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katie and chris

Kathryn Deye (left) receives the Walter M. Rudin Award for most outstanding junior from Dean Christine A. Poon at the 2010 Pace Setters Awards.

May 17, 2010

In This Issue

Wruck wins leadership award from Association of Staff and Faculty Women at Ohio State

Rucci, Flaum among 2010 Pace Setters award winners

CIBER receives funding from U.S. Department of Education

Oglevee wins university's Career Services Award

Innovation Fisher's What If? summit brings together business visionaries

Fisher People: Molly Hood

You Need to Know

May 28 is the deadline for ordering Buckeye football tickets for the 2010 season. Faculty and staff who ordered tickets last year were automatically sent information for ordering.

Newly eligible employees and all new requests must contact the Athletics Ticket Office via email at
to obtain more information about ticket orders.

News Analysis

Neil Drobny
Neil Drobny, who teaches sustainability courses at Fisher, discusses the long term impact of Gulf oil spill.

News Briefs

Celebration of Life-Larry Wallington memorial to be held 8 a.m., May 18

14 from Fisher ride in Tour de H2O; charity auction to support effort

Fisher In the News

Ken Gold-Columbus Business First

Oded Shenkar-Forbes


Upcoming Events

May 17, 2010
Cullman Executive Luncheon Series: David Altman, W.P. Stewart & Co.

May 19, 2010
FEA Speaker Series-Tixit

May 21, 2010
Sander Flaum Leadership Series-Dr. Jose Sartarelli, former company group chairman, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Group

May 25, 2010
Leadership Speaker Series-Gen. Robert C. Oaks, U.S. Air Force retired

May 27, 2010
Cullman Executive Luncheon Series-Robert Restrepo, CEO, State Auto

Cullman Executive Luncheon Series-Michael Rayden, CEO, Tweens

Cullman Executive Luncheon Series- Bill Troxil, president and COO, Konica Minolta Business Solutions

Wruck wins leadership award from Association of Staff and Faculty Women at Ohio State

karen wruck and joyce steffan
Joyce Steffan (left), president of Association of Staff and Faculty Women presents Karen Hopper Wruck with award.

Karen Hopper Wruck
, associate dean for Graduate Programs and professor of finance, received the Mary Ann Williams Leadership Award on May 5 from the Association of Staff and Faculty Women at Ohio State. Wruck received the award at the sixth annual Ballam Women’s Symposium held last week.

The award recognizes a university woman who exhibits “a special kind of leadership.” According to the award’s criteria, the (recipient) instills in others a sense of confidence to succeed, promotes a greater understanding of others, bridges differences and encourages co-workers and friends to collaborate and cooperate.”

One award nominator wrote about Wruck: “Karen considers the opportunities for growth that will be offered to prospective students who may have less traditional backgrounds. She is always able to find positive character traits in people and is supportive of individuals who demonstrate a strong work ethic…She always makes herself available for students that seek her counsel and enjoys acting as a mentor to them.”

A poet, playwright, actress, and theatrical director, Mary Ann Williams joined the Ohio State faculty in 1971. She was president of ASFW from 1990 until her death in 1991 at the age 46.

Rucci, Flaum among 2010 Pace Setter award winners

flaum and students
Before receiving his Pace Setter Executive Award, Sander A. Flaum lunches with Fisher students. Students and Flaum had a dialogue on the book, “The 100–Mile Walk: A Father and Son on a Quest to Find the Essence of Leadership.” Flaum co-authored the book with his son Jonathon.

Sander A. Flaum was the recipient of the executive award at the 2010 Pace Setters Awards, held in the Overmyer Ballroom at the Blackwell Inn on Wednesday May 12.

Winners for teaching awards were: Anthony Rucci, Venkat Bendapudi, Peter Ward and Isil Eral Koksal. Student recipients were Rebecca Fiorini, Kathryn Deye, Catalina Lizarralde Marino, Anna Szerszen and Faraz Khan.

In it's 50th year, the Pace Setters Award is the college’s highest honor, awarded to the top students and faculty in the college on the basis of leadership in both academics and service to the Fisher community. Ninety five Pace Setters and 150 scholarship recipients were honored at the event. A complete list of 2010 awards and their recipients are available on the Pace Setter web site.

CIBER receives funding from U.S. Department of Education

students in Brazil
Emerging Market Field Study trips are one of the educational programs supported by Fisher's CIBER and International Programs Office. To view video of EMFS trip to Brazil, click on the arrow above.

The U.S. Department of Education has approved funding for the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) program at Fisher. The grant of $1.5 million over four years is an increase of $188,000 over the previous funding period. The grant is Ohio State’s fifth consecutive award in the competitive proposal process.

The mission of the CIBER program is to provide a supportive framework for the development of international business teaching, outreach and research. Each CIBER provides programming to link the manpower and technological needs of the U.S. business community with the international education, language training and research capacities of universities across the country.

One of 33 CIBERs in the United States, Ohio State’s CIBER program was established in 1995 and is housed within Fisher’s International Programs Office. Read More>>

Oglevee wins university's Career Services Award

Dan Olgevee

As a member of the finance faculty, Dan Oglevee’s responsibilities include teaching graduate, undergraduate and executive education courses, coaching case competition teams, consulting Fisher’s research centers and advising students and student organizations.

On May 4 at the Ohio State Faculty Club, Oglevee received a university honor for a role he plays that is not even in his job description, the 2010 University Career Services Award.

“It is an unbelievable bonus to our work when a faculty member fully engages in helping students secure internships and post-graduate employment,” said Jeffrey Rice, executive director of Fisher’s Office of Career Management at the award ceremony. “And, when that faculty member actually succeeds in job markets that are especially challenging—it is a home run. Fisher College of Business is blessed with such a faculty member in Dan Oglevee.” Read More >>

Innovation Fisher's What If? summit brings together business visionaries

martin keen

Entrepreneur and Ohio State alumnus Martin Keen,(pictured above) founder of sports-enthusiast footwear company, Keen, returns to Columbus for the first time in more than 20 years to participate in Innovation Fisher's What If summit.

Billed as the student organization's flagship event, the innovation summit attracted some top names from the business world including, Peter Thum, founder of Ethos Water, Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia, and Jeni Britton Bauer, founder of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. View a slideshow of highlights from the two-day event.

Fisher People: Molly Hood

molly hood

Title: Program coordinator, MBA Leadership and Professional Development

Hobbies: "I enjoy card-making and paper crafts. My husband and I just bought a house, so now I've taken up a new hobby, yard work."

Fisher Lure: "I enjoy the people I work with and around, it's just a very welcoming environment, a feel-good kind of place."


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