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FisherCARES students work on a Habitat for Humanity house
FisherCARES students work on a Habitat for Humanity home during spring break as part of the Habitat Collegiate Challenge Build in Richmond, KY.
Fisher students bring CNBC's "Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer" to Ohio State

Jim Cramer
Jim Cramer
Through the enthusiastic efforts of several Fisher groups including the MBA Finance Association and Business Builders Club, CNBC’s "Mad Money w/Jim Cramer" is coming to Ohio State campus to tape its show at the Thurber Theatre at the Drake Union Performance Center on Wednesday, April 22.

Mad Money will air from the Ohio State campus as part of the television show’s “Mad Money Back to School Tour,” which has made stops on 13 college campuses across the nation. Mad Money features the fiery investment opinions of Jim Cramer and the popular “Lightning Round,” in which Cramer gives his buy, sell or hold opinions on stocks to callers. The show at Ohio State will showcase students from Fisher’s Student Investment Management class, who will pit their stock strategies against Cramer.

Taping will begin at 4 p.m. and students, faculty and staff will be able to attend. Tickets are required and CNBC will distribute them on a first come, first served basis to Ohio State students.

Students can reserve tickets beginning March 30 on CNBC’s Web site. Tickets will be distributed on two days at Ohio State: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 14 in the Schoenbaum Hall lobby on Fisher’s campus and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 on the main floor of the Recreation and Physical Activities Center, 337 W. 17 Ave. on the Ohio State campus.

Camp receives Olympus Innovator Award for work at entrepreneurship center
Michael Camp
Michael Camp accepts
Olympus Innovator Award
Michael Camp, director for the Center for Entrepreneurship, was one of four university faculty members from across the nation to receive the 2009 Olympus Innovation Award, the company announced in a press release.

He received the award at a ceremony in Alexandria, Va. at the annual meeting of the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, a co-sponsor of the award.

Camp was credited as the designer of the Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (TEC) Academy and the TEC Institute. He was honored for his work at Ohio State, for his leadership in training business and science students in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.

The company cited Camp's leadership advice around designing and building sustainable, innovative educational and engagement programs that accelerate the monetization of intellectual property, enhance the survivability of new technology ventures and stabilize regional economies.

The TEC Institute is the outreach and community development arm of the academic program and gives OSU students access to various technologies resulting in business concepts emerging from the more than $1.4 billion in R&D spending in central Ohio alone.

Olympus, a precision technology leader creating innovative opto-digital solutions in healthcare, life science and consumer electronics products, recognizes a faculty member who fosters an environment of innovative thinking among students through inventive teaching methods, projects and case studies.
Smith receives inaugural "Faculty Innovator Award" from Ohio Board of Regents

Marc Smith receives Faculty Innovator AwardMarc Smith receives the Faculty Innovator Award from Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.

Marc Smith, a senior lecturer in accounting and MIS, was one of 10 winners of the University System of Ohio’s first “Faculty Innovator Award.” The award was presented by Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut and Gov. Ted Strickland before the Ohio General Assembly on Tuesday, March 24.

The award recognizes work by Ohio faculty members who have introduced digital course materials in the classroom that enrich learning and make college textbooks more affordable for their students.

Chancellor Fingerhut called Smith “an influential innovator in the area of online learning in The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business."

Smith was nominated for the award by Randy Spears, associate director of Educational Technology and Web-based Distance Learning, and Rhonda Benedict, associate director of General Business Programs.

Smith was also awarded Professor of the Year by Alpha Kappa Psi, Fisher’s business fraternity.

"Marc Smith was selected as the Professor of the Year by Alpha Kappa Psi for his willingness to help his students grow and become leaders inside and outside the classroom," said T.J. Keating, chairperson of the fraternity's award ceremony. "He is a very positive person and is always open to do as much as he can for his students."

All of Smith’s accounting course lectures have been recorded on video modules, which are particularly helpful to students at the Mansfield and Marion campuses. Without the video modules, those students might otherwise have to travel to Columbus for classes. One day a week, Smith also meets with those students via video teleconference utilizing the studios in Mason Hall. Read More>>

FisherCARES students take on Habitat for Humanity project during spring break

FisherCARES students in Richmond, Ky.
Children from the Greer family welcome FisherCARES students who renovated their house in Kentucky during spring break.

During the spring break, 13 FisherCARES students participated in a Habitat Collegiate Challenge Build in Richmond, KY.

“We worked on the Greer family home and essentially finished the outside of the house," said Becca Fiorini, president of FisherCARES, and a peer advisor in Undergraduate Programs. “We built the front porch, sided the entire house, installed insulation and completed the roof.”

In addition to Fiorini, other Fisher students who participated in the trip were Ohio State’s Habitat vice president Ben Douglass, Scott Morgan, Ryan Daulton, Adrienne Brown, Mandy Crace, Julia Black, Nicole Heitkamp, Sarah Gale, Lauren Perry, Christine Nugent, Matt Crevelt and Jackie Eads.

Fisher 5K scheduled for April 26

Fisher 5k runners
Fisher 5K runners charge up Woodruff Avenue.

The 2009 Fisher 5K for the benefit of the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus will be held on April 26.The annual race is organized by FisherServes. In 2008, the event had 475 race participants and raised $15,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus.

The course will start on Woodruff Avenue in front of the Huntington Plaza on Fisher's campus and winds runners through Ohio State by the Oval, Mirror Lake, Ohio Stadium and end back in front of Fisher.

Registration fees for the race are $21 for Ohio State students and $26 for non-students until April 25 and $30 for all registrants the day of the race. Registration for the race is available online. Packets can be picked up at Frontrunner, 1344 W. Lane Ave. between Monday, April 20 and Friday, April 25.

This year’s race is co-sponsored by Nationwide Insurance.

Fisher People: John Jacobs

John JacobsTitle: Director of Support Services, Information Technology Services

Hobbies: "I love spending time with my wife and three daughters. We enjoy swimming, softball, hiking and bicycling. I also enjoy aviation and attending air shows."

Fisher Lure: "I am very impressed with the quality of people I get to work with on a daily basis. I appreciate the warm welcome I received during my first week of employment and I look forward to all the great opportunities here at Fisher College of Business!"

April 3, 2009

In This Issue

Fisher students bring CNBC's "Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer" to Ohio State

Camp receives Olympus Innovator Award for work at entrepreneurship center

Smith receives inaugural Faculty Innovator Award from Ohio Board of Regents

FisherCARES students take on Habitat for Humanity project during spring break

Fisher 5K scheduled
for April 26

Fisher People:
John Jacobs

News Briefs

Fisher In The News

Mad Money comes to Ohio State - Cleveland Plain Dealer

Jeff Rice - The Wall Street Journal

Michael Camp - Fox Business News

Carol Newcomb - Business First

Rao Unnava - Columbus Dispatch

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