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A Message from the Editor

This past Saturday was Walsh's 104th Commencement ceremony.  Working in two of the busiest rooms for the event, I get a chance to see our newest alumni before the ceremony.  Helping master graduates with their hoods in the grad check-in and getting grads seated in the Chapel Room during the last 20 minutes before the ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m.  It is truly the heartbeat of the day.  You can feel the buzz, excitement, and sometimes the nervousness in the air.  It is a flurry of activity:

  • Graduates receiving their reader cards
  • Undergraduates with 3.500+ GPA picking up honor cords
  • Flag bearers going through a quick rehearsal beforehand
  • Delta Mu Delta members putting on their beautiful purple and gold stoles

One of the more significant recognitions I like to see are the veterans wearing military cords.  It gives us a chance to personally thank them for their service.  Something I'm truly appreciative for, which I couldn't do.

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Sincerely,

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

Featured Story

Student Life Happenings-Winter 2015

Points of Pride

Walsh Degrees

News

Study Abroad
Winter 2015 Lab Schedule
Scholarships
Emergency Alert Notification
WebAdvisor Features
Academic Dates            
Direct Deposit
Blackstone LaunchPad
"Make It Better" Competition for Cash Prizes
Troy Renovation Update (as of 10/28/14)
Department Relocation   

Events

Volunteers Needed:  Blackwell Institute
2nd Annual Internship Connection
Casino Night
On Campus Interviews

Student/Alumni/Networking Organization Meetings

Accounting & Taxation Student Organization (ATSO)
American Marketing Association (AMA)
Finance & Economics Club Analytics
Inforum
International Student Organization (ISO)
Investment Club
MBA Association (WCMBA)
Open Source
Student Council
Student Government
Student Veteran Organization (WCSVO)
Toastmasters
Veteran Room

 

Featured Story by Mari Pionk

Student Life Happenings-Winter 2015

Is it just me, or does it feel as if winter has disguised itself this season? Light dusting's of snow cover the ground from time to time, and the sun shines quite frequently, but it seems to be missing much of the familiarity that we're accustomed to with most Michigan winters. Minus the frigid cold temperatures of course!

Nothing about Student Life is being disguised this semester; more students than ever before are taking the initiative, getting involved and making changes. Take a look at what’s been going on, and what is to come… Read More

 

Points of Pride

Walsh Degrees

In the 2013-14 academic year, Walsh awarded 881 degrees.

Learn more about our Points of Pride.

News

Study Abroad

Walsh College is offering a study abroad trip in spring 2015 to London, Paris, and Zurich.  During the trip, students will visit a number of leading companies in some of Europe's leading economic powers.  The course will expose students to different international markets and their cultures.  The deadline to register for the program is February 16, 2015.  Details

 


Winter 2015 Lab Schedule

If you know you're going to struggle with a class this semester, we recommend that you utilize one of the labs.  They're a great resource, available for a variety of classes, and best of all it's free!  For schedule and details, please check the schedule.


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.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is looking for undergraduate students who have a passion to succeed – especially in fields of study related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Eligibility requirements and application.   Application deadline:  5 p.m. EST on February 27, 2015.

Scholarship opportunities available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in Marketing.  Eligibility requirements and application.  Application deadline:  April 15, 2015.

The National Society of Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in accounting.  Eligibility requirements and application.  Application deadline:  March 31, 2015.

Crain's Detroit Business Newsmaker awards a $1,500 scholarship to an undergraduate business student attending a college in Southeast Michigan.  Eligibility requirements and application.  Application deadline:  February 9, 2015. 

The Adcraft Club of Detroit awards several scholarships to marketing and advertising students from Michigan colleges and universities.  Eligibility requirements and application.  Application deadline:  March 13, 2015.


Emergency Alert Notification

In case of campus weather closures and emergencies, we recommend that you sign up for text messaging/e-mail alerts.  Login to the Portal to set it up today.  Once logged in, click Student Home and "Campus Alert System" image at the top of the page.  It will then ask for your username and Portal password.  At that point, you can submit your cell phone number and/or e-mail address. 


WebAdvisor Features

To access WebAdvisor, login to the Portal, click Student Home, and WebAdvisor for Students.  You can use this tool to register for classes, pay your account, check Financial Aid status, review your program plan, requrest a transcript, and much more.  Login today to discover more!


Winter Dates

Tuition due:  January 21
Second deferred tuition payment due:  February 12
Last day to withdraw:  March 3
Finals:  March 18-24
Grades posted:  March 27

Spring Dates

Priority registration:  February 16-22
Regular registration:  February 23-April 9
Drop/add period begins:  February 23
Semester begins:  April 3


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.  Click here for details.

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


Blackstone LaunchPad

Are you or a family member or friend expecting a baby soon?  This article: “Secure Beginnings Offers Air-Permeable Crib Mattress to Combat SIDS” which appeared in Xconomy on January 14th is a must read for new parents.  Blackstone LaunchPad member Julie Andreae, is founder of Secure Beginnings. 

If you enjoy painting or just want to learn, consider attending a class at Picasso’s Grapevine in Clarkston, MI.  Owner and operator is Blackstone LaunchPad Member Leanna Haun, who appeared on her local cable TV station demonstrating what you can create when you visit her business. 

Blackstone LaunchPad Member and alumni Denise Kulak of other Fun Stuff! was featured in the December 19th edition of The Oakland Press

This past December, Walsh alumni and Blackstone LaunchPad members Julie Andreae of Secure Beginnings, LLC and Jason Beale of RegainGo.com were guests on the Startup Nation radio show.  The topic discussed was:  Are you born an entrepreneur or can you be taught?  What all the guests agreed on was the fact that every entrepreneur, born or taught, has rough edges that they can improve.  Listen to the panel discussion to find out if you’re a natural entrepreneur and how to spring it into action!  Startup Nation can be heard at 2 pm on Saturday afternoons on WJR 760 AM.

Walsh College alum and Blackstone LaunchPad member Anthony Mitchell is featured in the current Forbes Magazine 2015 Investment Guide as one of more than a dozen “Unknown All Stars of Personal Finance.” These individuals have cutout the middleman and outdid the pros in investing, real estate, tax planning, and philanthropy. Check out Anthony’s personal strategy: the Peter Lynch approach to stock picking along with other strategies.


"Make it Better" Competition for Cash Prizes

High School students, community college students along with Walsh College students and alumni, are eligible to apply for a chance to win cash prizes. 


Troy Renovation Update (as of 10/28/14)

Construction has started! Portions of the Troy campus is closed during the renovation and accessing certain areas has changed. For continuous construction updates visit www.walshcollege.edu/TroyRenovation.

  • 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.
  • Both hallways on either side of classrooms 114 and 115 will remain OPEN.


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 Receptionist desk
Career Services Former space of Division of Online Learning
Development* Offsite location
Division of Online Learning* Offsite location
Financial Aid Former space of Division of Online Learning
Human Resources* Offsite location
IT Helpdesk Library
Marketing* Offsite location
President's Office* Offsite location
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.  

 

Events

Volunteers Needed:  Blackwell Institute

Thursday, January 29 & February 12
Blackwell Institute
9330 Shoemaker
Detroit, Mich.
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Register

Love kids?  Then this is a great opportunity for you!  We are in need of volunteers to help tutor kindergarteners at Blackwell Institute.  Carpooling is available.

Questions?  Contact Jessica Knapik


2nd Annual Internship Connection

Wednesday, February 4
Troy Campus

The event will help you get connected to employers and internships opportunities.  Internships are a great way to gain experience in their field.  More employers are using their intern pool from which to extend full-time offers.  Make sure you don’t miss out!

Questions?  Contact Career Services 


Speaker Series hosted by AMA

Saturday, February 7
Troy Campus, Room 199
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Register

This Speaker Series focuses on new trends, tips, and tools that young marketers need to know and use when marketing products and services.  Guest speaker Mark Ostach's keynote will focus how consumers use brain buying (neuromarketing) when making purchases. Most consumers are emotionally attached to a product and have some cognitive thoughts about the products and services they are using. 
 
The panel discussion is a moderated event with opportunities for students to ask questions that pertain to their particular field of interest.  The panel is diverse, featuring Walsh’s own Assistant VP of Marketing, Brenda Meller, and others that have expertise in different areas of marketing.


Casino Night

Friday, March 20
Star Lanes at Emagine Theatre
Royal Oak, Mich.
Special New Year Pricing (limited time offer)
VIP $100 | General admission $50
Register

The Alumni Association invites you to join them at Star Lanes at Emagine Royal Oak for a fun-filled night of gaming on professional tables, March Madness Tournaments on big screens, cash bar, strolling appetizers, the chance to win fabulous prizes, and much more!  Chips have no cash value.  Attire is "trendy nightlife."


On Campus Interviews

A variety of employers will be on campus in February and March for interviews.  Log in to eRecruiting to view and apply for opportunities.

  • Robert Half Accountemps is seeking candidates for a variety of open positions.
  • Rehmann is seeking candidates for Discover Rehmann, a one-day event geared towards students interested in future internship opportunities.
  • UHY is seeking candidates for its Connect Program, a two-day exclusive program that focuses on leadership, team building, and professional development.

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


Finance & Economics Club Analytics

This group meets to forecast and predict economic development and growth.

Troy Campus
10 a.m.-Noon
Details

Questions? Contact Greg Todd or Scott Wyckoff


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.

Troy Campus, Room 115
4:30 p.m.
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


Open Source

The purpose of this community is to share and educate people within the group on all facets of web development tools and techniques, as well as initiate and public open source web-based software projects. Open to the public. 

Troy Campus, Room 199
10 a.m.-Noon
Details


Student Council

Come and learn about what’s happening with Student Life and the various student organizations on campus! Looking for members to join the Spring Fling committee.

Tuesday, February 3
Troy Campus, Room 201
5:15-5:45 p.m.


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 Lauren Mileto at 248-823-1210


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 Lauren Mileto at 248-823-1210