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reuben-klamerAlumnus Reuben Klamer, inventor of Milton-Bradley/Hasbro's Game of Life, among five to receive Alumni Awards on Oct. 28

October 24, 2011

In This Issue

The business of fun and games, Krogering and Jif peanut butter celebrated at Alumni Awards

10x joins TechStars Network; takes part in White House Startup America program

High social status makes people more trusting, study finds

Fisher News Video: Introducing new faculty

Undergrads defend Fisher's first-place title in sixth annual Biz Quiz

Fisher People: Margie Sorrell

News Briefs

Fisher undergrad elected to the Homecoming Court


Fisher In The News

Christine A. Poon - NPR Talk of the Nation

Oded Shenkar - The Chicago Tribune

Jeff Rice - U.S, News & World Report

Oded Shenkar - Russia Times

Michael Bills - The Columbus Dispatch


Upcoming Events

October 27, 2011
Cullman Executive Lunch - Jim Terranova, manager, WS Investment Co.

October 28, 2011
Fisher Community Service Day 2011

Annual Dean's Dinner and Alumni Awards

November 1, 2011
Distinguished International Speaker Series - Business Practices for Brazil: Weber Pimenta, managing partner, Visagio Consulting

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The business of fun and games, Krogering, and Jif peanut butter celebrated at Alumni Awards

The acclaimed inventor of the Game of Life, Reuben Klamer, Michael S. Heschel, retired executive vice president for the Kroger Co., Tyrone Scott, vice president for small business customer retention at Citibank, James Milby, global operations officers for Barclays plc, London; Chris Yamasaki, finance advisor for Shell Specialties U.S., are the five individuals being honored at the 2011 Dean's Dinner and Alumni Awards on Friday, Oct. 28 in the Overmyer Ballroom at the Blackwell.

Since 1993, the Alumni Society of Fisher College of Business has recognized outstanding alumni, who have brought distinction to themselves and the college through their outstanding achievements as well as generously contributed time and resources to Fisher. Awards are given in five categories, young professional, international, community service, entrepreneurship and distinguished alumnus.


10x joins TechStars Network; takes part in White House Startup America program

2011 showcase day
The first class of 10x program makes business pitches to venture capitalists and angel investors at Showcase Day.

The 10-xelerator (10x), led by the Center for Entrepreneurship at Fisher, is now a member of the TechStars Network, an invitation-only White House sponsored alliance of independent startup accelerator programs from dozens of cities across the United States and around the world.

The TechStars Network is comprised of select startup accelerator programs that provide seed funding and mentorship to innovative entrepreneurs. 10x will collaborate with these organizations and share best practices from the mentorship-driven model pioneered by TechStars, the leading startup accelerator program in the United States. As a member of the TechStars Network, 10x will have increased access to a rich set of strategic resources including professional development tools and ongoing support to effectively lead and mentor innovative entrepreneurs in central Ohio.


High social status makes people more trusting, study finds

robert lountWhen you start a new job, your boss may be more likely to trust you than you are to trust him or her, a new study suggests.

The reason has to do with the role that social status plays in relationships.

In three separate experiments, researchers found that high-status people tended to trust people more in initial encounters than did people with lower status. One experiment showed why: high-status people rated others as more benevolent, which led them to trust more.

These findings indicate that having high status fundamentally alters our expectations of others' motives toward us, said Robert Lount (pictured), lead author of the study and assistant professor of management and human resources at Fisher.

Lount conducted the study with Nathan Petit of New York University's Stern School of Business. Their results are published online in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and will appear in a future print edition.


Fisher News Video:
Introducing Fisher's new faculty

Johnny Rungtusanatham Michael Brandl Thomas Goldsby

This is the first of a two-part series of video introductions from new faculty members who joined the Fisher community this year. Click on the video links above to view the brief greetings from Johnny Rungtusanatham, professor of management sciences; Michael Brandl,, assistant clinical professor of finance, and Thomas Goldsby, professor of logistics.

Undergrads defend Fisher's first-place title in the sixth annual Biz Quiz

2010 biz quiz
The final round of the 2010 Biz Quiz competition.

The sixth-annual Nationwide/Fisher Biz Quiz competition will be held on Nov. 11-13, 2011.  Student teams from 18 universities will come to the Ohio State University campus from every corner of the nation to be tested on their knowledge of current business events using a fast-paced game show format. The competing undergraduate teams will be quizzed on articles that appear in The Wall Street Journal from Sept. 27 through Nov. 8, 2011.  

The final round of competition will be held at Nationwide's headquarters in Jeffers Auditorium with Krishnan Anantharaman, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition, serving as the moderator.

 “Participating in this competition was a great opportunity that not only exposed me to new terms and a framework of concepts, but it also enhanced my understanding of financial markets by allowing me to personally identify trends and functions of different markets throughout the six week period,” said Daniel Kane, a member of the Fisher's winning team from a year ago. More information about the competition is available on the Biz Quiz website.


Fisher People: Margie Sorrell

Title: Custodian, Facilities Operation and Development

Hobbies: "I like to travel and I also like to go to the casinos. I also like horseback riding when I can find the place to do it."

Fisher Lure: "I just started at Fisher a few months ago, and one things I noticed is the people here take pride in their buildings and the entire campus."

margie sorrell

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