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Miller College of Business Ball State Business eNewsletter March 2007

Cynthia CooperEthics Week features
WorldCom whistleblower
Cynthia Cooper

The week of April 16-20 is Ball State’s campus-wide Ethics Week, initiated and coordinated by the Miller College of Business. A variety of activities, speakers, and events, sponsored by colleges and departments, are scheduled throughout the week.

The high point of the week is a presentation by Cynthia Cooper, WorldCom whistleblower, Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. in Emens Auditorium. The event is free, and the public is invited. To attend the reception immediately following her presentation, please make an online reservation. For more information about all Ethics Week activities, go to www.bsu.edu/ethicsweek.

Business in Brazil
Ray Montagno and I just returned from our trip to Sao Paulo and Porto Allegre, Brazil last week. We visited two universities, with the goal of creating a study abroad opportunity for our students next year. We also visited the PAWS licensee and Ernst & Young. Tony Smith, Accounting 1968, and his wife, Marla, were our hosts.

Putting graduation on the line!
On May 1, our senior entrepreneurship students will present their business plans to groups of business professionals in Indianapolis. Commencement is May 5. If the students’ plans are deemed feasible by the judges, the students graduate. If not, they must then wait another year before trying again. This is the ultimate risk… putting graduation on the line!

Attending AACSB International annual meeting
Associate Deans Rod Davis and Ray Montagno and I will attend AACSB International’s annual meeting and conference in Tampa April 22-24. The Miller College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the premier professional accrediting body and thought leadership association for schools of business. Only the top 15 percent of the world’s business schools earn accreditation from AACSB International, which requires strict adherence to rigorous standards of excellence. For more information about AACSB, go to www.aacsb.edu.

Beta Gamma Sigma
The Ball State Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for AACSB-accredited business schools, inducted 62 new members on March 30. Wil Davis, CEO of Ontario Systems in Muncie, was the featured speaker.

Third annual Sales Symposium
The H. H. Gregg Center for Professional Selling is hosting its third annual sales symposium Thursday, April 19 at the Ball State University Alumni Center.  For more information and to register, contact Angela Crabtree at (765) 285-5136 or visit the Web site.

April 18
Cynthia Cooper, WorldCom Whistleblower

May 5

Spring Commencement

As always, thanks for all you do to support our college. Let me hear your positive Ball State experiences, your successes, and any concerns that you might have.  I can be reached at lrichardson@bsu.edu. Best wishes!

Lynne Richardson
Dean and Professor of Marketing

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