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It’s time to clean house and get rid of all those old devices that don’t work and all the old bills and documents crowding your closets. Bag it up and bring it to the Electronic Recycling & Confidential Paper Shredding Event, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017.

Due to the success of last spring’s e-cycling and shredding event, the Aramark sustainability team is hosting the event again. Drop off that old desktop computer, phone, and confidential paperwork in front of the Knight Center and Knight Hall on Snow Way Drive, Oct. 25, 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

“An estimated 175 contributors dropped off approximately 3,500 pounds of paper and 5,000 pounds of electronic items in March,” said Gene Castellitto, Aramark General Manager of The Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center. “Our sustainability team, in conjunction with the Washington University Office of Sustainability and IT Information and Security Office, is proud to host another event.”

Castellitto adds that university certified vendors will shred any paper on site, and will securely and safely recycle any electronic items. There are some fees for electronic items; see below.




Adena T. Friedman, president and chief executive officer of Nasdaq, will be on the Washington University in St. Louis campus at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in Knight Hall’s Emerson Auditorium as part of the David R. Calhoun Lectureship. Co-sponsored by Olin Business School and Arts & Sciences, the lecture series aims to bring to campus well-known national leaders discussing how their value system and global experience creates an impact in the business environment.

Friedman assumed the role of Nasdaq president and CEO in January 2017 and proceeded to steer the company through the implementation of new architecture — called Nasdaq Financial Framework — that earned her Institutional Investor’s No. 1 spot in its 2017 Tech 40 list of financial technology leaders.

While serving as Nasdaq’s president and COO through 2016, Friedman oversaw the company’s business while focusing on driving efficiency, product-development growth and expansion.

Wrote Friedman in an Oct. 6 LinkedIn blog post:

“To Nasdaq, tomorrow isn’t an expression of time but a story to rewrite about a connected ecosystem that constitutes a market of possibilities. We possess what is needed to unleash those possibilities: the leading-edge technology, the forward thinking, and the power of data and analytics. We have the ingenuity to power economies, the insights to empower people, and the integrity that is the cornerstone of all markets.

“With those resources, we are going to rewrite ways to expand wealth, create jobs and enrich people’s lives. We aim to set the pace for all that — for re-thinking capital markets and economies anywhere and everywhere.”

Friedman earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Williams College and a master of business administration from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

The Calhoun Lecture is free and open to the public but registration is encouraged as seating is limited in Emerson Auditorium. A reception will follow.

Guest Blogger: Chuck Finder, The Source. Photo credit: Matt Greenslade/photo-nyc.com




Allyson Golden and Ryan Fassler were both first-year MBA students when they started dating in 2011. This fall, they returned to campus to celebrate their engagement with their families.

Jobs took Allyson and Ryan to different cities and companies after graduation, but they’re both in Chicago now. Allyson is an Assurance Senior Associate at PwC and Ryan is a Senior Financial Analyst at Capital One. Congratulations on a match made at Olin!


Is it true you and your fiancé met at Olin during MBA orientation?

Yes! Despite both of us growing up in St. Louis, our paths had never crossed. During GO! Week, one of the other girls in the MBA program suggested I invite people over to hang out by my pool—I told her to invite people too. Ryan was one of the people she invited over—after that day he asked me out.

 

Were you pursuing similar career paths?

We were both pursuing fields that would be considered more quantitative. He was pursuing finance, and I was pursuing accounting. Since these had similar class requirements, we ended up in the same classes. When we were first dating, I remember spending many afternoons together studying for tests or working on projects at Olin.

Where did you go after graduation?

After graduation I moved to Chicago to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ryan moved to Washington D.C., and then Dallas, to work for Capital One before moving to Chicago two years ago.

When is the wedding and where?

The wedding will be in St. Louis next fall (September 2018). It will actually be at the same place my parents got married!

Any fun Olin memories you would like to share?

Labor Day weekend of our first semester, a group of MBAs decided to go rafting on an unseasonably cold day. While that was probably not a smart idea, we definitely have some good memories from that weekend. From studying at Olin for tests and grabbing lunch at the DUC between classes, to all of the ‘disorientation’ parties our last year—there are too many good memories to count, and it is hard to pick just one. But Olin/WashU played a big part in our relationship.


Allyson’s father, Bob, is an Olin MBA alumnus, class of 1984, and her mom, Jeanne, is a UC ’93 grad. They are generous supporters of Olin with the Jeanne & Robert Golden Scholarship. We hear Allyson’s little brother, John, recently took a campus tour and could be applying for an undergrad spot. Be on the lookout for future Golden generations!

Photos compliments of the Golden family.




Students in Olin’s CELect course helped create the marketing plan for SafeTrek, a personal mobile safety app that was introduced to the WashU community this fall. Student-led teams in the entrepreneurship consulting course are paired with startups at the downtown accelerator T-Rex and assigned a wide variety of projects.

“The project for SafeTrek is one of many examples where helping a local entrepreneur also helped the community,” said Academic Director for Entrepreneurship Clifford Holekamp.

We asked SafeTrek cofounder Nick Droege about working with CELect teams on the marketing rollout of the app for WashU:

Have the CELect teams provided valuable contributions to your company?

The CELect teams have been extremely valuable in helping us over the past year. From market research to rollout strategies, they’ve made our jobs easier.

The spring 2017 team was diverse mix of law and business students. Did they bring valuable perspectives?

The spring 2017 team was an impressive group. They were able to provide us with valuable insights on campus climate as we geared up to launch at WUSTL’s campus.

[Related: Check out the Spring 2017 CELect team’s take on collaborating with SafeTrek]

What would you tell other startups considering a collaboration with a CELect student team?

Yes. Constantly getting outside perspectives is extremely important as you’re building a company. As founders, it’s easy to hone in on our strategies based on our lenses of how we should execute. Having a group of young, motivated, entrepreneurial spirited students look at what we’re doing and offer their opinions has made us take a step back and evaluate our approaches.


Safetrek recently announced a $3.2 million funding round with St. Louis-based VC firm Cultivation Capital.

The University is continuing to provide SafeTrek FREE OF CHARGE to all students, faculty, staff and Basic Services Contractor employees. To activate your subscription click on the link below and follow the steps: www.safetrekapp.com/affiliate/WUSTL


SAN JOSE, CALIF.  – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today bestowed the fifth annual AdvaMed Lifetime Achievement Award to former Beckman Coulter CEO and Chairman John P. “Jack” Wareham, for his contributions to improving patient care and health care system efficiency through innovation of clinical laboratory testing.

Jack Wareham

“Jack is one of the unsung heroes of modern medical practice,” said Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of AdvaMed. “His work at Beckman Coulter helped pioneer automation in the clinical laboratory and transformed the diagnostic industry as a result. Millions of people every year benefit from his vision of more accurate and efficient clinical testing, and we are honored to present Jack this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.”Wareham began his career in the life sciences after earning a bachelor’s of science degree in pharmacy from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He worked as a pharmacist while earning an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and worked his way through the ranks of the pharmaceutical company, Smith, Kline and French.

SmithKline acquired laboratory instruments company Beckman Instruments in 1981 in a $1 billion deal. Beginning in 1984, Wareham held several senior management positions in the new division. In 1993, he was named president and COO of Beckman Instruments, which was spun off as a separate, public company in 1989.

As COO, he was the driving force behind the successful merger in 1997 of Beckman Instruments with Coulter Corporation, the leading manufacturer of systems for blood and other cell analysis. In 1998, he was named CEO of the newly formed Beckman Coulter.

Today Beckman Coulter is recognized as a powerhouse in the diagnostics industry, developing and marketing instruments, chemistries, software and supplies to simplify and automate laboratory operations, and ultimately save patient’s lives.

After retiring from Beckman Coulter in 2005, Wareham has continued to share his vision and business expertise, helping to guide a number of diverse enterprises as a director for medtech companies including Steris, ResMed, Accuray and Greatbatch

Wareham also served as chairman of the Board for AdvaMed in 2000, helping lead the association in a new direction for the 21st Century as it rebranded from the Health Industry Manufacturer’s Association.

“I am proud to be honored by my peers with this incredible award,” said Wareham, “and I gratefully accept on behalf of all the wonderful people I’ve worked with over the years who are dedicated to improving patient care.”

AdvaMed’s Lifetime Achievement Award highlights the accomplishments of pioneers in the medical technology sector whose contributions have had a significant impact on patients’ lives and the industry as an essential part of America’s economy. The award was presented during The MedTech Conference powered by AdvaMed at the San Jose Convention Center.

AdvaMed member companies produce the medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems that are transforming health care through earlier disease detection, less invasive procedures and more effective treatments. AdvaMed members range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies.


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