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Penn State Executive Programs Updates Open Enrollment Programs in Supply Chain Management

December 19, 2013


Based on extensive research conducted in 2013, Penn State Executive Programs has refined the curriculum of its entire supply chain portfolio, including the launch of two new programs.

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Consumer Behavior Class Presents Marketing Plans for Arts Fest Events

December 18, 2013


Several groups of Penn State Smeal College of Business undergraduates put their marketing creativity to work this semester developing marketing plans for BookFestPA, a literary event of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts (CPFA), and First Night, a CPFA-sponsored New Years Eve celebration.

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Babcock Trustee Scholarship to Bring New Opportunity to Deserving Students

December 18, 2013


Penn State alumni Ed and Missy Babcock have committed $250,000 to the Smeal College of Business to establish a scholarship that aims to bring the opportunity of a more affordable Penn State education to deserving students.

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Smeal Alumni Provide Advice to New Grads

December 18, 2013


More than 250 students will leave the Penn State Smeal College of Business at the end of this month with diplomas in hand. Members of our alumni network offered some valuable advice to those students as they embark on their next steps.

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Ceremony and Smeal Reception Set for Commencement Weekend

December 17, 2013


About 250 students will receive undergraduate degrees from the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Saturday, Dec. 21, and more than 50 students will earn their Master of Accounting degrees, during commencement ceremonies to mark the end of the fall semester at Penn State. In addition, five doctoral students and one master’s student will also receive their diplomas.

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Women of Smeal Initiative Encourages Women in Leadership

December 17, 2013


A new initiative in the Penn State Smeal College of Business aims to extend college-wide awareness of events and activities and create new opportunities that promote and develop women as leaders.

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Impact Smeal Day Connects Alumni with Students, Each Other

December 17, 2013


Last month, the Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Society Board hosted its inaugural Impact Smeal Day, an event designed to connect alumni, students, and faculty through a full day of activities in the Business Building.

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Department of Marketing Highly Ranked for Research Productivity by American Marketing Association

December 16, 2013


In a list released by the American Marketing Association’s (AMA) special interest group for doctoral students, DocSIG, the Department of Marketing in Penn State’s Smeal College of Business ranks second in research productivity in the premiere AMA journals from 2009-2013.

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Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Students, Alumni Reunite for THON

December 13, 2013


The Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program hosted its annual holiday reunion event earlier this month, which included a silent auction raising more than $5,000 for the Four Diamonds Fund of the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

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Purdum Moderates Panel on Women in Leadership at Supply Chain Conference

December 12, 2013


Susan B. Purdum, instructor in supply chain and information systems in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, moderated a panel on women and leadership at the annual Global Conference for Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). The conference was held at the end of October in Denver, Colo.

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Penn State Smeal MBA Team Wins Global Operations Case Competition

December 11, 2013


A team of five Penn State Smeal MBA students recently won first place—and a $5,000 prize—in the 2013 Global Operations Conference Case Competition, held last month at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

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First Admit to Joint MD/MBA Program Gains Deeper Perspective Through Business

December 11, 2013


Alison Thompson, the first student to be admitted to the new MD/MBA Program, a partnership between the Smeal College of Business and the Penn State College of Medicine, is currently completing her first semester of business classes. She says that the business skills she'll learn, like teamwork, communications, and financial accounting, will help to make her a more well-rounded physician.

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Real Estate Advisory Board Welcomes Seven New Members

December 10, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Real Estate Advisory Board welcomed seven new members at its most recent meeting, held in mid-November at Penn State’s University Park campus.

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Nittany Lion Fund Students Talk Stocks on Live Television Appearance

December 9, 2013


Three Penn State Smeal College of Business students represented the Nittany Lion Fund on the Fox Business television show Money with Melissa Francis on a segment that aired in mid-November.

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One-Year Master of Accounting Students Connect with Spring Semester Internships

December 5, 2013


As the fall semester winds down, students in the Penn State Smeal College of Business One-Year Master of Accounting Program are preparing for their spring semester internships. The college provides a number of resources to help students connect with recruiters for these required internships, which provide valuable work experience and connections with a wide network of industry professionals.

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Hambrick and Ketz to Consult on White-Collar Crime Study Funded by National Institute of Justice

December 5, 2013


Two Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty members, Donald Hambrick and J. Edward Ketz, will contribute to a College of the Liberal Arts study on white-collar crime. Hambrick, Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, and Ketz, associate professor of accounting, will serve as consultants on the project, which has been granted funding from the National Institute of Justice.

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Fong Elected Fellow of International Society for Bayesian Analysis

December 4, 2013


Duncan Fong, the Calvin E. and Pamala T. Zimmerman Endowed Fellow and professor of marketing, has been elected a fellow of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA), a society dedicated to the development and application of Bayesian analysis.

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Penn State Smeal MBA and Undergraduate Net Impact Chapters Travel to National Conference

November 26, 2013


More than 30 Smeal College of Business students from the Penn State undergraduate and MBA chapters of Net Impact, a national organization focused on sustainability in business, attended the organization’s annual conference held at the end of October in San Jose, Calif.

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Smeal Research Center to Host Conference Examining Implications of U.S. Oil, Gas Self-Sufficiency

November 25, 2013


The Center for Global Business Studies (CGBS), part of the network of research centers at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, will host a one-day conference, “Global Implications of U.S. Self-Sufficiency in Oil and Gas,” on Friday, Dec. 6, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in 124 Business Building on Penn State’s University Park campus.

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Six-Week Summer Business Programs Abroad Provide Rich Global Experiences

November 22, 2013


Applications are currently being accepted for a slate of international summer programs to be offered to Penn State students next year. The six-week courses with a business focus are led by Smeal College of Business faculty, giving students an opportunity to take unique classes in an international setting with Smeal professors.

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Smeal Executive MBA Program Hosts Women's Leadership Forum

November 21, 2013


More than 50 women recently gathered at the ACE Conference Center near Philadelphia to discuss leadership growth and innovation in their careers as part of the Women’s Leadership Forum presented by the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program.

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Workshop Facilitates Cross-College Connections in Sustainability Research

November 19, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business held a Sustainability Research Workshop earlier this month, encouraging faculty in all business disciplines to share their current sustainability-related research.

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Smeal Alumni in Profile: Professional Master's Program Helps Alumna Take Career to Next Level

November 18, 2013


To boost her marketability in the private sector, Stacy Mumm--a West Point graduate and former U.S. Army Logistics Officer--turned to the Penn State Smeal College of Business Master of Professional Studies program in supply chain management, a 30-credit program delivered fully online in partnership with Penn State World Campus.

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Top Smeal Students Invited to Join Beta Gamma Sigma Organization

November 15, 2013


Invitations to join the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), an international honor society serving accredited business programs, have been sent to qualifying juniors and seniors for Fall 2013.

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Smeal's Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Achieves Distinguished Status for Second Consecutive Year

November 14, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Beta Theta Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an international honor organization for financial information students and professionals, achieved distinguished status for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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Industry Professionals Help Shape Smeal Accounting Programs

November 14, 2013


The Penn State Accounting External Advisory Board met early last month to consider issues confronting accounting educators in the Smeal College of Business.

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Business-to-Business Marketing Students Work With Local Company to Develop Marketing Plan

November 8, 2013


A Penn State Smeal College of Business marketing class led by Carolyn Todd, instructor in marketing, got a real-world perspective on product development and marketing during a recent visit from Scott Diminick, a marketing manager for Pennsylvania-based company New Pig.

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Brand Loyalty Not Always a Benefit, Study Finds

November 8, 2013


Brand commitment might not always be a good thing, finds new research from authors at the Penn State Smeal College of Business. In the case of high-severity product recalls, Irving & Irene Bard Professor of Marketing Raj Grewal and his colleagues write that consumers with a high level of brand commitment may actually respond more negatively than those with less loyalty.

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Student Combines Love for Sports and Marketing in Internship for Major League Lacrosse Team

November 7, 2013


Rebecca Lynch, a junior Marketing major in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, spent the summer getting hands-on sports marketing experience as an intern for the Boston Cannons, a men’s Major League Lacrosse team. Lynch, a three-sport athlete in high school, found a way to pair her love for sports and marketing through her internship experience.

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Career Immersion Week Deepens Job Search, Planning Skills in First-Year MBAs

November 5, 2013


First-year MBA students spent four intensive days last month enhancing their career search and planning skills as part of their Career Immersion, a staple of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program experience.

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