Oct. 19, 2021 – Valparaiso, Indiana – The Innovation Hub at McMillan Hall on Valpo’s campus is sponsoring a series of free micro-workshops for campus and community on a variety of business topics.

Events include:

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Business: Current Trends, Friday, Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m. Central, Urschel Hall Room 120. Led by Elizabeth Gingerich, J.D., Morgal-Vaughan Endowed Chair in Christian Business Ethics and professor of business law, this workshop will explore the growing need for a way to ensure privacy for transactions, particularly as they impact international trade. RSVP at forms.gle/isufDiLmheRiGTGd9.

COVID-Resistant Global Supply Chains, Friday, Nov. 12, 4:30 p.m. Central, Urschel Hall Room 202. In this workshop, Sanjay Kumar, Ph.D., professor of information and decision science, will discuss how the global pandemic has given rise to many puzzling scenarios across the business world and seek to answer questions about rising vehicle prices, consumer hoarding and more. RSVP at forms.gle/R5n7x6AiqtT99jv18.

Business Analytics: Big Data for Decision-Making, Thursday, Dec. 16, 4:30 p.m. Central, Urschel Hall Room 202. Sanjeev Jha, Ph.D., associate professor of information and decision sciences, will guide participants through the explosive growth in the usage of analytical tools in decision making due to the exponential growth in data and ever-increasing sophistication of tools in visualizing and analyzing big data. RSVP at forms.gle/CunjHwRMPjpZNzM79.

Systems Architecting: Designing Systems That Work, Thursday, Jan. 20, 4:30 p.m., Urschel Hall Room 202. Led by Daniel Maguire, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, this workshop will discuss the ways in which we are surrounded by systems intended to simplify our lives and the science behind creating systems that work. RSVP at forms.gle/uodDS4nKXAVxLLCH8.

The Innovation Hub is a joint venture between Valpo’s College of Business and College of Engineering. The interdisciplinary center fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, bringing together members of Valpo’s campus and the surrounding community with diverse skills, talents and ideas into one collaborative space.

Dedicated in September 2017, the Innovation Hub was made possible through nearly $1.4 million received from the estate of the late Deborah “Deb” A. Tschetter ’71, as well as Stewart G. McMillan and Kathryn H. McMillan, who donated the building that houses the facility. The building is named Clyde H. McMillan Hall, in memory of Stewart’s father and founder of Task Force Tips, Chief Clyde H. McMillan.

Visit valpo.edu/innovation-hub for more information.