March 2003  

Executive MBA Program Announces Relocation to Chicago
Chicago will be the new home of the Executive MBA Program. Read more about the move in the press release and article.

Scott Weisbenner.Research Reveals Employee Overexposure to Company Stock
A study by Finance Assistant Professor Scott Weisbenner shows that employees tend to overinvest in company stock, in spite of advice to diversify.

Leighton Lecture on Ethics Available Online
Steve Miller presented the Leighton Lecture on Ethics in February. Streaming video of the lecture is now available online.

Economics Faculty Quoted in El Paso Times
Earl Grinols, professor of economics, was quoted in the El Paso (TX) Times about the social impact of gambling.

Economics Faculty Op-Ed Looks at Budget Challenges
In his March 22nd Chicago Sun-Times op-ed piece, Professor of Economics J. Fred Giertz discusses a proposed minimum wage increase and other fiscal topics.

College Research Results Available Online
The newsletter chronicling selected research results from College of Business faculty is now offered exclusively online.

MBA Students to Work with Prairie Angels LLC

The College's Center for Entrepreneurial Development recently announced a collaboration with Prairie Angels LLC that allows Illinois MBA students opportunities to work on business plan reviews.

Case Study Team to Travel to New Jersey to Compete

Seven College of Business undergraduates will travel to New Jersey to compete in a national case-study competition sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.

Adding Value Topic of MBA Alumni Association Presentation

Subtitled "How to make yourself indispensable to a company," the presentation offered career advice and strategies to the more than 150 alumni and current MBA students who attended.

IDM Case Study a Timely Challenge

Seasonal inventory and logistics were the focus of the recent case study competition sponsored by the College's Industrial Distribution Management Program and case-study sponsor Caterpillar Logistics.


Accountancy PhD Student Awarded Fellowship
A doctoral candidate in the Department of Accountancy was one of ten students nationwide to be awarded a Deloitte Foundation fellowship.

Alumni Profile: Pat Rea

Alumnus Pat Rea is the Executive Director of the Illinois Finance Authority and active in committees and associations of the College of Business.


April 2: Importing: The Basics and Beyond in Champaign
The International Trade Center is hosting a seminar for import/export managers, traffic managers, and logistics and purchasing staff. The event is from 8:30 to 2 at Levis Faculty Center on campus.

April 4: Spring Luncheon in Chicago
Just Days Away
The College of Business Alumni Association's Annual Spring Luncheon is April 4 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Keynote speaker is alumna Wilma L. Vaught, Brigadier General, USAF (Ret.) and founder of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.

April 16: Executive MBA Information Session in Chicago
The Executive MBA will hold a reception to provide prospective students with information about August 2003 enrollment. The reception will be held in the Orange & Blue Room at the Illini Center at 200 S. Wacker Drive in Chicago from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16th. RSVP at 312-575-0900 or

April 18: Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization
The Center for Entrepreneurial Development in the College of Business is hosting a campus presentation by two executives with AccelChip, Inc. The event, at Temple Buell Hall at noon, is open to the public.

May 17-18: Class of 2003 Convocation and Commencement Ceremonies
College of Business Convocation is May 17 at the Assembly Hall. Campuswide commencement ceremonies are May 18, also at the Assembly Hall.
College of Business convocation information
Commencement information

May 20: Round Table in Chicago Featuring Dean Ghosh
College of Business Dean Avijit Ghosh will be the speaker at the Round Table on May 20 at the Illini Center. Reservations are requested. Contact Tina Howard, director of development, for more information and to register.


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