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September 12, 2016
Welcome Back Festivities - Chelsea Kujawa
The College of Business kicked off the new academic year with some exciting activities that allowed students to meet the college’s professors and also get to know their fellow students. The first of the festivities took place Aug. 18, when nearly 150 students moved into Brown Hall, one of the 11 residence halls in Thompson Point that houses mostly business students.


September 08, 2016
Opportunities for CoB Freshmen - Chelsea Kujawa
More than 20 FIG students gather at Touch of Nature for team building exercises. The College of Business offers a living learning community (LLC) at Brown Hall, located in west campus. LLCs are special residence hall communities that bring college or special interests connections into the everyday lives of students.


September 07, 2016
College of Business Career Closet - Chelsea Kujawa
a man's and a woman's dress suit displayed on two mannequins The Business Placement Center (BPC) is getting a new addition: the College of Business Career Closet. The Career Closet will have clothing that students will be able to rent for interviews and other professional events. The students will be able to borrow a whole suit - or just the pieces they need - so they can look professional and ready for success in every way possible.


July 19, 2016
Terry Clark named dean of business college - Christi Mathis
photo of terry clark Terry Clark, longtime marketing professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is the new dean of the university’s College of Business.


May 20, 2016
Freshmen Survival Guide - Katja Sonkeng
students looking at a computer With 2016’s spring commencement officially in the books and the Class of 2016 sent off into the real world, it’s time to get the next generation of Salukis ready for their first year in college. Some graduating seniors – and a few upperclassmen of SIU’s College of Business – offered a few practical tips for incoming freshmen to navigate their first year at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


May 20, 2016
Graduation Day - Katja Sonkeng
Three female students in graduation cap and gowns Most of the year, Carbondale is a rather idyllic and small college town in southern Illinois. However, twice a year, in May and December, the home of the Salukis turns into one of the biggest destinations in the region, with a bustle that rivals giant communities such as Chicago, New York or Los Angeles. That’s when Southern Illinois University Carbondale hosts its annual commencement ceremony.


May 16, 2016
As the academic year ends, the SIU College of Business looks to bright future - Svetlana Bondar
Students' education and professional futures continue to be a priority for the CoB Despite ongoing concerns among SIUC students about the future of the university, given the budget issues at the state level, the SIU College of Business continuously reassures its students that it is here to stay and will continue to invest in their education and academic experiences. The interim dean of the college, Jason Greene, assures students that their education and professional futures will continue to be a priority for the school.


May 13, 2016
Recognizing the contribution of faculty and staff - Svetlana Bondar
On May 2, the College of Business recognized the hard work of its faculty and staff. Seven individuals were honored for their accomplishments and contributions over the past academic year. Greg DeYong, assistant professor of operations management, was named the 2016 College of Business Outstanding Researcher of the Year. DeYong teaches undergraduate classes focusing on supply chain management, advanced operations management and operations strategy for global competition.


May 06, 2016
Think like an entrepreneur, act like a freshman - Katja Sonkeng
In his first year as Saluki, Elijah Jeremiah Barber quickly has evolved into a shining star in SIU’s College of Business. Whether it’s officiating intramural basketball games in the Student Recreation Center, selling cupcakes on behalf of the registered student organization Ascend or networking with alumni as one of the new College of Business mentees, the versatile finance major wasted no time getting immersed in Saluki culture.


April 29, 2016
Executive in Residence walks down memory lane to give students words of wisdom - Katja Sonkeng
Richard Barrett, Business Administration '66 Fifty years after graduating from SIU’s College of Business with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Richard Barrett returned to his alma mater in the first week of April to lead classroom lectures, conduct mock interviews, share his professional experience with students and provide valuable words of wisdom. His overall advice to all current, future and graduating Salukis is to be proactive, because “there are opportunities out there, but they rarely come to you. You have to go to them.”


April 27, 2016
Honors Day 2016: Celebrating CoB’s outstanding seniors - Svetlana Bondar
Chair of the Department of Management, Peter Mykytyn Jr., congratulates the College of Business' outstanding senior, Noppadol Tuksakulvith SIU’s College of Business recognized its outstanding seniors from every department April 9 at its annual Honors Day. These students have shown great promise during their time at the college and were noted for their efforts by their respective departments. Each department selected its outstanding senior based on a number of criteria, ranging from academic achievement and high GPA to active involvement and service to the department.


April 26, 2016
Hall of Fame Awards Reception: Honoring CoB's alumni and their contributions - Svetlana Bondar
Dean Jason Greene and the new Hall of Fame inductees at the Hall of Fame awards ceremony This spring, four alumni of the SIU College of Business were inducted into the Hall of Fame at the college’s annual awards ceremony. The first Hall of Fame awards ceremony held by the college took place in 1986. The event honors the outstanding professional achievements of the college’s alumni and their significant contributions to its success. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor the college bestows.


April 25, 2016
How to ace a career fair: A best practice guide for CoB students - Katja Sonkeng
In preparation for the university-wide Saluki Student Job Fair that took place on April 19 at the SIU Student Center Ballrooms, Business Placement Center director Danna Lewis provided a guide of the most important “do’s and don’ts” for College of Business students to get the most out of attending career fairs. These often-overlooked gold mines of networking and employment opportunities are regularly offered by University Career Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


April 22, 2016
Honors Day 2016: A Recap - Katja Sonkeng
Honors Day 2016 The SIU College of Business continued one of the university’s oldest and richest traditions April 9 with its annual Honors Day in Morris Library’s Guyon Auditorium. The ceremony, which featured awards and music, plus an inspirational keynote message from accomplished finance alum Drew Stoker, recognized the hard work and superior academic achievements of more than 220 students. A special highlight of the program was the announcement of the winner of the Outstanding Senior Award in the College of Business.


March 18, 2016
CoB Mentor program takes students on a career trip to St. Louis - Svetlana Bondar
Attendees of the Career Trip to St. Louis Early in the fall semester, marketing alum, Rich Klassen, had the idea of connecting students with College of Business alums to assist them in building business relationships. In partnership with the College of Business Career Placement Center, this idea became a reality when College of Business students, who are part of the Mentor Program, attended a career trip to St. Louis this spring to meet with area alums.


March 16, 2016
Time of transition is a chance to grow for CoB Office of Minority Affairs - Katja Sonkeng
Paying tribute to Mike Haywood Tough shoes to fill: After 28 years of being the voice for the underrepresented student population at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Michael Haywood Sr., legendary director of the SIU College of Business Office of Minority Affairs, officially retired in December. His extraordinary service and dedication were recognized during halftime of a Saluki men’s basketball game, followed by a retirement party at the Stadium Club Suites. His exit leaves a gaping void – yet, at the same time, it provides an opportunity for growth and change.


March 11, 2016
Providing tax help to community is a matter of the heart for students - Katja Sonkeng
VITA volunteers helping out people with their tax returns Every Saturday morning, from 8 a.m. to noon through April 9, a dozen accounting students from the College of Business at Southern Illinois University Carbondale voluntarily provide quick, accurate tax-return preparation assistance to fellow students and southern Illinois community members in the computer labs of Rehn Hall. The best part: There’s no charge for the hassle-free service.


March 11, 2016
American Marketing Association rocks the Polar Plunge yet again - Svetlana Bondar
2016 Polar Plungers and dashers The American Marketing Association in the SIU College of Business recently chalked up another success in organizing the annual Polar Plunge challenge. The event, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, raises funds for Special Olympics Illinois athletes. To take part in the Polar Plunge, participants had to raise $100 in donations from anyone interested in supporting Special Olympics. The proceeds from the event benefit Special Olympics Illinois athletes.


March 02, 2016
And the tradition continues: The 18th annual College of Business Accounting Challenge garners interest through humor and wit - Katja Sonkeng
2016 Accounting Challenge The annual two-part event drew more than 320 students from local high school and community colleges to the SIU Recreation Center on Friday, Feb. 19, where they competed in a tomato-smashing team competition and other individual hands-on creative challenges to test their accounting and problem-solving skills. The winner in the individual contests earned certificates along with scholarships worth up to $500 for those who attend SIU and major in accounting, while the highest-scoring teams received trophies.


February 18, 2016
SIU to host 18th annual Accounting Challenge - Christi Mathis
SIU to host 18th annual Accounting Challenge Hundreds of high school and community college students from around the region will compete at the 18th annual Accounting Challenge at SIUC on Friday, Feb. 19. Participants can win college scholarships and other prizes in the event, sponsored by the CoB’s School of Accountancy. About 325 students will be at the Student Recreation Center for the challenge, which incorporates individual and team tests of skills and knowledge.


February 18, 2016
College of Business dean forums begin Feb. 25
College of Business dean forums Four candidates for dean of the College of Business will meet with constituents during a series of forums beginning next week. The dean is the chief academic and administrative officer for the SIU College of Business and is responsible for its academic programs, fiscal management, personnel, external relations, recruitment and retention, among other areas. All candidates must have a strong record of academic leadership and administrative experience.


February 12, 2016
“It’s the best money I spent”: CoB invites students on its annual study abroad trip to France - Katja Sonkeng
The 2015 Study Abroad group Entering its 14th year of existence, one of the largest study abroad programs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is now accepting applications for the 2016 trip to the Alpine city of Grenoble in southeastern France. From May 16 through June 11, the participants of the SIU College of Business Study Abroad program will be attending classes at Grenoble Graduate School of Business’ main campus for the first three weeks before concluding their coursework at its Paris location during the last five days. The deadline for the program, which is open to all majors across campus, is March 1.


February 11, 2016
RSO spotlight: Saluki SAM, APICS and the unique opportunities they provide - Svetlana Bondar
SAM logo with image of saluki dog in a man's suit The College of Business is proud to have more than 20 registered student organizations (RSOs), each providing students with unique opportunities to gain experience and develop skills in their area of interest. This time, the spotlight falls on two management RSOs: the SIU chapters of the Society for Advancement of Management and the American Production and Inventory Control Society, both of which offer excellent opportunities to Salukis.


February 10, 2016
Executive in Residence program: Connecting CoB students with the business world - Svetlana Bondar
Executive in Residence program The newly established Executive in Residence (EIR) program provides students, faculty and staff of the College of Business an opportunity to network with the college’s alumni who are successful in the business world. These alumni visit the university to share experiences and lessons they have learned that have benefited their careers. While on campus, they give lectures in different classes, attend breakfasts and luncheons, and conduct mock interviews.


February 09, 2016
A trusted partner and a buzzing hub: That’s the new CoB Business Placement Center - Katja Sonkeng
The CoB Business Placement Center at Rehn Hall From regular career trips to weekly information sessions to clothing rentals to a virtual career center, the College of Business Placement Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has undergone some visible changes since Danna Lewis took office April 1, 2015. With her one-year anniversary approaching, the director of the only college-focused career and placement center on campus recapped the progress made in the last year, discussed current events and services, shared exciting news about the upcoming launch of a new career portal March 1, and other makeover plans on the horizon.


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