College of Business Online Newsletter
February 2011- Number 176
Business Career Services Undergraduate Programs
Finance Young Women in Business Conference
Marketing & Alumni Relations Media Hits
The Dean's Message
Lunch with Labh
The first “Lunch with Labh” for the spring semester is scheduled for Tuesday, February 22 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Schaller Seminar Room, 3164 Gerdin Business Building. This is your opportunity to hear about the state of the college and ask questions of the dean. This is a brown-bag lunch—beverages will be provided. Please RSVP to Julie Lelonek at email@example.com if you plan to attend.
Nominations for 2011 College of Business Faculty and Staff Awards
It is now time to solicit for award nominations for the annual College of Business Faculty and Staff Awards, which are funded by the Dean’s Advisory Council. This is always a great event—an opportunity to recognize our faculty and staff who have made significant contributions to the college throughout the past year. This year’s ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 13 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in 0330 Gerdin Business Building with a reception immediately following in the Bergstrom Commons.
All nominations should be submitted to Julie Lelonek in the Dean’s Office by Tuesday, March 1, 2011. A full description of each award, the award criteria and nomination guidelines are available from our college’s Awards webpage at this link
February College Research Colloquium
Jennifer Blackhurst and Anthony Townsend are the scheduled presenters for the February 16 College Research Colloquium. The presentations will be held from 11:30-12:30 p.m. in room 3164 Gerdin Business Building. Lunch will be provided – please RSVP to Julie Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the college’s Research webpage for more information.
Business Career Services
CAREER WEEK EVENTS – 2011
Career Week in the College of Business will be held Tuesday, February 1 - Wednesday, February 9. A complete schedule of presentations can be found at: Career Week Presentations 2011
• Mock Interview Day will be on Wednesday, February 2 in the Gerdin Business Building
• The Spring Career Fair will be Wednesday, February 9 in Hilton Coliseum from noon –
6:00 p.m. This is a collaborative event with the Colleges of Business, Liberal Arts and
• Interview Day will follow on Thursday, February 10 in the Gerdin Business Building and
the Memorial Union.
Faculty and staff are invited to attend any of the Career Week 2011 events. Please mark your calendars to join us at the Leadership Breakfast at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center on February 9 from 9-10:30 a.m. and/or the Career Fair Networking Social that same evening from 6-7 p.m. on the floor of Hilton Coliseum.
The paper "Characterizing the Risk of IPO Long-Run Returns: The Impact of Momentum, Liquidity, Skewness, and Investment" has been accepted for publication in Financial Management. The paper is authored by Rick Carter, Rick Dark, Yianni Floros, and Travis Sapp.
James Brown was voted Teacher of the Month sponsored by Business Council.
Marketing & Alumni Relations
Would you like to learn more about the many green initiatives at ISU? Are you interested in renewable energy, local foods and the creation of sustainable communities? If you want to network with other like-minded people, let the 2011 Symposium on Sustainability (Feb. 21-22) be your personal “call to action”. Registration can be found here and is free and open now.
The symposium website includes details on how you can participate in a visioning session, submit a poster, nominate a campus initiative for a Live Green Excellence Award, or attend any/all of the sessions. January 21 is the deadline for poster submissions and award nominations.
A two-day format allows attendees to register for portions of the event that best fit their schedule. The goal is to engage as much of the university community as possible.
Monday, February 21:
-- Interactive visioning sessions for students, faculty and staff
-- Poster session and reception
-- Public lecture: Jerome Ringo, senior executive for gobal strategies at Green Port
Tuesday, February 22:
-- Keynote Address by Jerome Ringo: The New Color of Green: A Collective Voice Towards
-- Panel session with Larry Johnson, director of Center for Crop Utilization and Research;
Carolyn Cutrona, chair, department of psychology, and Dave Miller, associate vice
president, Facilities Planning & Management; all focusing on the cutting edge research and
operations that are leading us to sustainability innovations
-- Report by Merry Rankin, Director of Sustainability Programs, on Iowa State's Live Green
accomplishments over the past year and a look forward with reports from the Feb. 21
-- Awards luncheon honoring campus sustainability projects and research, featuring a local
-- Public lecture: Kim Jordan, CEO and co-founder, New Belgium Brewing (brewer of Fat Tire Beer)
Rick Smith won the Inaugural “Dancing with the Faculty and Staff” competition which premiered January 22, 2011 as part of the Dance Marathon. Rick was awarded the coveted traveling Teal Ball Trophy which was immediately placed in the Trophy Case outside the Dean’s Suite. This was not really a gesture of pride by Rick but rather a way of knowing where to find the trophy next January when it has to be returned to Dance Marathon.
Dan Zhu and Jong-Seok Lee, " Shilling Attack Detection – A New Approach for a Trustworthy Recommender System," INFORMS Journal on Computing, forthcoming.
Klingenberg, Beate. and Kevin Watson (2011). "Intellectual Property Exchange Between Two Partner Companies - Application of the Theory of Constraints Thinking Processes." Journal of Business and Management 16(2): 125-138.
Sunset Medical. Scott Wandler and Kevin Watson. American Accounting Association 2011 Management Accounting Section Research and Case Conference. InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, Atlanta, GA. Wed/01/05/11 to Sat/01/08/11.
Yoshi Suzuki and Bobby Martens received a research grant of $10,000 from C. H. Robinson Worldwide to study the impact of rate age on transportation price and depth of tender.
Theory Development Using the Theory of Constraints’ CRT -- Lynn Boyd, Tony Patti, and Kevin Watson has been accepted for POMS Conference 2011
Co-Chairs of Business Week 2011 are Emily Walker (Fin & HRI majors) and Bridgette Kilworth (Acct major). The website will be updated soon to refer you to activities for September 21 - 28, 2011
Study Abroad to Italy (CIMBA) informational meetings will be held on February 1 at 4:00 p.m.; February 14 at 2:00 p.m.; February 22 at 4:00 p.m. and March 2 at 3:00 p.m. all in 1301 Gerdin Business Building.
University Honors is in need of faculty to teach Honors seminars for F11. If anyone is interested, contact Lori Fiegel or Susan Yager at 294-4371. There is a stipend available for seminar instructors. Please visit honors.iastate.edu for more information.
College of Business Staff (Nicole Vidden, Jessica Haskins, Tammy Stegman, Laura Walczak) along with COB students (Laura Coombs, Kelsie Kahnk, Jessica Strandemo and Leesa Tjernagel) presented at the Learning Communities January Institute on January 28. Their presentations were about leadership, building community, faculty-student interactions, and included peer mentor experiences on resumes.
Young Women in Business Conference
GET INVOLVED WITH THE YOUNG WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE!
Over the past five years, the enrollment of women in the Iowa State University CoB has consistently maintained at 36% of the undergraduate population. Last fall, the College of Business hosted a one-day conference for high school girls to come to the college and learn about the opportunities in studying business. The conference was a great success, and the CoB is now planning to make this an annual event in hopes to attract more women to the college.
This year the conference will be held on Monday, October 3, 2011. As we start preparing for the event, the planning committee would warmly welcome any input or assistance you are willing provide. Please let us know if you are interested in serving on a small committee to help organize this important event. Please direct your interest to Kayla Christensen at email@example.com ASAP.
*If you would like more information about the event, you can visit the conference website.
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