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   from the issue of October 12, 2006

J.D. Edwards pupils to mix with national business execs


An Oct. 20 interactive program will allow J.D. Edwards students at UNL to rub elbows with world-known business executives.

"Leaders of the Pack: Executive Vision" is the theme of the program between the executive board and corporate partners for the J.D. Edwards Honors Program in Computer Science and Management. Keynote for the Oct. 20 event is a lecture by Microsoft executive Robbie Bach, 10:30 a.m. in the Nebraska Union Auditorium.

The Executive Vision events bring the executives, who are advisers to the J.D. Edwards Honors Program, to campus to meet with and speak to students in the program. Attendees are Bach, president of Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft Corp.; Ed Zander, chief executive officer at Motorola; Michael Marks, partner at KKR; Larry Probst, CEO of Electronic Arts; and Warren Jenson, chief financial officer of Electronic Arts.

Bach's keynote is open to the public and other students. The lecture, "Connected Entertainment," is about product development for the Xbox 360 and the Zune, a new Mp3 player being developed by Microsoft. A drawing will be held at the lecture for a Zune, which is due on the market in November.

Other events between J.D. Edwards students and board members will include a panel on the ecosystem of the video game industry, a "round robin" session, reception and guest dinner. On Oct. 21, students, board members and corporate guests will match-up in a basketball game before the Nebraska-Texas football game.

The J.D. Edwards Honors Program at UNL provides an education in technology and management while developing professional skills in leadership, communications and collaboration. Interaction between students and business and information technology mentors is a hallmark of the J.D. Edwards program.



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