For Students, Faculty, and Staff

Fisher College of 

paul sarbanes
Former Sen. Paul Sarbanes, co-author of the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which overhauled federal oversight of public companies, spoke at Fisher on April 12.

April 26, 2011

In This Issue

Marketing students present brand campaign ideas to Ohio State's senior leadership

Wilk's research examines the impact of worker mood at start of the workday on overall productivity

Colon wins Coykendale MAX Staff Leadership award

Undergraduates take first place in Duffs & Phelps case competition in New York City

Logistics students win Broad Supply Chain Challenge

Fisher People: Devin Henderson

News Briefs

2011 Fisher Research Fellows named



Fisher In The News

Bill Raabe--Chilicothe Gazette

Peter Ward-Columbus Dispatch

Neeli Bendapudi-Kansas City Business Journal

W.C. Benton-Columbus Dispatch

Steffanie Wilk-BusinessWeek

Upcoming Events

April 26, 2011
Cullman Executive Lunch Series: Russ Meyer, White Castle Systems

April 27, 2011
Innovate Columbus

April 28, 2011
CIBER: The Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East

April 29, 2011
Fisher Follies

MAcc Association: Mark Morze, Pepperdine University, Ethics Management consultant and instructor

May 3, 2011
Cullman Executive Lunch: Steve Wathen, CEO of Equity

May 6, 2011
Leadership Speaker Series-Margery Kraus, founder and CEO APCO Worldwide and Chairman of the Board, Women's Presidents Organization

FisherOSU on Facebook

Marketing students present brand campaign ideas to Ohio State's senior leadership

team presentation

Members of the Gordon Geeks team present their "Brand OSU" marketing campaign to David Hoover, assistant vice president for marketing at Ohio State; Tom Katzenmeyer, Ohio State's senior vice president for communications; and E. Gordon Gee, the university's president.

The course was like a Marine Corps boot camp—grueling hours of tough and challenging exercises. The professor was compared to a brutal and unrelenting drill sergeant pushing his young charges to their limits.

However, "it was the best class of my entire Ohio State career," said senior Kyle Girardi of the marketing course Promotional Strategy. Those sentiments were echoed by several of Girardi's classmates.

"This class pushed me in ways I never expected," said Katy Edwards, a third-year student graduating this spring. "This class really challenged me and made me expand my way of thinking."

Edwards and Girardi, in describing Matta's course, said it was the very embodiment of "action-based and experiential learning." In addition to standard coursework, the students were required to participate in a "live" team project. "This class combined very informative class room teachings and it also allowed me to apply what I was learning while I was learning it," said DeGerald L. Edwards, a teammate of Katy, but no relation. Read More >>

Wilk's research examines the impact of worker mood at start of the workday on overall productivity

steffanie wilkA new study of telephone customer service representatives shows just how important it is for employees to start the workday in a good mood.

Researchers found that employees' moods when they clocked in tended to affect how they felt the rest of the day. Early mood was linked to their perceptions of customers and to how they reacted to customers' moods.

And most importantly to managers, employee mood had a clear impact on performance, including both how much work employees did and how well they did it.

And most importantly to managers, employee mood had a clear impact on performance, including both how much work employees did and how well they did it."We saw that employees could get into these negative spirals where they started the day in a bad mood and just got worse over the course of the day," said Steffanie Wilk, associate professor of management and human resources at Fisher. Read More >>

Colon wins of Coykendale Max Staff Leadership Award

coykendale award winner

Instructional technology specialist Roberto Colon (center) poses with Dean Chris Poon and his manager Eva Bradshaw after winning the Coykendale MAX Staff Leadership Award.

Calling him the man who works eight-days a week, Dean Christine Poon awarded Roberto Colon, the Coykendale MAX Staff Leadership Award at the spring quarter staff meeting on April 21.


Undergraduates take first-place in Duff & Phelps case competitions in New York City


Duff & Phelps CEO Noah Gottdiener (center) with member of Fisher's winning team (from left to right) Chris DiYanni, Zach Messenger, John Weiler and team advisor Sergey Chernenko

The undergraduate team of Chris DiYanni, Zachary Messenger and John Weiler won the Duff & Phelps' YOUniversity Deal Challenge in New York City. The April 14 event was sponsored by Duff & Phelps, a leading global provider of financial advisory and investment banking services.

The competition challenged students from schools across the country to solve a complex business problem in the areas of mergers and acquisitions advisory, transaction opinions, dispute consulting and valuation advisory. The team was presented with a scholarship award of $15,000.

"As the world's financial system continues to recover from the recent crisis, it is important that current business leaders and the next generation of professionals appreciate the importance of transparency and accountability," said Noah Gottdiener, chief executive officer of Duff & Phelps. Read More >>

Logistics students win Broad Supply Chain Challenge

winning team

Fisher's winning team the Broad Supply Chain Challenge (front row from left to right) Scott Tsai, Michael Brechter, Matt Farr and Brent Hackworth.

A team of Fisher undergraduate logistics students captured first place at the Broad Supply Chain Challenge held April 7-8, 2011 at Michigan State University's Broad College of Business.

Fisher undergraduate logistics students Scott Tsai, Michael Brechter, Matt Farr and Brent Hackworth competed against teams from 16 other institutions from the United States and Canada to work through a supply chain simulation developed at MSU in cooperation with major corporations like Chrysler, Dow Chemical, EDS, Flextronics, Ford, General Motors, IBM and Motorola.

The Broad Supply Chain Challenge is a supply chain simulation game where teams compete to improve operations as measured by Key Performance Indicators such as: revenue, financial contribution, demand fulfillment and inventory turns.

The team was coached by John Saldanha, assistant professor of logistics.

Fisher People: Devin Henderson

Title: Academic Program Coordinator, Department of Marketing and Logisitics

Hobbies: "I'm an avid reader, so I spend a lot of time doing that. I also enjoy cooking and recently started running "

Fisher Lure: "The people here have been fantastic. I started about four months ago and everyone's been helpful and friendly."


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.

You have received this email because you are a student, faculty or staff member of Fisher College of Business.

The Ohio State University
Max M. Fisher
College of Business

2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210