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January 2016

Dean’s Message 

Happy New Year! Thanks to all of you who made 2015 a special year for our students. I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the fall College of Business convocation ceremony on December 18. This is a very special moment for our students and their families and your presence meant a great deal. You all did a wonderful job adjusting to the transition from a graduation ceremony to convocation. Thank you for your support and assistance.


I hope you and your guest will be able to attend the College of Business Holiday Social Friday, January 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Mente/Boyd Room at the ISU Alumni Center. The deadline to RSVP to Elizabeth Salton ( However, if you still need to RSVP, please contact Elizabeth right away. Remember, we are collecting non-perishable items for the student food pantry on campus, The SHOP. A list of suggested items was emailed. If you need another copy of that, please contact Elizabeth. Your contributions to this worthy cause are appreciated.


I wish you all the best for another great term this spring and look forward to working with you as we continue to make this great college better every day.


Accounting Department

The faculty of the Accounting Department hosted its 13th Annual Contemporary Issues in Accounting Conference on December 18, 2015, in the Gerdin Business Building providing continuing education credit to 103 accounting professionals throughout central Iowa. Presenters included Mike Bootsma, Bill Dilla, Diane Janvrin, Cynthia Jeffrey, Sam Lee, Abhijit Rao, and Tracy Turner. Special thanks goes to Jan Duffy, Karen Mallas, and Elizabeth Salton for organizing the conference.

Business Career Services

Employment Statistics

New salary information updated for 2014-2015 is available on our website. The full 2014-2015 annual report will be released in January.


Employer Development

During the month of December, our staff met with Community CPA, McGowen and Hurst, Clark & Smith, P.C. Melanie Gella attended the NACE Face2Face at Edward Jones in St. Louis, Missouri on December 18th.


Spring 2016 Career Week – Important Dates

Mock Interview Day will be held on Wednesday, February 3rd in Business Career Services.  Students can sign up via CyHire for a mock interview with an industry recruiter starting on January 11th.

The Career Week Speakers Series for students in the College of Business will be held Wednesday, February 3 – Tuesday, February 9. 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 10th.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 2016 Spring Business, Industry & Technology Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 10 in Hilton Coliseum from Noon-6:00 p.m.  There will also be a networking reception held after the career fair.  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 11.  Students can apply for on-campus recruiting positions in CyHire and meet with employers at the career fair to be considered for their opportunities.

Finance Department 

During the break, Roger Stover, Professor of Finance, was a Visiting Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch New Zealand.



How to Succeed Ethically When Others Bend the Rules: The VW & GM Scandals -Frank Bucaro

Thursday, 25 Feb 2016 at 8:00 pm

Great Hall, Memorial Union

Frank Bucaro is Senior Ethics Advisor and Content Provider for the Automotive Institute of Ethics, and ethics content provider for Compliance Velocity, a mobile app for Pharmaceutical companies. A leading expert on the importance of ethics and the power of values-based leadership, he works with leaders at some of the world’s most successful companies. His presentation highlights companies like Volkswagen and General Motors as examples of the problems and consequences that can arise when ethical behavior is not defined, understood or demonstrated. He is the author of the book TRUST ME! Insights into Ethical Leadership and is internationally recognized for his training programs on building business practices that are both responsible and profitable.


Frank Bucaro took a unique career path from the classroom to the board room. After a succession of high profile media reports on unethical practices in the marketplace captured his attention, he left his position as a teacher of moral theology to start his own business.


Cosponsored By: Bacon Center for Ethics, College of Business, College of Engineering, Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)


How Kickstarter Is Redefining Success – Perry Chen

Wednesday, 02 Mar 2016 at 8:00 pm

Great Hall, Memorial Union

Perry Chen is cofounder and CEO of Kickstarter, the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Since its launch in April 2009, more than ten million friends, fans, and inspired strangers have pledged more than $2.1 billion to projects on Kickstarter, funding almost 100,000 creative projects including Oscar-winning documentaries. Kickstarter measures success by how well they achieve that mission, not by the size of their profits. Because of the commitment to their mission, Kickstarter recently reincorporated as a benefit corporation. Benefit corporations are for-profit companies that are obligated to consider the impact of their decisions on society, not only shareholders.


Cosponsored By: College of Business, College of Business Bacon Center on Ethics, Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)


SAVE THE DATE: Pride Week — The week of April 11 is Pride Week. Stay tuned as we plan details for a CoB sponsored panel discussion on Monday April 11 to kick off the week of events on campus.


 News Coverage

Dec. 16: Priyanka Jayashankar, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management, was interviewed about her research on slow money, which was published in Ecological Economics. August 2015 Volume 116, August 2015, Pages 322–329. The interview was broadcast on 300+ radio stations:


Dec. 11: David King was interviewed by Iowa Public Radio to discuss the possible DuPont- Dow merger.


Dec. 7: Brian Mennecke, associate professor of information systems; and Doug Jacobson, University Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering, are scheduled to be guests on Iowa Public Radio’s “River to River” program on Tuesday. They will be talking about cyber privacy issues.


Nov. 20, 2015 — The Business Record included a photo and listing of all new tenure/tenure track faculty for the 2015-16 academic year. From our submission.


 Supply Chain and Information Systems Department

Toyin Clottey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, had a paper accepted for publication in the International Journal of Production Research. The citation for the paper is Clottey, T. “Development and Evaluation of a Rolling Horizon Purchasing Policy for Cores”, accepted at International Journal of Production Research.


Scott Grawe, Ph.D., Associate Chair of Supply Chain and Information Systems, had the following article accepted for publication in Transportation Journal, “Customer Service Responsiveness in Logistics Outsourcing Contracts: The Influence of Job Autonomy and Role Ambiguity among On-site Representatives,” by Bolumole, Yemisi, Scott J. Grawe, and Patricia J. Daugherty (Forthcoming).


Joey George, Ph.D., John D. DeVries Endowed Chair in Business:


  • Was an invited faculty mentor, Junior Faculty Consortium, International Conference on Information Systems, December 13, 2015, Ft. Worth, TX.
  • Was an invited participant, Association of Information Systems Senior Scholars Slam, International Conference on Information Systems, December 13, 2015, Ft. Worth, TX.
  • “Exploring the Frontiers of Information Systems Research,” presented as part of a panel at the 25th SIGADIT Workshop, held in conjunction with the 2015 ICIS conference, December 13, 2015, Ft. Worth, TX.

 Undergraduate Department

 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 10th. 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 15th). 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

A huge THANK YOU to all faculty and staff who assisted with recruitment programs, prospective visits, and orientation sessions in fall semester.  We couldn’t continue to have great students in the COB without your help.  We are very appreciative of your participation and support!


Congratulations and farewell to Sabrina Shields-Cook, one of our graduate students, who begins a new position in the College of Engineering, IMSE Department, as a full-time Academic Adviser.  She was with our office for a year and a half, and will be graduating with her (second) master’s degree in higher education in May. Big thanks to Sabrina for her contributions to the College and her efforts with our students.  We wish her the very best in her new full-time advising position – good luck, Sabrina!


Help us find Business Ambassadors:

Do you know College of Business students that love their major and experience at ISU? Do they like being involved on campus and meeting new people? As an Ambassador, our mission is to provide an engaging and positive experience for our prospective students and families within the College of Business, and we need your help in identifying qualified students to help in this endeavor.


For more information check out our website at:


Applications are due January 22 and are available online at:


Please contact Nick Stanford, UGP grad assistant/adviser with questions. 


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