College of Business Online Newsletter
October 2011- Number 184
|Accounting||Marketing & Alumni Relations|
|Business Career Services
|Iowa Small Business Development Center
Two teams of accounting students participated in the 2011 AICPA Accounting Competition, which asked them to analyze and report on fraud risks related to a client’s major overseas expansion. The Internal Control Freaks’ members were Matt Allbee, Courtney Ekeler, Leesa Tjernagel, and Adria Staky.
The Audit Like a Cyclone members were Jacob Kofoot, Peter Siemieniuk, David Pierce, and Seth Sherwood. Both teams were advised by Bill Dilla.
Iowa SBDC State Director Jim Heckmann was elected in September to the national board of directors of the Association of Small Business Development Centers.
The Iowa SBDC is partnering with the SBDCs of Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri on a regional SBA grant dedicated to commercialization and enhancement of energy technologies, particularly in the biofuels arena. Iowa's share of the grant will permit the SBDC to retain specialty counselors to help develop new technologies and to expand market penetration of existing technologies, including but not limited to Department of Defense related markets.
Laura Smarandescu will present a paper at The Association for Consumer Research (ACR) conference in St. Louis. The paper is titled: "Contrast and Assimilation in response to a Brand Association Prime: The Case of Cross-Category Brand Alliance."
Steve Kim’s paper entitled “Commitment in Marketing Channels: Mitigator or Aggravator of the Effects of Destructive Acts?” has been accepted for publication in Journal of Retailing.
Laura Smarandescu (with Jenny Lin) will present a working paper at the Association for Consumer Research conference in St. Louis. The paper is titled “Picture Yourself: The Effect of Personal Imagery on Pragmatic/ Ideal Trade-offs.”
On Friday, October 21, the College of Business will be honoring four of its distinguished alumni and friends at the 80th Honors and Awards Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in Benton Auditorium at the Scheman Building. All are invited to attend, the event is free. Our award winners are:
Citation of Achievement:
Eric T. Crowell ('80 Industrial Administration) President and CEO, Iowa Health - Des Moines, Urbandale, IA
Jerry K. Dittmer (’80 Industrial Administration) President, The HON Company & Executive Vice President, HNI, Muscatine, IA
David J. Kingland (’80 Industrial Administration) President and CEO, Kingland Systems Corporation, Clear Lake, IA
Russ and Ann Gerdin Award:
Cora A. Wortman, Retired, Senior Research Associate, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Brooklyn Park, MN
James A. Hopson Alumni Volunteer Award by the ISU Alumni Association
Abby Croll ('02 Accounting and Finance)
Stafford Lecture on Banking
Mark Schmidt, Managing Director of Promontory Financial Group, will give this fall’s Stafford Lecture on Banking. The event will take place on Friday, October 14. There is a public reception at 10:00 a.m. in the Robert H. Cox Dean’s Suite, followed by Mr. Schmidt’s lecture at 11:00 in room 0330. More details about the event are here.
Greater Iowa Credit Union Business Lecture
Maxine Sweet, Vice President of Public Education for Experian, will be the speaker at the second Greater Iowa Credit Union Business Lecture on Tuesday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. More details can be found here.
Congratulations to Bobby Martens who was voted September Teacher of the Month.
Journal Paper Acceptances:
Dave Cantor, Paula Morrow, and Frank Montabon, "Engagement in Environmental Behaviors Among Supply Chain Management Employees: An Organizational Support Theoretical Perspective," Journal of Supply Chain Management, forthcoming.
Conference Paper Acceptances:
Hsine-Jen Tsai, Sree Nilakanta, “Expanding the Disaster Management Knowledge Space Through Spatial Mediation.” The 45th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS 2012), Hawaii, USA. Forthcoming.
Harrison, A. and Hu, Q. “Knowledge Transfer within Organizations: A Social Network Perspective.” The 45th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS 2012), Hawaii, USA. Forthcoming.
Shao Z., Feng Y. Q., and Hu, Q. “How Leadership Styles Impact Enterprise Systems Success throughout the Lifecycle: A Theoretical Exploration.” The 45th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS 2012), Hawaii, USA. Forthcoming.
Hu, Q., Zhang, H., and Xu, Z. “Moral Beliefs, Self-Control, and Sports: Antidotes to the Youth Computer Hacking Epidemic.” The 45th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS 2012), Hawaii, USA. Forthcoming.
Xiao, J. H., Wang. H. C., Cheng, Z. L., Xie, K., and Hu, Q. “Why Web-Based Supply Chain Management Is So Popular In China? A Factor Endowment’s Perspective.” The 2011 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2011), December 4-7, Shanghai, China. Forthcoming.
Qing Hu presented a paper titled “How Can You Tell a Hacker from a Geek? Ask Whether He Spends More Time on Games Than in Sports!” at The IFIP WG8.11/11.13 Dewald Roode Workshop on Information Systems Security Research on September 24, 201 at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA.
Registration for Spring 2012 for seniors will start October 20th and continues on through November for all students. As a reminder, College of Business faculty do not sign students into Business courses. Please refer students who are trying to add Business courses to see Sarah Wilson, Classification Officer, in 1200 Gerdin Business Building.
As we did in the fall, registration for Business classes will once again remain open on AccessPlus through the first week of classes.
The Undergraduate Programs office has a new program for students. Business Ambassadors will help the College of Business with outreach and recruitment such as new student visits, transfer orientation, and visiting their high schools and community colleges. Please congratulate the following students: Jen Peters (P Bus), Ashlee Nagle (Mgmt), Kristi Larson (P Bus), Kristi Davis (P Bus), Kwisha Patel (P Bus), Michelle Plante (Mkt), Kelsie Kahnk (Mkt), Tyler Thorsen (MIS), Jake Klopfenstein (Fin), Meredith Graham (Acct), Emily Walker (Fin), Chen Guo (Acct), Samantha Calouri (Fin), Adam Hibbs (Fin), Chet Pohlman (OSCM), Nick Costigan (MIS), and John Scallon (Mkt). If you would like more information, please contact Leah Berte, Academic Advisor, 1200 Gerdin.
On October 13, the College of Business will host a small group of 9-12th graders from the Math & Science Academy from Waterloo, Iowa. Leah Berte (Academic Advisor), the COB Business Ambassadors, Investment Club and Rick Dark will lead the group through activities and discussion of business majors from 2 - 3 pm in 1301 Gerdin Business Building.
Thanks for the support from Faculty and Staff for Business Week activities. It was a great success this year!!!
September 29, 2011
CoB Press Release
Former FDIC regional director to present Oct. 14 Stafford Lecture on Banking
September 27, 2011
Iowa State Daily
College of Business excited for increase conference numbers
September 16, 2011
ISU News Service
Iowa State expands its role in economic development
September 15, 2011
ISU Foundation Release
Crum named first recipient of Ruan Chair in Supply Chain Management
September 15, 2011
College of Business News Release
College of Business Hosts Second Young Women In Business Conference
September 13, 2011
College of Business’ U.S. News rankings on the rise
ISU News Service
September 12, 2011
Des Moines Register
Fixing Iowa’s flood-ruined road will take months
The Fall 2011 Business/Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Career Fair took place onWednesday, September 28th in Hilton.
Career Fair Data:
2972 attendees (+35% from Fall 2010)
138 employers (+12%).
Interview Day Data:
651 (+21%) interviewed with 35 companies (-.5%).
In addition, over 700 students participated in the professional speaker series during Business Week.
Thank you to everyone who supported and made the Career Fair events a HUGE success.
Mock Interview Day
Business Career Services held Mock Interview Day on September 21, 2011. We had 10 companies participating and 85 students interview. (-23%)
Mock Interviews in Business Career Services
Starting October 2, 2011 students can practice their interviewing skills and receive feedback during a 1-hour mock interview in our office. Students can schedule a mock interview by stopping in our office or via our webpage.