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A Message from the Editor

There is no "I" in teamwork.  However, there are individuals working together as a team toward a common goal.  As a Walsh student, you more than likely have experienced working with a team.  It could have been for a project, paper, presentation, or all of the above.  Once you graduate, you will likely continue working with teams in the corporate world.  There are some things that can be done to ensure successful and pleasant team experiences.

As you've probably noticed, space is a commodity during our renovation project.  Since last summer, much of the Troy campus staff has been split between campus and a nearby office location.  Scheduling meetings, figuring out our own weekly schedule, allocating drive time between facilities, and daily office coverage has been a learning process for all of us.  Keep reading for a few examples of how we're handling the situation, extending positive energy and building team camaraderie.

Sincerely,

Jessica Knapik, MSM '04
Database Analyst, Records & Registration 

 

Featured Stories

Implications of the Greece Financial Crisis

Troy Renovation Update

Troy Campus Access as of July 22, 2015
Department Relocation
Moving Forward July 2015 Update

Points of Pride

Implications of the Greece Financial Crisis  

News

Building Hours: Friday, July 31
Troy Road Construction
2015-16 Tuition Rates
Fall 2015 Graduation Application
Gleaners Food Drive
Degree/Certificate Posting Now on WebAdvisor
Student Government Elections
Direct Deposit
Academic Dates
Scholarships
Nominate Your Favorite Family Business

Events

LaunchPad Services presented by MBA Association
Student ID Photos
Fall Priority Registration
Student Life Leadership Workshop
Fall Welcome Week
Save the Date:  Career Fair
Save the Date:  Oktoberfest

Student Discounts

Follow the Student Life Facebook page for discount announcements.  For a complete list, contact Jessica Knapik.

Student/Alumni/Networking Organization Meetings

Accounting & Taxation Student Organization (ATSO)
American Marketing Association (AMA)
Information Technology Student Association
Inforum
International Student Organization (ISO)
Investment Club
MBA Association (WCMBA)
Student Council
Student Government
Student Veteran Organization (WCSVO)
Toastmasters
Veteran Room

 

Featured Stories

Implications of the Greece Financial Crisis

Written by John Moore, CPA, Ph.D.

The Greek debt default has made front page news for the past week.  I've been asked the question as to why is this event getting so much attention and why should people in Michigan necessarily care.  My answer to these questions comes in two parts.  First, it is potentially a very big deal in the short and intermediate term.  But I temper this by stating that it is less consequential in the long-term.

What are the short-term implications? After all, American trade with Greece is quite small in terms of both imports and exports. They are not major automotive consumers. Therefore, the direct impact of the Greek default is quite slight. However, there are some significant indirect consequences. Greece owes significant amounts of debt to its EU creditors and its ability to repay given its domestic fiscal policies is not good. The real dilemma for the creditors is that if they give the Greeks a sweetheart deal, other debt heavy European nations such as Italy, Spain and Portugal may be encouraged to demand the same.

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Troy Renovation

Troy Campus Access (as of July 22, 2015)

Portions of the Troy campus is closed during the renovation and accessing certain areas has changed. Visit the Troy Renovation web page for regular construction updates.

  • The temporary entrance for Student Services is in the hallway near Bookstore, which is just past the Blackstone LaunchPad offices.
  • The temporary access to the faculty offices and computer labs is the door just past Student Services. 
  • Skylight lounge and nearby hallway is CLOSED.
  • Restrooms near classrooms 114/115 and the boardroom are CLOSED.
  • Livernois (west) entrance door is CLOSED.
  • The hallway between classrooms 114 and 115 is CLOSED.
  • The Frankel Lobby/restrooms and classrooms 111-113 are CLOSED for the summer semester. 
    Note:  Business Office has been relocated to the Faculty Office service counter.  A greeter is in the Barry Center Lobby.  Evening administrators are available in the Barry Center lobby and cafeteria.  Troy campus restrooms will still be available on the first and second floor of the Barry Center.

    A temporary construction hallway was built between the Barry Center connector extending to the Finance lab.  This is to ensure your safety for entry to the Finance lab, rooms 101-110, bookstore, student services, and remainder of the accessible west side of the campus.


 

Department Relocation

Due to the renovation, Troy campus student services and other departments have been temporarily relocated. Phone numbers and mailing addresses for all personnel remain the same. Relocated departments include:  

Department New Location
Admissions & Advising Former space of Division of Online Learning
Business Office Faculty Office service counter
Career Services Former space of Division of Online Learning
Development* Offsite location
Division of Online Learning* Offsite location
Evening Administrator Desk Cafeteria
Financial Aid Former space of Division of Online Learning
Human Resources* Offsite location
IT Helpdesk Library
Leadership Center* Offsite location 
Marketing* Offsite location
President's Office* Offsite location
Professional Development* Offsite location 
Receptionist/Greeter Barry Center Lobby
Records & Registration Former space of Division of Online Learning
Testing Center Room 106

*Note: If you need to meet with a staff member from one of these departments, please call to set up an appointment at the Troy campus.  

 

Points of Pride

Communication skills emphasis

Walsh believes success in the business world comes not only from a person's technical ability, but the way one communicates and interacts with others.  Learn more about our Points of Pride.

 

News

Building Hours: July 31

The College will be closed Friday, July 31 for a team building event.

Visit the building hours web page for current campus hours.


Troy Road Construction

The City of Troy will be doing some road construction the next few weeks on Big Beaver.  For more details, please visit the Troy road construction web page.


2015-16 Tuition Rates

The 2015-16 tuition rates have been posted.  For more information please visit this web page.


Fall 2015 Graduation Application

If you are planning to finish your degree at the end of the fall semester, submit your graduation application on WebAdvisor by August 1.  Submitting the application by this date ensures that you will be able to use priority registration on August 10.

Questions?  Contact Records & Registration


Gleaners Food Drive

Now-July 31
Collection boxes:  Novi campus & Troy campus Academic Office, Barry Center, hallway near Bookstore
Money collection can:  Troy campus cafeteria

When school lets out for the summer, more than 300,000 southeast Michigan children lose access to school-provided meals. Together, we can help.  We can help feed hungry kids by making food and/or monetary donation to the Gleaners Community Food Bank’s 21st Annual Hunger Free Summer Food Fight for Kids.

Last year, Gleaners raised over 32,000 pounds of food and collected over $55,000!   Every dollar donated this summer will provide six meals for hungry kids thanks to the matching gifts from Citizens Bank and many other generous, corporate sponsors.  Online donations can be made, please make sure to select Walsh College from the "Team" dropdown list.


Degree/Certificate Posting Now on WebAdvisor

You can now access your degree and certificate information on WebAdvisor!  To access, to login to the Portal:
1. WebAdvisor for Students
2. My Academic Info & Profile
3. Degree/Certificate Information

Screen one lists degree(s) and certificate(s) awarded, date and cumulative GPA.  The second screen provides more comprehensive details about a specific program.  For example:   degree, date, majors, minors, honors, cumulative GPA, etc. 

Questions?  Contact Jessica Knapik


Student Government Elections

Nominations will be accepted online until Monday, August 3.  Vote today!


Direct Deposit

Are you tired of having to go to the bank and cash your refund checks? Consider using direct deposit instead. It is now available and easy to set up.

Questions? Contact the Business Office at 248-823-1620


Summer Dates

Withdrawal period:  July 10-August 20
Second deferred payment due/full tuition due for FA recipients:  August 6
Finals:  September 8-14
Grades posted:  September 17


Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available. Eligibility requirements range from: majors, minorities, GPAs, military status, and more. We encourage you to take a look on our scholarship web page for a complete list.

Tungsten Rings & Co. is offering a $1,000 scholarship award to the applicant with the most thought provoking and well-written application.  Eligibility requirements and application.  Application deadline:  October 15, 2015.

The American Red Cross is giving away $14,000 in scholarships.  To qualify for a scholarship drawing, students should be between the ages of 16 and 24 and hold a lifesaving blood drive between June 1 and August 31, 2015.  Eligibility requirements and application.


Nominate your Favorite Family Business

Walsh College is proud to announce the Succession Success Award, a new recognition for family owned and operated businesses. The Walsh College Leadership Center, in partnership with DKSS CPAs + Advisors, is presenting this award through the Best of Michigan Business awards program. Nominations can be submitted until August 20, 2015. The Succession Success Award honors family businesses that have successfully transitioned leadership and ownership from one generation to the next.  Read More

Events

LaunchPad Services presented by the MBA Association

The LaunchPad provides free entrepreneurial assistance to Walsh College students and alumni. This is a GREAT opportunity to learn about services offered, what it takes to start a business, and how they can assist you in your business ventures. The presentation will be approximately 40 minutes.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Thursday, July 23
Novi campus, Room 512
5:00 p.m.
FREE
Register


Student ID Photos

Student ID cards are issued to students who are currently enrolled.  Please bring state ID with you.  The cards can be used as your library card and various discounts in the area.  If you’d like a list of businesses that offer student discounts, contact Jessica Knapik.  Next photo session will be during welcome week.

Thursday, August 6
Troy Records Office and Novi/UC administrative offices
5-6 p.m.

Questions?  Contact Jessica Knapik


Fall Priority Registration

Open to new, graduating and veteran students. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 10. The schedule of classes will be posted the last week of July.

Questions? Contact Records & Registration at 248-823-1660


Save the Date:  Career Fair

Wednesday, September 16
Troy Campus
1-4 p.m.


Fall Welcome Week

Student Life invites you to celebrate the beginning of the semester!  Learn more about the various resources you have available at the College.  Plus, network with students, staff, and student organizations.  A variety of great giveaways will be available, including an ice cream social!

Note:  Prizes are while supplies last.  Participation in activities may be required for prize eligibility.  Giveaways and club/department representation may vary at campuses.

September 23-24 and 28-29
Troy, Novi and UC
5-6 p.m.
FREE

Questions?  Contact Jessica Knapik


Student Life Leadership Workshop

Join members and non-members of Student Life as we celebrate the life of the college, and learn about leadership on and off campus. Featuring guest speaker and Walsh Professor, Dr. Lee Meadows. Registration will open in August.

Friday, September 18
Troy Campus
9 a.m.-noon 


Save the Date:  Oktoberfest

This is an event surely not to be missed!  Mark your calendar.  More details and registration coming soon.

Friday, October 16
Troy campus
6-9 p.m.

Student/Alumni Organization Meetings

Accounting & Taxation Student Organization (ATSO)

ATSO encourages accounting and tax students to volunteer their time to various non-profit activities and efforts. Activities focus on the use of accounting and business expertise. Open to all Walsh students.

2nd Friday each month
Troy Campus, Room 199
6-7 p.m.
Details


American Marketing Association (AMA)

The Walsh College American Marketing Association (AMA) was founded in the fall of 2013 by students who are passionate about marketing. We are a fully chartered affiliate of the AMA Detroit. As a team, we develop personal and professional skills that will lead to a dynamic and impactful career in marketing.

Troy Campus, Room 102
1:30-3 p.m
Details


Information Technology Student Association

1st Friday of each month
Troy Campus
6 p.m.
Details


Inforum

Michigan’s largest professional organization for women invites you to network over coffee. Available to working professionals, workers in transition, students, and alumni.

2nd Thursday of each month
Troy Campus
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Details | Register

3rd Wednesday of each month
Novi Campus
8 - 9 a.m.
Details | Register


International Student Organization (ISO)

Learn from your fellow students. Experience a diversified atmosphere. Grow friendships and enhance personal development through cultural and social activities and collaboration with the surrounding community. All are welcome.

3rd Thursday of the month
Novi Campus
Noon
Details 

Questions? Contact the ISO


Investment Club

Provide hands-on educational experience in investment management, and to allow students and alumni to develop their teamwork, communication, presentation, and analytical skills to gain superior knowledge in the investment management industry.

Troy Campus, Finance Lab
6-8 p.m.
Details


MBA Association (WCMA)

Enhances core skills as well as the personal and professional experiences of the MBA student body beyond the classroom. The experiences, knowledge, and social skills acquired will position graduate students a step ahead in the business world as they seek continued career advancement. This organization will provide a conduit for the dissemination of information and support among its members.

Troy Campus, Cafeteria
5:30 p.m.
Details


Student Council

Come and learn about what’s happening with Student Life and the various student organizations on campus.

Troy Campus, Room 201
5:15-5:45 p.m.
Snacks and giveaways


Student Government

The Walsh College Student Government Association represents the interests of the student body through active and open involvement with students, student organizations, faculty, and administrators.

Troy Campus, Room 201
5 p.m.


Student Veteran Organization (WCSVO)

Offers a sense of community and networking for veterans and the surrounding community. The WCSVO represents the views of student veterans to the College and explores the population's needs in order to implement needed programs.

Moose Winooski's
38 South Main Street
Clawson, Mich.
5-6 p.m.

Questions? Contact Veteran Services


Toastmasters

Toastmasters is an international organization focused on improving communication and leadership skills, Toastmasters provides education programs and resources to each of its members. Beginners and experienced speakers are welcome to join.

2nd and 4th Monday each month
Troy Campus
8 - 9:45 a.m.
DetailsRegister

1st and 3rd Friday each month
Novi Campus
Noon - 1 p.m. (arrive by 11:45 a.m.)
Details | Register


Veteran Room

Veterans, service members, and their families and friends are welcome to visit, study, and relax.  The Veteran Room is currently suspended.  Future dates are yet to be determined during the Troy campus construction.

Questions? Contact Veteran Services