Targeted Online “Newspaper”

Looking for a way to keep information on your website current? Check out the site.  This platform allows you to create an online newspaper by selecting RSS feeds on particular topics. The feeds update and publish daily. Mike McGrann (Management, Managing Human Capital) is using this for the Family Business Initiative site at:

The site is free, although for a minimum monthly fee branding is available.

Blackboard SP-9 Overview

It’s coming….SJU will roll-out Blackboard Service Pack 9 in January 2013. Be Prepared!

Please join Members of the Academic Technology and Distributed Learning (ATDL) team to discuss Blackboard SP-9 and product roll out.

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Place: MV 310

Session topics include:

  • User interface: Subtle differences – Blackboard SP-7 vs. SP-9
  • New technology features: Blackboard SP-9
  • Planned launch

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Jeannine Shantz (



WSTR Stock Market Challenge

Once again, the Wall Street Trading Room, in conjunction with the SJU College Chapter of Global Association of Risk Professionals, recognizes the top SJU student performers in the Hawk Portfolio Competition. Participants practice investing in a fun, risk-free way, while learning about the various Wall Street Trading Room resources.  Approximately 220 students competed in this simulation game during the Spring semester.

The competition, which is open to all SJU students, runs for approximately 12 weeks each semester. Competitors receive $200,000 of starting cash equity. Transactions cost $10 and minimum purchase price per share is set at $5. Only stock purchases and short sales are available to competitors.

Each week the top three competitors are listed in the Wall Street Trading Room.  At the end of the competition, students met for a wrap-up party where the top 10 winners were invited to speak about their strategy.  The top 10 performers received a t-shirt and certificate for their efforts.

Spring 2012 top performers included:

For more information visit: