IIE South Central Region eNewsletter

     January 2011                                                                                    Newsletter Editor:  Lew Cox 

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Chapter News - Kansas
City (92)

 

Fresh from their tailgating joint meeting with the Kansas State and the Oklahoma State University Chapters, the Kansas City chapter forged ahead with additional meetings and planned meetings for the chapter's year.

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Region Contacts
 

 
Jay Christensen
Region Vice President

Lew Cox
Assistant Region Vice President for Student Development & Newsletter Editor

The best of student and professional worlds - South Central Regional Conference


IE students, faculty members and professionals have a chance for a unique experience. It isn't often that South Central Region IEs get a chance to attend a meeting that is:

  1. A learning experience.
  2. An opportunity to learn about research being conducted by bright South Central Region IE students.
  3. An opportunity to become acquainted with and do some networking with some students, faculty members, and industrial IEs from universities and companies throughout the five-State area of the South Central Region.
  4. An opportunity to hear lectures/presentations by keynote speakers.
  5. An opportunity to hear an update on IIE by a Board of Trustees representative.

Yet, this is exactly what will be happening in Stillwater, Okla., on Feb. 25-26, at the South Central Regional Conference and Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition. Most festivities will be held at the Wes Watkins Center on the OSU campus. Conference details

 

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Life and career advice from Z, Isaac Asimov and George Carlin
By Lew Cox

At times in our professional life, we have likely have associated with persons whose main occupation seems to be griping and moaning about the way things are. Worse yet, for a moment, we may have been one of those persons. While it may be true that dumping venom on our work location, our geographic location, our job, our boss, our company, our project, et al, seems to have a certain cathartic effect, this isn't a good mental state in which to be. Griping and moaning alone don't solve or improve anything. What can we do about that? Perhaps a bit of advice can be had from Z. Full article  


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IE management lessons from Brahma Bulls and Tom Sawyer

By Lew Cox


In the December issue of IE, David Meyers' article addresses the three legs of any business platform as people, processes and technology. In the article, he notes, "In all cases, the biggest variable of the three is the 'people' dimension." Yea, verily. A major part of any IE's job is concerned with working with and through people. Full article


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Kansas City Chapter (92) Senior Member Panel


The Spanish American philosopher and poet, George Santayana, is perhaps best known for his remark, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Also, anyone who has worked with any organization for a length of time knows that people who contribute their time and expertise need to be recognized, and their knowledge and seasoning need to be utilized. The Kansas City Chapter has taken both these points into account with a recent announcement. More


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IN THIS ISSUE:
The Best of Student and Professional Worlds
Life and Career Advice from Z, Isaac Asimov and George Carlin
IE Management Lessons from Brahma Bulls and Tom Sawyer
Kansas City Chapter (92) Senior Member Panel
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Joint Chapter News - Oklahoma State University (860), Kansas State University (825), Kansas City (92)

 

It isn't often that three IIE chapters get to kill the proverbial two birds with one stone, but the feat was pulled off by three chapters, assisted by academic and community notables.