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September 2014

Dean’s Message

I hope that your semester is off to a great start. I want to thank you for the great turnout at the picnic on August 22, and highlight another opportunity to get together at the reception to welcome our new faculty and staff this Friday, Sept. 5 from 4:30-6:00 in the Bergstrom Commons. Drinks and appetizers will be served.


September also marks Business Week and the Business, Industry, and Technology Career Fair – two very important events on our fall calendar for which I encourage your participation. Please help promote these events among your students and encourage their participation as well.


The American Accounting Association annual meeting was held in early August in Atlanta, GA.


Diane Janvrin presented “Social Technology Use in Public Accounting Firms” 23rd Annual Research Workshop on Strategic and Emerging Technologies, Atlanta, GA August 2, 2014


“Social Technology:  A Compendium of Short Cases” by B. Considine, J.P. Krahel, M. Lenk, and D.J. Janvrin. AAA Annual Meeting, Atlanta GA, August 4, 2014 (presented by Lenk).


“Examining Social Technology Risks:  An Internal Control Framework for Future Research” by  B. Considine, J.P. Krahel, D.J. Janvrin, M. Lenk, 23rd Annual Research Workshop on Strategic and Emerging Technologies, Atlanta GA August 2, 2014 (presented by Krahel).


“Data Analytics:  Big Opportunity for Accounting Research” by G. Schneider, J. Dai, D. J. Janvrin, K. Ajayi, and R. Raschke, 23rd Annual Research Workshop on Strategic and Emerging Technologies, Atlanta GA August 2, 2014 (presented by Dai).

Business Career Services

Welcome back to the fall semester! We are excited to work with students and continue to guide them on their individual career search and goals.


Fall 2014 Upcoming Career Events – Mark Your Calendars!

  • Mock Interview Day for College of Business students is Wednesday, September 17
  • The Speaker Series for Business Week 2014 will be September 17-23. Specific speakers, dates, locations, and times will be announced in early September.

The Business, Industry, and Technology Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 24 in Hilton Coliseum from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Our annual Leadership Breakfast will be that morning prior to the Career Fair from 9:00 -10:30 a.m. at Scheman.


If you have not already done so, please consider having Kathy, Sarah, Melanie or Tammy come speak to you students in your classes about the Fall Career Fair. As of today, there are 164 companies’ registered (183 booths). And…we still have 3.5 weeks to go! Last year, there were 168 companies that attended the Fall Career Fair.


Business Career Services Student Gift Card Giveaway: Business Career Services is giving away five – $250 gift cards this semester. The lucky winners will be able to use the gift cards to purchase professional attire at either Kohl’s or JCPenney department stores for the career fair, interviewing and other job seeking activities. College of Business students may go to 1320 Gerdin Business Building to register for the drawing held on September 17.


Employer Development

During the month of August, our staff met with the following companies in Minneapolis: Ernst & Young, CH Robinson, Best Buy, Thomson Reuters, Colle+McVoy, and Piper Jaffray. In addition, we spoke or met with these companies: John Deere, Hy-Vee, Kum & Go, ConAgra, Nestle, Ernst & Young and Payless. If there are companies you believe are interested in recruiting business students, please let us know.

Graduate Programs

Andy Luse defended his dissertation “A Three-Part Intersection of Psychology and Information Systems” on August, 12, 2014. Andy’s Co-major Professors were Dr. Brian Mennecke and Dr. Tony Townsend. Dr. Andy Luse is employed at Oklahoma State University. Congratulations!


Kelly Moore defended her dissertation “Individual Differences in Restrained Eaters” on August 21, 2014. Kelly’s Co-major Professors were Dr. Russ Laczniak and Dr. Terry Childers. Dr. Kelly Moore is living in PA with her family. Congratulations!


Anica Peters, HCI student defended her dissertation successfully in August, major professor is Dr. Brian Mennecke. Dr. Peters has taken a post-doc in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. Congratulations!


Mark Peterson, Director of Graduate Business Career Services, moderated the panel discussion “The Changing Landscape of MBA Careers” during the 2014 GMAC Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD. Panelists were Peterson’s counterpart MBA career services directors at University of Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, and Penn State University Smeal College of Business.


Mark Peterson, Director of Graduate Business Career Services, and Megan Hendricks, Executive Director of MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance, presented “The Value of an MBA Degree – Perception, Value, MOOCS, and Specialty Masters degrees” at the 2014 MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance global conference, in Minneapolis, MN.


Mark Peterson, Director of Graduate Business Career Services, and Mark Rhoads and Helen Konrad, immigration attorneys with McCandlish Holton PC of Richmond, VA, presented “Immigration Issues and Work Visas for MBAs” at the 2014 MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance global conference in Minneapolis, MN.


Mark Peterson completed his two-year term as President of MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance, and his second three-year term on the organization’s Board of Directors, in June. He has been reappointed to the Board of Directors as President Emeritus, and will co-chair MBA CSEA’s Employment Standards Committee.


Mark Peterson, representing the MBA CSEA Board of Directors and Employment Standards Committee, met with the MBA program ranking media staff at both Bloomberg/BusinessWeek and Forbes offices in New York, and USNews in Washington, DC, to discuss upcoming changes to MBA CSEA’s MBA employment reporting standards and impact on media ranking survey protocols.


McElroy, J.C., Summers, J.K. & Moore, K. 2014. The effect of facial piercing on perceptions of job applicants.  Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 125 (1), 26-38.


Andreas Schwab, Jose Cortina (George Mason University), Jeffrey Edwards (University of North Carolina), Karen Jansen (Australian National University), Ronald Landis (Illinois Institute of Technology), Bill Starbuck (University of Oregon) and Ernest O’Boyle (University of Iowa) discussed “Methodological Approaches to Establishing and Enhancing Research Meaningfulness” during a Research Method Plenary Panel Session at the Academy of Management Conference for the, Philadelphia, MA, August 4, 2014.


Andreas Schwab, Bill Starbuck University of Oregon), Gene Hahn (Salisbury University) and Zhanyun Zhao (Ryder University) conducted a professional development workshop for the Research Methods Division titled “Advanced Bayesian Statistics: How to Conduct and Publish High-Quality Bayesian Studies” at the Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA, August 2, 2014.


Andreas Schwab served as a panel member for the round table discussion on “Organizational Theory” during the New Doctoral Student Consortium at the Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA, August 2, 2014.


Stephen Kim’s manuscript entitled “Chicken or Egg? Sequential Complementarity among Salesforce Control Mechanisms” has been accepted for publication at Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. The paper is co-authored with Amrit Tiwana at University of Georgia.


Brian Mennecke has been appointed as a Senior Editor at the ACM journal DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems.


Ding, F., Li, D., & George, J.F. “IS Strategic Leadership Conceptualization, Measurement, and Impacts on Organizational Benefits.” Accepted by Information & Management.


Joey George was an invited member of the panel, “Publishing Successfully: Advice from Journal Editors,” Nineteenth Annual Ph.D. Project Information Systems Doctoral Students Association Conference, Savannah, GA, August 6, 2014.

Undergraduate Programs

August orientation programs served 33 new domestic students and 61 new international students (from 15 different countries). Since the end of summer orientation programs in early July, just over 140 students total were served.


A BIG thank you to all faculty who assisted with prospective student visits and EIS programs while we were assisting new students at our summer and fall orientation programs. We couldn’t make it all work without your help, and we are grateful (as are those students and their families)!


Congratulations and (a hesitant, but very fond) farewell to Sarah Wilson! She has been hired as Director of Student Services in the College of Human Sciences, and will begin her duties on September 8. She is returning to her ‘home’ College, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and is a perfect fit for the role! We are so, so, very sad to see her go, but she is ready to take on this new challenge as she nears completion of her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership this coming May. She has done so much for the CoB, and made a huge impact on our processes (and all of us) in her last 5 years as Classification Officer. We wish her all the very best, and are at least relieved to know that we’ve ‘gained’ a strong partner in a sister College across campus. Sarah, you’ll be sorely missed, but we wish you well!


New CoB recruitment materials (booklets) and a new contact email were rolled out this summer. Thanks to Katie Raymon and Sarah Adams for their heavy lifting on the project. New students wanting more information should be directed to Sarah Adams will be managing this account.


Welcome to Sabrina Shields-Cook, new graduate assistant in our office! She takes Ben McCarty’s place, as he graduated in May and moved into a full time position in the Ag & Biosystems Engineering department. Sabrina previously worked full-time on campus as Communications Manager at InTrans. She is now a full-time student in the student affairs master’s program in the School of Ed and serves as an advisor in our office. She assisted us during freshman summer orientation in June and returned on August 11. Welcome Sabrina!

Media Hits

August 22, 2014

ISU News Service

CoB marketing profs: Use a rule of thumb to control how much you drink


August 20, 2014

Want more women in the C-suite? Start with the supply chain


August 12, 2014

Des Moines Register
Key to helping small businesses: working together


August 1, 2014

Des Moines Register

Buyer: No job cuts planned at Clive-based Jacobson Companies


July 31, 2014

ISU News Service

Shimkat to continue growing economic opportunities for Iowa businesses in new role

Other Announcements

The Business Café & the Bergstrom Commons will close early for college events on the following dates: Please make other arrangements during this time.

  • September 5, 2014 – 2:45pm
  • October 2, 2014 – 2:00pm
  • October 6, 2014 – 4:15pm
  • October 30, 2014 – 2:00pm



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