13 Jun

TCU Master of Accounting program set to go to China this winter

first_imgTCU students match high number of alcohol violations Owen Rochehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/owen-roche/ Facebook What we’re reading: Fla. officials back Trump, news organizations refuse to release whistleblower’s name Twitter Owen Roche Owen Rochehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/owen-roche/ Previous articleThe Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019Next articleNoticiero TCU 4 de Diciembre 2019 Owen Roche RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU Rhino Initiative Club gives voice to dwindling species World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printStudents in TCU’s Neeley School of Business are about to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to China to immerse themselves in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.Twenty-one students in the Master of Accounting (MAc) program are participating in a study abroad trip to China from Dec. 29 to Jan. 11. Dr. Mary Stanford and Dr. In Mu Haw will be the staff members accompanying the students on the trip.TCU accounting department chair Mary Stanford will be facilitating the MAC program’s first-ever study abroad trip to China. Photo courtesy of Neeley School of BusinessStanford said there have been MAc trips to Europe for over a decade, but this is the first year that the program is going to China. Another MAC trip will return to Europe this school year as well.“We surveyed the incoming students and many wanted to explore China,” said Stanford. “Some have already traveled to Europe. Others were motivated by finding out more about a powerful trading partner and economic competitor.”The group will first go to Shanghai, where they will be touring the city and viewing local attractions, such as Shanghai Tower and the Shanghai French Concession. Students will then travel to Xi’an to see the Xi’an City Wall and Terracotta Army. Finally, students will wrap up the trip in Beijing, visiting Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and tour the Great Wall.  Students will also be doing four company visits throughout the trip, Stanford said. These stops include NBA Shanghai, General Motors, Walmart and Dell. Students will be participating in cultural awareness activities during these visits to highlight differences in business practices in China compared to the U.S.“The MAc study abroad class is designed to increase students’ global acumen and appreciation for how culture affects beliefs, communication, decision making and ethics,” said Stanford. MAc students have learned about economic growth in China and are interested to see business in China for themselves, said Maddy Lewing, a student who is going on the trip.MAC students are excited to visit multiple businesses in China, including NBA Shanghai. Photo courtesy of AP Images“I hope to learn a lot about the culture and business environment in China,” said Lewing. “I’m also excited to see new things and experience a new culture. I have never traveled to Asia before, so I have a lot to learn.”Lewing also said she is excited to go on the trip because she will never have another opportunity like this to travel to China. Nick Magusiak is another student in the MAc program who is going on the trip. He said he is most looking forward to experiencing a new environment with his friends.“We’ve learned a lot about China throughout our business classes in the past,” said Magusiak. “I can’t wait to see certain aspects of their businesses in person.”After the trip, the students will take an eight-week course based on what they learned while abroad. The trip and the class will earn each student three credit hours towards their master’s degree. Owen Rochehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/owen-roche/ Linkedin What we’re reading: Trump fed up with media, Guyger sentenced to 10 years for murder ReddIt + posts Twitter Linkedin Owen Rochehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/owen-roche/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddItlast_img read more

26 Jan

ND Votes to celebrate Voter Registration Day with festival event

first_imgND Votes will be celebrating Notre Dame’s National Voter Registration Day with a festival event Monday evening at the Geddes Hall Coffee House and patio. The celebration is open to anyone, and it is the culmination of a week-long voter registration drive the ND Votes task force organized.“[The event will be] American-themed, with apple pie, lemonade, music and a celebration of something that is as American as you can do, which is voting,” junior Sheila Gregory, director of community outreach in the ND Votes task force, said.The event will include opportunities to register to vote, request absentee ballots and sign up for election reminders. Students and faculty will also present information on how Notre Dame voted in the 2016 election, which is first time the results will be publicly announced. “It will be really interesting to not only have a fun celebration of voting, but also give students more information about the trends — especially for first-years who are brand-new to the political process — about how their school voted,” Gregory said. The ND Votes task force is also responsible for the week-long voter registration drive, which began Sept. 18. To celebrate, the task force set up tables outside the dining halls and in the student centers, Gregory said, and created a competition between dorms to see which ones could get the most voters registered and the most absentee ballots. The prize for the winning dorm is $500 and a free breakfast on Nov. 6, the day of the midterm elections.“[We are] doing this voter registration competition … to make it more fun,” Gregory said. “It’s hard to jazz-up getting everyone absentee ballots. We are hoping that through offering some prize money and food, we can incentivize people to get their absentee ballots, which is super easy.” The ND Votes task force is a non-partisan group whose mission is voter registration, education and mobilization, according to the ND Votes website. It is made up of interested students who either apply through their dorm or a club in which they are involved. Clubs like the College Democrats and College Republicans, Right to Life, the Student Coalition for Immigration Advocacy (SCIA), Diversity Council and more are all involved in the ND Votes task force, which was revived in 2016 for the presidential election after a period of inactivity. “[ND Votes] was supposed to be a three-semester effort,” Gregory said. “It started in the spring semester of 2016. After the presidential election, everyone on every side was extremely interested in politics. We were like, ‘We can’t just let this energy go to waste,’ so we continued to have the task force.”Junior Steven Higgins, another member of the ND Votes task force, said that energy contributed to a growing engagement in ND Votes.“In the last four or five years, we have seen this growth of ND Votes that has been pretty tremendous,” Higgins said. “I remember my freshman year there were not that many of us. There were four or five of us meeting in this little room in the bottom of Geddes, and now we are in the Geddes coffee house and we have to have overflow tables because there is not enough seating.”ND Votes has begun to expand past Notre Dame’s campus, Higgins said. The task force partnered with the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan group located in South Bend. These two groups are jointly putting on an event Sept. 25 that will focus on registering South Bend locals to vote. “Seeing the level of engagement with voting and the process of getting people registered to vote has been incredibly encouraging,” Higgins said. “And that is what the event in Geddes today is about — a celebration of voting [and] civic engagement. We are just going to be having a ton of food and some entertainment to just get people excited about [voting]. We’re hoping that as many people as possible come out.”Tags: 2018 midterm elections, National Voter Registration Day Festival, ND Votes, votinglast_img read more

20 Sep

Gunners handed Sanchez boost

first_img Sanchez suffered a bang to his knee during the first half at the Emirates Stadium and Arsene Wenger was ready to substitute him at half-time but the Chilean insisted he could continue. The 26-year-old was returning from a two-week lay-off with a hamstring problem but his latest setback is more of an impact injury and considered to be only a minor knock. Sanchez could even play in this weekend’s FA Cup fixture, although Wenger may choose to rest his leading scorer with a busy schedule to come. Ramsey’s diagnosis is more severe. The midfielder is undergoing tests from Arsenal’s medical team but will not return before the Champions League last-16 first leg tie against Monaco on February 25. The club are reluctant to place a timescale on Ramsey’s recovery, particularly given the concerning regularity of the Welshman’s fitness problems this season. He missed three weeks after injuring his hamstring against Tottenham in September and was out for almost six weeks following a recurrence in December. “Yes, it is his third hamstring injury this season,” Wenger said after the game against Leicester. The news on Aaron Ramsey’s latest hamstring strain is, however, less positive with the Gunners midfielder certain to be out for a fortnight at the very least. Sanchez and Ramsey both had to be taken off in the second half of Arsenal’s 2-1 win against Leicester on Tuesday. “Last year it was a thigh injury but this year it’s a recurrence of hamstrings. “You cannot say it’s not a worry because after a while the player doesn’t play with the freedom in the mind. “He’s not overplayed. Before I just played him in every game but since he’s had these problems, I’m a bit more cautious with him.” Press Association Alexis Sanchez’s knee injury is not considered serious and the Arsenal striker is expected to be available for Sunday’s FA Cup tie against Middlesbrough.last_img read more

20 Sep

Big Lobster Croquet Tournament set for Sept. 9-13

first_imgELLSWORTH — Woodlawn Museum will hold its Big Lobster Invitational Croquet Tournament from Wednesday, Sept. 9, through Sunday, Sept. 13.The tournament, sponsored by the Woodlawn Croquet Program, includes five days of spirited croquet play on the coast of Maine. Spectators are welcome.The tournament, also known as “the Big Lobster,” includes a unique blend of six- and nine-wicket competition in various Downeast Maine settings that offer views of Acadia National Park and Maine lobster.The “Big Lobster” is a favorite of many players and attracts some top-notch croquet players from the United States and Canada.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“It is a very unique tournament in that it uses both nine-wicket doubles and six-wicket singles play,” said Woodlawn Croquet participant and tournament manager Perry Mattson. “The nine-wicket doubles uses a variation of the Claremont Hotel Classic Tournament rules and is similar to the backyard version of nine wicket croquet played for years by many families. The six-wicket singles uses the American rules.”The event opens with a reception and barbecue for the players on Tuesday evening, Sept. 8. The first two days of the tournament are the nine-wicket rounds and will be played in Southwest Harbor.The six-wicket rounds will be at Woodlawn starting on Friday morning, Sept. 11. The six wicket championship games will be held Sunday, Sept. 13, ending around 2 p.m.This year, in addition to Maine players, participants also will come from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Florida, Missouri, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Canada and the Virgin Islands.All are competing for the bragging rights to be named a Big Lobster Champion.The Big Lobster Croquet tournament was first organized in the 1990s by Larry Stettner, a founding member of Woodlawn Croquet and a resident of Southwest Harbor.For information or questions, contact Stettner at 266-2733 or email [email protected] or tournament manager Perry Mattson at 667-9335 or [email protected]last_img read more