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Business Summit Provides Students the Opportunity to Pitch Ideas, Learn From Executives

Trey Closter and Clint Baldwin dream of opening a supplement business someday.

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s upcoming Business Summit Quick Pitch Contest gives them the perfect opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of professionals.

“Our service is to provide supplements in the customer’s desired quantity. We value our customer’s dollar and believe they should get the specific amount they want and pay for,” said Closter and Baldwin, both juniors.

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NWU Makes Entrepreneurship Its Business

Cody Eiler — a business administration major and Academic All-American in football — spent some time recently perfecting his pitch.

On March 1, he was among 20 other NWU students who went before a panel of company presidents and CEOs and gave an elevator speech on a product he feels people can’t turn down.

Eiler, a senior from O’Neill, introduced a salad bowl with a built-in dressing dispenser. The dispenser will hold, measure, and disperse dressing across a salad.

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Quick Pitch Competition Turns Students Into 60-Second Entrepreneurs

Mindi Schlautman generated laughter from a crowded room of onlookers and even more importantly, from the five judges who were listening intently to her new business idea.

First she showed a photo of a heaping pile of dirty laundry. Then she showed a photo of a treadmill. Finally she showed the photo that caused the laughter: a treadmill with laundry draped over it.

“Oftentimes, you get this mix,” she said of her final Powerpoint slide. “My idea will save time, save energy, and shrink waistlines.”

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Business Students Honored With Department Awards

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Department of Business, Accounting and Economics has honored its students with academic awards.

Andrew Schweitzer has been awarded the Clayton D. Feis Economics and Finance Scholarship. The scholarship provides assistance to students with a major or emphasis in economics or finance, who are working under adverse conditions.

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Longtime Economics Professor Loretta Fairchild Retires

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s faculty will say goodbye this month to a faculty dynamo and university fixture: retiring Professor Emerita of Economics Loretta Fairchild.

Fairchild graduated from NWU in 1966 with majors in German and chemistry, and went on to earn a Ph.D. in economic development and public finance from Cornell University in 1972.

After short teaching stints in Monterrey, Mexico, and La Crosse, Wisc., Fairchild returned to Nebraska Wesleyan in 1975. She has worked at NWU ever since, teaching here longer than some of her faculty colleagues have been alive.

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Students Spend Semester Break in NYC for Inside Look at Business World

A group of Nebraska Wesleyan University students traded in some much-needed sleep and braved the cold January temperatures recently in hopes that they could wish their family and friends back home in Nebraska a good morning.

Donning a sign that read “Good Morning Nebraska,” the students achieved their first goal: getting a shout out from Good Morning America anchors Robin Roberts and Sam Champion.

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