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Past Events

Business Week 2013 (March 4 - 9)
Business Week is an annual Barton School of Business event that is designed to help students explore various areas with business.  You will have the opportunity to meet alumni, network with professionals, explore different career paths, and learn what it takes to be successful.  Events are free, though many sessions require reservations.  All students, regardless of major, are invited to participate.

The Entrepreneurship Forum Series for Business Ownership (Fall 2012)
The purpose of WSU’s Entrepreneurship Forum Series for Business Ownership is to provide an opportunity for students, faculty and the community to:

• Gain knowledge from the business experiences of forum participants
• Provide an opportunity for interaction with successful business owners and leaders
• Stimulate an increased interest in future business ownership

Back to Business Bash 2012 (September 5, 2012)
The Barton School Dean's Ambassadors hosted the annual Back to Business Bash on September 5, 2012 from 10:30am - 1:30pm, directly south of Clinton Hall.  The event celebrated the beginning of a new year with FREE lunch provided by BKD, music, and prizes (2 - $250 tuition stipends and others).  Students, faculty and staff had the opportunity to relax and visit with Dean Hensler.

The Entrepreneurship Forum Series for Business Ownership (Spring 2012)
The purpose of WSU’s Entrepreneurship Forum Series for Business Ownership is to provide an opportunity for students, faculty and the community to:

• Gain knowledge from the business experiences of forum participants
• Provide an opportunity for interaction with successful business owners and leaders
• Stimulate an increased interest in future business ownership

Business Week 2012 (March 5 - 10)
Business Week 2011 is an annual Barton School of Business event that is designed to help students explore various areas with business.  You will have the opportunity to meet alumni, network with professionals, explore different career paths, and learn what it takes to be successful.

James P. Schwartz Memorial Lecture (January 25, 2012)
Wichita State University and the W. Frank Barton School of Business welcomed Donald R. Proctor, Senior Vice President, Office of the Chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc.  Mr. Proctor discussed integrity and privacy of growing technological systems as it related to companies and the World Wide Web.

32nd Annual Wichita Area Economic Outlook Conference (October 6, 2011)
The Wichita Area Economic Outlook Conference is an annual event presented by the Center for Economic Development and Business Research, W. Frank Barton School of Business, Wichita State University.  The goal of the conference is to provide insights into the current local and national economies by addressing topics of interest to the community, region and state. Focus on key industries in the area by industry experts, an analysis of the economy as a whole, as well as the local forecast for the coming year are designed to provide information to help local business leaders plan their business strategies and avoid potential pitfalls.

Back to Business Bash 2011 (September 8, 2011)
The Barton School Dean's Ambassadors hosted the annual Back to Business Bash on September 8th from 10:30am to 1:30pm. This event welcomes business faculty, staff, and students to celebrate the start of another school year for the Barton School of Business. The Barton School Dean’s Ambassadors looked forward to seeing the students, faculty and staff come out and enjoy volleyball, and free hamburgers to kick off the Fall semester.

Business Week 2011 (March 7 - 12)
Business Week 2011 is an annual Barton School of Business event that is designed to help students explore various areas with business.  You will have the opportunity to meet alumni, network with professionals, explore different career paths, and learn what it takes to be successful.

The Entrepreneurship Forum Series for Business Ownership
The purpose of WSU’s Entrepreneurship Forum Series for Business Ownership is to provide an opportunity for students, faculty and the community to:

• Gain knowledge from the business experiences of forum participants
• Provide an opportunity for interaction with successful business owners and leaders
• Stimulate an increased interest in future business ownership

James P. Schwartz Memorial Lecture 2010 (November 3, 2010)
Wichita State University and the W. Frank Barton School of Business welcomed alumnus Tony D. Bartel to the 2010 installment of the James P. Schwartz Memorial Lecture Series. Mr. Bartel’s presentation, “Navigating the Rapids,” explained the business model that has made GameStop the largest and fastest-growing video game retailer in the world while providing insight into the company’s strategy to lead the industry into the ever-changing digital era.

Back to Business Bash 2010 (September 2, 2010)
The Barton School Dean's Ambassadors hosted the annual Back to Business Bash on September 2nd from 10:30am to 1:30pm. This event welcomes business faculty, staff, and students to celebrate the start of another school year for the Barton School of Business. The Barton School Dean’s Ambassadors looked forward to seeing the students, faculty and staff come out and enjoy volleyball, and free hamburgers sponsored by BKD, to kick off the Fall semester.

Business Week 2010 (March 1 - 6, 2010)
Barton School of Business students had a rewarding experience during Business Week. The annual Business Week was held March 1-6, 2010 and was open to all students. Business Week is an opportunity for students to gain knowledge and to interact with local business leaders. With 37 different workshops and opportunities throughout the week, students had a chance to participate and get involved as much as they wanted to. The keynote speaker was Steven Chang, the managing partner and CEO of The CID Group. Other highlights of the week was a presentation by Sam Solomon, President and CEO of The Coleman Company and a fashion show of what you should and should not wear.

Dean Hensler Featured on "Wichita State & The World" (February 2010)
Dr. Douglas Hensler, Dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business, was featured in an episode of "Wichita State & The World" alongside the host, Gary Miller, Provost of Wichita State University. The episode examines how Wichita State helps students compete in the global marketplace and become leaders in their communities, the nation, and the world.

James P. Schwartz Memorial Lecture 2009 (November 2, 2009)

Mitchell Slape, Senior Vice President, Walmart International, was the guest of honor at the 2009 James P. Schwartz Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University.  Topic of discussion was "Meeting Customer Needs in Today's Global Reality".

James P. Schwartz Memorial Lecture 2008 (November 11, 2008)
Mark D. Daley, CEO, Dean & DeLuca, was the guest of honor of the 2008 James P. Schwartz Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University. 

James P. Schwartz Memorial Lecture 2007 (November 28, 2007)
William D. Zollars, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, YRC Worldwide Inc, was the guest of honor of the 2007 James P. Schwartz Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University.  

James P. Schwartz Memorial Lecture 2006 (November 14, 2006)
Steven S. Reinemund, Chairman of the Board, PepsiCo, Inc, was the guest of honor of the 2006 James P. Schwartz Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University.  

James P. Schwartz Memorial Lecture 2005 (December 7, 2005)
H. Lee Scott, Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, was the guest of honor of the 2005 James P. Schwartz Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University.