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Nexus newsletter is compiled by
Doug Murphy, Accounting and
Business Club publications assistant
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Don't Text & Drive
Doug Murphy, Accounting and Business Club Publications Assistant

898 Case Studies in Business Students
Case Studies students Tyler Henn, Audrey Siebrase,
Kristen Bowen, and Andrew Nicodemus

Every spring, the Case Studies in Business course brings seniors together from all disciplines within the Accounting and Business Department to create and run a business for the semester, with all profits donated to a nonprofit organization chosen by the students. From 2001 to 2010, these business ventures have earned $34,845 for charitable organizations.

This year's class knew from the outset that it wanted to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving, which materialized in a partnership with the Parkview Foundation. The students named the organization The 898, which spells out the word "txt" when typed into a cell phone. The class set an ambitious goal to earn at least $10,000, which is more than any other class has earned to date. Through the sale of Parkview merchandise, as well as the proceeds from a class-run golf outing, The 898 reached its goal of $10,000 and is working diligently to earn as much as possible over the last few weeks of the semester. In addition to raising money, the class is encouraging everyone to take a pledge not to text and drive. The pledge may be found on Parkview's Facebook page, and more information is available on the class website.

ABC cleans up - literally and figuratively
Ben Ogden—Accounting and Business Club President

ABC's Community Outreach Committee Students
Lauren Gazdick, Jon Caffarelli,
and Jared Allen

The Accounting and Business Club's new Community Outreach Committee, led by sophomore Lauren Gazdick, had its first community service project on May 4, 2011. As part of the Indiana Department of Transportation's Adopt-A-Highway program, the club agreed to clean up periodically a two-mile stretch of Highway 13 north of the College. The first effort by the club's volunteers yielded fifteen large bags of trash.

But the club also cleaned up in another way. The last issue of Nexus described some of the significant changes in the organizational structure of the club, and the development of the Community Outreach Committee is another example of the club's expansion. In addition, the club's programming has become increasingly more creative. For example, in the fall, the Event Planning Committee, led by senior Kristen Bowen, organized the first-ever Quidditch Tournament at Manchester College (the game was popularized by the best-selling book series Harry Potter). The Accounting and Business Club fielded one team and invited the Pre-Professionals of Science, the Student Education Association, and the Psych Society to participate in the event, as well. Each team was permitted to have ten members, and seven were allowed on the field at a time. There were three chasers, two beaters, one keeper, and one seeker.

ABC Quidditch Team
Accounting and Business Quidditch team

ABC Club is Organization of the Year
Heather Johnson, Ben Ogden, and Kristen Bowen following the Student Leadership Banquet

By all accounts, this event was tremendously successful. It was broadcast on the campus radio station, and it was estimated that more than 200 people (faculty, staff, and students) attended as spectators, including a number of faculty who showed up in costume. The culmination of all of this hard work was the announcement at the spring Student Leadership Banquet that the Quidditch Tournament was selected as the event of the year on campus, and the Accounting and Business Club was selected at the organization of the year! <back to top>

Alumni news

David Hawthorn '68 of Elizabethtown, Penn., retired as the owner of Hawthorne Electric, Inc. in 2008.
Fred Fribley '72 is the president of Winona PVD Coatings & Winona Powder Coating and lives in Warsaw, Ind.
Barry Parkhurst '85 is the vice president of administration and finance at NTN Driveshaft in Columbus, Ind.
Lara Reinoehl '93 of Golden, Colo., is a senior tax accountant with CoorsTek, Inc.
Chad Berry '98 lives in Indianapolis and has worked as a sales consultant for Berchtold Corp. for eight years.
Lindsey Beverly '05 Schenkel works as the executive assistant to the mayor of Wabash, Ind.
Brandt Patz '10 recently began working as Manchester College's assistant director of The Manchester Fund.

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