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Penn State Smeal faculty members earn promotions

May 26, 2016


Three members of the Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty, which ranks among the best in the world in research productivity, have received promotions that will take effect on July 1.

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Three Smeal Ph.D. grads to begin academic careers at Top 50 programs

May 25, 2016


Reputation, research, and range of subject matter initially drew Anywhere Sikochi, Tiffany Johnson and Walter D’Lima to the Penn State Smeal College of Business Ph.D. Program. Those factors helped the trio secure positions at three of the nation’s Top 50 programs in their fields.

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Five Smeal students selected for Penn State Presidential Leadership Academy

May 20, 2016


Five rising sophomores who intend to declare majors in the Penn State Smeal College of Business have been chosen for the Penn State Presidential Leadership Academy.

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Sredni to Penn State Smeal graduates: Choose to be happy

May 13, 2016


Salomon Sredni, the retired president and chief executive officer of TradeStation Group, Inc., delivered the 2016 Penn State Smeal College of Business commencement address on Sunday. Sredni is a 1987 Smeal accounting graduate and member of the college’s Board of Visitors.

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Still time to register for Penn State Smeal EMBA for a Day event

May 12, 2016


The Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia has planned a unique opportunity on May 21 for individuals thinking about pursuing a degree in 2016 — EMBA for a Day.

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New one-year Penn State Smeal masters program designed to enhance business acumen of STEM students

May 11, 2016


The Penn State Smeal College of Business will begin accepting applications this summer for fall 2017 enrollment in its new Master of Professional Studies in Management and Organizational Leadership, an accelerated master’s program designed primarily for recently graduated baccalaureate students from technical, non-business backgrounds.

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Penn State Smeal to graduate more than 1,600 this weekend

May 6, 2016


Saturday and Sunday will mark a time of transition at the Penn State Smeal College of Business as the college bids farewell to more than 1,600 graduating students.

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Waschenko named spring 2016 Penn State Smeal student marshal

May 6, 2016


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Emily Waschenko as the student marshal for spring 2016. She will lead the college’s procession of graduates during the Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Ceremony on Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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Penn State Smeal names spring 2016 Senior Award recipients

May 5, 2016


Each spring, the Penn State Smeal College of Business recognizes graduating seniors with five named awards. Seniors who are graduating in the spring, summer, or fall of the same year are eligible. Recipients will be recognized at commencement, receive a Nittany Lion statuette as well as a monetary award.

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Smeal’s Preciado named 2016-17 Administrative Fellow

May 3, 2016


Felisa Preciado, a clinical associate professor of supply chain management in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been named a Penn State Administrative Fellow for 2016-17.

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Smeal students part of winning team in inaugural Supply Chain Entrepreneurship Pitch Contest

May 2, 2016


Two Penn State Smeal College of Business undergraduate students were on the winning team for the inaugural Smeal Supply Chain Entrepreneurship Pitch Contest held in mid-April.

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Smeal’s Guay co-authors book on European Union competition policy

April 28, 2016


“European Competition Policy and Globalization,” a newly released book from Penn State Smeal College of Business Clinical Professor of International Business Terrence Guay and Chad Damro of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland explores competition policies of the European Union (EU) and the effects they have on the global political economy.

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Gilpatrick to receive 2016 Award for Administrative Excellence

April 27, 2016


Michael J. Gilpatrick, director of planning and institutional assessment in Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, has been honored with the 2016 Award for Administrative Excellence.

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Smeal MBA team takes second at Big 10+ Case Competition

April 26, 2016


A team of Penn State Smeal College of Business first-year MBA students took second place in the Big 10+ Case Competition in early April at Ohio State.

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Penn State Smeal’s DeSarbo named ASA Fellow

April 25, 2016


Wayne DeSarbo of the Penn State Smeal College of Business, Distinguished Smeal Chaired Professor of Marketing and executive director of the Center for Sports Business and Research, has been named a fellow of the American Statistical Association.

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Penn State Smeal to host unique business and climate change event

April 22, 2016


As part of ongoing efforts at the Penn State Smeal College of Business to explore issues of sustainability, the college will host “The Changing Climate of Business: Scientific and Market-Based Perspectives on Climate Change” at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Struthers Auditorium, 110 Business Building.

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Smeal team finishes second in Villanova Real Estate Challenge

April 20, 2016


Four Penn State Smeal College of Business undergraduate students banded together to finish second among 16 teams earlier this month at the 7th Annual Villanova Real Estate Challenge.

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Two Smeal students honored with Diversity Recognition Awards

April 18, 2016


Two Penn State Smeal College of Business undergraduate students received awards at the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) Senior Awards and Faculty/Staff Diversity Recognition Reception recently at the Hintz Family Alumni Center.

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Winners of inaugural Ethics in the Workplace Case Competition announced

April 15, 2016


More than 25 Penn State Smeal College of Business undergraduates recently confronted the business, ethical and social implications of unmanned aerial vehicles as part of the college’s first Ethics in the Workplace Case Competition.

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Smeal names new members to Board of Visitors

April 14, 2016


Dean Charles Whiteman and the Penn State Smeal College of Business have named three members to its Board of Visitors. New board members include Tom Buday, ’80, senior vice president and head of marketing and consumer communication at Nestlé; Kim Dixon, ’89, executive vice president and chief operating officer for FedEx Office and Print Services, Inc.; and Dave Marcinek, ’93, a partner with Goldman Sachs.

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Penn State Smeal Department of Management and Organization ranked highly for research productivity

April 11, 2016


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Department of Management and Organization is ranked No. 3 in the latest Texas A&M Management Faculty Productivity Rankings.

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BASF board chairman discusses sustainability, leadership, integrity at Penn State Smeal

April 8, 2016


Kurt Bock, chairman of the board of executive directors of BASF SE, discussed an array of business and leadership topics on Friday as part of his participation in the Penn State Smeal College of Business Executive Insights series.

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Executive Insights: BASF SE chairman to speak at Penn State Smeal leadership lecture series

March 29, 2016


Kurt Bock, chairman of the board of executive directors of BASF SE, will share his perspectives on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, April 8. His visit is part of Smeal’s Executive Insights series.

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Research reveals brand perceptions can make a difference in performance

March 23, 2016


While superior craftsmanship in a product can contribute to enhanced performance, a forthcoming paper co-authored by Lisa Bolton, professor of marketing and Frank and Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, reveals that merely believing a product to be better can also improve results.

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Arnold, Guttman discuss energy industry during Penn State Smeal Executive Insights visit

March 22, 2016


John M. Arnold, chairman, CEO, and owner of PPC Lubricants, Inc., and Alan R. Guttman, CEO of Guttman Energy, Inc., discussed the energy industry and their approaches to decision making and leadership as part of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Executive Insights session on Friday.

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Powerful Women Paving the Way to celebrate women in business

March 21, 2016


There’s still time to register for the 2016 Powerful Women Paving the Way conference, which is hosted by the Penn State Smeal College of Business and its student-run Women in Business organization.

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Penn State Smeal Alumni Society Board honors 2016 award winners

March 21, 2016


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Society Board has announced its 2016 Alumni Society Board award winners. Two students and six alumni were recognized on March 18 at the 2016 Awards Program and Hammond Society Recognition Dinner at the Penn Stater.

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Register now for Big Talk — The Stakeholder Value Chain

March 18, 2016


The interconnectedness of the stakeholder value chain is the focus of the next Big Talk event from the Institute for the Study of Business Markets on May 4-5 in Chicago. Event registration is now open.

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Winners of Penn State Smeal REIT Stock Pitch Competition Announced

March 17, 2016


Three undergraduates from the Penn State Smeal College of Business claimed the top prizes in the Second Annual Real Estate Trust Stock Pitch (REIT) Competition in early March.

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2016 Penn State Smeal Corporate Citizenship Conference planned for March 22

March 16, 2016


More than 1,500 students are expected to attend the 2016 Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Citizenship Conference from 6 to 9:30 p.m. March 22 in the Business Building.

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