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EPIC Spotlight: Mark Zweig

EPIC Spotlight: Mark Zweig

If you ask Mark Zweig to name former students who have successful businesses, be prepared to sit for a while.

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Walton Hosts Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Proposal Writing Workshop

Walton Hosts Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Proposal Writing Workshop

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center in the Sam M. Walton College of Business will host a Small Business Innovation Research/Business Technology Transfer Phase I Proposal Writing Workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus. 

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Award-Winning Ghanaian Entrepreneur to Speak on Social Innovation

Award-Winning Ghanaian Entrepreneur to Speak on Social Innovation

Adjoa Boateng, a widely recognized Ghanaian micro-insurance entrepreneur, will present “Social Entrepreneurship as a Vehicle for Social Change” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, in Willard J. Walker Hall room 403.

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Spirituality Class Debuts in Walton

Spirituality Class Debuts in Walton

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Clinical Assistant Professor Denise Breaux Soignet is teaching a new class entitled Faith, Spirituality and the Workplace this fall semester on behalf of the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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Fleischer Scholars Present Business Plans for Entrepreneurial Projects

Fleischer Scholars Present Business Plans for Entrepreneurial Projects

Twenty-five high school students from Arkansas recently spent one week on campus to learn about entrepreneurship, business plans, presentations, teamwork and community improvement projects through the Fleischer Scholars summer camp program.

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Walton Faculty, Students Participate in Enterprise Computing Community Conference

Walton Faculty, Students Participate in Enterprise Computing Community Conference

Faculty and students from the Sam M. Walton College of Business attended the Enterprise Computing Community Conference in Poughkeepsie, New York, June 11-13. 

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EPIC Spotlight: Daymara Baker

EPIC Spotlight: Daymara Baker

It’s bread with benefits. That’s the catch phrase Daymara Baker uses when describing her business, Rockin’ Baker, a bakery tucked inside a small Fayetteville plaza among a bicycle shop and microbrewery.

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Wasson Wins Social Innovation Hub’s Inaugural Competition

Wasson Wins Social Innovation Hub’s Inaugural Competition

A panel of faculty and expert judges selected sophomore Laura Wasson, a dietetics and human nutrition major, as the winner in the first-ever Design Solution Challenge, a semester-long social entrepreneurship competition sponsored by the Social Innovation Hub and the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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Startup Teams Take Top Honors at Governor’s Cup

Startup Teams Take Top Honors at Governor’s Cup

University of Arkansas teams took first place in the undergraduate division and swept all three places in the graduate division at the 2017 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition on April 11 .

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State Rep. Warwick Sabin to Speak on Social Entrepreneurship

State Rep. Warwick Sabin to Speak on Social Entrepreneurship

Arkansas State Representative Warwick Sabin will deliver a talk on the social entrepreneurship movement in Arkansas at Willard J. Walker Hall, room 403, on the University of Arkansas campus, at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 22. The talk is free and open to the public, and no registration is required.

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University Receives Two Campaign Gifts in Support of Entrepreneurship Hub

University Receives Two Campaign Gifts in Support of Entrepreneurship Hub

Two University of Arkansas alumni and their wives are contributing a total of $600,000 for a new entrepreneurship hub that will support students from across campus. Jerry and Kay Brewer of Fayetteville are contributing $500,000 to create the Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub, and their son, Clete Brewer, and his wife, Tammy, of Rogers are contributing … Continue reading University Receives Two Campaign Gifts in Support of Entrepreneurship Hub

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Grox Industries to Compete in Rice Business Plan Competition

Grox Industries to Compete in Rice Business Plan Competition

Grox Industries will compete with some of the world’s top universities for more than $1 million in prizes at the 17th annual Rice Business Plan Competition at Rice University, April 6-8, 2017.

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Start-Up Team Wins University of Manitoba Investment Competition

Start-Up Team Wins University of Manitoba Investment Competition

Grox Industries, a University of Arkansas entrepreneurship team developing a nanomaterial-based glass coating that improves the energy efficiency of windows, won first place at the University of Manitoba’s Stu Clark Investment Competition on March 11.

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Ridge Co-Authors Harvard Business Review Article Looking at Conflicts of Interest in Congress

Ridge Co-Authors Harvard Business Review Article Looking at Conflicts of Interest in Congress

From 2005 to 2010, the average S&P 500 firm had seven members of Congress who owned stock in the firm, and some companies had closer to 100 members owning stock, according to a new study co-authored by a Walton College assistant professor of management.

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Rosen Named Associate Editor of Journal of Management

Rosen Named Associate Editor of Journal of Management

Christopher C. Rosen, a professor in the management department of the Walton College, has been named associate editor for the Journal of Management.

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Entrepreneurship Team Wins Georgia Bowl Competition

Entrepreneurship Team Wins Georgia Bowl Competition

“Together, they have brought engineering, business and technology development, marketing, and logistics together to create a realistic and incredibly promising plan.”

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EPIC Spotlight: Boxxyy

EPIC Spotlight: Boxxyy

It started as a class assignment. It became a pet product company that helps animal shelters.

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Enactus Partners with the American Legion to Support Community Programs

Enactus Partners with the American Legion to Support Community Programs

Enactus is partnering with the Shelton Tucker Craft American Legion Post #27 to remodel the facility, revitalize its business operations and increase its membership.

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EPIC Spotlight: Bjorn Simmons

EPIC Spotlight: Bjorn Simmons

If you think marketing and entrepreneurship pertains only to business, guess again. Bjorn Simmons will tell you that entrepreneurial spirit and a know-how attitude can effect change in many aspects of life, whether it’s helping free a man wrongfully imprisoned or creating a tool that can benefit businesses globally.

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Rosen Study Shows Incivility Begets Incivility in the Workplace

Rosen Study Shows Incivility Begets Incivility in the Workplace

Incivil behaviors at work — put-downs, sarcasm and other condescending comments — tend to have a contagious effect, according to a new study by a management professor at the University of Arkansas and several colleagues.

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EPIC Spotlight: Ross Lawrence

EPIC Spotlight: Ross Lawrence

Many fresh college graduates look for exciting careers in big cities like Chicago or New York. Ross Lawrence was one of them. With a bachelor’s degree in finance, he applied to more than 70 jobs in the Windy City and Big Apple. Then he decided he’d give Nevada, Missouri, a try. Ross Lawrence BSBA ’11 … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Ross Lawrence

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Picasolar Awarded $2 Million for Solar Technology

Picasolar Awarded $2 Million for Solar Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the funds to advance a pilot manufacturing program for solar cell technology developed at the University of Arkansas.

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WattGlass, Boston Mountain Biotech Selected for Startup Summit

WattGlass, Boston Mountain Biotech Selected for Startup Summit

The two technology startups were formed in Walton’s ‘New Venture Development’ class, and have been selected for the Hello Tomorrow Top 500 Worldwide competition, to be held in October in France.

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Nine Walton College Faculty Awarded Endowed Chairs, Professorships

Nine Walton College Faculty Awarded Endowed Chairs, Professorships

Nine faculty members of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas have been awarded endowed chairs or endowed professorships.

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Fleischer Scholars Experience Entrepreneurship and College Life

Fleischer Scholars Experience Entrepreneurship and College Life

Thirty-three high school juniors and seniors participated in the Fleischer Scholars summer camp program July 10-15 to learn about entrepreneurship at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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Taking the Long Way Home

Taking the Long Way Home

Sometimes life takes a detour from the original plan. For Kelley Weaver, the path to her college commencement took 34 years.

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Walton Faculty Recognized for Highly Cited Research

Walton Faculty Recognized for Highly Cited Research

Emerald Group Publishing, a global publisher focusing on research and practice, recognized three faculty members from the Sam M. Walton College of Business for their highly cited papers.

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U of A Sweeps Graduate Places at Governor’s Cup Competition

U of A Sweeps Graduate Places at Governor’s Cup Competition

Walton College teams swept all three places Tuesday in the graduate division at the 2016 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition held in Little Rock.

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Non-Traditional Student Redefines Leadership

Non-Traditional Student Redefines Leadership

Erin Wooldridge received the 2016 Arkansas Alumni Association Non-Traditional Student Leadership Award at the Student Involvement Awards Ceremony held on April 13 at the University of Arkansas. This award is co-sponsored each year by Off Campus Connections and the Arkansas Alumni Association.

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Walton International Photo Contest Winners

Walton International Photo Contest Winners

Walton’s Global Engagement Office announces the winners of the first annual Instagram International Photo Contest.

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EPIC Spotlight: Jason Ridge

EPIC Spotlight: Jason Ridge

The Jeep was totaled. It sat in the body shop owned by Jason Ridge’s father, who told him if he wanted a car to drive – a teenage rite of passage – he better get to work.

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Director of Social Innovation to Serve on UNESCO Steering Committee

Director of Social Innovation to Serve on UNESCO Steering Committee

The University of Arkansas’ director of social innovation has been invited to serve on an Advisory Steering Committee of UNESCO.

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Northwest Arkansas: A Hotbed for Startups

Northwest Arkansas: A Hotbed for Startups

“Silicon Valley is great for the tech world. But if your business deals with retail or consumer products or supply chain logistics, then this is the place to be.”

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Frye Named Employee of the Second Quarter

Frye Named Employee of the Second Quarter

Lisa Frye, administrative support supervisor in the Department of Management, has been named employee of the second quarter by the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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CEO Retirements Cause Negative Reactions From Shareholders, Markets

CEO Retirements Cause Negative Reactions From Shareholders, Markets

CEO retirements – the most common reason for executive succession and yet a relatively overlooked area of research – are assumed to be an inconsequential part of normal business and therefore not disruptive to an organization. A new study by management researchers at the University of Arkansas shows this conventional assumption to be inaccurate.

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Rogelio Garcia Contreras Named Director of Social Innovation

Rogelio Garcia Contreras Named Director of Social Innovation

Rogelio Garcia Contreras, founder of the Social Entrepreneurship Program at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, has been named director of social innovation at the University of Arkansas.

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Fletchers Fuel Entrepreneurial Spirit With Creation of S.A.K.E. Fund

Fletchers Fuel Entrepreneurial Spirit With Creation of S.A.K.E. Fund

Alumnus Frank Fletcher and his wife, Judy, are providing $600,000 to establish the Frank and Judy Fletcher S.A.K.E. Fund in the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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Kyya: Pure and Simple

Kyya: Pure and Simple

Mmmmm. Chocolate. Rick Boosey, the president and founder of Kyya Chocolate, faced a full and engaged classroom when he spoke to students about entrepreneurship in ECON 3053 – Economics for Elementary Teachers – at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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Teen Scholars Get in the College Spirit

Teen Scholars Get in the College Spirit

Thirty-nine entrepreneurial teens participated in the Spirit Scholars program held July 12-17 at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

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Anand Named Executive Director Of Strategic Planning And Innovation

Anand Named Executive Director Of Strategic Planning And Innovation

Interim Dean Matt Waller has named Vikas Anand to take on a short-term role working with the dean’s office as executive director of strategic planning and innovation.

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2015-16 Walton Student Ambassadors Announced

2015-16 Walton Student Ambassadors Announced

Thirteen students have been named Walton College Student Ambassadors for 2015-16. Student ambassadors assist Walton’s Undergraduate Programs Office with recruitment efforts.

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CycleWood Solutions Signs Agreement to Produce ‘Green’ Bags for Pet Waste

CycleWood Solutions Signs Agreement to Produce ‘Green’ Bags for Pet Waste

A technology company that developed its award-winning business concept in the New Venture Development class taught by management professor Carol Reeves has signed an exclusive agreement to produce a line of eco-friendly waste pickup bags for pet owners.

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BioBridge LLC Takes Third Place at Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge

BioBridge LLC Takes Third Place at Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge

A business plan team from the University of Arkansas that is creating an online marketplace that would connect researchers to suppliers of human biospecimens placed third at the 2015 Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge.

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EPIC Spotlight: Johnny Carver

EPIC Spotlight: Johnny Carver

Johnny Carver grew up surrounded by basketball. His father played for Kansas State University and his brother for the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. “I’ve always wanted to be like my brother,” Johnny says. “I look up to him and my dad.” Johnny Carver Freshman Management Major So, as a 6-foot, 3-inch tall … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Johnny Carver

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Video: John James: Arkansas Favors the Bold

Video: John James: Arkansas Favors the Bold

John James, founder of Acumen Brands, will be a panelist and moderator Arkansas Business Forecast Luncheon. The Friday, Jan. 30 event is coordinated by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

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EPIC Spotlight: Omar Meson

EPIC Spotlight: Omar Meson

“With finance, you never know what you’re going to get,” Omar says. “Every day, it’s a new adventure.”

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27 Named to the Walton Dean’s Student Advisory Board

27 Named to the Walton Dean’s Student Advisory Board

Autumn Parker, associate director for undergraduate recruitment, and Barbara Lofton, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, have announced the 27 members of the 2014-2015 Dean’s Student Advisory Board for Walton.

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EPIC Spotlight: Cameron Boyland

EPIC Spotlight: Cameron Boyland

Majoring in management with a marketing minor, Cameron discovered he had a talent for business while attending Central High School in his hometown of Little Rock.

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Miles to Represent Walton at U of A Ethics Summit

Miles to Represent Walton at U of A Ethics Summit

Join the University of Arkansas Center for Ethics in Journalism and UA Honors College for a fast-paced, thought-provoking discussion of contemporary ethics in law, business, medicine, education and journalism. It will be 2-3:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at Room 130, Ozark Hall.     Panelists include Howard W. Brill, School of Law Cathy Hale, Eleanor … Continue reading Miles to Represent Walton at U of A Ethics Summit

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Entrepreneur Theresa Fette to Speak on Succeeding Without Selling Your Soul

Entrepreneur Theresa Fette to Speak on Succeeding Without Selling Your Soul

Theresa Fette, an entrepreneur who founded the Provident Trust Group, will speak to students and faculty on Friday, Oct. 31, about “How to Succeed in Business Without Selling your Soul.” Fette’s talk is presented by the Office of Entrepreneurship and the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. It will be … Continue reading Entrepreneur Theresa Fette to Speak on Succeeding Without Selling Your Soul

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