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March, 2010

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5th annual ethics conference march 29

2010 Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility ConferenceJunior scholars in the Networks Professional Development Program (President's, Networks and Gongaware Scholars) will host the fifth annual Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Conference on Monday, March 29, 2010. The conference will take place in the Hulman Memorial Student Union on Indiana State University’s campus. This is the first event to kick off Ethics Week. This student-led conference covers important topics of interest to students and professionals who want to further their understanding of ethical issues in today’s business world. This one-day event is free and open to the public.


ONB's bob jones next gongaware center leader in action

Robert JonesBob Jones, President and CEO of Old National Bancorp will be on campus March 30 as our third Gongaware Center Leader In Action (2009-2010). His visit follows on the heels of the 5th annual Ethics Conference and is part of Ethics Week in the Scott College of Business. A reception with Mr. Jones starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and his presentation at 6 p.m. in Dede III of Indiana State University's Hulman Memorial Student Union. The events are FREE and open to the public. Mr. Jones also will be presenting to students and others in the 11th floor conference room of the Scott College of Business at 2 p.m. that day. For more information or to register, go to the Gongaware Center website at:


check out the new executive express cafe video

A new student-run cafe in the Scott College of Business officially opened its doors Jan. 19, and ISU President Dan Bradley was the first customer. Executive Express, as it's called, is the brainchild of business students. Sycamore Business Advisor team members brought the business to life, and they will work this semester to plan for its long-term success.


'Financial turmoil' focus of nfi fellow presentation

NFI Fellow George Kaufman also will be visiting to speak about “The Financial Turmoil of 2007-09: Sinners and their Sins” on March 24 in University Hall Theater (in the new Bayh College of Education).

Kaufman is also the John F. Smith Professor and Director of the Center for Financial and Policy Studies in the School of Business Administration, Loyola University Chicago.

There will be a half hour reception from 4:30 to 5 pm followed by the lecture and Q & A session from 5 to 6 pm.  Advance registration is necessary by March 19 to or 812-237-2011.

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oma students take close 2nd
at great lakes competition

The Scott College of Business' Operations Management team took second place this year out of 23 teams at the APICS Great Lakes Regional Student Case Competition. The ISU team actually tied for second with the University of Illinois – the first time they had ever had a tie for that high of a position. First place went to University of Indianapolis . . . by one point! 

The Scott College is very proud of its team, which consisted of ISU business students Ashlee Taylor (who also gave the oral presentation), Caitlin Hancock, Trevor Jennings, David Somheil, and Elliot Booe.

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sponsel shares story with students

Denny Sponsel, president of RJE Business Interiors in Indianapolis, gave a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 on the 11th floor of the Scott College of Business.

Sponsel supports the college's Executive Dining Experience series in the college. He was speaking about his journey as an entrepreneur and successful business professional.


Register now for 2010 IRM Golf Scramble, fundraiser

Students in Indiana State University’s nationally recognized insurance and risk management program will host the 13th annual Octoberfest Golf Scramble September 24, 2010 at the Country Club of Terre Haute. The outing is the largest fund-raiser for the IRM Program and for Gamma Iota Sigma, the international risk management, insurance and actuarial science collegiate fraternity. 

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  2010 Insurance & Risk Management Golf Scramble


students get closer look at inside indiana business

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On Friday, Feb. 26, marketing instructor Sara Williams and director of external relations Maria Greninger took a group of marketing students to Indianapolis for an up-close look at Inside Indiana Business studios on North Meridian Street in Indianapolis.

Gerry Dick, founder of Grow Indiana Media Ventures and a member of the Scott College of Business’ Dean’s Executive Council, hosted the group. Students got to experience the taping of his weekly television business news show and met some of the people who make it all happen.

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business Students earn anita benedetti honors

Indian State University Scott College of Business students Paige Williams and Terri Ketzner have earned honors as 2010 Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Award winners. As a part of this program, they will be recognized by the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) at the organization’s Annual Conference and Exhibition, April 25 to 29 in Boston, Mass.

Williams and Ketzner are receiving the Benedetti Award for their outstanding leadership and involvement at Indiana State while in the pursuit of insurance and risk management as an area of study and future career. The award provides airfare, hotel expenses, registration and a small stipend to outstanding insurance and risk management students who have been nominated for the program. This award honors the late Anita Benedetti, former deputy executive director of RIMS and president of the Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc.


book co-edited by isu researcher examines Chinese markets

The rapid expansion of financial markets in China offers great opportunities for investors, according to a new book co-edited by John A. Tatom, director of research for Networks Financial Institute at Indiana State University.

"China has experienced more than 30 years of supercharged growth, aggressive reforms and a new level of integration with the world economy, but few Western observers fully grasp the sweeping changes that are under way," Tatom said.


First scott college Majors Extravaganza a huge success

The Scott College of Business' first Majors Extravaganza Feb. 16 was a huge success with students from within the college and across campus stopping by for information on possible majors and minors, listening to Young Professionals Board members share their stories, and speaking with faculty and alumni in study areas of interest.  [SEE PHOTOS]


get your scott college jacket today!

Official Scott College of Business jackets are on sale now. 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. Cost is $60.


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