January 2005  

Jeff Brown.White House Nominated Faculty Member to SSAB
Earlier this month, the White House nominated Jeffrey Brown, assistant professor of finance, to the Social Security Advisory Board (SSAB). Read more>>

Social Security: The Debate Begins
With Social Security in the news almost each day, Assistant Professor Jeff Brown finds himself answering calls from reporters frequently. Read more>>

Making Work Meaningful

Michael Pratt, associate professor of business administration, was cited in a Time magazine article about employee engagement at work. Read more>>

Entrepreneurial Characteristics

David B. Audretsch offered his views on the history of entrepreneurism and the characteristics of labor then and now in a public lecture sponsored by the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Read more>>

Cele Otnes.Know My Stuff, Know Me
Business Administration Associate Professor Cele Otnes comments on adult consumers and their characteristics as part of the end-of-the-year gift-giving frenzy. Read more>>

Green Apple or Green Beans?

Your preferences say a lot about you according to research by Brian Wansink. And your preference can be a window on to your social habits as well. Read more>>

Innovation Award to Solomon
The American Auditing Association's Auditing Section makes an award each year for innovation in auditing and assurance education. Accountancy's Ira Solomon and KPMG's Tim Bell shared this year's award for their monograph Through a Strategic Lens. Read more>>

Library Adds Faculty-Authored Book
to Collection
Doctoral students interested in the essentials of strategy can visit the Business and Economics Library for a look at Joseph Mahoney's new book on strategy. He donated a copy to the library in December. Read more>>

Quarter Century at IBM

Steven Ramos has been with IBM for 25 years and is currently the worldwide customer relationship manager for the technical sales support division. Read more>>

February 1 in Lombard: Basketball Viewing Party, Illinois vs. Michigan State
Join the College of Business Alumni Association for this Basketball Viewing Party. No cost for attendance. Drinks and food can be ordered off of the regular menu. Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Champps Americana Sports Grill, 2301 Fountain Square Drive (corner of Butterfield & Meyers), Lombard, IL, 630-627-3334.

February 11 in Urbana:
2005 Women's Leadership Conference -- Inspired to Achieve

Women in Business is proud to present the second annual Women’s Leadership Conference: "Inspired to Achieve," a day of intriguing speakers, valuable networking opportunities, and great company. Read more>>

February 12 in Chicago:
Basketball Viewing Party, Illinois vs. Wisconsin

Join the Business Young Alumni Committee for this Basketball Viewing Party. Time: 11:30 a.m. (12 p.m. tipoff). Location: Joe's Bar, 940 W. Weed St., Chicago. Cost: $20 including beverages and half time buffet. $5 per person will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Avijit Ghos, dean of the College of Business.February 15 in Chicago: RoundTable

The February RoundTable (rescheduled for the 15th) will feature a presentation by College of Business Dean Avijit Ghosh on the prospects and challenges facing public education. To reserve your place, contact contact Deanna Dale (217-333-6434).

Avy Stein of Willis Stein.April 8 in Chicago: Spring Luncheon
Join the College of Business Alumni Association as they host their annual Spring Luncheon event in Chicago. Meet fellow alumni and hear keynote speaker Avy Stein, Managing Partner, Willis Stein & Partners, LLC. Date: April 8, 2005. Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.. Location: Fairmont Hotel, International Ballroom, 900 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago. Cost: $50 per person; $500 table of ten. Questions? Call 217-244-6669.

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