* Pack Your Bags
Bryan Albrecht, known for his speeches on school-to-work, will be the Business Education Division keynote speaker at the ACTE Annual Convention and Trade Show, held Dec. 12-15 in Orlando, Fla. Albrecht will speak on "Preparing for the Millennium Thinker" on Dec. 12 during the opening session for the Business Education Division. Division sessions will be held at the Peabody Hotel, across the street from the Orange County Convention Center. For more information, contact Bette Schmitt, program chair, at 608-267-0361.
* November Means Business
November is National Education for Business Month, sponsored by the National Business Education Association (NBEA). The purpose of the month is to promote business education for all students, regardless of their career goals. For promotional products and more information, visit www.nbea.org. Write to NBEA, 1914 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1596. Or call 703-860-8300.
* Business Education National Hall of Fame
The nominations process is open for the Business Education National Hall of Fame. The National Hall of Fame honors leaders in business education who have passed away in recent years. Nominations, which are taken on even years, are due Feb. 1. To qualify, a nominee must have been an active business educator who contributed significantly to the field. A ceremony to honor the inductees is held in the fall at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, home to the Hall of Fame since 1995. (From 1977 to 1994 the Hall of Fame was located at Rider College in Trenton, N.J.)
For more information, contact Mary Margaret Hosler, Department of Business Education/Office Systems, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, College of Business and Economics, Whitewater, WI 53190. Call 414-472-1322 or email email@example.com.
* Read All About It
The Business Education Division's semiannual newsletter is now available online. Highlights include the Orlando convention schedule and information about affiliated associations, committees and committee chairs and more. Read the latest issue at www.acteonline.org/aboutbusiness7.html.
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