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Institute of Internal Auditors partners with BU
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) recently named Bradley’s accounting department to provisional partner status in its Internal Audit Education Program (IAEP). The IIA, the leading international organization for internal auditors, partners with universities around the world in their IAEP programs to further the education of students interested in internal auditing.
SUSAN MEINERT ’87 MSA ’97, a former member of the local IIA’s Board of Governors, contacted Bradley’s Department of Accounting on behalf of the local IIA chapter a few years ago to discuss the possibility of starting an internal audit program. The accounting faculty offered a course in internal auditing and 25 students took the initial class. The department continued to offer the course and develop others, and eventually applied for membership in the IAEP. The department was accepted at the provisional partner level in December 2007.
HELEN YOUNG ’78, president of the local IIA chapter, says, “Participation in the IAEP program would better assist Bradley in developing knowledgeable and competent graduates with unrivaled internal audit education.”
According to Dr. Simon Petravick, associate professor of accounting, most schools are admitted at the basic level, the first of three levels. Bradley, however, was admitted at the second level. Petravick sees the higher entry level as a direct result of the programs the department had already implemented. “We wanted to make sure it would be a good fit for us and our students,” says Petravick. As the program continues to grow, the IIA will accept Bradley to full partner status.
In order to apply for the partnership, the accounting department made a five-year plan outlining its intentions for the internal audit program. The plan includes possibly adding an internal auditing minor or concentration for accounting majors, as well as adding more courses. Petravick says the department hopes to take a group of accounting students to Atlanta for the international IIA meeting in two years.
French philosopher encourages giving
French philosopher Jean-Luc Marion spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at the Marty Theatre on April 10. A professor of the philosophy of religion and theology at the University of Chicago, Marion has earned global acclaim for his many published works on love and “the givenness.” He shared his theories regarding the “gift” in his lecture. “To some extent, there is nothing we know better than to give,” Marion said. “We give — because all our behavior is about giving.”
For the third consecutive year, Bradley’s Association of Residence Halls (ARH) was named the Small School of the Year by the Illinois Residence Hall Association (IRHA). Schools eligible for this award must have less than 3,500 students living in the residence halls, have affiliation with IRHA, and have prepared a bid and presentation for review. The award is given to the school that best recognizes the contributions of an institution’s residence hall government. LOUISE OSBOURN ’09, president of ARH, says, “Bradley won the award in large part because of the outstanding programming that occurs on campus every semester.”
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