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Luke BarbaraFisher News Video: Fisher students, including members of Net Impact and Business Builders' Club, presented the Alleviating Poverty through Entrepreneurship Summit on Feb. 5. The event brought together scholars, students, venture capitalists, policymakers and practitioners to discuss market-based approaches to reducing poverty worldwide.

Fisher receives $1 million gift from
Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation


Steve Mehallis and Harry MangurianFisher College of Business will receive a $1 million gift to establish the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation Professorship in Business, part of a $2 million gift from the foundation made to the university.

The Ohio State University Medical Center will receive $1 million to create two Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation funds for leukemia research and Lewy bodies’ dementia research.

"We are pleased to provide this support to Ohio State,” said Stephen G. Mehallis, chairman of the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation (pictured above with Mangurian). “Our founder was a successful business leader who had a deep appreciation for both higher education and medical research. These gifts confirm his vision and commitment toward making a significant impact in each of these areas."

Mehallis received his bachelor’s degree in business from Ohio State in 1961 and served as the chief financial officer of Mr. Mangurian’s ventures since 1972. Read More>>
Fisher undergrads win American Eagle Outfitters competition, names in lights in
New York City's Times Square


undergrad case team
Pictured above from left to right: Teryn Wessel, Paul Sobecki, Seth Myers, Jonathon Orlando, Ankit Shah, Kim Schmahl, Jessica Cantwell, Melissa McGhee, Katie Deye and Tony Patti created the winning "Do it in Denim" campaign for the American Eagle Outfitters marketing competition.

A group of ten Fisher undergraduates’ names—along with their photograph and Fisher’s logo—will go up in lights in New York City’s Times Square. The students earned their place on the Great White Way, along with $5,000, after soaring to victory in American Eagle Outfitters’ marketing competition.

The final round, which was held on Jan. 26 at the University of Pittsburgh, capped a quarter-long competition that began last autumn. Teams competing in the event were tasked with developing a campaign for the 2010 back-to-school jeans promotion. Read More>>
MBA students win $50,000 in international marketing case competition
MBA winning team
Pictured from left to right: Seth Blatter, Jeremy Jacobs, Eduard Lapteanu, Vandana Agrawal, Chad Stutz, Ryan Kilpatrick and Michael Hrostoski are presented with a check from IBM's Robin Young.

Beating such programs as Darmouth's Tuck, IESE-Barcelona and London Business School, a team of Fisher MBA students walked away with a $50,000 cash prize on Saturday after winning first place in an international case competition at the 2010 Marketing Summit presented by the Wake Forest University Schools of Business.

Chad Stutz, one of the members of the winning team, said he walked into the competition with a great amount of confidence. "I think part of this was the education that we have received here at Fisher, both in the classroom and outside of it. I believe our team had a competitive advantage over the other teams because we knew each other so well, and I feel that this is primarily a result of the intimate nature of Fisher's program."

Members of the winning MBA team included Vandana Agrawal, Seth Blatter, Michael Hrostoski, Jeremy Jacobs, Ryan Kilpatrick, Eduard Lapteanu and Chad Stutz. The team was coached by Marc Ankerman.


"From the onset, this was an all star team," Ankerman said. "I was most proud of how this group of students represented our college. The commentary and amazement in the eyes of the judges when they spoke to the students really made me proud."Read More>>

Fisher, Battelle team to assess market potential of Battelle technology innovations

Battelle and The Ohio State University share much more than proximity. The institutions’ shared mission of improving the world has resulted in a two-year agreement for the Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (TEC) Center at Fisher to assess the commercial and economic viability of innovative technology developed at Battelle.

Battelle’s National Security Global Business provides intellectual property (new innovations and inventions) to TEC to evaluate for commercialization potential. The technology evaluations provided by the TEC Center provide Battelle with expert insight into the relative market potential of its proprietary technologies. Read More>>

Rice guest speaker at IBM conference on
college technology integration


Jeffrey Rice, executive director of the Office of Career Management, was a panelist among academic and industry leaders brought together in New York City by IBM and Marist College for in a half-day conference to explore how best to integrate technology into all aspects of a college education.

Cloud computing is a new consumption and delivery model inspired by consumer Internet services. Businesses are rapidly adopting cloud computing to consume information technology and services over a secure network on a pay per use basis.

The new cloud offering, now available at Ohio State, would help academia use IBM software at no charge without having to install and maintain it themselves.

"The ability to apply technology will be essential to differentiate our graduates as they prepare to enter the work force," Rice said. "Fisher has established multiple research centers where faculty, students and business leaders can collaborate on contemporary business issues." Video of Rice's presentation can be viewed online.

Using the new IBM Academic Skills Cloud, OSU professors can help students on laptops access information-technology courses and learn skills such as software development and information management, according to IBM officials.
Fisher People: Anthony Sagoe, Jr.

anthony sagoeTitle: Second Shift Custodian,
Fisher Hall

Hobbies: "I enjoy all sports, especially soccer, tennis and football."

Fisher Lure: "The people and the environment. The drive for excellence is very evident.”

Feb. 12, 2010

In This Issue


Fisher receives $1 million gift from Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation

Fisher undergrads win American Eagle Outfitters competition, name in lights in New York City's Times Square

MBA students win $50,000 in international marketing case competition

Fisher, Battelle team to assess market potential of Battelle technology innovations

Rice guest speaker at IBM conference on college technology integration

Fisher People: Anthony Sagoe, Jr.


 
You Need to Know

Annual Performance Review and Evaluation Process (MAX) forms and timeline are now available online.

Each staff member must complete Section I, the Self-Evaluation and Section II, Professional and Personal Goals for the Coming Year. Those sections are due to supervisors by Feb. 28. All completed evaluations are due to William Watercutter by March 30.


News Analysis

News Briefs

Fisher In The News

Fisher/Battelle partnership-The Columbus Dispatch

Fisher/Battelle partnership-Columbus Business First

Rao Unnava-The Columbus Dispatch

Fisher MBAs win $50,000-Fox Business News

Fisher MBAs win $50,000-The Columbus Dispatch

Mangurian gift-Columbus Business First


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