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Greater Responsibility for Accountants After SEC v. Harrisburg

November 4, 2013


Government-employed accountants must exercise greater care in the wake of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proceeding against the city of Harrisburg, Pa., writes J. Edward Ketz, associate professor of accounting at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, in a forthcoming paper.

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Impact Smeal Day to Connect Alumni with Smeal Community, Provide Networking Opportunities

October 30, 2013


Penn State Smeal College of Business alumni are invited to a special Impact Smeal Day on Friday, Nov. 15, where they can connect with students, faculty, and each other through a full day of activities.

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Professional Development Opportunity for Women to be Hosted by Smeal Executive MBA Program

October 29, 2013


On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the Penn State Smeal College of Business Executive MBA Program will host its second Women’s Leadership Forum, a one-day professional development opportunity at the ACE Conference Center in Lafayette Hill, Pa., where EMBA Program classes take place. The event is open to Penn State Smeal EMBA alumni, current students, and women in their professional networks.

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MBA Students Attend Largest U.S. Career Fair, National Black MBA Association Conference

October 29, 2013


Last month, 34 Penn State Smeal MBA students attended the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) 35th Annual Conference and Exposition, which features the largest MBA career fair in the country.

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Does the Promise of Recognition Really Prompt Good Deeds?

October 25, 2013


Recognition might not be as important as previously thought in motivating people to perform good deeds, such as donating money or volunteering time to a philanthropic cause, shows recent research from authors at the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Five Smeal Alumni Honored as Alumni Fellows

October 25, 2013


Several Smeal College of Business alumni were honored with Penn State Alumni Fellow awards on Oct. 16 for their outstanding professional accomplishments: Anthony Buzzelli ’71, Jane A. Leipold ’82, ’88g, Matthew W. Schuyler ’87, Andrew M. Sieg ’89, and Simon Ziff ’87.

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Nittany Lion Fund Seniors All Set for Jobs Post-Graduation

October 24, 2013


Though it is early in the fall semester, all class of 2014 students involved in the Nittany Lion Fund have already accepted job offers, according to J. Randall Woolridge, professor of finance in the Penn State Smeal College of Business and president of the Nittany Lion Fund, LLC.

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Smeal College Board of Visitors Gathers for Fall Meeting

October 24, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors gathered for their fall meeting on Oct. 10-11.

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Research Examines Impact of Prestige on Corporate Board Dynamics

October 18, 2013


Adding prestige in the boardroom can come at a cost according to new research from authors at the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Ding's Latest Book Aims to Change Sustainability Dialogue by Adding Dose of Fairness

October 18, 2013


Instead of sustainability and social responsibility, companies should instead focus on fair development, according to Penn State Smeal College of Business Professor Min Ding, author of the recent book, The Bubble Theory.

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Join a Webinar with Dean Whiteman on Oct. 30

October 17, 2013


Alumni of the Penn State Smeal College of Business are invited to join Dean Charles Whiteman for a live webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from noon-1 p.m. EST.

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Acimovic's Doctoral Dissertation Wins Second Prestigious Award

October 16, 2013


Jason Acimovic, assistant professor of supply chain management in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has won the 2013 George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award for his doctoral dissertation.

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Concentration in Sustainability Announced for Penn State Smeal MBA Program

October 15, 2013


The Penn State Smeal MBA Program now offers a formal concentration in Sustainability and Social Innovation.

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Gioia Honored with Distinguished Doctoral Alumni Award

October 14, 2013


Denny Gioia, chair of the Department of Management and Organization in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, was honored last month with the 2013 Distinguished Doctoral Alumni Award from the Florida State University (FSU) College of Business.

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Princeton Review: Penn State Smeal MBA Program Offers Top Ten Campus, Family Friendly Environment

October 11, 2013


The Penn State Smeal MBA Program has been named one of the best business schools in the nation, according to education services company, The Princeton Review. The program was also ranked No. 6 on the Most Family Friendly list and No. 10 on the Best Campus Environment list.

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Siemens CEO Emphasizes Innovation, Sustainability in Executive Insights Lecture

October 11, 2013


During his visit to the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, Sept. 20, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series, Siemens Corporation President and CEO Eric A. Spiegel emphasized the importance of innovation to his company’s operations.

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Nominations Now Open for Smeal Alumni Society Board Annual Awards

October 9, 2013


Nominations for the Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Society Board’s annual awards program are now open. This year, all dues-paying members of the Penn State Alumni Association, as well as faculty, staff, and student organizations of the college, are invited to submit nominations.

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AT&T, UPMC, and Volvo Join Smeal Corporate Associates Program

October 9, 2013


AT&T, UPMC, and Volvo are the three newest companies to become members of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Associates Program. They join 18 existing corporate associates as well as corporate partner Kohl’s Department Stores.

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Study Shows Ethical Environment Boosts Employee Reporting

October 4, 2013


Employee reporting of unethical conduct internally can be a key factor in preventing the kind of high-profile corporate scandals that effect company performance and reputation. So what might make employees more likely to report unethical conduct to their superiors? Distinguished professor Linda Treviño in the Penn State Smeal College of Business set out to investigate.

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Smeal Summer Course in Italy Examines Marketing of Luxury Brands

September 30, 2013


Over the summer, 22 Penn State Smeal College of Business students spent six weeks in Florence, Italy, learning about marketing in the context of Italian luxury brands with Lisa Bolton, associate professor of marketing, and Carolyn Todd, instructor in marketing.

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Smeal Alumni in Profile: Erwin Finds Excitement in Supply Chain Career

September 27, 2013


Kelly-Jean Erwin, a 2001 Penn State Smeal College of Business graduate currently with AT&T in Atlanta, didn’t always know she wanted to work in supply chain. But through the course of her education at Smeal, she discovered the field and how exciting it could be.

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Penn State Smeal MBA to Host Recruitment Event for Military Community on Veterans Day

September 26, 2013


The Penn State Smeal MBA Program will host a special Military MBA for a Day event on Monday, Nov. 11. All military personnel and veterans considering an MBA are invited to attend. The program has been named to the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools.

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Crowdfunded "Grit" Scholarship Spearheaded by Business Alumnus

September 25, 2013


Tom Sharbaugh '73 business has spearheaded a crowdfunding campaign to fund a scholarship in the Schreyer Honors College.

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Supply Chain Management Professor Visits Major Food Production Company

September 25, 2013


Chuck Nicholson, clinical associate professor of supply chain management, will enhance his classroom instruction this fall with his experience at a weeklong externship with Leprino Foods Company at the company’s headquarters in Denver, Colo.

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Research Paper on Product Recalls Selected for Award

September 24, 2013


A paper authored by Christopher Craighead, Rothkopf Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, along with colleagues from the University of Notre Dame and Auburn University, has been selected as the winner of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Best Empirical/Theoretical Paper.

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Smeal Student Mentors Facilitate First-Year Student Transition

September 23, 2013


The Smeal Student Mentors organization—made up of sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the Penn State Smeal College of Business—help ease the transition into college life for first-year students in Smeal.

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Alcoa Executive Kevin McKnight to Talk Sustainability at Penn State

September 20, 2013


Kevin McKnight, chief sustainability officer and vice president of EHS at Alcoa, will give a keynote address on sustainability and business at Penn State at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 4. McKnight’s address and the luncheon to follow are open to the public at the Lewis Katz Building in University Park, Pa.

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International Collaboration Enhances APEX Experience for Penn State Smeal MBA Team

September 19, 2013


In the spring semester of 2013, the Penn State Smeal MBA Program offered a new way for students to gain international collaborative experience in a real project environment.

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Mock Career Fair Prepares Smeal Students for Recruiter Interactions

September 16, 2013


Nearly 800 Penn State Smeal College of Business students attended a mock career fair on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to gain additional preparation for the month’s upcoming career fairs.

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Acimovic Receives Supply Chain Dissertation Award

September 13, 2013


Jason Acimovic, assistant professor of supply chain management in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been selected to receive the 2013 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Doctoral Dissertation Award.

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