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May, 2011

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scott college maintains prestigious accreditation


The Scott College of Business at Indiana State University has again been recognized as one of the world's premiere business schools.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business has announced that the Scott College has maintained its accreditation. The college is one of less than five percent of the world's business schools to earn the prestigious AACSB-International accreditation, said Dean Nancy Merritt. The ISU business programs first earned the recognition in 1980, and have continuously maintained the accreditation for more than 30 years.

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plan now to attend scott college homecoming hullabaloo

Homecoming Hullabaloo

Plans are currently underway for our first Scott College of Business Homecoming Hullabaloo Oct. 15, 2011, at The Ohio Building's Casa Urbana in Terre Haute.

The event will follow a full day of Indiana State University Homecoming festivities, including the Blue and White Parade (9 a.m.), Tent City (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and ISU's football game against Western Illinois (3:05 p.m.), so make plans now for the Hullabaloo to be an important part of your Homecoming celebration!

Proceeds from the event and related activities will go to support professional development opportunities for our students.

Sponsorships are now available and you can reserve you tickets online (a limited number are available), so get in touch if you are interested in supporting this worthwhile event.

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center helps students hone skills, develop networks


In a job interview that Indiana State graduate Kyle Neisen experienced last year, a question asked of him immediately reminded him of a job in high school - and one of several conversations he had to prepare him for the interview.

Neisen was among the several hundred business students who utilized the Center for Student Professional Development in the Scott College of Business at ISU.

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plan to join us on the links for annual irm golf outing

Insurance & Risk Management Golf ScrambleStudents in Indiana State University’s insurance and risk management program will host the 14th annual Octoberfest Golf Scramble Sept. 30 at the Country Club of Terre Haute.  Please mark your calendar now for our largest Scott College of Business fundraiser!

Proceeds from the event go to support valuable professional development opportunities for our insurance and risk management students through the IRM program and Gamma Iota Sigma.  But, you don’t have to be in the insurance industry to play or support this great cause!

Please contact Andrew Graman (industry relations student coordinator) or Maria Greninger, director of External Relations, by calling our Golf Hotline at (812) 237-8876 or sending a request to if you are interested in participating in or sponsoring our 2011 outing!

See our sponsorships Download the free Acrobat Reader, print and fax a PDF of the registration form Download the free Acrobat Reader  to 812-237-4374, email us or mail your registration to: 
IRM Golf c/o Scott College of Business, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN  47809 
(please make checks payable to Insurance & Risk Management Program with Golf in the Memo.)

Register Now!

students provide counsel to vintage clothing business

Indiana State University senior Amber Dicus enjoys vintage T-shirts of rock bands. She has even traveled to Indianapolis to get some apparel, unaware that a storefront just down the street from her college campus sells some of those same items.

It was an interesting lesson to learn when she signed up for a class project.

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More than 500 learn about ethics at annual conference

  One size filts all

More than 550 people learned about ethics and corporate social responsibility during a conference organized by business students at Indiana State University.

The sixth annual Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Conference had a theme of "One size fits all?" and included a variety of speakers and presentations about ethical principles and situations. Topics ranged from health care to tenure for university professors, to globalizing ethics.

"We wanted to be sure that we had a variety of choices, so that everyone would find a session of interest to attend, so that's why we offered everything from student-focused sessions to broader sessions," said Kelsie Noble, an ISU junior double majoring in business management and marketing who helped plan the conference.

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Professor, students present at national conference

Several Indiana State University students and a professor gave presentations at national business teacher education conferences in New Orleans.

Bill Wilhelm, coordinator and associate professor of business education, information and technology, gave a presentation at the National Association of Business Teacher Education conference. ISU juniors Craig Blair, Tony Stevenson and Alyssa Heavilin and senior Dara Denny gave presentations at the National Pi Omega Pi Conference.

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research @ scott publication now available

The inaugural issue of a new research publication from the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University focuses on current topics in financial regulation.

The first edition of "Research@Scott" covers financial services and public policy and features articles from national research fellows of Networks Financial Institute and the Scott College's own faculty members. The publication includes articles analyzing the current environment of the financial services industry - insurance, banking and investments. The lead article is written by James A. Leach, chairman of the National Endowment of the Humanities and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Former Representative Leach is co-author of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 that allowed commercial banks, investment banks, securities firms and insurance companies to consolidate.

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looking for host, sponsors for spring indy event

  Networking Reception

The Scott College of Business invites you to join us for our third annual business social and networking event in Indianapolis. The date and location are not yet confirmed.

If your business would be interested in supporting a presenting sponsorship for us to have the event at a hotel or other central location (preferably on the north side this year) or if you would be interested in hosting the event in your company's space (should accommodate at least 100 people), please contact Maria Greninger or Venus Pierce to discuss.

The event gives attendees a chance to reconnect with old friends and network with business contacts throughout the Circle City and beyond.

Please consider supporting this cause. Proceeds from the event and related activities will go to support vital student professional development activities for our business students.

Stay tuned to more information about this event via our website at

biggert, reed keynote annual insurance summit

Networks Financial Institute at ISUThe chairwoman of a House subcommittee on insurance and a member of the Senate Banking Committee headlined an insurance industry summit examining the effects of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Ill., chair of the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity of the House Financial Services Committee, and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., chair of the Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment, were among the speakers at the seventh annual Insurance Reform Summit sponsored by Networks Financial Institute at Indiana State University. In addition to Biggert and Reed, the event featured speeches and panels by many of the biggest names in the insurance industry and academia providing insight about the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, particularly the forthcoming report to Congress by the new Federal Insurance Office.

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scott college of business reorganizes, adds department

A reorganized Scott College of Business at Indiana State University is well-positioned to provide some of the best top quality educational opportunities in the state, ISU officials said in announcing the restructuring.

The academic departments have been revamped to better reflect the opportunities available to students. The college now consists of the department of accounting, finance, insurance and risk management; the department of management, information systems, and business education; and the department of marketing and operations. They replace the college's former analytical and organizational departments.

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scott college of business jackets, stamps on sale

  Scott College of Business jackets

Get your very own Scott College of Business jacket or Collector’s Edition Stamps depicting the college’s new home in downtown Terre Haute also are for sale through the dean’s office.

Both items are in stock and make great gifts for graduates, alumni, parents and friends!

Stamps are $15 for a sheet of 20 stamps and are suitable for framing (for the serious collector).

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Scott College of Business stamps
Scott College of Business stamps





upcoming events

Spring Commencement 2011 
Motorsports Speaker Janet Guthrie 

·       June 6 - Five-week classes begin

·       Aug 20 - Residence halls open

·       Aug 24 - First Day of Classes

·       Aug. 31 – Scott College of Business Fall Picnic (lawn by towers)

·       Sept. 1 – "Profiting from Trends" with business alumnus and author Buff Dormeier 

·      Sept. 22 – Leader In Action:  Jon Greenlee, KPMG

·       Sept. 27 – Sales Career Exploration Event

·       Sept. 28 – Fall Career Opportunity Fair

·       Sept. 30 – IRM Octoberfest Golf Scramble

·       Oct. 7 ISU Fall Break

·       Oct. 15 – Scott College's first annual Homecoming Hullabaloo

·       Oct. 15 – ISU Homecoming (come see us at Tent City!)

·       Oct. 18 - Leader In Action:  Robert Restrepo, State Auto

  Scott College of Business Honor Day   

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