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November 2014

Dean’s Message

We truly had a remarkable October. Beginning with our Gerdin family reception, all the way to Friday’s Dean’s Advisory Council meeting and everything in between – which included Labh and Tahira’s reception, homecoming awards, Drench the Faculty, Young Women In Business our Greater Iowa Credit Union lecture, Discussions With the Dean, our 10/30 celebration, our AACSB reaccreditation visit, and other meetings too numerous to mention – we packed more than a semester’s worth of activity into 31 days.


And we did it! I am enormously proud of the effort all of you put forth to make this happen successfully. It was an incredible team effort.


We have two events this week that I encourage you and your students to attend. Mark Walker, retired senior VP with C.H. Robinson, is this fall’s Executive In Residence, and his lecture is on Wednesday afternoon at 4:10 in the Stark Lecture Hall. On Friday, we host FDIC Vice Chairman Thomas Hoenig for our annual Stafford Lecture on Banking, at 11:00 a.m. in the Stark Lecture Hall. These will be two great events, and I hope to see you there.


Kayla Sander was announced as the winner of the Emerging Leader Award at the National Meeting of the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance on October 7, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. The Emerging Leader of the Year Award recognizes an AFWA member age 35 or under who has set the standard of excellence in her professional life through leadership, mentoring and career achievement. Kayla was recognized based on her accomplishments in working with the Ames Chapter of AFWA, as well has her efforts on behalf of the College for recruiting and mentoring students.


Olena Watanabe’s working paper titled “Product Market Competition and Financial Reporting Comparability” has received a Best Paper Award at the 2014 AAA Midwest Region Meeting. The paper is co-authored with Scott Seavey, University of Nebraska.


Melvin Lamboy-Ruiz presented his paper “Nonprofit Tradeoff between Accrual and Real Earnings Management” at the 2014 AAA Midwest Region Conference this past weekend Oct. 23-25 in Minneapolis, MN.


Zhejia Ling paper titled “Form 8-K Disclosures and Information Environment of Sell-side Analysts”, co-authored with Cristi Gleason (University of Iowa) and Rong Zhao (University of Calgary) has been accepted for presentation at the American Accounting Association’s 2015 Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Midyear Conference.  

Business Career Services

Recruiting Trends Conference

Tammy Stegman, Melanie Gella, and Kathy Wieland will attend the annual Recruiting Trends conference in Chicago, IL November 19-21. At the conference, hosted by the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers, they will learn the latest recruiting trends, network with industry professionals, attend on-site visits, and participate in career services-related programming. We are also planning additional visits with local employers and alumni during our trip to Chicago. If you know of a company that we should visit in that area, please let us know.


Professional Outreach

Sarah Van Vark participated in the planning and execution of the in the Young Women in Business conference on October 20.

Tammy Stegman presented to 25 seniors at Ames High School on Etiquette and Careers in Business on October 23.


Employer Meetings

Kathy Wieland visited eight international internship sites in the UK during the week of Oct. 13-17. She traveled with representatives from ISU Study Abroad and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to review these internship programs for potential opportunities with College of Business students. During the month of October, our staff also met with Blue-9, Praxik, AgSolver, Cargill, ADM and LCS.


Final Career Fair and Interview Day Data

The Fall Career Fair on September 24, advised by Meredith Williams, had a total attendance of 3311 students (+1.7%) The College of Business had 2235.8 students attend (-1.8%). There were 996 (+21%) interviews conducted on Interview Day. Thank you again for your support of these fall events. We are in the process of analyzing results from a survey we conducted with employers and students regarding the career fair.


Mark your calendar (and your spring syllabus!) for the Spring Business, Industry and Technology Career Fair on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

Emergency Response Committee

New emergency response may help save lives. Please take a few minutes to read the article that was in Inside Iowa State.  The article also discusses the new signage that you see around the Gerdin Business Building.


Mark L. Power and Jon Hobbs had their paper, “”Financial Professionals’ Opinion of Graduating Business Student Retirement Literacy“, accepted for presentation at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Western Risk & Insurance Association.

Graduate Programs

Mark Peterson represented the ISU MBA program at Asian MBA International’s 6th Annual Leadership Conference and Career Expo in New York City, in October. Peterson and Elana Givens, Associate Dean for MBA Career Services at Brandeis University, co-hosted an MBA employer reception at the event in cooperation with MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance. The reception was attended by over 50 MBA employment recruiters.


Ron Ackerman, Diana Sloan, and Mark Peterson participated in the Graduate Management Admissions Council’s “MBA Application Trends 2014” seminar in October.

Iowa Small Business Development Centers

Jamie Kilian is the new regional director of our SBDC center in Fort Dodge. She and business counselor Stefanie Boeckman are already hard at work helping small businesses in their ten county region in the North Central Iowa Center.


Deb Duncan of the Small Business Development Center was presented with the NAWBO Iowa Advocate of the Year Award at the 2014 NAWBO Iowa Women Business Owners Celebration and Luncheon on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines. This inaugural award was given to honor an Iowa business woman connected with NAWBO Iowa who has fostered the economic growth of women business owners, demonstrated effective and innovative leadership to strengthen NAWBO as a professional business organization in Iowa, and who has served as a role model and mentor for women business owners. Duncan has worked for the Small Business Development Center since September 1990. 


Book Chapter published: King, DR. 2014. The influence of complementary resources on firm boundary decisions. In Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, Volume 13.  Finkelstein, S., and Cooper, C. (eds). Emerald Publishing: Bingley, UK, pp. 25-42.


Article Published: King, DR. 2014. Managing the dark side of competitive rivalry. Graziadio Business Review, 17(2):


Article Accepted: Meglio, O., King, DR., Risberg, A. Forthcoming.  Improving acquisition performance with organizational ambidexterity. Human Resource Management.


David King joined the editorial board for the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences


David King joined the inaugural editorial board for the Africa Journal of Management


Hu, Q., West, R. and Smarandescu, L. “The Role of Self-Control in Information Security Violations: Insights from a Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective,” accepted for publication in Journal of Management Information Systems.

Y. Suzuki, F. Montabon, S. Lu, DSS of vehicle refueling: a new enhanced approach with fuel weight considerations, Decision Support Systems (accepted 18 Oct 2014).


Xie, K, Xiao, J. H., Wu, Y., and Hu, Q.  “Ecommerce: Channel or Strategy? Insights from a Comparative Case Study,” accepted for presentation at and publication in proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2014), December 14-17, 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.


Brian Mennecke was appointed as a senior editor at DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems.

Undergraduate Programs

We thank the following Professors; Sree Nilakanta, Roy Johnson, Ginka Borisova, and Melvin Lamboy-Ruiz for giving their time  to talk with College of Business Multicultural students at the noon October 10th Lunch and Learn  program.


WELCOME John Wageman to the College of Business! He is our new Student Services Specialist III (Classification Officer), filling the position vacated by Sarah Wilson. He is quickly “learning the ropes” for maintaining and advancing our course scheduling, registration, and data processes in the College, but please be patient as he climbs the learning curve!


ANOTHER WELCOME to Lucy Berger, who will begin as our Program Assistant II on Nov. 3rd, filling the position vacated with Deborah Morris’ retirement in July. Lucy has been working as a temporary front desk employee in our office since mid-August, and has been a welcome addition to our staff. We are excited to have her join us as a permanent addition to the team!

United Way

Our lucky “winner” was Rick Dark, Chair for Accounting and Finance. He was pretty surprised – and unprepared – to be drenched! If you were unable to attend the reveal event  – here’s a video. We hope that everyone had fun with this and a big THANK YOU to our faculty volunteers for being such good sports!


Our goal as a college this year is $18,500.  As of Thursday, the College of Business has raised $16,338.37 (or 88.32%)of our United Way goal. To those of you that have sent in your donations or participated in the College of Business “Drench the Faculty Ice Water Challenge” – thank you for supporting the United Way!


If you have not already donated, there is still time for your involvement!  If you have misplaced your donor card, please find another one you can print on United Way of Story County’s website.  In order for payroll deduction, your original signature and employee number will be required. I can help you route the form to United Way of Story County’s on-campus mailbox. You can also make a one-time contribution online. If you would rather make a one-time contribution online. In the workplace section, list ISU College of Business to be sure your contribution is counted among those from your colleagues.

Please also remember to email Tara Fisher () by November 7to let her know if you donated to the United Way Campaign so that she may enter you in the College of Business random drawing. No need to tell her how much you donated!

Media Hits

October 27, 2014

ISU News Service
FDIC Vice Chairman Thomas Hoenig to speak at 2014 Stafford Lecture on Banking


October 21, 2014
Iowa State Daily
Tackling misconceptions of working businesswomen


October 16, 2014
ISU News Service
Iowa State University will host Planet Money team for Oct. 23 talk


October 6, 2014
ISU News Service
Recruiting more women starts by tackling misconceptions about business careers


 rick dark united wayUnited Way




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