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December 20, 2010
Students gain entrepreneurship experience - Christi Mathis, University Communications
Students in Kay M. Nelson’s small business management class at Southern Illinois University Carbondale learned first hand this fall the educational value of experience coupled with classroom instruction and practical information from business experts. In teams, the students studied a new product and its feasibility and created marketing campaigns and proposals. As the semester wrapped up, they made formal presentations in a special competition.

December 15, 2010
Garnett earns Risk Management Certification - Meredith Thomas
photo of Shari Garnett The College of Business would like to congratulate Business Manager Shari Garnett for passing all qualifications to earn the designation of Certified Risk Manager. Garnett has been at SIUC for 18 years, and joined the College in January 2010. Before joining the College, she worked in the Office of Risk Management for 4 years and the Internal Audit Office for 6.5 years.

November 30, 2010
Business college graduates give back - Greg Scott, SIU Foundation
Some alumni of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Business are wasting no time in offering financial assistance to support students who are following in their footsteps. Recent graduates of the college -- Candice McCloud (business management in 2007), Xavier Mims (management in 2008), and Janaya Tucker (accounting in 2007 and master’s in business administration in 2008) -- have in short order made a commitment to establish scholarships and offer additional assistance to current students.

November 21, 2010
SIU students earn awards - Christi Mathis, SIUC University Communications
Southern Illinois University students fared well during the recent 2010 National Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization Annual Conference. Renee Favreau of Carbondale won the award for Best Student Leader at the conference.

November 17, 2010
SIC forms partnership with SIU College of Business - Meredith Thomas
SIU College of Business is excited to announce a collaborative partnership with Southeastern Illinois College (SIC), located in Harrisburg, Illinois. The two institutions will work together to support and promote SIUC’s new online bachelor’s degree completion program in business administration. The 60 credit hour program will be offered starting in January 2011.

November 15, 2010
GBA members learn from local business owner - Whitney Schaefer
Even though students receive a majority of their education in the classroom, there are some important lessons that will not be learned until the student obtains work experience in their chosen field. To give its members a head start on some of those important areas, the Graduate Business Association brought in George Sheffer, Owner of Murdale True Value in Carbondale, on November 1 to discuss what he has learned from starting his own successful small business.

November 12, 2010
Freshman on track for successful future - Whitney Schaefer
Brittany Greathouse, a fourth generation SIU student, has started off her freshman year with a mentality geared towards success. Majoring in accounting and minoring in Spanish, she is focused on obtaining a high GPA as well as getting involved not only within the College of Business, but with SIU as a whole.

November 12, 2010
Locke named Illinois CPA Society Mary T. Washington Wylie Fellow - Whitney Schaefer
LaToya Locke, a 2005 graduate of the SIU College of Business, was recently named a Mary T. Washington Wylie Fellow by the Illinois CPA Society. The Mary T. Washington Wylie Program was started to provide educational, professional, and leadership opportunities to African Americans and other minorities within the accounting profession.

November 08, 2010
MAcc student training with 2012 Olympics in sight - Whitney Schaefer
Jeff Schirmer is not your typical student. After graduation, while most other students will be starting their first career, Schirmer will begin his career as a professional runner and will begin training to try out for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

November 01, 2010
CoB introduces Online Undergraduate Completion Program - Whitney Schaefer
The College of Business Online Undergraduate Completion Program will be initiating in January 2011. It is designed for students who have completed their general and core coursework requirements. This program accommodates students transferring from community college and other universities, as well as students wanting to complete their bachelor’s degree. Upon completion, graduates will earn a bachelor’s degree of Business Administration

October 18, 2010
Tailgates bring CoB community together - Whitney Schaefer
The Homecoming and Family Weekend tailgates were a great success for the College of Business, bringing together many alumni, students, faculty, staff, and their guests.

October 07, 2010
Dale Black shares CFO experiences with students - Whitney Schaefer
As a college freshman, Dale Black began pursuing a degree in education. In time, he strayed from his initial plan, graduating with a degree in accounting. His training prepared him for success in the business world. But recently, Mr. Black got the chance to test his legs in front of a class.

October 07, 2010
Invention to Venture educates attendants on entrepreneurship - Whitney Schaefer
Students, faculty, staff, and other members of the community recently had the chance to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Presentations and demonstrations on planning, strategy, promotion, and other topics were presented to attendants at the inaugural Invention to Venture (I2V) workshop ...

October 06, 2010
CoB alumnus reaches out to students - Whitney Schaefer
Jeff Rose is an excellent example of an active alumnus. Always eager to get involved with his alma mater, Rose helps SIU Business students prepare themselves for the future.

October 05, 2010
Student balances school, work, and horses - Whitney Schaefer
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October 04, 2010
Dean’s External Advisory Board gathers for events - Whitney Schaefer
Members of the Dean’s External Advisory Board traveled to Carbondale for their semi-annual meeting on October 1, 2010. It was the first meeting for the newest board member Ray Griffith, the CEO of ACE Hardware

October 01, 2010
School of Accountancy hosting Research Colloquium Series - Whitney Schaefer
The School of Accountancy held its 3rd semester of the Research Colloquium Series which began September 17, 2010. All College of Business faculty and Ph.D. students were invited to participate in the presentations held in Rehn Hall.

September 28, 2010
School of Accountancy hosts career fair and golf scramble - Whitney Schaefer
At the Fall Accounting Career Fair students had the opportunity to meet with company representatives to network and learn more about internships and full-time positions. Afterwards, a reception was held at the same location, where students, employers, faculty, and staff socialized over hors d’oeuvres.

September 28, 2010
New advisors complete Academic Advising staff - Whitney Schaefer
The College of Business welcomes new academic advisors Darla Huff and Patricia Martens as they join the Academic Advising Office. The positions had been open for almost a year due to the two previous advisors leaving for retirement and medical disability.

September 08, 2010
Business student applies knowledge to family business - Courtesy of Ryan Simonin of the Daily Egyptian
Khali Smith didn’t wait to put what he learned in the classroom into practice—he used his knowledge to help his mother with her business.

September 02, 2010
Barbeque welcomes back College of Business students - Whitney Schaefer
To kick off the beginning of a new year, the College of Business hosted its 4th Annual Welcome Back Event on Wednesday, September 1, 2010.

September 01, 2010
MIS doctoral student accepted to consortium - Whitney Schaefer
Management Information Systems (MIS) doctoral student Benjamin Wierwille was recently accepted to the Organizational Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) Division of The Academy of Management’s 2010 Doctoral Consortium this August in Montreal, Quebec.

August 30, 2010
COB students and faculty study abroad in France - Whitney Schaefer
Nineteen undergraduate students, one graduate student, and three College of Business faculty members experienced an exciting summer studying abroad in Grenoble, France.

August 29, 2010
Recent grad hired by economic development council - Courtesy of Rockford Area Economic Development Council
The Rockford Area Economic Development Council recently hired recent SIU finance graduate Matthew J. Simpson as a Business Development Specialist.

August 24, 2010
Nasco appointed Director of MBA Programs - Whitney Schaefer
The College of Business is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Suzanne Nasco as the new Director of MBA Programs. This position is being reintroduced so that the expanding program can advance successfully. Nasco will oversee the on-campus MBA as well as the online degree program.

August 16, 2010
Accounting student presents tax research - Whitney Schaefer
Diamond Garner, a junior in Accounting, presented her research project on July 9, 2010 at the 7th Annual McNair/ILSAMP Research Institute Research Symposium in Guyon Auditorium. Garner was one of the 11 McNair Scholars. Her work titled “Determinant of Paid Tax Preparer Usage” addresses the use of paid tax-preparers by looking at multiple tax return and demographic variables.

July 14, 2010
Graduate’s hunting prowess gets national exposure - Christi Mathis
You just never know where you’re going to find a Saluki. Flip on your television and turn to a hunting show and you just might see recent Southern Illinois University graduate Randy Birdsong.The spring College of Business graduate will be the focus of an episode of ESPN’s “Whitetail Country” later this year.

June 06, 2010
High school students to learn about business world - Christi Mathis
A contingent of minority high school students from across America will visit Southern Illinois University this month and find out for themselves that the world is their oyster. SIU’s College of Business and Administration will host about 20 students who will be high school juniors or seniors this fall in a weeklong residency program June 14-21.

May 10, 2010
College of Business 2010 graduation - Amanda Weaver
It is that time of year again when we bid farewell to our graduating students who have worked so hard over the past few years. On Friday, May 14, over 297 College of Business students graduated from their undergraduate program, the MBA program, the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program, and the Ph.D program.

May 10, 2010
Executive Advisory Board elects a new chair - Amanda Weaver
The College of Business Executive Advisory Board elected Adaire Putnam as their new chairperson on April 16, 2010. Putnam was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. In 1981, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in communications with a minor in business.

May 10, 2010
COB student will intern with CMT this summer - Amanda Weaver
Katie Oberholz, a junior studying management recently landed the summer internship of her dreams. Oberholz will work for Country Music Television (CMT) this summer in Nashville, Tennessee.

May 10, 2010
Alumnus voted one of 50 most influential in Sales Lead Management - Amanda Weaver
Tom Judge, an SIU College of Business Alumnus who graduated in 1980 with a bachelor degree in marketing, was voted one of the top 50 most influential people in sales lead management in 2009.

April 26, 2010
COB recognizes 5 of their own top 25 most distinguished seniors - Amanda Weaver
The Southern Illinois University Carbondale College of Business would like to congratulate Robyn Phelan, Nicki Raufer, Matt Simpson, Vance Sawyer, and Amanda Weaver on becoming five of the 2010 Top 25 Distinguished Seniors.

April 22, 2010
Registered Student Organization (RSO) recognized - Amanda Weaver
The College of Business Student Council officially filed for a name change to the Business Leadership Council (BLC) in the fall of 2009. The organization is composed of representatives from each of the College of Business registered student organizations. The new name was a catalyst in creating a new identity that reinvigorated the culture of the organization. As the group began to change, some attrition occurred, resulting in a turnover of several officer positions during the fall semester.

April 15, 2010
Davidson named SIU's outstanding teacher - Christi Mathis
Henry J. Rehn Professor of Finance Wallace N. "Dave" Davidson III is Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Outstanding Teacher for 2010. The University-wide honor is part of the Excellence Through Commitment Awards Program, established in 2003. Chancellor Samuel Goldman will host a dinner honoring the award winners on April 20 at the Student Center.

April 14, 2010
Winningham to deliver this year’s commencement address - Amanda Weaver
SIU College of Business will honor Rick E. Winningham, Chief Executive Officer of Theravance, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company, with the 2010 Alumni Achievement Award. In addition, he will be delivering the commencement address during the College's commencement ceremony on May 14.

April 14, 2010
College of Business inducts six into Hall of Fame - Amanda Weaver
The College of Business recently inducted six distinguished alumni into their prestigious Hall of Fame.The accomplished inductees are: Richard J. Bakosh, Frederick C. Chiu, Micheal E. Derylo III, Stephen D. Goepfert, Martine P. Jackson, and Tahsin Firuz Soyuer

April 14, 2010
College of Business recognizes two outstanding alumni - Amanda Weaver
The College of Business would like to recognize two exceptional alumni for their outstanding achievements in their respective fields. Gregory S. Sprehe, was recognized as the Southern Illinois Business Leader of the Year and Clinton McDonnough was recognized as the Executive of the Year.

April 14, 2010
Sears, Ace Hardware Agreement Has SIU Roots - Meredith Rhoads
A recently-formed partnership between Ace Hardware and Sears Holdings Corporation has its roots in the Southern Illinois University College of Business. Through a relationship between two alumni, Ace Hardware will begin carrying Sears' best selling hardware line, Craftsman Tools, in their stores, beginning in May 2010.

April 05, 2010
College will honor top students, faculty, and staff on Honors Day - Amanda Weaver
Once a year, the College of Business holds its annual Honors Day Ceremony to recognize their accomplished students, faculty, and staff members for scholarships, scholastic honors, awards, and other achievements.

March 31, 2010
College of Business extern program - Amanda Weaver
The Externship Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale was formed for all majors in 1984 by the SIU Alumni Association. Approximately three years ago, Matt Purdy, Associate Director of Career Services, began overseeing the College of Business participation in the program.

March 29, 2010
Marketing Leadership Program - Amanda Weaver
The Department of Marketing at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is providing their students another opportunity to network with alumni. This is through the revival of a mentorship program that was started a few years ago by the Department's External Advisory Board.

March 29, 2010
College of Business Online Chat - Amanda Weaver
In an effort to help admitted students prepare for the next school year, the SIU College of Business, along with Undergraduate Admissions, have begun hosting online chat sessions to answer questions and get to know future Salukis before they come to campus in the fall.

March 25, 2010
Alumnus selected for Jewel-Osco Marketing Honors - Amanda Weaver
Former SIU graduate, Derryl Reed, was selected by Jewel-Osco as their "Marketing Innovator of the Year" during their annual Black History Month kickoff reception in support of Jewel-Osco's black suppliers.

February 19, 2010
Accounting Society/IMA Student Conference - Amanda Weaver
On November 10, 2009, the Southern Illinois University Accounting Society attended the annual Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Student Leadership Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Some of the students who attended the conference were Ashley Gibson, Ryan Masterson, Kris Clark, Nick Harris, Roman Svir, Jessica Gibbens, Brian Ess, Brittany Spain, Kristin Slechticky, and Kelsey Bierman.

February 19, 2010
College of Business Alumnus receives National Leadership Award - Amanda Weaver
College of Business alumnus, Ralph Moore recently received the National Minority Supplier Development Council Leadership (NMSDC) award. The NMSDC leadership award is given to individuals that have demonstrated a long term commitment to expanding alliances between minority businesses and corporate America.

February 19, 2010
4th Annual Saluki Expo and Brunch to be held at MVC Tournament - Amanda Weaver
It's almost that time of year again. March Madness is around the corner, and for Saluki Men's Basketball fans, it's all kicked off by the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Tournament in St. Louis, Missouri. It also marks a new tradition started by the SIU Department of Marketing, the Saluki Expo and Brunch at the MVC Tournament. The fourth annual Saluki Expo and Brunch will be held in the St. Louis Hilton at the Ballpark in the Archview room on March 6th from 9:30- 12:30 pm.

February 10, 2010
Students win accounting scholarships, trophies - Christi Mathis
More than 300 high school and community college students and about 30 teachers converged at Southern Illinois University on Friday, Feb. 5, for the 12th Annual Accounting Challenge. A total of $3,050 in scholarships along with trophies went to students who competed individually and in team challenges.

February 10, 2010
Alumnus named St. Louis Top 30 Under 30 - Amanda Weaver
Nathan Stooke is racing for the top, and the St. Louis business community is taking notice. The former Southern Illinois University MBA graduate was recently selected as one of the top 30 business people in the St. Louis area under 30 years old.

February 10, 2010
SIU students test their entrepreneurial skills - Amanda Weaver
You may have seen the RoverCard on the SIUC campus, but did you know that the RoverCard was created by SIUC undergraduate students? Senior management student, Brad Miller, College of Business alum, Josh Freeman, who graduated in December of 2009, and senior information systems technologies student, Michael Philip came up with the idea of the RoverCard during the summer of 2009.

February 03, 2010
Finance student panelist for Senate debate - Amanda Weaver
On February 2, 2010, senior finance major, Vincent Hardy, was contacted by Tyjuan Cratic, the Media Coordinator of the College Democrats' student organization on campus, to sit on the student panel as part of the "Southern Debate," which featured four out of the five Democratic candidates competing for the nomination in the Feb. 2 primary. Debate participants included Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, former Chicago Inspector General David Hoffman, Chicago Urban League CEO Cheryle R. Jackson, and attorney Jacob Meister.

January 25, 2010
Southern Illinois Bank praises CoB students - Amanda Weaver
During the fall 2009 semester, four MBA students: Sarah Gould, Austin McCree, Chris Smith, and Niklas Wagner received extensive praise from Southern Illinois Bank for their outstanding promotional plan which the students prepared for the company during their MBA Promotions Management class' with Dr. Cheryl Burke Jarvis. On December 16, 2009 the Board of Directors of Southern Illinois Bank in West Frankfort met and bank President James Renik and Vice President Toni Dunning presented the students' proposal to the entire board.

January 15, 2010
SIU management department represented at DSI Institute - Amanda Weaver
Management faculty, PhD students, and PhD graduates attended the annual Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) in New Orleans on November 14-17, 2009.

January 15, 2010
Marketing Student invited to NFL Scouting Combine - Amanda Weaver
Marketing Student invited to NFL Scouting Combine, Marketing, Marketing student and Saluki football player Scott Ravaneski, a member of the 2008 All-Conference Academic team and the 2009 football conference title, has been invited to try out for the NFL Scouting Combine. The NFL Combine is a showcase of the top 250-300 players in the country.

January 13, 2010
Robyn Phelan lands an internship of a lifetime - Amanda Weaver
Marketing student Robyn Phelan just finished an experience of a lifetime in her hometown of Bridgeview, IL. Phelan, who is a senior, was asked to become an intern for the Chicago Fire, an American professional soccer club based in Bridgeview, Illinois, over break.

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