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August 07, 2015
Jarvis earns recognition from business journal - Christi Mathis
photo of Cheryl Jarvis A prestigious business journal has recognized an article co-authored by Southern Illinois University Carbondale faculty member Cheryl Burke Jarvis as one of the most cited articles in the journal’s history. Jarvis, associate dean of the College of Business and marketing professor, along with colleagues Scott B. MacKenzie, Neal Gilliatt, chair of Marketing at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., and Philip M. Podsakoff, professor emeritus of management, also at Indiana University, wrote “A Critical Review of Construct Indicators and Measurement Model Misspecification in Marketing and Consumer Research,” published in September 2003.

August 05, 2015
SIU College of Business Funds Four Faculty Research Grants - Christie Mitchell
graphic of word cloud A vital part of the Southern Illinois University College of Business’ mission is to support and celebrate discovery that pushes the boundaries of what is known and what has been done. The college strives to recruit, develop and retain high-quality faculty, and to continue a tradition of knowledge creation through the production of basic and applied research with real business and societal impact.

July 28, 2015
Workshops will focus on starting a business - Christi Mathis
photo of the the research park sign If you find the idea of being your own boss and owning your own business appealing, you will want to check out an upcoming workshop series being presented by the Illinois Small Business Development Center/International Trade Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

July 10, 2015
Faculty Spotlight: Mavis Adjei, chair and associate professor of marketing - Christie Mitchell
photo of Mavis Adjei The SIU College of Business is in the top 5 percent of business schools worldwide, according to the premier accreditation association, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. With that kind of reputation to uphold, the College of Business is committed to providing each of our students with a top-notch educational experience and personal attention.

July 09, 2015
Student Spotlight: Scott Polczynski - Christie Mitchell
photo of Scott Polczynski “Been there, done that” advice from a guy who did it all: An interview with recent SIU College of Business graduate Scott Polczynski.

June 18, 2015
CoB Student wins NCAA National Title - Tyler Wooten,
photo of DeAnna Price hammer throwing Saluki redshirt junior DeAnna Price completed her incredible comeback story after sitting out the 2014 season due to a knee injury, winning the NCAA hammer throw title and stunning the track world on an enormous NCAA meet record heave of 71.49m (234-06) at historic Hayward Field on Thursday afternoon.

May 14, 2015
Stay hungry and stay in touch with your alma mater - Katja Sonkeng
Dr. Stephen Karau As part of the countdown to commencement, three SIU College of Business faculty and staff members share some valuable pieces of advice with graduating College of Business seniors.

May 14, 2015
Health care organization honors student - Christi Mathis
Marcus Galloway Marcus Galloway, a senior business management major specializing in health care at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, recently received an award from a professional health care organization in recognition of his academic excellence, volunteer activities and leadership.

May 13, 2015
Help is just a phone call away - Katja Sonkeng
Danna Lewis As the new director of the SIU College of Business Placement Center, Danna Lewis envisions the future of the career center as digital, virtual and interactive.Since April 1, the newly appointed director of the dedicated career and placement office, which exclusively serves College of Business students and alumni, has been working around the clock. The hours and days have flown by as the Centralia, Illinois, native has become familiar with the existing work flow and the staff members in Rehn Hall.

May 13, 2015
Graduating Students Begin Life After Graduation - Emily Precht
Graduating Students Begin Life After Graduation As the semester winds down, students complete what may be their last finals and begin to think about what life after graduation may hold for them. This Saturday, College of Business students will take the next step toward their future and walk across the stage, earning the degrees for which they have been working so hard.

April 21, 2015
Another successful year for the Accounting Challenge - Christie Mitchell
More than 200 participants from local high schools and community colleges competed in the School of Accountancy’s 17th Annual Accounting Challenge at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The competition took place at the SIU Recreation Center, where students put their accounting skills to the test with a two-part competition.

April 18, 2015
FIG students en route to the place where dreams come true - Emily Precht
The College of Business Freshman Interest Group (FIG) for accounting students is working toward making 10 of its members’ dreams come true at the magical place of Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

April 17, 2015
A special moment to remember: Honors Day 2015 - Katja Sonkeng
The College of Business held its annual awards ceremony on Saturday, April 11, in the Guyon Auditorium at Morris Library.

March 27, 2015
CoB Ph.D. alumni receive grant for research on corporate blogging - Katja Sonkeng
2005 Ph.D. graduate and Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Louisiana Lafayette Ramendra Thakur Great news from the Southern Illinois University College of Business: Ph.D. alumni Ramendra Thakur (2005, Marketing) and Dhoha A. Alsaleh (2010, Marketing) have been awarded a $35,000 grant from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) for their joint research proposal on corporate blogging. They are set to submit their comparative study to the Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Science Grant by mid-2016.

March 25, 2015
College of Business Hosted the 2015 Student Etiquette Dinner - Christie Mitchell
image of a table setting The College of Business hosted its annual Student Etiquette Dinner. Thanks to the generous support of the college’s advisory boards and alumni, this year’s dinner was transformational.

March 16, 2015
Business students provide tax preparation assistance - Christi Mathis
Students from SIU's The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offer an important community service every spring, preparing income taxes for the region’s low- and moderate-income people.

March 07, 2015
Celebrating 15 years of successful investments in the stock market - Katja Sonkeng
The SSIF members Since its establishment in 2000, the Saluki Student Investment Fund (SSIF) has gradually grown to resemble a successful investment firm while continuing to provide hands-on experience to students.

March 05, 2015
Fifth annual Polar Plunge raises money for Special Olympics Illinois - Emily Precht
Fifth annual Polar Plunge raises money for Special Olympics Illinois With thermometers reading a chilly 28 degrees, Southern Illinois University students and community members took the plunge into Campus Lake at the fifth annual SIU Polar Plunge on Saturday. The event raised $54,235 for Special Olympics Illinois.

March 05, 2015
CoB Students at St. Louis Chapter of Internal Auditors Student Night - Emily Precht
CoB students at St. Louis Chapter of Internal Auditors Student Night 2015 Southern Illinois University College of Business students made their way to St. Louis in February to participate in the St. Louis Chapter of Internal Auditors Student Night. The event took place at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac and was open to university students from Missouri and Illinois, with SIU being one of the largest groups in attendance.

March 04, 2015
Getting the right foot in the door over Spring Break - Katja Sonkeng
Scott Polczynski With the help of the SIU Alumni Association, more than 20 College of Business students will complete an externship in early March. Established in 1984, the mini-internship placement program provides students a unique opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they’ve learned in the classroom in a professional work environment.

February 27, 2015
Accounting challenge grows as recruiting tool - Ahmad Hicks | Daily Egyptian
Accounting Challenge 2015 The School of Accountancy's first Accounting Challenge drew just 23 students, but this year 323 students are registered for the event. Inclement weather has delayed the challenge—which was originally scheduled for Feb. 20—until March 20.

February 06, 2015
Endowments: supporting the mission of teaching, research and service - Christie Mitchell
Endowments: supporting the mission of teaching, research and service The backbone of success at any business college is a strong faculty, and many of the professors at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Business have been motivated and inspired by the contributions that support endowed positions.

February 06, 2015
One application equals multiple scholarship opportunities - Katja Sonkeng
Scholarships at SIU College of Business The application process for scholarships closed Feb. 1, and hundreds of College of Business prospects are eagerly awaiting the scholarship decisions. To enter the scholarship application pool for all available university awards, as well as scholarships available exclusively to the College of Business, students had to complete just one combined questionnaire and a few additional questions.

February 06, 2015
Stay connected with the SIU College of Business - Christie Mitchell
Stay connected with the SIU College of Business As we begin another semester and a new year, we reflect on our accomplishments and set new goals. We have a lot to be proud of – and a lot of work that still needs to be done. Since the start of the 2014-2015 school year, we have received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 100 business schools in the nation, and our online MBA program made a huge leap from No. 51 to No. 36 in the nation.

February 06, 2015
Piché Goes Above and Beyond to Stay Connected - Emily Precht
Paul Piché graduated from SIU in 1974 Paul Piché, a 1974 graduate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is the epitome of an alum who has stayed connected with the university – and the College of Business, too. Since graduating, Piché has spent 38 years working in the financial service industry. Piché is the owner of Safe Money Assets, located in Kerrville, Texas, which focuses on retirement planning for individuals and small businesses.

February 06, 2015
Can ‘cyberloafing’ be healthy in small doses? - Katja Sonkeng
John Pearson, Ph.D. SIU College of Business professor of management Dr. John Pearson spent most of his summer investigating the mediating effects of goofing off at work. This year may be the comeback year for everybody’s computer goof-off darlings: Solitaire, Tetris and Farmville. That is, if Dr. John Pearson’s latest research effort holds true, which is that a small amount of “cyberloafing” can indeed reduce work stress.

February 04, 2015
A curse or a blessing? The Impacts of CEO Turnovers - Katja Sonkeng
Dr. Saiying Deng, Assistant Professor of Finance SIU College of Business assistant professors of finance Saiying Deng and Vincent Intintoli joined forces to research financial repercussions of changes on top management levels. With the steady increase of CEO turnovers worldwide hitting a high of almost 15 percent in 2013, investigating the impacts of changes at the top management level is a timely topic.

January 29, 2015
Social loafing a potent barrier to group success - Katja Sonkeng
Steven Karau The SIU College of Business Gregory A. Lee professor of management, Steven Karau, has dedicated more than 20 years of his academic research to identifying strategies for overcoming the tendency for individuals to slack off when working with others on group tasks.Karau, who was one of nine awardees of the Summer Faculty Research Grants (SFRG) in 2014, used his grant to further this theoretical model and plan more studies.

January 07, 2015
Online MBA program earns national recognition - Christi Mathis
Online student sits with a laptop For the second consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report ranked the program among its “Best Online Graduate Business Programs.” SIU’s program climbed to No. 36 this year, up significantly from the last year’s position at No. 51, according to rankings released today (Wednesday, Jan. 7). This is the fourth year for the online education program rankings.

January 05, 2015
Business Leadership Council hosts Zumba for Hope - Emily Precht
The Business Leadership Council The Business Leadership Council’s fourth annual Zumba for Hope event in October at the Southern Illinois University Recreational Center raised more than $700 for Southern Illinois Healthcare Center’s Hope is Home campaign.

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