Friday, January 30, 2009

Top 10 Social Networks for Generation Y

MySpace may just be so last year.

Do Creditors Care Where You Shop?

Read the article, "A (Very) Watchful Eye on Credit Card Spending" by Ron Lieber that appeared in The New York Times, January 30, 2009. The title link of this Blog entry leads to the article.

Videos on has recently produced videos available online.

To access these brief videos, typically between 1-3 minutes long, go to and select the Business Resource Center tab. Videos can be enlarged to full screen mode. Recent selected videos include:

The Sagging Consumer (1min. 21 sec.)
Inflation's Pain (1min. 39 sec.)
Credit Crunch is an Illusion (1 min. 30 sec.)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

External Scholarships 2009

The Library compiles a list of scholarships that are now displayed on a bulletin board (decorated with paper money) outside the Library. The list is also available on Blackboard, the Blog and the CW website. You can review the list by clicking the title link to this Blog entry.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan:

Suze Orman is making her new book, Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan: Keeping Your Money Safe and Sound available for free (in pdf format) through January 17, 2009. You must register at to download the book. Use the title link above to access the webpage.

Friday, January 9, 2009

National Business Education Association Convention 2009

The National Business Education Association will hold its 2009 Annual Convention in Chicago at the Chicago Marriott Downtown, April 7-11, 2009. According to the NBEA's newsletter, Keying In, January 2009, v.19#3:

"The goal of the convention is to provide a program that will enhance the skills of our members, create networking opportunities, and challenge educators to return to their classrooms ready to empower the next generation of business professionals."

Concurrent sessions include selected topics below:

  • Project Based Learning
  • Wikis and Blogs
  • Integration of Soft Skills
  • Podcasting
  • Digital Photography
  • Ethics
  • Career Clusters
  • Business Finance
  • Technology in Grading and Assessment
  • Business Communications
  • Online Academic Integrity
  • Diversity in the Classroom
  • Accounting Forensics

The title link to this blog entry will lead to the Association's website for further details.