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Congressman Steve Stivers (right), Fisher alumnus, convenes Jobs Forum at Fisher. Dean Christine Poon moderates the discussion with central Ohio business leaders.

May 16, 2011

In This Issue

DAC members, including Philip Fisher, son of Max M. Fisher visit campus, meets with students

Teams selected for 10xelerator summer entrepreneurship competition

Nationwide Center for Advanced Customer Insights receives national award

Fisher alumni, faculty tapped as panelists for Congressman Steve Stivers' Jobs Forum

Fisher student entrepreneur receives accolades from Microsoft

MAcc students perform community service work during MAcc Gives Back

Fisher People: Chas Ellerbrock

News Briefs

2011 Fisher Research Fellows named


Fisher In The News

Shashi Matta-Chicago Tribune

Bill Raabe-Marion Star

Rene Stulz-Cleveland Plain Dealer

Innovation Fisher-Columbus Business First

MBA Class-Columbus Dispatch

Upcoming Events

May 18, 2011
Pace Setters

May 19, 2011
UTSAV: Fisher Indian Student Association

May 20, 2011
Leadership Speaker Series Capstone: Leslie M. Wexner, founder and CEO, Limited Brands

FisherOSU on Facebook

DAC members visit campus, meet with students, faculty and staff

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Philip Fisher
, son of the late philanthropist and alumnus Max M. Fisher, the college's namesake, visits campus for the Dean's Advisory Council biannual meeting. Fisher chats with Abigail Scaggs, an Industry Clusters student, who gave a presentation to the council on April 28.

Teams selected for 10xelerator summer entrepreneurship competition

10x logoThe State of Ohio and Fisher have selected the 10 teams of young entrepreneurs who will be moving to Columbus this summer to participate in the pilot program Ohio's New Entrepreneurs (ONE) Fund. The program, funded through the Ohio Third Frontier, is designed to attract the best and brightest technology entrepreneurs to Ohio to participate in an 11-week "boot camp" to potentially turn their great ideas into commercially viable technology start-ups.

"These teams represent the type of talent we want to keep in Ohio or attract to the state to allow our economy to flourish," said Mark D. Kvamme, Director of Job Creation for the State of Ohio. "This is just the beginning of what is hopefully a long career for them as top entrepreneurs. I look forward to seeing their progress."

The ONE Fund, administered by the Fisher College of Business' Center for Entrepreneurship, is an entrepreneurial competition that focuses on the professional development of the young technology entrepreneurs as they learn what it takes to start a business in Ohio. Read More >>

Nationwide Center for Advanced Customer Insights receives national award

The American Statistical Association awarded the Nationwide Center for Advanced Customer Insights its 2011 SPAIG (Statistical Partnerships among Academe, Industry and Government) Award, Thomas A. Bishop, the center's executive director announced.

In announcing the award, Jessica L. Thomson, SPAIG Award chair said: "The committee was impressed by the multidisciplinary relationship between Ohio State and Nationwide, with four other departments benefiting from the partnership besides (Ohio State's) Statistics Department. We also noted the fact that completed research projects resulting from the partnership are being used as case studies in courses currently being taught."

"It is clear that this partnership has been beneficial to both parties. The impressive number of graduate students and faculty supported by Nationwide as well as the hiring of Ohio State graduate students indicates that the partnership is highly valued by both entities," Thomson wrote.

Nationwide's Senior Vice President for Customer Insights and Analytics, lauded the collaborative research, saying it "has significantly improved Nationwide's understanding of customer behaviors and consumer purchasing patterns."

"The center represents a seamless integration of Ohio State students, faculty and administrators with Nationwide Insurance insights associates," Ballew said.

Past recipients of the award include the universities of Pennsylvania's and Michigan's collaboration with the National Institutes of Health; Harvard University and Schering-Plough Research Institute; and a research collaboration among Iowa State University, the Mayo Clinic and General Motors.

"This brings great recognition and attention to the innovative work that goes on here at Fisher and The Ohio State University," said Christine A. Poon, dean of Fisher. "Of course, a special thanks goes to our partner Nationwide who makes so much of this possible."

The award will be presented at the "Presidential Address Session" during the American Statistical Association annual meeting in Miami Beach, Florida, in August.


Fisher alumni, faculty tapped as panelists for Congressman Steve Stivers' Jobs Forum

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Fisher College of Business hosted a Jobs Forum convened by Congressman Steve Stivers. The event brought together Central Ohio business leaders, many of whom are also Fisher alumnae, to discuss the barriers to job and economic growth in the region and how the federal government can assist Ohio. Press the arrow above to watch the video.

Fisher student entrepreneur receives accolades from Microsoft

ken hardingDespite the fact 20-year-old Kenneth Harding (pictured right) is co-founder of a technology company; has more than a decade of experience as a programmer; is an award-winning Microsoft engineer and a licensed pilot, there is one thing that is extremely important to him—completing his Fisher education.

A programmer and entrepreneur at the tender age of eight, Harding, who learned Microsoft programming from his father, said the temptation to drop out of school like Bill Gates doesn't exist.

"I want to finish school," said Harding, who is in his second year in the Information Systems program at Fisher and currently works on the information technology team at The Ohio State University Airport.

His extensive resume includes learning Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 programming as an 8-year-old and creating his own computer game, "Lucky Seven Slot Machine." By the time Harding was 11-years-old, he created his own video game review website that attracted nearly 4,000 visitors to the web page.

At 16, when he first started working at the airport, he overhauled the Department of Aviation's website; re-built the department's internal portal and built a content management system. Read More >>

MAcc students perform community service work during MAcc Gives Back

Master of Accounting students perform community service

Master of Accounting student Paige Buffington paints a piece of playground equipment Eldon Ward YMCA during MAcc Gives Back community service event on May 13.

MAcc students along with Fisher faculty and staff and employees from KPMG and Deloitte performed community service work at six sites around Columbus throughout the morning. View more photos from MAcc Gives Back in Fisher's Graduate Student Life group on Flickr.

Fisher People: Chas Ellerbrock

Title: Instructional Technology Specialist, Information Technology Services

Hobbies: "IT is not only a large aspect of my professional life but in my personal life as well. I enjoy researching emerging IT markets, applications of IT, and IT industry trends. Also I am looking to use my free time to expand my higher education goals in the near future "

Fisher Lure: "The organizational culture at Fisher has been fantastic. It is a very unique blend of business and higher education; taking the best aspects from each side of the spectrum."

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