Sam Zell.Sam Zell Offers Views on
"Life from an Entrepreneur's Perspective"

Students, faculty, and local residents gathered in a packed auditorium and two overflow rooms in the College of Law building to attend a lecture given by visionary and real estate tycoon Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments. More»

February 2006

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The Dean's Note

The College's focus on entrepreneurism is bearing fruit. More»

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NEWSErnest Almonte.

Rhode Island Auditor General: "Ready to Ride and Spread the Alarm"

Like a modern Paul Revere, Rhode Island Auditor General Ernest Almonte delivers a message of fiscal awareness on a personal and governmental level. More»

Steven Miller Award Winners Display Passion for Their Ventures

The 2005 winners of the Steven N. Miller Entrepreneurial Scholarships demonstrate a zealous passion for entrepreneurship. Their enterprises range from swimwear to advertising products and services to brides-to-be. More»

Russian Visitors Welcomed

A delegation of auditors and accountants from Russia visited the College this month as part of a three-week Rotary-sponsored tour of the US focusing on productivity enhancements. More»

Paul Magelli.

Encouraging Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial milestones were the theme of Paul Magelli’s presentation in late January that launched the Lunchbox Lecture Series sponsored by the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership. More»

Mock Interview Program Calms Fears, Prepares Students

More than 125 students enhanced their job search skills when they participated in mock interviews with 18 companies. More»

PM Supports LEAD

Support for the LEAD (Leadership, Education, and Development) program in the College of Business took a giant step forward with a contribution from the Philip Morris Aid to Education Fund announced late last year. More»

Unlocking Your Potential

How to be successful in the business world and effectively balance your personal and professional life was the focus of the Women in Business conference in January. More»


Commencement 2006: MBA Alumnus Named Speaker

Thomas Siebel, who received an MBA from the College, will be the speaker during the 135th commencement on May 14. More»

Confidence and Skills: MSF Grad Applies What He Learned

MSF graduate Suresh Sharma never anticipated that institutions of higher education would be the setting for his professional career. Sharma works for U of I at Chicago as a business and finance specialist. More»

Interdisciplinary Courses Key to Success

"My job is a page torn directly out of the case studies," says Tyler Shaffer, a 2004 graduate of the MS in Finance program. More»

IBC Experience and Internship Serve MBA Grad Well

Bryant Evans credits the MBA program with giving him the skills he needs to get ahead. He is a portfolio manager for Cozad Asset Management in Champaign. More»


  • Spring Luncheon, Chicago, March 3 [For more info]
  • Second Tuesdays, Chicago, March 14 [For more info]
  • Leighton Lecture: Sharon Allen, Deloitte & Touche, March 30
  • Second Tuesdays, Chicago, April 11 [For more info]
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony, Champaign, April 28



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