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Smeal Professor to Lead Communications Session for Women at Upcoming Global Supply Chain Conference

September 12, 2014

Duane “Andy” Gustafson, assistant professor of business administration in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, will lead a session on business communication for women at the annual Global Conference for Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). The conference will be held Sept. 21-24 in San Antonio, Texas.

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Penn State Executive Programs to Help Good Ideas Succeed through New Offering for Entrepreneurs

September 11, 2014

Launch Pad: Mastering the Essentials of Business Start-Up is a new Penn State Executive Programs offering set to provide participants with an understanding of the issues and demands facing entrepreneurs. Recommended for entrepreneurs with a current business idea, the program is slated to debut this November in the Philadelphia suburb of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania.

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Student Leverages Penn State Smeal MBA Program to Prepare for Business Internship, Career

September 10, 2014

Penn State Smeal MBA Program student Nahom Woldemariam spent this past summer as an intern for multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis in its strategic sourcing division. His responsibilities included examining spending across categories like print, travel, professional services, and more, looking for savings and efficiencies.

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Executive Insights: EY Chairman, CEO Set to Speak at Smeal Leadership Lecture Series

September 9, 2014

Mark Weinberger, global chairman and CEO of EY, will share his perspectives on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Tuesday, Sept. 23, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series.

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Ghadar Releases Second Edition of Book on Global Business Trends

September 8, 2014

Fariborz Ghadar, the William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies, and Planning, recently released a new edition of his Global Tectonics book, which includes a new chapter on robotics.

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Smeal College Fall Career Fairs to Kick Off Sept. 9

September 5, 2014

Penn State Smeal College of Business students will connect with potential employers starting on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in a series of targeted career fairs, including the Supply Chain Career Fair, the Corporate Associate Career Fair, and the Penn State Marketing Association (PSMA) Marketing Career Fair, and more.

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‘Donuts & Dilemmas’ Workplace Ethics Discussions to Kick Off with CohnReznick on Sept. 15

September 3, 2014

CohnReznick—a nationwide firm offering audit, accounting, and tax services, succession planning, and more—will kick off the fall 2014 Donuts and Dilemmas series on Monday, Sept. 15, at 9 a.m.

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Harrison to Lead Smeal's Sustainability Efforts

September 2, 2014

Terry Harrison, professor of supply chain and information systems and the Earl P. Strong Executive Education Professor in Business, has been appointed to lead the Penn State Smeal College of Business sustainability initiative. A strategic priority for the college, the initiative’s goal is to bring sustainability issues to the forefront across the areas of teaching, research, outreach, and operations.

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Smeal Community Invited to Sign Honor Code

August 29, 2014

The Penn State Smeal College of Business community will have an opportunity to sign the Smeal honor code throughout the second week of classes. Signing sessions will take place on Sept. 2-4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Atrium of the Business Building on the University Park campus.

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Smeal Student, Bitcoin Advocate Wins Trip to London Cryptocurrency Conference

August 27, 2014

Penn State Smeal College of Business student Patrick Cines will fly to London next month to attend the Inside Bitcoins: The Business of the Cryptocurrency World conference, thanks to a Twitter contest sponsored by CheapAir.com.

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Students Learn Real-World Supply Chain and Sustainability Skills in Italy

August 26, 2014

This summer 23 Penn State Smeal College of Business students spent six weeks in Florence, Italy, studying supply chain and management from an Italian perspective with Norm Aggon, assistant department chair and instructor in operations and supply chain management, and Ron Johnson, senior instructor in management and organization.

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Smeal Welcomes New Faculty Members

August 26, 2014

The Penn State Smeal College of Business welcomes more than 15 new members to its faculty this academic year.

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MBA Students in U.S., Canada Invited to Register for Sustainability Case Competition

August 22, 2014

MBA students from AACSB-accredited programs in the U.S. and Canada are invited to register for the inaugural Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Sustainability Case Competition. The competition, part of an initiative aimed at incorporating sustainability into the curriculum, will offer three top prizes that total $17,500.

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Dennis Sheehan Named Faculty Director for Penn State Smeal MBA, Executive MBA Programs

August 19, 2014

Dennis Sheehan, the Virginia and Louis Benzak Professor of Finance at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been named faculty director of both the Penn State Smeal MBA Program and the Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia.

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New Book Compiles Latest Legal Aspects of Business Sustainability

August 18, 2014

Smeal College of Business’ Dan Cahoy, professor of business law, along with colleague Jamison E. Colburn from Penn State Law, have co-edited a new book compiling the viewpoints of eight different scholars exploring the legal aspects of sustainability and its impact on business strategies. Law and the Transition to Business Sustainability was published in July, after a joint symposium held at Penn State Law School and the Smeal College of Business this fall.

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Penn State Smeal MBA Student Drills into Oil and Gas Industry with ExxonMobil Internship

August 18, 2014

Penn State Smeal MBA Program student Donald Roenigk is using his summer internship experience to shift gears from logistics officer in the United States Marine Corps to business professional in the oil and gas industry. He has spent the last two months conducting bidding analyses related to the drilling of exploratory wells on the Projects, Drilling, and Exploration team at ExxonMobil in Houston, Texas.

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Executive Education for Business Process Analysts, Enterprise Architects Now Available

August 15, 2014

A new offering from Penn State Executive Programs will help professionals enhance and integrate their business and information technology strategies. Business Architecture and Strategic Business Process Management (BPM) will debut on Oct. 14-15 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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New Position in Penn State Smeal MBA Program Bridges Gap Between Student Recruiting, Employer Relations

August 14, 2014

Brenda Fabian, assistant director of employer relations and recruiting, is the newest Penn State Smeal MBA Program staff member. Filling a new position for the college, she will be responsible for candidate recruiting as well as employer relationships.

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Gartner Ranks Smeal No. 1 in Supply Chain Undergraduate Education

August 14, 2014

Gartner, Inc., has again ranked the Penn State Smeal College of Business No. 1 in supply chain undergraduate education.

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Effective Corporate Governance Employs Multiple Strategies, Says Study

August 13, 2014

The most effective corporate governance occurs when a mix of complementary mechanisms that include CEO incentive alignment and both internal and external monitoring mechanisms are present, according to a new study from Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty member Vilmos Misangyi and his colleague from the Singapore Management University.

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New Executive Program for Hospitality Industry to Offer Latest in Digital Marketing Strategies

August 7, 2014

A new Penn State Executive Programs offering for executives in the hospitality industry will help participants understand how to use Big Data and employ digital marketing strategies to increase performance on many levels. The program, Big Digital Marketing for Hospitality, will run on Oct. 2-3 in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

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Five Long-Time Smeal Faculty Members Retire

August 6, 2014

The Penn State Smeal College of Business marks the retirements of five long-time faculty members in 2014: Edward Reutzel, Ralph Licastro, William “Skip” Grenoble, Mark Dirsmith, and Augustus Colangelo.

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Accounting Advisory Board Welcomes New Chair, Members

August 4, 2014

Penn State Smeal College of Business Accounting alumnus Pat Durbin ‘91 has been named chair of Smeal’s Accounting Advisory Board. The board meets twice each year to provide perspectives on the curriculum and other aspects of the Smeal experience that affect students’ career preparation.

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Smeal's Breon Lauded for Leadership in Organization for Business School Technology

August 1, 2014

Ginger Breon, assistant dean for administration and chief information officer for the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Krueger Award, which recognizes outstanding impact and leadership in the service of the Technology in Business Schools Roundtable (TBSr).

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Smeal Net Impact Undergraduate Chapter Earns Accolades from National Organization

July 31, 2014

The Penn State Smeal College of Business undergraduate student chapter of Net Impact, an organization dedicated to sustainability, recently earned the national Net Impact organization’s Small Steps, Big Wins Campus Challenge. In addition, the chapter was granted gold standing by the national organization and named one of the top three undergraduate chapters in the nation.

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