Week 7 – TSG Bulletin

Hello fellow T-Birds!

We hope that Finals Week went well for all of you. We wish all of you good luck on the last deliverables of the module! Thanks to those of you who came out last week for the Town Hall with Dr. Keck to hear details about the new curriculum.
We wish all the students that left to Prague and Beijing this past week from our Glendale campus and directly from Peru, safe travels and all the best. We hope you guys have a fantastic Thunderbird Global Experience!
Here are a few important things you need to know about this week:
B-School Made Me Funny @ Thunderbird
Need something to do on Friday, April 12th? Look no further than the AT&T Auditorium as the nationwide “B-School Made Me Funny” comedy tour is coming to campus to perform for Thunderbird MBAs! Starring comedian, Anish Shah, a Yale MBA, turned McKinsey consultant, turned comic!
When: 5:30 pm Friday, April 12th
Where: AT&T Auditorium
Tickets are $25. But there’s a limited number of pre-sale tickets for $15. Buy them here:http://thunderbird.bpt.me/
Also, check out the Facebook link for this event: http://www.facebook.com/events/137426296430297/?ref=22
More about Anish: In 2001 Anish Shah graduated from University of Illinois with a sparkling 2.41 GPA that only took him 5.5 years to complete. The unlikely events that followed took Anish to Head of Marketing of $50M tech firm, an MBA from Yale, 5 years at McKinsey & Company, leadership of a small tech firm that was bought by IBM, and finally walking away from the corporate world to become a stand-up comedian that has been fortunate enough to make more than a dozen television appearances, travel the world telling jokes, and raise hundreds of thousands through charity comedy events.
Pool Rules- Glass bottles not allowed!!
Just to clarify, glass bottles are not allowed in the pool and the pool area. If a bottle should break anywhere inside of the fence line, the pool has to be closed, drained, cleaned and inspected by the county, and it will take weeks before the pool can be reopened after repair.
We request that all of you keep the common space clean and hazard free, and that you keep glass outside the pool area at all times.
Second Module- Add/Drop Period:
See below for the details of the upcoming add/drop period for the second module:
Start: 8 am on March 18th
End  : 4 pm on March 21st
Trip to Mt. Graham International Observatory with Ambassador Barrett
Come spend the day with former Interim President – Ambassador Barbara Barrett on an all-expense paid trip to Mt. Graham International Observatory to view the Large Binocular Telescope. There is a maximum of 20 spots open for this opportunity! Kindly see below for the details and requirements.
Advisories:
Because of the altitude (over 10,500 feet) and the “thin air”, this visit is not recommended for anyone who may have a heart condition, respiratory problems, prone to migraines and motion sickness. If a storm system moves in there is the possibility of trip cancellation. Many people have trouble holding down lunch on the way to the Observatory because of the VERY curvy and bumpy mountain road.
While it may be a rugged trip, everyone who makes it comes back in awe of the experience!!!!

Complete the attached form and email it to Gbemi.disu@thunderbird.edu, if you are interested in attending. The deadline is Monday, March 18th at 12pm (Noon).
Questions/Concerns? Contact Gbemi Disu ’06 – Office of the President – Herberger 223 at
Gbemi.disu@thunderbird.edu or 602-978-7080

Information on LBT:
Website: http://mgio.arizona.edu
Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhKzJNwswLM
Date: Saturday, March 23th 2013
When:  Saturday, March 23rd– Full Day Activity. Meet at Executive Inn at 6.30am and plan to return around 8.30pm
Itinerary:
6.30am                 : Meet in the lobby of the Executive Inn
6.40 – 10.30         : Drive to basecamp
10.30 – Noon     : Pick up lunch from Mt. Graham Market and drive to LBT
12.30 – 2.30         : Private Tour the LBT, the Submillimeter Telescope Observatory & Vatican Observatory
2:30 – 4:00            : Return to Basecamp
4:00 – 7:30            : Back to Thunderbird Campus, Executive Inn
Project Management & Supply Chain Case Competition @ Thunderbird
Do you want a chance to practice your supply chain and project management skills right here on campus? If so, there is an exciting opportunity coming your way this month! Supply Chain Club and Project Management Club are partnering with Magna Powertrain to hold a case competition on March 22nd from 8 am to 4 pm. Breakfast will be provided, and there is a cash prize of $250 per person. Magna is posting jobs on GlobalConnect, and this event will provide an excellent opportunity to network and find out more about these positions.
You can register individually or as a team of 3 – 4 people. Students who are on their modules abroad can participate live via Skype, and we would love if teams in Beijing and Prague joined us! Please register at http://goo.gl/VO8av. Contact Lena at lena.potechin@global.t-bird.edu with any questions.
When: 8 am to 4pm, March 22nd
Where: LH 55
Round Table Discussion with PM consultants
Come join a discussion with two project management consultants. Learn about the importance of project management in various industries, PMP certification and project management skills in the consulting domain. Meet and greet at the pub to follow! Business casual dress is required.
When: 4:30 – 5:30 pm, March 20th
Where: Snell 23
Global Citizen Forum- brought to you by Thunderbird Net Impact:
Inspired by Thunderbird’s mission of educating global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide, the Global Citizen Forum is a two day conference which will give alumni, industry leaders, professors, community members, and students alike a chance to engage in candid discussions about how business can be used to combat pressing global issues.
When: April 11-12th, 2013
Where: At Thunderbird- For more details about exact venues for different panels, please read through the attachment with this e-mail.

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