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May 2013

College of Business Online Newsletter

May 2013- Number 203

Dean’s Message Marketing
Accounting SCIS
Business Career Services Undergraduate Program
Iowa Small Business Development Center Media Hits
 Graduate Programs  

Dean’s Message

Dean’s Advisory Council Faculty and Staff Awards 2013

The Dean’s Advisory Council Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m. in 119 Gerdin Business Building.

Please join us in congratulating the award winners:
P&S Student Impact Award – Jenny Reitano, Director, MBA Recruitment & Marketing
P&S Superior Service Award – Leslie Pease, System Support Specialist
Merit Student Impact Award – Patty Hefflefinger, Career Services Office Coordinator
Merit Superior Service Award – Deborah Morris, Record Analyst I
Non-Tenure Eligible Superior Service Award – Kayla Sander, Lecturer of Accounting
Junior Faculty Research Award – Jamie Brown, Associate Professor of Finance
Senior Faculty Research Award – Stephen Kim, Professor of Marketing
Junior Faculty Teaching Award – Fred Hood, Assistant Professor of Finance
Senior Faculty Teaching Award – John Wong, Associate Professor of Marketing

(For the faculty awards, senior is defined as completing their terminal degree ten or more years ago, and junior is defined as completing their terminal degree less than ten years ago.)


Student Marshal
Congratulations go out to Katlyn Burney, senior in supply chain management, on her selection as the College of Business Student Marshal for the spring 2013 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. This tradition, started by President Geoffroy, is an honor bestowed upon only those students whose academic careers and personal accomplishments have set them apart from the rest. Katlyn has worked hard to achieve this honor. She has selected Bobby Martens, assistant professor of supply chain, as her faculty escort in the ceremony.


Jim Cannon received a “Best Paper Award” for his paper entitled, “Accounting for Externalities: Harnessing the ‘Face in the Mirror’ Phenomenon,” written with Hugh Cannon, Ahmet Koksal, and Swati Verma (all affiliated with Wayne State University). They received the award from the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning Conference reviewers.


Diane Janvrin presented a paper titled   ‘The Financial Close Process: Implications for Future Research’ co-authored with Maureen Mascha (University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh) at the University of Kansas XBRL Symposium on Friday, April 26.


Won No presented a paper (co-authored with Efrim Boritz) entitled “The Quality of Interactive Data: XBRL versus Compustat, Yahoo Finance, and Google Finance” at the 6th University of Kansas International Conference on XBRL: Transparency, Assurance, and Analysis.


Also, his research proposal that examines the quality of XBRL-tagged information filed by public companies under the SEC’s mandatory XBRL has been awarded a research grant of $6,700 from the SAP/CAAA Research Grant Program


Qian Wang’s paper, entitled “Auditor Industry Expertise and Cost of Equity” with Jagan Krishnan and Chan Li, has been accepted for publication in Accounting Horizons.

Business Career Services

We continue to identify summer internship and full-time job opportunities which are posting to ISU CMS. There are close to 200 internship positions and over 400 full-time postings that 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. We communicate with all students on a regular basis throughout the year.  However, it is common that those who have reported “seeking employment” have never met with anyone in Business Career Services.


On April 24, Corey Peacock, Tammy Stegman, and Kathy Wieland presented to over 200 Gilbert High School students on the topic of ‘Utilizing Your Soft Skills’. 


Tammy Stegman presented to 20 Youth Leadership Ames participants from Ames and Gilbert High School on April 24th regarding resumes.


Our staff met with the following employers regarding recruiting College of Business students: Boom Lab, Payless ShoeSource, The Walsh Group, and Target Stores. Do you know of a specific organization you would like us to visit this summer? Please contact Kathy, Sarah, or Tammy as we make plans to visit organizations about recruiting our students.


Business Career Services will partner with Undergraduate Programs to provide a free student planner to College of Business students in the fall. If you have information or dates that are pertinent to students in our college, please contact Tammy Stegman prior to May 5 so that information can be included.


Mark your calendars! The Business, Industry, and Technology Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 25 in Hilton Coliseum from 12:00 pm – 6:00 p.m.

  Iowa Small Business Development Center

 The Mid Iowa Small Business Development Center will be moving temporarily into the College of Business’ Capital Square offices at 400 Locust Street in Des Moines on May 2.

Graduate Programs

Ron Ackerman did an online chat regarding the MBA program on KCCI on April 26.


Arunachalam, S., Sridhar N. Ramaswami, Pol Herrmann, and Doug Walker, “Entrepreneurial Orientation, Innovation and Firm Performance: Moderating Role of Marketing Capabilities,” American Marketing Association Summer Conference, Boston, MA, August 2013.


Arunachalam, S., Pol Herrmann, and Sridhar N. Ramaswami, “The Influence of CEO Self-Monitoring on Innovative Capabilities and Firm Performance,” Academy of Management Meeting, Orlando, FL, August 2013.


S. Arunachalam, AMA Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2013.


Lin, M. H., Cross, S. N. N., and Childers, T. L. Olfactory imagery and emotions: Neuroscientific evidence. 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on Decision Neuroscience, Philadelphia, PA, 2013.


Lin, M. H., Cross, S. N. N., and Childers, T. L. Individual differences in olfactory imagery and emotions. Academy of Marketing Sciences, Monterey, CA, 2013.


Deborah Martinez attended the National NAGAP Conference in Orlando, Florida April 24-27.

Keynote speaker was Sally Hogshead, creator of the Fascination Advantage Assessment.


Mark Peterson provided the opening welcome and closing remarks at the MBA Career Services Council 2013 European Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, in April. Peterson also co-presented two sessions on MBA CSC’s Employment Reporting Standards with Derek Walker, Director of Careers at the Said School of Business, Oxford University.


April 12, Mark Peterson and fellow MBA Career Services Council Board of Directors members from Oxford University and UCLA met with the MBA ranking group at “The Economist” magazine headquarters in London, to discuss European and global MBA employment trends and updates to the MBA CSC Employment Reporting Standards that will affect MBA program ranking methodology in 2013-2014.

Abhi Rao is featured on the Graduate College homepage.


Jenny Reitano was in Indianapolis March 28-29 recruiting at the National Society of Black Engineers National Conference.


Akshaya Vijayalakshmi, Russell Laczniak & Darrel Muehling (Professor, Washington State University) “Individual Differences in Negative Information Processing: Tolerance of Negativity”
Amreican Marketing Association Summer Conference, Boston, MA August 2013.


The Ph.D. Program is happy to announce that the name change proposal for two of our specializations in the doctoral program has received official approval. The customer management specialization is now named “marketing” and the management of information technology specialization is now named “information systems.” This change will help our recruiting efforts and also help students with their placement.


Andreas Schwab received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to visit the Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) in Indonesia for the 2013/14 academic year.


Andreas Schwab headed a panel discussion on the topic of “Opportunities for Advancements in Research Methodology in the Field of Organizational Learning” at the Carnegie Organizational Learning Conference on March 30, 2013.


Cross, Samantha N.N., Mary C. Gilly, (2013) “Consumption compromises: Negotiation and unification within contemporary families” Journal of Business Research (Forthcoming)


Cross, Samantha N.N., Mary C. Gilly, “Navigating The Diversity Within.” Paper presented at the invitation-only “Anthropology of Markets and Consumption” conference, Irvine, CA, March 2013. Sponsored by the University of California, Irvine, the Association for Consumer Research (ACR) and the Marketing Science Institute (MSI).


Steve Kim’s paper entitled “The Effect of Channel Partner Knowledge Management on New Product Outcomes” has been accepted for presentation at 2013 AMA Summer Educators’ Conference.


Laura Smarandescu had a paper accepted at Advertising and Consumer Psychology Conference in San Diego called: New York under Water: Source on Attitudes toward Climate Change, with Raluca Cozma and Russel Lemken.


Laura Smarandescu is the recipient of a research summer grant together with Russ Laczniak on a project called: Examining Mood Effects on Comparative and Non-Comparative Judgment.


Joey George, Emily Kohnke, Melvin Lamboy-Ruiz, and Gary Rosenthal from the University of Iowa, hosted a workshop on personal health records and patient-centered care at the Gateway Hotel on April 11-13.  The workshop attracted researchers from the Universities of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The workshop was funded by the ISU-Health Research Initiative program.


Joey George was the keynote speaker at the Big XII + MIS Symposium held at the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater, OK, on April 6. The topic was “Culture, Media, and Deception: A Global Study.”  He was also a member of a panel on emerging MIS research topics.


Brian Mennecke and Stephen Gilbert were awarded a $4,000 grant entitled, “Lectures and Panel Discussion on the Intersection between Gender, Culture and Technology.”  The grant is funded by the Women and Diversity Grant Program and is purposed to organize a panel discussion and set of lectures involving scholars from Africa and the United States.  These scholars will visit campus in the fall of 2013 and will address the topic of how gender, culture, and technology influence and are influenced by diversity.  The effort is also being supported by and in collaboration with the SCIS department, Human Computer Interaction, the Program for Women in Science and Engineering, and the Graduate Committee of the Society of Women Engineers. 


An Iowa State undergraduate SCM case competition team was selected to compete in the final round of competition and received 4th place in the First Annual National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition held at the University of Minnesota on April 25-27. The team members were Katie Burney, Rosa Ko, Alex Furleigh and Chet Pohlman. Emily Kohnke and Bobby Martens advised the team. The eleven universities competing included Indiana University (1st), University of Minnesota (2nd), Brigham Young University (3rd), Iowa State University (4th), University of Wisconsin – Madison, Arizona State University, Penn State University, University of Maryland, Syracuse University, Texas Christian University, and University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.


The following co-authored three papers have been accepted for presentation at the 17th Pacific and Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2013) and publication in its proceedings, to be held in Jeju, South Korea July 18-22:

Hu, Q., Xu, Z. C., and Yayla, A.  “Why College Students Commit Computer Hacks: Insights from a Cross Culture Analysis.”


Hu, Q., Xiao, J. H., and Xie, K.  “The Role of Guanxi in Information Technology Enabled Organizations: A Structuration Theory Perspective.”


Shao, Z., Feng, Y. Q., and Hu, Q. “The Impact of Transformational Leadership Style on Exploitative and Exploratory Learning of ERP Systems.”



Undergraduate Programs

The College of Business Commencement Ceremony will be Friday, May 10 at 3:30PM at Hilton Coliseum. We have over 600 students (undergraduate and graduate) graduating this spring and summer, and have 300 planning to attend the ceremony.


Prerequisites for summer College of Business courses will be reviewed before the beginning of each 4 week summer session (May, June, and July). Students who do not have the required prereq will be contacted, and instructors will receive a list of students who remain in violation before the beginning of each 4 week summer session. Prerequisites for fall College of Business courses will be monitored over the summer break. Students who are in violation of a prereq will be notified throughout the summer, and instructors will receive a list of students who remain in violation in mid-August.


Congratulations to Graduate Assistant Kurt Wilson, who will be graduating in May with his M.Ed. in Higher Education (Leadership and Learning Emphasis). He is currently job searching and awaiting word on interview outcomes. We wish him all the very best, and thank him for his wonderful service to our students and the College!


Brenda Thorbs-Weber, Stephanie Larson, Leah Berte, Linda Garbisch, Melody Schobert, Ben McCarty, Kurt Wilson, and Diann Burright attended the UAAC Advising Summit, held in the Memorial Union on April 24. Keynote speaker was Charlie Nutt, Executive Director of NACADA, the National Academic Advising Association.


Congratulations to Deborah Morris, on her Merit Superior Service Award!  Kudos also goes to Sarah Wilson and Leah Berte, for their nominations for the P & S Superior Service and Student Impact Awards, respectively. We are proud of our nominees and winner, and are very grateful for their contributions to the office!

Fall 2013 peer mentors for the Business Learning Teams (BLTs) have been selected. They will work with all levels of BLT programs. Peer mentors working with the Freshman BLT programs are Kyle Breith, Carly Bro, Amy Cappel, Ruohui Chen, Kelsey Duff, Kelly Gifford, Greg Hunt, Steven Kellogg, Jessica Kimberley, Emily Koneval, Tim Mackey, Kara Meyer, Alexa Mitchell, Sydney Rarick, Denise Rumohr, Justina Schimek, Dana Schultz, Claire Sincox, Kathleen Sorensen, Kathryn Speltz, Jason Stewart, Alisa Stukel, Andrew Tjaden, Becca Vonnahme, Hayley Welch and Kelsey Zieser.  Peer mentors working with the Transfer BLT program are Nathaniel Bullock, Sarah Cleveland, Elizabeth Downey, Trevor Fennelly, Erin Franklin, Leilani Larsen, Alexandra Sanchez, Hannah Sinclair, Erica Tramonte and Matt Winkleblack. Peer Mentors for the Junior-level Accounting BLT will be Lindsey Demro and Matthew Gray.


The Business Ambassadors named their president and secretary. Megan Girard will serve as President Kelsie Mills will serve as Secretary for the Fall 2013 – Spring 2014 year. We’d like to congratulate our graduating seniors, Nick Costigan(MIS), Ashlee Nagle (MGMT), Jill Wellman (MGMT). All three have accepted positions at various companies. Our Ambassadors for the Fall 2013 – Spring 2014 year will be: Adam Hibbs, Kelsie Mills, Megan Girard, Alison Anker, Rachel LoBianco, Kelly Gifford, Erin Franklin, Carly Bro, Alex Schams, Briann Wieland, Teal Richard, Hieu Nguyen, Katie Kallin and Kwisha Patel.

Media Hits

April 29, 2013
College of Business Release
Diane Janvrin Named First Recipient of Varner Professorship


April 18, 2013
ISU News Service
Iowa State MBA students apply their skills while giving back


April 9, 2013
ISU News Service
ISU undergraduate research and creative expression symposium set for April 16


April 2, 2013
Iowa State Daily
College of Business’ Communications Center sees dramatic growth


April 1, 2013
ISU News Service
Three finalists named in College of Business deans search

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