Learning from History
Some SBT students will take their learning outside the classroom next Tuesday. The SBT is setting up a watch party from 8am – 1pm in its Webster home campus lounge so no one has to miss the inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African-American president of the United States.
"This is history in the making," says Dean Akande. "We don’t want any of our students, faculty or staff who want to watch the proceedings to miss it because they are on campus." Professors will have the option of freeing up some or all of their class time that day so their students may watch the event.
SBT Joins LinkedIn
The School of Business & Technology now has another way to connect alumni to their alma mater and former classmates. New on the online network LinkedIn is a group specifically designed to draw together SBT colleagues, students and alumni from all over the world. LinkedIn connects more than 30 million professionals through its virtual networking every day. The new SBT group, moderated by alum Julie Coghlin MBA ‘06, and SBT Administrator of Communications Charla Lord, is holding regular discussions online about business trends as well as current events at The School of Business & Technology.
To join us, click here.
Economy is a Player at This Year's Super Bowl
The economy won't stop next month's football match up in Tampa Bay. But its effects could be felt long after the grid iron clears. SBT sports economist Dr. Patrick Rishe, who has done several economic impact studies for major sporting events including Super Bowl XL in Dallas Texas, says it may take awhile to determine the real money winners, and losers, of this game.
Click here to read Dr. Rishe’s predictions.