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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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Penn State Smeal’s Petersen wins Varadarajan Award

May 2, 2017


J. Andrew Petersen, associate professor of marketing in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been named the winner of the 2017 Varadarajan Award for Early Career Contributions to Marketing Strategy Research.

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Team of Penn State Smeal students wins 2017 Supply Chain Entrepreneurship Pitch Contest

May 1, 2017


A team of four Smeal students — Cameron Stevens, senior finance, economics, and international politics triple major; Karen Burlingame, senior supply chain and information systems; Yue Shen, senior supply chain and information systems; and Tasha Burman, sophomore business — calling themselves Team DropLocker, was selected as the winner of the 2017 Supply Chain Entrepreneurship Pitch Contest and awarded $6,500.

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Penn State Smeal names 2017 Sustainability Research Grant recipients

April 28, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business recently awarded a combined $10,000 to Jason Acimovic, assistant professor of supply chain management, and Razvan Lungeanu, assistant professor of management and organization, as the 2017 Smeal Sustainability Research Grant recipients.

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Penn State Smeal names spring 2017 Senior Award recipients

April 27, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business recognizes graduating seniors each spring with five named awards. Seniors who are graduating in the spring, summer, or fall of the same year are eligible. Recipients will be recognized at commencement and receive a Nittany Lion statuette, as well as a monetary award.

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Penn State Smeal research reveals that careful marketing can impact consumer eco-product purchasing habits

April 26, 2017


Putting eco-products like low-energy LED light bulbs or biodegradable paper towels in the hands of consumers represents a double-edged sword according to a forthcoming paper from the Penn State Smeal College of Business—encouraging environmentally responsible behavior in some while actually decreasing environmentally responsible behavior in others.

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Smeal adds several events to Penn State Startup Week activities

April 21, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business contributed three events, and a prominent Smeal alumna added another, to the more than 85 unique happenings on campus this week as part of Penn State Startup Week.

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Penn State Smeal event to address complexities facing entrepreneurs

April 19, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business is collaborating with the Penn State Office of Gift Planning and the Gift Planning Advisory Council, to present a family business symposium. The event is designed to offer University alumni and friends who are engaged in entrepreneurial ventures—or those who have assumed roles in family businesses—tools to navigate the complexities associated with those businesses. “Your Business, Your Family, Your Legacy: Serving Entrepreneurs — The University's Land Grant Mission” is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday in the Business Building.

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Four finance students team up to win Penn State Smeal Ethics in the Workplace Case Competition

April 13, 2017


Nearly 30 Penn State Smeal College of Business students recently tackled the ethical dilemma behind prescription drug price hikes and controls as part of the college’s second Ethics in the Workplace Case Competition. A team of four finance majors — Nicholas Pearson, Raza Asghar, Zachary Cohen, and Jason Cook — was chosen from among six other teams on April 7 in the Business Building. Each team member earned $500 and the right to represent Smeal in the 15th Annual Collegiate Ethics Case Competition from Oct. 19-21 at the University of Arizona.

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Penn State Smeal faculty will teach new online graduate certificate in marketing analytics

April 11, 2017


Penn State is accepting applications for a new graduate-level certificate designed to help companies leverage their marketing data to drive business success. The 12-credit graduate certificate in marketing analytics is being offered exclusively online through Penn State World Campus. The four courses will be taught by faculty from the Penn State Smeal College of Business Marketing Department, who are among the world’s leading scholars and sought-after thought leaders.

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Penn State Smeal colleagues remember Paul Rigby as a man who ‘got things done … with style and grace’

April 10, 2017


Colleagues of Paul Rigby, associate dean emeritus for research and graduate programs in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, remember him as a man who could get things done with a quiet and unassuming nature. A memorial service for Rigby, who passed away in January, is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nittany Lion Inn.

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Johnson & Johnson diversity officer calls focus of Penn State Smeal’s START Conference ‘important’

April 7, 2017


Wanda Bryant Hope, the chief diversity officer of Johnson & Johnson, said recently it’s more important than ever that universities educate their students about diversity and inclusion. Hope, a 1987 Penn State Smeal College of Business marketing graduate, was the keynote speaker at Smeal’s START (Striving Toward Awareness and Respect for Tomorrow) Conference at the Nittany Lion Inn.

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2017 Powerful Women conference features multiple accomplished female leaders

April 5, 2017


The 2017 Powerful Women Paving the Way Conference, which is hosted by the Penn State Smeal College of Business and its student-run Women in Business organization, will feature a trio of dynamic speakers. Susan Schandel, senior vice president and chief financial officer of NASCAR; Allison Baver, Olympic bronze medal-winning speedskater and business woman; and Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte, will speak.

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Penn State Smeal marks 10th anniversary of Penn State Boeing Case Competition

April 3, 2017


The Boeing Company and the Penn State Smeal College of Business held the Penn State Boeing Case Competition in late March, the 10th anniversary of the competition.

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