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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

2010 Orientation Assistants

Congratulations to Jessica Tormey (BUED and Marketing major) and Tyler Thompson (INT and BUED major) who have been selected as 2010 Orientation Assistants!

We are proud of you!

Position Just POSTED!

Teaching Vacancy: Business Education

(This does not appear to have placed on the KEEB. The announcement below is exactly as it was sent to the University by the Principal.)

9-12 Business Education Instructor

Girard High School is taking applications for a 9-12 Business Education Instructor. Applicants will need to have an application, cover letter, resume and list of references on file for consideration. Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. Step one on our salary schedule for a beginning teacher is $39,150. Other benefits are also included.

Extra Curricular Openings: High School Head Volleyball Coach, Cheerleading Sponsor

Contact Person: Blaise Bauer, Girard High School Principal
Phone number: 620-724-4326
Fax number: 620-724-6136
Email: bauer@girard

Mailing Address:
Girard High School
415 North Summit
Girard, KS 66743

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Guyot & Meier Present at SWBS

Dr. Guyot and Dr. Meier presented research at the University of Central Oklahoma's Southwest Business Symposium last week.

Their research focused on, "Incorporating a Computerized Simulation in Selected Business Courses."

We are thrilled for Dr. Guyot and Dr. Meier! Congratulations on a job well done!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Cluster Textbooks

I've had some people call (and email) to ask about state approved (or required) textbooks for the new Career Pathways. KSDE won't require (or endorse) specific textbooks. However, I know people are interested in some "support" or at least ideas of where to start.

K-State Business Education (Mrs. Darla Stone) and FHSU Business Education (Dr. Wally Guyot and Scott Jones) will embark on a cooperative effort in the Fall to identify POTENTIAL textbooks for courses in each career pathway. We won't necessarily "endorse" a text, but students from both schools will work cooperatively to review and identify/cross-walk competencies from the course profiles and content in selected textbooks.

The information gathered will be made public for educators to use (if they so desire) in helping them identify potential textbooks to use as they adopt new courses to meet Career Pathway implementation.

Updates on the cooperative activity will be provided as we progress. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work collaboratively with K-State.

COBL Ambassadors

Dr. Bannister has been working with the Admissions staff to develop an initiative, named COBL Ambassadors, designed to work with High School Marketing Programs/DECA Chapters.

Thursday night, SGA approved a request for funding. This will support the program next year. One of the primary functions of the program will be to support high school students as they prepare for State and International competition.

This is exciting! As the Dean continues to develop and implement this project, we will provide updates!

It is an exciting time to be in the College of Business & Leadership!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rucker/Jones Research Presented at NABTE

Dr. Rucker will be presenting research co-authored with Scott Jones at NABTE (National Association of Business Teacher-Educators) in San Diego. The subject is the preparation of Business Teachers for Kansas High Schools. NABTE is highly-selected in their choice of research to be presented at their annual conference. We are excited to have Dr. Rucker represent FHSU Business Education at the NABTE/NBEA Annual Conference.

A copy of the PowerPoint Presentation can be found on the links below and to the right.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pathway to Success...

What a wonderful day! Today we had a group of Western Kansas Business Teachers on-campus in the Memorial Union visiting, brainstorming, trouble-shooting, and asking questions about how to implement Career Pathways into their schools. Recognizing many of our schools in Western Kansas are unique in size and configuration, as compared to the rest of the state.

We had a GREAT day! Lively conversation, lots of ideas, and lots of excitement about the possibilities.

We spent the morning in discussions. In the afternoon, we had the opportunity to visit with RJ Dake (IT Education Program Consultant with KSDE) via ITV. RJ provided a great deal of insight and answered a number of questions that we generated throughout the morning. We really appreciate RJ taking time to visit with us and the assistance from KSDE Information Technology folks in getting us connected via ITV during the afternoon.

It was a great day all the way around!

Special Thanks to Dean Mercer (COET), Dean Bannister (COBL), and Casey Kelch (Academic Marketing) for providing a variety of give-away items.

To see a few more pictures, click here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

KBEA - Award Nominations

If you are interested in recognizing outstanding Business Educators, please check out the KBEA email and nomination forms.

Email Announcement

Nomination Form

Teacher Career Fair

FHSU's 35th Annual Teacher Career Fair will be held on Monday, April 12th, 2010. It will be held in Gross Memorial Colliseum from 9:00 AM to Noon.

Click here to read full details!

Welcome Back -- Its a Beautiful Day.

Welcome back, hope you had an outstanding Spring Break! Its always nice to see students back on campus, especially after spending the week in the office with no one around!

I hope the remainder of your semester is great! Please let me know if you need anything as you finish the Spring Semester and prepare for the Fall (or Summer) Semester.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Charley Campbell - VIP Ambassador

Congratulations to BUED major, Charley Campbell for being selected as one of the 2010-2011 VIP Ambassadors for FHSU.

Dr. Weisenborn just shared this news with the faculty. Click here, to read Dr. Weisenborn's announcement.

Congratulations, Charley! We are proud of you!

Rally at the Statehouse...

Information below is an excerpt from Representative Marti Crow's Daily Email Update...

1,000-plus people are expected to attend an education funding rally in Topeka today. Members of the group Save Our Neighborhood Schools (SONS) are organizing a bus leaving at 10:30 a.m. from the Lawrence High School parking lot, according to the Lawrence Journal World. Advocates estimate 150 to 200 people from the Lawrence area will attend the rally from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday on the east side of the Statehouse. Organizer Christie Slay said she expects people from at least 30 communities to attend. The group has a web site at

Click here to read the full story.

Pictures and coverage from the KC Star. Check it out!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Break

FHSU will be on Spring Break this week (3/13/2010 to 3/21/2010). If you need immediate assistance, feel free to call our Departmental Office 785.628.4201 I will be checking email periodically. Be safe, have fun!

Friday, March 12, 2010

KSDE Extended Deadline for Pathway App

KSDE career and technical education is extending the Career Pathway Program of Study Application (CPPSA)- Pathways - deadline to April 1, 2010, for implementation SY 2010-11.

To read the email from Robin's Office, click here.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tweet -- Tweet -- Tweet

Just added a Twitter account... not exactly sure I will use it a great deal, at least not starting out----anyway, connect with us! "FHSU_BUED" Look forward to tweeting with you!

Spring/Summer Opportunity

Looking for students who are interested in an opportunity to network with other aspiring Business Educators (perhaps even from other schools)!

I'm wanting to put a group of students together that would be willing to take a look at the Competency Profiles developed for Business classes in the Kansas Career Pathway initiative and do a little analysis/evaluation/cross-walk to help identify textbooks that would support the adopted "curriculum".

If you are interested, let me know! This could be a fun activity and great way to meet other Business Ed majors from across the state!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

GREAT News from Dean Mercer (COET)

"It is my pleasure to announce the preliminary feedback from the onsite accreditation (KSDE/NCATE) team. FHSU has passed all six standards with flying colors! Further, the team determined that "target" (the highest rating) has been met on five different elements across three standards..."

To read the entire announcement, click here.

Special Thanks to Dr. Weisenborn

A quick note of appreciation to Dr. Greg Weisenborn. In August, 2009 Dr. Weisenborn became the Interim Chair of the Management & Marketing Department at FHSU. Dr. Weisenborn has been an advocate for Business/Marketing Education and recently took the weekend to help as a judge at the Kansas DECA Career Development Conference. We appreciate Dr. Weisenborn's interest and support in our program!! Thank you, GW!

FHSU and ESU Alumni Win Door Prize!

Dr. Jim Gleason of MBA Research (aka--Mark-Ed) provided two, $100 gift certificates for classroom resources as a door prize for the DECA Career Development Conference.

Shaina Prough (Hays High School and a FHSU Alum) and Dustin Meyer (Lansing High School and a ESU Alum) are the winners!

We will probably be checking back to see what they purchased!

Special Thanks for Jim Gleason and MBA Research!

(If you haven't used Mark-Ed/MBA Research materials in the past, I highly suggest you check them out!!)

DECA - Recruiting Table

Special Thanks to COBL students (Jessica Tormey, Tyler Thompson, Robyn Sellard, and Byron Hummon) for handling recruiting activities earlier this week at the Kansas DECA Career Development Conference.

I had several advisers comment on what nice students we have at FHSU.

Outstanding job!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

NCATE Reminder

Just a reminder that the College of Education and Technology will be under "review" for their annual accreditation visit next week.

It is always nice to have students put their best foot forward during the on-site review. Having said that, I must follow-up by saying, "Be Honest!" If we are doing things well, let it be known. If there is something we can improve on, that needs to be identified as well.

Have a great week!

KSDE Webinar - 3/3/10

If you participated in the KSDE Webinar regarding the Business Administration/Management pathway, Thank you!

Some great questions and I hope inspiring some good local conversations.

Pathway Meeting - March 25, 2010

A group of Business/Computer Teachers who will be transitioning from VE-2 Programs to Career Pathways will be meeting on campus at Fort Hays State University to discuss challenges, obstacles, and opportunities.

We will meet at 9 a.m. in Memorial Union and will adjourn around 4 p.m. R.J. Dake will be available via Webstream to answer questions in the afternoon.

If you want to attend, contact Scott Jones at or Jennifer Wahrman at

Monday, March 1, 2010

New Feature to the Blog

Upon some reflection, I've decided to add a "new" feature. One of the things I wanted to highlight with the blog was Student-Teachers. When I first post a student-teacher, it works GREAT, but then as more thoughts and news get added, student teacher info gets pushed down.

NOW, I have solution! (Notice above Victor E. Tiger, we have a Navigation section.) Student-teachers, as well as Alumni, now have their own section!

I'd like to hear from Alumni, send me a picture, and a take a few minutes to fill out the form (located on the Alumni page) to fill us in on what you are doing. Your update will be added to the blog!

Can't wait to hear from you!