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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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Career and Corporate Connections Office Reports Increase in Professional Development Activities, Events

July 31, 2014

The number of corporate events and information sessions for 2013-2014 more than doubled compared to the previous academic year, reports the Penn State Smeal College of Business Career and Corporate Connections office.

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Supply Chain's Preciado Honored for Teaching Excellence

July 29, 2014

Felisa Preciado, clinical associate professor of supply chain management, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Fred Brand Jr. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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Summer Business Program for High Schoolers Facilitates Diverse Penn State Network

July 28, 2014

The Business Opportunities Summer Session (BOSS) Program, facilitated by the Penn State Smeal College of Business’ Diversity Enhancement Programs, connects underrepresented high school students with current Penn Staters and alumni to provide an inside look at the business majors and beyond. Currently in its eighth year, the program is helping to create a powerful network as it continues to share the value of a Smeal education with a diverse population.

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Why Aren't Consumers Buying Remanufactured Products?

July 28, 2014

Firms looking to increase market share of remanufactured consumer products will have to overcome a big barrier to do so, according to a recent study from the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Findings from faculty members Meg Meloy and V. Daniel R. Guide, Jr., indicate that consumers perceive many categories of remanufactured products as dirty and disgusting.

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Penn State President Emeritus Rodney Erickson Joins Smeal Executive MBA Students in Celebration

July 25, 2014

About 30 students celebrated their completion of the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program last month in a pre-commencement ceremony held at the Business Building on Penn State’s University Park campus, with former University president Rodney Erickson delivering the commencement speech.

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Smeal's Multimedia Team Recognized for Providing Valuable Student Service

July 24, 2014

A group of Smeal College of Business staff members were recently recognized for their efforts to provide students with professional portraits for their LinkedIn profiles. The Penn State Information Technology Resource Responsibility award was granted to the Resource, Instruction, and Information Technology (RIIT) Group’s Multimedia Team.

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Company Looks to Penn State Smeal for Next Generation Supply Chain Talent

July 23, 2014

The Penn State Smeal College of Business is one of only two schools from which Burlington Stores, a national off-price retailer headquartered in New Jersey, actively recruits for its Supply Chain Leader Development Program. This leadership program for supply chain graduates is an 18-month program that introduces new graduates to the various roles and responsibilities of leadership at the company.

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Management and Organization's Gioia Reflects on GM Crisis

July 11, 2014

When GM began recalling vehicles in February because of an ignition-switch problem, the situation brought back early career memories for Denny Gioia. Currently, 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, Gioia once worked as recall coordinator for Ford Motor Company.

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