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A recruiter from Cardinal Health talks to a Fisher student during the Internship Invitational held last week.

Jan. 31, 2011

In This Issue

Dean Poon provides testimony to Ohio legislative committee

Mason Hall renovations to begin in March

Record number participate in Fisher Winter Games

FPS ProjectONE case competition team meet with Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee

Fisher People: Christa Rubbelke

News Briefs

Fall MAX in Action awards announced, nominations begin in Spring

Fisher News moves to Mondays


Fisher In The News

Sharon Alvarez-Columbus Business First

Stephen Buser-The Columbus Dispatch

Xiaoyan Deng-The Columbus Dispatch

Jay Barney-Sandusky Register

Oded Shenkar-CNN

Steve Mangum-Zanesville Times-Recorder


Upcoming Events

Feb. 2, 2011
Fisher Black MBA Student Association Speaker Series: Gene Smith

Cullman Lunch: Chuck Gehring, CEO, LifeCare Alliance

Fisher Graduate Women in Business: Debbie Majoras, Chief Legal Officer, Procter & Gamble

Feb. 7, 2011
Graduate HR Association: Greg Vert, human resources consulting, Deloitte Consulting

February 9, 2011

Fisher Black MBA Student Association Speaker Series: David R. Jones, founder and CEO of CastleOak Securities

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Dean Poon provides testimony to Ohio legislative committee

Chris PoonDean Chris Poon testified before Ohio lawmakers at hearings on House Bill 1, which authorizes creation of JobsOhio.

"Ohio State's responsibilities reach from the dorm room to the board room," Poon said at the hearing. "Our land grant mission is at the heart of an inextricable relationship between the university and the economic health of our state." Among those testifying on Jan. 26 along with the dean were Stephen Rasmussen, CEO of Nationwide, and Bruce Langos, chief operating officer of Dayton-based Teradata Corp.

Earlier in January, Gov. John Kasich visited campus to announce the appointment of Mark Kvamme as director of the Ohio Department of Development.

"It is not by accident that Gov. Kasich selected Dr. Michael Camp's entrepreneurship class as the setting to announce what can only be described as a new and innovative approach to state development leadership in Ohio," she told legislators. Read More >>

Mason Hall renovation to begin in March

sketch of mason

Renovation of Mason Hall, which will increase space for student activities and offices, is scheduled to begin in March. The new building design will focus many of Fisher’s action-learning and collaborative activities by reconfiguring and expanding space to house the International Programs Office, Fisher Professional Services, Center for Entrepreneurship and the Technology Commercialization Center.

The renovation will add conference space and breakout rooms for students, career management and special events, such as case competitions, all surrounding a new café.  The former reading room in the rotunda space on the second floor will be transformed into a multipurpose room, holding special functions, lectures, board meetings and receptions while the fourth floor will be converted to new classroom space.  Mason’s current study spaces, the computer labs and the Office of Information Technology Services will remain in their present locations.

One significant change that is being included in the project will be to the exterior landscape. According to David Greenberger, who is chairing the renovation project, Ohio State requires that all new construction projects include a “civic structure.” A landscape designer, working with our lead architectural firm, the same Boston-based firm that originally designed Mason Hall,  is developing plans for outdoor tables with umbrellas, new walkways and floral gardens.

Record number participate in Fisher Winter Games

dodgeball team

The MAcc dodgeball team "Bad Assets" takes aim at faculty and staff during the Fisher Winter Games at Ohio State's Recreation and Physical Activities Center on Friday, Jan. 28.

Graduate students, faculty and staff competed against each other in volleyball, basketball and dodgeball.

"In recent memory this was one of the largest winter games we have ever had by sheer number of teams and programs represented," said Paul Proffitt, of the Office of Information Technology Services and one of the games' organizers. "The logistics of pulling off this event is by no means easy, but the staff from Student Services in the GPO along with their GA's and volunteers make it seem that way."

FPS ProjectONE case competition team meet with Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee

Project One team

Fisher Professional Services Director Kurtis Roush (Left to Right) and Fall Quarter ProjectONE winning team Robert Cleveland (MBA), Elisabeth Burk (MBLE), Kiel Kennedy (MBA), Steve Rambo (MBA), and Dana Wagner (MLHR), pose with Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee (center).

Project One is the annual on boarding project for students to join the on-campus consultancy, Fisher Professional Services. Students were assigned to teams of five to seven people and given 10 weeks to work on a live business case for the project sponsor, Mac Tools.

A subsidiary of Stanley Black and Decker headquartered in Westerville, Mac Tools charged the 18 teams with the task of evaluating their business model, which uses individual distributors and provide recommendations detailing how to increase this distributor base. Teams presented their findings to Mac Tools' staff, who indicated they may implement some of the recommended changes.

Fisher People: Christa Rubbelke

Title: Fiscal Officer

Hobbies: "I love to travel; see new places, read when I get time or find a good book; watch movies; laugh and workout when I'm not being lazy. And last but certainly not least I LOVE my coffee; couldn’t live without it. "

Fisher Lure: "I think my favorite thing about working at Fisher is the people. Sounds silly and cliché but it's true…everyone is really great. I have never met a more supportive group of individuals. Regardless of how different we all are at the end of the day I know I'm surrounded by people who want the best for me and will do anything they can to help me pursue my dreams. "


Fisher News is published bi-weekly throughout the academic year. To submit story ideas, use the online news submission form. The deadline for story submissions is 5 p.m. the Monday before the upcoming issue.

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