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Penn State Smeal welcomes 16 new faculty members

August 15, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business welcomes 16 new members to its faculty this academic year.

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Marines benefit from partnership with Penn State Smeal, World Campus

August 10, 2017


U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Matt Hakola and Maj. Adam Chu will graduate on Saturday with a master of professional studies in supply chain management after completing their degrees through a special partnership between the Marines, Penn State World Campus, and the Smeal College of Business.

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Smeal's BOSS program ensures diverse students can find a place at Penn State

August 7, 2017


Assistant Dean for Diversity Enhancement Programs Jamie Campbell explains how BOSS helps ensure diverse students can find a home at Penn State and in the Smeal College of Business.

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Penn State Smeal’s BOSS program celebrates 10 years

August 7, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business BOSS (Business Opportunities Summer Session) program celebrated its 10th anniversary this summer. The program, which is facilitated by the Office of Diversity Enhancement Programs, offers high school students, often from underrepresented populations, who are interested in a business degree a chance to see what college like is like here at Penn State.

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Penn State Smeal hosts, Cameron co-leads new Online MBA Consortium

August 4, 2017


Brian Cameron, associate dean for Professional Graduate Programs at Smeal, and colleagues from the college recently hosted a two-day meeting of the Online MBA Consortium (OMC), which comprises the top 10 online MBA programs in the country.

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Preciado brings lessons learned during fellowship to new role as Penn State Smeal associate dean of undergraduate education

July 27, 2017


Felisa Preciado, the new associate dean of undergraduate education for the Smeal College of Business, said she is using lessons learned during her year as a Penn State Administrative Fellow under the mentorship of Madlyn Hanes, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor.

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Penn State Smeal’s Gray receives IACM Lifetime Achievement Award

July 26, 2017


The International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) recently presented Barbara Gray, professor emerita of organizational behavior in the Penn State Smeal College of Business and Penn State Executive Programs faculty fellow emerita, with its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Hammond brings industry, academic expertise to Penn State Smeal marketing analytics graduate certificate

July 17, 2017


Chelsea Hammond, who combines 10 years of industry experience with a Ph.D. in communication science, heads Smeal's new Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics and will teach the first of the program's four courses.

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Penn State Smeal Board of Visitors member Martha Jordan named Penn State Distinguished Alumna

July 14, 2017


Penn State has named Smeal grad Martha B. Jordan a 2017 Distinguished Alumna for her service and giving in support of the University. Jordan is the current chair of the Penn State Advisory Council on Philanthropy, which has led Penn State’s effort to launch a new University-wide fundraising campaign, "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence."

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Penn State Smeal’s Wehr selected for prestigious Masie 30 Under 30 program

July 13, 2017


Katrina Wehr, an instructional designer in the Penn State Smeal College of Business eLearning Design and Innovation Group (eLDIG), has been selected to participate in the Elliott Masie 30 Under 30 Learning 2017 Program, a prestigious honor within the learning community.

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Jeff Sharp transitions to associate dean of international programs at Penn State Smeal

July 12, 2017


Jeff Sharp, a member of the Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty for more than 25 years, is transitioning to a new role within the college. Sharp has been appointed associate dean for international programs after having served as associate dean for undergraduate education for nearly five years.

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Penn State Smeal names Sustainability Leadership Award in honor of inaugural winner, Gerald Susman

July 5, 2017


Gerald Susman, Klein Professor Emeritus of Management, director emeritus of the Center for Management of Technological and Organizational Change, and director emeritus of the Sustainability Council, has long spearheaded Smeal's sustainability efforts. Smeal has chosen to honor his legacy and present him with the inaugural Susman Sustainability Leadership Award.

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Eight Penn State Smeal Ph.D. grads to begin academic careers at Carnegie Research Institutions

June 29, 2017


Continuing the tradition of success in the Penn State Smeal College of Business Ph.D. Program, eight of the 13 2017 Smeal Ph.D. graduates have secured positions at universities with high or very high research missions, as defined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

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Penn State Smeal launches new certificate in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship

June 27, 2017


Penn State is accepting applications for its new graduate certificate in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship, which is being offered online through Penn State World Campus by the internationally ranked Smeal College of Business. The certificate consists of 12 credits.

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For Penn State Smeal’s Winterich, research is around every corner

June 26, 2017


Penn State Smeal College of Business Associate Professor of Marketing Karen Winterich says where most people see conversation starters and curiosities, she sees potential research studies. Considering Winterich is also a Frank and Mary Smeal Research Fellow, that shouldn’t come as a surprise.

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Penn State Smeal’s Lilien receives prestigious Buck Weaver Award

June 20, 2017


Gary L. Lilien, distinguished research professor of management science and the research director of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM) at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Buck Weaver Award, presented by the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science (ISMS).

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Penn State Smeal research helps assess humanitarian response capacity in natural disasters

June 7, 2017


Immediately following a natural disaster that outpaces a community’s ability to respond, various outside organizations rush to provide life-saving commodities to meet health, water, food, shelter or other needs. That response is expedited by inventory prepositioned independently by governmental and non-governmental organizations. Research co-authored by Jason Acimovic, assistant professor of supply chain and information systems at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, would help these disparate organizations better coordinate and locate stockpiles while at the same time saving as much as 20 percent of current costs.

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Eight Penn State Smeal faculty members earn promotions

May 30, 2017


Eight members of the Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty, which ranks among the best in the world in research productivity, have received promotions.

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Six Penn State Smeal students pass five actuarial exams

May 22, 2017


Six graduating seniors in the Penn State Smeal College of Business class of 2017 each passed five of the necessary exams toward their actuarial science accreditation — a rare distinction, according to Ron Gebhardtsbauer, clinical associate professor of actuarial science and head of Smeal’s Actuarial Science Program.

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Differences in levels of trust and power can affect buyer-supplier performance

May 19, 2017


Mutual trust does not appear on the ledger sheets of buyers and suppliers, but a researcher from the Penn State Smeal College of Business suggests that levels of trust between companies may be an important influence on how they operate and perform.

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Torabi to Penn State Smeal graduates: Seek fulfillment for life

May 17, 2017


Farnoosh Torabi, a financial expert, bestselling author, speaker, and host delivered the 2017 Penn State Smeal College of Business commencement address. Torabi is a 2002 Smeal finance graduate who was a Schreyer Scholar. In the 15 years since she graduated, Torabi has created a name for herself in a number of areas.

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Penn State Smeal Mentoring Program provides students with window to real world

May 16, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Mentoring Program offers students the opportunity to explore topics such as academic majors, internships, career planning, college-to-career transition, and leadership development with an alumni mentor. Mentors can share their perspectives and experiences from the business environment, assist students with activities like resume reviews and mock interviews or discuss the pros and cons of important decisions.

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New Penn State Smeal online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Accounting begins with focus on language of business

May 15, 2017


For Barbara Yener, director of the new Penn State Smeal College of Business online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Accounting, the first class in the program is akin to a course on language. Financial Accounting (MBADM 811), which begins in August, teaches students the language of business, Yener said.

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Merck joins Penn State Smeal Corporate Partner Program

May 11, 2017


Merck, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, is the newest Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Partner. The company joins 28 existing Corporate Partners.

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Two Smeal students selected for Penn State Presidential Leadership Academy

May 10, 2017


Two 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. Ryan Christenson from Needham Heights, Massachusetts, and Tara Hally from Fairfax Station, Virginia, were selected for the three-year program and are part of the 30-member class of 2017.

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Burlingame, Calderaro earn top MIT Supply Chain Excellence Awards

May 9, 2017


Karen Burlingame and Alexandra Calderaro, both graduating seniors in the Penn State Smeal College of Business Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS) major, have earned first place in the Supply Chain Excellence Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Nick Artman, Lauren Fellin, and Sarah Miller, all graduating seniors from Smeal’s supply chain program, were runners-up.

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New Penn State Smeal Finance Advisory Board to hold inaugural meeting in New York City

May 8, 2017


The Penn State Smeal Department of Finance identified the formation of a formal advisory board in developing its strategic plan. That goal will be met Tuesday when the inaugural meeting of the Smeal Finance Advisory Board is held in New York City.

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Cohen named spring 2017 Penn State Smeal student marshal

May 5, 2017


Smeal has named Alexandra Cohen—graduating with a 4.0 GPA in finance—as the student marshal for spring 2017. She will lead the college’s procession of 1,554 graduates during the Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Ceremony on Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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Penn State Smeal students employ supply chain skills to rise up against hunger

May 4, 2017


More than 100 Penn State Smeal College of Business students banded together recently to use the skills they’ve acquired from the college’s top-ranked Supply Chain and Information Systems program to help fight world hunger.

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Penn State Smeal to graduate nearly 1,600 this weekend

May 3, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business will mark a time of transition this weekend as 1,554 students will graduate and bid farewell to Penn State.

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