October 2004  

Jimmy John Liautaud.Cozad Lecturer Serves Up Advice to Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Jimmy John Liautaud believes in keeping it simple and says that is one reason his restaurant chain is so successful. Liautaud was the 2004 Cozad Lecturer. Read more

Systems Thinking:
Tackling the Complexities of Business

Simple models can't address the complex challenges being faced by business. John Sterman discussed the use of systems thinking and systems dynamics in his talk at an audit research symposium sponsored by KPMG, LLP and the Department of Accountancy. Read more

Terrence Duffy.
Conversations with Leaders: Terrence Duffy

Taking the Chicago Mercantile Exchange public was one subject of conversation when Terrence Duffy served as the first speaker in this semester's Conversations with Leaders series. Read more

Huge Company, Huge Challenges
Johnson & Johnson VP Ronald Fulop discussed section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley this month with Accountancy Lyceum students. The impact of the legislation on the J&J family of companies was extensive. Read more

New Auditors Face Challenges

Then and now: Gary Holstrum, associate chief auditor and director of research at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, spoke to Accountancy Lyceum students about the new challenges facing auditors. Read more

Brown Authors Report on Retirement Crisis
Saving is only the first step toward retirement. Finance faculty member Jeff Brown is the author of a new report "The New Retirement Crisis" that explores America's changing retirement landscape.

Cult Foods
Brian Wansink, who studies consumer buying habits, says cult foods like Carvel ice cream offer us "some sort of deeper association, often a childhood association." Read more

Finance Faculty
Zoran Ivkovich and Scott Weisbenner won the second-place prize in the Eleventh Chicago Quantitative Alliance Conference Annual Academic Competition. Read more

Alumni Profile: Tom Petrich

Tom Petrich manages the credit, collection, and documentation area for all domestic Ace retailers. Read more

October 30: Homecoming, Campus
Homecoming is tomorrow!



November 4: CED Annual Discussion Forum in Champaign
The Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is hosting its third annual discussion forum on entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial Success Requires Execution. The November 4th session features Kanwal Rekhi and Joseph Gutman. Read more

November 9: RoundTable in Chicago

Hosted by the Office of Risk Management & Insurance Research (ORMIR), the November RoundTable will feature leaders from the insurance and banking fields who will discuss: "Beyond 9/11, natural disasters, and financial risk: Can our insurance/banking systems survive a series of catastrophic shocks?"
To attend the luncheon event at the Illini Center, 200 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, contact Deanna Dale (217-333-6434).

November 9: Global Business Seminar in Chicago

Agribusiness in Latin America is the subject of this one-day seminar that covers trade and investment issues. Illinois CIBER is the sponsor. Read more

November 10: Academy Open House in Champaign
The Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership is holding an open house at their new offices in suite 107, Z-2 Building, 2001 South First Street, Champaign, from noon to 5:00 p.m.

November 17: Women in the Music Industry in Urbana
Opportunities and challenges for women in the music industry is the subject of a presentation co-sponsored by the College. Alison Brown, co-founder of Compass Records, is the featured speaker. Read more

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