6 Weekender Friday, December 9, 1977
Students aid merchants
in counseling program
Get experience, solve problems
By KATHY HART
UNC master of business administration
students gain actual business experience in
accounting, management and marketing
through the Business Assistance Project
(BAP), a program which matches students
interested in working with small businesses
with small business owners who need
assistance in solving particular problems.
The project, funded by the UNC School of
Business Administration's Bureau of
Business Services, provides free counseling
to area small businessmen who contact the
BAP office for assistance. Students who
volunteer to assist in the projects receive no
pay or academic credit.
During its six-year existence, BAP has
assisted retail store owners, restaurants, a
bakery, several photography shops, a local
school, a hospital department and several
nonprofit organizations, according to Al
Durany, BAP chairperson and an MBA
student. BAP also has assisted several
persons trying to initiate new business
ventures in the area.
"The biggest benefit of BAP is earned by
the community," Durany said. "They are
provided with energetic, enthusiastic
students who know the latest techniques of
business education and can apply them to
these small businesses' problems.
"The UNC business school also, however,
receives some benefit from BAP. It provides
a link between the business school and
regional businesses, therefore establishing
credibility for the school. This is constructive
in that the MBA student who wishes to
remain in the area for employment will be
better recognized and considered qualified."
The BAP program also provides a
necessary link for the MBA student, Durany
says. "In the classroom the student is
presented data to solve problems with, but in
actual situations the business consultant
must gather his own data before solving the
problem. BAP assignments provide
experience for students to both gather data
and solve problems."
So far this year BAP has staffed 23
projects and has the capacity to staff
approximately 30 projects.
Students are matched with the small
businesses on the basis of their interest in the
client's type of business, their previous work
experience and education and their
expressed interest in the MBA program.
Once assigments are made, the MBA
students, usually in teams of two or three,
contact the business owner or organization
director to determine exactly what assistance
is needed. Students then work out a schedule
with the client in which they commit about
three to five hours a week to the business.
About every four weeks both the students
and the clients fill out progress reports so
BAP can assess whether the business is
receiving proper benefit and good service.
Areas where BAP assistance is available
include financial accounting, cost
accounting, scheduling, personnel
management, marketing, operations
management and inventory management.
BAP receives referrals from area
chambers of commerce, the Durham
Business and Professional Chain and the
United Durham Inc. Community
Development Corporation. Existing
relationships with businesses and professors'
contacts in the business community are also
sources of referrals.
Durany stressed that although most BAP
projects began in mid-September, business
owners needing assistance at any time during
the year still may contact BAP.
Fall exam schedule
All 9:00 A.M. Classes on MWF
All 2:00 P.M. Classes on TTh,
All 8:00 A.M. Classes on MWF, Comp 16
All 5:00 P.M. Classes on MWF,
Comp 14, 214X, & 216X
Chern 41L & 42L, Econ 61,
andBusi 157& 186
All Fren, Germ, Span, & Port 1,2,
3,& 4, Russ 1&2,
Educ 41, andBusi71& 170
All 1:00 P.M. Classes on MWF
All 10:00 A.M, Classes on MWF
All 9:30 A.M. Classes on TTh
All 8:00 A.M. Classes on TTh
All 4:00 P.M. Classes on MWF,
All 1 1:00 A.M. Classes on MWF
All 12:30 P.M. Classes on TTh
All 11:00 A.M. Classes on TTh
All 3:30 P.M. Classes on TTh,
and all classes not otherwise
provided for in this schedule
All 12:00 noon Classes on M W F,
All 2:00 P.M. Classes on MWF
Chem 170L& 171L
All 3:00 P.M. Classes on MWF
All 5:00 P.M., Classes on TTh
(Common exams are indicated by an asterisk.)
"f hur. Dec
8 8:30 A.M.
8 2:00 P.M.
5 8:30 A.M.
9 2:00 P.M.
Sat. Dec. 10 8:30 A.M.
Sat. Dec. 10 2:00 P.M. "
Mon. Dec. 12 8:30 A.M,
Mon. Dec. 12 100 P.M.
Tues. Dec. 13 8:30 A.M.
Tues. Dec. 13 2:00 P.M.
Dec. 14 8:30 A.M.
Dec. 14 2:00 P.M.
Thur. Dec. 15 8:30 A.M.
Thur. Dec. 15 2:00 P.M.
Fri. Dec. 16 8:30 A.M.
Fri. Dec. 16 ZOO P.M.
Sat. Dec. 17 8:30 A.M.
Sat. Dec. 17 2:00 P.M.
Moravian Christmas service
continues Sunday at Wesley
A Lovefeast in the Moravian
tradition will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11 in the Wesley
Foundation on Pittsboro Street. The
service will be open to all but is held
early for the benefit of students before
The service will center around the
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sharing of food, the singing of
Christmas hymns and the lighting of
The Lovefeast has its roots in the
practice of the early Christian church
when small groups of people ate, sang
and prayed together. The practice
disappeared around the fourth century,
but it was revived by the Moravian
Church in the early 1700s.
The singing of a traditional hymn, the
reading of the Christmas Story and a
prayer precede the Lovefeast. After an
appropriate blessing, the food is eaten
while the choir sings several anthems.
The meal finished, the sanctuary is again
darkened and the congregation joins in
Silent Night, and the antiphonal singing
of Morning Star.
The climax of the service comes when
the Brass Choir introduces the stately
hymn, Joy To the World. The sanctuary
doors are opened to a procession of
servers bearing trays of lighted beeswax
candles, each collared with a ruff of red
paper, the congregation sings the hymn
and raises the candles high on the final
verse. A benediction then is
pronounced, and the Brass Choir plays
again in its rich deep tones, a joyous
celebration of the expected Christ child.
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