For novice writers, it is often difficult to accept constructive criticism and develop a willingness to edit and repeatedly revise their work.
Overcoming that reluctance is essential for Ph.D. students who plan to become professors, because their careers hinge on their ability to clearly define their research and present it in a concise and appealing way to editors at top academic journals.
“For future faculty members, being able to write is their bread and butter,” said Professor Emerita Susan Spiggle. “You can have all the best data in the world but if you can’t write clearly and define the importance of your work, it really doesn’t matter at all.”Continue Reading
Retirees from the School of Business recently participated in a second social event this academic year, which included a scrumptious dinner in the School’s Boardroom and the opportunity to attend a performance of Rhythmic Circus at the Jorgensen Auditorium.
The April 18 event drew some newcomers to the group, including Karla Fox, Tom and Sondra Morrison and Marge and Dick Kochanek. Others in attendance were: Dean John Elliott and Laura Philips, Rob and Mary Hoskin, Harry Johnson, Keith and Marietta Johnson, Lin and Waldo Klein, Richard Norgaard and Karen Zimmer, Murphy Sewall and Virginia Fulton, Crayton and Harriett Walker, Susan Spiggle and Tom Martin, and Roger and Cindy Adams. In addition, we were pleased to welcome alumnus Roger Adams, ’74 MBA, who was the graduate assistant of Keith Johnson.
A brief survey will soon be emailed to retirees to see what programs will best meet their needs in the Fall.
Addressing a gathering of retired- and almost-retired UConn faculty, School of Business Dean John A. Elliott urged them to use their expertise to help mentor junior staff and graduate students.
Dean Elliott thanked those congregated for their years of service to the School of Business, their willingness to act in an advisory capacity to him and to newer faculty, and recognized them as a vital connection to some of the School’s most illustrious alumni.
Rob Hoskin, Harry Johnson, Keith Johnson, Lin Klein, Jeffrey Kramer, Richard Norgaard, David Palmer, Murphy Sewall,James Sfiridis, Susan Spiggle and Crayton Walker were among those assembled, with their significant others, at the beautiful Mansfield home of Richard Norgaard and Karen Zimmer. Dean Elliott’s charming wife, Laura Philips, also attended the first formal gathering of retired faculty on Dec. 7.
Other important purposes of the meeting were to reinforce contacts among lifelong colleagues, share memories and enjoy each other’s company. Attendees enjoyed a catered, champagne brunch, entered a drawing for door prizes and shared stories of those who could not be present that day but wished to be remembered to all, such as Karla Fox who was in New York at the birth of her fourth grandchild.
One interesting discovery is the creative outlets in which some retirees are engaged. Michael Lubatkin has just published a scholarly book, but focused more in the area of philosophy than in management. Dick Kochanek has been painting for a number of years and his artwork has evolved such that he is currently receiving accolades at juried shows. Rob Hoskin has honed his skills as a craftsman and produces beautiful objects in wood.
Among those who could not attend is Steve Messner. His daughter would love to deliver any notes and well wishes, so please write to Steve in care of: Stephanie Brown, 144 Woodleaf Drive, Winter Springs, FL 32708.
Planning is underway to host a Spring 2015 event on the Storrs campus. More information will be provided soon. Those wishing to remain in touch should contact Cynthia H. Adams, Professor Emerita from the former School of Allied Health, at email@example.com or 860-230-8951.
The UConn School of Business is proud to introduce its inaugural class for the Graduate Programs in HR Management. 24 students have been admitted into the MS HRM program, and five students in the ABC HRM certificate program. The MS HRM students will be joining our HRM team in Hartford on Friday and Saturday, August 22-23, for our in-residence program kickoff. The weekend will consist of special guest speakers, including Dean John Elliott, industry speakers, and program faculty that also serves as the launch for the cornerstone course, Business Acumen and Strategic Human Resource Management. Greg Reilly, Academic Director of the Graduate Programs in HRM, will be leading the event. Other special guests include Susan Spiggle, Chair of the Management Department; Peter Diplock, Assistant Vice Provost for eCampus; and Suresh Nair, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies for the School of Business.