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December, 2009

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Business student chosen as winter commencement speaker

Robert Tichy, a marketing and business administration major, has been selected as the winter commencement student speaker. Tichy, of Terre Haute, is founder and president of Bunker Hill Designs, a company that creates, develops and maintains Web sites for small to midsize businesses, university departments and non-profit agencies.    <Read More>

Sycamore Business Advisors makes new campus eatery a reality

When students and faculty return to the ISU campus for the spring semester, they'll find a new place to buy coffee and snacks in the Scott College of Business.  And those serving up the food and beverages will be volunteering their time to do it.

The Executive Express is a unique twist on a student-run food service operation. Much of the work will be completed by students associated with 10 of ISU's business fraternities and associations who will volunteer their work time. In exchange, the student groups will receive a portion of the business’ monthly net proceeds.    

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join us for 2010 groundhog day economic forecast breakfast feb. 2

Groundhog DayThis year’s Groundhog Day Economic Forecast Breakfast will actually land on Groundhog Day this year -- Feb. 2, 2010. The annual event always draws a packed house in Dede I of Indiana State University’s Hulman Memorial Student Union, where community members and business leaders come together to get an in-depth look at the coming year’s economic outlook. Continental Breakfast starts at 6:45 a.m., with the program following at 7:20 a.m.

Guest presenters for the 2010 program will include: Bill Chew, Executive Vice President Midwest-Southeast Region, SUPERVALU; Gerry Dick, host and creator of Inside INdiana Business and president and managing editor of Grow Indiana Media Ventures, LLC; and Dr. Lakshmi Balasubramanyan, assistant professor of finance with ISU’s Scott College of Business. Others will include: Dr. Nancy Merritt, dean of the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University; Dr. Robert Guell, professor of economics at Indiana State University; and Brian Conley, owner and president of Conley Real Estate Appraisals in Terre Haute.

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financial management association to host financial literacy conference

Financial Literacy ConferenceMembers of the student Financial Management Association in the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University are preparing to host their second annual Financial Literacy Conference on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Ohio Building in Terre Haute.  Topics for the event will cover everything from “Credit Cards and Credit Scores” to “Mortgages and Debt,” to “Investments and Financial Planning.” The conference and lunch and FREE to all participants and “a service to the ISU and Wabash Valley communities,” according to FMA President and co-event organizer Tony Askins, a senior finance major and economics minor.

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business student earns 2009 Sap north america scholarship

Ashlee Hull TaylorAn Indiana State University business student recently received the 2009-2010 SAP North American Scholarship worth $5,000. Ashlee Hull Taylor, a senior marketing major from Terre Haute, is the only Indiana recipient of the scholarship.

The SAP North American Scholarship Program recognizes undergraduate students pursuing a degree in business, computer science, mathematics or engineering. Students eligible for the scholarship must be enrolled as a full-time, third or fourth year student, making satisfactory progress in his/her institution, have a cumulative overall GPA of 3.5 or higher and be actively involved in his/her community. Taylor’s overall GPA is 3.92.  

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class project focuses on growing business, antlers for start-up company

Indiana State University students have done their part to make sure Midwest deer hunters have a satisfying hunting season. Students in Dr. Aruna Chandra's corporate strategy course in the Scott College of Business created a business plan for a start-up company's newly designed deer feed.

The relationship came about when business partners Patrick Arendt and Tim Fealey were looking for a way to grow the ideal deer for hunters. The men, who eventually formed the company Wisconsin River Wildlife Company after receiving the assistance of the ISU students, wanted to manufacture a deer feed to help produce plump deer with big antlers and healthy coats.

So they contacted Chandra, an associate professor of management at ISU, for help.

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mba students fight inflation with inflation

Inflation DayThe Indiana State University Scott College of Business’ MBA Association recently worked to educate Wabash Valley drivers about how they can stay safe while traveling on the roadways this winter. Students were on hand at Baesler's Market in Terre Haute to help drivers assess whether their vehicles' tires were inflated correctly.

Jasmine Singh, president of the MBA Association at Indiana State, said the members of her organization are working to "fight inflation with inflation.

"We obviously want to educate people about the importance of accurately inflating their tires," she said. "If you keep your tires inflated correctly, you can increase the miles per gallon you get from your car. And that's a great way to save money."

But in addition to educating the public and benefiting from the networking opportunities of interacting with Wabash Valley residents, Singh said another goal of the MBA Association is to increase its visibility on and off the ISU campus.

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scott college of business jackets make great gift!

Scott College of Business jackets - CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGEOfficial Scott College of Business jackets (click on image for more details) are now available to all of our ISU business students, alumni and friends, and faculty and staff.

The soft polyester jackets are wind resistant and have two outside zipper pockets, two open inside pockets and one zipped inside pocket. They are 100 percent Polyester and machine washable.

Please contact Venus Pierce at or at (812) 237-2000 if you are interested in ordering. Jackets come in small, medium, large, XL, XXL, and XXXL. Cost is $60.


upcoming events:

Dec. 19 – ISU Winter Commencement

Dec. 24-Jan. 3 – ISU Winter Recess (offices closed)

Jan. 4 – University opens

Jan. 11 – First day of classes

Jan. 26 – Sycamore Preview Day

Feb. 2 – Groundhog Day Economic Forecast Breakfast

Feb. 4 – University Speakers Series welcomes Andrew Young

Feb. 6 – FMA Financial Literacy Conference

Feb. 12 GOLD  (Graduates Of Last Decade) Awards

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