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Here is the COBE Cast from our last speaker meeting. If you missed it check it out its really motivational!
After an incredibly successful state conference this past March the University of Wisconsin Whitewater’s Deca chapter not only became the first chapter in ten years to win both the chapter of the year and deca diamond awards, but they also made the Royal Purple’s front page!
Deca was also featured in an article the following month when the newest apartment complex in Whitewater, the Element apartments, was featured in an article as the explained their plans for the apartments and showed how Deca was lending a hand in their marketing and promotional strategies.
Did you know-More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined?!
This February Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization, will be taking over UW-Whitewater along with DECA to spread awareness and knowledge of Autism. We can’t do this alone, WE NEED YOUR HELP, become a piece of the puzzle!
WHAT CAN YOU DO?!
1. Check out our weekly trivia and fast facts about Autism found on our website, sign-boards, and Campus TVs!
2. Come to our Culver’s Night on Wednesday February 15th! Bring your family and friends for a great meal between 5-8pm! 10% of all profits from that night go to Autism Speaks!
3. “It’s Time to Listen” - Autism Speaks motto- Come listen to our representative from Autism Speaks as he explains his experience of being a parent of an autistic child in addition to a speech language pathologist from Fort Atkinson! After we will have a fun open question and answer session! This will be an exciting experience to increase your understanding of those with Autism as well as how you can help.
4. Stop by our booth February 20th-24th for refreshments in the University Center from 10-2pm to show your support for Autism! Here we will be giving out blue puzzle pieces for people to sign -which will be displayed – to demonstrate to all of University Center visitors our War Hawk determination to spread the word on autism.
5. Last but not least come enjoy and celebrate our awareness goals at Jitter’s on Thursday starting at 9pm! Jam out to local band Things Fall Apart while receiving free samples of Jitter finest treats!
For more information on Autism Speaks please visit their website at http://www.autismspeaks.org/ and for further information on what DECA is doing on campus to raise money and spread awareness check us out on Facebook, Twitter, or our website at http://www.uwwdeca.org or at http://wicollegiatedeca.com/.
Thank you for your consideration and support!
Whitewater Collegiate DECA Team
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus will be hosting the DECA Southern
Regional’s Competition this coming Friday (November 18).
“I am extremely excited that
Whitewater DECA will be hosting the regional competition this year,” DECA
President Brandon Narveson said. “I think it will be a great experience for our
chapter as well as for our university as a whole.”
Whitewater’s DECA chapter will go up
against a total of five schools from the southern region that will be visiting
and competing on the Whitewater campus. The five schools are UW-Madison,
Madison College, Gateway Technical College –Kenosha,
Waukesha Country Technical College, and Gateway Technical College – Racine. The competition will happen in Hyland Hall and the students
will compete in sales
meeting and marketing management role plays.
Besides competing the students will also get to hear two speakers. Tyler
Sailsbery who’s a University Wisconsin-Whitewater alumnus and is the founder of
nomoredorms.com. The second speaker is Ron Yee the president of M&I Bank.
“We have two fantastic speakers for the
day, Ron Yee who is a Vice President of M&I Bank, and
Tyler Sailsbery who is the founder of NoMoreDorms.com,” Narveson said.
“Their expertise and experience will have great relevance for the students
attending the conference as many of the students are looking to graduate in the
next year or so.”
Ed Grochowski who was the DECA advisor at Gateway Technical College
in Kenosha last year approached Whitewater DECA about hosting the 2011
competition. The Whitewater DECA chapter thought it
would be good if they hosted the Southern Regional competition and they’ve been
planning the competition since last spring.
“I learned the
earlier you start the better,” DECA Vice President of Event Coordination Kyria
Smith said. “You have to be flexible because road bumps are going to occur. But
the competition is super exciting for us as a chapter to be able to host it.
It’s been a lot of work and it’s going to be a really big success for us.”
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Collegiate DECA Chapter is very excited that they get to host this year’s Southern Regional Competition on the Whitewater campus. With Whitewater DECA being in its third year on campus this is a great way for DECA to get its name out on this campus.
“I am extremely excited that Whitewater DECA will be hosting the regional competition this year. I think it will be a great experience for our chapter as well as for our university as a whole,” DECA President Brandon Narveson said.
Collegiate DECA is a business professional student organization. The organization allows members to compete in simulated business scenarios in their category of competition.
Ed Grochowski approached Narveson and Whitewater DECA about hosting the regional competition for 2011 on the Whitewater campus. Grochowski is the DECA advisor at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which was the chapter which let Whitewater compete with them before the UWW chapter became official last year.
The Southern Regional Conference will be held on November 18 in Hyland Hall. Members of the Whitewater DECA Chapter will compete against other colleges around the state who will be visiting the campus while competing as well. Hosting the competition on the Whitewater campus will be good exposure for the campus to show it to students from technical schools who may have never seen a full University campus. These same students may be thinking about attending a four year university after graduating from their respective technical school making this an excellent experience to view University life from a unique perspective.
“This regional competition will not only be a great way for our Whitewater DECA Chapter to get its name out to other Whitewater students and students in the southern region of Wisconsin, but will also promote UW-Whitewater as a whole. Whitewater has arguably the best business school in the state, and with DECA being about business, it’s the perfect match,” Narveson said.
Whitewater DECA meets every Tuesday at 5:15 in room 2300 in Hyland Hall on the Whitewater campus.
During the week of April 12, 2011 Whitewater’s Collegiate DECA Chapter attended the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida. Five members attended the event including Brandon Narveson, Alison Mueller, Nathan Lipton, Brian Becker, and Brett Guendel. During the week in Orlando we competed in different types of events that related to real world applications. We also attended talks that were given by professional speakers that helped us to learn more about expanding our networks, and how to better present yourself in a professional setting.
While not everyone received medals in their respective categories, DECA had three members that were awarded medals. Brandon Narveson and Alison Mueller competed in the Business Ethics category and after advancing to the final round of competition, they placed third overall in the nation. Brett Guendel competed in the category of Restaurant and Food Services Management and made it to the final round but ended up finishing outside the top ten in the finals.
This was our chapters second year at the national competition and the first year where we went representing Whitewater. Everyone is looking forward to competing next year.
The UW-Whitewater Collegiate DECA Chapter is preparing for the state competition March 3-5 at the Concourse Hotel in Madison.
Nine members will attend the state competition. Last November, all 11 members that attended the regional competition received at least one medal.
Last year, DECA sent 10 members to the state competition and all ten qualified for the national competition in Louisville, Ky.
Juniors Adam Branaugh and Kyria Smith Placed second overall in the web design category.
Whitewater, WI-October 9, 2010
Students from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater’s DECA organization held a Miracle Minute at the football game between Whitewater and Stout at Perkins Stadium. During the second timeout of the game, members representing DECA traversed the stands trying to raise money to support the Make a Wish Foundation and DECA as an organization.
With the help of a packed crowd of 12,189 we were able to raise over $1,000. Half of the money we raise will go to the Make a Wish Foundation and will be used to fulfill the wish of a person in Walworth County and the other half will go towards advancing our organization. The person that these funds will go to is Megan who is a 16 year old from Whitewater, whose wish is to go to Atlantis in January.
This is the second year in a row that DECA has hosted a Miracle Minute. Last year the funds we raised went to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Both years have been a great success for the organizations we support and for us. We plan on hosting this event again next year during Family Weekend.
“It was great to see so many people out for the game,” Kyria Smith, our vice president of special events, said. “I really appreciate everyone’s generosity and I can’t wait to share it with the Make a Wish Foundation”.
DECA is an organization of marketing and business students. It is a highly respected and nationally recognized organization. In addition to community service projects, DECA also hosts business speakers and competes in competitive events based on professional skills.