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2020 Student Leadership Award Recipients

2020-05-06T09:40:06-06:00May 4th, 2020|

One of the strategic pillars of the David Eccles School of Business is creating a culture that invites, inspires, and innovates. At the core of this endeavor are students. Every student at the Eccles School thrives from being a doer in a variety of capacities. Through their experience at the Eccles School, students are given opportunities to make a difference in their communities. [...]

Natalie Gochnour’s work on Utah Leads Together plan spotlighted in Desert News

2020-05-01T14:23:47-06:00May 1st, 2020|

Natalie Gochnour, executive director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, recently was highlighted in the Desert News for her extraordinary contributions during the pandemic recovery. As a member of the Utah Economic Response Taskforce, Gochnour led the team that developed Governor Herbert’s “Utah Leads Together” plan, a comprehensive strategy to mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 and developing economic stability and recovery. Gochnour also [...]

Project apART: Promoting continuous creativity amidst COVID-19

2020-05-01T13:49:29-06:00May 1st, 2020|

During times of significant change, artistic movements have been a pivotal source of imagination, innovation, and community. Every pandemic throughout history has redefined the boundaries of artistic expression, such as Giovanni Boccaccio’s “The Decameron” to employ storytelling during the 14th Century Black Plague, and Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway” to embrace togetherness after surviving the 20th Century flu, and COVID-19 likely will do the same. [...]

A virtual luau: Opportunity Scholars honors spring and summer 2020 graduates

2020-05-01T14:04:38-06:00April 30th, 2020|

Pride. Perseverance. Inspiration. Accomplishment. Gratitude. Hope. These are just a few of the words that attendees took away from this year's Opportunity Scholars Luau, a celebration of 2020 Spring and Summer graduates. And while the COVID-19 pandemic may have kept them physically apart, this tight-knit community exhibited a real sense of togetherness. Graduates joined via zoom to express gratitude to donors, faculty and [...]

Navigating COVID-19 online series continues to draw worldwide media attention

2020-04-29T16:57:32-06:00April 29th, 2020|

The Navigating COVID-19: How to Save Your Business series continues to draw worldwide media attention. The free, online forum series, which is generously underwritten by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, provides clear and actionable direction to help local businesses navigate the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. Recent installments of the series have been mentioned in the New York Times here and here; Reuters [...]

MHA students give back, serving food to frontline medical workers

2020-04-28T15:44:46-06:00April 28th, 2020|

Two David Eccles School of Business second-year Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) students, Kelcie Douglas and Alyse Wells, have spearheaded the Salt Lake City chapter of Frontline Foods. Frontline Foods is a grassroots organization that supports local restaurants impacted by the COVID-19 crisis by feeding workers who are battling on the frontlines. Frontline Foods has partnered with World Central Kitchen, a tax-exempt, registered 501(c)(3) charitable [...]

Winners announced for the Information Systems COVID-19 Challenge

2020-04-24T18:13:24-06:00April 24th, 2020|

The Information Systems Major, in partnership with Domo, jointly organized a COVID-19 Data Analytics Challenge that concluded last week. The objectives were two-fold: first, to enable students to gain data analytics skillsets specifically in using the Domo BI and Visualization Platform; second, to expose students in learning to relate real-world problems to their classroom learnings. Student participants are from four categories: Business Scholars, [...]

AACSB International recognizes Eccles School for Master of Business Creation

2020-04-21T10:39:11-06:00April 21st, 2020|

Today, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) – the world’s largest business education network – recognized the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah among 25 business schools as highlights of its Innovations That Inspire member challenge. The Eccles School was recognized for its unique Master of Business Creation (MBC) program, which allows founders to launch and scale a company [...]

Finals during the COVID-19 pandemic – 5 tips to help you succeed!

2020-04-21T09:49:28-06:00April 21st, 2020|

Finals week is upon us, albeit much less traditional than usual. However, that does not mean it’ll get easier. Studying or taking a final within a room at the Spencer Fox Eccles Building is much different than doing the same at home. Here are a few tips and tricks to try to bridge that gap. Turn off all distractions - Whether this is [...]

Tips for staying positive during COVID-19 from our OSI Counselors

2020-04-21T09:01:47-06:00April 21st, 2020|

While some free time can be useful to recharge our batteries, all too often we spend more time thinking about all the things that can go wrong instead of staying positive. Spending excessive time thinking about what's already wrong and how things could get worse is a process called rumination. Here are some tips from the counselors at the Office for Student Inclusion to [...]