Need help with your 2015 taxes? VITA is here! The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program at UW-Whitewater offers free tax help and free electronic filing of 2015 federal and Wisconsin tax returns. The VITA Tax Clinic reception is located on campus in Room 1001 of Hyland Hall. No appointments are needed, this is a first come, first served service. Hours are Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. from January 30th through April 9th. Please note that the Tax Clinic will be closed Saturday, March 19th, and Wednesday, March 23rd due to the Universityâ€™s Spring Break.
Get help from IRS-certified student preparers and faculty supervisors of the UW-Whitewater Accounting Department. For more information about what you should bring, how to get to Hyland Hall, and more follow the link to VITAâ€™s informational PDF.
On October 3rd, two students, Alison Armstrong and Rhonda Davenport, arrived in Las Vegas for the annual APICS Convention.Â APICS conferences provide relevant and applicable education on today’s most pressing topicsâ€”including global supply chain management, operations management in a changing economy, and sales and operations planning. The conference allows individuals to improve theirÂ functional knowledge, and network with key operations and supply chain management professionals from across the globe. Alison and RhondaÂ were chosen to be part of the APICS scholars program, which consists of 50 students from across the United States that have demonstrated leadership.Â Although the conference officially runs from Monday through Wednesday, Scholars are involved in a community project and leadership networking event on Sunday before the conference begins.Â
The community project involved the scholars labeling cans of green beans that had been donated to the Three Square organization for distribution.Â As Supply Chain and Operations Management Program seniors, this project highlighted the supply chain role in procuring, inventorying, and transporting food donations to over 1300 partners to reach children, seniors, ad families in need of support.Â An additional requirement of each Scholar is to produce and present a poster project related to their major.Â This poster project highlights a project, research, or leadership area that the scholar is or has been involved. The students ended the conference withÂ participatingÂ in an APICS Scholar knowledge contest, in which Rhonda placed and was awarded!
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Finance & Business Law
Where are you originally from? Â I grew up in Mankato, Minnesota and received degrees from Drake University in Des Moines, and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
At what point did you decide you wanted to be a professor? Â I began teaching evening classes at Drake in the early 1990â€™s and soon decided that teaching college full time was a dream to pursue someday.Â That dream became a reality when I joined UWW in 2011.
What do you enjoy most about teaching at UWW? Â Having been a business executive for many years, my favorite times are when students let me know that they have landed an exciting new job that they think they will really enjoy.Â It puts a nice finish to all the work we are doing in class.
What are your hobbies outside of teaching?Â Golfing, boating, reading, detective shows, and following my childrenâ€™sâ€™ hockey teams.
What is an interesting fact about yourself?Â I was twice named to Barronâ€™s list of top 100 mutual fund managers.
What advice can you give to students about their college career? Â The effort you put in to improving your business and personal skills now will have a huge payoff in the first decade of your career.Â Learn to give your best effort in college and it will come easier at work.
Favorite restaurant? Chiliâ€™s
Least favorite subject in school? British Literature
Favorite vacation spot? Spirit Lake, IA
Early bird or night owl?Â Definitely night owl.
One thing you cannot live without?Â A dream to look forward to.
Favorite quote? â€śWhether you think you can or think you canâ€™t, you are probably right.â€ť- Henry Ford
Meet Amanda Howell! She is the Business Librarian at UW-Whitewater. Sheâ€™s available to help you with all your research needs, including:
– Finding scholarly and news articles
– Researching companies and identifying
– Finding industry and market research
– Locating data on consumer spending
– Finding legal cases
– Creating correct citations (APA,MLA,
Harvard Bluebook, Turabian, Chicago)
– And more!
Amanda will be holding office hours in Hyland 4009 on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00 â€“ 4:30 pm. Feel free to stop in if you have research questions, no appointment necessary!
You can also stop by Amandaâ€™s office in Andersen Library, 2105A, or contact her at email@example.com or 262.472.5519.
Where are you originally from?
At what point did you decide you wanted to be a professor?
After I had some industry working experience in Beijing.
What do you enjoy most about teaching at UWW?
Nice environment, supporting colleagues, and hard-working students.
What are your hobbies outside of teaching?
Reading, swimming, dog, hiking, piano, and travel.
What is an interesting fact about yourself?
Sometimes I consider myself as only 8 years old.
What advice can you give to students about their college career?
Study hard and play hard.
Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse
Least favorite subject in school: IT
Favorite vacation spot: Any spots beside theÂ ocean
Early bird or night owl? Early bird
One thing you cannot live without: Music
Favorite quote: â€śYou will be paid for all of the hard work.â€ť