Four University of Lynchburg students took second place in the 2018 Federal Reserve Challenge, a competition focused on monetary policy at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Thanks to their academic preparation and involvement in the Student Managed Investment Fund, the Lynchburg students thrived in the competition and bested larger teams from much larger schools, […]
Lynchburg College students in business, finance, and economics programs now have a Bloomberg Terminal, which puts cutting-edge financial data at their fingertips. Meanwhile, they’re managing the investment of $100,000 from the Lynchburg College endowment, giving them hands-on skills and the experience of dealing with real markets. Two recent graduates say the experience has already helped their careers.
When Ancito Etienne was 12, he decided to plan his funeral. He had cancer. “I knew that there was no way I was going to receive treatment in Haiti, and instead of just seeing my parents be desperate and crying all the time, it would be better to spend the few days I had, be […]
A University of Lynchburg professor and two students played a behind-the-scenes role in a new website that puts more government financial data in the hands of the people. Steve Ballmer, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and former Microsoft CEO, launched USAFacts.org on Tuesday. The website turns mountains of government data on spending, taxes, and […]
The School of Business and Economics at University of Lynchburg ranks second in the nation for leadership development, according to the 2017 LEAD Awards sponsored by HR.com. Informed by student feedback, the new rankings name Lynchburg near the top for degree programs emphasizing leadership and organizational development. SOBE bested larger schools such as University of […]
Dr. David Richards, an associate professor of international relations and political science at University of Lynchburg, will deliver the first address in the 2017 Great Decisions Lecture Series. Each February, this lecture series addresses current topics related to global events and international relations. Dr. Richards will present “Latin America’s Political Pendulum” on Thursday, February 2, at […]
Dr. Joseph Turek, dean of the School of Business and Economics, recently appeared on WDBJ7 to explain how regional store closings reflect national retail trends — including a growth in online shopping that increases power for shoppers and requires retailers to be more competitive. The full story is available at http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Lynchburg-store-closings-reflect-national-retail-trend-409839105.html.
Dr. Ira Kaufman, director of the Institute for Transformative Leadership in the School of Business and Economics, recently wrote an essay that compares the unanticipated result of the 2016 presidential election to ongoing disruption in the business world. The Roanoke Times published his letter Wednesday, November 30. The essay points out that many polls completely […]
Update: Read an article by Dr. Ira Kaufman about what the unpredictable presidential election of 2016 teaches about disruption and the importance of a transformative mindset. The School of Business and Economics at University of Lynchburg is launching the Transformative Leaders Lab, a new series of interactive workshops to help executives and aspiring business leaders […]
Ancito Etienne ’17 is spending the summer gathering data, crunching numbers, and making the case for public investment in hunger relief and conflict resolution around the world. He said his internship for Mercy Corps is preparing him to advocate for policies that will ease the suffering of the poor in his native Haiti.