Archive for October, 2008

Singh-Molares featured in the Rockford Register Star

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

anil-rrstar-thumbnailAnil Singh-Molares, founder and CEO of EchoMuni and a former Senior Director at Microsoft, was recently featured in the Rockford Register Star. We interviewed Mr. Singh-Molares for the Fall 2008 issue of Kaizen. He was also one the Center’s Fall 2008 guest speakers.

Course on Free Speech & Censorship to be offered by Professor Hicks

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Professor Stephen Hicks will be teaching a course on Free Speech and Censorship during the spring 2009 semester at Rockford College. This course explores what the greatest minds in history have argued about free speech and censorship in art, politics, religion, business, science, and sex. Who should decide what books are read? Should pornography be censored? What about politically rebellious pamphlets? Or the advertising of tobacco on television? Or hate language that attacks a person’s sex, race, or ethnic origin? See the Free Speech & Censorship course flyer (PDF). For information on course dates and times please visit Rockford College’s IQ.Web.

New course on the American Revolutionary Era from Professor Gleicher

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

The Center is pleased to announce a new course on the Political Philosophy of the American Revolutionary Era, which will be offered for the first time during the spring 2009 semester. The course will be taught by Professor Jules Gleicher and will cover the era of the American Founding (1776-1800), perhaps the most philosophic period in our history. The course will examine texts by John Locke, Baron Montesquieu, Thomas Paine, the Declaration of Independence, and the writings of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. See the Political Philosophy of the American Revolutionary Era course flyer (PDF) and view Professor Gleicher’s brief video introduction to the course below. For information on course dates and times please visit Rockford College’s IQ.Web.

Eight philosophy courses for the Spring 2009 semester

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

The Center is pleased to announce Rockford College philosophy department’s spring 2009 course lineup. Eight different courses will be taught. View the Philosophy Department Spring 2009 courses flyer with course listings and brief descriptions. Information on course dates and times is also available at Rockford College’s IQ.Web.

New course on Entrepreneurship from Professor Kadamian

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

The Center is pleased to announce a new Entrepreneurship course, which will be offered for the first time during the spring 2009 semester by Professor Steve Kadamian. It examines the role of entrepreneurship in a changing and complex global business environment and the special challenges and opportunities entrepreneurs face when developing, starting and growing an entrepreneurial organization. Particular focus is put on writing and developing a business plan that turns an entrepreneur’s ideas and dreams into reality. See the Entrepreneurship course flyer (PDF) and view below Professor Kadamian’s brief video introduction to the course. For information on course dates and times, please visit Rockford College’s IQ.Web.

What is holding back Senegal?

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Flow Vision News is the newsletter of Flow, an organization founded by educator Michael Strong and Whole Foods CEO John Mackey. The current edition interweaves the story of Senegalese entrepreneur Magatte Wade-Marchand, founder of the beverage company Adina for Life, with a discussion of the difficulties involved in fostering entrepreneurship and building up the economy in Senegal.

Top college entrepreneurs 2008

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

StartupNation published its annual ranking of the top 20 dorm-based businesses. The winners include: Ablaze Custom Cleaning, specializing in window cleaning; AffordaBook, a website for cheap textbooks; CaptainU, an online networking platform connecting high school athletes and recruiters; and DigitalWingman, which creates 3D floor plans of college dorm rooms and apartments for marketing purposes.

Brits need more entrepreneurship education

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

A report by the UK National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (FESTA), the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship (NCGE) and The Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE) urges UK universities to take entrepreneurship education beyond business school startup courses and integrate it more deeply into university life so that the country can remain economically competitive. As Keith Herrmann, Deputy Chief Executive of the CIHE puts it: “Pure business skills are no longer sufficient. To add value to the workplace, graduates will need to distinguish themselves by developing entrepreneurial skills that enable them to seize and exploit opportunities, take risks, think strategically, work flexibly, manage complexity, and acquire the more generic employability skills needed for the workplace, such as team-working, communication skills, and commercial awareness.”