Friday, April 15, 2011

Weekly Preview April 15 - 22

Here's what happening this week:

Friday April 15

Meet the Executive with Kevin Koswick of Ford Motor Company 128 Isenberg School of Management, 11:00 am.  Kevin Koswick is the Executive Director of North American Fleet, Lease and Remarketing Operations at Ford Motor Company and is an alumnus of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Business Administration and earned his MBA from UMass in 1985. Beginning his career with Ford in 1985, Mr. Koswick has held several executive positions including: General Sales Manager of Ford Division, General Sales Manager of Ford and Lincoln-Mercury, and Chairman of the Ford Motor Company Dealer Policy Board. Mr. Koswick's talk begins at 11:00am followed by a Q&A. Refreshments will be served at 10:30AM, so do come early!

If you're interested in pursing a Resource Economics major, the deadline to complete an Online Statement of Interest is today

Monday, April 18

Patriots’ Day – No Classes

Tuesday, April 19 
Internships to Get a Job 508 Goodell, 12:45pm.  Learn about internships and how they can jump start your career.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Symposium Student Union Ballroom, 4:00pm - 7:00pm.  The Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Symposium brings together the numerous health-related student organizations on campus to provide the UMass community with health information. The UMass Nutrition Association (UMNA) and Psi Chi, the undergraduate psychology club, in cooperation with student groups from within the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, the UMass Pre-Dental Association, UMass EMS, the Neuroscience Club and others, will be on hand to provide all the information you need to live a happier and healthier life. For more information contact Allison Sciallis,

ULead Let's Talk Speaker Series Memorial Hall, 5:30pm.  The Undergraduate Leadership Council (ULead), the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and the UMass Amherst Alumni Association are proud to invite you to join us for the ULead Let's Talk Speaker Series. Have you ever asked yourself, “What can I do now to be a better leader?” or, “How far can great leadership skills take me after UMass Amherst?” If so, join us and you will have the opportunity to meet and converse with successful alumni currently working in a variety of fields as they discuss leadership. This discussion is open to all current UMass Amherst students, faculty, staff and alumni. Seating is limited; registration is required.

Wednesday, April 20 

A Monday class schedule will be followed today.

 Smarter Planet Tour Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union, 3:00pm - 9:30pm.  The Smarter Planet Tour, sponsored by IBM, is a set of three free programs for students to engage in building a smarter planet. UMass is the only university that this tour is stopping at in Massachusetts so it is not to be missed. First are the Learning Zones from 3:00-7:00pm where students can talk with experts about jobs, skills, or try their hand against Watson in Gaming Zone!
At 4:00pm, there’s the Scavenger Hunt! This skill-based, high-tech game is played with clues and challenges being sent to a participant’s cell phone via text message or iPhone/Android app. Students will earn points as they complete challenges while also learning how to make IBM’s Smarter Planet campaign real in the UMass community. The hunt is followed by a catered after-party where you'll have an opportunity to network with IBM representatives and learn about innovative ways to achieve sustainability for the future while awaiting the winner's announcement. Finally at 7:00pm, the Future Leaders Session will begin where students will learn about skills needed to compete on our smarter planet! Interested? Come at 3pm for the Learning Zones and make the planet smarter. If you want to play in the Scavenger Hunt, you'll need to register. You do not need to register for the Learning Zones or Leadership Session.

FREE Academic Empowerment Workshop for Women, Everywoman's Center, New Africa House, Room 229, 5:30pm – 7:00 pm.  Women...GOT GRADE TROUBLE? Learn to take control of your grades, your future goals and your life!  Join us in a safe and supportive space and discover a new road to self-empowerment! We will focus on the unique issues facing college women and offer skills to empower yourself academically. Facilitated by Hilda Pons, MSW and Mahajoy Laufer.  FREE and open to UMass and Five College women.  Sponsored by Everywoman's Center Counseling Services.

BDIC (Bachelors Degree with Individual Concentration) Information Sessions for Spring 2011.  Learn about the most unique major on campus, and receive guidance on how you can design your own major. Information sessions will be held every Monday (3pm), Tuesday (1pm), Wednesday (10am), Thursday (11am), Friday (1pm) in 608 Goodell.

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