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UNIBusiness #GivesBack through Community Service

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UNIBusiness recognizes the importance of giving back to the Cedar Valley community, especially since the Cedar Valley has given so much to our university. UNIBusiness comprises 20 active student organizations, ranging from organizations geared toward a specific major to organizations focusing on the attributes and interests of certain individuals. In 2016 the organizations within the College of Business Administration reported involvement in 17 community service events in efforts to give back to the community that has given us so much.

To start out the year with a bang, Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) conducted their third annual Flex Meals Project. Flex meals are extra meals from the UNI Dining Center that are given to students to have the ability to "flex" their friends that do not have a meal plan into the dining center. PSE enables students to donate their additional flex meals to help the less fortunate families within the Cedar Valley, by allowing them to enjoy a meal in the dining center on a flex meal. In 2016, PSE collected more than 1,900 student meals that were donated by current UNI students, which fed a total of 500-plus families in need over the period of four days. In addition to the flex meals, PSE also was able to collect $600 for Toys for Tots, and $1,000 for Dance Marathon through various fundraisers throughout the year.

Later on during the spring semester, the Accounting Club hosted an event with Principal Financial Group out of Des Moines to create tie blankets for the United Way of Cedar Valley. The Accounting Club is an organization focused on networking events for accounting majors in hopes of assisting students in finding a career after graduation from UNIBusiness. Claire Lawler, senior accounting major, says, "It was a great way to have the ability to network with Principal, while also being able to give back to an amazing cause."

In fall 2016, the Cedar Valley was struck with a horrendous flood, affecting many families and businesses. The Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) helped out by sandbagging for an entire Sunday to try to mitigate the potential damage of the flood. SCMA is an organization similar to the Accounting Club to help students network within their career path, in hopes of finding a job after graduation. We spoke with Ben Vaske, junior supply chain management major, and he had lots to say about the event. "When the floods hit the Cedar Valley last fall, several SCMA members stepped up and volunteered to be a part of the sandbagging to help minimize the damage," Vaske said. "It was very humbling to be a part of the community wide effort. Volunteering gave our organization a chance to interact with the Cedar Falls community on a deeper level, as we all worked toward the same goal."

The American Marketing Association (AMA) at UNI devotes much of its time to giving back to the community. As a conclusion to their year, the AMA generously elected to help make a local family‘s Christmas dreams possible through adopting the family for the Christmas season. Jamal White, senior marketing major, told us, "It was humbling to take the time to recognize that I really do not have it bad, and being able to give back to a family who is less fortunate than myself and that would otherwise not be able to celebrate the occasion without the assistance." The AMA, similar to the previously mentioned organizations, provides students with a vast array of opportunities within the marketing profession, both personally and professionally.

UNIBusiness creates an environment that not only encourages success in the business world, but also places the community at the forefront of its vision. A business is only as strong as the community it is in, and our clubs and organizations within the UNI College of Business Administration help to instill the value of community in their members. The Cedar Valley has allowed our university and our students to flourish, growing into the professionals they were born to be. UNIBusiness recognizes and appreciates all the community has given us, and we strive to return the favor to the Cedar Valley.

Posted on 21-Nov-17


  






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UNIBusiness #GivesBack through Community Service

GiveBack-Cedar-Valley-Inline.png

UNIBusiness recognizes the importance of giving back to the Cedar Valley community, especially since the Cedar Valley has given so much to our university. UNIBusiness comprises 20 active student organizations, ranging from organizations geared toward a specific major to organizations focusing on the attributes and interests of certain individuals. In 2016 the organizations within the College of Business Administration reported involvement in 17 community service events in efforts to give back to the community that has given us so much.

To start out the year with a bang, Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) conducted their third annual Flex Meals Project. Flex meals are extra meals from the UNI Dining Center that are given to students to have the ability to "flex" their friends that do not have a meal plan into the dining center. PSE enables students to donate their additional flex meals to help the less fortunate families within the Cedar Valley, by allowing them to enjoy a meal in the dining center on a flex meal. In 2016, PSE collected more than 1,900 student meals that were donated by current UNI students, which fed a total of 500-plus families in need over the period of four days. In addition to the flex meals, PSE also was able to collect $600 for Toys for Tots, and $1,000 for Dance Marathon through various fundraisers throughout the year.

Later on during the spring semester, the Accounting Club hosted an event with Principal Financial Group out of Des Moines to create tie blankets for the United Way of Cedar Valley. The Accounting Club is an organization focused on networking events for accounting majors in hopes of assisting students in finding a career after graduation from UNIBusiness. Claire Lawler, senior accounting major, says, "It was a great way to have the ability to network with Principal, while also being able to give back to an amazing cause."

In fall 2016, the Cedar Valley was struck with a horrendous flood, affecting many families and businesses. The Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) helped out by sandbagging for an entire Sunday to try to mitigate the potential damage of the flood. SCMA is an organization similar to the Accounting Club to help students network within their career path, in hopes of finding a job after graduation. We spoke with Ben Vaske, junior supply chain management major, and he had lots to say about the event. "When the floods hit the Cedar Valley last fall, several SCMA members stepped up and volunteered to be a part of the sandbagging to help minimize the damage," Vaske said. "It was very humbling to be a part of the community wide effort. Volunteering gave our organization a chance to interact with the Cedar Falls community on a deeper level, as we all worked toward the same goal."

The American Marketing Association (AMA) at UNI devotes much of its time to giving back to the community. As a conclusion to their year, the AMA generously elected to help make a local family‘s Christmas dreams possible through adopting the family for the Christmas season. Jamal White, senior marketing major, told us, "It was humbling to take the time to recognize that I really do not have it bad, and being able to give back to a family who is less fortunate than myself and that would otherwise not be able to celebrate the occasion without the assistance." The AMA, similar to the previously mentioned organizations, provides students with a vast array of opportunities within the marketing profession, both personally and professionally.

UNIBusiness creates an environment that not only encourages success in the business world, but also places the community at the forefront of its vision. A business is only as strong as the community it is in, and our clubs and organizations within the UNI College of Business Administration help to instill the value of community in their members. The Cedar Valley has allowed our university and our students to flourish, growing into the professionals they were born to be. UNIBusiness recognizes and appreciates all the community has given us, and we strive to return the favor to the Cedar Valley.

Posted on 21-Nov-17







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