Students place in case competition

first_imgEarlier this month, Marshall students James Yun, Brandon Kay, Claire Lin and Caitlyn Huang captured second place in the National University of Singapore International Case Competition. (Photo courtesy of Brandon Kay)Last week, a team of Marshall students took second place at the National University of Singapore International Case Competition.  The competition consisted of three rounds, in which the teams presented two different cases. A company told the teams about problems it was facing and the students brainstormed strategies to address the issues and present those to judges.The student group comprised seniors Claire Lin and James Yun, junior Caitlyn Huang and sophomore Brandon Kay.Following the first round of the competition, during which teams had to create a case presentation in five hours, the USC team took last place. “After we got last place, we were all pretty bummed out honestly,” said Huang, who was also named best female presenter. “So for the 24-hour one, we were just having a lot of fun, and I think we messed around a lot but it was more relaxed and we weren’t so stressed out.”Before the second round, where teams had 24 hours to strategize and make a presentation, the team said faculty adviser and professor Clark Hansen gave them advice on how to improve their group performance.Huang said they went into the 24-hour competition with a different mindset and were able to capture first place.In the final round, the team took second place overall, beating business schools from the University of Pennsylvania and UC Berkeley.“We were struggling,” Yun said. “We didn’t do too well. Professor Hansen gave us a pep talk. He kind of encouraged us, so we came back way more motivated and driven, and we just killed it on the second round.” The Marshall Case Team, composed of about 40 students, was chosen last semester to attend the competition. Each week they practiced by receiving a case on Monday and presenting their solutions to fellow team members at general meetings.After joining the organization last semester, Kay said he has gained real world experience and looks forward to competing more in the future.“A lot of the interviews for jobs will involve a case interview, so it’s great practice, especially coming in every week,” Kay said. “But also having a new purpose of competing and representing USC at another level — it’s unparalleled to other organizations on campus.” Huang added that the team has a good balance of different personalities, and each member focuses on certain roles like finance or strategy. Because of their team dynamics, they said that they hope to compete together again. “Overall, we’re very compatible,” Yun said. “We all have our strengths and weaknesses, and we build upon each other’s strengths.”last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: There will be a bus available for $5 per student for state tournament game

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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, March 10, 2015:Tuesday• Parent/ Teacher Conf. 4:10-7:30 p.m.• Cheer Try-Out Clinic 5:30-7 p.m.Wednesday•STATE- Boys Basketball at 3 p.m. in Salina. School is dismissed early at 11:45 a.m.Thursday•Parent/Teacher Conf. 4:10 to 7:30 p.m.FridayNo SchoolCheer Try-Outs 10 a.m.Tuesday: Crispito/red sauce, lettuce and tomato, golden corn, chilled peaches, cheesy peaches.Wednesday: Sloppy Joe/bun, potato wedges, baked beans, mixed fruit, #tortilla chips.Today’s News•Wellington Lions Club is hosting a Blarney Breakfast on Tuesday, March 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus. They are raising money for a new wheel chair for Ethan Higginbotham. Donations are accepted.•There will not be a Crusader Creator meeting this week.•Seniors – If you are planning to continue your education this fall, you may now apply for the $1,000 non-competitive scholarship given by the Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund. The website is www.KSAllStarScholarships.com. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. When filling out the application, you will only need to provide basic information. Then before Sept. 1, 2015, you will need to update the application with the rest of the documents needed to process the scholarship money to your college. It is very important to make the initial application because they will not accept late applications. Information regarding this scholarship will be distributed at the parent/teacher conferences.•Any WHS Student who would like to go to the state basketball game on Wednesday, there will be a bus available for $5.00 per student. You will be responsible to take enough money to pay the $7 admission fee into the game and if you want, concession food money. The bus will leave the high school at 12:30 p.m. The WHS boy’s basketball game will start at 3:00 p.m. Please bring your $5 into the counselor’s office by tomorrow at the end of the day.•There will be a Coffeyville Community College representative in the Ag Shop on March 23 during 2 and 3rd periods. Students interested in pursuing an Ag degree will need to get their agendas signed by their teacher in order to attend.•SENIOR GIRLS: Remember to turn in your completed Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship on or before March 12 to Mrs. Yates.•It’s time for the Project Prom T-Shirt Logo Contest! The contest is open to Juniors and Seniors. The winner will receive $50. Entries must be received by March 25. Stop by the office to pick up the contest rules.•Crusaders of the Stage present the Grounds Table Coffee Shop open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:15-7:45 in the commons. All proceeds go to the Crusaders of the Stage trip to Nationals. Come early and get your coffee!•Attention Seniors: Your pictures for the Senior Graduation video are due by March 13. A baby picture and a senior picture are required and elementary school to present pictures are recommended. If no pictures are submitted, you will not be in the video. Also, your senior picture does not have to be a formal picture. We DO accept selfies.•Seniors: Don’t forget to stop by the Counselors office to check out what scholarship applications are available.Guidance Office NewsCollege visits during lunch:Tuesday, March 24th – Emporia State UniversityToday is:National Mario DayNational Pack Your Lunch DayFollow us on Twitter.last_img read more

ScienceShot: I Spy a Cat in a Tree

first_imgMany mammals and birds make noisy calls when predators lurk nearby. Now, researchers have discovered that black-fronted titi monkeys (Callicebus nigrifrons) emit alarm calls that are remarkably versatile for primates, simultaneously announcing the type of predator and its location. To find out what the monkeys were conveying, scientists conducted experiments in Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest with a stuffed raptor and cat. When the titi monkeys saw the raptor in the trees, they uttered a series of calls that mean “Raptor! Tree!” But when the monkeys discovered it on the ground, they mixed the calls: “Raptor! Ground!” Similarly, when they noticed a stuffed cat that the scientists placed on the ground, the monkeys warned: “Cat! Ground!” And when they encountered the cat in the canopy, they announced the location first, bursting out: “Tree! Cat!” Meerkats and chickadees can also announce the kind of predator and its whereabouts, but this telegraphing has never been discovered before in primates, the scientists report in the current issue of Biology Letters.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more