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October 5, 2012
Thank you for your reporting of Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein's speech at Woodbury University on Sept. 27 (“Green hopeful makes bid,” Sept. 29). Her campaign here received no other print coverage. Many people are realizing that the election is a closed process that shuts out all third parties and that the presidential debates are not really debates. The debate content is controlled by formal agreement between the two major parties, implemented by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
By Mark Kellam, | October 2, 2012
Leadership was in the spotlight Saturday during a conference at Woodbury University in Burbank that looked at the traits and qualities of great leaders. One of those characteristics: They don't seek the limelight. “They shun the attention of celebrity status,” said Luis Ma R. Calingo, Woodbury's new president during the first-time Elevate 2012 conference, which was sponsored by the university and the Homenetmen Glendale Ararat chapter. What's more important, Calingo added, is that a great leader has passion, unwavering resolve and an ability to create an environment where success will continue even after he or she is gone.
July 27, 2012
At a time when small business owners are struggling to get off the endangered species list, a lifeline in any form is a welcome reprieve. But when it's a lifeline worth tens of thousands of dollars, it can be a game-changer. A program at Woodbury University - in which MBA students essentially act as full-fledged consultants for small business owners who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford the service - is that sort of lifeline. These student consultants, hooked up with businesses through the college's new summer entrepreneurship program, do it all: they develop market research, business plans and advertising and marketing strategies - all of it summarized, packaged and delivered to their clients, who can then use that information to secure bank loans or make internal adjustments to improve revenue.
By Megan O'Neil, | July 27, 2012
The three business consultants sitting in Nancy Guillen's commercial insurance office got straight to work Wednesday, running through a list of competitors, reviewing client retention rates and pushing her to play up her leadership with civic organizations. “We want to make sure that your clients know that about you, that you bring your best to the table, and that is what you are going to do if they need insurance,” said Jessica Marroquin as she took notes. It was advice for which some firms charge high hourly rates.
By Megan O'Neil, | July 13, 2012
Woodbury University this week announced that a veteran college administrator with a background in international business will become its 13th president. Luis Calingo, who will be officially installed during an inauguration ceremony in October, hails from Dominican University of California in San Rafael - a four-year, private Catholic college where he served as executive vice president and chief academic officer. He replaces Kenneth Nielsen, who is retiring after 16 years at the helm of the 128-year-old Burbank campus.
By David Laurell | June 27, 2012
“I have had the opportunity to write several new chapters in the evolving Woodbury University history,” said the school's retiring president, Kenneth Nielsen. “The success the school has achieved (is) a result of the hard work, action, and vision of so many of my friends and colleagues.” Many of those friends and colleagues gathered at the Jonathan Club to pay tribute to Nielsen this past Saturday evening. After his 16 years at the helm of the Glenoaks Boulevard university, Nielsen announced he would be stepping down from the presidential post last year.
By Megan O'Neil, | November 20, 2011
Woodbury University is extending its reach east, helping to launch a customized MBA program in Beijing that is designed to prepare automobile industry executives for a global economy. The Carl Benz Academy has launched a three-year pilot program in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz China and the Burbank campus, as well as Peking University in China and Free University of Berlin. In an email from the kick-off earlier this week in Beijing, Andre van Niekerk, dean of Woodbury University's business school, said the program facilitates collaboration among faculties of different cultures while allowing them “to produce scholarly work that will enhance their own careers and bring recognition to the school of business.” The first Carl Benz Academy class includes 35 students hand-picked from the employee ranks of Mercedes-Benz China who will follow a customized curriculum that includes traditional classroom learning and distance education.
By Dan Evans | September 24, 2010
On a hot afternoon last week, I and several others from the current Leadership Burbank class sat down for a cup of coffee with Mike Nolan, a fixture within the Burbank community and a frequent speaker at City Council meetings. I didn't know what to expect. Nolan never hesitates to speak his mind, and his manner can be gruff. During the Memorial Day ceremony at Larry L. Maxam Park this year, he said I had been dismissive of his concerns about the state's water supply. He then walked away without another word, leaving me confused and annoyed.
By Christopher Cadelago | March 24, 2010
HILLSIDE ? Researchers at Woodbury University are gearing up to host a series of public workshops to help homeowners, businesses and developers make educated choices about their energy and water consumption. The Smart Design Strategies for Managing Water + Energy in a Changing Climate series, hosted by the Arid Lands Institute at Woodbury University, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Ahmanson Main Space. Organizers planned to stress local management of rainwater, storm-water runoff and reclaimed wastewater as being crucial to sustaining Western cities, particularly in the face of climate change, said Hadley Arnold, instructor and co-director of the program.
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