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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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
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
• Katherine Porter Allen Prize, Heather Miller
• Jack W. Stephens Scholarship, Sarah Obee
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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
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to Speak at Thought Leaders Series
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 universitys 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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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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Event Featured Prominent Speakers
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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Students Recognized for Foreign Language Studies
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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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.
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.
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 Straneys dedication to assisting
students with career development in and outside the workplace.
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 firms fall. Registration
is required, to register contact Daniel
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.
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
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 CNNMoney.com 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."