Management prof, Jeff Houghton, glad to be home

When Jeff Houghton was working on a MBA at West Virginia University back in the late 1980s in Armstrong Hall, former home of the College of Business and Economics, it did not even occur to him that he would one day be teaching management at that very college.

Nor did he even dream that his name would be mentioned in numerous management journals because he had developed an accurate scale for measuring self-leadership or that he'd be able to ride his bike to work.

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2005 grad, entrepreneur, targets bottled water waste

Americans spent $10.6 billion on bottled water in 2009, paying approximately 1,000 times the cost of tap water, although nearly half of all bottled water actually comes from municipal tap water sources.

Moreover, manufacturing bottled water in the United States used the energy equivalent of 32 and 54 million barrels of oil respectively to produce and transport plastic water bottles in 2007. Approximately 75 percent of the empty plastic bottles find their way to landfills, lakes, streams and oceans, where they may never fully decompose.  Source

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B&E students, staff, help homeless seek jobs

There has been some good employment news lately.

Jobless claims fell in February to a nearly four-year low, with initial unemployment claims at 348,000 in the week that ended on Feb. 11, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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WVU business and medical schools create new program to give medical school students critical business knowledge

West Virginia University's College of Business and Economics and  School of Medicine have signed an agreement that will create a program aimed at providing medical students with important business credentials.

The two schools have collaborated to create the M.D./M.B.A. for medical school students during an optional "step out" year in the medical school curriculum, which occurs at the conclusion of their second year of study.

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Taziki's at Mountainlair named Best On-Campus Food by WV Living Morgantown magazine

Add "award-winning" to the list of adjectives used to describe Taziki's Mediterranean Café.

The restaurant, donated by two West Virginia University alumni as a gift to WVU's College of Business and Economics, has been named Best On-Campus Food by WV Living Morgantown magazine. The designation is part of WV Living Morgantown magazine's "Best of Morgantown" awards, which announces the town's top features and attractions, from restaurants to shopping to service providers. Taziki's offers fresh, healthy food inspired by Greek and Mediterranean cooking.

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