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Miller College of Business Ball State Business eNewsletter February 2007

 Big Apple adventure
At 9 pm on January 31, 46 freshman prebusiness students and seven chaperones boarded a bus bound for New York City, where they took in both business and cultural attractions. Associate Dean Ray Montagno and new faculty member Susan Brudvig were among those who accompanied the students on their Big Apple adventure, including visits to the New York Stock Exchange, the United Nations, and Liberty Island. In addition, alumnus Ken White hosted a reception for the students at Ernst & Young's Times Square office. The group returned to Muncie Sunday, February 4 – just in time for the Super Bowl!

Dialogue Days
This year's Miller College of Business Dialogue Days is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 7. The annual event provides an opportunity for Ball State business students to interact with successful business alumni.  We expect approximately 100 alumni from as far away as Ontario (Canada) and Virginia to share their career experiences.

Immersive learning projects
Students in a graduate managerial accounting class (ACC 665) taught by Gwen White are working on two immersive learning projects this semester. One will propose a "balanced scorecard" for Ball State that provides nonfinancial measures to assist in management. The second project will propose sustainability indicators, including economic, social, and environmental indicators for better management of resources. For more information about immersive learning at Ball State, go to www.bsu.edu/portfolio

Cynthia CooperWhistleblower to speak on campus
Whistleblower Cynthia Cooper will speak at Ball State Wednesday, April 18, as part of the Miller College of Business Distinguished Speakers Series. Cooper, an internal auditor and consultant, was named one of Time magazine's "People of the Year" in 2002 for her efforts in uncovering WorldCom financial fraud. The public is invited to Cooper's 6 pm presentation in Emens Auditorium.


College mourns loss
Miller College of Business faculty, staff, and students join the entire Ball State University community in mourning the loss of freshman prebusiness student Travis Smith. We are deeply saddened by his death, the result of an automobile accident on January 27. Travis played on the men's golf team and planned to major in accounting.

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

As always, I'd love to hear from you. Please contact me at lrichardson@bsu.edu or (765) 285-8192, and share what's going on in your life.

Lynne Richardson
Dean and Professor of Marketing

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