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For Students, Faculty, and Staff
Jan. 31, 2011
Fisher In The News
Feb. 2, 2011
"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 >>
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.
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."
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.
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