Convocation 2003, December 2003
College of Business alumnus Paul W. Boltz offered December graduates sage
observations in his convocation address. Among his thoughts: "To
understand the world and to understand your place in it, you must strive
to understand the larger forces at work in your time."
Planning, December 2003
Finance Professor Steven D'Arcy and Illinois State University colleague
Kevin Ahlgrim released a white paper on State of Illinois pension obligations
this fall. The paper is available on the Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois
Security Conference Coordinated by Illinois CIBER, November
Keeping international operations secure was the focus of a one-day conference
sponsored by almost twenty CIBER centers around the country. Illinois
CIBER staff coordinated the session, which was followed by a research
Globetrotters CEO Explains His Entrepreneurial Strategy, November
Mannie Jackson said the first thing he learned when he began his career
was that the business world is not strictly business. He discovered that
he needed to approach business the way he approached a basketball game.
That philosophy stood him in good stead when he purchased the Harlem Globetrotters.
Enforcement Team Accountant Offers Regulatory Perspective, October
Donald Ryba, a senior staff accountant for the Securities and Exchange
Commission, is part detective, part accountant, part legal eagle. He visited
the Department of Accountancy as a speaker in their fall Lyceum series.
CFO, an Accountancy Alumnus, Discusses His Challenges at Accountancy Lyceum,
Matthew Paull, CFO of McDonald's, was one of the speakers at the 2003
Accountancy Lyceum. Paull and Mary Healy, VP for investor relations at
McDonald's, visited campus in September.
Leadership Conference Attracts 75 Participants, Offers Challenging Sessions,
Students leaders gathered for challenging sessions hosted by American
Express Tax & Business Services and Deloitte & Touche, co-sponsored
the Sixth Annual 2003 Business Council Leadership Conference.
Workshop Investigates Global Business Reporting, August
The business of business journalism was the subject of a July workshop
sponsored by the College's Center for International Business Education
and Research (CIBER) center.
Offers Sage Advice, July 2003
Dan Kardatzke, who graduated from the College of Business in 1996 with
a degree in Finance, is a co-founder of Frey Technologies, a company that
is developing a personal video recorder called SageTV. Read about his
journey from employee to entrepreneur.
Speech, May 2003
Richard Frank, a 1965 graduate of the College of Business, returned to
campus to deliver a convocation address to the Class of 2003. His reflections
and thoughts are available in their entirety.
and EMBA Convocation Speech, May 2003
Avy Stein delivered the convocation address to the MBA and EMBA Class
of 2003. Excerpts from his remarks are available.
Team Wins NASA Means Business Competition for Fourth Straight Year,
With ideas, innovations, and inventions, a team of MBA students and some
Advertising Department colleagues again won this prestigious competition
Entreprenuer Carves Niche, February 2003
Grammy-winning engineer Tom Lord-Alge presented his entrepreneurial story
at a seminar sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurial Development.
Miller Delivers Leighton Lecture on Ethics, February
Former CEO of Shell Oil Steven Miller gave a talk on ethics and business
in the 21st century to a packed house. His presentation was the 2003 Leighton
Lecture on Ethics. The full Leighton
Lecture is available online (using Windows Media Player).
Interviewed for Postmarks, February 2003
A newsletter produced by the university News Bureau for parents of undergraduate
students included an interview with Dean Avijit Ghosh.