I certainly hope you all made it through the last week of snow and ice without problems. What a way to start February! I think that this is making us all look forward to Spring Break. I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about some upcoming Spring events hosted by the MSA program so that you can be sure to get them on your calendar. These events are also open to anyone who would like to attend – MSA or not!
Feb. 10: the AICPA will be on campus discussing specialized certifications beginning at 4:30 pm in Worrell 1101. I hope that you will make every effort to attend this event. This is something that is being started with WFU and will be rolling out across the country if it is successful here. Eddy Parker from the AICPA will be here to tell you more about the certifications that you can think about working toward once you have your CPA in hand.
March 26: We will have two White Collar Crimes panels in Benson 401C. The first will run from 8:30–11:30 and the second will be from 1:15–4:15. Please try to attend one of these exciting sessions. More information is available here.
April 15: Our annual Hylton Lecture will take place from 4:45–6:30 pm (location TBD). We are thrilled to have Tim Flynn, chairman of KPMG International, as our 2009/2010 Hylton Lecturer. We will also be setting up some small group meetings with Tim earlier in the day so please let me know if you would like to participate in these.
In addition, we will be setting up several MSA Town Hall meetings throughout the Spring semester so please be on the lookout for these events. Please remember that I am here, as well as are Jan Pagoria and Patty Lanier, if you have anything you need to discuss.