Webber will host its annual Earth Day event this Thursday, April 24th. The event will be full of excitement, and will feature businesses who promote being Earth-Friendly! Visit the Webber Earth Day page on our website to see the live Twitter feed!

Abby Ordonez shines strong! March 27-30th marked the 2014 Florida FBLA-PBL State leadership Conference. Webber International University sent 16 students to state to represent the university after district qualifications. Ten students from Webbers were honored to earn awards at State. Seven students qualified to advance on to the National Competition to be held June 24-27 in Nashville Tennessee. In each of events which Abby Ordonez competed she earned second place awards. Individually Abby earned her way to Nationals through both Financial Concepts and Personal Finance examinations. Abby also competed and was awarded in the Webber team of Jorge Ibanez and Tomas Etorena in the Financial Analysis and Decision Making exam and case presentation. Jorge and Tomas also earned a 4th place in their individual examinations of Personal Finance and Macroeconomics, respectfully. The only first place award earned by Webber PBL was awarded to the team Phil Friedman and Stephen Bernsdorf in the Emerging Business Issues event. Ruby Fernandez earned a 2nd place award in the Word Processing skill and examination event. Lastly Carlos Rocha earned a 3rd place award in the Business Law event. Although they did not qualify for nationals, the team of Eric Schedin, Adam Siversston and Dusan Spasic earned a fifth place award in Economic Analysis and Decision Making. All of the Webber PBL competitors represented Webber well.

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Tallahassee, Fla. – Today,Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Bret Jones and Peter Wahl to the Lake-Sumter State College District Board of Trustees.
Jones, 34, of Clermont, is the owner of Bret Jones PA. He has previously served on the foundation board of directors for Cornerstone Hospice and as a board member of the South Lake Charter Elementary School. Jones received his bachelor’s degree from Webber International University and his law degree from the University of Florida. He succeeds Margo Odom for a term beginning March 26, 2014, and ending May 31, 2017.

Wahl, 68, of The Villages, is the retired community projects director and district manager for The Villages of Lake Sumter. He received his bachelor’s degree from Winona State College and his master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning March 26, 2014, and ending May 31, 2015.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

SEBRING - The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is providing internship opportunities for two students in the Criminal Justice Management Program at Webber International University. The three credit internship allows students to experience actual duties of officers in various facets of law enforcement. During their internship the students have the opportunity to see operations in various areas of responsibility such as detention, judicial process, patrol, criminal investigations, dispatch, and others. This gives the students a real feel for the day-to-day responsibilities of law enforcement and can help to confirm their career choice.

This semester the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to host David Gladding from Loxahatchee, Florida and Coleman O’Gara from Tampa. Mr. Gladding was pursuing a pre-law degree when he decided to join the Criminal Justice Management program. He will obtain his degree from the program in the first graduating class this May. Mr. O’Gara was in the security management track and decided to transfer to the Criminal Justice Management program. He is slated to graduate from the program this fall.

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Dr. Peter Barone has been the driving force behind the development and implementation of this four-year degree track. This is the first official internship with the program, which will graduate its first class in May 2014.

Sheriff Benton was pleased to have the interns on board. “Programs like this allow us to interact with young people who want to be involved in the law enforcement profession. We are happy to provide this opportunity for them and we appreciate their interest in criminal justice.”

Chief Deputy Mark Schrader, an adjunct instructor at Webber International University, said “This really gives the students an opportunity to see if they want to be in law enforcement as a career. Taking criminal justice classes is one thing; experiencing the job is another and the internship can let the students know if they really want to continue in this field.”

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Intern Coleman O’Gara said, “This internship has been nothing but an eye opening experience for me, getting the chance to actually see the day-to-day situations that take place in each field of the Sheriff’s Office. Intern David Gladding added that, “Interning with the Sheriff’s Office has been an amazing experience and has really shown me what every day officers’ life is actually like.”

For more information on the Criminal Justice Management Program please contact Dr. Peter Barone at BaronePA@webber.edu

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Allentown, Pa.- Webber International led both the men’s and women’s sectional divisions to complete a sweep of the Allentown sectional and for a bid into the National Championship.

The women dominated the field of 15 teams from start to finish to finish with a total of 13,362, which was the highest total of any team in the country including men. The women would take the first place finish over Sacred Heart University who had a total of 12,575. The men had a commanding lead throughout most of the weekend rounding it out with a total of 12,907 over Wisconsin Whitewater with 12,633.

Both teams will now go on to compete for a national title at the USBC intercollegiate team championships which will be held in at the Reno Sparks Convention Center April 15-18th.

For ISC Sectionals, Josh Camacho, Andro Simonet, Nate Garcia-Rinelli and Diana Zavjalova qualified to participate in the singles championships that will take place at the Reno Sparks Convention Center April 14th-15th. For more information check out: http://bowl.com/itc/

The Warriors will first be competing in the NAIA National Championship March 28th-30th in Chicago, IL. The NAIA Championships will be broadcast live on youtube.com/bowltv

Webber International University hosts several Open House events per year. We have at least one event in the Fall and one in the Spring. The Open House conveniently takes place on Saturdays making it easy for working parents to attend. The Open House is a great opportunity to learn more about Webber. Attendees will be served lunch and will also receive free admission to any athletic events taking place that day.

View more information and register for the open house event.

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Every year Webber International University hosts a Business Advisors Luncheon that brings business leaders, professors, and students together in one room to share their thoughts and ideas. This year the annual Webber International University Business Advisor’s Luncheon is on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. in the Rex R. Yentes Conference Center located on the Webber campus.
The purpose of the luncheon is to allow business leaders to share their advice with professors and students. They discuss what skills, knowledge and attitude that today’s job applicants need to possess. During the luncheon all participants are encouraged to engage in round table discussions.

This year’s Business Advisors Luncheon will feature guest speaker Joe Bennett from Victory Marketing in Lake Wales. With assistance from his staff, Mr. Bennett will present “How Technology Can Drastically Improve Your Business.”

For more information regarding this event, please contact Mr. Ronald A. Weber, Marketing Professor and the Director of the Webber International University Incubator. You may email him at weberra@webber.edu or call 863-638-2958.

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Founded in 1927 by Roger Babson as the first private college chartered under Florida’s then new charitable and educational laws and one of the nation’s first business schools for women, Webber International University now hosts men and women from over 50 different nations. Recognized by the Princeton Review as a Best Southeastern College, GI Jobs as an America’s Most Military Friendly School, and listed in the US News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges, the SACS and IACBE accredited not-for-profit independent University offers degrees exclusively in the areas of business at the associate’s and bachelor’s levels (Accounting, Computer Information Systems Management, Corporate Communications, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Management, Marketing, Pre-Law, Criminal Justice Management, and Sport Management) and at the master’s level (MBA, MBA with an emphasis in Accounting, MBA with an emphasis in International Business, MBA with an emphasis in Criminal Justice Management, and MBA with an emphasis in Sport Management) in traditional day, accelerated night and weekend, and on-line formats.

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Offering students an array of pre-professional and liberal arts and sciences programs of study that create a life transforming educational opportunity which is practical in its application, global in its scope, and multi-disciplinary in its general education core.