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Miller College of Business Ball State Business eNewsletter January 2007

Welcome to Ball State Business E-news
This new electronic newsletter is designed to provide you with timely information about your Miller College of Business. In addition to Ball State Business magazine, which you’ll continue to receive twice a year, Ball State Business E-news will arrive via e-mail every month, delivering news, updates, and opportunities, as well as brief articles of interest. Enjoy—and, as always, I’d love to hear from you and welcome your feedback! You can reach me at lrichardson@bsu.edu or (765) 285-8192.

Lynne Richardson
Dean and Professor of Marketing
Miller College of Business

Annual sales job fair
The H. H. Gregg Center for Professional Selling will host the 2007 Sales Job Fair Monday, January 29 at the Ball State University Alumni Center. The event provides students from across campus interested in sales careers with opportunities to talk with recruiters about internships and permanent employment. Last year 68 companies were represented. This year’s event runs from 5 to 7 pm, with a reception beginning at 4 pm. For more information, please contact Angela Crabtree at (765) 285-5136 or register online at www.bsu.edu/salescenter/careerfair/recruiting.

Dialogue Days
Our annual Dialogue Days, which connects Ball State University business students with alumni business professionals, is scheduled for March 6 and 7. Business professionals return to campus to speak to classes, sharing their business experience and expertise and providing students with an opportunity to interact with alumni. Most alumni spend half a day in the college.

Each year we receive an overwhelmingly positive response to Dialogue Days, which was initiated more than a decade ago by the Miller College of Business Alumni Board. Alumni are excited about the opportunity to visit campus and enjoy time with students. Our goal is to host an alumnus in each of our business classes. We would love to have you join us!  If you are interested in participating this year, contact Tammy Estep, Director of External Relations in the Miller College of Business at (765) 285-8311.

International connections
In December, Brien Smith, chair of the Department of Marketing and Management, spent two weeks in India as a guest of the University of Delhi. He presented a paper at a conference and guest lectured in several classes, while furthering our college’s relationship with the university.

In keeping with our plan to offer more study abroad opportunities for our students, faculty will lead trips this spring and summer to India, Turkey and Western Europe–including stays in England and France.

Students compete in Fed Challenge
In late October, Professor Cliff Stone, economics, accompanied four students to Chicago to compete in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s College Fed Challenge. This was our college’s first entry in the competition—in which students study the U.S. economy, make forecasts and policy recommendations, and defend their views with professional economists. Although we did not win, the students and Dr. Stone learned a great deal and are eager to compete again next fall. 

Beta Alpha Psi chapter receives honor
Ball State’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals, was awarded a superior chapter designation for the 16th consecutive year in 2006. The designation—the highest award presented by the national BAP organization to chapters —recognizes excellence in service to the community and professional development. “This is truly a remarkable accomplishment and a reflection of the dedication of the members and accounting faculty,” says Mark Myring, faculty adviser for Ball State’s BAP chapter.

Executive in residence
Jim Marcuccilli, president and CEO of Star Financial Bank, will be on campus Wednesday, February 7 as a Miller College of Business executive in residence. His 3 pm talk (Whitinger Building, Room 144) will be open to the public. If you’d like more information, contact Tammy Estep at (765) 285-8311.

February 21
Steve Walker, CEO of Walker Information
March 21
Neil Ellerbrook, CEO of Vectren
April 18
Cynthia Cooper, WorldCom Whistleblower


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