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The Jewish Federation of St. Louis has selected Steve Malter as one of the recipients of the prestigious 2015 David N. and Roselin Grosberg Young Leadership Award. Malter is associate dean and director for undergraduate programs at Olin. He has been instrumental in the development of the Israel Summer Business Academy and other programs in partnership with schools and businesses in Israel. The award will be presented next month at the annual meeting of the Jewish Federation.



Jimmy Sansone, BSBA’10, has launched a new brand of casual clothing with midwestern sensibilities called, The Normal Brand. Here’s how Jimmy explains it on the company’s website:

“I started this company because I hated what was out there. There were brands for every area of the country except ours, and I didn’t get it.

Personally, my nine siblings and I don’t vacation at the yacht club up east, fish off the coast down south, or even think about wearing a tie with shorts.  My friends. My family. We go to crystal clear lakes in northern Michigan, we tailgate in cold parking lots around the Big Ten, and we hunt in the fields and woods of the Midwest.  We want versatile and durable clothes with style.

I live in a city but still love the outdoors. I go out to downtown bars but love a great farm party. I wanted a brand that was normal to me and clothes that would let us live our lives, so that’s what our team created.”

The Normal Brand's bear logo may find many fans among Sansone's fellow Wash U alumni.

The Normal Brand’s bear logo may find many fans among Sansone’s fellow Wash U alumni.


Read article in the St. Louis Business Journal.

The New York Times and NBC News published advice this week from older and wiser students on how to handle the stress of freshman year at college.  An incoming WashU undergrad got a laundry list of do’s and don’t’s from her big sister. And a rising WashU junior encourages the Class of 2019 to take advantage of their new found freedom of choice. Read on for more words of wisdom from those who’ve been there, done that, and survived freshman year.

From The New York Times:

“I wrote this list — a compilation of things I wish I had known at the start of college three years ago — for my sister, an incoming freshman at Washington University in St. Louis.

1. When you are stressed, take a shower. You will feel productive and you will be clean.

2. Your grade in one class does not define you.

3. Make sure you check in with yourself now and then. How are you doing? If the answer is not so great, treat yourself. Prioritize your well being.

4. Some readings are more important than others. It’s O.K. to skim sometimes.

5. Don’t be afraid to call campus security if you or a friend is sick/feels unsafe.

6. Take naps. Preschool and college are the only times when napping is socially acceptable.

7. If you always have enough clean socks/underwear, your life will be so much easier.”—Justine Goode, Oberlin College, ’16

From NBCNews.com

Don’t be afraid to experiment.

“Freshman year is the first time you can truly make your own choices: No parents breathing over your shoulder, no reputation you have to uphold, no set group of friends to impress. Take whatever classes most interest you; don’t worry about choosing a major or meeting requirements quite yet. I have changed my major at least four times and I’m still on track to graduate on time, so trust me; take the most random and exciting classes you can.”

—Jessica Thea, rising junior at Washington University in St. Louis

Image: uconn.edu, Freshman Beanies 1965

From the top of the cupola tower to the lower level of Simon Hall, Tarlton construction teams have been busy renovating Simon Hall this summer. The transformation of the former Weston Career Center, BSBA program offices, and McWilliams Computer Lab on the lower level will be complete by mid-August. We got a preview – click on the video above. Six new classrooms, a new Taylor Lab for Marketing Research, and a new north side entrance to Simon with a stairway to the lower level are all part of the facelift.

Check back here in a couple of weeks to see the completion of Phase II of Simon Hall’s renovations.

Jerry Kent, BSBA’78, MBA’79, has been named CEO of TierPoint, a subsidiary of Cequel Data Centers. TierPoint operates 13 data centers across eight states.  Kent is also CEO of Cequel III, the telecommunications management firm he co-founded in January 2002.

The St. Louis Business Journal reports that Kent will remain chairman and CEO of cable company Suddenlink until the sale of the company for $9.1 billion to European telecom company Altice closes later this year.

July 28, 2015 update: Kent buys Florida Data Centers