Husky Happenings

New SGA committee to evaluate technology resources The Student Government Association (SGA) voted last week to create a committee responsible for evaluating the technical resources used throughout the university. The committee, called the Academic Technological Resource Committee, was presented by Vice President for Academic Affairs MJ Paradiso and Vice President for Student Services Susan Dye. According to a motion submitted to the Senate, the committee will provide recommendations on areas including but not limited to Blackboard, InfoCommons, the myNEU Portal, the Library Media Center and wireless access in the classrooms. “We feel that this is really an important year, and we can make a lot of leaps and bounds at InfoCommons,” Dye said at the meeting. “It’s always very backed-up, and there is a lot of room for improvement.” Dye said the committee will meet regularly with Northeastern Vice President for Information Services Bob Weir to discuss the committee’s findings and move toward making improvements.

– Ricky Thompson, News Staff

RSA prepares ‘Amazing Husky Hunt’ in November The Resident Student Association (RSA) is organizing the “Amazing Husky Hunt”, a 24-hour scavenger hunt throughout Boston open to Northeastern students. The event, which features $3,000 worth of prizes, is scheduled to start on Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. Teams of 12 will be given a list of more than 300 items to find during the 24 hours. Teams can return to campus to complete detours worth additional points similar to the CBS reality TV show “The Amazing Race.” “We want bigger programs that involve the entire campus,” RSA President Darren Conine said of the association’s decision to organize such a large-scale event. More information and a form to submit teams are available on RSA’s website at www.rsa.neu.edu/huskyhunt. Teams must sign up by Nov. 1.

– Brian Benson, News Staff

NUDANCO to hold dance competition Thursday The Northeastern University Dance Company (NUDANCO) will sponsor “So You Think You Can Dance?!” Thursday night, an event featuring contestants from the Northeastern University Dance Team, Northeastern University Ballroom Dance Club and NUDANCO. Ten contestants will showcase several dance styles. Similar to Fox television’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” the contest winners will be chosen by the audience. President of NUDANCO Tariq Seifuddin, a senior computer engineering major, said the audience “can expect an entertaining and interactive experience with fellow students and dancers.” The event will take place in the Curry Student Center Ballroom and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for Northeastern students, faculty and staff, and $5 for the public.

– Julie Balise, News Staff

Career Services to host entertainment news anchor As part of the weekly “Career Conversations” series, Joyce Kulhawik, arts and entertainment anchor for CBS4 News, is coming to Northeastern at noon today. Career Services is sponsoring the talk in the Cabral Center located in the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute section of West Village F. Kulhawik will talk with students about her career path, personal experiences and the tools needed to succeed in broadcast media. She will also give advice to students on how to break into the television and entertainment industries.

– Jessica Torrez-Riley, News Staff

Alpha Epsilon Pi sponsoring investment seminar The Northeastern chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity is hosting an event tonight to inform students how to save and invest their money while in college. “Mo Money, No Problem: How to Profit and Save in College!” will be held at 6 p.m. in 450 Dodge Hall. Northeastern alumnus and cofounder of Night Owl Deliveries Felix Bendersky will speak at the event on how to start a business while in school. The event will also cover how to save more, invest wisely, properly use credit card and turn a profit.

– Jessica Torrez-Riley, News Staff

Study: Entrepreneurship feeling from within Sixty-two percent of entrepreneurs throughout the country claim “innate drive” is the number one motivator in starting their own venture, according to a new national study conducted by the School of Technological Entrepreneurship (STE), the university announced in a release. The survey gathered information from more than 200 U.S.-based entrepreneurs in an effort to help answer whether entrepreneurs are born or bred through work experiences, education or other factors. “The survey results indicate a major issue in academia today: institutions of higher education are not adequately preparing students for careers in entrepreneurship,” STE Dean Paul Zavracky said in the release. The study reported 62 percent of entrepreneurs surveyed claim they do not have a family member that is an entrepreneur, but 37 percent identify family members as the biggest inspiration in their life.

– Ricky Thompson, News Staff

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