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Nexus newsletter is compiled by
Sarah Ruff, Accounting and
Business Club publications assistant
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Students balance academics and athletics
Sarah Ruff, Accounting and Business Club Publications Assistant


The Accounting and Business Department at Manchester University has many talented students whose college activities include much more than just classes and homework. Several Accounting and Business majors participate in athletics, and balancing coursework with athletic schedules can be a challenge.

Kurt Monix is a senior management and marketing major who participates in football, wrestling, and track and field. Kurt has learned the value of time management when it comes to balancing class assignments with athletics, and he creates an agenda each Sunday evening that helps him to keep organized for the coming week. Post-it notes are a favorite organizational tool, too. When he needs a break from studying, Kurt finds running as a great stress reliever. He looks forward, too, to scheduled team practices, as a way to maintain the mental and physical balance that he enjoys. Kurt’s favorite thing about sports? “The opportunity to compete – I’ve always been very competitive.” He says he loves representing Manchester University every time he steps on the field, mat, or track and feels lucky to be able to be a student and an athlete.

Kelsie Fieler is a junior majoring in accounting and minoring in economics, who also plays volleyball. Kelsie’s days are full of practices and homework, but she has learned to take things one day at a time. She finds lists helpful and prioritizes them to focus on the most important items. Her favorite things about participating in collegiate athletics, according to Kelsie, include “the thrill of the competition, representing Manchester, and the friends I’ve made.” While studying abroad in England last spring, Kelsie was impressed with the different style of teaching she experienced. She reports that she never had written homework, but instead was expected to do research on her days off from class, which she credits for helping her to think independently. In a Financial Accounting course, she experienced practical business management techniques through simulations, managing her own business. Whether it be in school or sports, Kelsie is not afraid to get involved, and she has learned that hard work pay off.

As student-athletes, Kurt and Kelsie excel in the classroom and on the field and court, and apply the lessons they learn in athletics to the way the live and learn.

Homecoming 2012

The Accounting and Business Club’s Alumni Relations Committee is partnering with the University’s Office of Alumni Relations to host a cookout and open house during Homecoming and Family Weekend 2012. Join us for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 in the tent outside the Union. This will be a great opportunity to visit with old friends, classmates and faculty. Current students will be on hand to provide tours of the new Academic Center. To reserve a spot, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at        888-257-2586, or visit

Alumni news

Gene Stebbins ’56 retired in 1999 after 38 years of teaching at Kent State University.

Jerry Young ’69 retired from his position as vice president of finance at     Da-Lite Screen Company at the end of 2011.

Benno Lotz ’81 was transferred back to his home country of Germany after working for GE for 20 years. 

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