September, 2010

Congrats Foster Grads!

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
Congrats to the Class of 2010!

Congrats to the Class of 2010!

  Over 500 Foster graduates participated in the annual Undergraduate Graduation Celebration on June 6, 2010 at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.

Families and friends watched as keynote speaker Ken Denman spoke about his experience and passed on words of wisdom to the audience. Student speaker Buddy Waddington encouraged his classmates that the Class of 2010 can ”go with the flow of the current and still create our own wake”  and the Senior Class Gift Committee presented the deans with their collected total. The graduates crossed the stage to thunderous applause, some with creative designs on their mortarboards or leis around their necks. Foster faculty and staff were excited to congratulate the graduates and mingle with the families, and GradTrak photographers were on hand to commemorate the day.

Grads get ready to walk into the ceremony.

Grads get ready to walk into the ceremony.

 
Associate Dean Sefcik speaks to the crowd.

Associate Dean Sefcik speaks to the crowd.

 
 
Front row grads excited to get started.

Front row grads excited to get started.

Senior Class Gift Committee with the Deans

Senior Class Gift Committee with the Deans

Student speaker Buddy Waddington delivers his message.
Student speaker Buddy Waddington delivers his message.

Foster Business Week 2010

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

UBC members sell t-shirts and tickets at the BizBQEach year, the Undergraduate Business Council coordinates the largest student-run event at the Foster School each May. Foster Business Week is made up of individual events– from speakers to barbeques to awareness events– all put on by Foster clubs and organizations in order to raise awareness of the business school on campus, and to celebrate our Foster community.

This year, Michelle Choe won the FBW Theme Contest with her submission of  ”Work it Harder, Make it Better, Do it FOSTER, Makes us Stronger” and the planning kept rolling from there. By the time the week was over, events included: Musical Chairs Tournament sponsored by ABBS;  the 2nd Annual Ethics Case Competition sponsored by MUSH and UBC; the  Spring Cruise sponsored by AKPsi; Salsa Dance Lessons sponsored by HBSA; Sales Career Fair sponsored by USC and the always popular Foster Pub Crawl on the Ave sponsored by UBC.

This was the last year that the annual BizBQ was held at Balmer Hall, due to the building’s scheduled demolition in the Fall. Undergraduate Programs Office staff flipped burgers and veggie burgers for the 12th year in a row, and all of those burgers fed over 450 people in two hours– including some of the construction workers who are completing the new Paccar Hall!

The week was a huge success, and plans are already under way for Foster Business Week 2011!

Members of UBC and MUSH with the winners of the 2nd Annual Foster Ethics Case Competition.

Members of UBC and MUSH with the winners of the 2nd Annual Foster Ethics Case Competition.

Students scramble for seats at the Musical Chairs Tournament sponsored by ABBS.

Students scramble for seats at the Musical Chairs Tournament sponsored by ABBS.