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2015 News

March 27, 2015
CoB Ph.D. alumni receive grant for research on corporate blogging - Katja Sonkeng
2005 Ph.D. graduate and Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Louisiana Lafayette Ramendra Thakur Great news from the Southern Illinois University College of Business: Ph.D. alumni Ramendra Thakur (2005, Marketing) and Dhoha A. Alsaleh (2010, Marketing) have been awarded a $35,000 grant from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) for their joint research proposal on corporate blogging. They are set to submit their comparative study to the Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Science Grant by mid-2016.

March 25, 2015
College of Business Hosts the 2015 Student Etiquette Dinner - Christie Mitchell
image of a table setting The College of Business is hosting its annual Student Etiquette Dinner. Thanks to the generous support of the college’s advisory boards and alumni, this year’s dinner will be transformational.

March 07, 2015
Celebrating 15 years of successful investments in the stock market - Katja Sonkeng
The SSIF members Since its establishment in 2000, the Saluki Student Investment Fund (SSIF) has gradually grown to resemble a successful investment firm while continuing to provide hands-on experience to students.

March 05, 2015
Fifth annual Polar Plunge raises money for Special Olympics Illinois - Emily Precht
Fifth annual Polar Plunge raises money for Special Olympics Illinois With thermometers reading a chilly 28 degrees, Southern Illinois University students and community members took the plunge into Campus Lake at the fifth annual SIU Polar Plunge on Saturday. The event raised $54,235 for Special Olympics Illinois.

March 05, 2015
CoB Students at St. Louis Chapter of Internal Auditors Student Night - Emily Precht
CoB students at St. Louis Chapter of Internal Auditors Student Night 2015 Southern Illinois University College of Business students made their way to St. Louis in February to participate in the St. Louis Chapter of Internal Auditors Student Night. The event took place at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac and was open to university students from Missouri and Illinois, with SIU being one of the largest groups in attendance.

March 04, 2015
Getting the right foot in the door over Spring Break - Katja Sonkeng
Scott Polczynski With the help of the SIU Alumni Association, more than 20 College of Business students will complete an externship in early March. Established in 1984, the mini-internship placement program provides students a unique opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they’ve learned in the classroom in a professional work environment.

February 27, 2015
Accounting challenge grows as recruiting tool - Ahmad Hicks | Daily Egyptian
Accounting Challenge 2015 The School of Accountancy's first Accounting Challenge drew just 23 students, but this year 323 students are registered for the event. Inclement weather has delayed the challenge—which was originally scheduled for Feb. 20—until March 20.

February 06, 2015
Endowments: supporting the mission of teaching, research and service - Christie Mitchell
Endowments: supporting the mission of teaching, research and service The backbone of success at any business college is a strong faculty, and many of the professors at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Business have been motivated and inspired by the contributions that support endowed positions.

February 06, 2015
One application equals multiple scholarship opportunities - Katja Sonkeng
Scholarships at SIU College of Business The application process for scholarships closed Feb. 1, and hundreds of College of Business prospects are eagerly awaiting the scholarship decisions. To enter the scholarship application pool for all available university awards, as well as scholarships available exclusively to the College of Business, students had to complete just one combined questionnaire and a few additional questions.

February 06, 2015
Stay connected with the SIU College of Business - Christie Mitchell
Stay connected with the SIU College of Business As we begin another semester and a new year, we reflect on our accomplishments and set new goals. We have a lot to be proud of – and a lot of work that still needs to be done. Since the start of the 2014-2015 school year, we have received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 100 business schools in the nation, and our online MBA program made a huge leap from No. 51 to No. 36 in the nation.

February 06, 2015
Piché Goes Above and Beyond to Stay Connected - Emily Precht
Paul Piché graduated from SIU in 1974 Paul Piché, a 1974 graduate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is the epitome of an alum who has stayed connected with the university – and the College of Business, too. Since graduating, Piché has spent 38 years working in the financial service industry. Piché is the owner of Safe Money Assets, located in Kerrville, Texas, which focuses on retirement planning for individuals and small businesses.

February 06, 2015
Can ‘cyberloafing’ be healthy in small doses? - Katja Sonkeng
John Pearson, Ph.D. SIU College of Business professor of management Dr. John Pearson spent most of his summer investigating the mediating effects of goofing off at work. This year may be the comeback year for everybody’s computer goof-off darlings: Solitaire, Tetris and Farmville. That is, if Dr. John Pearson’s latest research effort holds true, which is that a small amount of “cyberloafing” can indeed reduce work stress.

February 04, 2015
A curse or a blessing? The Impacts of CEO Turnovers - Katja Sonkeng
Dr. Saiying Deng, Assistant Professor of Finance SIU College of Business assistant professors of finance Saiying Deng and Vincent Intintoli joined forces to research financial repercussions of changes on top management levels. With the steady increase of CEO turnovers worldwide hitting a high of almost 15 percent in 2013, investigating the impacts of changes at the top management level is a timely topic.

January 29, 2015
Social loafing a potent barrier to group success - Katja Sonkeng
Steven Karau The SIU College of Business Gregory A. Lee professor of management, Steven Karau, has dedicated more than 20 years of his academic research to identifying strategies for overcoming the tendency for individuals to slack off when working with others on group tasks.Karau, who was one of nine awardees of the Summer Faculty Research Grants (SFRG) in 2014, used his grant to further this theoretical model and plan more studies.

January 07, 2015
Online MBA program earns national recognition - Christi Mathis
Online student sits with a laptop For the second consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report ranked the program among its “Best Online Graduate Business Programs.” SIU’s program climbed to No. 36 this year, up significantly from the last year’s position at No. 51, according to rankings released today (Wednesday, Jan. 7). This is the fourth year for the online education program rankings.

January 05, 2015
Business Leadership Council hosts Zumba for Hope - Emily Precht
The Business Leadership Council The Business Leadership Council’s fourth annual Zumba for Hope event in October at the Southern Illinois University Recreational Center raised more than $700 for Southern Illinois Healthcare Center’s Hope is Home campaign.

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