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Summer Venture in Business program introduces high school students to KU

I feel like KU is my first choice now.

High school students got a taste of life at KU during the School of Business’ inaugural Summer Venture in Business program June 4-6, 2017.

Introduced by 2016-17 Student Body President Stephonn Alcorn and Vice President Gabby Naylor, the program aims to familiarize underrepresented students and potential first-generation college students with business topics and equip them with the tools to succeed in college.

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December 13, 2017
Students in lecturer Ken Ward’s Management and Leadership — Organizational Behavior honors course present the projects they developed for Lawrence-based nonprofits.

Students in lecturer Ken Ward’s Management and Leadership — Organizational Behavior honors course spent the fall 2017 semester collaborating with three local nonprofits.

Students broke into groups and worked on projects for Kansas Appleseed, an anti-poverty advocacy organization; Just Food, Douglas County’s food bank; and the Lawrence Humane Society, which provides shelter and care to more than 3,800 animals per year.

Executives from the organizations met with the class in September to brainstorm ideas for the... Read more

December 13, 2017
In our Five Questions series, faculty of the University of Kansas School of Business share their insights, experiences and advice for students.Tim Shaftel

Tim Shaftel is the Jordan Haines Teaching Professor in Business. His academic areas include financial accounting, managerial accounting and international accounting.

What got you interested in your field, and what has been the most rewarding part of being involved in it?

I got interested in accounting after I had my Ph.D. in operations research and began working with accounting Ph.D. students at the University of Arizona.

What is your favorite part about being a Jayhawk?

Basketball, of course. The students are fantastic... Read more


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