October 2003  

McDonald's Matthew Paull.Accountancy Alumnus Describes CFO Challanges
Alumnus Matthew Paull is CFO of McDonald's, the largest fast-food company in the world. He and Mary Healy, herself an accountancy alumna, spoke at the College as part of the Department of Accountancy's Lyceum. Read more...

SEC Staff Accountant
Part of Enforcement Team
Part detective, part accountant, part legal eagle. That describes Donald Ryba's job at the Chicago office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Read more...

Our Eyes Deceive Us: Consumer Research on Quantity
Teenagers and adults misjudge how much they pour into glasses. Both will pour more liquids into short wide glasses than into tall slender glasses, but perceive the opposite to be true. This consumer research by Professor Brian Wansink is receiving a lot of press. Read more... and more...

Cele Otnes book Cinderella Dreams.Otnes Book Reviewed in The Atlantic

A new book by Business Administration's Cele Otnes was reviewed in the November issue of The Atlantic. Caitlin Flanagan's review called the book "a treasure trove of information about the history of the opulent modern wedding, from the development of bridal registries to the rise in popularity of the diamond engagement ring." Read more...

Johnson & Johnson Representative Awards Plaque

Students who represented the College in a Johnson & Johnson case competition this spring received a special acknowledgement recently. Read more...

Mark Curinski, Target.
Target Representative Visits Campus, Awards Funds

Target's University of Illinois recruiter Mark Cuprinski visited the College recently to make two awards -- to the Minority Business Student Association and to the Career Services Office. Read more...

OSBI Consulting Published First Newsletter
OSBI Consulting provides consulting services to large and mid-sized companies. The organization's first newsletter is a chance to learn more and to see if your company can benefit from OSBI staff and services. Read more...


Allen Poteshman.Poteshman Wins Award
The Chicago Quantitative Alliance awarded the first place prize to Assistant Professor of Finance Allen Poteshman for his research on option volume for stock prices. Read more...

Bruce Boruszak. Alumni Profile: Bruce Boruszak
Real-estate lawyer and tireless supporter of the College of Business, Bruce Boruszak graduated with a degree in accountancy. The CPA review class was one of his favorites at Illinois. Read more...

Young Alumni Host Event

The Business Young Alumni Committee hosted Larry Bloom in September. Bloom spoke about the transition from being a student to assuming a professional role. Photos ...

Alumni Association Event
The MBA Alumni Association hosted Jack Ryan in September in Chicago. Ryan spoke about "going beyond your career." Photos ...

Nov 7: Global Business Information for Research Workshop, Champaign
PhD students are invited to a hands-on workshop on the use of online databases to conduct international research. The workshop will be in 509 ACES Library from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on November 7. For more information, contact Lynnea Johnson or register online at www.ciber.uiuc.edu/register.asp?EventID=285.

Nov 11: Business Roundtable, Chicago

John Banta ('83 Finance) will give an overview of the University of Illinois economic development system at the Business Roundtable in the Illini Center, 200 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. Reservations required. Contact Development at 217-244-6446 to register or for more information.

Nov 13: Discussion Forum on Entrepreneurship
, Champaign
The Center for Entrepreneurial Development invites you to attend their second annual discussion forum on entrepreneurship with Garry Garrabrant, CEO of Equity International, Greg Bohlen, CFO of Aurora Funds, and Harlee Sorkin of Mentor Management, LLC. They will be speaking on building a management team for success. The event takes place at Levis Faculty Center, 3rd floor, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit the CED website.

Nov 13: Informal Reception Featuring David Ikenberry, NYC

New York-area alumni and friends are invited to meet Finance Chair David Ikenberry between 5:30 and 7:00 pm at Bull Run Restaurant, 52 Williams St, NYC (212-859-2200). Please RSVP by November 7 to alumniaffairs@business.uiuc.edu or 217-244-6669.

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 ic4reception@ad.uiuc.edu.

Dec 6: Illinois vs. Arkansas at the United Center

Join the College of Business Alumni Association to watch Illinois take on Arkansas in the United Center. Watch www.business.uiuc.edu/alumni for more details.

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Posted on 10.30.03
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