March 2004  

College Celebrates Campaign Kick-off
Members of the College of Business community as well as campus leaders celebrated the start of the $75 million Campaign for Excellence. Read more

Jeff Margolis, CEO of The TriZetto Group.Healthcare Trends, Information Technology, and You
Spring Luncheon keynote speaker Jeff Margolis, CEO of The TriZetto Group, predicts significant changes in the next decade in the world of healthcare. He reviewed some current trends. Read more

Jeffrey Brown, assistant professor of finance.Professor Comments on Saving Social Security
In a Chicago Sun-Times op-ed piece, Jeffrey Brown, assistant professor of finance, writes that "one of the worst things we can do for our country's fiscal health is 'nothing.'" Read more


Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Development
The December 2003 grant from the Kauffman Foundation to the College of Business will establish the Academy. Staff and programs will develop entrepreneurial education as an academic discipline. Read more

Timothy Flynn, KPMG.Jim Cook, Ernst & Young.Alumni Presenters for Accountancy Lyceum
Timothy Flynn and Jim Cook visited campus to offer accountancy students their views on the evolving world of accountancy.
  Timothy Flynn of KPMG: Read more
  Jim Cook of Ernst & Young: Read more


MBA Minority Case Competition Established
An observation about minority participation in MBA programs blossomed into a successful case competition in February. Read more

Panelists Mercer Cook, Karen Tolliver, and Pamela McElvane.MBA Graduates Discuss Diversity

Useful career advice was offered by five Illinois alumni who served on a panel as part of the new MBA Minority Case Competition. Read more


Consumer Research Makes the News
Business administration Professor Brian Wansink's consumer research has been in the news frequently because of the current interest in portions, food choices, and the rising rate of obesity. Read more

Allure of Royalty Opens Up New Opportunities
The allure of royalty is creating a new market for young girls and their parents. Business Administration faculty member Cele Otnes was interviewed for this USA Today article. Read more

Analysis of State Pension Funds

Steve D'Arcy's analysis of the solvency of two Midwest state pension funds is referenced in an article in The Quad-City Times. Read more

Core Curriculum Committee Releases Recommendations
The findings of the committee reviewing the College of Business core curriculum are available online. Read more

IDM Case Competition Winners Announced
The Industrial Distribution Management Program sponsors a case competition each spring. Ford presented this year's case to the ten teams. Read more

Get Your Job or Internship Seen
The Compass recruiting system is open to any business or non-profit with a job or internship opening. Read more

Avy Stein, Willis Stein & Partners. Jeff Margolis, CEO of The TriZetto Group.Alumni Honored for Service and Achievement
The CBAA awarded alumni honors this month to Avy Stein and Jeff Margolis. Read more


Faculty and Teaching Assistant Honored for Teaching Excellence

Teaching excellence is a hallmark of the College of Business. Three faculty and a teaching assistant were selected for 2004 honors. Read more

Erin Shields Benoit.Alumni Profile: Erin Shields Benoit

Abbott Laboratories senior pricing analyst Erin Shield Benoit is an active alumna who current serves as the co-chair of the Business Young Alumni Committee. Read more

Interim Chancellor Nominee Named
President James Stukel nominated Provost Richard Herman to serve as interim chancellor of the Urbana-Champaign campus. Read more

April 8, May 6, June 10:
Executive MBA Info Sessions in Chicago

Attend an Executive MBA Informational Session to learn more about our prestigious MBA degree for accomplished executives from the faculty and students currently in the program. Sessions are on the 4th Floor at 200 S. Wacker in Chicago from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Visit for more details.

April 15: Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration in Chicago
The University of Illinois Real Estate Alumni Club in Chicago is celebrating its first fifty years!
Contact William Barry (312-580-6553) for more information about the celebration, to be held on the 99th floor of the Sears Tower.

May 15: College of Business Convocation Ceremonies in Urbana

MBA Ceremony: Krannert Center for Performing Arts, 9:00 a.m.
College of Business Ceremony: Assembly Hall, 1:30 p.m.

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