Seven student teams pitched their start-up ideas at the Babson Center's Sewanee 2014 Entrepreneurial Challenge (S4EC) earlier this month. The Challenge is designed to give students a taste of what it takes to secure the financing needed to create a new entrepreneurial venture.
The University has recently expanded the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability under Assistant Provost Jon Evans to oversee management of the outer Domain and the University Farm as part of University’s strategic vision for environmental education.
The University has engaged Antique Log Cabins of Chatsworth, Ga, to conduct the disassembly of Rebel’s Rest, which was announced in August. The project of dismantling, evaluating, cataloging, and storing building elements will be led by Kerry Hix, owner of the firm. Hix has done similar work on more than 300 historic log buildings. Work will begin in the next several weeks and is expected to take several months. Following the disassembly, the site will undergo archaeological investigation for evidence of earlier structures.
Lauren Templeton, the founder and president of Lauren Templeton Investments, a Chattanooga-based investment boutique, will be the Advent Semester Bryan Viewpoints Speaker Series lecturer. Her presentation, titled “Behavioral Finance: The Psychology of Investing” is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Gailor Auditorium. The lecture, sponsored by the Babson Center for Global Commerce, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow her speech.
Two Sewanee students attended a social entrepreneurship retreat earlier this month and returned to the campus with new ideas about using entrepreneurial skills to solve local and global problems.