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January 2015

Dean’s Message

Happy New Year! Thanks to all of you who made 2014 a special one for our students. I also want to thank everyone who participated in the fall College of Business graduation ceremony on December 19. This is a very special moment for our students and their families and your presence means a great deal.


I hope you and your guest will be able to join the Holiday Social being held Friday, January 16 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Mente/Boyd Room at the ISU Alumni Center. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Salton at by January 9.


Finally, don’t forget about nominations for the 2015 University Awards for Faculty and Staff. Nominations Open Only to Colleges are to be submitted electronically by our college deadline of Monday, January 20, 2015.  Nominations that are Open to Individuals and Units are to be submitted by February 1, 2015. All nominations are to be routed through Jenn Wiederin at  More information on our college “Awards” webpage can be found at Iowa State University College of Business.


I wish you all the best for another great term this spring. I look forward to working with you as we continue to make this great college even greater.


On December 19, 2014, the Department of Accounting held its Twelfth Annual Contemporary Issues in Accounting Conference. The Gerdin Business Building welcomed over 100 accounting professionals from all over the state of Iowa to earn 8 continuing education hours. Presenting this year were Bill Dilla, Diane Janvrin, Cyndie Jeffrey, Abhi Rao, Melvin Lamboy-Ruiz, Todd Thornock, & Mike Bootsma. Coordinating the conference were Jan Duffy, Karen Mallas and Elizabeth Salton.

Business Career Services

Congratulations, Meredith!

Please congratulate Meredith Williams who has been promoted to Career Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator effective December 2014. Meredith will continue to handle all campus recruiting, job postings, event bookings and CyHire administration.  She now has additional responsibilities in the areas of career fair management, instruction of BUS AD 203X (Careers in Business & Professional Employment Preparation), business development and student/alumni case load management. 


Employer Development

During the month of December, our staff met with Wells Fargo, Rockwell Collins, and HNI.


Spring 2015 Career Week – Important Dates

Mock Interview Day will be held on Wednesday, February 4 in Business Career Services.  Students can sign up via CyHire for a mock interview with an industry recruiter starting on January 12.


The Career Week Speakers Series for students in the College of Business will be held Wednesday, February 4 – Tuesday, February 10. There will be sessions presented by company representatives and business career services staff. Watch for specific program titles, times and location details coming soon. Information will be sent to you for sharing in your classes.


The Leadership Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, February 11 in Scheman room 167 from 9am to 10:30am. This event is an opportunity for students and faculty to network with company recruiters. Students may register to attend within CyHire under ‘Attend Events.’


The 2015 Spring Business, Industry & Technology Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 11 in Hilton Coliseum (12:00-6:00 PM). There will also be a networking reception held after the career fair in Johnny’s. If you have not already done so, please consider inviting a career services staff member into your class to briefly share information about the career fair to your students.


Interview Day will be held in the Memorial Union on Thursday, February 12. Students can apply for on campus recruiting positions in CyHire and meet with employers at the career fair to be considered for their opportunities.


The paper The resolution of failed banks during the crisis: acquirer performance and FDIC guarantees by Arnie Cowan and Valentina Salotti was accepted for publication at the Journal of Banking and Finance.


The paper Credit Rationing and Relationship Lending. Does firm size matter? by Stefano Cenni, Stefano Monferrà, Valentina Salotti, Marco Sangiorgi, Giuseppe Torluccio was accepted for publication at the Journal of Banking and Finance.


Wei Zhang, Jing Zhang, Sipei Zhang and Andreas Schwab presented their paper “Investment Returns of Venture Capital Firms in Emerging Stock Markets: The Influence of Investment Timing and Strategic Affiliation” at the Management Organization Review Conference, Hong Kong, China, December 4, 2014.


Hui Feng presented her paper “‘Firing Customers: Does It Pay Off, and When? A Signaling perspective” (co-authored with Neil A. Morgan and Lopo L. Rego ) on Jan 9, 2015 at Marketing Strategy Meets Wall Street IV at Singapore Management University, Singapore


Joey George received the LEO Award at the 2014 ICIS Conference in New Zealand. Established in 1999, this award, which was named for one of the world’s first commercial applications of computing (The Lyons Electronic Office), recognizes truly outstanding individuals in the field of information systems. All recipients of the LEO Award are outstanding scholars or practitioners who have made a global impact on the field of information systems.


Dr. Zhu Zhang’s article “Data Analytics Help Entrepreneurs Decide Where to Boldly Go” (with James C Wetherbe) was newly accepted as a feature article in Entrepreneur and Innovation Exchange, January 2015.


Brian Mennecke and Joey George participated on a panel discussing privacy at the 35th International Conference on Information Systems, which was held in early December, in Aukland, New Zealand. The panel was entitled, Privacy in the Age of Big Data: The Challenges and Opportunities for Privacy Research, which discussed the issues raised by big data and analytics for privacy research and pedagogy.  Panelists included Heng Xu (National Science Foundation), Chuan-Hoo Tan (City University of Hong Kong), H. Jeff Smith (Miami University), Malcolm Crompton (former Privacy Commissioner, Australia), Marie Shroff (Former Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand), & Joey F. George. Dr. Mennecke organized and participated on the panel and Dr. George participated in the panel as moderator.  

Undergraduate Programs

Course Registration Reminders:

  • Prerequisites for spring College of Business courses have been monitored over the winter break. Students who are in violation of a prereq have been notified and will be notified again on January 9. Instructors will receive a list of students who remain in violation before the semester begins and we ask that you follow-up with these students about their missing prereq if/when they attend your class(es).
  • Please note that Business faculty cannot sign students into Business classes using an add slip. Refer students to John Wageman in 1200 Gerdin to assist in the registration of Business courses.
  • Registration for Business classes will remain open on AccessPlus through the 5th day of the term (Friday, January 16th). On the 6th day, class registration will close and courses may only be added in 1200 Gerdin with special permission. If you have other wishes (e.g. no adds after the 2nd class meeting, adds are okay until the end of week 2, etc.), please contact John at

Media Hits

December 10, 2014
ISU Foundation
Gift of $1.5 million benefits College of Business students


December 1, 2014
ISU Daily
Class project helps Marines gather toys for Ames children

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