Bauer promotes spring courses
Students had an opportunity to blow off some midterm steam in an inflatable "jousting" ring on Wednesday at Reg Fest, an event promoting registration for next semester.
At the event, hosted by Advisors for the Bauer College of Business, business students had the chance to see what classes will be offered in the spring as well as the ability to meet with advisors, career counselors and faculty.
Karla Lopez, vice president of the Program for Excellence in Selling, said she was surprised at the turnout.
"I was expecting less (people). I thought it was going to be more people walking by quickly and (us) trying to grab them before their classes, but no, they really want to talk to you, they want to know more," she said.
In what resembled a child’s moonwalk, jousters armed with double-padded staffs and protected with foam helmets battled it out in the afternoon sun. Students also had a chance to take out a grudge or two on some UH professors.
Assistant professor of supply chain management Jamison Day and Director of Accounting Programs Michael Newman volunteered to enter the ring and face off with students.
Sarah Gnospelius, academic advisor II for Undergraduate Business Programs at Bauer, said hundreds turned out for the event that staff had been working on since the summer.
Booths were set up in Melcher Hall to answer questions and provide information to anyone interested in pursuing a degree or career in business as well.
Class registration for Bauer will start on a yet-to-be-announced day in mid-November. The deadline for students to change to a business major is Oct. 31. The deadline for business majors to change their concentration is Nov. 1.