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February 2008
Alumni Update
This month there won't be a single alumnus to feature - instead, we're announcing an alumni event here at CIMBA.

On March 1st at 10 a.m., we will be hosting the first official CIMBA MBA Alumni Association (CAA) meeting.

We have limited the invitations to all local alumni, and the intent is to elect a governing board and set expectations, goals and other principles for the association.

We are hoping to be able to create chapters in all other countries where CIMBA alumni have a significant population.

If you are interested in participating in the event or becoming a coordinator for your region, we encourage you to contact Cristina Turchet (

Please let us hear from you if you have ideas, suggestions or would like to contribute to this initiative!
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We hope you were able to have some relaxing days during the holidays and have started 2008 with a strong January! Now that we are sailing through February, winter is fading and spring is just around the corner - has spring fever hit yet? We are ready to shake off winter and head into the spring semester with enthusiasm and excitment for the new beginnings it offers!

Enjoy CIMBA's February news and, as always, please contact us with ideas and tips for next month's newsletter.

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Lee CampeThe MBA students played host to a group of post-graduate psychology students from the University of Kansas, welcoming them by preparing and serving a full dinner in the CIMBA dining room.
The visitors and their professors spent a week at CIMBA, taking part in a Kepner-Tregoe course and other CIMBA core components as well as indulging in Asolo's wonderful food. The MBA students were glad for the opportunity for some cross-industry dialogue and thoroughly enjoyed the intersession company.
Paderno campusCIMBA Undergraduate

     On January 20th a new group of 125 students arrived on campus for the beginning of spring semester 2008. We look forward to getting to know them and in the meantime we are pleased to welcome (for the majority it is a welcome back!)the professors  : Christine Watson, Tom Volek, Roger Chope, Silvia De Nardi, Fran Lloyd, Dan Ostas, Tim Shaftel, Ed Watson, Erich Dominic, Howard Sypher, Julie Shaftel, Michela Marin, Dominic Standish, Isabella Massa.

CIMBA Executive Programs
execThe Third Edition of the Executive Certificate in Leadership Development will begin on March 1, 2008 and continue until April 2008. Applications for this course are already being accepted and since seats are limited we invite candidates to contact us as soon as possible. If you are interested in more information, you are invited to contact Katiuscia Baggio at 0423 951090 or .
CIMBA Calendar - Feb 2008
CIMBA Undergrad
February 16-23 Travel Break
February Classes:
Marketing, Dr. Russ Lazniak and Dr. John Wong, Iowa State University
Financial Management, Dr. David Carter,
Oklahoma State University
March 1, First Alumni Association Meeting 10.00 am
CIMBA Executive Programs
Feb 26 - Presentation   CIMBA programs, Associazione Industriali di Rovigo, 5.30 pm
Feb  29  First Session Executive Certificate in Leadership Development, 3rd Ed
Starting in March: Executive Certificate in Business Communication, 3rd Ed
A-B-C: Al's Book Club

February's selection for Al's Book Club is:

"Playing for Pizza" 
by John Grisham
During vacations, I prefer to relax and read easy books. So for Christmas, I picked up this one simply because I heard the story was set in Italy. The plot is simple: an American NFL quarterback, after a disasterous season, comes to play in Italy for the Parma Panthers. I recommend the reading to all the US alumni, but also to the Italians. Grisham does a great job of describing Italy and its culture. I am sure you will laugh as you recognize yourself in many of the described situations.