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Penn State/ACY Alternative Inflation Index shows slight increase in inflation

December 5, 2019


The latest Penn State/ACY Alternative Inflation Index analysis revealed that the inflation rate for October was 2.45 percent. This reflects the first uptick in the ACY inflation rate since July.

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Smeal partners with Susquehanna University to benefit STEM graduates interested in a business foundation

November 22, 2019


The Master’s in Management and Organizational Leadership (MOL) Program from the Penn State Smeal College of Business is now offering assured acceptance to students in Susquehanna University’s science programs through a newly formed relationship between the universities.

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Penn State Online MBA graduates inaugural class since redesign

November 21, 2019


The redesigned Penn State Online MBA (OMBA) ushered in its first graduating class in August 2019. In a partnership with Penn State World Campus, and led by the internationally recognized Smeal College of Business, the redesigned program opened in fall 2017, offering students greater flexibility and more choices with a total of 15 concentrations and a summer start date.

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Smeal finance grad Warner receives Alumni Fellow Award

November 7, 2019


Lara Warner, a 1988 Smeal finance grad, was one of 16 Penn State alumni to receive the Penn State Alumni Association's Alumni Fellow Award, the highest award given by the association.

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Penn State Smeal MBA Program improves multiple spots in recent rankings

November 5, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business residential MBA improved seven spots globally in The Economist 2019 Global MBA rankings and five spots in the 2019 Bloomberg Businessweek Best Business School rankings.

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Smeal teaching support specialists pave the way in the online classroom

October 25, 2019


The Penn State Online MBA Program, which is led by the Smeal College of Business and a World Campus partner, has developed and incorporated a new learning dimension by integrating teaching support specialists (TSS) into the online classroom.

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Prudential chief actuary talks about actuarial science, leadership during Penn State Smeal’s Executive Insights series

October 25, 2019


Candace Woods, senior vice president and chief actuary of Prudential, shared her thoughts Friday, Oct. 18 on actuarial science, professional development, leadership, and other topics with a packed Struthers Auditorium in the Business Building.

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Run-DMC founder Darryl McDaniels to speak on mental health, addiction, recovery

October 23, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Office of Diversity Enhancement Programs has partnered with several units across the university to provide a unique opportunity to hear real talk about mental health. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC fame will speak at 5 p.m. Tuesday in 101 Thomas Building about mental health, addiction, and recovery.

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Dietrichs’ $250,000 commitment enhances Penn State Smeal’s business sustainability efforts

October 17, 2019


Susan and William Dietrich have made a $250,000 commitment to create the Susan Cepicka Dietrich and William E. Dietrich III Fund for Leadership in the Business of Sustainability at Smeal.

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Penn State alumni Scott and Marcy Tarriff create Tarriff Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

October 3, 2019


Scott and Marcy Tarriff want Smeal College of Business graduates to leave Penn State cognizant of their responsibility to act ethically, socially, and globally while using their education to improve society. To enhance college-wide efforts to meet that objective, the couple has pledged $5 million to create the Tarriff Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility in the Smeal College of Business. The announcement was made today in the Business Building Atrium.

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IBM inaugural Founding Member of Smeal Center for the Business of Sustainability

September 25, 2019


Penn State Smeal College of Business Director of Sustainability Erik Foley has announced that IBM has agreed to be the first founding member of the college’s Center for the Business of Sustainability.

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TE Connectivity CFO talks about leadership, sustainability during Penn State Smeal’s Executive Insights series

September 24, 2019


Heath Mitts, executive vice president and chief financial officer of TE Connectivity, shared his thoughts Friday on leadership, sustainability and other topics with students, staff, and faculty in Struthers Auditorium in the Business Building.

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Penn State Smeal to open Center for the Business of Sustainability in 2020

September 18, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business will launch the Center for the Business of Sustainability (CBoS) in 2020 to support how business meets the growing demand for resources in a socially just and environmentally sustainable manner.

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Telek joins Penn State Smeal Finance Advisory Board

September 12, 2019


Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean of the Smeal College of Business, has announced that Barbara Telek, a 1985 accounting graduate, recently joined the college’s Finance Advisory Board.

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Baltzer joins Penn State Smeal IRES Advisory Board Executive Committee

September 10, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Jeff Baltzer as the newest member of the college’s Institute for Real Estate Studies Advisory Board Executive Committee.

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Penn State Smeal welcomes 12 new faculty members

August 23, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business welcomes 12 new members to its faculty this academic year.

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Cohen joins Penn State Smeal IRES Advisory Board Executive Committee

August 9, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Evan Cohen as the newest member to the college’s Institute for Real Estate Studies Advisory Board Executive Committee.

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Penn State Smeal summer 2019 student marshal says challenge of earning three degrees was opportunity to grow

August 8, 2019


Patrick Begg, who will graduate summa cum laude Saturday with a 3.97 GPA, has been selected as Smeal’s summer 2019 student marshal. The State College native maximized his 10 semesters at Smeal through the Integrated MAcc Program, earning a master’s in accounting, as well as bachelor’s degrees in finance and accounting.

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Companies' political leanings influence engagement with activists

August 2, 2019


Liberal-leaning companies are more likely to work in concert with the demands of activists of all kinds than conservative-leaning companies, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Washington. The findings suggest that not all companies make concessions to activists as a result of threats but may instead have a workforce that is more amenable to activists’ requests.

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Reckitt Benckiser joins Penn State Smeal Corporate Partner Program

July 26, 2019


Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB), a British multinational consumer goods company that produces health, hygiene, and home products, is the newest Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Partner. The company joins 24 existing Corporate Partners.

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Awareness of product transformation increases recycling rate

July 24, 2019


Research conducted by Karen Winterich, professor of marketing and a Frank and Mary Smeal Research Fellow in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, revealed that when consumers are reminded of the products that their recyclables can be turned into, they are more likely to recycle.

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Two Smeal MOL alumni return to Penn State, reflect on lessons learned

July 17, 2019


Paul Caldwell and Thomas Hohman, recent graduates of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Master’s in Management and Organizational Leadership Program (MOL), returned to their former stomping grounds to recruit students who aspire to be in their position.

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Penn State Smeal names Janet Duck as new director of excellence in teaching and learning

July 11, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Janet Duck as its director of excellence in teaching and learning, a newly formed role to benefit Smeal’s fast- growing portfolio of professional graduate programs.

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Penn State Smeal announces 2018-19 promotions in academic rank

July 2, 2019


Five members of the Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty, which ranks among the best in the world for research productivity, have received promotions for the 2018-19 academic year that took effect Monday.

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Germany’s University of Passau honors Penn State Smeal’s Hambrick

June 27, 2019


The University of Passau in Germany recently bestowed yet another honor on world-renowned management scholar Donald C. Hambrick, Evan Pugh University Professor and Smeal Chaired Professor of Management at the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Passau’s School of Business, Economics and Information Systems presented Hambrick with an honorary doctorate degree during a festive award ceremony in the Neuberg Castle.

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Julie and Jason Borrelli establish chair in Real Estate at Penn State Smeal College of Business

June 25, 2019


Recognizing the importance of real estate in their lives, Jason Borrelli and his wife, Julie, a fellow Penn State graduate, recently made a $2 million commitment to Penn State to endow the Jason and Julie Borrelli Faculty Chair in Real Estate.

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Penn State Smeal convenes panel of leading infrastructure experts to discuss challenges facing the U.S.

June 3, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business assembled a group of the country’s leading transportation and infrastructure experts in May in New York City to discuss the most critical infrastructure issues facing the United States.

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Penn State Smeal alumnus receives Charles Lupton Volunteer Award

May 23, 2019


Penn State Smeal College of Business alumnus Ronald E. Sloan recently received the 2019 Charles Lupton Volunteer Award from Penn State’s Division of Development and Alumni Relations. The award―one of the University’s highest honors for a volunteer―recognizes outstanding volunteer service to Penn State, the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, and the greater community.

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Four Penn State Smeal supply chain students win MIT awards

May 21, 2019


Maria Lucchi, Maria Tartaglia, and Benjamin Vruwink, all 2019 graduates of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS) major, earned first place in the Supply Chain Excellence Award from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Kaitlyn Rakestraw, who also graduated with a degree in SC&IS, was a runner-up.

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