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College of Business eager to welcome backs its students at its 3rd Annual Welcome Event

August 20, 2009

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SIU Business students will have the opportunity to meet with College faculty, staff, and registered student organization members on September 3 2009.

The 3rd Annual College of Business Welcome Event will be held at Rehn Hall from 4:00-6:30pm. The event is building on past successes and serves as a great way for students to socialize with classmates, as well as faculty members. As Matt Purdy, Associate Director of the Placement Center, stated, “This event really gives the faculty and staff a chance to get to know the students before the semester begins in a more fun, social setting.”

The Welcome Event will be catered by Great Boars of Fire and will have live music from local radio station CIL-FM. There will also be a viewing table set up by Apple, so students can get a look at some the latest technologies from the company. As well, the event will feature various door prizes for students to win. Last year, some of the prizes included gas cards and coupons from local eateries.

This event will also be a great chance for students looking to become more involved in extracurricular activities. Multiple Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) will be on hand and will be looking increase their memberships. The organizations expected to be in attendance are: The Accounting Society, Alpha Kappa Psi, American Marketing Association, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Blacks Interested in Business, COB Student Council, Financial Management Association International, Graduate Business Association, National Association of Black Accountants, Pi Sigma Lambda, and the SalukiCEO Corps.

Regarding the major purpose of the event, Purdy acknowledged, “The big thing about this event is the camaraderie we hope to generate between the students, the faculty, and the staff of the College of Business. When I was in college I hardly even knew who my Dean was and that’s not what we’re all about. We want to let the students know we are here to help and we are very approachable. I think that’s important for success.”