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Penn State Executive Programs receives Chief Learning Officer award

October 21, 2015


Penn State Executive Programs, part of the Smeal College of Business, has won Chief Learning Officer magazine's highest award for its work with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).

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Webinar will feature Smeal grad who is involved with efforts to normalize U.S. trade relations with Cuba

October 16, 2015


Penn State Smeal College of Business accounting grad Bill Lane ’75, senior director of global government and corporate affairs for Caterpillar, has been involved with efforts to have the United States normalize trade relations with Cuba. He will talk about those efforts in a webinar.

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Nestlé marketing chief discusses challenges of marketing in digital age

October 15, 2015


Tom Buday, senior vice president and head of marketing and consumer communication at Nestlé, recently spoke to a full audience in the Struthers Auditorium of the Business Building, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series.

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Cohen, Woertz among AACSB’s 100 Influential Leaders

October 13, 2015


Penn State Smeal College of Business alumni Mitch Cohen ’81 ACCTG and Patricia Woertz ’74 ACCTG have been selected for The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) inaugural group of 100 Influential Leaders.

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Study reveals systemic gender disparity in pay despite similar levels of performance

October 12, 2015


A paper recently co-authored by Aparna Joshi of the Penn State Smeal College of Business reveals that women received smaller raises than men even when evaluations show comparable levels of performance.

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Smeal Net Impact undergraduate chapter celebrates Sustainability National Championship

October 9, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Net Impact undergraduate chapter recently celebrated being named Undergraduate Chapter of the Year (2014-15 National Champion).

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Bloomberg, GE join Smeal’s Corporate Associates Program

October 8, 2015


Bloomberg and GE are the newest members of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Associates Program, joining 26 existing Corporate Associates as well as Corporate Partner Kohl’s Department Stores.

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Smeal’s Tsai co-authors paper evaluating career prospects of NFL coaches

September 29, 2015


A paper recently co-authored by Wenpin Tsai, the John Arnold Professor of Management at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, evaluates the career prospects of NFL coaches.

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Penn State ranks 20th on list of alums in asset management

September 28, 2015


Penn State ranks 20th among all schools in a list of alums who work in asset management on Wall Street, according to eVestment data provided to CNBC.

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Executive Insights: Nestlé head of marketing Tom Buday to speak at Smeal leadership lecture series

September 24, 2015


Tom Buday ’80 MKTG, senior vice president and head of marketing and consumer communication at Nestlé, will deliver a presentation titled “Timeless Fundamentals, New Realities” on Oct. 2 at the Penn State Smeal College of Business. His visit is part of the college’s Executive Insights speaker series.

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Smeal’s student-managed investment fund celebrates 10 years of trading

September 21, 2015


For more than a decade now, select Penn State Smeal College of Business students have been losing sleep and managing millions of dollars from real investors. Many of those students—now alumni—returned to campus on Sept. 19 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of their defining college experiences: the Nittany Lion Fund.

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Nittany Lion Fund graduates share their favorite Woolridgeisms

September 21, 2015


Graduates of Smeal's student-managed investment fund, the Nittany Lion Fund, share their favorite sayings from the man who has been in charge from the start — finance professor J. Randall Woolridge.

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Study finds that using ‘fitness’ labels on foods may cause consumers to eat more, exercise less

September 14, 2015


People who are dieting or who try to balance exercise and healthy eating often seek out food that is thought to fit into their regimen. However, a study co-authored by Hans Baumgartner of the Penn State Smeal College of Business found that “fitness branding” can encourage people who are concerned about their weight to eat more and exercise less.

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‘Donuts & Dilemmas’ workplace ethics discussions kick off Friday

September 10, 2015


CohnReznick — a nationwide firm offering audit, accounting, and tax services, succession planning, and more — will host the first in a series of three Donuts and Dilemmas discussions during fall semester at 9 a.m. Friday.

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Effects of Smeal gift, naming still being felt 25 years later

September 9, 2015


The Smeal College of Business remembers the 25-year anniversary of its naming and the gift from Frank P. and Mary Jean Smeal that made it possible.

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Lou Gattis named faculty director of Smeal MBA Program

September 8, 2015


Lou Gattis, clinical professor of finance, has been named the faculty director of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.

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Smeal’s Cahoy new president of Academy of Legal Studies in Business

August 20, 2015


Dan Cahoy, professor of business law in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has assumed the role of president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB).

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Petruzzi new department chair in supply chain and information systems

August 19, 2015


Nicholas C. Petruzzi has assumed the role of chair of the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems in the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Smeal welcomes 19 new faculty members

August 18, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business welcomes 19 new members to its faculty this academic year.

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Smeal junior makes history as first student-selected student trustee on BOT

July 30, 2015


Smeal junior supply chain and information systems major Luke Metaxas made Penn State history recently as the Penn State Board of Trustees (BOT) met at Penn State Beaver. Metaxas, a Schreyer Scholar who is also majoring in information sciences and technology, attended his inaugural BOT meeting as the first student-elected student trustee.

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Alumnus Jason Stieg named Smeal Executive MBA managing director

July 23, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Jason A. Stieg as managing director of its Philadelphia-based Executive MBA Program. Stieg, who graduated as valedictorian from the Smeal Executive MBA in 2011, joins the college with 15 years of experience in direct sales and sales management.

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Smeal names new chair, vice-chair of Board of Visitors

July 21, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has announced a leadership succession plan for the college’s Board of Visitors. In early July, Lou Grabowsky ‘73 ascended from vice-chair to chair. Julie McHugh ‘86 assumed the role of vice-chair.

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Mallison named Smeal MBA student services director

July 17, 2015


Ann Mallison has been promoted to student services director of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program. She formerly served as assistant director of admissions for the program.

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Smeal students compete for $50,000 scholarship in year-long real estate competition

July 13, 2015


Five Penn State students, four from the Smeal College of Business, have teamed up to try win a $50,000 scholarship for the University in The Real Confidence University Portfolio Challenge.

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Smeal finance faculty member testifies before statehouse

July 8, 2015


James Miles, professor of finance and Joseph F. Bradley Fellow of Finance, testified in June before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives about one of the most contentious issues facing state lawmakers — state pension reform, specifically how Pennsylvania’s pension is managed.

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President of Smeal Alumni Society Board one of the youngest alumni to give $100,000

July 7, 2015


James P. Brandau ’03 and his wife, Micaela, have created the Brandau Family Trustee Scholarship in the Smeal College of Business with a gift of $100,000, one of the largest gifts ever given to the college by a young alumnus.

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Research shows impact of student debt on small business creation

July 3, 2015


Small business creation — a critical economic engine — is significantly hampered in areas of the country where residents carry more substantial student loan debt according to research co-authored by Brent W. Ambrose of the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Smeal faculty/staff advocating culture of integrity

June 29, 2015


Efforts to create a culture of integrity in the Smeal College of Business extend beyond students in the classroom to faculty and staff in the workplace.

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New scholarship will honor Smeal faculty member Robert Novack

June 15, 2015


John J. Coyle, founding director of the Center for Supply Chain Research at Smeal and professor emeritus of business administration, is spearheading fundraising efforts for a new undergraduate scholarship named for Robert Novack, associate professor of supply chain and information systems.

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Smeal students leverage Penn State, Axalta partnership to gain insight into business of racing

June 12, 2015


Nearly 30 Penn State Smeal College of Business students spent last weekend at Pocono Raceway, but their visit was as much about the business of racing as it was about the sport of racing.

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