Were you one of the lucky 120 people who got a ticket to the exclusive, first-ever TEDxOSU conference in April? If not, now you can hear exactly what the four speakers, all addressing topics of sustainability and energy resources, had to say to the Corvallis crowd on April 17 by going to TEDxOSU.com.
The event was organized by Oregon State College of Business MBA candidate Jennifer Villalobos and featured a wide-range of presenters, from CEOs to OSU professors and non-profit directors.
The College of Business recognized the top students in its Marketing Major today, awarding scholarships to four promising juniors and naming its top seniors of the year in a lunch at the OSU Memorial Union.
Associate Professor and Marketing Coordinator Hal Koenig handed out the awards, with Oregon State alumna Angelina Lusetti representing Target, which sponsored scholarships.
Juniors Alyssa Mari, Janel Coussens, and Milan Laurent were awarded Target Company scholarships. Mikaela Inman was chosen as the recipient of the Northwest Market Research Association scholarship, and will work with OSU’s Close to the Customer (C2C) as a student researcher.
Coussens, from Banks High School, is involved with the Austin Family Business program and has also served as a volunteer firefighter with Banks Fire District #13.
Inman, of Crater High School, helped raise $36,000 for the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence as a member of the Kappa Delta sorority and volunteers with the Southern Oregon Humane Society.
Laurent, from Santiago High School, is vice president of the OSU Public Relations Society and has volunteered with organizations such as Community Outreach, Inc. and Relay for Life.
Also honored were the three Distinguished Marketing Senior award finalists, Katy Puckett, Brandy Cordeiro and Stevie Marcum, who was named the Marketing Senior of the Year.
Puckett holds a 3.93 GAP and will graduate in June with degrees in both Marketing and Business Management.
Cordeiro, who grew up in Maui, has a 3.79 GPA, is active in the Hui o Hawaii club on campus and has volunteered for the Linn Benton Food Share.
Marcum has been active in charities through her Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and will graduate with a 3.8 GPA.
The May 3 Summit features a panel discussion with David Andersen, president of Anderesen Construction Company; Mark Edlen, CEO of Gerding Edlen,; Derrick McGavic, founder and principal of Newport Capital Partners; and John Stirek, president of Western Operations for Trammel Crow.
Diane Detering-Paddison, chief strategy officer of Cassidy Turley, will serve as moderator while Tom Toomey, president and CEO of UDR, Inc., has the keynote on how real estate professionals can do more with less.
The panel will look at the many changes the real estate industry has been faced with over the past decade as consumers and businesses are faced with growing uncertainty and fewer resources, and what must happen to encourage growth in the next decade as the technologically savvy and more urban centered Generation Y continues to dominate the workforce.
Each speaker brings different expertise and experience to the discussion, including the construction industry, multi-family housing, commercial real estate and sustainability practices.
“I view real estate as one of many economic drivers,” Edlen said. “It not only creates the obvious construction jobs but more importantly real estate development creates the spaces within which people can, live work and play.”
While integrally connected with the economy, real estate decisions also inform the desirability of a company and the image it wishes to project, Edlen said.
“Is it space that will give them a hiring advantage when recruiting Gen Y, which is the largest bulge yet to push through the country, or will it conversely cause them to view that company as a less than desirable place to work?” Edlen said. “Where any particular building is located is critical as we see people looking to work and live in livable, sustainable, walkable and culturally rich communities rather than in isolated auto dependent areas.”
The most creative use, though, may have been the construction of a space on Second Life. The group created tutoring space on the virtual world through Oregon State’s Beaver Island, connecting with members and students in new ways. Check ou the team’s Facebook page for more pictures of the Second Life project.
Around 20 members of BAP worked on the projects with support from OSU’s Central Web Services, the College of Engineering App development team, engineering professors & students and Teaching Across the Curriculum. Congratulations to everyone involved, and if you haven’t yet, go follow/like/join up and stay in touch with everything BAP has going on.
Oregon State hosted its first-ever TEDx talk last night at the LaSells Stewart Center on campus, with an audience of around 120 people at the sold-out event.
The whole event was organized by Oregon State College of Business MBA candidate Jennifer Villalobos. Speakers focused on the theme “Our Planet,” highlighting ideas around sustainability, specifically as it relates to water and energy.
The COB staff headed over around 5 p.m., though Villalobos had been at the center all day running through preparations such as blocking the stage, running microphone checks and even cutting out the paper Earths that decorated the hall.
Note: Apologies for the grainy iPhone3 shots. We’ll have shots from the event photographer up in the next week or so.