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From Your Alumni Board & Editor's NoteHave luggage tag, will travel...
A degree from the College of Arts and Sciences helps us develop many life skills, such as communicating effectively, responding to challenges and change with flexibility and creativity, and the particular skill we're using here: knowing a good idea when we see it.
Our colleagues in the Kelley School of Business offer their graduates a free luggage tag made from a business card. Alumni like the idea because the tag promotes IU, identifies their luggage, and involves almost no effort to receive. The school likes the idea because it's easy to accomplish, and the business card allows updates on addresses and titles.
We love the idea in the College because we're always looking for ways to update our alumni database, and we also want to promote the fact that many of our graduates are in business - you work for corporationsand businesses large and small, or for yourselves. When you travel with our luggage tag you will show that you are proud of your connection to the College and to IU. We hope our tags grace luggage carousels and overhead bins around the world.
So send us your business card (one per graduate please), and we will laminate it, attach it to a leather strap, and send it back for your traveling pleasure. And the next time you see someone from the School of Business, thank them for sharing their good idea with us.
Preparing students for a complex world
One Friday last October, junior Meredith Mira and eight other students from the College's Liberal Arts and Management Program donned business suits and spent a day listening and speaking to top U.S. business and political leaders at the National Business Tomorrow Conference in Chicago.
Mira says the conference gave her "a good feel for what it was like to go to meetings all day wearing an oh-so-comfortable business suit!" Joking aside, she says, "It let me know, if nothing else, that with LAMP, I was on the right track.
"[The business professionals] couldn't express enough how important it was to have a diverse background of knowledge, including both liberal arts and business classes - and that's exactly what LAMP is," Mira says.
In this issue of The College, we look at two examples of programs that typify the College's commitment to providing students with a broad body of knowledge. One is LAMP (see page 6), which requires students to combine an arts and sciences major with special courses in the business school and with classes designed specifically for LAMP students.
The second is the Cognitive and Information Sciences Program (see page 8), an interdisciplinary effort that involves no fewer than 18 different areas of study and prepares students for information-age careers in such fields as telecommunications, information processing, and medical analysis.
- Anne Kibbler