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October 11, 2012
Goodale invited to serve on editorial review board - Nicole Trainor
Dr. John Goodale, Associate Professor of Operations Management in the Department of Management, has been invited to serve as a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Operations Management (JOM).


October 11, 2012
Dr. Mark Martinko speaks to doctoral students and faculty - Emily Morgan
College of Business doctoral students and faculty welcomed guest speaker Dr. Mark Martinko on Thursday, September 27. His presentation, entitled “Attribution Theory in the Organizational Sciences,” focused on what individuals attribute successes and failures to, and the role these attributions play in the context of organizational behavior.


September 25, 2012
SIU College of Business nearly doubles new student enrollment goals - Darla Huff
The College of Business (CoB) at Southern Illinois University surpassed its Fall 2012 enrollment goals with a total new student increase of 18.2 percent. This number nearly doubles the original goal college leaders had in mind.


September 25, 2012
Business college's 'STARS' initiative highlighted - Christi Mathis, University Communications
Tabitha Stone and Jill Gebke A student success and retention program at Southern Illinois University’s College of Business will soon be in the national spotlight. Jill Gebke and Tabitha Stone will present a program entitled “Aligning the STARS -- Faculty, Advisement and Students Working Together to Achieve Academic Success in Student Retention,” at the National Academic Advisory Association conference, Oct. 4-7, in Nashville, Tennessee.


August 30, 2012
Association honors Cheng for research, education - Tom Woolf, University Communications
photo of Rita Cheng Dr. Rita Cheng, Professor of Accountancy and Chancellor was awarded the “Enduring Lifetime Contribution Award” by the American Accounting Association for her outstanding contributions to the field of government and nonprofit accounting research and education. Dr. Cheng is the first woman to receive the award and only the 15th person overall to receive the award.


August 27, 2012
Students study abroad in Grenoble, France - Emily Morgan
SIU students gather at their graduation dinner in France Over thirty College of Business students participated in the Grenoble Ecole de Management’s international summer school program in Grenoble, France this past summer. The students were escorted by Dr. Suzanne Altobello, Director of MBA Programs and Jenni Janssen, Marketing Director for MBA Programs.


August 27, 2012
Business alumnus coordinates second annual Digital World Expo - Heather Willis
Digital World Expo logo Business, media, and technology will be brought together in a three day conference created by 1996 College of Business alumnus, Shawn Rorick. The second annual Digital World Expo will take place in Las Vegas, NV from September 27 through September 29, 2012. The Digital World Expo is an annual conference highlighting emerging interactive and digital media channels, with in-depth workshops for attendees and new business for exhibitors and sponsors.


July 25, 2012
Leveraging Identities: Building Loyalty - Christi Mathis, University Communications
Jarvis, along with Paul W. Fombelle from Northeastern University and James Ward and Lonnie Ostrom from Arizona State University, studied the concept of identity synergy and how, if an organization can help you fulfill multiple identity roles, it affects your loyalty to that organization. Typically, loyalty manifests itself as customers purchase products to a company as well as through resistance to advertising campaigns from competitors.


July 24, 2012
Local Impact: Study Explores Landfills - Christi Mathis, University Communications
Dr Burnett talks with Diamond Garner and Scott Polczynski Royce D. Burnett, the KPMG Research Professor in Accountancy in SIU Carbondale’s College of Business, is working with two students on a research project that looks at the dual factors of economic and environmental sustainability in counties. The team is assessing the extent to which county refuse and landfill management activities as well as public awareness of those activities affect economic development.


July 23, 2012
Students participate in online summer courses - Heather Willis
This summer, nearly 300 College of Business students took advantage of the online courses. Approximately 35 students enrolled in the online Business and Administration Bachelor of Science degree-completion program (BNAD) took courses over the summer while the remaining participants were on-campus students who took one or more online courses offered through the online program.


July 23, 2012
College to hold MBA Foundation Workshops
The College of Business will once again hold their MBA Foundation Workshops in August. These workshops are geared to prepare incoming MBA students, graduate students, or working professionals with the basic knowledge of the business core subject areas, including accounting, finance, statistics/spreadsheet/information systems, and general MBA study and research.


May 21, 2012
Hamilton to head Dean's Advisory Board
photo of Ed Hamilton The College of Business Executive Advisory Board elected Ed Hamilton as their new chairperson at the spring External Advisory Board meeting held the last week of April. “I look forward to working with Dean Cradit and all of the members of the External Advisory Board in elevating our group’s contribution to, and positive impact on, SIU's College of Business,” said Hamilton on his reaction to becoming chair.


May 03, 2012
Awards Banquet held to honor alumni - Nicole Trainor
photo of Diane Compardo speaking The College of Business recently hosted an awards banquet where four distinguished alumni were inducted into the College’s prestigious Hall of Fame. The accomplished individuals are: Kevin D. Bastien, Diane Compardo, Jeff Emme, and Stephen Parks.


May 02, 2012
College hosts Entrepreneurial Saluki Informational event - Nicole Trainor
photo of Nathan Woodhouse The College of Business recently hosted an informational event for students to hear firsthand how two finance alumni went from Rehn Hall to the business world. Nathan Woodhouse and Brandon Zanotti spoke to students about the trails and tribulations they faced while starting their now successful business.


May 02, 2012
Alumni share their professional experience with students - Nicole Trainor
photo of Kathy McDonald speaking to a class in Lawson In the week leading up to the Spring Dean's External Advisory Board meeting, two Executive in Residences (EIR), Clint McDonnough and Kathy McDonald, spoke to classrooms to share their professional experiences with students.


April 19, 2012
Greathouse elected as 2012-2013 USG President - Genesha Pender
Brittany Greathouse On April 12, 2012, the SIU student body elected sophomore accounting student Brittany Greathouse as the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) President for the 2012-2013 school year.


April 19, 2012
2012 Honors Day Ceremony - Nicole Trainor
picture of Dean Cradit shaking Lucas Cherry's hand On April 15, the College of Business recognized the hard work and success of its students, faculty, and staff at the annual Honors Day awards presentation.125 students were recognized with scholastic honors, and 100 students were awarded over $153,728 in scholarships and tuition waivers.


April 12, 2012
Gebke and Stone to present at NACADA - Nicole Trainor
graphic of nacada The College of Business would like to congratulate their own Chief Academic Advisor, Tabitha Stone, and Director of Enrollment Management, Jill Gebke, for being selected to present at the 2012 NATIONAL ACADEMIC ADVISING ASSOCIATION (NACADA) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in October.


April 12, 2012
Three Business students named among 25 Most Distinguished Seniors - Nicole Trainor
photo of students Each year, the SIU Alumni Association recognizes the top 25 Most Distinguished Seniors on campus. This year, the College of Business is honored to have three of its students named to this prestigious list: Daniel Dunbar, Caroline Ebelhar, and Cameron James.


April 05, 2012
Management students establish a scholarship for local high school - Nicole Trainor
photo of management students College of Business students, Alex Baine (Management, 2013) and Lane Dillard (Management, 2013) along with six of their friends teamed up to offer assistance to students much like themselves and founded the “Basement Crew (BC) Scholarship.” The BC Scholarship is intended to help Carbondale Community High School students who plan to attend college upon graduating from high school.


April 05, 2012
Externship series: Greg Gilleylen, The Chicago Blackhawks - Nicole Trainor
Greg Gilleylen stands by the Chicago Blackhawks logo Unlike most seniors in college who spend their spring breaks on the beach in the sun, Greg Gilleylen, a marketing senior from Aurora, Illinois spent his working alongside The Chicago Blackhawks and their marketing team as a part of The SIU Externship Program. The week-long program is administered by the SIU Alumni Association as well as the College of Business, and it provides students with valuable work experience and is a great way for students to enrich their resumes.


March 29, 2012
Clark steps down after successful decade as chairman - Nicole Trainor
portrait of Terry Clark After ten years of service, Dr. Terry Clark has requested to step down from his role as Chairman of the Department of Marketing. Upon his resignation, Clark wishes to return to the faculty and devote more of his time to teaching and research.


March 29, 2012
Externship Series: Kelly Kresin, DC Interactive Group
photo of Kelly Kresin Marketing senior Kelly Kresin recently partnered with DC Interactive Group (DCIG) to participate in a week-long externship administered by the SIU Alumni Association and the College of Business. Externships provide students with valuable work experience during their spring break week and are a great way for students to enhance their resumes.


March 29, 2012
Lecture on April 4: The Millionaire Blueprint - Emily Morgan
Photo of Steve Olsher Steve Olsher, 1992 SIU Speech Communications graduate and successful entrepreneur, will be speaking to College of Business students on Wednesday, April 4th at 5:00 p.m. in Rehn Hall, room 12. His presentation, entitled “The Millionaire Blueprint: Proven Ninja Tactics for Making a Fortune and a Difference,” will provide students with insight into the power of the internet and mobile media in today’s society.


March 22, 2012
MAcc student's long journey - Nicole Trainor
photo of Arslan Jumakuliyev Originally from Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Arslan Jumakuliyev has overcome many challenges to be where he is today. Currently in his last semester at SIU as a Master of Accountancy student with a focus in taxation, Arslan will graduate in May 2012. He will then join the “Big 4” accounting firm, Price Waterhouse Coopers, as a tax professional, in their office in Chicago, Illinois.


March 21, 2012
2012 Externships take place - Nicole Trainor
Dr. Peter Mykytyn pictured speaking to students in a Lawson Hall class room. While traditional spring breaks often involve soaking up the sun and hanging out with friends, 127 SIU students, including 34 from the College of Business, participated in the week-long SIU Extern Program administered by the SIU Alumni Association. Nine of the last ten years, the College of Business led all other SIU colleges in the number of students who participated.


March 07, 2012
Minority Student Leadership Conference set for Mar. 29 - Nicole Trainor
portrait photos of Joshua Fredenburg and Mike Glenn​ With hopes to build on the success of last year’s inaugural Minority Student Leadership Conference, the College of Business Office of Minority Affairs will be hosting their second conference on Thursday, March 29 from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.


March 06, 2012
New online classes to be offered this summer - Nicole Trainor
woman on a beach The College of Business will be offering online classes to all business students, both on and off-campus this summer. Fourteen of the college’s core required courses will be offered throughout the summer. Each course will be 100 percent online, except for course exams, which will be taken in a lab for on-campus students and remotely for off-campus students.


March 01, 2012
Tabitha Stone appointed Chief Academic Advisor - Nicole Trainor
photo of Tabitha Stone Tabitha Stone has been appointed as the new Chief Academic Advisor for Southern Illinois University’s College of Business.


February 29, 2012
AMA co-hosts successful Polar Plunge - Nicole Trainor
students laughing in thompson lake On February 25, the SIU Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) co-hosted the second annual Polar Plunge event. Students, faculty, and members of the community, some dressed in costume, gathered to jump into the icy waters of SIU’s Campus Lake.


February 23, 2012
SIU hosts Spring 2012 Career Fair - Nicole Trainor
A business student speaks with a recruiter. Southern Illinois University hosted the Spring 2012 Career Fair on Wednesday, February 22, in the Student Center ballrooms. Students from all majors across campus looking for internships, full-time positions, or networking opportunities were able to meet with over 40 companies and organizations in attendance.


February 23, 2012
Doctoral students to be published in the Journal of Business Ethics - Courtesy of Richard F. Beltramini
photo headshots of J. Franczak and W. Drover College of Business management doctoral students Will Drover and Jennifer Franczak, along with Wayne State University’s Richard F. Beltramini, will be published in the upcoming edition of the Journal of Business Ethics.


February 21, 2012
5 reasons to go to the career fair - Nicole Trainor
The Spring 2012 Career Fair will take place on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in the SIU Student Center Ballrooms. Students will be able to interact with various employers from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The College of Business has put together five reasons why you should attend.


February 15, 2012
Building Career Fair Success Seminar - Nicole Trainor
The College of Business and the Business Placement Center recently held a “Building Career Fair Success Seminar” to help students prepare for the All-Majors Career Fair. The fun and informative seminar provided answers to students' questions and gave them the confidence to excel at the Spring All-Majors Career Fair on Feb. 22.


February 14, 2012
AMA helps sponsor 2012 Polar Plunge - Courtesy of American Marketing Association
graphic reads Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge 2012 to benefit Special Olympics Illinois The American Marketing Association, Chi Sigma Chi and SIU Campus Recreation are teaming up with Special Olympics Illinois to sponsor the 2012 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge into Campus Lake at noon on Saturday, February 25. All funds will directly benefit those with intellectual disabilities within 10 counties in southern Illinois.


February 14, 2012
Free Kaplan Practice Test for SIU Alumni Association members - Nicole Trainor
graphic reads: Kaplan test prep and admissions Current members of the SIU Alumni Association who wish to pursue graduate and professional degrees will have the opportunity to practice their test-taking skills with a Free Kaplan Practice Test given on SIU Carbondale’s campus, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.


February 14, 2012
Accounting Challenge draws hundreds of students - Christi Mathis, University Communications
Four students discuss their strategy The battle was on as hundreds of students converged at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for a two-phase test of their accounting knowledge and problem-solving ability.


February 09, 2012
14th Annual School of Accountancy Challenge - Christi Mathis, University Communications
local high school students test their creation Nearly 400 students from 23 area high schools and five community colleges will be in attendance at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s 14th annual School of Accountancy Accounting Challenge. The event, featuring tests of skills and knowledge for individuals and teams, is set for Friday, Feb. 10, at the Student Recreation Center’s small gym.


February 08, 2012
Marketing professor attends annual meetings for CSL
photo of Cheryl Burke Jarvis ​Cheryl Burke Jarvis, Associate Professor of Marketing, recently attended the Annual Board Meeting and Academic Meeting for the Center for Services Leadership (CSL) in Phoenix, Arizona on Jan. 26 and 27. The CSL is based at Arizona State University, and is the premier joint academic-business research center in the world focused on “services science,” with the goal of creating and distributing knowledge about how to compete strategically through the profitable use of services.


February 08, 2012
​Grad Bash offers fun, resources for Class of 2012 - Andrea Hahn, University Communications
graphic - grad bash '12 It was the start of a journey for Southern Illinois University Carbondale students when they began their college careers, and it’s the start of a journey when they graduate.


January 30, 2012
Business students receive textbook scholarships - Courtesy of University Communications
photo ​Four College of Business students were selected to receive a Textbook Scholarship from the SIU Alumni Association. The Association awarded over $15,000 in textbooks and supplies to 35 SIU Carbondale students on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at a presentation in the Student Center Ballrooms.


January 30, 2012
Academic advisor spends time in Brazil - Nicole Trainor
photo of Darla Huff and friends College of Business academic advisor, Darla Huff, recently took a ten-week hiatus from advising duties for an adventure in Uberlandia, Brazil. She traveled with her husband Jonathan, who was assigned a sabbatical for his company, Dow AgriSciences. Uberlandia is located in South Central Brazil. However, they were able to travel to other areas of the country including Campinas, Caldas Novas, Sao Paulo, Ubatuba, and to enjoy many of Brazil’s breathtaking rural landscapes.


January 29, 2012
Five reasons to attend our Social Networking Seminar - Nicole Trainor
image of a cube ​Social media is used everywhere and knowing how to capitalize on its potential benefits is an important skill for every business student. To help our students become more savvy with social media, the College of Business Placement Center is hosting Social Networking Seminars on Thursday,


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