| 03.21.2018

Mixing business and music


During the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, thousands of perspective students flood the University of Idaho campus for the four-day event. Many UI colleges are taking advantage of this opportunity to showcase their department to prospective students who might not major in music. 

The College of Business and Economics is hosting “The Elephant Called Business,” a clinic in which they will talk about and promote the college to prospective students, Jeff Bailey the associate dean at the College of Business and Economics said. Bailey also said they want the clinic to be fun and informative about business management techniques for students who have interests aside from music.

Bailey said students attending should expect to take part in a learning demonstration that business students at UI do in their classes and to talk about a business perspective to running companies. Bailey said he is expecting a good turnout, but realizes that many of the high school students have a busy schedule between performing, going to concerts and other clinics.

Business professor Norman Pendegraft and Bailey will host the clinic Friday at the J.A. Albertson building.

Pendegraft said the clinic is geared toward high school students, but UI students are welcome to attend if they are interested in knowing more about the College of Business and Economics. Pendegraft said this is the first time the college has done a recruitment clinic at the jazz festival and hopes turnout will be high.

The business clinic is one of 90 clinics that will be spread throughout the four-day festival, all of which will be hosted by UI professors and a medley of big name guest artists, including Dee Daniels, Jeff Hamilton and Maceo Parker.

Ryan Tarinell can be reached at arg-news@uidaho.edu

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