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Smeal College Celebrates Philanthropy

April 15, 2014

Alumni and friends of the Penn State Smeal College of Business gathered at the Business Building on April 11 to celebrate the impact of philanthropy on students and faculty. The college’s annual Leaders Celebration acknowledges the outstanding generosity of donors who provide student scholarships, enhance physical resources and technology, support faculty research, and more.

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Smeal Undergraduate Net Impact Chapter and Honors Society Beta Alpha Psi Partner with KPMG to Fight Illiteracy

April 14, 2014

Earlier this semester, the Penn State Smeal College of Business Net Impact Undergraduate Chapter partnered with KPMG, Accounting and Finance honors society Beta Alpha Psi, and First Book for a corporate social responsibility event providing 200 children at Penns Valley Elementary School in Spring Mills, Pa., with books and a day of literacy activities.

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Smeal College of Business Mourns Alumnus, Philanthropist John Garber

April 11, 2014

John D. Garber ’40 passed away last month in Palm Desert, Calif. He and his wife, Bette, were significant contributors to the Penn State Smeal College of Business, establishing the John and Bette Garber Venture Capital Center for Penn State Smeal MBA students in 1999.

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Students Organize, Manage Major Women's Conference on Campus

April 10, 2014

The annual Powerful Women Paving the Way conference—last year’s Penn State Outstanding Program of the Year—is well-attended by both women students and professionals. But what many people don’t know is that it is student-run and organized.

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Three Smeal Accounting Alumni Recognized for Outstanding CPA Exam Performance

April 9, 2014

Penn State Smeal College of Business alumni Cody Domasky, Nick Hertel, and Stefan Richter have earned 2013 Elijah Watt Sells Awards from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), recognizing outstanding performance on the Certified Public Accountant exam.

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'Donuts and Dilemmas' Provides Students Opportunity to Discuss Workplace Ethics

April 8, 2014

A group of about 25 undergraduate students gathered with two Deloitte representatives last month for the inaugural ‘Donuts and Dilemmas’ event, a new initiative spearheaded by Honor and Integrity Director Jennifer Eury. The Donuts and Dilemmas series aims to provide students an opportunity to engage in an open discussion about ethical dilemmas in the professional workplace.

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Penn State Smeal MBA Students Get First-Hand Look at Growing Industry in Lima, Peru

April 3, 2014

As part of the Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program’s global immersion experience, 22 students spent one week in Lima, Peru, at the beginning of March to experience the business climate and culture.

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Reeves Family Gift Provides Student, Faculty Support to Department of Accounting

April 3, 2014

With a commitment of $634,000 to the Smeal College of Business, Penn State alumni Steve and Lyn Reeves of Baltimore, Md., will establish the Reeves Family Early Career Professorship and the Reeves Family Student Success Fund, both to benefit Smeal’s Department of Accounting.

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Hybrid Delivery of Accounting Course Enhances Student Mastery, According to Professor

April 2, 2014

The Penn State Smeal College of Business course Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (Accounting 211) has a reputation for rigor. Ken Pasch, instructor in accounting and management, has leveraged technology to help reinforce lessons and provide students with opportunities for practice and extra credit.

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Q&A with Smeal Executive MBA Managing Director Kara Keenan

April 1, 2014

Kara Keenan began her role as managing director of the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program in January. Here, she talks about her new role and the advantages of the Smeal EMBA Program, a 21-month program that takes place on alternating weekends in Philadelphia.

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Faculty, Staff, Alumni Encouraged to Register for Powerful Women Paving the Way

March 31, 2014

Join fellow professionals, Penn State students, and several high-profile keynote speakers for the 2014 Powerful Women Paving the Way conference, a two-day celebration of women in business featuring networking opportunities and breakout sessions.

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Green Marketing: How Do Consumers Decide to Buy Sustainable Products?

March 31, 2014

How do consumers decide when faced with the option of buying a traditional product or a competing product that is marketed as “green?” Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty member Karen Winterich and her colleagues set out to develop a scale of “green consumption values” to help predict which consumers will prefer to purchase environmentally friendly products.

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Smeal Research Lab Facilitates Faculty Research in Decision-Making

March 31, 2014

Insurance research focuses heavily on risk, particularly on the choices people make and why. So when Lisa Posey, associate professor of business administration at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, wanted to investigate risk and its relationship to certain genetic markers in the brain, she came to the college’s Laboratory for Economics, Management, and Auctions (LEMA).

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Alumni and Students Honored for Contributions at 2014 Smeal Alumni Society Board Awards Dinner

March 29, 2014

The Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Society Board honored six alumni and two students at yesterday’s Alumni Society Board awards banquet. The awards recognize students and alumni for their extraordinary commitment to diversity and the mission of the college.

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Master of Accounting Program Student Hones Professional Skills on Spring Semester Internship

March 26, 2014

Penn State Smeal College of Business One-Year Master of Accounting student Julie Litz is gaining real-world client experience this semester as an audit intern with Cherry Bekaert LLP, one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the country.

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Nestlé Waters Former CEO and Chairman, Sustainability Advocate Kim Jeffery to Speak at Smeal Leadership Lecture Series

March 25, 2014

Former CEO and chairman of Nestlé Waters North America Inc. Kim Jeffery will share his perspectives on business, leadership, and sustainability with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, April 4, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series.

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Solving Industry Challenges an Important Goal for Supply Chain Ph.D. Alumni

March 25, 2014

Penn State Smeal College of Business Ph.D. Program alumni James Abbey ‘13g and Kaitlin Wowak ’12g are using their supply chain management expertise to improve supply chain practice in industry through research and teaching.

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Analytics, Transportation Logistics the Topics of New Executive Education Offerings at Penn State

March 20, 2014

Registration is open for two new executive education programs in supply chain management through Penn State Executive Programs. Both programs, covering topics related to business analytics, transportation, and logistics, are slated for the first week of June at Penn State’s University Park campus.

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Fostering an Ethical Culture: Q&A with Honor and Integrity Director Jennifer Eury

March 20, 2014

Jennifer Eury discusses her new role as the director of honor and integrity at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, including her vision, strategic priorities, and how she interacts with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and corporate representatives.

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APEX Program Projects Mark Final Semester for Penn State Smeal MBA Students

March 18, 2014

As part of their final semester of coursework in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, MBA students are applying all their recently acquired knowledge to real-world business projects through the Applied Professional Experience Program (APEX).

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Diversity Conference to Feature Speakers from EY, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

March 17, 2014

Students, faculty, and staff from across Penn State are invited to register for the Smeal College of Business S.T.A.R.T. Conference, a one-day event focused on business initiatives in diversity. The event is slated for Mar. 28 at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus.

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MBA Case Competition and Round Table Focus on Supply Chain

March 14, 2014

On February 20-21, the Penn State Smeal MBA Program hosted the second and final round of the Deloitte Supply Chain MBA Challenge—a case competition sponsored by Deloitte Consulting LLP. After the awards presentation, faculty members from the participating schools and Deloitte Consulting leaders participated in a round table discussion on the future of supply chain education.

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Customer Experience the Topic of Recent B2B Marketing-Focused Meeting

March 12, 2014

Key themes that emerged from the Institute for the Study of Business Markets’ (ISBM) recent winter meeting included managing customer experience and the importance of pricing, according to Ralph Oliva. Oliva serves as executive director of the ISBM, a research center in the Penn State Smeal College of Business focused on the practice of business-to-business marketing.

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Gioia Encourages Students to Consider Ethical Dimensions of Business

March 10, 2014

Dennis Gioia, the Robert and Judith Klein Professor of Management and chair of the Department of Management and Organization at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, visited with a class of undergraduates last month to discuss an ethical challenge that helped shape his career and the American auto industry.

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Summer Internship Turned into Winter Olympics Stint for Penn State Smeal MBA Student

March 7, 2014

While many Americans watched the 2014 Winter Olympics on television, Penn State Smeal MBA student Jason Ganter was working behind the scenes in Sochi, Russia, in the NBC wing of the International Broadcast Center.

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