FISHER NEWS May 19, 2005
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Fisher College Students Present at Undergraduate Research Forum

Fisher College Recognizes Pace Setters

Diversity Awards Program Scheduled

Karolyi to Speak at Thought Leaders Series

Ashland Inc. Gives $300,000 to Fisher College

Inaugural Event Featured Prominent Speakers

Fisher Students Recognized for Foreign Language Studies
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Fisher College Students Present at Undergraduate Research Forum

From L to R: Amy Starr, Carolyn Ujcic, Katie Beaulieu, Melinda McDonald, Rao Unnava, Robert Sledge and Laura Pratt

Five Fisher College students presented their research in the 10th annual Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum on May 19, which featured more than 300 undergraduate research projects. Fisher College students earned first and second place in the business/social and behavioral sciences portion of the research forum.

Amy Starr, a transportation and logistics, international business and German major, took first place with her research titled “Implications of Customer Prioritization on Lead Time.” Starr worked with advisor Keely Croxton, associate professor of logistics, on her project, which examines the importance for managers to understand prioritization and how it affects service levels. Robert Sledge, an honors accounting and information systems major placed second with his research titled “Using Gambit and Python to Model the Effects of PCAOB Inspections on the Auditor/Client Relationship: Improving the Efficiency of Game Theoretic Analysis.” Sledge, with advisor Robert Fellingham, H.P. Wolfe Chair in Accounting, focused his study on game theoretic model and the effects of PCAOB on auditor/client behavior.

Additional participating Fisher College students include :Laura Pratt, who with advisor Nancy Lahmers, executive director, CEMM; Honors Cohort coordinator and MBA core faculty, presented her project titled “Changing Our Frame of Mind: Strategies for Creating More Innovative Work Environments;" and
Carolyn Ujcic and Katie Beaulieu, who jointly, with advisor Rao Unnava,associate dean of undergraduate programs andW. Arthur Cullman Designated Professorship in Marketing, and presented their paper titled “Why We Give: Need-Fulfillment as Motivation for Monetary Donations to Altruistic Causes.”

The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum was created through a gift from Richard and Martha Denman and is a venue for students to share their research and to foster working relationships between students, faculty, administrators and the public.

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Fisher College Recognizes Pace Setters
Fisher College honored students and faculty at the Pace Setter Awards Ceremony, which took place Thursday, May 5 at the Blackwell Hotel. The Pace Setter Awards recognize Fisher College’s exemplary students and faculty, as well as an executive(s) who excels in his or her career.

The 2005 Pace Setter Awards recipients are:
Pace Setter Executive Award
Clayton C. Daley, Proctor and Gamble

Pace Setter Faculty Awards

• Daniel Westerbeck Teaching Excellence Award in Undergraduate Teaching, Elliot Klayman, associate professor of finance.
• Daniel Westerbeck Teaching Excellence Award in Graduate Teaching, Jay Dial, professor of management and human resources.
• The Bostic-Georges Faculty Service Award, David Greenberger, professor of management and human resources.
• The Outstanding Research Award, Nick Hall, professor of management sciences.

Pace Setter Student Awards
• Walter M. Rudin Junior Scholarship, Christopher Igodan
• Robert E. Georges Senior Scholarship, Katherine Beaulieu
• S. Maurice Bostic and Birch S.M. Bostic Memorial Award, Charles Stevens
• Katherine Porter Allen Prize, Heather Miller
• Jack W. Stephens Scholarship, Sarah Obee

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Diversity Awards Program Scheduled
The Fourth Annual Diversity Business Awards Program and Alumni Reception will take place on May 25 at the Blackwell Hotel. Keynote speaker for this event is Allen A. Boston, partner and the Americas director of campus and diversity recruiting, office of minority recruiting Ernst & Young LLP. Boston has incorporated diversity training and communication into his accounting career with more than 30 years of experience in diversity recruiting and assurance practice, he is a member of many prestigious organizations including New Jersey Society of Public Accountants, National Association of Black Accountants, National Association of Asian American Professionals and many others. Boston is also active in many community and educational organizations. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Morgan State University.
Diversity awards will be awarded to an individual and a corporation whose vision and practices parallel those of the Fisher College Office of Minority Student Services.

The 2005 individual nominees are:
• Aditya V. Mittal
• Garland Lo
• Kristen Schmitt
• L. Keenan Delaney
• Shannon Gonzales-Miller
• Terina Matthews

The 2005 corporate nominees are:
• American Express
• Coca-Cola
• KeyBank

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Karolyi to Speak at Thought Leaders Series
Andrew Karolyi, Charles R. Webb Designated Professor of inance, will speak on Friday, May 20 at 8:30 a.m. in 265 Gerlach Hall as part of the Fisher Thought Leaders Seminar Series. A member of the Fisher College faculty since 1989, Karolyi is an international expert in investment management in international financial markets. He directs the Student Investment Management program where he supervises students’ management of the university’s endowment fund. He has also been published in top-industry publications including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies. He is the past recipient of the William F. Sharpe Award for Scholarship in Finance and the Fisher College of Business’ Pace Setter Award for Excellence in Research and Graduate Teaching. Karolyi earned his MBA and PhD degrees in finance at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago.

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Ashland Inc. Gives $300,000 to Fisher College

Jim O'Brien (third from left) and MBA students in Neeli Bendapudi's Services Marketing class

Ashland Inc. has made a commitment of $300,000 to Fisher College to support MBA fellowships as well as curriculum development in the areas of services and entrepreneurship.

“Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business is a national leader in developing management talent that is prepared for the challenges and opportunities of our changing business world. Ashland is pleased to join with Fisher College in this important commitment,” said James J. O’Brien, Ashland Inc. chairman and chief executive officer.

Ashland’s donation will be used for the following:
• establishment of Ashland Graduate Fellowships;
• development of service economy coursework; and,
• continued development of cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship coursework.

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Inaugural Event Featured Prominent Speakers
Bernie Brown, vice president of logistics operations for personal care companies of Limited Brands, Inc. and Commander Steve Haveraneck, deputy director of readiness and business operations of the Defense Supply Center Columbus, were featured as keynote speakers at the inaugural Operations and Logistics Management Association (OLMA) symposium. OLMA along with the Center for Excellence in Manufacturing and Management (CEMM) conducted a morning breakfast session for students to meet and discuss the latest in manufacturing theories and processes with executives and professionals from the industry. OLMA and CEMM hope to make this symposium an annual event.

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Fisher Students Recognized for Foreign Language Studies
Two Fisher College MBA students received the esteemed Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships from the Ohio State Center for Latin American Studies. David Arnold and Ryan Duling, both full-time MBA students, received the fellowship for the 2005-2006 academic year. Arnold is a marketing and operations/logistics major and will study at the IAE Business and Management School at the Universidad Austral in Argentina in autumn 2005. Arnold hopes to use his MBA and expertise in Spanish to work for an American company with strong presence in Latin America. Duling is working on a double major in operations management and corporate finance. He will start introductory coursework in Portuguese in the 2005-2006 school year. He plans to use his background to explore Brazilian soybean investment opportunities. Ohio State offers the FLAS fellowship to encourage students to continue foreign language instruction here and abroad. The purpose of the fellowship is to promote the creation of world area specialists. FLAS provides a three-quarter tuition and fee waiver along with a stipend.

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Calendar of Events

Faculty, Staff and PhD
May 20, 2005
Bruno Biais, New York Stock Exchange, will speak om "Dynamic Security Design" as part of the Stephen A. Buser Colloquium Series in Financial Economics at 10:30 a.m. in 800 Fisher Hall.

Undergraduate Students
May 20, 2005
The Ernst & Young MAcc Lecture Series will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 203 Gerlach Hall. The "Workshop on Business Ethics" will feature Cynthia J. Smith, PhD.


May 19, 2005
International Business Club Premier Event will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in 275 Gerlach.

May 20, 2005
The Fisher Follies student theatrical production will take place at The Fawcett Center at 8:00 p.m.

May 20, 2005
Fisher Thought Leader Seminar Series

May 25, 2005
The Fourth Annual Diversity Awards Program, Alumni Reunion and Reception will take place Wednesday, May 25 from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. at The Blackwell.

News Briefs

Mortar Board Inductees
Ten Fisher College students were recently inducted into the Mortar Board Honorary. Only 45 senior students from the entire university are invited to join the national honorary, which was started at Ohio State in 1915. The Fisher College students include Corrine Evers, Emily Gilbert, Yoonhee Ha, Chandler Hodge, Mitch Johnston, Sarah Olexsey, Erika Ostgaard, Susan Parks, Bryan Resenstein and Kelly Sakai.

Professional Development Seminar
The Center for Excellence in Manufacturing Management hosted a Professional Development Seminar on May 13. The seminar featured Kent Sears, vice president, power train development of General Motors. More than 100 executives attended the seminar that discussed the topic of Lean Enterprise.

Staff Member Awarded
Lou Straney, Fisher College development officer, was awarded the University Career Services Award on May 16. Straney was nominated by the Fisher College Office of Career Services and several undergraduate students. This award recognizes Straney’s dedication to assisting students with career development in and outside the workplace.

‘Workshop’ Scheduled

The Ernst & Young MAcc Lecture Series will take place Friday, May 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 203 Gerlach Hall. The “Workshop on Business Ethics” will feature Cynthia J. Smith, anthropologist and former member of the Andersen Management Development Group. Smith co-authored Inside Andersen, a recently published account of the events that led to the firm’s fall. Registration is required, to register contact Daniel Jensen.

Fisher Follies

The Fisher Follies will take place May 20 at 8:00 p.m. at the Fawcett Center. Fisher Follies features more than 30 MBA students in a two-act tongue-in-cheek performance. Students are involved in every step of the development process: from writing scripts and designing sets to marketing and fundraising. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit Junior Achievement. For more information, contact Brittany Fortin, Fisher Follies marketing director.

Cullman Symposium

The twelfth biennial W. Arthur Cullman Symposium will take place May 26-27 in the Blackwell Hotel. This year, the symposium focuses on "Competing through Service." For a complete list of panels and speakers, click here.

Media Hits
Professor of Management and Human Resources Oded Shenkar was featured in a May 12 Houston Chronicle titled "China's place in global economy gets look." His book, The Chinese Century, was recently reviewed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Professor of Management and Human Resources Roy Lewicki was quoted in a May 16 article titled "Tana, Morgan Stanley & 'The Apprentice"

Associate Professor of Management and Human Resources Jay Anand was quoted in a May 19 Columbus Dispatch titled "New Group Buys Into Wendy's."

Professor of Marketing Rao Unnava was quoted in a May 19 Associated Press article titled "Wendy's to focus on irreverence in new ad campaign."

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