Understanding how to be a strong and effective leader is important for anyone at any age. On March 9, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the UNI Women in Business club hosted its fourth annual Young Women in Leadership Conference at Gallagher Bluedorn, helping high school women build crucial leadership skills. This year’s event drew an attendance of over 250 people.
You may have seen the signs around campus announcing First Amendment Rights training at UNI. I am a staunch believer in the First Amendment. The amendment is a key freedom setting America apart from totalitarian, authoritarian, and even other democratic governments. I encourage you to complete the training; it doesn’t take long, and you’ll learn some interesting aspects of the First Amendment.
On November 17, 2021, prior to the US House of Representative’s vote to censure Rep. Paul Gosar, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, from Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, delivered a fiery speech on the House floor, part of which attacked a fellow Congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, from Minnesota. US Representative Lauren Boebert, from Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, was elected to her post in 2020. Boebert has quickly gained a reputation for “ugly and unsavory” actions, and using politics to promote her personal brand.
It’s hard to replicate the feeling of investing in a real portfolio made up of real money. At UNI’s College of Business, the Krause and the Panther Funds provide opportunities for students to do exactly that.
“Ideas matter.” As I have noted in previous blog posts, this was a mantra chanted by my dissertation advisor, Jon Shepard, during my Ph.D. program at Virginia Tech. Jon, trained as a sociologist, and by then, Chair of the Management Department in the business school, was referring to the vital importance of our thinking on the ways we structure our organizations, institutions, and societies. He was conveying that the ways we live, the rules we observe, the social structures we create, are all derived from someone’s ideas—they are NOT preordained or natural law.
Majoring in business will open the door for many potential career opportunities! Rather than some majors that pigeonhole you into one very specific career, business gives you a lot of flexibility. This makes it a fantastic option if you don’t know exactly what kind of job you’d like to have, but you still have a general idea. With the best business jobs, you can expect high wages, great job security, and plenty of daily mental stimulation.