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What will 9 Billion People Eat and Where Will it Come From?

Sustainability - what will 9 billion people eat?

How will we feed a global population of nine billion by 2050? How can we be good global citizens in both our corporate roles and individual lives?

Global sustainability expert Linda Froelich will explore the challenges of feeding the world’s projected population. This objective is complicated by competition for land use, food and health expectations, environmental awareness and concerns about climate change. Ms. Froelich will also discuss possible solutions.

Please register below and join us!  Refreshments will be served.

Monday, November 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Loyola Hall Room 127

Speaker: Linda Froelich 

Director of Global Sustainability at FMC Corporation

Corporate Advisory Board Member for Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership

Co-sponsored by the Immaculata Environmental Club and the Business and Accounting Department’s Business Advisory Board.  Funded in part by SAF.

This event is free and open to the public. We request that you register for the event. Questions? Contact Jackie Palm at or 610-647-4400 ext. 3146.


HumanKind Water Sales

Sponsored by: Enactus

HumanKind Water bottles will be available for sale at select home basketball games. Each bottle sold provides one person in need with one year's supply of clean drinking water.


Past Events:

The Influencer! Moving Social Media with Guest Speaker Colleen Padilla

Sponsored by: Student Development and Engagement, the Business Advisory Board of the Business and Accounting Department, the COM 406 Communications Seminar and Lamda Phi Eta, and funded in part by SAF.

Thursday April 7, 2016

Guest speaker Colleen Padilla, a social media influencer and dynamic speaker, spoke about the keys to moving social media in Loyola Hall Room 127 on April 7, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  

Padilla is founder and editor of and works as a social media consultant. She has been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, and local TV programs. During this event, she shared what she does, how she has obtained 98,000 followers on Twitter and 2,000 website hits a day, and why companies seek her out as an "Influencer."  Padilla also discussed the importance of continuous innovation in social media. She devoted significant time to answering questions and provided many insights!

Below are some photos from the successful event!

Social Media Influencer Colleen Padilla

Colleen shared with us how she got her start as a social media influencer and how she turned her hobby into a career.

Colleen Padilla, Social Media Influencer at Immaculata

Colleen, her daughter Kenzie, and Business Department Chair Dr. Fitzwater.

Colleen Padilla Influencer Event

Afterwards, there was time for students and guests to network and ask Colleen further questions about her career.

Pressure or Piece of Cake + Pizza

Sponsored by: Enactus, Business Club

An evening of fun, food, team building, and an energetic approach to public speaking. Includes the "Marshmallow Challenge".

Latino Luncheon

Sponsored by: Global Languages and CluturesBusiness and AccountingFashion Merchandising, and Family Consumer Sciences Departments.

Opportunity to network with local TV stations, politicians, and representatives from large companies and nonprofit organizations.

Guest Speaker - Misty Blessley, Supply Chain Management Specialist

Sponsored by: Business & Accounting Department

Misty is finishing her Ph.D. at Temple University, writing a dissertation titled "Supply Chain Management: Discoveries on how managers manage and the conditions to collaboration." Mistly formerly occupied the procurement and purchasing management roles at Communication Cable and Acrondyne Inc. She covered supply chain management and offered insights on inventory management as well.

Guest Speaker- Tim Eberle, Senior Vice President Operations at Pinova Holdings

Sponsored by: Business & Accounting Department

Tim revisited operations management in manufacturing operations with Q&A and vignettes. Global operations conversation.

Guest Speaker - Cindy Swank, Executive Vice President - Service Value Commitment at LPL Financial

Sponsored by: Business & Accounting Department

Cindy Swank is a CPA and an expert in "lean" for service business. She wrote the Harvard Business Review article "The Lean Service Machine." She discussed lean (a type of business process re-engineering), outsourcing to international partners, and operational effectiveness in service businesses.

Job and Internship Search Workshop

Sponsored by: Career Development

Attendees learned tips and strategies on how to find internships and jobs!

Money 101

Sponsored by: Career Development

Attendees learned to budget and more effectively manage their money while in college.

Enactus Fundraiser

Sponsored by: Enactus

Attendees supported the IU Enactus team by attending the PJ Welihan's Dine and Donate. 15% of all proceeds benefited the initatives and competition of the team.

Entrepreneurship Panel

Sponsored by: Business Club and Fashion Group

We heard from local entrepreneurs who have started their own businesses and made them into successes during the current economic state. The panel discussion focused on what it takes to become successful in the Business, Marketing, Fashion, Communications, and Public Relations fields. The event was free and open to the public.

Resume, Cover Letter, and E-Portfolio Creation: Tips and Techniques

Sponsored by: Career Development

This workshop introduced students to tips, techniques, and resources in the resume, cover letter, and ePortfolio creation process.

Getting LinkedIn and Your Online Professional Presence

Sponsored by: Career Development

Movie Night

Sponsored by: Business Club

The Business Club watched the movie Money Ball, a story about the "Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players"( Popcorn and snacks were provided.

Professionalism in the Workplace Workshop

Sponsored by: Career Development with support from Financial Aid.

Professional Business Etiquette speaker Mr. Robert Shutt presented a workshop relating to Professionalism in the Workplace & Life.  He addressed office communications, workplace etiquette, professional behavior, workplace courtesies, dealing with peers and superiors, telephone & cell phone use, e-mail communication, and much more.  He spoke briefly regarding how this information is transferable into the student’s academic & campus community life. 


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1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345 p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
Federal Compliance Links | Clery | Employment
Immaculata University | Copyright © All Rights Reserved