Cornell College Events
Thursday, September 19th (link)
|9:30 am-10:00 am||Children's Story Time Cole Library|
Join us for story time fun!
|11:10 am-12:00 pm||Opening Convocation Kimmel Theatre|
Clint Twedt-Ball will be speaking to the Cornell Community about the one book, one campus, one community. This year's book is "Zeitoun." Twedt-Ball is co-founder and Co-Executive Director of the Matthew 25 Ministry Hub in Cedar Rapids. He had witnessed the devastation of the 2008 floods in Iowa and has been a driving force on restoring the Cedar Rapids community.
|4:00 pm||Getting Into Graduate School Workshop Thomas Commons|
Where do you want to be five to 10 years from now? Will graduate school help you attain that goal? Come to this session to learn the steps and important guidelines for getting into graduate school, from how to select a school, to how to apply, and what steps should be taken to set yourself up for success in the admission process. Everyone is welcome. This workshop is presented by representatives from Western Illinois University.
|7:00 pm||"From Competitiveness to Sustainability Using the Baldrige Framework" by Gary Nesteby Thomas Commons|
Gary Nesteby, executive director of the Iowa Quality Center and the Baldrige based Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence, will give a talk titled "From Competitiveness to Sustainability Using the Baldrige Framework." The Baldrige Framework was originally designed in 1988 to address global competitiveness in manufacturing. After 26 years of constant improvement the criteria now address the most important aspects of sustaining our organizations.
Gary has been involved in the design and deployment of process improvement plans for 35 years including Supplier Certification, Teaching and Implementing of Statistical Process Control, Cellular Manufacturing, Team Empowerment, National Baldrige, Lean, and Six Sigma.
Gary is a six year Senior Baldrige Examiner and was instrumental in development of the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence. As an examiner he has assessed and provided feedback to over 35 organizations in government, business, manufacturing, healthcare, education, and non profit. He believes very strongly that as we improve our individual lives we increase the value to our families and employers. As a result of this individual improvement, Iowa-based organizations are then better able to provide sustainability to the communities in which they reside and the state of Iowa.
Sponsored by the Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy.
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