FISHER NEWS March 2, 2005
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CIBER Team Wins International Competition

Finance Association Kicks Off CFO Summit

Stulz to Speak at Sander Flaum Series

MBA Students Win Competition in Toronto

Fisher College Hosts MBA Minority Case Competition

Accounting Students Give Free Tax Assistance to Low-Income Families
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CIBER Team Wins International Case Competition

L to R: Valtin Gallani, Katie Beaulieu, Dan Oglevee, Ryan Chanatry and Eric Holland.

A team of undergraduate students from Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, sponsored by the Center for International Business and Research (CIBER), won the Marshall International Case Competition at the University of Southern California. The competition was hosted by the USC Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles on Feb. 24-26.

The team consisted of Fisher College students Katie Beaulieu, a senior in marketing; Ryan Chanatry, a senior in marketing and human resources; Valtin Gallani, a senior in finance and Eric Holland, a senior in accounting, finance and economics. Dan Oglevee, senior lecturer of finance, was the faculty adviser.

Twenty-four schools participated in the competition including University of Pennsylvania, University of California-Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon and USC. International universities from Australia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Hungary and Italy were also participants.

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Finance Association Kicks Off CFO Summit
The MBA Finance Association kicks off its annual Fisher College of Business CFO Summit on March 3. Kerrii Anderson, Chief Financial Officer of Wendy’s International will speak between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. On March 4, students can attend seven additional seminars. Speakers will include René Stulz, finance professor, Fisher College; Jeff Kelley, CFO, National City Bank; Ann Hailey, CFO, Limited Brands, Clayton Daley, CFO, P&G, and Cynthia Richson, OPERS – Corporate Governance. All seminars will be held in Gerlach 365 and are open to all students. Business professional dress is required. To RSVP, click here.


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Stulz to Speak at Sander Flaum Series
René Stulz, professor of finance, will speak at the Sander Flaum Leadership and Professional Development Seminar Series at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 4 in 365 Gerlach Hall. The presentation is also part of the Fisher Thought Leader Series and MBA Finance Association CFO Summit. Stulz will talk about “The Limits of Financial Globalization.” At Fisher College, Stulz is the Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics and the director of the Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics. He is a member of the editorial board for more than 10 academic and practitioner journals.

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MBA Students Win Competition in Toronto

L to R: Ingrid Werner, Jake Seegers, Antonio Ferraro, Nathan Suma and Kyle Muskoff.

A team of MBA students won the analyst-trader competition at the 2nd annual University of Toronto’s Rotman International Trading Competition and finished 14th overall. The event consisted of three case competitions including an open outcry event in which participants traded futures contacts via the outcry system; a quantitative outcry case; and a market case that involved teams of both analysts and traders. The team competed with 23 teams of students from around the world, including Carnegie Mellon, University of Michigan, Pennsylvania State, MIT, and University of Toronto. The team, coached by Finance Professor Ingrid Werner, consisted of Antonio Ferraro, Kyle Muskoff, Jake Seegers and Nathan Suma.

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Fisher College Hosts MBA Minority Case Competition
On March 4-6, Fisher College of Business and KeyBank will host the MBA Minority Case Competition. Competing teams include: Case Western Reserve University, Howard University, Northwestern University, Notre Dame University, Ohio Dominican University, Rice University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Maryland. On Friday, March 4, students will prepare for the competition. Case presentations will take place on Saturday morning with final round presentations taking place in the afternoon. The award dinner will take place on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

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Accounting Students Give Free Tax Assistance to Low-Income Families
About 50 graduate and undergraduate accounting students from Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business will provide free tax filing assistance for Central Ohio low-income families. The Fisher Tax Clinic is open on Fridays from 5-8 p.m. at the Godman Guild Association on 303 East 6th Ave., as well as Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5-8 p.m. at the Legal Aid Society on 36 West Gay St.

The Fisher Tax Clinic is open on Wednesday, March 2 and 30 and April 6. The clinic is open on Friday, March 4, April 1 and 8 and on Saturday, March 5 and 26 and April 2 and 9.

The project is part of the Columbus Earned Income Tax Coalition, a group of partners that encourage families to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Families that earned less than $30,338 in 2004 would be eligible to receive the credit.


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Calendar of Events

Graduate Students
March 3-4, 2005
MBA Finance Association CFO Summit

March 4-6, 2005
MBA Minority Case Competition

All Students
March 4, 2005
René Stulz will speak at the Fisher Thought Leaders Series at 8:30 a.m. in 365 Gerlach Hall.

Faculty, Staff & PhD
March 4, 2005
Joel Demski, professor at the University of Florida, will speak on “The Non-Neutrality of Reporting Standards” at the Thomas J. Burns Research Colloquium at 8:45 a.m. in 275 Gerlach Hall.

March 4, 2005
Dawn Iacobucci, professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak at the Department of Marketing and Logistics Research Colloquium at 10:30 a.m. in 500 Fisher Hall.

March 8, 2005
Benjamin Lansford, professor at Penn State University, will speak on "Strategic Bundling of Good and Bad News: the Case of Voluntary Patent Disclosures and Negative Earnings Surprises" at the Thomas J. Burns Research Colloquium at 8:45 a.m. in 275 Gerlach Hall.




News Briefs

Swartzlander to Lecture at Distinguished Speaker Series
Mike Swartzlander, vice president of Ashland Specialty Chemical and General Manager of Casting Solutions, will speak on “Your Global Career – You Have No Choice,” as part of the Distinguished International Speaker Series on March 10 at 12:30 p.m. in 375 Gerlach Hall. To register for this event, please click here by 4 p.m., Thursday, March 3.

Paul Named AMA Marketing Professor of the Year
The Ohio State chapter of The American Marketing Association recently presented its annual Marketing Professor of the Year award to Terry Paul for his contributions and impact on marketing students. This year, the event was a small gala dinner for students and faculty on February 16 at the Blackwell.

Paul has published articles in the Journal of Health Care Marketing, the Journal of Hospital Marketing and the Journal of Marketing Education. He has presented papers and chaired sessions at several professional meetings and has co-authored A Primer in Economics with Belton Fleisher and Kenneth Kopecky.

GEC Class Survey Now Online

Many undergraduate students have opinions about the GEC classes they are required to take at Ohio State. Students now have the opportunity to share their views on these classes. Undergraduate Student Government is working with Ohio State to make GEC classes easier to navigate. In order to improve the curriculum students are encouraged to fill out this quick survey to help USG and university planners better assess the classes. Click here for the survey. An iPod will be given away to one survey participant.

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