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COB Dean Hargis Receives 2022 Outstanding Dean Award From International Honor Organization

The Dean of the UCA College of Business, Dr. Michael Hargis, has been selected to receive the 2022 Outstanding Dean Award by Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), an international honor organization for financial information students and professionals.

Dr. Hargis was nominated by UCA’s Theta Lambda Chapter and will be presented with the award at the Annual Beta Alpha Psi meeting in Orlando in late July. In the nomination, UCA’s chapter called Dr. Hargis a “fierce advocate” for the College of Business and cited his “amazing impact” on the BAP Theta Lambda chapter. The nomination detailed his support of the chapter’s expansion as well as BAP members’ development and achievements.

In its letter notifying him of this award, the BAP National Office told Dr. Hargis, “while this year’s nominees were very competitive, you stood out based on your consistent and longstanding commitment to Beta Alpha Psi. Your selection was based on your hands-on engagement, and your significant financial and operational support to the chapter that positioned them to achieve their goals and objectives. Overall, the committee was quite impressed with your achievements considering the long history of outstanding performance of the Theta Lambda chapter.”

Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization founded in 1919 for financial information students and professionals. There are over 300 AACSB- and/or EQUIS-accredited chapters on university campuses with over 300,000 members. Beta Alpha Psi recognizes scholastic excellence, offers professional development, and encourages ethical, social, and public responsibility.

The BAP Theta Lambda chapter of University of Central Arkansas focuses on honoring scholarship, professional development, and service to the community. Members have the opportunity to meet and get to know professionals from all areas of accounting, and they learn skills needed to be successful in careers in accounting, finance, information systems, and analytics.

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.

Accounting Club • Becker CPA Review • March 15

Tue Mar 15 • 1:40p–2:30p • COB 206 or Zoom

Learn about the CPA exam structure and how to prepare.

Zoom: https://uca-edu.zoom.us/s/85882681671 (Meeting ID: 858 8268 1671; Passcode: 571342)

You can still Join Beta Alpha Psi and Accounting Club!

  • Joining Accounting Club: Login to https://uca.campuslabs.com/engage/, find Accounting Club, and join! It’s free!
  • Joining Beta Alpha Psi: Visit www.ucabetaalphapsi.org, click Joining BAP, and complete the application. Candidates who are initiated pay a one-time $75 membership fee. There might be finding still available for candidates in underrepresented groups to waive membership fees. Contact Dr. McKnight (cmcknight@uca.edu) for more information.

Internships Available – Check them out now!

Have you joined Handshake? Handshake will send you positions tailored to your qualifications and interests. No need to search through endless lists! Here are just a few of the opportunities waiting on you right now!

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Software Engineering Intern – Summer 2022

Box • Redwood City, CA


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Software Engineer Intern (R2022-2366)

Rocket Software • Atlanta, GA and 8 more


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Software Developer/ Software Engineer/ IT Engineer/ IT Analyst

MSR Cosmos • Dallas, TX and 2 more


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Entry Level – Data Analyst

Tata Consultancy Services • Dallas, TX and 4 more


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Product Analyst Intern – Summer 2022

Box • Redwood City, CA


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SQL DEVELOPER – ENTRY LEVEL

CCS Global Tech • Dallas, TX


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Site Reliability Engineer Winter 2022 Internship, Bachelors (Meraki)

Cisco • San Francisco, CA


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Sales Representative – Austin, TX [2022 Grads]

Arrive Logistics • Austin, TX


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Financial Reports Accountant I or II – Financial Management Division – ENTRY LEVEL!

Texas Department of Transportation • Austin, TX


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Marketing & Account Growth Manager

Leverege • Washington, DC

Student Fulbright grant opportunities Meeting – March 10

Outstanding students interested in going abroad after graduation to do research, to begin a graduate program, or to teach English are encouraged to attend an informational meeting about Student Fulbright grant opportunities on Thursday, March 10, at X period in the Farris Presentation Room. To be eligible, you must be an American citizen. The application season for anyone wishing to go abroad in the 2023-24 academic year opens in late March.  Completed applications will be due in September 2022. The application process can be somewhat involved, which is why interested students must get an early start.  

Juniors and seniors thinking of applying should be sure to visit the Student Fulbright website (URL below) and to attend this informational meeting. At that time, the types of awards available and the various steps required to apply will be reviewed. Freshmen and sophomores who may wish to apply at a later date are also welcome to attend, to help them begin thinking about their plans.

These are prestigious awards, and the competition for them is tough. But UCA students CAN WIN! Just ask Casey Gambill, Morgan Poole Evatt, Kathy Hill, Brittany Edwardes, Madison Sewell, Danny Baxter, Alex Battaglia, Sophia Ordaz, or Chloe Moorehead–all UCA alums, and all Student Fulbright winners!

https://us.fulbrightonline.org/

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

Health Services Administration Intern

 Arkanalabs is the biggest kidney pathology laboratory in the country processing more than 21,000 specimens per year. They are recruiting histotechnologists for their laboratory.  As there are no Histotechnology schools in Arkansas, they decided to train their own histotechnologists, who after successful completion of the training can work in the lab.  This is a paid training for a period of one year and salaries during and after the training are very competitive.

Arkana Laboratories is an esoteric pathology practice seeking individuals as paid interns who are interested in caring for patients behind the scenes.  The ideal candidate should be ready to train in a pathology laboratory performing light microscopy, immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry and multiple other tests to make a diagnosis required to treat patients.

Interested candidates can apply here- https://arkanalabs.balancetrak.com/202202001