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SOM & The JEDC Innovation Summit

2-3-16 |

The School of Management is excited to participate in this year’s Innovation Summit produced by JEDC. Thanks to a generous donation from Northrim Bank, current School of Management students will join faculty, staff, and alumni at the summit. The MPA program is pleased to have their students and alumni participating in the “Innovation Shorts” presentations -- current MPA student George Schaaf will speak about US Forest Service: Tourism Partnerships and MPA alumnus, Geoff Woodhouse from the Government of Yukon, will share information about the Yukon Innovation Prize. More...

 

School of Management faculty and students assist with VITA

1-28-16 |

The University of Alaska Southeast and Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority have partnered for the past three years to prepare income tax returns free of charge for low to middle income individuals and families. This VITA site (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is offered in Juneau on Tuesday afternoons and some Saturdays during the tax filing season. In the UAS Income Tax for Individuals course (ACCT 310), students are required to take the IRS standard VITA exams as a part of their class grade. After passing these exams, students are certified to help out at VITA sites by preparing income tax returns. Every year the site has between 3 and 6 student tax volunteers, who get real life experience in the accounting field. The VITA team also travels to the Southeast communities of Angoon, Kake, Saxman, Klawock, and Craig, with funding from Tlingit and Haida RHA and a grant from the Harold T Caven Foundation. The warm, fun-loving, and bustling VITA site will be alive with energy again this year from February 2 to April 12 at 5446 Jenkins Drive. More...

 

Dr. Aaron Smith-Walter Recently Published

1-8-2016 | The Macrotheme Review: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Global Macro Trends

Assistant Professor of Public Administration Aaron Smith-Walter had a paper recently published with co-author Dr. Nadhrah A. Kadir (of the Universiti Sains Malaysia) in Macrotheme Review, a peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal. The paper explores how administrative rules governing public participation are perceived by organizational stakeholders in the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization. The study concludes that reforming rules while providing a clear link to organizational goals and commitments can help organizational members develop a more positive view of the rules and regulations associated with public participation. Kadir, Nadhrah A. and Aaron Smith-Walter. 2016.“Stakeholders’ Perceptions of the Administrative Rules Governing Public Participation in the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization.” The Macrotheme Review: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Global Macro Trends. Vol. 5, No. 1 pp. 73-96. More...

 

School of Management Faculty Present at UAS's Spring Startup 2016

1-8-2016 |

At the UAS 2016 Spring Startup the School of Management was represented by faculty, Dr. Charla Brown and Maren Haavig. The UAS Spring Startup is a valuable professional development opportunity for faculty and staff. Startup hosted by UAS’s Interim Provost, Dr. Priscilla Schulte. Dr. Charla Brown, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, presented on using text messaging as a communication tool to enhance engagement between faculty and students. Maren Haavig, Assistant Professor of Accounting, presented with Saralyn Tabachnick, Executive Director of AWARE, on how to support students who disclose sexual assault. More...

 

Ljubomir “LJ” Medenica Receives Awards for Research Paper

1-7-2016 |

Ljubomir “LJ” Medenica, Assistant Professor of Management at the UAS School of Management, recently attended the Global Business and Finance Research Conference 2016 (IBFR, Jan 4-7, HI) and received two awards for his research paper: Outstanding Research Award, and The Best in Session Award. Medenica presented the paper: “What Universities Can Learn from Businesses: A Critical Research Study of Adopting Corporate Organizational Development Approach in University Environment.” His work is based on six comprehensive organizational development projects initiated and realized in a university environment in the Northwest. Medenica’s research paper will be published by the Institute for Business and Finance Research, in spring 2016, in one of their international journals (Business Research, Business Education and Accreditation). The Global IBFR 2016 international conference had over 350 attendees, representing 187 universities from 29 countries in five continents. More...

 

School of Management Faculty in San Francisco

12-12-15 |

Colleen McKenna and Charla Brown, both from the UAS School of Management, recently attended the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) Western Region Annual Conference held in San Francisco, CA. Charla Brown was awarded Wilson Funds by the Provost and presented as part of the Best in Region competition on the topic of utilizing text messaging to enhance student and faculty engagement. Additionally, Colleen and Charla gained valuable insight that will benefit the school's current pursuit of business education accreditation. More...

 

School of Management Faculty Participate in the First Annual Hour of Code Event

11-30-15 |

The Egan Library and School of Management collaborated to bring Hour of Code to the Auke Lake campus. Faculty Jennifer Ward, Colleen McKenna and Eve Dillingham hosted the event. Shay Wilson, Networking/Programming Supervisor at Legislative Affairs and Daniel Cornwall, Internet and Technology Consultant at Alaska State Library provided additional support on the day of the event. More...

 

UAS Alumna Newest Partner at Elgee Rehfeld Mertz

10-20-15 |

The School of Management congrats alumna, Sarah Griffth, for making Partner with Juneau’s Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, LCC. Sarah Griffith is an alumna of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program. More...

 

Boyer's Newest Publication: Every Landlord's Guide to Managing Property

10-19-15 |

To be released on October 26, 2015 Every Landlord's Guide to Managing Property: Best Practices From Move-In to Move-Out, authored by Michael L. Boyer, Associate Professor of Law Science, is a comprehensive property management guide for the aspiring small-time landlord. More...

 

UAS Student Delegation Attends Annual State-wide SHRM Conference

10-08-15 |

In September, students enrolled in the BBA and MPA programs at UAS attended the annual state-wide meeting for the Society for Human Resources Management in Anchorage, Alaska. They were accompanied by Dr. Charla Brown, Assistant Professor of Management and Faculty Advisor for the Human Resource Management emphasis area. Dr. Brown was also a conference speaker and shared insights regarding emotional intelligence in one session and change management in another. Additionally, the UAS delegation was officially recognized by SHRM's visiting national representative and enjoyed a culminating UAS student reception at the Hard Rock Cafe. This event provided participants with opportunities for professional development/networking and was sold-out months in advance with 250+ HR professionals attending from around the state and across a variety of industries. While five students were sponsored by their employers, the remaining student registration fees were funded by the UAS School of Management and travel awards were provided by a generous student outreach grant from Northrim Bank. PHOTO DETAILS (from left to Right): Back Row: Dr. Charla Brown (Juneau), Robyn Moe (Wasilla), Greg Bultron (Anchorage), Lisa Yancey (Fairbanks), Aurora Warrior (Anchorage), Joy Bartlett (Anchorage), Patricia Ivanoff (Barrow) Front Row: Christina Shartzer (Wasilla), Virgina Dugas (North Pole), Cassie Richmond (Palmer) Not Pictured: Tanya Coty (Fairbanks), Sarah Gaines (Anchorage), Stacey Voorhes (Juneau), Michelle Yerkes (Anchorage), Tina Fifarek (Valdez), Christa Huf (Kenai), Heather Arana (Fairbanks) More...

 

UAS Wells Fargo Bank Scholarship

9-2-15 |

Chancellor Rick Caulfield accepted a $5000 check from Karen West and Leslie Dahl of Wells Fargo Bank in support of the UAS Wells Fargo Bank Scholarship. The UAS Wells Fargo Bank Scholarship promotes workforce development by providing scholarship assistance at the University of Alaska Southeast to Alaska’s next generation of bankers and financial managers. The bank has a national foundation that distributes the funds each year and has been an active donor for about 20 years. Historically Wells Fargo gives $1,000 each to 5 UAS students annually. More...

 

SOM Outstanding Graduates

05-20-15 |

Student Awards celebrate individuals who have done consistently outstanding work in their degree field of study. More...

 

Video of Accounting Careers Info Night

04-16-15 |

Click to view on the video recording of the Accounting Careers Information Night from April 16, 2015. https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online/Accounting/flash?term=Spring-2015 More...

 

Medenica's students place in top 15 of business strategy game.

4-8-15 |

Assistant Professor of Management, Ljubomir Medenica, is proud of his BA 462: Capstone - Strategic Management students who earned a Global Top 15 ranking for their company's BSG performance this Spring 2015 semester. The co-managers of Evolution (Company E) showed an excellent performance based on four measures: Overall Score (current year), Earnings Per Share, Return On Average Equity, and Stock Price. Their Overall Score of 109.5 tied for the 15th best Overall Score performance of the week, worldwide! More...

 

Northrim Bank provides donation to fund student success and outreach

4-5-15 | Juneau Empire

Northrim Bank CEO Joe Beedle, right, presents a $50,000 check to the University of Alaska Southeast during their Economic Luncheon at the Baranof Hotel on Friday. Northrim Board Member Linda Thomas, real checks in hand, helps makes the presentation to UAS Chancellor John Pugh, Vickie Williams, Dean of the School of Management, and Megan Riebe, Associate Vice President of Development and Executive Director of the UA Foundation, left. More...

 

Path To Prosperity Kicks Off Year Three

3-31-15 | Alaska Native News

Do you or someone you know have an idea or dream to own a business? The Path To Prosperity (P2P) competition supports innovative business plan ideas in Southeast Alaska. The 2015 P2P business plan development competition is now open. [The] University of Alaska Southeast School of Management will award each of the 12 finalists a scholarship to attend one (3 credit) course of their choice at the School of Management. More...

 

Medenica's students place in top 100 of business strategy game.

3-23-15 |

Assistant Professor of Management, Ljubomir Medenica, is proud of his BA 462: Capstone - Strategic Management students who earned a Global Top 100 ranking for their company's BSG performance during the week of 16-Mar-15 through 22-Mar-15. The co-managers of Evolution (Company E) showed an excellent performance based on four measures: Overall Score (current year), Earnings Per Share, Return On Average Equity, and Stock Price. More...

 

UAS MPAs help with Governor's crowd sourcing project

3-10-15 | youralaskalink.com

Dr. Kathy DiLorenzo coordinated the data analysis of Governor Walker's recent effort in crowd sourcing. Students from the UAS MPA program led the effort to analyze thousands of surveys in a period of weeks. Alaska's Fox News reporter, Gretchen Parson's speaks with Dr. Kathy DiLorenzo, MPA Director, and Katy Jordan, MPA student about the process. More...

 

UAS students crunch data for Governor Bill Walker

3-6-2015 | Juneau Empire

University of Alaska Southeast student Katie Jo Parrott thought she had through the end of April to crunch the numbers in a stack of a few hundred surveys for Gov. Bill Walker’s administration. At the beginning of his time in office, the governor put out a survey to the public and state workers asking for feedback on how to streamline state operations. Those results were rolling in. More...

 

Governor Walker Releases Budget eBook and Budget Survey Results to Public

3-5-2015 | The State of Alaska's Governor's Office

In an effort to increase dialogue around the state’s current budget situation, Governor Bill Walker and Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott today released two valuable resources to the public and lawmakers. The Governor’s Budget eBook and results from the Voices for Vision Budget Survey were posted online today in hopes of spurring fruitful conversations about Alaska’s current fiscal challenges. “As Alaskans, we’re in this together,” said Governor Walker. “In order to find the best solutions to the challenges at hand, we need as many people as possible to participate in these discussions. Our hope is that these documents will bring more Alaskans to the table as we discuss our fiscal future.” The Governor’s Budget eBook explains how Alaska’s current budget gap developed, offers possible future scenarios and provides a financial overview for each state department. It is available online and can be downloaded as a PDF or an electronic book. Governor Walker also released today results of the Voices for Vision Budget Survey, which invited state employees and members of the public to weigh in on ways to manage Alaska’s finances. Eighteen students and three faculty members from across the University of Alaska system summarized and categorized more than 4,000 comments to provide an overview of the ideas submitted. “I want to thank the students and faculty members who worked so hard to put this report together,” Governor Walker said. “I encourage all public servants to look at these documents and consider the ideas submitted as you’re making important budget decisions. Lieutenant Governor Mallott and I are doing the same, and plan to announce our five favorite ideas next week.” More...

 

Dr. Brown presented live webinar for Alaska SHRM State Council

2-20-15 |

Dr. Charla Brown presented a live webinar on Friday February 20 to eighty-five human resources professionals across the state at the invitation of the Alaska Society for Human Resources Management State Council. The topic was what it means to be a good performer beyond the job description in the context of overall job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Dr. Brown is the College Relations Director for the Alaska SHRM State Council and sits on the Southeast Alaska Chapter of SHRM as a board member. She is also the Chair of the Business Administration program within the School of Management at UAS where she is an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management. More...

 

Dr. Brown hosted Meet & Greet for BBA students

2-21-15 |

Dr. Charla Brown recently hosted a UAS Meet & Greet for BBA students located in the Anchorage area and enrolled in the human resource management emphasis. The event was held downtown and several distance students were able to take advantage of this opportunity to meet her face-to-face. Dr. Brown encourages networking and looks forward to future travel plans that will allow her to meet more BBA HRM students making progress toward their academic and professional goals in other areas of the state. More...

 

Vickie Williams Appointed Dean of School of Management

12-16-2014 |

“Dean Williams brings to this leadership position a wealth of experience and exceptional dedication to student success,” said UAS Provost Rick Caulfield. The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Vickie Williams as the new Dean of the School of Management. She replaces Mr. John Blanchard, who served as Dean for three years and who has returned to a faculty role. The School of Management offers associate and bachelor’s degrees in business and accounting and also offers the online Master’s degree in Public Administration online throughout the state. Dean Vickie Williams is a highly qualified UAS faculty member whose academic qualifications include MBA, CPA, and CGMA degrees and credentials plus extensive public and private sector experience in business and accounting. Dean Williams service as a faculty member at UAS dates back to 1995. She is a tenured faculty member in Accounting and previously served as Chair of the UAS accounting program. Previously she served as Treasurer of the City and Borough of Juneau and as an accountant with both Citicorp and Arthur Andersen of New York City. “Over the years I have been able to pass on my passion for numbers to our accounting students and have worked with many great faculty and staff,“ said Williams. “I am thrilled to take on new challenges and work with all the programs in the School of Management. We have a great family at UAS!” “Dean Williams brings to this leadership position a wealth of experience and exceptional dedication to student success,” said UAS Provost Rick Caulfield. She is widely respected by faculty and staff in the university system and in professional business and accounting circles. Her successful teaching experience and her community engagement will serve our students well.” The appointment, approved by Chancellor Pugh and UA President Patrick Gamble, was made after broad consultation with School of Management faculty and staff and community partners. More...

 

Congratulations Julie Hamilton!

2-3-14 |

Julie Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Accounting with the School of Management, was recently awarded the Harold T. Caven Professorship by the University of Alaska Foundation. The professorship is for $20,000. Julie was instrumental in establishing a local Internal Revenue Service, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (IRS VITA) in collaboration with the Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority. Julie's vision is to encourage students to volunteer at VITA sites, as well as set-up and run a campus-based program during the tax season. Funding from the professorship will support coordination, practicum credit, and travel assistance to expand services to communities such as Haines, Elfin Cove, and Tenakee Springs. More...

 

E-Learning Classroom

06-25-13 |

The School of Management Master of Public Administration program will experiment next fall with an innovative classroom design that utilizes inexpensive technology to convert a faculty office into a studio. The studio will support blended classroom instruction and accommodate local & distance students. Autofocusing, motion-detecting, face-tracking video cameras will capture live discussions and record full HD video clips with advanced compression technology. The walls are being treated with dry-erase coating that eliminates the need for whiteboards. The studio will include a conference table and a flat panel screen for video conferencing. Dr. Kathy DiLorenzo will utilize the studio for her Public Administration classes next fall. More...

 

SOM Outstanding Graduates

05-12-13 |

Student Awards celebrate individuals who have done consistently outstanding work in their degree field of study. More...

 

SOM News Archives

Dr. Julia Ivy accepts position with Northeastern University

05-10-2013 |

Dr. Julia Ivy (formerly Yuliya Ivanova) accepted an offer to work full time with Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University in Boston. Julia is developing a practitioner-focused Master of Science in Leadership with a focus on human resources and organizational development. Dr. Ivy has been a member of the School of Management for many years. More...

 

Assistant Professor of Accounting, Vickie Williams awarded 2013 Faculty Excellence in Advising Award

05-06-2013 |

Ms. Vickie Williams , MBA/CPA, has distinguished herself in faculty advising. Students and colleagues commend her for her dedication to student needs, her adaptability to new challenges and her openness with students. In addition, Ms. Williams is a tireless advocate for UAS. Vickie advises literally everywhere she goes — it’s not unusual for her to take time and talk to a potential or current student at local events, the pool or the grocery store. More...

 

"Atticus Finch Looks at Fifty" published by Associate Professor of Law Science Michael Boyer

04-08-13 |

Boyer’s article takes a novel reading through an interpretive and reflective review of the famous literary lawyer Atticus Finch, at the 50th anniversary of the book and film, To Kill a Mockingbird. More...

 

Accounting Students Receive AKCPA’s Paul Hagelbarger Scholarship

1-14-13 | UAS Soundings

The Alaska Society of CPAs (AKCPA), a statewide professional organization, announces awards of the Paul Hagelbarger Scholarship to UAS accounting students Heather Leggett and Emma Zeisel. More...

 

MPA Program building a network of public administrators across Alaska and the Yukon Territory

1-14-13 | UAS Soundings

The School of Management’s MPA program is seeing high enrollment and admission numbers. MPA Director, Dr. Kathy DiLorenzo shares “our increased enrollment (an increase of approximately 40%) this year highlights the widespread participation our program has come to enjoy from communities across Alaska and the Yukon Territory.” More...

 

Accounting Careers Info Night on Thursday September 20th at 7 pm

09-10-12 |

Interested in Accounting? Want to know more about job opportunities in Accounting? UAS’s School of Management is hosting representatives from the State of Alaska, the Division of Legislative Audit, Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, and Sealaska Corporation. Representatives will share information about accounting careers, certifications required for different positions, and internship/job opportunities available with their offices. The event will be on the Juneau campus in Egan 104 and broadcast live on uatv.alaska.edu Call the School of Management at 796-6477 for more information. More...

 

Natural Resource Management emphasis area added to MPA Program

08-24-12 | UAS Soundings

The School of Management is excited to roll out a new emphasis area in Natural Resource Management for the Masters of Public Administration degree program. More...

 

Dr. Julia Ivy accepts offer to share the SOM's expertise in quality of teaching in the distance environment.

08-24-12 | UAS Soundings

Dr. Julia Ivy (formerly Yuliya Ivanova) accepted an offer to share the School of Management’s expertise in quality of teaching in the distance environment at the graduate Program in Leadership in the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University in Boston. More...

 

SIFE students were also invited to a private meeting with two separate New York entrepreneurs

08-24-12 | UAS Soundings

Four UAS students traveled to New York City (NYC) in April 2012 to present their project portfolio to a panel of judges from companies such as Unilever, The Walgreen Company, KPMG, Kraft, Pepperidge Farm, and Liberty Mutual Insurance. More...

 

UAS appoints John Blanchard to Dean

05-31-2012 | Juneau Empire

Blanchard holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Toledo and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton. He is a certified public accountant and certified management accountant. More...

 

SOM Outstanding Graduates

05-06-12 |

Student Awards celebrate individuals who have done consistently outstanding work in their degree field of study. More...

 

Ljubomir “LJ” Medenica, Adjunct Faculty of Business Administration, receives UAS Award for Excellence in Adjunct Instruction.

05-02-2012 |

Ljubomir “LJ” Medenica, Adjunct Faculty of Business Administration, was nominated and awarded the Excellence in Adjunct Instruction award for the quality service and teaching he provides to UAS students. LJ commented on this honor, “This recognition is an additional and perfect “wind in my sails” to continue an amazing, challenging, and fruitful teaching journey with students from all over Alaska and with SOM faculty.” More...

 

Lemonade Day engages youth in entrepreneurship activities

04-06-2012 | Juneau Empire

In just one year, Lemonade Day Alaska — which started in Anchorage last year — has grown into a statewide initiative that provides students in kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to learn how to build and operate their own business: the time-honored tradition of running a lemonade stand. More...

 

Job seekers meet with SOM staff at Kenai Peninsula Job Fair

04-04-2012 | Peninsula Clarion

Sarah Schaefer is a student advisor at the school of management, “I deal with a lot of non-traditional students, working professionals that reach a certain place in their career where they can’t advance anymore and many times the employer is paying for their advance development courses which we are very able to accommodate without them coming to our campus,” she said. More...

 

Southeast School of Management hosts two information sessions

04-04-10 | Juneau Empire

The University of Alaska Southeast School of Management will hold two information sessions for those interested in business, public administration or information systems careers. More...

 

Celebrating success at UAS

09-19-2010 | Juneau Empire

Ljubomir "LJ" Medenica is a new adjunct instructor in the University of Alaska Southeast School of Management. More...

 

 
 
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