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October 11, 2012

In This Issue

Dean Poon shares personal story of Ohio State legacy

Fisher alumnus creates video to 'pay it forward' to alma mater

Fisher student helps university with conservation effort

Isaac, point-man on financial crises, speaks to Fisher grad students

Fisher People: Rob Walker

Fisher In The News

The Wall Street Journal

Oded Shenkar-CNN

Center for Operational Excellence-Columbus Business First

Wolstein Foundation-Crain's Cleveland Business

Upcoming Events

Oct. 15, 2012
International Business Club: Conversation with Prabhu Dayal, Consul General of India

Oct. 17, 2012
Dawn French, R&D Manager for Global Beauty Care at P&G

Oct. 18, 2012
Taste of Innovation

Oct. 25, 2012
IBC+OLMA Session with Tim McDonnell

Nov. 9-11, 2012
Biz Quiz

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Dean Poon shares personal story of Ohio State legacy

dean poon

But for Ohio State — the university's $2.5 billion fundraising campaign — is the roadmap to take us from excellence to eminence. The campaign kick-off on Oct. 4 included stories of how Ohio State has changed lives. Fisher Dean Christine A. Poon, the John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business, shared her story with several thousand from the Ohio State community and stakeholders gathered for the events at the Ohio Union on Oct. 4. View the Video >>

Fisher alumnus creates video to "pay it forward" to alma mater

buckeye tall

Yaves Ellis, a Fisher alumnus from the class of 2010, produced the video Buckeye Tall as a way to 'pay-it-forward' to his alma mater. Ellis founded his company, Slingshot Media Group.
View the Video >>

Fisher student helps university with conservation effort

Alec Janda works on Ohio State rainwater catchment system.

Aparna Dial, director of Ohio State's Energy Services and Sustainability, often has students drop conservation ideas on her desk. But when she tells them they need to do some more legwork to move their ideas forward, she usually never sees them again.

That's what made Alec Janda, a Fisher student majoring in marketing, such a surprise. In 2010, the freshman called Dial after seeing her speak at fall orientation — that alone was a first for Dial. He wanted Ohio State to install a rainwater catchment system to do one of two things (or both): Mitigate storm water runoff and create a potable supply of fresh water for reuse by plants and people.

"In my 12 years here, Alec is certainly one of a kind," Dial said.

Isaac, point-man on financial crises, speaks to Fisher graduate students

bill isaac

When the nation's two largest financial disasters hit, more than two decades apart, there was one person who became the go-to-man: William M. Isaac (pictured above right).

Isaac was the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation during the 1980s savings and loan crisis, which was compounded by serious inflation.

Isaac shared his recollections and lessons learned from the 1980s and the 2008 banking crisis as a Distinguished Guest Speaker at Fisher before a capacity audience of Fisher graduate students and Moritz law students on Oct. 4. Read More >>

Fisher People: Rob Walker


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