At a Glance: July 18, 2022

Jul 22, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
Video/Photos of Live Sessions on Wednesday
The Gies Marketing & Communications team is planning to capture photos and video footage of the online teaching environment this Wednesday, July 20th during your live session. Footage we capture will be used in marketing material – including our website, news stories, and advertisements.
Should you feel more comfortable, you are more than welcome to turn off your camera if you would not like to be included. You also have the option to change your display name for privacy.
To change your name after entering a Zoom meeting:
  1. Click on the “Participants” button at the top of the Zoom window.
  2. ​​​Next, hover your mouse over your name in the “Participants” list on the right side of the Zoom window.
  3. Click on “Rename".
  4. Choose an appropriate new name such as “John Doe”, “Jane Smith”, etc.
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Looking for a Fall 1 Course? Consider MBA 547: Global Marketing
Taught by Tina Girndt-Clougherty and Carlos Torelli, Global Marketing enables you to understand how globalization changes consumers and employees at a psychological level and provides tools for infusing brands with cultural meanings—creating iconic brands—that can resonate with global consumers. 
Midwest Healthcare Management Conference: Using Technology to Improve Delivery of Healthcare to a Diverse Population
Friday, August 22, 2022 | 8 am - 6 pm CT 
I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 South First Street, Champaign, IL
Join Gies College of Business and Carle Illinois College of Medicine as we explore ways to use technology to improve delivery of healthcare to a diverse population. The conference will broadly address provision of healthcare to underserved communities, and the role of enabling technologies such as data analytics and AI in delivery of healthcare. Some topics of interest are the use of telemedicine to improve access and affordability of preventative and primary care, impact of COVID-19 on healthcare delivery to underserved communities, patient engagement and early detection of serious health conditions using technology and data analytics. The conference will provide the opportunity to network with and learn from healthcare delivery organizations and providers and address the possibilities and challenges of delivering healthcare to a diverse patient population using analytics and technology. The conference has a distinctive focus on:
  • Social healthcare for underserved communities
  • Multidisciplinary approach and practice
  • Special attention to healthcare issues and problems faced by practitioners and providers.
Visit our website for more details and to register. Register for the conference by July 31

Questions? Contact Ujjal Mukherjee at
We hope to see you at the conference. For students who have active projects in healthcare domain, we very much encourage you to participate in poster session, and submit poster presentations of your work. All posters will be printed and displayed for the entire time of the conference. If you wish to participate, please register using the registration link.
iConnect Seattle
Join us for an evening of networking and connecting with students and alumni on Friday, August 5 at 6:00 pm in Seattle.  We will confirm the exact location as we confirm numbers for the event.  Dinner and refreshments will be provided.  Please register by Tuesday, July 26.
In Case You Missed It...
Fall Registration Deadline this Thursday
The deadline to register for Fall 1 courses is July 21. Courses may reach capacity, so it is recommended you register as soon as possible. If you need assistance in selecting courses or registering, connect with the Student & Academic Success Specialist team.
Apply to the Fall 2022 Ambassador Program 
Are you interested in helping us share what the Gies Online student experience looks like with prospective students? We are looking for current students to join the ambassador group to interact in one-to-one conversations, act as panelists during recruitment webinars, participate in office hours, or create and share quotes or social media posts. Applications are now open to join for the Fall! We are looking for students who will have a positive, proactive, and professional approach and are interested in developing their leadership and presentation skills.  
Applications are due by July 25, 2022 at 11:59pm CT. Apply here.  
Upcoming MOOC Revisions
BADM 508: Leadership and Teams
The Coursera MOOCs for BADM 508: Leadership and Teams are currently being revised and it is strongly recommended to not work ahead on these MOOCs until new versions are available. If you have already completed the MOOCs, you will not need to re-earn the certificates. However, you will be responsible for all new content in the revised MOOCs. 

MBA 547: Global Marketing 
The MOOCs for the new course MBA 547: Global Marketing are currently being designed for Fall 2022. Certificates and progress earned in the old versions of the MOOCs will not transfer.  

FIN 584: Corporate Finance
The MOOCs for FIN 584: Corporate Finance are currently being redesigned for Spring 2022. If you have already completed the MOOCs, you will not need to re-earn the certificates. However, you will be responsible for all new content in the revised MOOCs. 
Registration Deadline for Classes starting August 10
July 21
Seattle Immersion
August 2-6
iConnect Seattle
August 5 | 6 pm | Register Here
Midwest Healthcare Management Conference
August 22 Register Here
iConverge 2022
September 8 - 10