For Faculty, Staff & Students
Fisher College of Business

Chris and Mike on set
Dean Christine A. Poon provides analysis on ONN's premiere of "Ohio Means Business" news show, co-sponsored by Fisher College of Business and hosted by Mike Kallmeyer (right).

Fisher team takes first place in MSU Graduate Global Supply Chain Challenge

case winners
Marc Ankerman (left), team advisor, with Kevin Stanley, Kalpesh Shah and Chandramouli Raman pose with the first-place trophy from the MSU Graduate Supply Chain Challenge.

A team of three students from Fisher College of Business took first place in the inaugural MSU Graduate Supply Chain Challenge, hosted recently by Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management and its Supply Chain Management department.

Kevin Stanley, Kalpesh Shah and Chandramouli Raman competed against nine other MBA teams. Marc Ankerman was the team advisor. Unlike traditional MBA case competitions, this event introduced a simulated real-time competitive supply chain strategy environment (the Supply Chain Operations Decision Environment or SCODE) that objectively assessed the skills of each team to design and manage dynamic supply chains against a common scenario.
Read More>>
First episode of ONN/Fisher "Ohio Means Business" aired this week

Chris Poon

"Ohio Means Business" premiered on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. on Ohio News Network (ONN).

"Ohio Means Business," a new half-hour program, showcases the companies and leaders reshaping Ohio's business world. Co-sponsored by Fisher, Ohio State and ONN, the news series provides a comprehensive look at how emerging and established industries are blending innovation, entrepreneurship, education and cutting-edge research to help Ohio excel in the new economy.

Subsequent airings of the show will be: Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.; and Mondays at 12:30 a.m. For highlights of the first show, click the arrow on the photograph above to view video from the program.

Ohio State endorses State Issue One; extension of Third Frontier supports university projects

Ohio's Wireless Future: When it comes to electronic gadgetry, we live in a whirlwind of change. Every year brings products that are smarter, faster, smaller and more powerful. And wireless. Don’t forget wireless.

Randy Moses, professor of electrical and computer engineering and interim associate dean for research in Ohio State’s College of Engineering, says, “My kids are 18. When they were two, I had a camcorder the size of a suitcase; now people use their iPhones. We used to have cassette tapes; now videos are stored on chips the size of your thumbnail.”

Moses thinks about wireless and the fast pace of change every day. He is Ohio State’s principal researcher for the Third Frontier-funded Institute for the Development and Commercialization of Advanced Sensor Technology (IDCAST). Led by the University of Dayton, with partners including Boeing, General Dynamics and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, IDCAST’s purpose is to serve as a sort of pace car in the race to the future of electronics.
Read More>>

JAM sessions help students perfect their pitch

katie deye
Katie Deye

Although a business student, third-year Fisher student Katie Deye loves a good JAM session.

In fact, Deye often leads up to 30 students at a time in early evening JAM sessions and has even earned teaching gigs. The JAM that Deye is so hot on is the Just A Minute program (JAM), which was created to help undergraduate students hone their public and impromptu speaking skills.

Deye became president of the student-run program last year. JAM members have even taken their program on the road, including presenting their “Ten Commandments of Public Speaking” in Professor Judith Tansky’s 499 Business Administration course.

“Katie and her JAM team did an excellent job in the BA 499 lectures during autumn quarter,” Tansky said. “They presented their 10 points for a successful presentation and then got students in a lecture of 240 students to stand up in front and do elevator pitch type presentations.  It was great and the students loved it. I commend Katie and her team for the good things they are doing.”  Read More>>

Fisher People: Twhila Holley

twhila holleyTitle:Office Manager, Office of Minority Student Services

Hobbies:"Singing, reading, gardening, supporting my sons and daughter in all of their activities, traveling and spending time with my husband and family."

Fisher Lure: "Working in an environment that is like family is what I enjoy the most about my job.
Having great leadership; working with dedicated students and being part of a team that is supportive, understanding and motivating makes coming to work exciting. Also, all of the nice people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with here at Fisher has been a good experience and warm welcome. It’s great being a part of the 'Fisher Family.' Go Bucks!!"

April 2, 2010

In This Issue

Fisher team takes first place in MSU Graduate Global Supply Chain Challenge

First episode of ONN/Fisher's "Ohio Means Business" airs on Wednesday, March 31

Ohio State endorses State Issue 1; extension of Third Frontier supports university projects

JAM sessions help students perfect their pitch

Fisher People: Twhila Holley

You Need to Know

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees and a statewide coalition of business, labor and agricultural organizations are endorsing State Issue 1 (Third Frontier).

Third Frontier will extend Ohio’s plan to promote product innovation and development to enhance job growth. It has led to the creation of more than 48,000 jobs in Ohio.

Ohio State’s work on 60 separate projects has resulted in partnerships with more than 200 businesses across the state, the launching or attracting of 26 companies, and the filing of 125 patents. The Ohio legislature approved the ballot initiative with strong bipartisan support. Election Day is May 4. See the story below about an Ohio State Third Frontier initiative.

News Analysis

News Briefs

Fisher In The News

Oded Shenkar-Los Angeles Times

Bill Raabe-The Columbus Dispatch

Stephen Buser-Columbus Business First

Ohio Means Business-The Columbus Dispatch

Oded Shenkar-The New York Times

Upcoming Events

Fisher News is published bi-weekly throughout the academic year. To submit story ideas, e-mail content and your contact information to or use the online news submission form. The deadline for story submissions is 5 p.m. the Friday before the upcoming issue.

You have received this email because you are a student, faculty or staff member of Fisher College of Business. If you do not wish to receive future emails you may unsubscribe or update your email address.

The Ohio State University
Max M. Fisher
College of Business

2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210