April 19: On March 31, 2017 seven UNCW students traveled to Dallas, TX to present their Honor’s research projects at the Economic Scholars Program at the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank. The conference is a nationally competitive conference focused on undergraduate research. UNCW is honored to have so many student papers accepted to the conference given that approximately half of the papers submitted are accepted.
For the students, presenting their research at the Dallas Fed was the culmination of hard work over the course of the year. The students met every Friday morning at 8:00 AM in an Honor’s research group to learn how to conduct a research study and discuss their progress with Dr. Jones, Dr. Soques, and Dr. Watson. Congratulations to Maria Begue, Nicholas Buldoc, Tabitha Knott, McKenzie Leflore, Jason Miller, Laton Russell, and Trey Tillotson!
March 28: Today marks the first day of the 35th annual Business Week at Cameron School of Business. Today's plenary session features Judy Girard, former president of HGTV & Food Network, followed by Doug Lebda, Chairman and CEO of Life Strategies Network tomorrow. For the full schedule of presenters and events, visit the Business Week website. Also check out the new We Are UNCW feature on Dr. Drew Rosen, Chair of Business Week.
March 20: APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management, and UNCW's Cameron School of Business interviewed a random sample of 30,000 industry professionals around the globe to create a joint report providing year-to-year comparisons; trend analysis; and a 12-month outlook on hiring, layoffs, job function, job title, and salary compensation for the Operations Management profession.
ISOM Faculty Dr. Drew Rosen, Dr. Judith Gebauer and Dr. Tom Janicki all contributed to the report, which found the job market for operations management professionals has been steadily improving since the first salary and employment report was released in 2009. Forty-one percent of survey respondents anticipate hiring within the next 12 months, up from 38 percent of survey respondents in the 2014 project. This growth in anticipated hiring pairs with a 3 percent decline in anticipated layoffs, resulting in a significant 31 percent projected net gain for operations management industry employment in 2017.
March 16: In its fourteenth year, WITX (Wilmington Information Technology eXchange) showcases the outstanding information technology community in the local area. Bringing together students, faculty, staff, and IT professionals, WITX will showcase the latest in technology undertakings as experts share their experience, ideas, and involvement. We feature these trends through keynotes, Learning eXchanges, Ignite! presentations, and open networking time for all participants.
This year's exchange includes the keynote on Identity Protection and Privacy, topics such as the Internet of Things (IoT), and exhibits from community members like UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and TekMountain. There will be tours of the FaceAging Lab and Digital Arts Lab, as well as presentations from faculty and students on current research topics within various tech fields.
WITX is made possible by the UNCW Cameron School of Business, Information Systems and Operations Management Department and the Computer Science Department as well as by generous support from Castle Branch/TekMountain.
March 1: UNCW’s Cyber Defense Team recently competed in the regional qualifiers for the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (SECCDC). This competition places college teams in a scenario where they must maintain an organizational network while implementing security and defending against attacks. The virtual qualifier consisted of over 30 university and college teams competing for 8 regional spots. UNCW placed in the top 8 and will be moving on to the regional qualifier at Kennesaw State University April 5-6. The winner of the regional qualifier will compete in the national competition in San Antonio.
February 20: After an award-winning career in marketing with ISP Sports (now IMG) and Allegacy Federal Credit Union, Jenni Pleasant is developing membership initiatives at Forsyth Country Club as well as boosting its philanthropic efforts. Her work in the community has ranged from youth sports coach to working with nonprofits, including HOPE of W-S.
"I’m a 2000 grad of the Cameron School of Business and I was both humbled and honored as an inductee into the Class of 2017 Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under Forty for Winston-Salem, High Point and Greensboro. The ceremony was held at UNCG and so many of the honorees were UNCG grads. I was SO proud to represent the Dubs!" Congratulations, Jenni!