a crisis. My schedule is full!”

March 15 | X-period (1:40) | COB 118

Lance Ewing – VP Enterprise Risk Management & Operations, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Beta Alpha Psi Hosts Escape Room to Engage Students in Career Readiness

Two days in late January, Beta Alpha Psi hosted the COB Escape Room for which the RSO created intricate puzzles students had to solve to “escape” the (unlocked) room. Over 115 people participated in the escape experience with 99 undergrads and 16 graduate students, alumni, and faculty. Most participated in person, but a few were able to take part virtually.

During the experience, participants found clues around the room and used them to solve puzzles all in an effort to build a proper resume. The engaging exercise directed teams of two to discover common mistakes and recommended practices for creating a great resume.

“It felt like the full escape room experience,” said Junior Business Administration major Noah Willis. It showed me how to get my resume in order, what to put, what not to put. I think this has taught me how to create a better resume.”

Escaping required problem-solving, teamwork, and critical thinking. Even the most experienced resume writers learned a thing or two.

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