Reporter travels with Huntsman Scholars

It could be called the unauthorized look into the Huntsman Scholar Program.

When the Huntsman Scholars traveled to Belgium, France and Switzerland in the fall 2010, they had an imbedded reporter, of sorts, with them. Landon Hemsley was expected to analyze, study and expand on his international experience visiting with business and civic leaders just like the other Huntsman Scholars. However, Mr. Hemsley had an additional responsibility that none of the other students shared.

Mr. Hemsley, a fifth-year senior double-majoring in management information systems and broadcast journalism and double-minoring in international business and Portuguese, is an intern with Utah Public Radio. He had been tasked with capturing his academic explorations as a Huntsman Scholar for the station. It meant that everywhere he went, he was trying to capture the experience on his digital recorder. Twice while traveling, he was interviewed on the air. When he came back, he produced a 30-minute feature piece for the UPR morning program Access Utah. More

MBA student screams nearly 30,000 times, then faints

The cost of producing a Super Bowl commercial can reach more than $1 million. A local team, which includes an MBA student from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, might have just made one for under $60.

The crew spent $59 on a commercial that was entered into the "Crash the Super Bowl" advertising contest sponsored by Doritos and Pepsi Max. The 30-second ad is one of the most-viewed submissions on crashthesuperbowl.com, the website for the contest. The commercial promotes Doritos corn chips and features USU MBA student Cory Keate and his uncle, Dave Kotter, and was produced by Ron Adair of Adair Creative Group, a Logan marketing firm. More

Team is invited to international competition

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business aims to provide students with hands-on learning and networking opportunities. Three Huntsman students got all that and more when they were invited to Vancouver, Canada, for the final round of an international business competition.

The three students made up a team that competed in the Finance International Case Competition hosted by Simon Fraser University. In the first round, teams from as far away as Spain, Hong Kong and Singapore were given a week to analyze a finance case and submit their reports to a panel of judges. The judges informed the Huntsman team that their submission was of the highest caliber and invited them to Vancouver for the final round. More

Students find solutions - in Portuguese

Imagine standing before a panel of judges to present solutions and answer questions about a rigorous business case. Now imagine doing it in a language other than your own.

Three teams from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business did exactly that on Nov. 12 at the BYU Business Language Case Competition. The Portuguese team, consisting of Shelton Gramse, Logan Smith and Justin Kohler, finished in second place. The Huntsman School of Business also sent a Spanish team and a Mandarin Chinese team to the competition. More


Student wins national recognition and a silver mug

A Jon M. Huntsman School of Business student is one of only three students nation-wide this year to receive a prestigious public relations scholarship.

Natalie Curtis, a senior majoring in public relations and minoring in marketing, was notified recently that she was selected to receive the Betsy Plank Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Scholarship.

The winners of the Betsy Plank PRSSA Scholarship are chosen by the Champions of PRSSA, an organization founded by Betsy Plank for PR professionals. Ms. Curtis was selected because of her outstanding leadership experience, academic honors and PR and marketing extra-curricular experience, according to the Champions of PRSSA, sponsors of the Betsy Plank PRSSA Scholarship. More