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2015-16 Walton Student Ambassadors Announced

2015-16 Walton Student Ambassadors Announced

Thirteen students have been named Walton College Student Ambassadors for 2015-16. Student ambassadors assist Walton’s Undergraduate Programs Office with recruitment efforts.

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High School Students: Apply Now for Retail Supply Chain Summer Camp

High School Students: Apply Now for Retail Supply Chain Summer Camp

The Supply Chain Management Research Center and the Center for Retailing Excellence are hosting the Retail Supply Chain Management Summer Camp July 9-13 on the University of Arkansas campus.

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Enactus Partners with the American Legion to Support Community Programs

Enactus Partners with the American Legion to Support Community Programs

Enactus is partnering with the Shelton Tucker Craft American Legion Post #27 to remodel the facility, revitalize its business operations and increase its membership.

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High School Students Learn Retail and Supply Chain Management

High School Students Learn Retail and Supply Chain Management

Thirteen rising junior and senior high school students participated in the Retail Supply Chain Management Camp, July 17-20, hosted by the Center for Retailing Excellence and the Supply Chain Management Research Center.

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Tournament Highlights Vendors FORE Education

Tournament Highlights Vendors FORE Education

Golfers from across Northwest Arkansas raised $70,000 to support students at the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the University of Arkansas Women’s Golf Program.

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Camp Introduces Retail Careers to Incoming Freshmen

Camp Introduces Retail Careers to Incoming Freshmen

Seventeen incoming freshmen participated in the Business Leadership Academy June 5-10 to learn about retail career choices and opportunities.

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Walmart, Dillard’s and Sam’s Club Executives to Speak at Conference

Walmart, Dillard’s and Sam’s Club Executives to Speak at Conference

The Center for Retailing Excellence is hosting the 16th annual Emerging Trends in Retailing Conference on June 14 to highlight retail trends and transformations.

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University of Arkansas Graduates First Students with Virtual Reality Expertise

University of Arkansas Graduates First Students with Virtual Reality Expertise

Through a partnership with InContext Solutions, Walton students interested in merchandising and marketing products have the opportunity to become certified in ShopperMX™, a proprietary software to help ideate, evaluate and activate new concepts using 3D virtual store simulations.

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Retail Supply Chain Management Summer Camp Available to High School Students

Retail Supply Chain Management Summer Camp Available to High School Students

Retail Supply Chain Management Summer Camp will be held July 17-20, 2016, on the University of Arkansas campus for rising 11th and 12th grade high school students. Applications are due by May 20.

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Summer Student Internships: Starships, Robots and Research

Summer Student Internships: Starships, Robots and Research

Walton College is seeking student summer interns to assist with a robotics research project this summer.

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Walton Students Place Fourth in National Diversity Case Competition

Walton Students Place Fourth in National Diversity Case Competition

Four students from the Sam M. Walton College of Business took fourth place in the National Diversity Case Competition held Jan. 15-16 at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

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Walton Students Participate in Retail Conference in New York

Walton Students Participate in Retail Conference in New York

Four Walton College students traveled to New York with Center for Retailing Excellence staff members to attend the National Retail Federation 2016 Big Show Student Program Jan. 14-17.

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Northwest Arkansas: A Hotbed for Startups

Northwest Arkansas: A Hotbed for Startups

“Silicon Valley is great for the tech world. But if your business deals with retail or consumer products or supply chain logistics, then this is the place to be.”

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McMillon Gift to Fund Retail Innovation and Technology Lab

McMillon Gift to Fund Retail Innovation and Technology Lab

A former retail space in the Harmon Parking Facility on the University of Arkansas campus will be transformed into a retail innovation and technology lab through the generosity of Walmart Chief Executive Officer and Sam M. Walton College of Business alumnus Doug McMillon.

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Walton Hosts Business Leadership Academy

Walton Hosts Business Leadership Academy

Walton College welcomed 27 incoming University of Arkansas freshmen to the 2015 Business Leadership Academy on June 7-11.

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Vendors FORE Education Golf Tournament Set July 10

Vendors FORE Education Golf Tournament Set July 10

Golfers from across Northwest Arkansas will gather July 10 for the Vendors FORE Education golf tournament to raise money in support of students at the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the University of Arkansas women’s golf program.

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Walton Students Reach Out to High School Students, Advisors

Walton Students Reach Out to High School Students, Advisors

Three Walton College students reached out to high school students and their advisors at the DECA International Career Conference in Orlando, Fla., April 25-27.

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Enactus Students Attend National Business Competition

Enactus Students Attend National Business Competition

In April, Walton students Abbey Vitzand and Alejandro Zeballos attended the Enactus national business competition held in St. Louis.

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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon Featured at CRE Conference

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon Featured at CRE Conference

The 15th annual Emerging Trends in Retailing conference, on Thursday, June 11, features Doug McMillon, president and chief executive officer of Walmart.

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M.B.A. Reconnect Weekend Highlights Thinking Like a Startup

M.B.A. Reconnect Weekend Highlights Thinking Like a Startup

The Graduate School of Business of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas recently hosted its second M.B.A. Alumni Reconnect event.

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The City Wire: Welcome to the supply chain revolution

The City Wire: Welcome to the supply chain revolution

The City Wire talks to Anníbal Sodero, assistant professor of supply chain management, about online shopping and the omnichannel supply chain.

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EPIC Spotlight: Rachel Dukes

EPIC Spotlight: Rachel Dukes

Living in the Dallas bedroom community of Grand Prairie, Rachel felt it was time to pursue the discipline at a university beyond the Texas border.

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Volunteering: It’s What’s in STORE for the Holidays!

Volunteering: It’s What’s in STORE for the Holidays!

During this holiday season, several Students of Retailing Excellence students volunteered at the Peace at Home family shelter in Fayetteville to assist with setting up the shelter’s annual Santa Sack initiative.

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EPIC Spotlight: Rachel Mooreland

EPIC Spotlight: Rachel Mooreland

One summer while in high school, Rachel Mooreland traveled from her Bartlesville, Oklahoma, home to attend a summer program at the University of Arkansas.

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EPIC Spotlight: Brittney Brown

EPIC Spotlight: Brittney Brown

If Brittney Brown’s plans go accordingly, she will be in a classroom for several decades to come. Though she is a student now, she hopes to someday teach in a university setting much like Walton.

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EPIC Spotlight: Cameron Boyland

EPIC Spotlight: Cameron Boyland

Majoring in management with a marketing minor, Cameron discovered he had a talent for business while attending Central High School in his hometown of Little Rock.

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Walton Students Learn Social, Dining Etiquette

Walton Students Learn Social, Dining Etiquette

A professional image consultant trained students on the fine art of social etiquette in a networking setting, as well as American dining style within a formal setting.

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Shop ‘Til You Drop

Shop ‘Til You Drop

To learn more about the latest in shopping trends, 10 business students attended the SHOP.org Summit held in Seattle.

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CRE Conference Features Walmart, Saatchi & Saatchi, Procter & Gamble Executives

CRE Conference Features Walmart, Saatchi & Saatchi, Procter & Gamble Executives

Senior executives from Walmart and Saatchi & Saatchi will convene to discuss retail trends, shopper emotions, millennial customers and consumer insights during the 14th annual Emerging Trends in Retailing conference hosted Oct. 8 by the Center for Retailing Excellence.

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Got a New Product? Take It to the Hog Pen!

Got a New Product? Take It to the Hog Pen!

John Rippl, vice president of IRI, a leading provider in market and shopper information data, and Claudia Mobley, director of Center for Retailing Excellence at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, combined industry experience with a student-focused need to create class a class Mobley calls the Hog Pen.

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Vendors FORE Education Golf Tournament Raises $63,000 for Scholarships

Vendors FORE Education Golf Tournament Raises $63,000 for Scholarships

Sponsored by Walmart vendors, the Center for Retailing Excellence hosts the tournament each year, which has raised nearly $260,000 in financial aid to students since 2003.

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SHOP Conference Focuses on Creativity and Design

SHOP Conference Focuses on Creativity and Design

Featured speakers included David Denholm, President and COO at Chobani, Andy Murray, SVP creative at Walmart. Topics focused on everything from defining inspirational thinking to highlighting digital trends that are impacting the retail industry.

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EPIC Spotlight: Theresa Fette

EPIC Spotlight: Theresa Fette

The trust group was failing. It was in such disrepair that the state of Nevada was considering receivership. For many, the task of resurrecting the Las Vegas company would be too daunting. Theresa Fette, however, saw the sinking business as an opportunity. Only 28 years old and a practicing lawyer, she and a business partner … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Theresa Fette

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EPIC Spotlight: Terrance Boyd

EPIC Spotlight: Terrance Boyd

“The faculty and staff are people with experiences who can tell you, ‘This is how you do it in the real world.’ ” Terrance Boyd Junior Accounting Major Retail and Spanish Minor When Terrance Boyd was a freshman, he was like many University of Arkansas students starting college careers. He had to adjust to a … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Terrance Boyd

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EPIC Spotlight: Qili “Lily” Jin

EPIC Spotlight: Qili “Lily” Jin

“My philosophy is to challenge your limits. You’ll never know how successful you’ll be.” Qili “Lily” Jin Junior Accounting Major Economics and Retail minor This part of her visit to China wasn’t in the study abroad curriculum. But it was something Qili “Lily” Jin felt she had to do. Only days before, she was in … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Qili “Lily” Jin

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EPIC Spotlight: Elijah Garcia

EPIC Spotlight: Elijah Garcia

Elijah Garcia Senior Retail and Marketing Major Each year, Elijah Garcia and his family would load up the car and travel from his hometown of Santa Fe, N.M., to visit relatives in Northwest Arkansas. It was one of the few times he would ever get to travel, but he always enjoyed his visits. “There’s a … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Elijah Garcia

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EPIC Spotlight: Alice McMillan

EPIC Spotlight: Alice McMillan

Alice McMillan Junior Marketing & Logistics Major Alice McMillan is determined to make the most out of her time at the University of Arkansas. The Kansas City native is a junior in the Sam M. Walton College of Business and is pursuing a degree in marketing with a minor in Spanish. In addition to her studies, … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Alice McMillan

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