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David W. Ring Family Scholarship will help entrepreneurship students

December 21, 2015


Michael Owen Ring ’65 and his wife, Susan ’66, have made a commitment to create the David W. Ring Family Scholarship in the Smeal College of Business. The scholarship, named for Michael’s father, will provide support for students in the Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship major and honor David Ring’s success as an entrepreneur.

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Smeal finance students win 8th Penn State Idea Pitch Competition

December 18, 2015


Two Penn State Smeal College of Business senior finance majors teamed up to win the 8th Penn State Idea Pitch Competition recently.

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Button named fall 2015 Smeal student marshal

December 15, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Ian Button as the student marshal for fall 2015. He will lead the college’s procession of graduates during the Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Ceremony on Dec. 19 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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Smeal mourns death of longtime accounting faculty member Charles Enis

December 14, 2015


Steven Huddart, chair of the Department of Accounting, remembers a longtime colleague: Professor Charles R. Enis, a 34-year member of the department, died of cancer at his home on November 25. He was 69.

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Penn State Smeal team finishes third in second Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition

December 11, 2015


A team of MBA students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business finished third in the second Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition, which the college recently hosted in its Business Building on the Penn State University Park campus.

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Penn State Smeal team wins Bowersox Graduate Supply Chain Challenge

December 3, 2015


A team of MBA students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business recently won the Sixth Annual Bowersox Graduate Supply Chain Challenge, hosted by Michigan State’s Eli Broad College of Business.

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Penn State Executive Programs adds two client development directors

December 2, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Sandra Clemmer and Jake Ray as directors of client development for Penn State Executive Programs, the executive education provider within Smeal. Ray will also serve as director of client development for the college’s Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia.

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Penn State Smeal team wins stock pitch competition

December 1, 2015


A team of undergraduate students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business recently won the University of Michigan Ross School of Business 2015 Stock Pitch Competition.

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Research finds ‘buying local’ not all positive for dairy supply chain

November 23, 2015


Buying local might be appealing for individual local restaurants and businesses, but research conducted by Chuck Nicholson of the Penn State Smeal College of Business revealed surprising effects on supply chains for fluid milk products if there are large increases in local purchases in the Northeast.

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Five finalists named for Smeal MBA Case Competition

November 19, 2015


Five teams of MBA students from programs across the United States will compete Dec. 3-4 for $17,500 in prize money in the second Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Sustainability Case Competition.

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Foley to lead sustainability efforts in Smeal and Penn State Executive Programs

November 17, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Erik Foley as its director of sustainability. He will continue efforts to position Smeal as a leader in business education and research in the area of sustainability. Foley was also named the director of learning and development for Penn State Executive Programs, the executive education provider within Smeal. In that role, he will work with partner organizations to integrate sustainability into training for their operations.

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Workshop provides tools for Penn State Smeal MBAs to convey their stories

November 11, 2015


A workshop on storytelling during the recent weeklong Career Immersion for first-year Penn State MBAs aimed to prepare students to more effectively stand out in a crowded job marketplace.

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Finalists named for Penn State Idea Pitch Competition

November 2, 2015


The Farrell Center for Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation at the Penn State Smeal College of Business has announced the four student finalist teams and their mentors for the 8th Penn State Idea Pitch Competition, presented by Smeal.

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Top Smeal students invited to join Beta Gamma Sigma organization

October 30, 2015


High achieving upperclassmen in the Penn State Smeal College of Business should watch their mail for an invitation to join Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society that recognizes business excellence

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Rippey promoted to managing director of Smeal Career and Corporate Connections

October 27, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Ashley Rippey as managing director of its Career and Corporate Connections Office.

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Smeal’s Garber Venture Capital Fund poised to enter new stage

October 23, 2015


The Garber Venture Capital Fund at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, which provides MBA students with the opportunity to evaluate business opportunities and issue funding, is on the precipice of several dynamic changes.

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Four Smeal grads in 2015 class of Penn State Alumni Fellows

October 22, 2015


Four Penn State Smeal College of Business alumni were honored with Penn State Alumni Fellows awards Wednesday night for their outstanding professional accomplishments: Lisa Baird ’84, Mitchell D. Cohen ’81, Jerome S. Griffith ’79, and Steven K. Richards ‘84.

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Penn State Executive Programs receives Chief Learning Officer award

October 21, 2015


Penn State Executive Programs, part of the Smeal College of Business, has won Chief Learning Officer magazine's highest award for its work with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).

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Webinar will feature Smeal grad who is involved with efforts to normalize U.S. trade relations with Cuba

October 16, 2015


Penn State Smeal College of Business accounting grad Bill Lane ’75, senior director of global government and corporate affairs for Caterpillar, has been involved with efforts to have the United States normalize trade relations with Cuba. He will talk about those efforts in a webinar.

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Nestlé marketing chief discusses challenges of marketing in digital age

October 15, 2015


Tom Buday, senior vice president and head of marketing and consumer communication at Nestlé, recently spoke to a full audience in the Struthers Auditorium of the Business Building, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series.

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Cohen, Woertz among AACSB’s 100 Influential Leaders

October 13, 2015


Penn State Smeal College of Business alumni Mitch Cohen ’81 ACCTG and Patricia Woertz ’74 ACCTG have been selected for The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) inaugural group of 100 Influential Leaders.

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Study reveals systemic gender disparity in pay despite similar levels of performance

October 12, 2015


A paper recently co-authored by Aparna Joshi of the Penn State Smeal College of Business reveals that women received smaller raises than men even when evaluations show comparable levels of performance.

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Smeal Net Impact undergraduate chapter celebrates Sustainability National Championship

October 9, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Net Impact undergraduate chapter recently celebrated being named Undergraduate Chapter of the Year (2014-15 National Champion).

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Bloomberg, GE join Smeal’s Corporate Associates Program

October 8, 2015


Bloomberg and GE are the newest members of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Associates Program, joining 26 existing Corporate Associates as well as Corporate Partner Kohl’s Department Stores.

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Smeal’s Tsai co-authors paper evaluating career prospects of NFL coaches

September 29, 2015


A paper recently co-authored by Wenpin Tsai, the John Arnold Professor of Management at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, evaluates the career prospects of NFL coaches.

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Penn State ranks 20th on list of alums in asset management

September 28, 2015


Penn State ranks 20th among all schools in a list of alums who work in asset management on Wall Street, according to eVestment data provided to CNBC.

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Executive Insights: Nestlé head of marketing Tom Buday to speak at Smeal leadership lecture series

September 24, 2015


Tom Buday ’80 MKTG, senior vice president and head of marketing and consumer communication at Nestlé, will deliver a presentation titled “Timeless Fundamentals, New Realities” on Oct. 2 at the Penn State Smeal College of Business. His visit is part of the college’s Executive Insights speaker series.

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Smeal’s student-managed investment fund celebrates 10 years of trading

September 21, 2015


For more than a decade now, select Penn State Smeal College of Business students have been losing sleep and managing millions of dollars from real investors. Many of those students—now alumni—returned to campus on Sept. 19 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of their defining college experiences: the Nittany Lion Fund.

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Nittany Lion Fund graduates share their favorite Woolridgeisms

September 21, 2015


Graduates of Smeal's student-managed investment fund, the Nittany Lion Fund, share their favorite sayings from the man who has been in charge from the start — finance professor J. Randall Woolridge.

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Study finds that using ‘fitness’ labels on foods may cause consumers to eat more, exercise less

September 14, 2015


People who are dieting or who try to balance exercise and healthy eating often seek out food that is thought to fit into their regimen. However, a study co-authored by Hans Baumgartner of the Penn State Smeal College of Business found that “fitness branding” can encourage people who are concerned about their weight to eat more and exercise less.

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