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April 2013

College of Business Online Newsletter

April 2013- Number 202

Dean’s Message Ph.D. Program
Accounting SCIS
Business Career Services Undergraduate Program
Graduate Programs Media Hits

Dean’s Message

COB Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony and Reception
Please join us for the April 18, 2013, College of Business Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in room 0119 Gerdin. There will be a reception immediately following in the Bergstrom Commons. Our thanks to the Dean’s Advisory Council for their sponsorship of this special event and Delta Sigma Pi for their assistance with set-up of the reception.


Jon Perkins and Diane Janvrin presented their initial research design for the project titled ‘An Examination of the Implications of Integrated Reporting Assurance on Investor Judgment’ at the International Audit and Assurance Standards Board research presentation in London England on March 11. The research team includes Jon Perkins, Bill Dilla, Robyn Raschke (UNLV) and Diane Janvrin.

Business Career Services

New salary and employment data is available! Our 2011-2012 six-month employment report is available online in this handout. New salary information updated for 2011-2012 is also available in a summary report. The full annual report is also available.


There are many summer internship and full-time job opportunities that we continue to identify and posted on ISU CMS. There are over 200 current business internship positions and close to 500 full-time positions we are working with today. Please encourage students who are seeking to check ISU CMS on a daily basis and talk to Business Career Services for additional internship and comprehensive job seeking resources.


Tammy Stegman attended ISCORE (Conference on Race and Ethnicity) on March 1.


Our staff met with the following new employers: Syngenta, Koch Industries, Mueller Industries, and Signet Builders

  Graduate Programs

The first-year MBA class traveled to Des Moines March 8 to visit Meredith Corporation’s headquarters in Des Moines. The group toured the facility and engaged with 2005 ISU MBA alumna Hillary (Hendrickson) Eckert (currently a Retail Brand Manager in Meredith’s Newsstand group) and other MBAs at the company, in a panel presentation. The travel was part of BusAd 594. The class will travel to Cedar Falls March 29, to tour and meet with ISU alums at the Target Corporation’s Cedar Falls Distribution Center.


Mark Peterson and his counterparts from UCLA, Vanderbilt University, and Wake Forest University, and the Executive Director of MBA Career Services Council, traveled to Washington DC and New York City for MBA Career Services Council’s “Media Week” event in March. The group met with staff responsible for the Graduate Business School rankings at US News, BloombergBusinessweek, and Financial Times, to discuss recent and future ranking methodology and trends. Peterson also met with the president of Graduate Management Admissions Council, as well as several GMAC directors and project managers, for product updates and to discuss MBACSC/GMAC strategic partnerships.


Mark Peterson presented the welcome and opening comments at MBA Career Services Council’s March 14 Employment Reporting Standards Training Seminar, held at NYU Stern School of Business in New York. The event was attended by MBA career services directors and staff from across the US.

Ph.D. Program

Ralston, P.M., Grawe, S.J. and P.J. Daugherty, (2013) “Logistics Salience’s Impact on Logistics Capabilities and Performance.” International Journal of Logistics Management. Forthcoming.


Andy Harrison, Brian Mennecke, and Anthony Townsend have their work published in a book that was released on Friday, March 29. The book is entitled, The Immersive Internet: Reflections on the Entangling of the Virtual with Society, Politics and the Economy, which is edited by Robin Teigland and Dominic Power.  Tony and Brian have a chapter entitled, Virtual Worlds as Radical Theater: Extending the Proscenium.  Andy and Brian have a chapter entitled, Social Norms, Regulatory Policies, and Virtual Behavior.  The book includes 20 chapters written by leading scholars studying serious gaming, virtual worlds, and video games. The book is published by Palgrave-MacMillan and can be found


Undergraduate Programs

Registration continues through the week of April 8th. Please note that Business faculty cannot sign students into Business classes. Refer students to Sarah Wilson in 1200 Gerdin to assist in the registration of Business courses.  A reminder to faculty who will be volunteering on stage in the COB Commencement Ceremony on May 10th, please confirm your participation with Sarah Wilson (


Sarah Wilson, Leah Berte, Linda Garbisch, Stephanie Larson, and Diann Burright attended ISCORE at the Memorial Union on March 1. Melody Schobert and Linda Garbisch attended the IowAAN (Iowa Academic Advising Network) 4th annual drive-in conference at DMACC in Ankeny on March 14.


Summer and Fall registration is underway.  Please encourage students to see their advisors for assistance if needed—appointment times are available! Remember the last day for students to drop a full-semester course is this Friday, March 29.


Orientation and registration for incoming fall transfer students will take place on April 12 and 22. To date, there are 32 and 24 students registered to participate on these dates.


Business Council students will be offering peer advising in walk-in, evening sessions, and via email on various dates throughout April. Please see signs in the Granite Hallway, or flyers available in the Undergraduate Programs Office for specific dates/times. Encourage students to utilize this peer-led service!


The Business Council will be participating in the VEISHEA Village and Parade this year. They are in the process of bringing together representatives of other College of Business organizations to walk together in the parade to show their pride in our college. If you attend the festivities, make sure to cheer them on!


Honors poster presentation will be May 2nd from 3 – 5:00 p.m. in the Great Hall in the Memorial Union. College of Business students participating, their majors and project advisors are as follows:

Student Name Major Project Advisor
Michael Chalmers SCM/MKT/I BUS David Cantor
Cheng Cheng ACCT/FIN Xiaolu Wang
Jun Fang FIN/ECON/MATH Harvey Lapan
Alex Furleigh SCM/IBUS David Cantor
Matthew Gardiner ACCT Christopher Kast
Amandine Habben MKT/MGMT Tim Folger
Kelsey Hay FIN Mark Power
Hannah Huff ACCT/FIN Cynthia Jeffrey
Amanda Huntrods ACCT Jon Perkins
Kirsten Jojanson MGMT/AG BUS Richard Smith
Xioajin Li FIN/ACCT John Wong
Xiaoting Lu MKT Jay Newell
Yu Ma FIN Dermot Hayes
Nickolas Shell MGMT Jay Newell
Jue Tang ACCT/FIN Travis Sapp
Jieci Wang SCM/MKT Frank Montabon
Laiken Whitters MKT/MGMT Tim Folger
Yuging Xia FIN Cynthia Adams


Media Hits

March 28, 2013

Inside Iowa State
Business dean finalist interviews to begin next week


March 18, 2013
ISU News Service
Voorhees Conference to focus on developing collaborative supply chains


March 12, 2013
ISU News Service
U.S. News ranks Iowa State’s graduate programs; ag and biosystems engineering is No. 6


March 7, 2013
Des Moines
You should get to know Thomas Frank


March 5, 2013
Iowa State Daily
MBA graduates consistently receive job offers

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