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Research Examines Tactics for Balancing Work, Family in Family-Owned Business

July 8, 2013


New research from Glen Kreiner, associate professor of management in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, and his colleagues examines how individuals who work in family businesses manage the boundaries between the domains of family and business — or, in other words, how they manage their dual family and business identities.

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Business Ethics the Topic of EMBA Program-Sponsored Vistage Event

July 8, 2013


The Philadelphia-based Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program recently sponsored an event with Vistage, a peer advisory group that connects business leaders to discuss best practices in business. EMBA alumni were invited to join the event, held in Reading, Pa., on Friday, June 14.

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Smeal Alumni in Profile: Smeal Grad Helps Fellow Alumni Plan for Retirement

July 3, 2013


In May, Penn State Smeal College of Business graduate Mike Cocco ’05 led a webinar for fellow Smeal alumni on financial planning for retirement. Cocco, a certified financial planner, works with AXA Advisors.

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Smeal Promotions in Academic Rank

July 1, 2013


Three Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty members and four clinical faculty have received promotions for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Penn Staters Travel to Ghana on Microfinance Brigade to Help Locals Save

July 2, 2013


In May, the Penn State Global Business Brigades student organization traveled to a rural community in Ghana on a microfinance brigade. The purpose was to help residents of Ekumfi Adansi Maim, a community with a population of about 250 people, better understand and use their finances.

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Lansford Honored for Excellence in Teaching

June 26, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has presented Benjamin Lansford, clinical assistant professor of accounting and director of the Integrated Master of Accounting program, with this year’s Fred Brand Jr. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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Human Resources Management Concentration Certified by National Organization

June 21, 2013


The Human Resources Management concentration within the Penn State Smeal College of Business Management major is now certified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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Smeal College of Business Doctoral Program Reports 100 Percent Placement Rate

June 20, 2013


The Ph.D. program in the Penn State Smeal College of Business reports a 100 percent placement rate for its class of 2013 graduates, according to program director Brent Ambrose.

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Smeal Alumni in Profile: Marketing Alumnus Finds Niche through Hard Work, Commitment

June 14, 2013


Alumnus Jared Satkoff, a 2008 marketing graduate, says his time at the Penn State Smeal College of Business prepared him to work hard and pursue his career in more ways than he expected. Only five years out of school, he has worked his way up to senior district manager at ADP, a payroll services company with an office in Philadelphia.

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Smeal Receives Honorable Mention in AMX 2013 Innovation Awards

June 13, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business was recognized with an honorable mention in the AMX 2013 Innovation Awards, announced recently at UBTech, a conference dedicated to technology and leadership in higher education.

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Smith Trustee Scholarship to Support Entrepreneurial Undergrads in Smeal

June 13, 2013


A new scholarship designed to recognize aspiring entrepreneurs in the Smeal College of Business has been created by Penn State alumnus Richard Smith and his wife, Linda Hoffman, of Tucson, Ariz.

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Smeal Marketing Professor to Serve as Editor-in-Chief of Marketing Journal

June 12, 2013


Min Ding, Smeal Professor of Marketing and Innovation in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, is the editor-in-chief of Customer Needs and Solutions, a new journal for scholarly research in the field of marketing. The journal aims to publish high-risk, high payoff work and seeks submissions with high impact while maintaining academic rigor.

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Office of Human Resources Collaborates with Penn State Executive Programs to Offer Management Development to Penn State Leaders

June 11, 2013


A new management development program offered through a collaboration with the Penn State Office of Human Resources and Penn State Executive Programs in the Smeal College of Business will target management-level faculty and staff at the University.

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MBA Student Services Director Robin Brouse Set to Retire

June 10, 2013


After thirty-five years in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, Robin Brouse will retire from her position as MBA Student Services director at the end of June.

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Smeal Master of Accounting Program Reports High Graduate Placement Rates

June 10, 2013


More than 95 percent of the class of 2013 Integrated Master of Accounting (MAcc) Program students had already accepted a job at the time of graduation, according to program director Benjamin Lansford, clinical assistant professor of accounting.

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MBA Employer Relations Director Elected to Career Services Council Board

June 4, 2013


Paul Poissant, director of MBA Employer Relations for the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been elected to the MBA Career Services Council (MBA CSC) Board of Directors, where he will serve a three-year term.

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Smeal Faculty Member Moderates Philadelphia Panel Discussion on Marketing

May 30, 2013


Penn State Smeal College of Business’ Margaret Meloy, associate professor of marketing, moderated a panel discussion on changes and challenges facing today’s chief marketing officers at a recent Philadelphia American Marketing Association (PAMA) event sponsored by the Philadelphia-based Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program.

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Faculty, Ph.D. Students Share Research at Marketing Academic Research Colloquium

May 28, 2013


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Department of Marketing recently hosted the third annual Marketing Academic Research Colloquium, bringing marketing scholars together from across the region to strengthen relationships and share research.

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EMBA Students Experience Chilean Business, Culture on Immersion Trip to Santiago

May 22, 2013


Second-year students in the Philadelphia-based Penn State Smeal College of Business Executive MBA Program traveled to Santiago, Chile, for six days as part of a global immersion trip to gain exposure to the business practices and culture of another country.

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Smeal Alumni in Profile: Management Alumna Founds Nonprofit Organization

May 14, 2013


A 2006 Penn State Smeal College of Business alumna, Bernice Innocent, is using her skills in leadership and talent development not only in her senior human resources position at Lockheed Martin, but also as the founder and CEO of nonprofit organization, the Berrette Family Foundation, Inc.

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Real Estate Advisory Board Event Hosted by Silverstein Properties

May 10, 2013


Two new gifts to the Penn State Smeal College of Business Department of Risk Management were announced last month at a landmark event for alumni in New York City.

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Smeal Senior Capstone Course Taps into Students' Entrepreneurial Spirit

May 10, 2013


Penn State Smeal College of Business students in Nancy McClure’s accelerated section of BA 411 Analyzing Business and Industry pitched business plans to an executive panel of judges as part of their final projects late last month.

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Smeal Commencement Speaker Urges Students to Work with Integrity

May 9, 2013


More than 1,100 students received their baccalaureate degrees at the Penn State Smeal College of Business commencement ceremony on May 5.

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Smeal College of Business Recognizes Outstanding Student Organizations

May 9, 2013


At an annual Penn State Smeal College of Business student organization awards dinner last month, seven groups were recognized for leadership, outreach, corporate partnerships, and more. The event also featured keynote speaker Anthony Buzzelli ‘71, a Smeal Accounting graduate.

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Student Organization Hones Consulting Skills for Nonprofit Clients

May 8, 2013


Nonprofit organization ACES North America was presented with a new marketing campaign recently thanks to some consulting from a Penn State Smeal College of Business student group. Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations (SCNO), a group that provides free consulting to local nonprofit organizations, also worked with the Children’s Aid Society and the Child Protection and Safety Collaboration.

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Real-World Projects Give Smeal Students Experience in Solving Business Problems

May 7, 2013


Preparing students for successful careers is one of the Penn State Smeal College of Business’ primary missions, and the college has consistently ranked highly among recruiters from top companies all over the country. Part of that preparation is the real-world business problems students are tasked with solving as part of their classwork.

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Three Supply Chain Seniors Earn Scholarships to MIT Graduate Program

May 7, 2013


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Supply Chain Management Program has partnered with Penn State Smeal College of Business Supply Chain and Information Systems to grant an MIT Supply Chain Excellence Award to the most outstanding graduating senior in Supply Chain.

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Undergraduate Research Project to be Published in International Journal

May 6, 2013


An independent research study written by class of 2013 Smeal College of Business Marketing major Setenay Kucukemiroglu has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Commerce and Management.

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Shades of Red, Blue in Corner Offices: Do Executives Bring Their Politics to Work?

April 21, 2013


An oft-repeated piece of advice in American culture is to never talk politics in mixed company. But are individuals’ politics affecting more than just election results? New research indicates that the political ideologies of executives might have more influence on their firms’ strategies than we think.

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Marketing for Better IPO Performance

April 22, 2013


If managers want to position their young firms for better performance as they enter the public market, they should devote more resources to marketing activities early in the firm’s lifecycle, says a recent study from researchers at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business and Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

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