Posts Tagged ‘Student Prizes’

February 2012 Issue of Kaizen

Monday, February 13th, 2012

In our latest issue of Kaizen we feature an interview with Jay Lapeyre, President and CEO of Laitram, LLC, a diversified global manufacturer of industrial equipment.

Also featured in Kaizen are: student essay contest winners Amina Seitahunova, Amanda Nicosia, and Danielle Taylor; the Fall 2011 Reading Group; enterprising student Vince Chiarelli; and guest speakers Phyllis Johnson, a Rockford-based entrepreneur, and Alexei Marcoux, professor of Business Ethics at Loyola Chicago.

A PDF version of Kaizen is available here. We will soon post separately the full interview with Mr. Lapeyre.

If you would like to receive a complimentary issue of the print version of Kaizen, please email your name and postal address to CEE [at] Rockford.edu.

December 2011 Issue of Kaizen

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

In our latest issue of Kaizen we feature an interview with Chan Luu, CEO of Chan Luu, Inc. Born and raised in Vietnam, Luu came to the USA for college in Boston before launching herself as a designer of jewelry and clothing in Los Angeles.

Also featured in Kaizen are: student essay contest winners Farzaneh Farhangi, Kelly Foster, and Rebecca Robinson; Extreme Entrepreneurship Day; filmmaker Jeffrey Van Davis‘s discussion panel for his film Only A God Can Save Us; and guest speakers Douglas Den Uyl, who visited us from Indianapolis, and Federico Fernández and Martin Sarano, who visited us from Argentina.

A PDF version of Kaizen is available here. We will soon post separately the full interview with Ms. Chan Luu.

If you would like to receive a complimentary issue of the print version of Kaizen, please email your name and postal address to CEE [at] Rockford.edu.

March 2011 Issue of Kaizen

Monday, March 14th, 2011

In our latest issue of Kaizen we feature an interview with Jack Stack, Founder and CEO of SRC Holdings Corporation, author of The Great Game of Business and A Stake in the Outcome, and “Father of Open-book Management” (Inc. Magazine).

Also featured in Kaizen are student essay contest winners Sarah Boykin, Shelly Wenzel, and Bethany Borgmann, and guest speakers Michael Strong and Magatte Wade.

A PDF version of Kaizen is available here. We will soon post separately the full interview with Mr. Stack.

If you would like to receive a complimentary issue of the print version of Kaizen, please email your name and postal address to CEE [at] Rockford.edu.

February 2010 Issue of Kaizen

Monday, February 15th, 2010

In our latest issue of Kaizen we feature an interview with Judy Estrin, CEO of JLabs, co-founder of seven technology companies, and author of Closing the Innovation Gap.

In this issue we also feature guest speakers Joshua Hall and Jerry Kirkpatrick and student essay contest winners Erin Filak, Kristy Luck, and Elliot Welsh.

A PDF version of Kaizen is available here. We will soon post separately the full interview with Ms. Estrin.

If you would like to receive a complimentary issue of the print version of Kaizen, please email your name and postal address to CEE [at] Rockford.edu.

CEE Student Essay Contest Winners

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

During the spring 2009 semester CEE sponsored a contest for the best essays in the Business and Economic Ethics course on the following topic: “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”—True or False? The essays were judged on the basis of their thoroughness, cohesiveness, and originality.

The two first-prize winners were Naomi Byars and Jennifer LaSarre, who received $300 each.

Here are the essays of the two first-prize winners (both essays are in PDF format):

Naomi Byars – “The Corruption Triangle” [pdf]

Jennifer LaSarre – “Power, Privilege, and Political Entrepreneurs in America” [pdf]

In addition three Honorable Mentions were awarded to Kathreen Atkerson, Seth Kryder, and Brittney Leach, who received $100 each. Congratulations to our five winners for their excellent work!
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Prize-winning student presentations on Japan and Venezuela

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

During the Fall 2007 semester, the Center offered prizes for the best two student projects in Professors Hicks and Rezazadeh’s Capitalism in the Modern World course. The projects involved researching a country’s political and economic history, and students were judged on the basis of the quality of their analysis and the effectiveness of their presentations, both oral and written. The winners, Paul Lindsay and Emily Wallen, received $300 each. Below are brief video clip excerpts of their presentations.

Paul Lindsay on Venezuela

Emily Wallen on Japan

Spring 2008 CEE essay contest winners named

Monday, May 12th, 2008

erik-torres-thumb.jpgThe Center is pleased to announce the winner of the Spring 2008 Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship Essay Contest: Erik Torres for his essay “Social and Business Entrepreneurs: Big Bucks and Some Change.”

The four runner-ups are (in no particular order): Richard Walters, “False Advertising as an Impediment to Reason”; Almir Causevic, “Final Paper on Minimum Wage: Case Studies at Coyote Blog”; Andrew Tuttle, “Italian Tax Law: Justified Fraud?”; Scott Danielson, “The New Belgium Beer Company.” Congratulations to the winners!

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Student Prize Winners Named

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Congratulations to Paul Lindsay and Emily Wallen! Paul LindsayEmily WallenThe Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship offered prizes for the best two student projects in Professors Hicks and Rezazadeh’s Capitalism in the Modern World course. Students were judged on the basis of the quality of their analysis and the effectiveness of their presentations, both oral and written. The winners received $300 each.