Smeal College Chair Of Marketing Serves As Sole U.S. Participant At Expert Panel On Promotion Of Foods To Children
Marvin Goldberg, the Irving and Irene Bard Professor of Marketing and chair of the Department of Marketing at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, was the sole representative from the United States at a recent expert panel convened in the United Kingdom to discuss research on the promotion of foods to children.
The Association for Educated Banking (AEB), an undergraduate student organization at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, is launching a hands-on research and planning project with Nittany Bank to lay the groundwork for installation of a new automated teller machine in the State College area.
The escalating cost of health-care benefits for both businesses and employees is the topic of the next edition of "About Business," a monthly call-in show hosted by Judy Olian, dean of Penn State's Smeal College of Business.
Three undergraduate students at Penn State's Smeal College of Business leveraged their entrepreneurial spirit and founded their own Internet company in spring of 2002 with the hope of providing State College residents and visitors with an easier way to order delivery and take-out food. After nearly two years of operation, Smeal seniors Justin Goldman, Christopher Jeffery, and Jason Kwicien are now making plans to expand LionMenus.com, an online restaurant menu guide.
We all do things that, in hindsight, we wish we hadn't. Fortunately, most of us can avoid the public glare. However, some illustrious business executives do not benefit from that cover, and their goofs are headlines. Here is a sample of the 'doozies' for 2003:
Penn State's Smeal College of Business is home to two of the top 50 leadership coaches in the world. Fariborz Ghadar, director of the college's Center for Global Business Studies, and Albert Vicere, executive education professor of strategic leadership, are featured in the new book from Linkage Press entitled "Profiles in Coaching: The 2004 Handbook of Best Practices in Leadership Coaching."
The numerous programs, initiatives, and contacts that contribute to entrepreneurship at Penn State have been united within a new Web site: www.entrepreneurship.psu.edu . Created by the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Smeal College of Business, the new site is designed to serve as a comprehensive tool for students, corporations, entrepreneurs, faculty members, and others seeking ways to leverage the vast entrepreneurship resources available across the University community.
Separation between state and religion used to extend to the workplace. No more. There is increasing expression of religion, or more precisely, spirituality, in today's places of work.
A case pitting IBM against employees is making waves in corporate America as it weaves through the California court system. The IBMers claim the company made them sick.
A recent study by the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute (PTI) challenges the official claims that expanding the Great Lakes navigation system and St. Lawrence Seaway will rejuvenate the regional economy. The report—coauthored by Evelyn Thomchick and John Spychalski of Penn State's Smeal College of Business and Gary Gittings of the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute—questions U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' assertions that navigation system expansion will ever attract large-volume container service.
According to a 2003 report from the Aspen Institute, MBA students across the country are seeking enhanced content on corporate social responsibility from their business schools. At Penn State's Smeal College of Business, the launch of a new student-run organization—Penn State Net Impact—is helping MBAs confront the social and environmental ramifications of business decisions.
Four undergraduate students from Penn State's Smeal College of Business recently attended 2003 McCombs Student Empowerment Conference at the University of Texas at Austin, affording them the opportunity to network with corporate leaders, discuss contemporary business issues, and offer presentations on the Smeal undergraduate program.