"Dare Mighty Things" can also mean "work mighty hard"

By Steve Eaton

A man on a scooter changed the Utah State University campus this fall.

Skyler Jenks is the senator for the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and when he broke his foot on a mountain bike just days before Business Week was to begin, he realized he had to find some way to get around. A slow-moving attack on crutches just wasn't going to cut it. He borrowed a motorized scooter from USU and went about business.

He almost wore it out.

Business Week this year was no small proposition, in fact, it was the biggest week-long celebration ever organized by students of the Huntsman School of Business. The events included a concert on Old Main Hill that drew more than 1,200 people, a golf tournament, a relay race and a barbecue. They even teamed up with a fraternity, Sigma Chi, to do a fund-raising dance marathon.

The events raised more than $9,000 for the Huntsman Cancer Institute that the student leaders presented to Jon M. Huntsman the night of the Annual Awards Banquet. During the program, Mr. Huntsman presented Ron Labrum, president and chief executive officer of Fenwall, Inc., with the Distinguished Executive Alumnus Award.

A number of well known speakers visited campus during Business Week. Stephen R. Covey, who became the Jon M. Huntsman Professor of Leadership in February of 2010, spoke. Dr. Covey is the author of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective people and several other best-selling books. Roger Martin, author of The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage and dean of Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto spoke at a Partners In Business seminar. Henry J. Eyring., author of Major Decisions: Taking Charge of Your College Education and advancement vice president at Brigham Young University - Idaho also spoke at a Dean's Convocation. Click here for more.

Click here to see a collection of photos from Business Week.

Top Photo: Kalai performs at a concert on Old Main Hill, one of the first events of Business Week. Banner photos by Joshua Butts and Steve Eaton
Bottom Photo: Skyler Jenks, the Huntsman business senator, broke his foot just before Business Week. He led the charge from a scooter.