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Business Week events planned at IU Northwest April 17-21

Roundtable discussions, media guest panels and awards presentations highlight 6th Annual Business and Economics Week

The IU Northwest School of Business and Economics will host its’ 6th Annual Business and Economics Week April 17-21 at IU Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, Ind. A variety of events are scheduled.

Business Week is an opportunity for the School of Business and Economics to bring meaningful and thought provoking presentations and discussions to the community concerning issues that are relevant in today’s business world. As the world business market changes from day to day, it is imperative to be informed about topics that affect local, national and international commerce. As important as that information is, it is equally important to know how the press disperses information and how their reporting affects their audiences. To address these particular subjects, two presentations will take place during the week.

“Meet the Press”- Leaders in the local media will discuss the future and ethical responsibility of reporting the news. Wed. April 19 from 10:30am- Noon, Savannah Auditorium. The panel will be moderated by George Miga, a management consultant. Panelists include:

  • Anita Padilla- weekend anchor and reporter, NBC 5 Chicago
  • Thomas E. Carroll- President & CEO, WYIN 56
  • Ric Federighi- co-owner & general manager, WJOB AM 1230
  • William Nangle- executive editor, The Times
  • Dave Rutter- managing editor, Post-Tribune
  • Dr. Taylor Lake, assistant professor of communication at IU Northwest and faculty advisor for WIUN

“Symposium on Asia” - A group of invited guest speakers will discuss the economic affairs of the fast growing Asian economies and how they have dealt with the challenges of globalization. Thurs. April 20 from 7- 8:30 pm., Hawthorn Hall, rm. 107. Speakers participating in the symposium include: Endang Dewi Mardeyani, consul for economic affairs, acting head of chancery, consulate general of the Republic of Indonesia, Chicago; Glenn Penaranda, trade representative, Philippines Trade & Investment Center, Philippines Consulate General, Chicago; Soongu Yoon, consul of economic affairs, Korean Consulate General, Chicago; K. S. Gusain, consul (commerce), head of chancery, Consulate General of India, Chicago.

The “Meet the Press” panel is presented in partnership with the IU Northwest School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the department of communication. The Symposium on Asia is partially funded by a Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning grant and presented by the IU Northwest School of Business and Economics in partnership with the IU Northwest International Affairs Club. Both events are free and open to the community, however seating is limited and reservations are suggested. To reserve a seat or for more information, call 219-980-6646, 219-980-6633 or email Karen Peterson at .

The IU Northwest School of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only 15 percent of the business schools worldwide hold this accreditation and IU Northwest is the only public university in northwest Indiana holding such accreditation. The School of Business and Economics serves approximately 600 business majors in Associates, Bachelors, and Masters degree programs and certificates. Of those students, about 25% are MBA students.




Media Contact:

Michelle Searer

Program Contact:

Karen Peterson
School of Business & Economics

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