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Business undergrads to receive their ‘passports,’ learn what’s new in NIU curricular engagement

April 25, 2013
Clockwise, from top left: Beth Towell, Jill Hayes, Michaela Holtz, Anne Birerick.

Clockwise, from top left: Beth Towell, Jill Hayes, Michaela Holtz, Anne Birerick.

Fall 2013 will mark the launch of Business Passport Program at the NIU College of Business.

Based on the guidance from business alumni, the Business Passport Program identifies areas – continents – that are important to be successful in today’s business world.

Business undergraduates can learn more by attending “College of Business Passport Program & Update on Curricular Engagement at NIU,” presented by Beth Towell, Jill HayesAnne Birberick and Michaela Holtz.

Towell, associate dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs in the College of Business, and Hayes, director of the Business Passport Program, will introduce the new initiative sponsored by Vision 2020.

The talk will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m.

RSVP is requested by noon Monday, April 29, to [email protected]. Deans, department chairs and faculty members with curricular engagement are especially encouraged to attend.

Business Passport will enhance students’ coursework with experiences that deepen what they learn inside the classroom and engage them within the university. They will become aware of the variety of co-curricular opportunities throughout NIU as well as course electives that will add to their future success.

NIU Business Passport Program logoThis presentation closes the Engagement Speaker Series for 2012-2013.

NIU has developed considerable momentum in expanding curricular engagement. Vice Provost Birberick and Holtz, assistant to the director in the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning, will update the NIU community on what has been accomplished and discuss future plans.

For more information about the event, contact Holtz at (815) 753-8155 or [email protected].