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Smeal Alumni in Profile: MS&IS Alumna's Business Fosters Women's Health, Wellness

May 2, 2013


Alumna Shubha N. Janardhan graduated from the Penn State Smeal College of Business in 2004 with a degree in management science and information systems with a specialization in health care. She’s now using her experience to run her family’s company, Haselfre, including a new initiative that provides wholesome care to women in different stages of motherhood.

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Smeal Marketing Professor Arvind Rangaswamy to be Named DMEF Clarke Outstanding Educator

May 1, 2013


Arvind Rangaswamy, the Jonas H. Anchel Professor of Marketing at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, will receive the Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Educator Award from the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF).

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Smeal Senior Awards Granted to Thirteen Graduating Students

May 1, 2013


Several awards are presented to graduating seniors in the Penn State Smeal College of Business each spring, honoring their academic success, community and college involvement, leadership, and character.

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Women in Business Learn About MBA Life at 'Careers and Cupcakes' Event

April 29, 2013


On Tuesday, April 9, the Women in Business (WIB) student organization and MBA Women International (WMBA) partnered for a Careers and Cupcakes event to showcase various opportunities for Smeal students after graduation.

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One Heart Fundraising and Awareness Events Mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 29, 2013


Penn State’s One Heart Campaign, a 12-person committee made up of students in the Smeal College of Business, focused on several initiatives to raise awareness and support for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) in April to mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Supply Chain Management Association and Chevron Host Smeal MBA Case Competition

April 26, 2013


Last month, the Penn State Smeal College of Business Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA), with sponsorship from Chevron, hosted its third annual Chevron Supply Chain Case Competition.

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Commencements, Receptions Set for Class of 2013

April 26, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has a slate of festivities scheduled to celebrate the spring 2013 commencement.

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Advanced Manufacturing Forum Focuses on Lean Manufacturing and Sustainability Issues

April 23, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Center for the Management of Technological and Organizational Change (CMTOC) held its biannual Advanced Manufacturing Forum on April 4-5 at the Toftrees Golf Resort and Conference Center in State College, Pa.

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Real Estate Students Place Highly at National Case Competition

April 23, 2013


A Penn State Smeal College of Business student team earned third place in the Villanova Real Estate Challenge, a national real estate development case competition for undergraduate students. The competition was held earlier this month at Villanova University in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Smeal Student Represents Penn State at Deloitte International Student Business Forum in Bangkok

April 23, 2013


Penn State Smeal College of Business student Katie Hartman, a junior in the Integrated Master of Accounting Program, spent three days in Bangkok, Thailand, last month as the Penn State representative at the Deloitte International Student Business Forum.

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Accounting Students Compete at Deloitte National Trueblood Case Competition

April 22, 2013


A team of Penn State Smeal College of Business Accounting students placed third in the Deloitte National Trueblood Case Competition, held on April 6 at the Deloitte University facility in Westlake, Tex.

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Penn State Smeal MBA Students Reflect on Global Immersion Trip to Johannesburg

April 19, 2013


As part of the Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program’s global immersion experience, 26 students spent one week in Johannesburg, South Africa, earlier this semester to experience the business climate and culture.

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Samsung's Tim Baxter on Marketing and the Consumer Electronics Industry

April 19, 2013


Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America, spoke to Penn State students on Friday, April 5, as part of the Smeal College of Business Executive Insights lecture series.

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Smeal Student Organizations Recognized by University

April 16, 2013


Several Penn State Smeal College of Business student organizations were recently recognized with awards from the Penn State Office of Student Activities.

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Join a Webinar with Dean Whiteman on April 25

April 16, 2013


Penn State Smeal College of Business alumni are invited to join Dean Charles Whiteman for a live webinar on Thursday, April 25, from noon-1 p.m. EST.

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Penn State Smeal MBA Team Wins Marketing Case Competition in Texas

April 16, 2013


A group of Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA students won first prize in the second annual Rice MBA Marketing Case Competition, held on April 6 in Houston, Tex.

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Supply Chain Leaders Forum Puts the Focus on Big Data

May 3, 2013


Last month, the Penn State Smeal College of Business’ Center for Supply Chain Research held its biannual Supply Chain Leaders Forum, an invitation-only discussion of the latest industry issues in supply chain management.

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Penn State Smeal MBA Students Top U.S. Schools at Logistics Case Competition

April 10, 2013


Last month, six students in the Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program traveled to the University of Arkansas to compete in the Sam M. Walton College of Business International Graduate Logistics Case Competition. The Smeal team topped their U.S. competitors and earned third place overall.

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Smeal Welcomes TerraCycle CEO as Keynote Speaker on April 18

April 10, 2013


Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle and author of "Revolution in a Bottle: How TerraCycle is Redefining Green Business," will be a featured speaker April 18 during Penn State’s Earth Days. TerraCycle collects trash and turns it into reusable items.

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Students Get a Glimpse of Wall Street Through Boot Camp Program

April 9, 2013


On Friday afternoons throughout the spring semester, more than 40 students fill the seats of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Rogers Family Trading Room for Wall Street Boot Camp—a rigorous program that prepares its participants for careers on Wall Street.

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Smeal Global Business Brigades Group Teaches Business Skills in Rural Panama

April 9, 2013


More than 40 Penn State Smeal College of Business students spent spring break applying their business skills on a service trip to a rural community in Panama.

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First-Year Student Named S.T.A.R.T. Diversity Essay Contest Winner

April 9, 2013


First-year Penn State Smeal College of Business student Adam Lewis won first place in the S.T.A.R.T. Diversity Award Essay Contest, presented last month at the 14th annual S.T.A.R.T. (Striving Toward Awareness and Respect for Tomorrow) Conference.

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Smeal Student Team Takes First Place at Stock Pitch Competition

April 5, 2013


A team of four Penn State Smeal College of Business students took first place at the Rutgers University Stock Pitch Competition, held on March 30 at the Rutgers New Brunswick campus.

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Penn State Professors Create Fund to Support Graduate Students

April 4, 2013


Penn State Professors Elizabeth J. Susman and Gerald I. Susman have created two new endowments to support graduate students in the College of Health and Human Development and the Smeal College of Business, their respective colleges.

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PSMA Named American Marketing Association Gold Collegiate Chapter

April 5, 2013


The Penn State Marketing Association (PSMA), a student group in the Smeal College of Business and an official collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA), took high honors at the AMA 35th Annual International Collegiate Conference, held March 21-23 in New Orleans, La.

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Farrell Center Helps Fund Student Trip to Interactive Festival

April 2, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business’ Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently helped support one student’s trip to this year’s South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSWi) in Austin, Tex.

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'One Hit Wonders' Take Top Honors at Kohl's-Sponsored Case Competition

April 1, 2013


More than 60 Penn State students competed in the annual Smeal Case Competition, held March 21-23 at the Atherton Hotel in State College, Pa. The Smeal College of Business competition is sponsored each year by Kohl’s, which provides a $5,000 reward to the winning team.

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Team Dynamics Should be Fluid, Say Researchers

March 28, 2013


Fluid expression of leadership and team organization can benefit firms by making more effective use of team members’ skills and enhancing creativity according to a paper on team dynamics co-authored by Stephen Humphrey, associate professor of management at the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Executive Insights: Samsung President Tim Baxter to Speak at Smeal Leadership Lecture Series

March 28, 2013


Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America, will share his perspectives on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business community on Friday, April 5, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series.

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Pink Zone Student Group, Initially a Sapphire Project, Goes University-Wide

March 27, 2013


The Pink Zone Student Group, along with partners Relay for Life of Penn State and Zeta Tau Alpha, hosted the second annual Mr. Think Pink pageant earlier this month, raising more than $1,000 dollars for the Pennsylvania Pink Zone, Susan G. Komen, and Relay for Life.

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