Happy New Year from the Walker School of Business now located in its new home: Webster University's East Academic Building! Workers continue to make final touches to the state-of-the-art structure designed by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern. "It (East Academic Building) identifies itself," says Stern, "and I hope it will add to the identity of the university as a whole." We think it does. See for yourself.
Newsmakers: WSBT in USAToday, Bloomberg
Tonight, Republican presidential candidates square off for another debate. Tomorrow, President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address. "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have demanded more," writes Walker School dean Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande when USA Today referring to the work and words of today's political leaders. Read the nationally published piece here then watch Dr. Akande's MLK Day appearance on Fox News.
The NBA is back on the hard court following a five month lockout. But did their Christmas Day comeback hurt or help the sport? Bloomberg TV questioned the validity of the sports' marketing and what we can expect in 2012 with Webster sports economist Dr. Patrick Rishe.
The new year means it's time to take a new look at financials, according to the producers of the MoneyShow Watch Webster alum and WSBT advisory board member Neil George Jr., editor of By George, on the safer way to buy financials in 2012.
The Mindset for Success
Diet and exercise books usually don't cross over to good business reading. But what if the same steps it takes to become healthy could bring vigor to your profession and renewed passion to your career? The Walker School of Business' review of Think and Grow Thin shows the parallels and how, at the center of both, is a mindset for success. Read it then listento our exclusive interview with author Charles D'Angelo, the man behind the healthful transformation of millions.
Speakers: Cooking the Books
Companies aren't immune to crime. But in the world of business pens, paper and a loaded calculator are usually the weapons of choice. The Walker School's MS in Forensic Accounting welcomed Dr. Haluk Ferden Gursel to campus this week for an inside look into accounting fraud. The international expert who drafted the United Nation's fraud prevention policy shared the white collar crime's impact on global business and the latest in anti-corruption efforts around the world. Relive the event in pictures then learn more about Forensic Accountingwith us so we can share it with the world of Webster.
Pepsi's Real Challenge:
Hiring Corporate America's First African Americans
At the same time Jackie Robinson was breaking baseball's color barrier, a group of African-American businessmen hired by Pepsi were doing the same in corporate America. Meet Allen McKellar, one of the 12 men who helped integrate American business, when the Walker School presents Taking the Pepsi Challenge: Corporate America's First African American Hire, Thursday February 23 at 6pm. RSVP now for this free event and 5:30pm networking reception.