FISHER NEWS February 17, 2005
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Makhija Appointed to Rismiller Professorship

Alutto to Speak at Sander Flaum Series

Apprentice Casting Call for MBAs Announced

Center for Entrepreneurship Hosts YEO Event

Undergrad Students Finish Second in Case Competition

Ellingson Presents Cohort Research

Networking Opportunities Take Students to New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago

Casino Night Fundraiser Scheduled
Max M. Fisher College of Business > The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
Makhija Appointed to Rismiller Professorship
Fisher College recently announced the establishment of the David A. Rismiller Professorship in Finance. The endowed professorship recognizes a distinguished faculty member with expertise in banking or a related financial service industry; Anil Makhija, chair of the department of finance, was appointed to the position. Rismiller is the chairman and CEO of America First Financial Institutions Management and is a member of the Fisher College Dean’s Advisory Council. He was honored with Fisher College’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000. Makhija is chair of Fisher College’s department of finance, and the associate dean for executive programs in the college. More>

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Alutto to Speak at Sander Flaum Series
Dean Joseph Alutto will speak at the Sander Flaum Leadership and Professional Development Series at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, February 18 in 305 Gerlach Hall. The event is open to all students, faculty and staff. Alutto will discuss different leadership styles. In addition to serving as dean, Alutto is executive dean for the professional colleges at Ohio State. He is a leading authority on managerial behavior.


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NBC Seeking New Apprentice Candidates - Special MBA-Only Casting Announced
Put your business skills to the test. Mark Burnett and NBC are currently on the lookout for the next Apprentice – for both the Donald Trump and the Martha Stewart versions of the show. Fisher College MBAs have a unique opportunity to meet Apprentice casting directors without waiting in a long open casting call line. The MBA Casting Day will take place on Thursday, Feb. 24 in the Ohio Union Building, Room 237, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All you need to do is bring a completed application, which can be downloaded at NBC.com.

For individuals ages 21 and up, an open casting call will take place at The Blackwell on Saturday, Feb. 26. For more details, including rules and restrictions, click here.


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Center for Entrepreneurship Hosts YEO Event
The Center for Entrepreneurship is holding a Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization Panel Event on Thursday, February 24. The focus is “Creating and Selling Big Ideas,” featuring speakers Derek Harp from The Drop Spot Ltd., Artie Isaac from Young Isaac, and Hassan Abdullahi from the Vesta Group. A reception and networking session will take place between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the graduate student lounge in Gerlach Hall. A panel discussion will take place between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in 140 Pfahl Hall. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please RSVP to entrepreneurship@cob.osu.edu.

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Undergrad Students Finish Second in Case Competition

L to R: Dev Shah, Krissy Robinson, Assistant Professor of Logistics Keely Croxton, Amy Starr and Jameson Parker.

A team of undergraduate logistics students recently finished in second place at a transportation and logistics case competition in Denver. The team of four seniors, which included Jameson Parker, Krissy Robinson, Dev Shah, and Amy Starr, were given an hour to read and analyze a case on capacity constraints in the supply chain. They then delivered a 25-minute presentation on their solution to a panel of logistics professionals. As one of the top three presentations, the team also participated in a debate on the case to a panel of professionals, academics and students. This is the first time Fisher College has participated. The team finished second to Arizona State University, the contending champions from last year’s competition.The team was financially supported through a donation by Shell.


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Ellingson Presents Cohort Research to President's Council on Women's Issues
A recent analysis of the Faculty Cohort project, administered by The Women's Place and now in its fourth year, demonstrates that the project is proving beneficial to the participants and validating cultural changes important for the advancement of women faculty at Ohio State. Jill Ellingson, lead investigator on the study and associate professor of management and human resources, presented the findings to the President's Council on Women's Issues. Additional members of the research team included Arnon Reichers, associate professor of management and human resources, and two graduate students. More>

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Networking Opportunities Take Students to New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago
Fisher College’s small, intimate program provides students with many unique networking opportunities. The Office of Career Services recently arranged several opportunities for MBA students to meet face-to-face with some of the top executives in finance and marketing. The trips included a marketing trip to Chicago, and two finance trips - one to New York City and the other to Pittsburgh. On these trips, students met with representatives from a variety of different companies including PNC Bank, Federated Investors, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Tropicana, Hewitt Associates, McDonald’s, and the Shedd Aquarium. More>

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Casino Night Fundraiser Scheduled
Alpha Tau Omega will be holding a casino night for students on Friday, February 25 at 8 p.m. in the Blackwell Hotel banquet rooms. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Ohio State University Medical Research, Tressel Family Cancer Research and Ohio State Sickle Cell Research. Prizes include a two-person Hamptons getaway, a two-person Nashville getaway to see a country music star at the Grand Ole Opry, tickets to the Miami Heat, tickets to the NJ Nets, Tickets to the Columbus Destroyers, an Archie Griffin-signed football, a computer scanner, miscellaneous gift certificates, and miscellaneous sports apparel. Everyone who attends will also receive a free $50 Elizabeth Arden gift package with their ticket purchase. Tickets are $25. For tickets, contact murrer.3@osu.edu or deknox01@aol.com. Semi-formal attire is required.

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Calendar of Events

Undergraduate Students
February 17, 2005
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Schoenbaum 209.

February 23, 2005
France study abroad information session at 7:30 p.m. in 315 Schoenbaum Hall.

Graduate Students
February 17, 2005
National Black MBA General Body Meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at JP Morgan Chase

All Students
February 18, 2005
Fisher College Dean Joseph Alutto will speak at 8:30 a.m. in Gerlach 305.

February 22, 2005
Transportation and Logistics Association banquet at 6:30 p.m.

Faculty, Staff and PhD
February 18, 2005
Accounting Professor John Fellingham will present his paper titled, "Synergy, Quantum Probabilities, and Cost of Control" at 8:45 a.m. in 400A Fisher Hall as part of the Thomas J. Burns Research Colloquium. Copies of the paper are available in 406 Fisher Hall.

February 22, 2005

University of Georgia Professor K.C. Rakow will speak on “Dimensions of Disclosure and the Cost of Equity Capital: Evidence from the Post Regulation Fair Disclosure Period” at 8:45 a.m. in 275 Gerlach Hall at the Thomas J. Burns Research Colloquium.



News Briefs

Undergrad Academic Enrichment Grant Competition Announced
The Undergraduate Student Government announces the 2004-05 USG Academic Enrichment Grant competition. This year, USG plans to award 50 $500 grants. Proposals are currently being sought from all disciplines.

Eligible projects include any academically relevant work that goes beyond the scope of required class or major work. Applicants must also be current undergraduate students on any Ohio State campus. Information and applications are available in the USG office (Room 201 in the Ohio Union), online at www.usgonline.net, or by emailing Roocha Patel.

Summer Study Abroad in France
An information session for undergraduate students will take place in 315 Schoenbaum Hall on Wednesday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. Students can study international business in France over the summer, earning graded Ohio State credit that counts toward their major. They will learn about the environment of business in Europe and the dramatic changes faced by the European Union.

Classes are taught in English with an optional French language course. Students will live with a French family. For more information, email Charlotte Nourrigat or Laurie Lengen.

Alpha Kappa Psi Event Scheduled
The Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity is proud to present "Maximize your Success," a free event that provides students with tips on professionalism, networking, real-world work environments and issues, and post-graduation decision-making skills.

The event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 12:45 to 4 p.m. in Schoenbaum Hall. Register for the event by Feb. 23 by emailing Danielle Kimmet.

Intel Exec to Speak at Sander Flaum Series

Doug Busch, vice president and co-chief information officer of Intel Corporation, will speak at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, February 25 as part of the Sander Flaum Leadership Speaker Series.

Raabe Receives Award
William A. Raabe, a senior lecturer of accounting was awarded the Carroll College Distinguished Alumnus Award for Professional Achievement. This award is given annually to graduates who have achieved high standards of success in their profession.

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