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Miller College of Business Ball State Business eNewsletter Jan. 2009

Rajib SanyalFEATURE
Sanyal Appointed as Miller College Dean

Ball State University has appointed Rajib Sanyal, an expert in industrial and labor relations, as dean of the Miller College of Business. Sanyal, who has been the business college dean at Northern Michigan University in Marquette since 2005, will join Ball State on June 1. He was selected after a national search which brought three candidates to campus for interviews.

"Dr. Sanyal brings with him solid administrative skills and unique national and international business experience," said Ball State Provost Terry King. "We believe he is the right person to join our team to assist the university in meeting the goals of its strategic plan. We look forward to his initiatives." Read more.

Dialogue Days: Feb 25-26

Your Experience Wanted
The Miller College Alumni Society is hosting Dialogue Days February 25-26. This is a great opportunity to return to campus and speak to one or two business classes about lessons learned, essential skills for graduates, and the many facets of business. Please consider lending your experience and expertise for the benefit of tomorrow's business leaders. Sessions are being scheduled now. To get involved with Dialogue Days, contact Tammy Estep at 765-285-8311. View invitation online.


Business Alumni: Socialize, Network, Have Fun!
Please join us for an after-work reception on January 29 at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, Ind. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with other Ball State business alumni, learn what’s happening in the Miller College, meet Ball State faculty and administrators, socialize, network, and have fun!

$15 per person reserves your place and includes hors d'oeuvres and one beverage. A cash bar will be available. Pre-paid reservations are requested by January 28. To make reservations please contact the Ball State Alumni Association by phone 765-285-1080, fax 765-285-1414 or email alumni1@bsu.edu and provide your VISA or MC number. For best security, we suggest using the phone or fax.

Thursday, January 29 • 5:30-7:30 PM • Ritz Charles, Carmel
12156 N. Meridian St., Carmel, IN  46032
From I-465, travel to exit 31 at Meridian Street/U.S. 31 north. Proceed north on Meridian. The Ritz Charles will be on the west side of the street.

Goldsby Leading Entrepreneurship Center
Michael Goldsby, the Stoops Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, is leading the Entrepreneurship Center after serving as interim director for several months. He succeeds Larry Cox, who left the program last summer to join the staff at Pepperdine University. Read more.

Two "Super CPAs" Among the Business Faculty
Two faculty members, Jim Duncan and Jim Schmutte were selected by their members of the Indiana CPA Society as part of the top 40 leading CPAs in Indiana. Read more in the November 2008 issue of Indiana Business magazine.

CBER Tourism Study Released
The Center for Business and Economic Research released its latest study, Tourism-Related Commerce in Indiana, finding that every $1 spent on tourism promotion and marketing by Indiana's convention and visitor bureaus generates roughly $15 dollars in taxable revenue, which creates jobs in a sometimes overlooked industry. Read more. The full report by CBER can be read online.

Dates to Note*

January 26, 2009
Professional Sales Career Fair

January 29, 2009
Miller College Alumni Reception

February 19, 2009
Executive-in-Residence: James Lintzenich

February 25-26, 2009
Dialogue Days

*Don’t miss out on other upcoming Miller College Alumni events. Log on to http://www.bsu.edu/forms/cob/AlumInfoForm/ to update your contact info and send/receive details for upcoming events.

Note from the Dean's Office
Greetings! It is getting to be late January and we are beginning the third week of the semester. It has been very wintery in Muncie, so our thoughts of spring break are emerging way too early. I hope you had a wonderful new year. I sat with a sizeable contingent of Ball State alumni in Mobile, Ala., earlier this year for the GMAC Bowl. The game was ultimately played in a driving rain storm. In the end, our Cardinals suffered a loss to the University of Tulsa - aptly named "The Golden Hurricane" - but don't worry, the outcome of the game did not put a damper on a season to be remembered!

Our good news is the appointment of Dr. Raj Sanyal as our new dean. Raj is scheduled to start June 1. Interestingly, I nominated Raj for the job. I know him as a very thoughtful and caring person, an experienced dean, and I believe he will be an excellent leader for the Miller College.

Until next month, GO CARDS!

Rod Davis
Rodney Davis, Interim Dean
Miller College of Business, Ball State University
765-285-8192 (office), 765-285-5117 (fax)


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