Thursday, July 27, 2006

Retired Honda executive to discuss international business

Toshikata Amino

Toshikata Amino, retired executive vice-president of Honda of America Manufacturing, will visit campus Tuesday, August 8 to discuss international business issues including cross-cultural management and international negotiations, as well as present case studies from his time at Honda. Amino will be on campus at 5:30 p.m. in the Delaware Hall Lecture Hall in Room 121.

Amino is executive-in-residence and Distinguished Fellow at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, a visiting professor at Kansai University of International Studies, and executive-in-residence at the Woltemade Center for Economics at Ohio Wesleyan University.

A question and answer session and a reception will immediately follow his lecture.

Amino is being brought to campus with the help of Bob Queen, administrator for International Initiatives and Community Outreach. While Amino will be a guest lecturer of Business Management's International Business class, all faculty, staff, students and their guests are welcome to attend.


Business Management awards first leadership certificate

From left, Chuck Foley, Business Management Leadership Certificate advisor, and Kathy Pullins, interim Business Management chairperson, award David V. Hill III, BMGT major, the first Leadership Development Certificate.
Last year, Business Management Technology launched a certificate program in Leadership Development designed to teach an awareness of current trends in leadership and to develop skills necessary for leaders to face today's organizational challenges.

Recently, Business Management awarded its first Leadership Development certificate to student David V. Hill III.

To earn the certificate, Hill learned sound leadership skills in leadership fundamentals, creative problem solving, managing conflict, facilitating organizational processes, and organizational communication.





Paychecks to see raises

The Payroll department has a few announcements that will affect everyone's end of July paycheck.

In other payroll news, time cards and payroll action forms are due August 1.


SAC announces new officers

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) has elected its new officer for the 2006-2007 year. At the council's monthly meeting on July 13, the incoming and outgoing SAC representatives elected the following officers:

Outgoing officers from 2005-2006 include: Chair Michelle Kohar, loan specialist in Financial Aid; Vice-Chair Dan Henry, buyer in the Bookstore; Secretary Jerri Heine, interpreter in Disability Services; Treasurer Vickie Hunter, administrative assistant in Institutional Advancement; and Parliamentarian Mary Wanamaker, office associate in the Mathematics Department.


I Know I Can go to collegeI Know I Can student Shannon Flynn, right, chats with a customer in the Whole Foods Market July 25 during a special promotion and fundraiser the store organized to raise money for the program. Whole Foods donated five percent of the day's sales to I Know I Can - a program that assists high school students in finding and paying for college. Last year the I Know I Can program sent more than 400 students to Columbus State. The students were dressed in caps and gowns donated by Columbus State to illustrate their hopes of going to college.