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Miller College of Business Ball State Business eNewsletter August 2009

New year, new rankings

Entrepreneurship Center nationally ranked
The entrepreneurship program in Miller College has been ranked again this year as being among the ten best in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Since 1999, the undergraduate entrepreneurship program has been consistently included in U.S. News & World Report’s top ten ranking. Read more.

Sales major approved
A new undergraduate major in sales to be offered by the college starting Fall 2010 has been approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Ball State joins a handful of institutions across the nation that offer a sales major. The HH Gregg Center for Professional Selling has a national reputation for leadership, and is one of twelve full-time members of the University Sales Center Alliance.

We want your feedback!
How can we best communicate with our alumni and friends? We need your input. Please take a few moments to complete a brief online questionnaire. Your feedback will help us tailor our communication efforts. Take the survey online.

Graduate courses in Fishers
Beginning in the Spring 2010 semester, the college will offer classes towards the Graduate Certificate in Business Essentials with courses applicable to the MBA degree at Ball State’s Outreach Services Site in Fishers. Survey of Marketing (MKG 505) will be taught on Mondays at 6 p.m. For more information about the MBA degree or graduate certificate program, visit us online or call 765-285-1931.

Homecoming celebration
Come back to campus for Homecoming—Ball State’s Best Week Ever!

We invite you and your family and friends to game day festivities on Saturday, October 3, beginning with a pre-game rally and buffet from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at the Alumni Center. Meet former business classmates, members of the Miller College Alumni Society Board and faculty and enjoy group seating for business alumni.

Kick-off for the Cards vs. the Toledo Rockets is set for noon at Scheumann Stadium. Following the game you are invited to enjoy refreshments at the Alumni Center. Post-game beverage tickets for the cash bar are included in your reservation package, along with a parking pass. The package price is $29. Contact the Ball State Alumni Association by Friday, September 25. Use the online reservation form and make your reservations today!

Package 1 - $40 ($77 value)
Friday University Alumni Awards dinner
Saturday pre-game buffet
Parking pass
General admission game ticket
Post-game celebration

Package 2 - $29 ($47 value)
Saturday pre-game buffet
Parking pass
General admission game ticket
Post-gamecCelebration

Ball State Alumni Association: (ph) 765-285-1080, (f) 765-285-1414, alumni1@bsu.edu

Faculty news
Two professors in the Miller College were recognized by Ball State University this year for their outstanding achievements. Sushil Sharma, chair and professor of Information Systems and Operations Management, received the 2008-09 Ball State Outstanding Faculty Award and Jennifer Bott, associate professor, Marketing and Management, was recognized as the 2008-09 Outstanding Junior Faculty Member. Each year, the provost recognizes one faculty member across campus with these awards. Congratulations to both!

Fall speaker line-up
The Miller College is pleased to announce its fall schedule of speakers as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series and Executive-in-Residence Programs. If you are on or around campus, please join us for these programs.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 | Opportunities and Careers in a Global Economy | MCOB Distinguished Speaker Series | Anthony (Tony) Smith (’68), Partner and Director of Capital Markets Center, Ernst & Young Brazil

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 | Me and My Big Feet: How to Take a Stand and Be a Leader in Your Organization | MCOB Distinguished Speaker Series | Darcy Keith (’93), Business Analyst, State Auto Insurance Companies

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 | Executive-in-Residence | Dave Bego (’76), CEO, Executive Management Services, Inc.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 | We’re All in the Same Gang | Edward James Olmos, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actor and considered one of the leading voices of Latin America in Hollywood. Campus-wide event sponsored in part by the Miller College of Business.

Thursday, November 19, 2009 | Executive-in-Residence | Umit Taftali (’85), Koc Holding, Istanbul.

From the Dean’s Office
Greetings! Another academic year is off to a great start! Our student enrollment numbers are up slightly and we have seven new faculty members joining us.

I have started getting out of my office visiting alumni and have met several of you. In the days to come, I plan to meet many more of you. I invite you to stay connected with the College and Ball State. With your support, we can accomplish much! Anytime you are in the neighborhood, I invite you to drop by our office.

Sincerely,

Rajib Sanyal signature
Rajib Sanyal, Dean
Miller College of Business, Ball State University
765-285-8192 (office), 765-285-5117 (fax)

rnsanyal@bsu.edu
www.bsu.edu/business


Upcoming Alumni Events

Dates to Note*

Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Opportunities and Careers in a Global Economy
MCOB Distinguished Speaker Series, Tony Smith ‘68

Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Advanced Professionalism Certificate Program Kickoff!

Friday, September 11, 2009
Gamma Iota Sigma Golf Outing
Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Scholastic Society

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Fall Career Fair

Saturday, October 3, 2009
Homecoming
- Breakfast: Miller College of Business Alumni Gathering
- Game: Ball State vs. Toledo

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Me and My Big Feet: How to Take a Stand and Be a Leader in Your Organization
MCOB Distinguished Speaker Series, Darcy Keith ‘93

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Insurance, Financial Services and Actuarial Career Fair

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Executive-in-Residence
Dave Bego, CEO Executive Management Services, Inc.

Friday, October 23, 2009
HH Gregg Center for Professional Selling Regional Sales Competition

Friday, October 23, 2009
Finance Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
We’re All in the Same Gang
Edward James Olmos

Friday, October 30, 2009
Miller College of Business Executive Advisory Board Meeting

Friday, October 30, 2009
Miller College of Business Alumni Award Dinner

Friday, November 6, 2009
Accounting Advisory Council Meeting

Friday, November 13, 2009
ISOM Advisory Board Meeting

Friday, November 13, 2009
MBA Advisory Board Meeting

Thursday, November 19, 2009
Executive-in-Residence
Umit Taftali (’85), Koc Holding, Istanbul

Saturday, December 12, 2009
Scholarship and Awards Brunch

*Don’t miss out on other upcoming Miller College of Business Alumni events. Mark your calendar for opportunities to become involved and network with fellow alumni. Visit bsu.edu/business/contactus to send an update for the Ball State Business magazine or update your email address, and receive monthly electronic updates from the college and details about upcoming events. For more information, contact Tammy Estep, Director of External Relations for the Miller College of Business.


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