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X-Culture Project: Getting Started

Guest Blogger: Simon Cummings, Business Administration – Management India, Korea, Turkey, NJ, NC, and FL make up the team I’m on. This is experience is going to be fun I believe. Working with people all over the world to complete a project is going to have its difficulties. Some difficulties are different languages, different time zones and different personalities. I…

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X-Culture Project: Using Social Networks to Connect to Students Abroad

Guest Blogger: Bonnie Crowe, Business Administration – Management  The X-culture project is up and running. My team is number 52. There has been six students assigned with the possibility of a seventh to be added. The students in my group come from a variety of locations. New Jersey, India, Turkey, Slovakia and Korea are represented. Four have made contact via email…

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Students Participate in the X-Culture Project

By Jarin Eisenberg What do you think of when your instructor tells you a group project is required for a course? Do you grumble and groan or do you jump at the opportunity to collaborate with your fellow classmates? What if the group project required you to connect with 5 other students located all over the globe? Just think about…

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Marketing Students Miss Their Dogs; Take on Animal Shelter Project

MELBOURNE, FLA.—At Florida Institute of Technology, Professor Andrew Cudmore’s marketing class has turned animal activist with its latest project. The students will bring to campus South Animal Care and Adoption Center representatives with adoptable pooches in tow on April 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be in Panther Plaza, in the heart of campus. Adoption center representatives…

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Women’s Business Center Earns National Excellence Award

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Florida Institute of Technology Women’s Business Center (WBC) was recently awarded the 2012 Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). To win the award, the WBC was nominated and then selected by the SBA. The nominations in this category include organizations that deliver results, are innovative, that advocate for the small business…

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When you feel down

This week wasn’t a good week for me at all. I was depressed, and I wanted to give up. I just couldn’t stop crying. I even thought it was a bad idea to come all the way over here at Florida Tech, far away from friends and families. During the whole week, I’ve been questioning the decision I made a…

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Inefficiency Hunter: Deborah Sater Carstens

via the Florida Tech Today Faulty processes, watch out. Bad systems, beware. With task analysis and usability expert Deborah Carstens on the lookout, you don’t stand a chance. “I just don’t like inefficiencies,” says Carstens, chair of the project management track in the online M.B.A. and associate professor of information systems in the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business. “When…

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Florida Tech Promotes Five Faculty Members; Six More to Retire

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology has promoted four faculty members to the position of associate professor and one to professor. Faculty promotions occur annually, in the spring. Promoted to the position of associate professor are Mark Achambault and Razvan Rusovici, mechanical and aerospace engineering; Jason Harris, humanities and communication; and Ningyu Liu, physics and space sciences. Michael Grace, associate dean…

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Lake Brantley High Finishes #1 in Annual Florida Tech Business Ethics Competition

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The team from Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, coached by Kent Kersten, took first place in the Florida Institute of Technology Nathan M. Bisk College of Business High School Business Ethics Competition. The 16th annual event was held on March 9. Palm Bay High School, advised by Amy Evans, took second place; Edgewood High School, advised by…

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Neuhard to Present Top 10 Tactics for Online Marketing March 20

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Jennifer Neuhard, assistant vice president of marketing at Florida Institute of Technology, will speak at the Founders Forum dinner March 20. The event will be held starting at 6 p.m. with networking; dinner is 7-8 p.m.; the program starts at 8 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront on Highway A1A in Indialantic. Neuhard will share best online practices…

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