The highest honor given annually to a business faculty member active in the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA) is the Richard C. Chewning Award. The 2012 award recipient Dr. Kent Saunders, professor of finance and economics at the Falls School of Business at Anderson University, was presented the award at the closing banquet of the CBFA conference at Trinity Western University in Vancouver on June 28.
The most time-consuming voice message of all has to be the video store reporting that our house has “an item overdue.” In this cryptic communication left on the answering machine, they never verbalize what that item is, how long it has been overdue, or which person checked it out.
A funny thing happened on the way to purchasing a book from Amazon.com — the price changed. Forty-two times within a 30-day period.
This past Thursday, the fourth annual business camp for high school students concluded at Anderson University. While I enjoy most of the components of the camp, my favorite is always taking the students around and visiting businesses in the community. I am always amazed — and incredibly thankful — that business owners and managers will give up substantial portions of their day to spend time sharing their stories with the students and patiently answer their questions.
If I were given unlimited power for a single day, the first thing I would change is the Core 40 requirements for Indiana high school students and add a course on financial literacy. The United States is in the midst of a financial epidemic, and so much of this problem can be traced to a lack of understanding about the basics of finance among so many individuals.