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Nearly 400 Business Students Receive Accolades

Sep 22 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article Nearly 400 Business Students Receive Accolades
Nearly 400 University of Nebraska–Lincoln students received special recognition and academic achievement awards at the College of Business Honors Ceremony on Sunday, September 17. Distributed by Dr. Donna Dudney, associate dean for undergraduate curriculum and programs and associate professor of finance, and Dr. D’vee Buss, assistant dean for undergraduate programs, 80 students received one of three awards including the William Gold Scholar Award, Clifford M. Hicks Scholar Award and James E. LeRossignol Scholar Award. Held for the first time in the fall semester and in Howard L. Hawks Hall, business students who received a total of more than $550,000 in scholarships, and seniors in the Clifton Strengths Institute Clifton Builders Program and student strength coaches were also honored.

Whistleblower Panel Featured at State Farm Ethics Lecture

Sep 21 2017 11:30 AM | » Full Article Whistleblower Panel Featured at State Farm Ethics Lecture
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business renewed its tradition of championing business ethics with the annual State Farm Ethics Lecture held September 20 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The event featured a whistleblower panel moderated by Dana Gold of the Government Accountability Project (GAP). She credited Nebraska with being a leading player in the arena of business ethics in higher education.

Nebraska Indicator: Nebraska Growth to Slow in Early 2018

Sep 20 2017 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Indicator: Nebraska Growth to Slow in Early 2018
Nebraska economic growth is expected to slow in early 2018, according to the most recent leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Business Wellness Committee Wins Chancellor’s Award

Sep 16 2017 11:00 AM | » Full Article Business Wellness Committee Wins Chancellor’s Award
The College of Business Wellness Committee won the Chancellor's Outstanding Contribution to Wellness Award for their efforts to promote wellness throughout the college and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 2016-17 academic year. Kimberly Barrett, assistant director for Wellness Services and  Fitness Programs, presented a plaque to the members of the committee at the annual Wellness Ambassador Forum held August 17.

Strive to Thrive Lincoln Seeks Applications from Nonprofits

Sep 15 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article Strive to Thrive Lincoln Seeks Applications from Nonprofits
A management class at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business is now accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations to award up to $10,000. For the third year the students in the course call the effort Strive to Thrive Lincoln, and this year they selected to focus on nonprofits which prioritize the development of children.

B-Week Highlighted By State Farm Ethics Lecture Series

Sep 14 2017 3:30 PM | » Full Article B-Week Highlighted By State Farm Ethics Lecture Series
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business celebrates Business Week (B-Week), September 18-22, highlighted by the annual State Farm Ethics Lecture Series on Wednesday, September 20. B-Week provides an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and alumni to join in a variety of business and social activities intended to both enhance student learning and strengthen community at the college.

Students Connect with Potential Employers at Meet the Firms

Sep 13 2017 10:00 AM | » Full Article Students Connect with Potential Employers at Meet the Firms
Student leaders in Beta Alpha Psi joined forces with the School of Accountancy and the Business Career Center to organize and plan Meet the Firms, an annual career fair that prepares students at the University of NebraskaLincoln College of Business for their prospective careers. Professionals from more than 25 firms in public accounting, information systems, private industry and government agencies attended. Representatives networked with more than 300 students seeking internship and potential job placements.

College of Business Continues Climb in U.S. News & World Report   Rankings

Sep 12 2017 6:00 AM | » Full Article College of Business Continues Climb in <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em>  Rankings
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business climbed to No. 45 in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings for undergraduate business programs. Up three spots from last year’s rankings, the increase continues an upward trend for the college over the past several years.

Global Immersion: Nicholas Thomssen Germany Blog

Sep 8 2017 3:00 PM | » Full Article Global Immersion: Nicholas Thomssen Germany Blog
Nicholas Thomssen, a senior international business major, is interning at Labfolder, an electronic lab notebook software company in Berlin for six months beginning in July. As a part of the international business major, students can pursue an international internship. The Lincoln, Nebraska native studied abroad in Spain and knew he wanted to return to Europe. “I wanted to learn what it is like to live and work abroad,” he said. “I love meeting new people from different nationalities and am looking forward to gaining international work experience.”

Enrollment of First-Time Business Freshmen Climbs Again

Sep 8 2017 8:00 AM | » Full Article Enrollment of First-Time Business Freshmen Climbs Again
Enrollment at the new College of Business at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln climbed to 4,462 students this fall. A 14.8 percent increase in first-time freshmen students – with 839 joining the college as of September – spurred the growth. In five years, first-time freshmen have increased by 29.5 percent.

Chapin Scholars Praise Opportunities at Center for Sales Excellence

Sep 6 2017 5:00 PM | » Full Article Chapin Scholars Praise Opportunities at Center for Sales Excellence
Four students from the Center for Sales Excellence (CSE) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business received the Richard W. Chapin Scholarships for the 2017-18 school year. The students earned $2,000 each for demonstrating excellence in the CSE program. Recipients included C.J. Adamson, a senior marketing major from Hickman, Nebraska; Michael Martin, a senior marketing major from Rockford, Illinois, Kathleen O’Toole, a senior marketing major from Wilber, Nebraska; and Trevor Willenborg, a senior marketing and international business major from Elkhorn, Nebraska.

College of Business Huskers Shop Opens Opportunities for Students

Sep 1 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article College of Business Huskers Shop Opens Opportunities for Students
The new College of Business Huskers Shop opened its doors in Howard L. Hawks Hall and in doing so, started one of the most innovative business learning programs in the country. A joint effort with Nebraska Athletics, the College of Business and Fanatics, the Huskers Shop also includes a faculty advisor, a six-member student management board, students who work in the store and merchandise ranging from shirts and hats to the new plastic bags required in all Huskers athletic facilities to pom poms and fidget spinners. Though there are other stores on college campuses run by students, what makes the Huskers Shop stand out – besides the high-level partners involved – is that Fanatics also provides the business retail and financial data for professors and students to use and analyze in various business courses.

GMAT Strategy Workshop Offered September 30

Aug 30 2017 4:00 PM | » Full Article GMAT Strategy Workshop Offered September 30
The College of Business at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will offer a GMAT Strategy Workshop on Saturday, September 30, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Led by Stephanie Espy, founder and president of Atlanta-based MathSP Strategies and Problem-Solving, the workshop prepares prospective graduate students for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The GMAT measures verbal, mathematical and analytical writing skills for graduate admission and Espy explains learning strategies and approaches to provide a competitive edge.

Fourth MAIAA Cohort Arrives in Lincoln with Big Aspirations

Aug 29 2017 3:30 PM | » Full Article Fourth MAIAA Cohort Arrives in Lincoln with Big Aspirations
The fourth cohort of the master of arts in business with a specialization in intercollegiate athletics administration (MAIAA) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business arrived this fall. Five females and seven males, including nine former collegiate student athletes from around the country comprise the cohort and began classes at the start of the fall semester.

Nebraska at Oxford Blog by Anne Greff

Aug 24 2017 4:00 PM | » Full Article Nebraska at Oxford Blog by Anne Greff
Anne Greff, a junior economics major from Lincoln, Nebraska, is studying abroad July 16-August 12. She is one of 70 students participating in the 29th annual Nebraska at Oxford Program at the University of Oxford in England, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Greff chose to apply for the Nebraska at Oxford program because it enables her to complete six economics credit hours while exploring and familiarizing herself with English culture. She said, “I'm most excited to get to explore new places with new friends. Traveling in a new country is the perfect opportunity to bond with people and get to know them.” Before and after the program, Greff plans to travel in Europe. 

Nebraska Indicator: Nebraska Growth to Continue into 2018

Aug 23 2017 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Indicator: Nebraska Growth to Continue into 2018
The Nebraska economy is expected to grow in early 2018, according to the most recent leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Former U.S. Attorney Lahners Wraps Up 50 Years of Teaching

Aug 21 2017 5:00 PM | » Full Article Former U.S. Attorney Lahners Wraps Up 50 Years of Teaching
For more than 50 years, Ron Lahners taught College of Business students the importance of understanding how law impacts the success or failure of business. This summer, he taught his last business law class for the college.

Howard L. Hawks Hall Opens for Business at Nebraska

Aug 18 2017 5:00 PM | » Full Article Howard L. Hawks Hall Opens for Business at Nebraska
With the snip of a ribbon, dignitaries from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln welcomed in a new era at the College of Business with the grand opening of the new Howard L. Hawks Hall building. More than 800 people attended the historic ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 18, 2017, which speakers proclaimed as a game-changing moment for future students of both the University and College.

African Fellows Build Connections in Business at Nebraska

Aug 18 2017 9:30 AM | » Full Article African Fellows Build Connections in Business at Nebraska
Young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa spent six weeks in June and July at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for an academic and leadership institute sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative, empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities and support for activities in their communities.

Start Something Spirit Moves to New Building After Graduation

Aug 15 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article Start Something Spirit Moves to New Building After Graduation
The last class of University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business students to graduate and attend classes exclusively in the old College of Business Administration building received degrees at commencement ceremonies on Saturday, August 12, at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The new Nebraska Business building officially opens its doors when classes begins for the fall 2017 semester, August 21. Graduating seniors displayed the Start Something spirit during their time at Nebraska which provides a common thread linking the old building to the new.

Global Immersion in Italy Blog by Marin Olson

Aug 8 2017 3:00 PM | » Full Article Global Immersion in Italy Blog by Marin Olson
Marin Olson, a junior marketing major from Julesburg, Colorado, is studying abroad June 11-July 7 in Italy as part of the College of Business Global Immersion program Italy: Analyzing Supply Chain Management Around the Amalfi Coast. She and her classmates will learn about the supply chain management systems in both Italian and multinational companies, tour Italian businesses such as an olive oil factory, go on excursions to places like Pompeii and more during the four-week trip. She looks forward to experiencing a different culture, taking herself out of her comfort zone and seeing the world outside of Colorado and Nebraska. After the program, she plans to meet her brother and cousin in Florence and from there, explore more northern parts of Italy and possibly make a trip to Croatia.

Maciel Research Wins Sidney J. Levy Award

Aug 8 2017 1:00 PM | » Full Article Maciel Research Wins Sidney J. Levy Award
Dr. Andre Maciel, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business, received the Sidney J. Levy Award presented annually in honor of one of the founding fathers of consumer culture theory. Maciel earned the recognition from his article, “Taste Engineering: A Consumer Model of Cultural Competence Constitution,” published in the Journal of Consumer Research, a top-ranked marketing journal.

Ball Retires After 30 Years in Marketing Department

Aug 8 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article
Dr. Dwayne Ball, associate professor of marketing, retired from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business in May, ending a tenure of 30 years at the college. He believes the changes he experienced in both the marketing field and teaching demonstrate the enormous transformations taking place throughout the world. Changing global dynamics also led Ball to his greatest fulfillment as a marketing researcher.

Fernando Embodies “Big Red” Spirit in Business and Journalism

Aug 8 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article Fernando Embodies “Big Red” Spirit in Business and Journalism
Alex Fernando, a senior business administration and broadcasting major from Jefferson, South Dakota, fulfills his dream of being a Nebraska Husker every day on campus. His enthusiasm for all things Big Red, combined with his initiative to fill each day with new experiences, gives him the spark to motivate others to follow in his footsteps.

MBA Alumnus Creates International Impact

Aug 8 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article MBA Alumnus Creates International Impact
After receiving his online MBA at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business, Ravikumar Kalyanasundaram ’04 gained employment as a senior managing consultant at IBM in Lincoln, Nebraska. Still employed with the company 11 years later, he received the opportunity of a lifetime last fall to participate in IBM’s Corporate Service Corps (CSC) leadership development program sending him across the globe to Chengdu, China, for four weeks.

College of Business Building to be Named Howard L. Hawks Hall

Aug 4 2017 3:00 PM | » Full Article College of Business Building to be Named Howard L. Hawks Hall
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s new business building officially has a name: Howard L. Hawks Hall.

The Board of Regents is expected to approve the designation in honor of the Omaha businessman, philanthropist and longtime regent at its Aug. 11 meeting. Howard L. Hawks Hall, which will be the new home for Nebraska’s College of Business, formally opens later this month.

August Executive Education Power Lunches Offered

Jul 31 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article August Executive Education Power Lunches Offered
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Executive Education program offers four Executive Power Lunches in August to share strategies to help solve today’s business challenges. Led by College of Business faculty, the lunches will be offered in Lincoln and Omaha.
 

College Mentors Inspire Nebraska High School Students to DREAMBIG

Jul 28 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article College Mentors Inspire Nebraska High School Students to DREAMBIG
Rising Nebraska high school seniors attended the 2017 DREAMBIG Academy at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business to help prepare themselves for college and build leadership and networking skills to allow them to achieve their full potential. At the heart of the program, current college students serve as mentors to motivate the high school students into action while learning about the world of business and career opportunities.

College to Host "Open for Business" Event

Jul 26 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article College to Host "Open for Business" Event
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will celebrate the opening of the new College of Business from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, August 18. Students, alumni, friends and more can attend the Open for Business: Ribbon Cutting and Back to School Bash by RSVPing at http://business.unl.edu/bash.

Nebraska Indicator: Improved Expectations for 2017

Jul 26 2017 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Indicator: Improved Expectations for 2017
Economic growth will improve at the end of 2017, according to the most recent leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Schniederjans Lauded for Exceptional Personal and Academic Virtues

Jul 21 2017 4:00 PM | » Full Article Schniederjans Lauded for Exceptional Personal and Academic Virtues
Dr. Marc Schniederjans, C. Wheaton Battery Distinguished Professor of Business, passed away on July 18 after serving as a distinguished faculty member at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business since 1981. Colleagues regarded Schniederjans as a major asset to Nebraska in the field of academic research and distance education.

Global Immersion: John Pfeifer Blog in Spain

Jul 21 2017 1:00 PM | » Full Article Global Immersion: John Pfeifer Blog in Spain
John Pfeifer, a junior finance major from Grand Island, Nebraska, is studying abroad June 3-July 16 in Barcelona, Spain, as part of the College of Business Global Immersion program Husker Race of Spain. He and his classmates will learn the culture, language and business practices that make Barcelona a truly unique city. He looks forward to learning more about the customs and culture of Spain, making new friends, enjoying the night life and trying all of the local cuisine.

70 Students Study Abroad in Nebraska at Oxford Program

Jul 17 2017 4:00 PM | » Full Article 70 Students Study Abroad in Nebraska at Oxford Program
Seventy University of Nebraska–Lincoln students are participating in the 29th annual Nebraska at Oxford program July 16-August 12. Sponsored by the College of Business, the global immersion program provides four weeks of courses at the University of Oxford in England, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Nebraska at Oxford is the university's most popular study abroad program with more than 1,900 alumni who now live in 39 states and 10 countries.

Women’s Employment Gap Follows Red-Blue Cultural Divide, Economists Find

Jul 5 2017 10:00 AM | » Full Article Women’s Employment Gap Follows Red-Blue Cultural Divide, Economists Find
A new study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business economists shows women in blue states are more likely to break the glass ceiling and move into high-salary, high-education jobs in male-dominated fields than women in red states.

Spring Dean’s List Announced

Jun 29 2017 2:00 PM | » Full Article Spring Dean’s List Announced
More than 850 business students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln were named to the College of Business Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2016-17 academic year. The 773 undergraduates who received this honor maintained a cumulative grade-point average of 3.6 or higher for the semester. The college also recognized 176 undergraduate students for achieving a 4.0 GPA.

Students Explore Exports, Innovation in Chile

Jun 28 2017 1:00 PM | » Full Article Students Explore Exports, Innovation in Chile
Twelve students from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business ventured to the South American nation of Chile for the global immersion program, Chile: Business Hub of Latin America, May 14-June 4. They gained exposure to Chilean culture and its business environment through language lessons at Universidad de Chile in Santiago, guest speakers and visits to startups, multinational businesses and more.

Advisory Board Provides Advantages for MAIAA Students in Indiana

Jun 27 2017 10:00 AM | » Full Article Advisory Board Provides Advantages for MAIAA Students in Indiana
Six University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduate students were invited to attend the 2017 NCAA Regional Rules Seminar in Indianapolis, May 15-17. The master of arts in business with a specialization in intercollegiate athletic administration (MAIAA) students gained insight on athletics compliance and connected with the program’s advisory board members who provided additional networking opportunities.

Nebraska Indicator: Economic Data Lags Business Expectations

Jun 21 2017 3:00 AM | » Full Article Nebraska Indicator: Economic Data Lags Business Expectations
Economic growth will slow in Nebraska in late 2017, according to the most recent leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Thompson Named Inaugural Faculty Fellow of Rural Futures Institute

Jun 15 2017 2:00 PM | » Full Article Thompson Named Inaugural Faculty Fellow of Rural Futures Institute
Understanding how economies function in rural communities supports their long-term growth according to Dr. Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research (BBR) and W.W. Marshall associate professor of economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business. Thompson’s research of rural economies at the BBR paved the way for his recent appointment as an inaugural Faculty Fellow of the Rural Futures Institute (RFI). Fifteen faculty researchers from Nebraska and other institutions join 10 Community Innovation Fellows, as part of an RFI initiative to think strategically about issues facing rural communities.

Student Strengths Coaches Selected to Encourage First-Year Development

Jun 12 2017 1:00 PM | » Full Article Student Strengths Coaches Selected to Encourage First-Year Development
The Clifton Strengths Institute at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business selected 74 students to serve as student strengths coaches for the 2017-18 school year. The coaches will mentor more than 750 first-year business students in Professional Enhancement I Investing in Strengths (BSAD 111).

Forecast: Weak Farm Income Will Limit Growth in Nebraska Economy

Jun 9 2017 3:00 AM | » Full Article
Weak farm income will continue to hamper Nebraska’s economic growth during the next three years, according to the latest long-term forecast produced by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research and the Nebraska Business Forecast Council.

Honors Students Tour Businesses in Minneapolis

Jun 8 2017 1:00 PM | » Full Article Honors Students Tour Businesses in Minneapolis
Five students from the College of Business Honors Academy at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln traveled to Minneapolis in April to gain business insight during three industry visits. The two-day trip allowed students to interact with professionals from Target, Valspar and Land O’ Lakes while learning about the business environment in the city.

Big Red Investment Club Members Attend Global Forum

Jun 7 2017 3:00 PM | » Full Article Big Red Investment Club Members Attend Global Forum
Capitalizing on a unique opportunity to interact with industry leaders in finance through a global forum and visit top investment companies, five students in the Big Red Investment Club (BRIC) traveled to New York City in early April with Dr. Glenn Williams, associate professor of practice in finance at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business. They joined more than 1,500 participants at the annual Quinnipiac University Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) Forum in New York City.

Carlson Named Fellow by American Academy of Advertising

Jun 6 2017 11:00 AM | » Full Article Carlson Named Fellow by American Academy of Advertising
Dr. Les Carlson, professor and Nathan J. Gold Distinguished Professor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business, received the distinction of being named a fellow of the American Academy of Advertising (AAA). The honor means a lot to Carlson, who started attending AAA meetings in the early 90s.

Global Immersion: Ann Pogrebitskiy Blog From Chile

Jun 4 2017 10:00 AM | » Full Article Global Immersion: Ann Pogrebitskiy Blog From Chile
Ann Pogrebitskiy, a sophomore actuarial science and finance major from Denver, Colorado, is studying abroad May 14-June 4 in Santiago, Chile as part of the College of Business Global Immersion program Chile: Business Hub of Latin America. She and her classmates will interact with local Chilean university students and learn essential finance concepts during the three week trip. She looks forward to experiencing a different culture, increasing her global awareness, hearing new stories and checking an item off her college bucket list. 
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