Huntsman Post

Business Week Aims to Familiarize All USU Students with Many Possibilities

By Allie Jeppson

Business Week is underway at the Huntsman School of Business, and it aims to introduce students to a host of clubs, activities, and programs, while mixing in a service project and a free concert by a group called Recycled Percussion.

Dean Douglas D. Anderson

Dean Douglas D. Anderson serves hot dogs to students during the first day of Business Week.
Photo by Steve Eaton

In recent years, students at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business have spent much of Business Week raising money for the Huntsman Cancer Institute. This year the students contributed time, instead, by participating in an all-day service project aimed at directly benefiting Institute patients, said Huntsman Business Senator Jeff Parker.

A service project that took place Tuesday, Sept. 11, gave students the opportunity to write letters of encouragement for those battling cancer, to make small rice-filled pillows that can be warmed in a microwave, or to create paper flowers. At the conclusion of Tuesday’s events, almost 1,000 rice bags had been completed with just under 500 paper flowers and letters produced.

The service project was one of the main focal points of this year’s Business Week, Sen. Parker said. Other events featured at the beginning of Business Week included Dogs with the Dean, where Dean Douglas D. Anderson served hot dogs to students; an ugly tie dance on Tuesday evening where students were encouraged to wear their ugliest ties; and a student involvement expo featuring the many clubs and programs offered by the Huntsman School of Business.

Events will continue throughout the week with a range of activities aimed at “showing students inside and outside the business school the value of getting a business degree and the opportunities that business education can afford them,” said Sen. Parker.

Quoting Dean Douglas D. Anderson, Sen. Parker said that classroom instruction is only half of an education; the other half happens outside the classroom, and Business Week is a great time to get involved with the “other half.”

“The focus of Business Week is to help students get involved and take ownership of their education,” Sen. Parker said. He encourages students from across campus to check out what the school has to offer.

The Huntsman School of Business hosts 18 clubs and a variety of student programs, such as the Huntsman Scholar Program, the Entrepreneurship Club, and the Global Learning Experience program. Many of these clubs will participate in Business Week events and give students a chance to be more involved in their education.

Other planned events include:

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Free Donuts: 10 a.m. at the Eccles Business Building

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Opening Social: 5 p.m. in the Eccles Business Building lobby

Finance and Economics Club Opening Social: 6 p.m. in the Eccles Business Building (Room 214)

Thursday, Sept. 13

Professional Photographs: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the Eccles Business Building lobby

Students will have the opportunity to dress in their best business attire and have their professional photo taken for free.

Friday, Sept. 14

Dean’s Address and Welcome to Students: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in the George S. Eccles Business Building auditorium, room 215.

An open discussion with Dean Anderson for new and transfer students in which he will talk about the opportunities for students at the Huntsman School of Business. All students are encouraged to attend, with an ice cream social to follow.

Recycled Percussion Band: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Old Main Hill

The performing group, Recycled Percussion, which has performed in Las Vegas and in several iPhone commercials, will take the stage on Old Main Hill.