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March 24, 2017
APICS Team Places Fourth - Chelsea Kujawa
The SIU student chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), claimed fourth-place honors in the final round of the 23rd annual Student Case Competition in Chicago Feb. 17-18. The competition, sponsored by the APICS Great Lakes District, offers college and university students interested in supply chain management and operations the opportunity to compete with one another in a regional competition.


March 20, 2017
CFA Challenge Team Places Second - Chelsea Kujawa
A team of five SIU business students recently earned second-place honors in the St. Louis regional competition of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Research Challenge. They competed in the event, which gathers together students, investment industry professionals, publicly traded companies and corporate sponsors for a real-world competition. The goal of the competition is to promote best practices in the equity research and company analysis. During the competition, students research, analyze and report on a company while they are practicing their analysis. In addition, the students are held to a code of ethics through the CFA Institute.


March 20, 2017
Zhao Research Paper Accepted for Publication - Chelsea Kujawa
Wanli Zhao, associate professor of finance Congratulations to Wanli Zhao, associate professor of finance, whose research titled “Audit Office Reputation Shocks from Gains and Losses of Major Industry Clients” recently was accepted for publication in the journal Contemporary Accounting Research. Zhao’s current research is based on audits and the reasons why companies change their auditors and the importance of gaining new companies.


March 08, 2017
Accounting Challenge attracts more than 200 participants - Christi Mathis
More than 200 students from 21 high schools and community colleges competed in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s 19th annual Accounting Challenge on Feb. 24, vying for college scholarships and other prizes.


February 15, 2017
Marketing U: Career Success Seminar - Chelsea Kujawa
Marketing U Logo A career success seminar developed by the alumni of the SIU Marketing department to boost College of Business students’ success in their job hunts and early careers will take place on Feb. 23 in the Student Center. The seminar, known as “Marketing U,” is open to all business majors and minors, and its goal is to help students build their professional knowledge and professional network in just a few short hours. To this end, several successful alumni and friends of the college have come together to share their professional knowledge and network with students.


February 15, 2017
SIU Plans Unique Fundraising Campaign for March 1-2 - Pete Rosenbery
SIU Day of Giving Logo “Open The Door to Opportunity” by participating in a unique fundraising campaign on March 1-2. The inaugural SIU Day of Giving is a 24-hour fundraising campaign that will invite donors to directly support an area on campus that is meaningful to them and ensure that each gift, regardless of the amount, will impact students’ lives.


February 06, 2017
AMA Helps Raise Money for Special Olympics - Chelsea Kujawa
The American Marketing Association (AMA) is helping raise money for Special Olympics through the Polar Plunge and Donut Dash. AMA plays a huge role in helping with sales and marketing aspects for the Polar Plunge and Donut Dash.


February 02, 2017
Trained Student Volunteers Offer Free Tax Preparation Assistance - Christi Mathis
Free income tax preparation help is available at Southern Illinois University Carbondale thanks to a group of student volunteers. Beta Alpha Psi, a College of Business honors accounting organization, is again sponsoring the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to assist fellow students and low- and moderate-income people from the community.


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