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Business librarian planning new services for Fisher faculty, students

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Sitting behind a desk in the library and waiting for people to come to her seeking help is not how librarian Ruth Gallegos Samuels (pictured right) views her role at Fisher.

“I feel the role I have to play is providing consultation and outreach and developing new services,” Samuels said. “It is a very different type of model.”

After the business collection moved from Mason Hall to Thompson Library, University Libraries appointed Samuels business subject specialist.

Samuels will serve as liaison to all business faculty and students. She will be working with other library faculty and staff to improve services like closed reserves, reference, collections, Article Express document delivery and other resources for the Fisher community both in Thompson Library and online. Read More>>

Specialized master in business degree approved by trustees
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees has approved Fisher’s proposed specialized master in business (SMB) degree at its Oct. 29 meeting. The new degree proposal still must gain approval from the Ohio State Board of Regents.

In April of this year, Fisher College of Business faculty voted to create the specialized master’s degree. Finance and marketing will be the first specialization tracks offered under the new program. Additional tracks may be offered in the future.

Candidates for the degree will have a common set of core business classes, such as accounting/financial analysis, statistics, leadership and managerial economics. However, the majority of the students’ classes will be in a single disciplinary area.
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International students receive lesson in Buckeyes football 101 before New Mexico State game

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Sarah Morrow (left) and Hilary Ann Murphy (right), both from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, were among a group of international exchange students who received a Football 101 lesson from Raymont Harris, former Buckeye running back and development officer for Fisher.

Fisher MBA exchange student Weiyi Yu from China Europe International Business School was very familiar with the Supply Chain Management program. But other elements of the Ohio State experience were somewhat foreign to her.

Yu, along with approximately 40 other international exchange students were indoctrinated into another important rite of their Ohio State experience—Buckeye football.

Pre-Game at Fisher hosted 40 exchange students before the University of New Mexico game on October 31. While many of the students know that Fisher has a great academic program, many are not familiar with Columbus, Ohio and what types of extra-curricular and social activities are available. Read More>>
Finance Lunch and Learn Series brings industry professionals to classroom

warren miller

Warren Miller, founder of Beckmill Research, shares his framework for company valuation with students.

Industry practitioners are giving finance students a lesson in applying theory to practice during the Finance Lunch and Learn series.

Chief financial officers and other financial executives from companies such as Hexion, Nationwide, Scotts Miracle-Gro and Cardinal Health are participating in the series targeted at students taking Finance 821 and members of the MBA Finance Association.

This week, Warren D. Miller, co-founder of the firm Beckmill Research, LLC in Lexington, Va., discussed Unsystemic Risk and Small to Medium Enterprises (SME). The firm, founded by Miller with his wife Dorothy Beckert, provides valuation and research services to private and closely-held middle market clients. Read More>>

Fisher receives award at black-tie event

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Fisher received the 2009 Brillante Award for Educational Excellence from the National Society of Hispanic MBAs on Oct. 10 at the organization's awards gala at the NSHMBA 2009 Conference and Career Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Several members of the Fisher community attended the event, including members of the Hispanic Business Student Association and the Fisher Latino Graduate Association. Click the arrow above to view highlights of the event.

Fisher People: Jeffrey Mendes

Jeffrey MendesTitle: Custodian, Facilities Operations and Development

Hobbies: "Camping, traveling, working in my yard and spending time with my sons."

Fisher Lure: "I enjoy working here and meeting the many friendly people who are doing positive things at Fisher."

Nov. 6, 2009

In This Issue

Business librarian planning new services for Fisher students, faculty

Specialized master in business degree approved by trustees

International students receive lesson in Buckeyes football 101

Finance Lunch and Learn Series brings industry professionals into the classroom

Fisher receives award at black-tie event

Fisher People: Jeffrey Mendes

You Need to Know

New Blackberry mobile service is available to the Fisher community. Information Technology Services has added a Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES), which is available to Fisher’s faculty and staff to sync contact lists and calendars with the college's network and email system as well as have access to the global address book.

For more information, e-mail the ITS Helpdesk or call 614-292-8976.

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