November 2003  

Harlem Globetrotters CEO Mannie Jackson.Harlem Globetrotters CEO Shares Management,
Entrepreneurial Strategy

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. Read more and watch the video...

GM's Mark Hogan.
GM Vice President Delivers Inaugural Hallene Lecture

College of Business alumnus Mark Hogan, GM group vice president, visited campus in October as the first visiting Alan Hallene Visiting Executive/Scholar for the Technology & Management Program. Read more...

Faculty on Panel Debating Tax Increment Financing

Economics Professor Jan Brueckner shared his "theory of TIF" with members of the public attending a forum discussing tax increment financing in Collinsville. Read more...

Research on Airline Cuts Discussed During Panel in St Louis
Reductions in the number of flights into Lambert Field have impacted travelers.
Things aren't likely to improve soon and could get worse, according to economists and analysts who participated in a discussion on the future of the airline industry. Economics Professor Jan Brueckner served on the panel. Read more...

Private Labels vs. Name Brands

The FDA is discussing changes to food labels to make the information more understandable by consumers trying to control their weight. Business Administration Professor Brian Wansink's research indicates that the changes being debated might not make a difference. Read more...

Private Labels vs. Name Brands

Private-label soft drinks are gaining ground on the big names. Taste-test research by Business Administration Professor Brian Wansink is cited. Read more...


Dick Arnould Enjoys Retirement
Although Dick Arnould may teach again next year, he has decided that one semester a year is sufficient. When he is not teaching he plans to indulge his interests in golf and flower gardening. Read more...

Photo of Jeff Margolis from the New York Times (see link). 2004 Spring Luncheon Speaker Profiled

College of Business alumnus Jeff Margolis was featured in a New York Times profile earlier this month (only available for a fee). You can make plans to hear him in person at the 2004 Spring Luncheon in Chicago on March 12.

Alumni Profile: Brian Precious

He works with systems and processes, helping to grow Chicago-based Empire-Today. And featured alumnus Brian Precious helps the Business Young Alumni Committee grow too. Read more...

Scholarship Recipients Named

Several College of Business students received entrepreneurial scholarships this month. Read more...

Photo of Business Fraternity Members Featured

Phi Gamma Nu members were featured prominently on the inside cover of a national ranking publication this fall. Read more...


Dec 4: College of Business Grand Opening in Chicago
Dean Avijit Ghosh and College of Business staff invite alumni and friends to view the newly renovated facilities at 200 South Wacker Drive, 4th Floor Illini Center, in Chicago, where the College has recently begun to offer graduate degree programming for business executives. Now the College's home in Chicago, the facility boasts classrooms with state-of-the-art technology, executive student facilities, and much more. The December 4 event takes place from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. RSVP to

Dec 21 : Winter Convocation
Convocation ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, contact the Office for Undergraduate Affairs at 217-333-2740.

Feb 3 & 4: Winter 2004 Business Career Fair on Campus
The Winter 2004 Business Career Fair will be held on February 3rd and 4th in the Illini Union. Online registration for companies started November 17th via the BCS website. Student card-access entry to the fair will faciltate accurate attendance data and will restrict entry to current U of I students.

March 12: Annual Spring Luncheon in Chicago
Mark your calendars now for the 44th Annual Spring Luncheon! Join us for our annual alumni luncheon in Chicago hosted by the College of Business Alumni Association.
The speaker will be Jeff Margolis. Watch for more details.

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Posted on 11.21.03
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