August 2004  

College Hosts Welcome for Class of 2008
For the first time, members of the freshmen class gathered in Foellinger Auditorium for a welcome celebration. Read more

Chancellor Herman delivered the convocation address to in-coming freshman at the all-colleges event earlier in the week.

New Academic Year Begins
Buying books.A series of stories about the start of the new academic year ran in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette recently. Has the first week of college changed since you were in school?

Why Companies Sometimes Want Their Stock Back
Finance's David Ikenberry comments about the impact of stock buy-backs. Read more

New Low-carb Foods Create Variety, Dieters Eat More

The more variety of foods offered, the more people eat. That is one result of consumer consumption research conducted by Business Administration Professor Brian Wansink. What is the impact on a low-carb diet? Read more

CED Concludes International Entrepreneurial Projects

Three teams of graduate students, working with the Center for Entrepreneurial Development, recently submitted their final reports on capital market considerations in the real estate markets within China, India, and Russia. Read more

New Website Highlights Giving
The Office of Development unveiled their new website this month. Information about the College's $75 million capital campaign is featured. Read more


Oldham Honored by Academy of Management
Greg Oldham, professor of business administration, received a prestigious award from the Academy of Management this month. Read more.


Alumni Profile: Scott Christensen

Scott Christensen is managing director of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network where he does financial planning and also coordinates the activities of the office. Read more

September 14: Strategic Management Association Meeting in Chicago
The College is co-sponsoring the SMA meeting in Chicago that will feature Professor Bart Taub speaking on "Divided Electorate, Single Economy -- Consequences and Scenarios for Post Election America." Alumni of the College can attend the session at member rates.

September 21: RoundTable in Chicago

Paul Magelli will deliver the September RoundTable entitled "Are universities entrepreneurial organizations?" Magelli wrote the successful grant proposal to establish the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Development on the Urbana campus. To attend the luncheon event at the Illini Center, 200 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, contact Deanna Dale (217-333-6434) by September 17.

October 18: 2004 Cozad Lecture in Champaign
The seventh Cozad Lecture in Entrepreneurship will feature Jimmy John Liautaud, founder and chairman of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops. The lecture will be in room 314 of the Illini Union, 1401 West Green, Urbana, at 5:30 p.m. RSVP to Alumni and External Affairs.

October 30: Homecoming 2004

Mark your calendars for the College of Business Homecoming Tent Party and the home game against Iowa. For more information, check the Alumni and External Affairs website.



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