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Dick’s Sporting Goods executive VP, COO/CFO discusses priorities, leadership, sustainability

April 16, 2015


Andre Hawaux, executive vice president, chief operating officer, chief financial officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods, spoke to a nearly full audience in the Struthers Auditorium of the Business Building on Friday as part of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Executive Insights series.

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Inaugural Center for Supply Chain Research Corporate Advisory Board announced

April 15, 2015


Steve Tracey, executive director of the Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR) in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has announced the formation of the center’s inaugural Corporate Advisory Board.

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Executive Insights: ADM Chairman Patricia Woertz to speak at Smeal leadership lecture series

April 13, 2015


Patricia A. Woertz ’74 ACCTG, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) will deliver a presentation titled “The Emerging Middle Class—Threat or Opportunity” on April 24 at the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Her visit is part of the college’s Executive Insights speaker series.

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Penn State Smeal EMBA helps Pagano reach professional goals

April 7, 2015


A Penn State Smeal Executive MBA helped Tony Pagano navigate a professional and personal crossroads and reach his goals.

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Smeal MBA student wins 7th Penn State Idea Pitch Competition

April 3, 2015


A second-year MBA student at the Penn State Smeal College of Business and self-described serial entrepreneur won the 7th Penn State Idea Pitch Competition on March 27.

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Alumni, staff, faculty encouraged to register for Powerful Women Paving the Way

April 3, 2015


The 2015 Powerful Women Paving the Way conference, hosted by the Penn State Smeal College of Business and its student-run Women in Business organization, provides an opportunity to join fellow professionals, students, and high-profile keynote speakers in a celebration of women in business.

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Accounting graduate recognized with Alumni Achievement Award

April 1, 2015


The Penn State Alumni Association honored Smeal College of Business alumnus Ryan Healy ’06 ACCTG, along with 11 other Penn State alumni, with an Alumni Achievement Award on Friday.

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Software Advice ranks Smeal supply chain technology undergraduate education No. 1

March 30, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has earned the No. 1 rank in undergraduate supply chain technology education and the No. 4 spot in graduate education, according to Software Advice, a subsidiary of IT research and advisory firm Gartner.

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Lord Michael Hastings talk highlights inaugural Smeal Corporate Citizenship Conference

March 25, 2015


More than 1,800 Penn State Smeal College of Business students flooded the atrium and classrooms of the Business Building on Tuesday night as part of the inaugural Smeal Corporate Citizenship Conference.

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Penn State Smeal, World Campus offer new Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

March 25, 2015


Business professionals interested in enhancing their data analysis skills can now apply for fall 2015 enrollment in a new nine-credit online graduate certificate program offered by the Penn State Smeal College of Business in partnership with Penn State World Campus.

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Executive Insights: Dick’s Executive VP, COO/CFO André J. Hawaux to speak in April

March 19, 2015


André J. Hawaux , executive vice president, chief operating officer/chief financial officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods, will share his perspectives on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, April 10. His visit is the second in a series of three Executive Insights sessions this semester.

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Women of Smeal coordinate series of events to mark International Women's Day

March 9, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has coordinated a series of events over two weeks to help celebrate International Women’s Day, recognized by Penn State this year on March 25. International Women’s Day celebrates economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future.

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Lavin named executive director of Institute for the Study of Business Markets.

March 4, 2015


The Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM), which connects academic research with business-to-business marketing practitioners around the globe, has announced the appointment of Suzanne Lavin as its executive director. She replaces Ralph Oliva, who will step down on April 6 after nearly 20 years as executive director.

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Smeal MBA students about to embark on global immersion trips

February 27, 2015


Awareness of international business practices and diverse cultures is an integral part of life as a Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA student. The annual Smeal MBA Global Immersion experience, planned for March 2-6, provides a weeklong opportunity for first-year students in the program to strengthen and deepen their international perspectives.

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Military personnel transition easily to Smeal MBA program

February 24, 2015


Military personnel have traditionally found a welcoming home in the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.

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Smeal junior named IES Abroad Ambassador of the Month

February 24, 2015


A Penn State Smeal College of Business finance major’s fondness for and dedication to studying abroad has been rewarded. Junior Sondra Goldschmidt, who is minoring in Italian and theater, has been named the IES Abroad Ambassador of the Month for January.

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Smeal Executive MBA Program to host Women’s Leadership Forum

February 19, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia will host its third Women’s Leadership Forum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, at the ACE Conference Center in Lafayette Hill, Pa.

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PwC vice chairman discusses new book during visit to Smeal

February 19, 2015


Mitch Cohen ’81 ACCTG, vice chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC (PwC), said during a one-on-one interview that research for his recently released book changed his outlook on individuals and opportunities.

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Five new supply chain offerings on Penn State Executive Programs spring/summer portfolio of offerings

February 13, 2015


Penn State Executive Programs, part of the Smeal College of Business, has introduced five new supply chain open-enrollment programs among its spring and early summer offerings. Registration for all programs is now open.

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McGladrey joins Smeal’s Corporate Associates Program

February 4, 2015


McGladrey LLP, the nation’s fifth largest accounting firm, is the newest Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Associates member. The firm joins 24 existing Corporate Associates as well as Corporate Partner Kohl’s Department Stores.

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Three Department of Marketing faculty ranked highly for research productivity

February 4, 2015


In two lists released by the American Marketing Association’s (AMA) special interest group for doctoral students, DocSIG, three faculty members in the Department of Marketing in Penn State’s Smeal College of Business are highly ranked in research productivity.

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Series of student career events planned for Smeal

February 2, 2015


Penn State Smeal College of Business students will have ample opportunities to connect with potential employers starting today in a series of targeted career fairs, including the Supply Chain Career Fair, International Student Career Expo, Corporate Associate Spring Career Fair, Spring Career Days, and more.

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Smeal Alumni Society Board unveils 2015 award winners

February 2, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Society Board has announced its 2015 Alumni Society Board award winners. Six alumni and two students will be recognized on March 20 at the 2015 Awards Program and Hammond Society Recognition Dinner.

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Three Smeal alumni among six Penn Staters on list of under-30 supply chain stars

February 2, 2015


Six Penn State graduates, including three from the Smeal College of Business, were recently named to the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars list, as compiled by ThomasNet, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), and Inbound Logistics magazine.

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Poster session highlights latest evolution in GE-funded natural gas initiative

January 26, 2015


A group of GE executives from around the country converged on campus recently to meet with representatives from the Smeal College of Business and three other Penn State colleges as part of the continuing evolution of the Center for Collaborative Research on Intelligent Natural Gas Supply Systems (CCRINGSS).

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Loss aversion drives consumers to purchase high-priced extended warranties

January 23, 2015


Pranav Jindal, assistant professor of marketing at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has published a research paper that examines why consumers purchase extended warranties.

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Smeal using assessment to influence student leadership training

January 23, 2015


With ample evidence that employers seek students with effective leadership skills, the Office of Career and Corporate Connections at the Penn State Smeal College of Business is steadily expanding the use of the Korn/Ferry ProSpective Leadership Assessment to influence programming and increase undergraduate student marketability.

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Executive Insights: PwC Vice Chairman Mitch Cohen to Speak at Smeal Leadership Lecture Series

January 20, 2015


Mitch Cohen ’81 ACCTG, vice chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), will share his perspectives on business, leadership, and a book he recently co-authored, with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, Feb. 13.

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Smeal names Mooney director of eLDIG

January 9, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Matthew E. Mooney director of the college’s new eLearning Design and Innovation Group (eLDIG).

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New Smeal Major Aligns with ‘Culture of Entrepreneurship’ at Penn State

January 6, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business will add to its roster of majors for undergraduate students and expand its portfolio of entrepreneurship-related initiatives with the launch this semester of a new Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIENT) major.

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