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Job Search? Seminar at The Catholic University of America

March 23, 2011 | By | No Comments

Alert Students at The Catholic University of America, Business and Economics Seniors

Do you need help finding a job after graduation?

Join us Tuesday, March 29th,

6:35p.m. in MCMA 200.

Learn how to develop a winning strategy to execute your job search.

Kristen Rompf, a recruiter/employment counselor will be giving a seminar on

career development and teaching job search techniques. Kristen has extensive experience working with students and professionals – advising them on finding positions with large and small companies, law firms, and nonprofit organizations.

Topics covered in the Career Development Seminar

• Creating a Strategy to Find a Job

• Corresponding with Potential Employers

• Networking and Reconnecting with References

• Developing Leads for New Jobs

• The Successful Interview

• Navigating from Second Interview to Offer

Looking for a job? Pass this test.

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Management 323, Test Chapters 1 to 11, The Catholic University of America

March 19, 2011 | By | No Comments

Test for Management 323, The Catholic University of America, 10 points

You do not have to take the test if you are participating in the Business Simulation exercise on 22 March, 2:00 to 6:30 in PRYZ room 342. Class will not meet on 22 March 2011.

Take Home, open book and open notes. No collaboration. Due midnight 23 March 2011.

Chapters 1 to 11.

1. What is more important to the manager, technical skills or people skills and why?

2. Dr. Peter Drucker said that good managers _________________ the strengths of staff and ________________their weaknesses.

3. What is a monkey and whose back does it belong?

4. Management is

5. _______________ + ___________________ = motivation

6. Manager’s formula for success

7. The manager should be: efficient or effective, and why?

8. The individual contributor should be efficient or effective, and why?

9. What did President John Adams say about controlling events?

10. What is the equity theory?

11. What is expectancy theory?

12. How do you know if you are being treated like a child at work, or behaving like a child?

13. What is the best way to learn to be a manager?

14. Describe the four E’s of Jack Welch.

For questions 15 to 18: Competent, Incompetent, Industrious, lazy

15. Which two characteristics make for the best leader and why?

16. Which two characteristics make for the best staffer and why?

17. Which two characteristics make for the most dangerous manager and why?

18. Which two characteristics make for harmless-least dangerous manager and why?

19. What are the four components of management?

20. What is responsibility and can it be delegated?

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BUSiness 100 Quiz, Chapters 12 to 15

March 19, 2011 | By | No Comments

Define, explain, expand,

1. Marketing

2. Name one of the functions of marketing

3. CRM

4. Lifetime value of a customer

5. Marketing mix

6. Market segment

7. What kind of income is of interest to marketers

8. Line extension

9. Brand

10. ROI

11. Market Share

12. Retailer

13. Wholesaler

14. Broker

15. Promotion Mix (Four Parts)

16. Product Placement

17. MAP

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Alert Students: Guest Speaker, Caroline Lewis, President of Percipio Communications, 7 April 2011, The Catholic University of America, MGT 323

March 8, 2011 | By | No Comments

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Caroline Lewis

Caroline Lewis serves as President of Percipio Communications as well as Founder and President of Legalize Life International, Inc. a non-profit organization dedicated to advocacy for the dignity and beauty of human life. She is an expert in Real Life Management.

Miss Lewis will be speaking on Thursday, April 7, 2011 to the Management 323 class at 2:10 pm at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C..

She was a former research intern for the Institute of World Politics, a former intern and periodic guest host for Point of View a nationally-syndicated radio talk show as well as a former guest and periodic guest host with Jerry Johnson Live radio show.

Miss Lewis received a B.A. from Southern Methodist University graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude with Honors in History and minors in Political Science and Medieval Studies.

Her honors and awards also include admittance into the Order of Omega, Phi Alpha Theta, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and she was the recipient of the Stanton Sharpe Award for Outstanding Service and Academic Achievement awarded by the Clements Department of History.

Through her work at home and abroad, Caroline seeks to build a society which honors the uniqueness and dignity of the human individual through communication, love, and advocacy.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Northern Virginia Community College Students

March 7, 2011 | By | No Comments

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) has done over 1,000 scholarships totaling $4.6M to date. Each year it awards 90-100 scholarships. For more information please see the website at www.vsgc.odu.edu

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The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is a coalition of five Virginia colleges and universities, NASA, state educational agencies, Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology, and other institutions representing diverse aerospace education and research.

The VSGC acts as an umbrella organization, coordinating and developing aerospace-related and high technology educational and research efforts throughout the Commonwealth and connecting Virginia’s effort to a national community of shared aerospace interests.

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An Historical Perspective: I’m Pro-Life Because…

March 2, 2011 | By | No Comments

Following is a reprint that deserves a wide audience. Robert Morrison is a senior fellow at Family Research Council. This column first appeared on www.frcblog.com.

I’m Pro-Life Because…

by Robert Morrison

January 20, 2011

I’m pro-life because Thomas Jefferson was. What’s that, you say? Jefferson never spoke about abortion. Of course not. Surgical abortion was so dangerous prior until about 1800 that it killed the mother as well as the unborn child. But Jefferson was assuredly pro-life.

“The care of human life and happiness is the first and only legitimate object of good government,” he wrote when he was president. They had a balanced budget then, because the president had his priorities straight.

In 1774, young Jefferson had written “the god who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.” That was his ringing phrase in the Summary View of the Rights of British America. God gives us life; God gives us liberty. Pretty clear. Later, of course, Jefferson would give us his best lines: “…all men are created equal, they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Under the misrule of Roe v. Wade, 52 million Americans have been denied their inalienable right to life. It is, as it has been from the beginning, wholly illegitimate. Jefferson thought there should be more Americans, not fewer. When he purchased the Louisiana Territory, he said there would be room enough on those fruited plains for Americans to the hundredth generation.

I’m pro-life because Benjamin Franklin was. Well, if you were the tenth son of your father, you’d probably be pro-life, too. Franklin, we know, was not always chaste. He had a child out of wedlock. And he immediately brought him into the family circle, where he raised his son as his own. When that son also had a son out of wedlock, Benjamin loved and cherished this grandson and kept him close to his heart. I don’t recommend this as a way of enlarging a family, but it is surely a pro-life sentiment to love and guide your flesh and blood. Franklin, too, welcomed more Americans. In 1762, before we were even a nation, he calculated what our population might be one hundred twenty years thence.

He predicted that America would be home to 162 million people in 1882. The U.S. Census of 1880 showed Old Ben to have been off by less than one percent! When Dr. Franklin served in Paris, he rode out in his carriage to see the first manned ascent in a hot-air balloon. Fashionable French women fainted to see the balloon rise high above Versailles. (Well, maybe it was those tight corsets or those heavy hairpieces.) Four hundred thousand Frenchmen had come out to see the great event. Someone in the crowd was skeptical, however. They asked Dr. Franklin of what practical use the manned balloon was. With a twinkle in his eye, the most practical man in the world replied: “Of what practical use is a newborn baby?” Now, that’s pro-life!

I’m pro-life because George Washington was. He spoke often of his hopes for America, for millions yet unborn. He noted, in words that were not included in his First Inaugural, but which revealed his heart, that he and Martha had not been blessed with children.

One of Washington’s successors seems to think of children–at least those born out of wedlock as Franklin’s son and grandson were–as “punishments.” Washington knew that children are a blessing from the Lord, and said so. Washington looked West, as Jefferson did, so that America could have room to expand, room to become “the haven for the oppressed of many lands.” No one comes to America to do away with their unborn children.

In signing the Constitution, Washington joined with the childless James Madison in seeking “the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.” Now, just who might these men have been thinking about if they did not have children of their own? Us. They thought of us as their posterity. Pro-lifers care about our posterity. We welcome every child in life and work to see them protected in law.

I’m pro-life because Lincoln was. He rejoiced that America’s population was growing–even in the dreadful days of civil war and slaughter–Lincoln welcomed the swelling chorus of the Union. He had put the slavery issue in this context: “Nothing stamped in the divine image was sent into the world to be trod upon.” FRC welcomed President Obama to Washington with those words and this most civil and respectful question: Are not unborn children so stamped?

I’m pro-life because Ronald Reagan, my great chief, was pro-life. In fact, Reagan was the first president to use the term pro-life. He wasn’t just anti-abortion, as the liberal media constantly said. He understood that being pro-life inspired us to oppose abortion and euthanasia–as well as standing up to an evil empire that killed to keep itself in power.

It was Reagan who said “abortion is a great wound in the soul of America.”

And, yes, I’m pro-life because, more than any of these, Jesus is pro-life: “I came that they might have life and have it abundantly.” His Word tells us “therefore choose life.”

Do we need a better reason?

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Catholic University of America, Management: Theory and Practice, MGT 323, Exam Review, Chapters 1-7

February 22, 2011 | By | No Comments

The Alert Student will understand the vocabulary of management using the text book and the in-class materials.

The exam might include, but will not be limited to, these topics.

The exam will be timed at 35 minutes.

Knowledge Management

Four components-functions of management

Managers need three broad skills

Of those three skills, what does s/he need most; and need least?

Social Capital

List inputs into an organization and outputs

Management in a sentence

Management in a word

Who determines company success?

The purpose of business is to create a _____________ and make a ______________.

Benchmarking

Critical vs Core

What is Nordstrom’s one rule for employees?

What is the difference between a “life lie” and a “business lie”?

ethics

goals

SWOT

vertical integration

There are two major business strategies to compete in a particular industry

What is a monkey and why is this important?

groupthink

one rule for brainstorming

Entrepreneurs are motivated solely by money, discuss

What is the most important part of a business plan?

Where does the entrepreneur usually get start-up capital?

What is a business incubator?

IPO

Advisory Board

Organization Chart

Authority

Span of Control

Line vs Staff departments and where should you work.

Departmentalization

Matrix vs Unity of command

ISO 9000

JIT

HRM

What is the number one reason employees get fired?

360-degree appraisal

women earn 76% of men. Is this fair?

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The White Rose Project

February 22, 2011 | By | No Comments

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Founded

2011

About

Live Action Presents The White Rose Project with our partners Stand True, Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, Bound for Life, Students for Life of America and Generations for Life the Youth Division of Pro-life Action League.

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The White Rose Project

In 1942, a group of students from the University of Munich began a campaign to shine the light of truth in Nazi Germany. The White Rose was a movement to educate the citizens Germany and prick their conscious about the atrocities ravaging their country.

Though the danger was great, these students were determined to be a voice for victims of the Nazi Holocaust by educating the people of Germany. The White Rose believed the German people needed to know the truth and risked their lives to call them from apathy to action.

In 2010, a collection of American Pro-life Youth have come together in the face of the abortion holocaust that has been plaguing our nation. We have seen the need to shine the light of truth and activate the youth of America to rise up and take a stand.

We have lost over fifty million of our brothers and sisters to the Abortion Holocaust; the time has come to put a stop to this. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion chain in America and we are determined to defund and expose them for the evil abuses they commit and cover-up.

Planned Parenthood is not only the largest child killing organization in America; they have been exposed time and time again for their cover up of child rape and sex trafficking across the country. We must take action today. Planned Parenthood cannot be allowed to continue their murderous reign on our generation.

Join the White Rose Project and become a White Rose Activist today. This is your generation who is being targeted by Planned Parenthood; your generation must rise up to bring an end to the abortion holocaust and the organization that profits from the killing of the unborn. (read less)

The White Rose Project

In 1942, a group of students from the University of Munich began a campaign to shine the light of truth in Nazi Germany. The White Rose was a movement to educate the citizens Germany and prick their conscious about the atrocities ravaging their country.

Though the danger was great, these students were determined to be a voice for victims of the Nazi Holocaust by educating the people of Germany. The White Rose believed the German people needed to know the truth and… (read more)

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Dear friends,

Wonderful news! For the first time in history, the House of Representatives has voted to defund Planned Parenthood in a bipartisan vote of 240 to 185! The Pence Amendment will prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving over $300 million dollars from tax-payers to continue to cover-up sexual abuse and fund the killing of 300,000 unborn children every year.

Live Action President Lila Rose reacts to the news,”We applaud those in Congress who championed the safety of women, young girls and children today, and refused to funnel hundreds of millions of tax dollars into an organization that furthers the trafficking of minors and enables sexual abusers. We now turn our attention to the Senate. Now they must examine the facts and move to pull the plug on subsidizing Planned Parenthood’s exploitation of the most vulnerable among us. The case to cease funding is crystal clear. But for any Senator who remains unsure, imagine explaining to your constituents that you voted to keep sending $350 million of their tax dollars to a ‘non-profit’ that puts young girls in harm’s way and made $63 million in profits by aborting 300,000 unborn children last year. It’s time once and for all to stop financing these activities.”

It is now more important than ever that the pro-life movement unite to defund the largest abortion chain in the country, Planned Parenthood. Joining in this grassroots fight to end tax-payer funding of Planned Parenthood, Lila Rose of Live Action – http://www.liveaction.org and Kristina Garza of Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust – http://www.survivors.la/ have issued the following statements:

Bryan Kemper, President of Stand True – Christ Centered Pro-life commented: “My parents remember what they were doing the day that John F. Kennedy was shot. I remember what I was doing on the day Ronald Reagan was shot. The pro-life youth of America are going to remember the day the nation’s largest child-killing organization lost its federal funding. Today we saw the courage of the House of Representatives as they took the first step to eliminate hundreds of millions of taxpayer’s dollars being spent on the destruction of this generation. We cannot slow down; we must now let the Senate know it is imperative that they do the same. We must defund Planned Parenthood now.”

“We are grateful for the courage and tenacity of the representatives who voted to stop paying for abortions with hundreds of millions of our tax dollars every year. We encourage our senators to take the same courageous stand, despite the angry outcries from Planned Parenthood, and other organizations who support the sexual abuse of helpless women. Today’s victory is huge in the battle to end the slaughter of our generation. Let us not lose momentum. Call your senators now, and ask them to follow the House’s lead. Ask them to DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD.” Kristina Garza, Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust

“Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, has no business receiving federal funds.

Time and time again, pro-life activists have proven that Planned Parenthood cares only about one thing: Their bottom line. And because of the controversial nature of abortion, our nation’s leaders have refused to investigate this abortion giant and their shady business practices.

One thing is clear about all of the discoveries the Live Action, SFLA, and Life Dynamics have made, Planned Parenthood preys on young girls and does not deserve our tax money to promote their crimes. The Senate needs to act today to finally defund Planned Parenthood.”

-Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director, Students for Life of America

This victory is a dynamic start, but to win this war we must persevere and finish strong. The battle now moves to the Senate where we expect much opposition. Planned Parenthood is mobilizing thousands of their pro-abortion supporters to save their skin (and tax funding). Will you commit to being activists in this battle for life?

Activism Steps:

1) Urgent: Invite your friends and family to call your Senators! – http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

You can send letters/emails here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm Urge them to defund Planned Parenthood by supporting the Pence Amendment.

It is vital that we call our Senators to keep the pressure on. Can you beat our record call time of 1.5 minutes? http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

2) Social Media: We urgently need you to continue to post and spread the truth about Planned Parenthood’s cover-ups. The public needs to know that Planned Parenthood routinely ignores sexual abuse, statutory rape and sex trafficking. Will you spread the word on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook? Video links can be found at: http://www.liveaction.org/traffick and http://www.liveaction.org/monalisa

Yours in the fight for Life,

Lila Rose – Live Action

Bryan Kemper – Stand True

Kristina Garza – Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust (read less)

Dear friends,

Wonderful news! For the first time in history, the House of Representatives has voted to defund Planned Parenthood in a bipartisan vote of 240 to 185! The Pence Amendment will prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving over $300 million dollars from tax-payers to continue to cover-up sexual abuse and fund the killing of 300,000 unborn children every year.

Live Action President Lila Rose reacts to the news,”We applaud those in Congress who championed the safety of women, young… (read more)

Mission

Please change your profile pic to the one on this page until the senate votes.

Activism Steps:

1) Urgent: Invite your friends and family to call your Senators! – http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

You can send letters/emails here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm Urge them to defund Planned Parenthood by supporting the Pence Amendment.

It is vital that we call our Senators to keep the pressure on. Can you beat our record call time of 1.5 minutes? http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

2) Social Media: We urgently need you to continue to post and spread the truth about Planned Parenthood’s cover-ups. The public needs to know that Planned Parenthood routinely ignores sexual abuse, statutory rape and sex trafficking. Will you spread the word on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook? Video links can be found at: http://www.liveaction.org/traffick and http://www.liveaction.org/monalisa

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Chapter 9, Attracting and Retaining the Best Employees; and Chapter 10, Motivating & Satisfying Employees & Teams; BUSiness 100 Quiz, Northern Virginia Community College

February 21, 2011 | By | No Comments

BUSiness 100 Quiz, Chapter 9 Attracting and Retaining the Best Employees, and Chapter 10, Motivating and Satisfying Employees and Teams

Define and explain following words and phrases:

Define HRM

What is SKA?

Internal vs External Recruiting

Can a resume get you a job?

Define “Orientation”

Commission

Name one piece of major legislation affecting HRM

Chapter 10 Motivating and Satisfying Employees and Teams

Define Motivation

Morale

Piece-Rate system

What was the conclusion of the Hawthorne Studies?

What is at the bottom or base of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Theory X vs Theory Y

Equity Theory

Goal-setting theory

Define “Team”

Best size for a team is _____ to _____ members

BUSiness 100 Quiz Chapter 9 Attracting and Retaining the Best Employees.doc

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Lila Rose and Charmaine Yoest at Planned Parenthood

February 16, 2011 | By | No Comments

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Lila Rose, Left; Charmaine Yoest, Right

Photo Credit: Tom Strode

From the Baptist Press, Posted on Feb 15, 2011 | by Tom Strode

WASHINGTON (BP)–The country and Congress may be nearing a “tipping point” in the struggle to eliminate federal funding of Planned Parenthood, a young nemesis [Lila Rose] of American’s No. 1 abortion provider said Feb. 14 outside of one of its center…

The result has been renewed and intensified calls for Congress to defund Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), which received $363.2 million in government grants and contracts in the 2008-09 fiscal year…

Charmaine Yoest, a pro-life, public-policy veteran of two decades, said this “is the best opportunity we’ve had in memory” to defund Planned Parenthood. “[F]inally people are starting to understand how grossly our tax dollars are going to Planned Parenthood, and that awareness is really critical” in the defunding effort, said the president of Americans United for Life.

Read the entire article here.

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On Twitter,

Cut budget w $363.2 mil to #PlannedParenthood then sex traffickers can pay for their own abortions http://bit.ly/hTgEf3 #exposePP #ProChoice

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