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2017

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USU Announces $50 million gift

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Congratulations 2017 Graduates!

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Graduate Program Applications Deadlines

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Huntsman Students take 1st Place at National Competition

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MHR Program Ranked Nationally

The Master of Human Resources (MHR) online program at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University ranks fourth in nation, according to Human Resources MBA, a resource guide for the human resources industry. This top ranking measured the Huntsman MHR program against 200 accredited schools with online programs aligning to the Society for Human Resource Management’s recommended gu…

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The Huntsman School welcomes two outstanding new faculty

The Huntsman School welcomes Dr. Briggs Depew as an Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance and Dr. Mike Ulrich as an Assistant Professor, Department of Management.

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Professor Named Fulbright Scholar

It has been more than 30 years since Dr. Daniel Holland, an Associate Professor in the Management Department in the Huntsman School of Business who teaches entrepreneurship and strategy, served in Japan as a voluntary representative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has always hoped to return to the culture and people he grew to love, so the Fulbright Program’s post detailing…

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Helping Families in Need

Many Americans feel stress and uncertainty about their finances. In a recent Federal Reserve report, nearly one-third of survey respondents said they’re “just getting by” financially, and about one-quarter reported struggling to pay bills. Almost half of the respondents said they would be unable to come up with just $400 for an emergency.

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ProSales Club Shines

Recently, students from the Huntsman ProSales Club excelled at the Florida State International Collegiate Sales Competition, the Russ Berrie Institute National Sales Competition, and the Qualtrics Sales Idol Competition.

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Kathryn Fargam, ’09 receives UACPA Award

Kathryn Fargam, ’09 received the UACPA award for Women to Watch: Emerging Leader at the UACPA’s Annual Inauguration & Awards Banquet this fall. This award is presented to a woman professional who has made significant contributions to the profession and her community, but who has not yet reached the highest levels of advancement.

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3 surprising myths about the benefits of your mobile device - TEDxUSU

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School of Accountancy Tax Team Takes 2nd Place!

Last weekend, a team of students from the School of Accountancy competed in Deloitte’s FanTAXtic regional competition in Salt Lake City and received a second place finish right behind UT Austin, the number one accounting school in the nation. The team consisted of two sophomores, Shannan Peel and Ashley Hernandez, two upper division undergraduates, Slater Duncan and Kyle Merrill, and one graduate…

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Huntsman Bolsters Faculty in Ethical Leadership

Dr. Julena Bonner joins the Huntsman School of Business faculty this year as the winner of the Best Student Paper in the Social Issues in Management Division at the 2016 Academy of Management meetings. This is the second year in a row that she has received this honor. The Academy of Management is the leading academic society in the field of management, and her award-winning research focuses on m…

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Managing Entitled Employees

In today’s workplace, more and more employees are displaying feelings of entitlement which is creating problems and frustrations for managers. Entitled individuals have a unique way of interacting and communicating with others, including managers. On the one hand, they have a strong desire for autonomy. Entitled individuals dislike the idea of being beholden to others or being told what to do. On …

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#HuntsmanGivesBack

Service is an important part of the experience at the Huntsman School of Business. We are encouraged to look for ways to serve and to give back, whether on campus or to our communities. As part of the annual Business Week service project, students planned a three-hour service challenge entitled Huntsman Gives Back. Huntsman students gathered donations from companies throughout the State of Utah fo…

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Huntsman marketing professor’s research is cited in Wall Street Journal article

Research led and published by Huntsman marketing professor Sterling Bone was cited in the November 10, 2016 Wall Street Journal article, “Black-Owned Businesses Face Credit Gap.”

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Lead With Distinction

A few weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure of spending a day with Dick Motta, a great Aggie who spent a lifetime teaching young men about basketball and life. Motta won at every level of coaching, leading Grace High School to the Idaho state championship, Weber State College to three conference championships, and the NBA Washington Bullets to their only championship, in 1978. He was known as a pl…

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What are your employees saying about you?

In an article published in the Harvard Business Review, Huntsman School Associate Professor Nate Washburn, along with Ben Galvin from BYU, provides some suggestions for leaders to develop powerful and inspirational leadership.

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The Holy Grail of Information Security?

Patent #9391962, “Multi-node Encryption”, is an idea that could potentially upset the entire internet industry. Describing the genesis of his idea, Huntsman Associate Professor Jeff Johnson offered the following analogy, “In the cyber world we have bad guys who are constantly trying to hurt us. Our defense against these bad guys is to build great stone walls that act as a shield. Unfortunately, ov…

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Passion For Higher Education

In a constantly changing world, where the concept of working in one field, let alone for one employer, for a lifetime, is becoming a rare thing, Dr. Pamela Dupin-Bryant has been a ‘True Blooded Aggie’ for over twenty years. She completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Utah State and has held academic positions at USU since 1994. Dr. Dupin-Bryant attributes this longevity to her pas…

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How I’m Building Huntsman - Theresa Foxley, ‘04

From snowy walks up Old Main Hill, to thundering basketball games in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, to late night study sessions in the library, I loved my time at Utah State University and the opportunities it offered me. Attending USU opened my eyes to different perspectives, places, and things — I made friends from small western towns and big international cities. I studied abroad in France and i…

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2016 Distinguished Executive Alumnus - Dr. Stephen Neeleman, ‘94

The idea for HealthEquity, one of the nation’s largest health savings custodians, was germinated in a class at USU during Steve Neeleman’s sophomore year. “I took this class, medical sociology, taught by Reed Geertsen, and it really opened my eyes to the cost of healthcare and our system of health insurance,” recounted Neeleman. After graduating from Utah State, where he also played football, he w…

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Leadership is Responsibility

We can be a leader every day by living our lives with integrity and mutual respect towards those who come in contact with us. When you are a leader of a team you have an obligation to do the best you can to help guide everyone to a common vision. A true leader listens, works hard, sets an example for those around them, makes a decision of a direction to pursue and stays out of the way after a visi…

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The Huntsman Experience

When Breanne Yamauchi, Business Administration and Marketing, ’18, tore her ACL just a few months before coming to Utah State University, she was crushed. She had always imagined herself balancing college sports with classes. Now that sports weren’t an option, she would have to look elsewhere for activities to define her college experience. This was a pattern that she would see over and over again…

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Accounting Awards

Kari Olsen, assistant professor of accounting, was recently selected as the recipient of the 2016 IRF Emerging Scholar Manuscript Award by the Institute of Management Accountants. He was also awarded a grant from the Institute for Management Accountants to support work examining the effect of relative performance information feedback frequency and personality characteristics on performance.

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Bringing Global Vision to Accounting

“If you look at the strategic pillars of the Huntsman School, global vision is a standard. We really have to understand what is happening outside of Cache Valley, Utah, and the United States,” noted Dr. Chris Skousen, associate department head of the Accounting Program. This year Dr. Skousen of was elected President of the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association (AA…

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Developing Careers at the Huntsman School

Occasionally just the right mix of place, time, and events combine to create incredible synergy. That synergy is evolving as the FJ Management Center for Student Success becomes home to a new Career Development office in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. At Utah State career services have traditionally been provided to all students through a centralized function. This new setup, modeled on t…

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Prestigious Internship Leads to Full-Time Position

The first thing you will notice about Eliza Thacker is that she speaks quickly and concisely. While she is a naturally friendly and enthusiastic person, she honed these communication skills while interning for General Mills in Philadelphia this summer. Thacker stated, “People from the West Coast speak slower and with more patience, I had to learn to speak like an East Coaster.”

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New Huntsman Scholar Space

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Huntsman Scholar Alumni

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2015-16 Year-at-a-Glance

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Aggie Alumnus Joins Huntsman Development Team

The Huntsman School has welcomed Aggie alumnus Sam Brand as a development officer. Prior to joining the Huntsman School, Sam provided development strategy, campaign counsel, as well as marketing insights for various organizations, including the telecommunications company IMSAR, and for Zion’s Bank. As a development officer for IMSAR, he assisted in acquiring more than $120M in federal and commerc…

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How Global Experiences Enrich Learning

Foreign travel is an opportunity that can greatly enrich a student’s education and the Global Learning Experiences program at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business does just that. Aligning with the school’s pillar of global vision, the program provides rich, in-country experiences while providing a business focused curriculum. The structure helps students develop a global mindset which “is impera…

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Fighting Fire with Innovation

This summer MIS Associate Professor Jeff Johnson was granted a patent for his unique form of information security, one that has the potential to revolutionize online security. Patent #9391962, “Multi-node Encryption”, is an idea that could potentially upset the entire internet industry.

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Accounting Grad Scores Prestigious Internship

Recent MAcc (Master of Accounting) graduate Dillon Jones will spend the next year in Norwalk, CT, at a prestigious internship for the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). The Postgraduate Technical Assistant Program is “a one-year term, during which the individual becomes highly involved with the accounting standards-setting process and comes to have an in-depth understanding of the roles…

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My Excellent Summer Adventure

Last month I packed up my suitcase, kissed my wife and two little boy’s goodbye, and hit the road on an epic road trip traveling with Dr. Mike Glauser, the Executive Director of the Jon M. Huntsman School’s Clark Center for Entrepreneurship. We spent two weeks driving over 4,000 miles, visiting seven different states and witnessing the important role that small businesses play in our economy and …

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MHR Program Achieves Top Rank

The Master of Human Resources program in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business was recently profiled as one of eighteen leading HR programs in the country. BetterBuys.com places the Huntsman School in the company of outstanding HR programs including Purdue, Texas A&M, Loyola and Pepperdine.  Dr. Steven Hanks, Director of HR Graduate Studies, noted, “We are delighted to be recognized as a top HR …

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AIS Places at National Competition

Four members from the Association for Information Systems (AIS) student chapter recently competed against 16 collegiate teams during the AIS Student Chapter Leadership Conference and Competition in Bloomington, Indiana. Allan Follett, Dallin Lewis, Abhishek Shukla, and Caleb Wilkinson began preparing for the competition last fall. The team had to review preparatory material, attend a four-hour tra…

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Entrepreneurs Choose Persistence Over Adventure

When considering potential new opportunities, entrepreneurs typically contemplate the possible financial and non-financial benefits that may be generated and the probability of successfully starting the business. Unsurprisingly, if the new opportunity is perceived to be able to generate a lot of benefits, the entrepreneur will be more likely to pursue the opportunity. Similarly, the higher the p…

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Crossing the Desert for Cancer

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business alumnus Kaden Comadena (BA ’10) has taken the challenge to ‘dare mighty things’ seriously. The International Business graduate recently completed the Marathon des Sables. A six day, 159-mile race across the Sahara Desert that is commonly known as the “toughest footrace on earth”. Comadena not only completed a major physical feat but found a way to give back. As h…

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USU Professor Takes to Main Street for Book Tour

Utah State University professor and serial entrepreneur Michael Glauser is no stranger to writing books or riding bikes. Glauser, the director of the Jeffrey D. Clark Center for Entrepreneurship in the Huntsman School of Business at USU, decided to do both in 2014 when he rode through Main Street America to find small-town entrepreneurs who’ve made their way and have built successful businesses –a…

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Huntsman Student Team Secures Top Rank

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is known for encouraging its students to ‘dare mighty things’ and enrich their education through student engagement and unique programs. The Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSFE) is a rigorous master program that “prepares students for a wide range of careers both inside and outside the financial industry, including risk management, asset management…

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Harry S. Truman Scholarship Awarded to Huntsman Student

Don't let her small frame fool you. Madelyn Fife is a powerhouse full of drive and intelligence. In April, Madelyn Fife received some incredible news from President Stan Albrecht. Under the ploy that she needed to sign a travel form in the President's office, Madelyn was informed that she was awarded the Truman Scholarship and would become one of 54 students in the nation to become a Truman Scho…

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Distinguished Award Winners – Spring 2016

Three Huntsman employees and one student, have received

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3 Ways to Attract Success After Graduation

Most of us think that success is something we pursue, but I believe Jim Rohn was right when he said, “Success is something you attract by the person you become.” I want to share with you three things that I have found to be foundational to success.

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SOA Faculty Receives National IMA Award

Congratulations to Dr. Kari Olsen who was selected by the IMA Research Foundation to receive the 2016 IRF Emerging Scholar for the Competitive Manuscript Award. This award is given annually to a single emerging scholar (or lead author recognition) of management accounting who has received a terminal degree (Ph.D., DBA, ED.D, JD) within the last seven years.

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Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Special Issue

Read the Special Issue of the Huntsman Alumni Magazine that showcases the Grand Opening of Huntsman Hall.

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My Favorite Professors

The Jon M Huntsman School of Business has given me the opportunity to rub shoulders with incredible professors, mentors, and friends. As I consider my time at the Huntsman School, there are so many professors I would like to thank, like Craig Petersen, Paul Fjeldsted, Ronda Callister, Vijay Kannan, Frank Shuman, and Strat Roper. There are two who really stand out as having made a huge impact on my…

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My Huntsman Experience

My experience in the Huntsman School of Business has been transformative. I came to college thinking I would pick a major, finish school quickly, and start my career. I never expected to discover the entire world at my fingertips in Logan, but the Huntsman School provides its students with countless opportunities to do just that. I am extremely grateful to have been involved in numerous service pr…

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Faculty Research Wins Award at Qualtrics Insight Summit

In February, leading business professionals and academics from around the world gathered at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City for the 2016 Qualtrics Insight Summit. Prominent on the program was the “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” game show, hosted by Stephen Dubner, the author of Freakonomics.

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Huntsman Students - Exercising the Human Heart Through Service

Towards the end of his remarks at the grand opening of Huntsman Hall on March 16, Jon Huntsman stated that “No exercise is better for the human heart than reaching down and lifting someone up.” Our students are taking this advice seriously this semester as as they participate in service projects around campus and around the community.

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Six Seniors to Graduate with perfect GPAs

For six senior students from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, graduating this spring will be their pinnacle experience after years of hard work and dedication. Braiden Coleman, Michael Ryan, Grant Holyoak, Nicholas Murray, Lauren Johnson and Katelyn Miller will all be graduating summa cum laude; the highest honor you can receive for achieving and maintaining a 4.0 GPA while attending school…

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Huntsman Hall Grand Opening Event

On March 16, 2016, the newest building on the Utah State University campus opened its doors. The Jon M. Huntsman Hall, a 125,000 sq. ft, building, will allow the entire Huntsman School community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to gather in one space. The 21 state-of-the-art classrooms, alongside 21 student meeting rooms, commons areas, café, and outdoor spaces are designed for int…

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Huntsman Hall Grand Opening - March 16, 2016

Our community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends turned out in force on March 16 to help us open the Jon M. Huntsman Hall. Watch a highlight of the grand opening ceremonies.

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Opening of Jon M. Huntsman Hall

Dreams do come true. On March 16, 2016, the newest building on the Utah State University campus opened its doors. The Jon M. Huntsman Hall, a 125,000 sq. ft, building, will allow the entire Huntsman School community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to gather in one space. The 21 state-of-the-art classrooms, alongside 21 student meeting rooms, commons areas, café, and outdoor spaces…

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3 Hired by Goldman Sachs

Congratulations to three Huntsman students who recently received full-time offers as financial analysts in the highly sought after Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. The Huntsman School of Business was the only institution to place three students in the Investment Banking Division. The only other school that placed more than one student was Denver University, with the placement of two s…

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New Executive Master of Accounting Program

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is pleased to announce the creation of an Executive Master of Accounting (EMAcc) program scheduled to begin in June, 2016. This graduate program is a pioneering effort in which both the content and delivery are tailored to aspiring financial executives in need of a graduate degree in accounting. Similar to executive MBA programs, this EMAcc program will build…

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Accounting Student Interns at PCAOB

Samuel Lindquist, a junior in accounting and club hockey player recently began an internship with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in Washington D.C. He is one of three interns selected from the around the world in the Office of Research and Analysis at the PCAOB. Interns are selected based on a competitive process that includes several interviews. This department supports t…

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Annual Report 2015: Highlights

The Annual Report 2015: video is a highlight of some of the amazing experiences we had the opportunity to take part in at the Huntsman School. We remain ever so grateful to the entire Huntsman School community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends.

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Aggie headed to Madrid

At the Huntsman School of Business, we challenge our students, past and present, to Dare Mighty Things. One Utah State alumnus has truly taken this to heart during his professional career. Derek White graduated from Utah State University in 1996, and for the past 20 years, his career has been a showcase for entrepreneurial spirit, with stops at the Wharton School, JP Morgan, Barclays Bank in Londo…

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Experienced finance professional joins Huntsman School

Rick Hornsby, one of the newest faculty members in the Huntsman School, is a Cache Valley native who graduated from Logan High School. After receiving two degrees from the Huntsman School, he set out for a career that would take him from one side of the country to the other. So when an opportunity arose to return to his hometown and teach graduate level courses in the Economics and Finance Departm…

2015

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The Impact of Scholarship Donations

Thank you to all of our generous alumni and friends who donate to support scholarships for our students. THANK YOU!

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Paying it Forward - Tyler Olsen

Tyler Olsen, proud Huntsman School of Business alumnus and long-time supporter, gives back to help ensure that talented Huntsman students don’t miss out on realizing their potential because of finances.

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Rewarding Excellence - Christopher Fawson

Professor Chris Fawson has been teaching economics at Utah State University for the past 21 years, during which time he has also been named Department Head and Senior Associate Dean, Director of International Programs, Vice Provost for Academic and International Affairs, Executive Director of Partners in Business, and the International Professor of the Year (2012). Most recently, he was recognized…

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Voice: Sylvia Jones, Economics, '87

Find out what you are passionate about. What moves you? Once you figure that out then everything else usually comes naturally. In most cases what you are passionate about is a result of your life experience. Focus your energy in the direction of your passion.

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Teaching & Research

Recent changes to the core set of courses required of all Huntsman majors, including the addition of four new courses, are designed to prepare students for meaningful careers in commerce and public service.

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New Record for Accounting

For 20 consecutive years the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) student chapter in the Huntsman School has been selected to receive the Award of Excellence as an Outstanding Student Chapter. In addition, this year the chapter also won the award for Outstanding Programs & Activities award.

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Aggies in India

This summer, Huntsman student, Gavin Salisbury, MIS, ‘16, and recent Huntsman MBA alumnus, Riley Duke, ‘15, traveled to India to work with the KVM Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides English language and professional skills education to university students and community members in Visakhapatnam, a small city on the mid-eastern coast of India.

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My Favorite Professor

It is impossible to leave Dr. Shannon Peterson’s class without feeling academically challenged. She has challenged me in ways that have changed the way I think about learning, life, and myself.

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My Huntsman Experience

My experience at the Huntsman School of Business has been second to none. The school challenges us to “dare mighty things” and provides amazing opportunities to get involved and accomplish our dreams.

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Entrepreneur Leadership Series (MGT 3550)

Sign up for the most valuable one-credit class you’ll ever take! MGT 3550 is a one credit class where you get to hear the stories of 10 successful, world-renowned entrepreneurs and how they built their companies, followed their passions and defined their success. You can find more information about the speakers and the class at huntsman.usu.edu/MGT3550

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Leaders Define Themselves

One of the world’s most influential business leaders is a respected chief executive because, as she says, she “does not aspire to a title, but aspires to be a leader.” Cathy Engelbert leads more than 220,000 professionals as Chief Executive Officer for Deloitte LLP, and inspired hundreds of attendees at the recent Partners in Business Accounting conference at Utah State University. Engelbert’s lea…

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Huntsman Grads Honored

Several Huntsman School of Business alumni were recently honored by Utah State University for their personal and professional accomplishments as well as their commitment the University and the community.

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In Europe on Scholar Semester

From a textbook, I can learn about the United Nations: what it does, who it employs, how it works alongside national governments. But there is something surreal about being in the Geneva headquarters of the United Nations and realizing that working at such a renowned organization does not have to be a pipe dream. My semester of study and travel as a Huntsman Scholar has been filled with many such …

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New Professorship in Accounting

The School of Accountancy in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University has formed a $1.5 million Bonnie B. and James H. Quigley/Deloitte Foundation Professorship in Accounting thanks to support provided by the Quigley’s, with added support from Deloitte, through the Deloitte Foundation.

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The Digital Revolution

MIS department head, Dave Olsen, says that the department saw the revolution coming. “We have had an agricultural revolution, industrial revolution, and information revolution, and now an as of yet to be named, digital revolution,” Dr. Olsen said. A few years ago the department started offering more data and analytic classes and hired faculty with a focus of research in these areas. The departme…

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MIS Faculty - Awards and Publications

This month two MIS professors were recognized for outstanding research and thought leadership in their field. Professor Pam Dupin-Bryant received the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS) Ben Bauman Award for Excellence award which recognizes a faculty member who has compiled an outstanding record of professional service, teaching, and scholarship, and has made signifi…

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Faculty Research

Management professor, Merideth Ferguson, latest study finds dual career couples with the same occupations or work places may have a happier family life and less job and family tension as a result of the work-related support they can offer one another.

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Jameson Olsen - Student Success Story

Jameson shares how creativity and a few cupcakes opened job opportunities in New York City.

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Faculty Research - Chad Simon

During the era when the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) was passed, audit committees were given heightened responsibility and faced more stringent requirements. However, according to new research by Huntsman accounting professor Chad Simon and his co-authors (see cite below), Congress and others may have overlooked one potentially important incentive with these updated requirements.

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New Faculty and Staff

Due to retirements and the addition of new resources, the Huntsman School added twenty three new faculty and staff.

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Retirement boosts happiness, improves health

Economics professor, Devon Gorry, explains her latest research on Today.com. The analysis of thousands of American retirees, published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research, found the positive changes have a continuing impact and don't...

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Jim Allred - Student Success Story

Jim shares his Huntsman experience of traveling to ten different countries, moving to California for an internship, becoming the Scholar of the Year and now accepting his dream job.

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Annie Knight - Student Success Story

Annie shares her journey of coming from a small town to flying on her first plane to Europe with the Huntsman Scholars.

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Luis Patino - Student Success Story

Luis Patino, a first-generation immigrant from Mexico, is now living the American Dream. Luis, who graduated with honors as a Huntsman Scholar, took full advantage of the extracurricular programs offered at the Huntsman School, traveling around the world with our study abroad programs, and serving in various student leadership positions. He began work recently with PwC in Boston.

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Huntsman PBL Receives Top Honors

Huntsman students Josh Shelhamer, McKell Nelson, Glen Tonge, and Benjamin McCulloch traveled to Chicago this summer to showcase their business talents. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago on June 24–27.

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Huntsman Students Travel to Three Continents

This summer 54 Huntsman undergraduate students traveled to London, Asia, South America and Eastern Europe on faculty-led study abroad visits. Students in the Asia group visited Vietnam, Thailand, and China. In Thailand students had the opportunity to visit a fly-tying business in Chang-Mai that started in Cache Valley and is now run by two USU alumni. The company has spent the last 15 years operat…

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Lendel Jeppesen - Student Success Story

Lendel Jeppesen, Marketing, '15, received an impressive nine job offers upon graduation. He attributes much of his success to the benefits of differential tuition, programs and professors.

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Brooke Siler - Student Success Story

Brooke shares her experience as a bio-chemistry and economics dual major.

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Trevor Gonzalez - Student Success Story

Trevor shares his advice and experience at the Huntsman School of Business.

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Kyle Spackman - Student Success Story

Kyle shares what life is like as a pre-dental student majoring in business.

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Sadie Crabb - Student Success Story

Sadie tells her story of being a scared freshman from Reno, Nevada, to her success as a Huntsman Scholar.

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Unselfish

The unofficial mantra of the Huntsman School of Business is "Dare Mighty Things" and USU Alumnus Paul Parkinson displays in his new book how daring mighty things requires people to look outside of themselves. Unselfish: Love Thy Neighbor As Thy Selfie, was released last month as a counterbalance to the current "selfie" culture prevalent in popular media.

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Student Tackles Immigration Policy

Last month, the USU Office of Research and Graduate Studies held Research Week, its annual celebration of student and faculty research. Huntsman student Grant Holyoak was one of eight students who presented at Research Week’s culminating event, Ignite. In Ted-Talk fashion, students showed pictures and data to help relate their findings.

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Go and Change the World

Graduates were challenged to go and change the world at the Huntsman School graduation ceremonies on May 2, 2015. Following the general USU commencement in the morning, the Huntsman School graduated 721 students, including 162 through its China Cooperative Program and a further 207 graduate students. A total of 400 students walked during the ceremony and heard from valedictorian Tanner Boden, comm…

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Exploring Finance Careers

Data analytics and communications skills. That about sums up the advice given by employers to Huntsman School students on the 6th annual NYC Career Exploration Trip in early May. A group of 16 students, led by finance professors Ryan Whitby and Paul Fjeldsted, visited 10 firms over a span of two and a half days to find out firsthand about careers and life in New York City.

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Student Videos Win National Competition

Each year Utah State University students get the opportunity to stretch and challenge their business ethics through an event known as the Ethics Bowl. Sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Ethic Leadership (SAEL), this event is designed to help students understand how ethics are relevant in a variety of situations and encourages them to discuss and explore ethical questions. This year th…

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Accounting Student Receives Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award - May 2015

School of Accountancy student, Michael Bills, receives the Whitesides Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award for USU. Accounting students have received two of the last three Whitesides Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards.

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USU's BAP Chapter Wins Regional Deloitte Best Practices Competition - April 2015

USU’s Delta Omega chapter of Beta Alpha Psi is famous for being the longest concurrent running “Superior” chapter in the entire organization which includes nearly 300 chapters throughout the United States and recently expanded into Asia and Oceania. The chapter has achieved Superior status every year since 1977 which involves meeting a high standard of at least 32 hours of professional and service…

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Sales Idol

For the second consecutive year, a Huntsman student won first place at the Intercollegiate Sales Idol Competition. Morgan Ipaktchian, Marketing, ’17, took home the first prize winnings of $3,500 out of more than 100 students from various colleges in Utah.

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Huntsman Marketing Team Climbs Summit

We each have a few defining moments in our lives; moments that shape and change us in ways we can’t predict or quantify. The Marketing Analytics Summit created one of those defining moments for my team and I. We spent the last month working long hours analyzing data, pushing ourselves to the limit, and stretching our minds to new bounds as we prepared our strategy and presentation for the summit. …

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Utah State University Entrepreneurs Among Utah's Best

The past month has been a busy and profitable one for a few Utah State University student entrepreneurs who have competed for money and investment in entrepreneurship competitions.

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Student Viewpoint

"You don’t take courses; you take professors.” This statement was some of the best advice I received during my undergraduate education. Facing graduation in a few weeks, I can see that I was blessed with a slew of amazing professors and mentors.

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How We Teach Entrepreneurship

At the Jeffrey D. Clark Center for Entrepreneurship in the Huntsman School of Business, we have a unique and effective program for teaching students the skills of entrepreneurship. It starts with our six-course minor which is available to students from all majors across the university. The overall goal of our curriculum is to help students create a sound plan for a new product, service, or busines…

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Huntsman Students in Dubai

Seven Huntsman students were invited to the Insight Dubai Women’s Conference in the United Arab Emirates. One of those students, Wendy Bosshardt, Marketing and Psychology, ’15, attended the conference last year and was one of only four students worldwide to be invited back to be an international facilitator for the conference.

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Help with tax returns - March 2015

At the beginning of each new year, many USU students and members of the community turn to the School of Accountancy at the Huntsman School for help with filling out tax returns. Through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), a program where the IRS partners with people willing to serve others to help get taxes done, Huntsman students assist USU students and members of the Cache Valley community t…

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USU Honors Two Huntsman Grads

Two graduates of the Huntsman School, Blake Kirby, Accounting, ’92, and David Miller, Finance, ’87, were honored by Utah State University with Distinguished Alumnus Awards at the annual Founders Day celebration.

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My Favorite Professor - Dan Holland

Dr. Dan Holland is not just an ordinary, by-the-book college professor. My first interactions with Dr. Holland in my freshman orientation class proved this to be true. Dr. Holland was substituting for my professor and all of us were antsy as we waited for him to arrive. Our jaws dropped when he walked through the door a few minutes late looking completely out of place with a blue mohawk, five-inch…

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Alumnus Named CEO of Buffett Company

Justin Wheeler, Finance and French, ’95, has been appointed as the CEO of Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, LLC. After graduating from USU, Wheeler worked for a small private equity firm and then went on to earn his MBA from Brigham Young University. He spent the next 14 years working for Leucadia National Corporation, eventually being appointed COO in 2010. In 2009, Leucadia formed a joint venture wi…

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Larzette G. Hale

Larzette Hale, a mighty force in the lives of all she touched, passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Dr. Hale was an accounting faculty member and department head of the School of Accountancy from 1971 to 1990.

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SAEL Students Win National Ethics Competition

Just wanted to let you know about some of the great work our students are doing. As you know SAEL puts on an ethics bowl each year. This year, the ethics bowl was changed to a new format and was turned into an ethics video competition. The first and second place winners were encouraged to submit their videos to the National Ethics In Action competition, hosted by the Student Center for the Public …

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Peter Huntsman: Challenge Conventional Wisdom

On Wednesday night students gathered to listen to the last speaker of the Entrepreneur Leadership Series, Peter Huntsman, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Huntsman Chemical and Chief Executive Officer of Huntsman Cancer Foundation and the son of Jon M. Huntsman.

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Shark Tank Meets Utah State

Students in the Entrepreneur Leadership Series class gathered in the Eccles Conference Center on Wednesday April 1st to watch four fellow classmates pitch their business ideas to angel investors in Utah State’s very own Shark Tank. As the students filed into class, the atmosphere was full of excitement for those pitching and hoping to win monetary prizes, mentorship, and the opportunity to be feat…

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Entrepreneurship Week 2015: 10 Year Anniversary: Be an Aggie Entrepreneur

Monday April 6th marks the first day of the 10th Anniversary of Entrepreneurship Week at Utah State. It is a week full competitions, activities, and prizes for aspiring entrepreneurs and the USU student body to taste a little of what entrepreneurship is all about. Students will be invited think, create, and start their own ventures throughout the week, while those who have already been hard at wor…

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Sharlene Wells Hawkes: Miss America, Sportscaster, and Entrepreneur

From brains to beauty to business, Sharlene Hawkes has just about done it all. After winning the Miss America Pageant in 1985, Hawkes earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from BYU, and later, a master’s degree from the University of Utah. She began her professional career at ESPN where she worked for 16 years as an award-winning sportscaster until she realized she was tired of living her…

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ELS Speaker Nicole DeBoom: Balancing Dreams and Reality

What do you get when you take a triathlete and turn her into a business woman? Nicole DeBoom. After a career as a professional triathlete for 10 years, Nicole is now the founder and CEO of Skirt Sports, a company that revolutionized the woman’s athletic wear industry. Many might say such a drastic change in a career path doesn’t happen overnight, but for Nicole, it only took a single run.

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Huntsman Teams in National Championship

Three Huntsman School of Business student teams have qualified for the 2015 AIS Student Chapter National Competition in Alabama this spring. Competing against students from nearly 30 universities, Huntsman students have a track record of winning having taken home first and second prizes last year. In addition, USU is the only university to send three teams to the finals.

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Intercollegiate Sales Idol

For the second consecutive year, a Huntsman student won first place at the Intercollegiate Sales Idol Competition. Morgan Ipaktchian, Marketing, ’16, took home the first prize winnings of $3,500 out of more than 100 students from various colleges in Utah.

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Becoming Prepared for a Career

As a student it can be difficult to know what classes to take or what careers to pursue. I’m happy to say that I have made it through that process and am starting my sales career on Monday with Nalco in Midland, Texas. Although the journey was not easy, it was worth it, and I owe a lot of that to the courses I took at the Huntsman School of Business.

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Tax Return Assistance for Students

Tax season is here and the question for some Utah State University students is how to file tax returns for much-needed money from the past year. To help students with this yearly ritual, there are a number of options available, including one-on-one help or websites to help with filing taxes.

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SOA Rises to 21st in CPA Exam Pass Rate - February 2015

The School of Accountancy placed 21st out of 254 institutions in the 2014 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam pass rate for large programs (more than 60 candidates), up from 30th place in 2013.

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Entrepreneur Lecture Series: Davis Smith, Founder of Cotopaxi

After graduating with his bachelor's, Davis Smith and his wife decided to take an unpaid internship in Peru. While in Cusco, they met many locals who played barefoot in the city center. One in particular named Edgar, insisted on shining Davis’s tennis shoes with his shoe shining kit to earn some money. Davis, intrigued by little Edgar’s persistence, allowed the little boy to shine his shoes. The d…

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Preparing Students for Jobs of Tomorrow

As part the international “Hour of Code” event, USU Huntsman School of Business professor Kristal Ray led a basic computer coding class for 100 third- and fifth-grade students at Manti Elementary. Combining her computer science background with business and marketing expertise, Professor Ray taught students the importance of technology in our adapting world.

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What is Small Enterprise Education and Development (SEED) all about?

The Small Education and Enterprise Development Program (SEED) is an international internship opportunity for skilled and passionate students of all majors to make an impact in the world, thru a transformative experience where students teach basic business building principles.

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My view: Free community college will hurt higher education and students

By Professor Scott Hammond The latest educational giveaway coming from the Obama administration is a one-size-fits-all solution that will hurt higher education and reduce student opportunity.

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The Decline of the Rural American Hospital and How to Reverse It

Huntsman management professor, Dr. Nathan Washburn's article on American health-care systems was recently featured on Harvard Business Review's home page. There are two kinds of health-care innovation: more-for-more and more-for-less. The American health-care system exemplifies the first kind, offering more and more value at higher and higher costs. If you have the money and can travel, the U.S. i…

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Huntsman Scholar Program

The Huntsman Scholar Program is the premier program for undergraduate students interested in business and global affairs. The aim of this program is to provide students with challenging academic opportunities, unique experiences outside the classroom, and personal faculty mentorship.

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SOA Advisory Board member, Clark Wilkinson, featured in The Journal Entry Magazine - January 2015

Clark Wilkinson,a member of the School of Accountancy Advisory Board is featured in the January Issue of The Journal Entry magazine.

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2015 Entrepreneur Lecture Series

Every Wednesday from January through April, prominent entrepreneurs visit our campus and interact with students, faculty members and business leaders, and then speak to the community. Each speaker begins at 6:00 p.m. in the George S. Eccles Business Building Auditorium and are open to both students and the public free of charge.

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Student Success Story - Annie Knight

Annie Knight boarded her first flight to Paris with the Huntsman Scholars, and since, her life has never been the same. As an involved student, Annie tells her Huntsman experience with hope for the future.

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Most Important Financial Resolutions for 2015

Professor Scott Hammond was recently featured in WalletHub’s 15 for ’15: Financial Resolutions for the New Year. 2015 might be your best year ever. It might be your neighbor’s worse. Recessions and economic downturns are no longer global or regional, but they are local to the point of being personal.

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MIS Class Presents to Zions Bank

Dr. Nicole Forsgren’s Business Analytics class (MIS 3860) faced not only their peers and professor for their latest class presentations, but also members from the Zions Bank analytics team. The Zions team first heard about this project when, based on their knowledge of the class from a previous intern, they stopped by Dr. Forsgren’s office before the MIS Meet the Firms event to learn more about th…

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Diverse boards, rather than CEOs, are key to advancing equity and diversity in companies.

American companies face mounting pressure to advance workplace equity and diversity. From business consultants to human resource personnel, from shareholders to the media, the message to companies is clear: diversity and equity matter in today’s workplace. But what is the best path for companies to achieve these goals? Using data from Fortune 500 firms, Alison Cook and Christy Glass argue that the…

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Business, Conscience, Service

Businessman and philanthropist Bob Gay visited the Huntsman School on November 13, and delivered an incredible talk about business, conscience, and service.

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MHR Students Give Back and Get to Work

Last week 26 Huntsman School of Business Master of Human Resources students put away their text books and cell phones, gave back to the Utah community and learned what it takes to run an organization from the ground up by bottling, labeling, weighing and stacking more than 36,000 cans of beef chunks for the holiday season.

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Business Week Students Serve

Every year for Business Week, the Huntsman School Business Council, a group of student leaders representing all business students, puts together a service project to benefit the community. This year, they elected to serve the Huntsman Cancer Institute. In collaboration with representatives of HCI, they decided to undertake three projects: create fleece blankets, decorate composition books into jou…

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Huntsman students volunteer at LDS cannery to connect with workers' experience

Twenty-five students in Utah State University professor Tim Gardner’s labor and employee relations class recently manned a four-hour shift of canning beef chunks at an Ogden factory — an exercise designed to build skills as managers. Gardner’s Master of Human Resources students in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business visited the Ogden Cannery of the LDS Church on Wednesday to learn what its like…

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California's drought has reached Biblical-plague proportions. It's time for a drastic measure.

By Professor Randy Simmons. Last January, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency following projections of severe drought. State bureaucrats and local officials jumped into action and mandated any number of water conservation tactics. While some have been relatively successful, most will do nothing. In fact, it appears that despite the drought, water use may have actually inc…

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Something in the Water?? - November 2014

There is a huge shortage of Ph.D.s in Accounting. According to studies by the American Accounting Association the average accounting professor is now, unbelievably, 60 years old. Few people are electing to pursue the rigorous and lengthy trail toward that degree.

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Professor Nicole Forsgren Presents DevOps and the Bottom Line

MIS professor Nicole Forsgren presents her latest research at the 2014 DevOps Enterprise Summit on DevOps and the Bottom Line.

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How saving for retirement requires change in approach

Huntsman professor, Aspen Gorry, is quoted in the following KTAR.com article. For generations, the responsibility of paying for employees’ retirement often fell upon the companies that hired them. In the manufacturing-based economy that was the 20th-century United States, that model allowed workers to live their retirement years in relative comfort and security.

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BKA Content Presents to USU Huntsman School of Business Entrepreneur Club

Utah-based SEO content company BKA Content recently met with members of the Utah State University Entrepreneur Club to discuss what it takes to start and run a successful tech business. The hour-long presentation was held at the USU extension center on 2500 S. State St. in Salt Lake City, UT. Matt Secrist, the co-founder and VP of Business Development at BKA Content, and Drew Allen, the VP of Sale…

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USU Delta Omega Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi Sets World Record-October 2014

This month the USU Delta Omega Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi achieved the prestigious Superior status, which makes them the longest concurrent superior chapter in the world. The Utah State chapter has achieved this status every year since 1977. Worldwide there are 298 active chapters representing over 17,000 members.

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Deeper into China

The Huntsman School of Business and the Northwest University for Nationalities (NWUN), based in Lanzhou, China, announced an academic partnership to offer an undergraduate degree in International Economics. This is the fourth such partnership for the Huntsman School, which now counts over 900 students in China enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in International Economics.

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Broadening Her Horizons

With the support of the Huntsman Scholars Program and the USU Honors Program, Allison Fife, ’15, Economics and History, recently attended the Insight Dubai conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Throughout the conference, she attended lectures and discussions focused on subjects ranging from governance and culture in the UAE to Sharia law to being a leader as a twenty-first century woman.

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100 Cities 100 Entrepreneurs

The Silicon Valley approach for building companies has become the main strategy taught at many business schools around the country. It goes like this: You create a prototype you can quickly test, preferably in the tech industry. You find a group of users and gain proof of concept. You raise capital and scale the business as rapidly as possible. You plan an exit strategy that may include going publ…

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Service to Campus and Country

Timothy McFall is a Staff Sergeant in the Utah Army National Guard and has been an active member for over 12 years. He has served two overseas combat tours, once to Iraq in 2004 as an artillery forward observer, where he was awarded a Purple Heart, and once to Afghanistan in 2010 as a medical platoon sergeant, responsible for the daily medical operations of a base near the border with Pakistan. Be…

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Master Class - Negotiation is the key to success

Dr. Merideth Thompson, assistant professor of management, encourages her students to rock the boat. Her Negotiations class, MGT 4600, isn’t the type of class where students sit in rows and raise their hands. It’s a class where words are used as tools and nonverbal communication is king.

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Accounting Student Receives Accolades for Inspiration

Each year, Beta Alpha Psi, the international honors organization for accounting, and the American Institute of CPA’s jointly sponsor the medal of inspiration, which is awarded to the one student whose life story is most likely to encourage others to reach within themselves and find “greatness.” This year they have chosen to honor Huntsman student A. Lucien Butler. The award was presented at the Be…

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Opportunity Scholarship: Bo Johnson

Studying abroad in the United Kingdom has been one of the most edifying experiences I’ve ever had. Participating in an exchange program is more than attending a different college; it is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop and grow as an individual, academic, and citizen. By leaving all that is familiar behind, you will learn more about yourself and widen your perspective.

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Young Alumnus Succeeding at Facebook

After graduation in 2007, Mike Bailey, Economics (BA) and Math (BS), received a scholarship to Stanford’s PhD program. Nearing graduation from Stanford, Bailey began work at Yahoo! Research. He and his team studied the effectiveness of online targeted advertising and published one of the first papers on the topic. That paper is now one of the most cited research articles in the field of online adv…

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My Huntsman Experience: Scott Laneri

Much like Jon M. Huntsman, the Huntsman School of Business itself is a giver. The term “giver” comes from Adam Grant’s book Give and Take, where he writes that there are three types of people in the world: takers, matchers, and givers. Takers are those who are always trying to get as much as possible from others. Matchers are those who, if they did you a favor, would expect one back (and vi…

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Professor Chris Fawson Recipient of Student Advocacy & Support Award

On Tuesday night Dr. Chris Fawson was presented with the inaugural Excellence in Student Advocacy & Support Award. Dr. Fawson was the first recipient of the new award, which has the goal of recognizing outstanding faculty and staff who go above and beyond for students.“It was both an unexpected surprise and an extraordinary honor to be recognized by USUAS as the inaugural recipient of the Student …

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5 Habits That Boost Your Workplace Effectiveness

Are you efficient at checking things off your to-do list, or are you truly effective in getting the right things done? It’s important to know the difference between efficiency and effectiveness – and to take steps toward the latter if you hope to maximize your career success. Here are five essential – yet counterintuitive – ways to improve your on-the-job effectiveness:

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Simon Prize for philanthropic leadership awarded to Jon M. Huntsman Sr.

Jon M. Huntsman Sr., founder and principal benefactor of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, was awarded the Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership during the Philanthropic Roundtable's annual meeting in Salt Lake City Thursday.

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A Focus on Student Sucess

Over the past five years, students in the Huntsman School have won numerous university awards, including USU Man of the Year (three years in a row), Woman of the Year and University Citizenship Award (each twice), Scholar of the Year, and the Bill E. Robins Memorial Award. The USU student body president has come from the Huntsman School three of the past five years. Our students have also received…

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Opportunity Scholarship: Ashley Huntington

In Spring of 2014 I took the opportunity to go on a Go Global trip with the Huntsman School of Business to London. In preparation, I applied and received an Opportunity Scholarship from the Huntsman School. This financial aid made a great difference in my ability to afford the Go Global trip. My scholarship covered half of my program's expenses and gave me the financial security to fully enjoy my …

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Go Global: London

Almost everyone does something fun and exciting during spring break. I also wanted to do something fun, adventurous, and worthwhile. And while a cruise or week on a beach sounded enticing, I chose to travel to London, England, with my friends from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.

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Huntsman Hall to be completed next fall

Officials at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business said the new addition to the business building, Huntsman Hall, is still on track to meet its fall of 2015 deadline. However, as winter approaches, officials said construction on the addition may slow down due to the weather.

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HMA Medical Sales Blitz

Last week the Huntsman Marketing Association went through a medical sales blitz where students had the opportunity to interview with Ray Fujikawa the Senior Vice President of Commercial Strategy at Orthofix, a Global medical device company. The following are perspectives from the couple of students...

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Experiencing Business in a Whole New World

My Go Global experience was something I'll never forget, and quite honestly, it has been all I could talk about coming back to school when people ask me, "Hey, how was your summer? What did you do?". To be able to visit top tier business's in other countries, visit a country’s most sacred ruin...

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Huntsman School Opens New FJ Management Center for Student Success

Today, Crystal and Chuck Maggelet, Officer of FJ Management, with Dean Anderson and President Albrecht, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new FJ Management Center for Student Success at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.

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Go Global: Asia 2014

Participating in the Go Global: Asia 2014 trip was one of the smartest decisions I have made during my collegiate career. Originally I wanted to go to Asia to learn more about big economic powers like China and South Korea, as well as developing economic nations like Vietnam. However, once I...

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100 Small Towns 100 Entreprenuers

In the June 2014 Huntsman Post we mentioned that the Director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship, Dr. Mike Glauser, was beginning his cross-country bike trip to interview 100 entrepreneurs in 100 small towns across America.

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Utahns embarking on cross-country bike trip highlighting entrepreneurship

A team of entrepreneurs, led by two Utahns, is heading out on the cross-country bicycle trip of lifetime to tell the story of small-business owners all along Main Street USA. Michael Glauser, executive director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurism at Utah State University, along with..

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100 Small Businesses in 100 Small Towns

Silicon Valley or Wall Street isn’t the only place you’ll find really smart people. The folks at My New Enterprise are interviewing small business owners all across the country and finding that some incredibly smart people work on Main Street all across the country. In today’s podcast we talk...

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Secrets to success from Smalltown USA

Utah State professor Michael Glauser cycled 4,000 miles this summer, visiting 100 entrepreneurs across the country. Here's a snapshot of how they grew their businesses.

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USU administrator sets out on cross-country bicycle trek for business documentary

Mike Glauser jokes that he is both “excited and a little nervous” for the 4,000-mile bicycle trek he’s about to embark on, taking him to Main Streets all over the country, but he’s fully aware the purpose is to help educate his students.Glauser, the director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship,

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SOA Welcomes New Faculty, Dr. Tim Seidel - August 2014

The School of Accountancy welcomes Dr. Tim Seidel as the newest member of the faculty.

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Huntsman School Success Story: Brooke Siler

Brooke Siler, '14, Economics and Biochemistry, Goldwater Scholar, 2014 Huntsman School Valedictorian. In the book Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg, she describes that your career path should not just be climbing up the corporate ladder, but rather traversing through a jungle gym. My experience at USU...

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Always an Aggie: Sterling Morris

When looking for the best college and academic experience available, Sterling Morris chose Utah State University. Sterling graduated from USU with a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems along with earning two Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and International Business.

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A Professor Biked Across The Country To Prove The American Dream Is Changing

The numbers concerned Mike Glauser, a successful entrepreneur, business consultant, and university professor. As executive director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship at Utah State University, Glauser and his fellow professors are charged with helping students create their own jobs and...

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Dr. Vern Buehler Remembered

Dr. Vern Buehler, a heralded professor, philanthropist, and US Army veteran, passed away on July 25, 2014. “Dr. Buehler is one of the greatest examples of giving, ambition and talent I have had the pleasure of knowing. I feel blessed to call him one of my dearest friends,” said Huntsman School Dean Douglas Anderson.

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Accounting RCDE Faculty Receives Grant - July 2014

Rhett Hunt, an accounting faculty member at the Regional Campus in Vernal receives a grant for student internships. The purpose of the grant is to help strengthen relationships between local accounting firms and USU, improve employment opportunities for USU-RCDE accounting graduates, and increase the visibility of students who are ready to begin working full time in accounting. Congratulations Rhe…

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What Makes Small Businesses Successful?

Despite what he sees as a decline in new jobs, he sees great opportunity in entrepreneurism, and encourages his students to think about starting a small business. We read a lot about new high-tech businesses all the time, but Glauser is talking about the kinds of businesses that you and I can...

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Resiliency for Entrepreneurs and Careerists

Resilience is a choice. Almost every case we studied of people who survived being lost in the wilderness said they “decided" to survive. Even an eight-year-old boy lost overnight at 11,000 feet said, “I knew I wanted to live.” The same is true for entrepreneurs and careerists who face what are...

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To own your education is to dare mighty things

As an economics student planning to enter the field of public health and health policy, I discovered the Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) at Columbia University through a Google search—proof that opportunities are literally at our fingertips.

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Framing Sustainability for the Free, Frugal, and Fit & Fabulous

Selling Utah State University students on a new ‘Blue Goes Green’ fee to fund sustainability projects on campus has involved connecting sustainability with the students’ desires for freedom, saving money, physical fitness, and love.

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Minority Entrepreneurs Face Added Challenges

Sterling Bone, an assistant professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, recently completed research that shows entrepreneurs who are minorities face more obstacles to success than their Caucasian counterparts.

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MAcc Student Receives AICPA Medal of Inspiration - June 2014

We recently received notification that our own Lucien Butler has been selected as this year’s National Medal of Inspiration Award winner. This award is co-sponsored by the Beta Alpha Psi organization and the AICPA with a $5,000 cash award funded by the AICPA with only one annual recipient. For those of you less acquainted with Lucien, here is why he was selected:

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Professor Elected to National HR Committee

Professor Tim Gardner was recently elected to the Academy of Management Human Resource Division Executive Committee, a group that provides a disciplinary headquarters for members with specific scholarly interests around HR.

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Huntsman Professor's Entrepreneurial Bike Tour to 100 Towns in America

Dr. Mike Glauser, director of Clark Center for Entrepreneurship, and his team are heading out on the cross-country bicycle trip of lifetime to tell the story of small-business owners all along Main Street USA.

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Professor Frank Shuman Receives National IMA Award - May 2014

Professor Frank Shuman has been selected to receive the Ursel K. Albers IMA Campus Advocate of the Year Award. Frank was selected for this award because of his significant contributions to IMA student members and IMA overall. The USU chapter of IMA has received many prestigious awards during the 18 years Frank has been the faculty advisor.

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In Jill Abramson's Firing, Was The 'Glass Cliff' To Blame?

Our research on CEOs in the Fortune 500 finds that women leaders face two significant challenges: the “glass cliff” and the “savior effect”. First, we find that women are more likely than men to be appointed CEO to struggling firms or firms in crisis.

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Student's Business Gaining Momentum

During Josh Light's first year at USU, he participated in a competition for extra credit.

“My executive summary was so bad that I didn’t advance to the second round,” Light said. “I later took a class from Dan Holland, and he made us do an elevator pitch."

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Huntsman Alumnus Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Chris Martin, Economics and Finance, ’11, was recently awarded the 2014 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. This year there were more than 14,000 applications submitted and only 2,000 were offered the fellowship.

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Faculty Entrepreneurial Spirit

Entrepreneurial spirit is often exemplified through students and alumni, but Huntsman faculty are not to be overlooked. Recently two Huntsman distance education professors saw a problem to be solved that had the potential to impact not only their students’ lives, but also the communities around them

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Alumni and Students Launch Campaign

Huntsman alumni Craig Morris and Nate Bradshaw knew that Snap would be a success at first glance. The Snap product was originally invented by Eric Child, whose recent invention Fiberfix was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, but who did not have the time capacity to fully promote the product. With Child’s permission to promote the product, Morris and Bradshaw teamed up with students Spencer Bailey and …

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Teacher Recognized for 19-Year Winning Streak with Student Club

While Professor Frank Shuman Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) student club, the chapter has won the “Gold Level Award of Excellence” 19 years in a row, the longest winning streak in the nation.

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1,101 Graduates

The Huntsman School of Business graduated 1,101 students with 676 at the undergraduate commencement ceremony in Logan on May 5, and 284 earning graduate degrees. The Huntsman Program in China graduated 141 of the undergraduate students.

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Huntsman Students Collect Entrepreneurship Prizes

The final stage in the Utah Entrepreneur Series, the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, is one of the largest business plan competitions in the nation. This April five out of nine challenge prizes were awarded to two Huntsman students’ businesses.

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Business world adapts as Information Age changes

The last few years and the next few years have been referred to both the Digital Age and the Information Age. With the explosion of the Internet and technology, the world is changing, including the business world.

Technology used in business

“The explosion of mobile technology has been one of the biggest changes to have impacted business over the last many years,” said Sriram Var…

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GoPro Marketing Competition

I had no idea what to expect from my first marketing competition. I signed up anyway, thinking that this could lead to a new line on my resume, or maybe the opportunity to rub shoulders with other professionals in the marketing field. While both those things did happen, I can honestly say I am a better marketer because this is experience, and that alone is worth it.

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Undergraduate Student Presents Research at International Marketing Conference

As an undergraduate student studying at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, I believe there are opportunities everywhere you look. Recently, I had the extraordinary opportunity to present the research I’ve been working on at a marketing research conference in New York City. It was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had and one that I will take with me as I move on to the professional …

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Another Elijah Watt Sells Winner - April 2014

We are pleased to announce that another recent graduate from Utah State's School of Accountancy has received the Elijah Watt Sells Award. We congratulate Tyson Irwin on this prestigious accomplishment. Tyson was among the 94,000+ candidates who sat for the Uniform CPA Exam in 2013, and only 55 received this award.

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Two Huntsman Teams Make it to Final Four of International Information Systems Competition

Two Huntsman teams are finalists in an information systems competition that drew initial submissions from around the world.

The competition is sponsored by Association for Information Systems, a professional organization that earlier this year recognized the Huntsman AIS chapter with an “outstanding” designation, something given to only three other chapters in the nation last year.

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Judging a Part by the Size of its Whole: The Category Size Bias in Probability Judgments

Consumers might be said to have a prediction addiction—they speculate about sports, politics, weather, stocks, sweepstakes, health, and relationships, to name just a few areas. What’s more, predictions often guide their decisions. For example, they may decide to carry an umbrella after considering the chance of rain, to invest after forecasting the stock market’s performance, or to marry after pre…

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Fatbikes Leading to Fat Money for Student Entrepreneur

Some say that ultimate happiness in a career happens when you combine what you love with what makes you money.

At the age of 21, Spencer Bailey, international business & finance, ‘15, has done just that.

His business idea started by finding an innovative way to pay for school and an LDS mission. Spencer speaks Mandarin Chinese and used this skill to import bicycles from China and…

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Non-Resident Tuition Waiver for Excellence - March 2014

The Non-Resident Tuition Waiver for Excellence is a one-year waiver of the non-resident portion of graduate tuition. It is available for all new students applying to USU’s School of Graduate Studies—regardless of program or degree—whose GPA and national competitive exam scores (GRE, GMAT LSAT, Miller, etc.) are above the average of the same admission scores for all current students in the college.

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Triple Major Jim Allred Shares Path to Success and How Peers Can Do the Same

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, despite being one of the oldest business schools west of the Mississippi, is a “start-up” compared to some nationally recognized institutions. Yes, the school has made dramatic steps toward national prominence in the seven years following Jon M. Huntsman’s generous donation in 2007, but we are still in the growth stage.

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Research Finds Correlation Between Political Connections, Federal Reserve Loans

Banks that have better political connections and invest money in lobbying are more likely to get emergency loans from the Federal Reserve System, according to research done by a Huntsman professor.

One might expect lobbyists and politically-connected companies to win favor in the nation’s capital, but the Federal Reserve is a non-partisan entity, independent of political considerations.

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People Who Plan to Quit Their Job May Unintentionally Give Off Cues

Those who are thinking about jumping ship and leaving their job may be giving off cues that others can pick up on, even if the would-be quitters think they are keeping their plans secret.

Timothy Gardner, a Utah State University associate professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, has completed a study on voluntary turnover and submitted a paper that is now under review with a t…

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Professor Frank Shuman Recognized in IMA Magazine - February 2014

The student chapter at Utah State University is one of IMA’s ongoing success stories. For 18 consecutive years, the chapter has achieved the Gold Level Award of Excellence. For five of those years, including 2013, it’s been named an Outstanding Student Chapter, which is granted to only a few schools each year.

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Research Finds Correlation between Political Connections, Federal Reserve Loans

Banks that have better political connections and invest money in lobbying are more likely to get emergency loans from the Federal Reserve System, according to research done by a Huntsman professor.

One might expect lobbyists and politically-connected companies to win favor in the nation’s capital, but the Federal Reserve is a non-partisan entity, independent of political considerations.

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Dr. Larry Walther Receives the Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award - January 2014

Dr. Larry Walther, head of the School of Accountancy, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award by The Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA). This award annually honors an outstanding contribution by a faculty member in a post-baccalaureate professional program of an FSA member school.

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Huntsman Professor's Research Sparks Discussions About "Organizational Virtue"

A presidential candidate in the last election cycle took flack when he said: “Corporations are people, my friend.” And yet, a Huntsman professor is arguing that corporations can, in fact, behave just like people and his research is generating discussion in the academic management community.

When a strong organizational culture consistently demonstrates “virtuous” behavior, regardless of w…

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USU "Sales Jedi" Enter State-Wide Competition and Leave With Top Prizes

When the Utah State University students walked into the room for the competition, the judges had no idea they were dealing with Aggie "Sales Jedi."

All they knew is that Utah Valley University had invited the best sales students from colleges around the state to a competition where they would be tested in high-pressure, role-play situations that one student said were like doing sales pitc…

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Buehler Leadership Scholars Challenge Ideas, Apply What Resonates

Vern Buehler has stirred up a group of thoughtful, restless students, who are tactful yet very direct, and opinionated but open-minded. It's a group that says it regularly challenges its preconceived notions of what real leadership is all about. They insist that correct principles that are not tested and practiced are of little worth.

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Huntsman Professor's Research Sparks Discussions About "Organizational Virtue"

A presidential candidate in the last election cycle took flack when he said: "Corporations are people, my friend." And yet, Huntsman Professor Brad Winn is arguing that corporations can, in fact, behave just like people and his research is generating discussion in the academic management community.

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Former Deloitte Touche & Tohmatsu CEO Says a Culture of Respect Leads to Success

Those who are serious about being effective leaders should ask themselves some tough questions about how they can best do their job and one of those questions is: "Is it better for those you lead to fear you or love you?"

That is one of several things leaders should think about according to James Quigley, who served as the CEO of Deloitte Touche & Tohmatsu Limited from 2007 to 2011. For M…

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USU "Sales Jedi" Enter State-Wide Competition and Leave With Top Prizes

When the Utah State University students walked into the room for the competition, the judges had no idea they were dealing with Aggie "Sales Jedi."

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Alum Lars Peter Hansen Named 2013 Nobel Economics Laureate

Utah State University alum Lars Peter Hansen is one of three Americans named as a recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Dr. Hansen and Eugene Fama, both of the University of Chicago, along with Robert Shiller of Yale University, were awarded for their groundbreaking research on the workings of financial markets, asset prices, and behavioral economics.

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Alum Lars Peter Hansen Named 2013 Nobel Economics Laureate

Utah State University alum Lars Peter Hansen is one of three Americans named as a recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Dr. Hansen and Eugene Fama, both of the University of Chicago, along with Robert Shiller of Yale University, were awarded for their groundbreaking research on the workings of financial markets, asset prices, and behavioral economics.

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Huntsman IMA Student Chapter Takes Several First-Place Awards

The Institute of Management Accountants has given the Huntsman IMA chapter its Gold Award of Excellence and its Outstanding Student Chapter Award. The chapter also took first in the Strategic Plan, Program & Activities, and Communications categories.

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Jay Price Retires After a 25-Year Second Career

The “Price Is Right” coffee mug Jay Price used to keep on his desk is gone. His office is empty.

After working for 25 years for the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Dr. Price has officially retired - again. Many people think that Jay Price donated his time to the school and never took a paycheck. That may be why some of his students had the special personalized mug with the double mean…

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Nobel winner lectures Utah State students on learning, economics

LOGAN — Education is about an attitude of lifelong learning and not just the time spent in a formal academic program, said Vernon Smith, who in 2002 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Smith, the George S. Eccles Distinguished Lecture Series speaker, said he learned far more in the four or five years after he completed his doctorate than he did in the time spent working toward his d…

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37th Annual Accounting Conference - November 2013

During October, The School of Accounting hosted the 37th Annual Accounting Conference. Attendance was a record level, largely attributable to the outstanding group of distinguished presenters. Key speakers included:

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Denik, a Company Started By Huntsman Student, Gets Product Featured on Good Morning America and in The New York Times

Denik, a company founded by a Huntsman student, got some national exposure on Nov. 6 on ABC's "Good Morning America" and on Nov. 4 in the New York Times. The company makes journals that feature artwork from artists around the world. For each journal Denik sells, $1 goes to help build schools in developing countries and five percent of their profits go back to the artists. Check out its website by…

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The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence Becomes the Shingo Institute

LOGAN, Utah– Twenty-five years ago, Utah State University organized an awards program designed to promote and recognize excellent manufacturing organizations throughout the United States. Known as The Shigeo Shingo Prizes for Excellence in Manufacturing, the awards were named for Japanese industrial engineer Shigeo Shingo. The same year the awards were created, Shingo received an honorary doctorat…

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Bloomberg Story Quotes Ben Blau's Research on Lobbying

In Washington, it always comes down to who you know. A new report says banks with political connections were more likely to get liquidity lifelines from the Federal Reserve during the financial collapse.Financial institutions that spent more on lobbying were 10 percent to 17 percent more likely to receive emergency support than banks that didn’t, according to the report from the free-market Mercat…

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USU alumnus reacts to winning Nobel Prize in economics

Lars Peter Hansen was just about to head out the door of his Chicago residence to exercise at 5:45 a.m. Monday, when he got a surprising phone call. t was an official from The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences informing him that he had been one of three recipients to win the 2013 Nobel Prize in economics. “It took a bit to sink in, but by the time they passed the phone on to somebody who was on …

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William F. Shughart II Describes Past IRS Audit Abuses

Earlier this year the IRS came under fire for auditing non-profit groups based on their political leanings. In this video interview Professor William F. Shughart II describes how historically other groups have been targeted because of their contrasting ideologies.

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Nicole Forsgren Velasquez and Taylor Martin win $300,000 One-Year Grant to Study How Students Learn With Online Games

Huntsman Assistant Professor Nicole Forsgren Velasquez and Associate Professor Taylor Martin, of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services, have been awarded a $300,000 grant that will send them deep into the world of online games.

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USU Graduate Is Awarded Nobel Prize in Economics

Lars Peter Hansen, a USU graduate with a degree in political science and mathematics, has been awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science. He took graduate-level economics classes at the Huntsman School of Business. He was awarded a Huntsman Professional Achievement Award in 2009.

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Nicole Forsgren Velasquez and Taylor Martin win $300,000 One-Year Grant to Study How Students Learn With Online Games

Huntsman Assistant Professor Nicole Forsgren Velasquez and Associate Professor Taylor Martin, of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services, have been awarded a $300,000 grant that will send them deep into the world of online games.

The 18-month grant comes from the National Science Foundation and the duo will be studying online educational games or “learning games,” as t…

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Matt Eyring, Senior Vivint Executive, Says Innovate or Die

Many companies don’t understand the need for constant innovation, and because they don’t, they are destined to fail, according to Matt Eyring, an entrepreneur who has studied what’s been called “disruptive innovation.”

Mr. Eyring, who came and spoke to a Dean’s...

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NYC Career Exploration Trip Offers Unique Big Apple Insight

Huntsman students left the classroom to explore career possibilities in New York City recently. Click on the button below to watch video interviews with students who went on the trip, and an interview with Paul Fjeldsted, a faculty member who led the group.

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Jeffrey and Bonnie Clark Provide $6 Million Leadership Gift to Help Establish the Jeffrey D. Clark Center for Entrepreneurship

Utah State University alumnus Jeffrey Clark and his wife, Bonnie Clark, have provided a $6 million leadership gift to help establish the Jeffrey D. Clark Center for Entrepreneurship at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.

Mr. Clark was also recognized on Oct. 2, the same day the gift was announced, with the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Distinguished Execu…

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USU business school receives $6 million gift

LOGAN — Utah State University's business school is moving forward with the creation of the Jeffrey D. Clark Center for Entrepreneurship after receiving a $6 million endowment from Jeffrey and Bonnie Clark, school officials announced Wednesday. The endowment will be used to fund the center's headquarters in the Logan campus' Huntsman Hall, which is scheduled to complete construction and open in 20…

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Multi-million dollar gift supports USU business school

LOGAN — Utah State University on Wednesday announced a $6 million anchor gift made to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. The donation, made by Jeffrey and Bonnie Clark, will establish the Jeffrey D. Clark Center for Entrepreneurship. An additional $4 million will be sought to complete the center’s funding. “This gift from Jeff and Bonnie and their active involvement with our entrepreneurshi…

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Utah State hopes new center will help entrepreneurs strike it rich

After meetings of the school’s entrepreneurship club, Kyle Ivins would trade ideas with other student leaders on the top floor of the Utah State Business Building. Where was their starting point? Who would fund them? What was the market? Ivins partnered with another student with whom he frequently saw eye-to-eye, Nate Putnam, on a project for an entrepreneurial class. They had to be $2,000 in the…

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Whatever he sets out to transform or improve, Mark James - Honeywell's CHRO and HRES HR executive of the year for 2013 - succeeds, using metrics as a key to his approach

During the course of running human resources for the past five years at Honeywell, the Fortune 100 multinational conglomerate, Mark James has scored many major wins. Among the most impressive is his global HR reorganization effort, which saved the company an impressive $85 million.

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USU’s IMA Chapter Receives Multiple Awards - October 2013

Congratulations to our IMA student chapter who not only received a 2012-2013 Gold Award of Excellence (for the 18th consecutive year), but was selected as one of only four IMA chapters in the nation to receive an Outstanding Student Chapter award for the 2012-13 academic year.

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Rosemary Fullerton Receives Honorable Mention - October 2013

Professor Rosemary Fullerton received Honorable Mention for her submission to the Mark Chain/AICPA 2013 Teaching Innovation Award

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School of Accountancy Programs Ranked 34th and 37th by Public Accounting Report

A publication widely read within the accounting profession, Public Accounting Report, has ranked the School of Accountancy at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University at 34th in the nation, with its graduate program at 37th.

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Paper by Chad Albrecht and Dan Holland to be Published in the Journal of Business Ethics

Assistant professors Chad Albrecht and Dan Holland recently had a paper accepted by the Journal of Business Ethics.

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When is it Time to Give Up? Dan Holland Shares His Research

“Never give up” is often the mantra of entrepreneurs. Tenacity is celebrated. Dan Holland, assistant professor, talks about his research in entrepreneurial persistence and warns of decision-making biases that may lead to misguided strategies.

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Merideth Thompson to Serve on Editorial Board for Leadership Quarterly

Assistant Professor Merideth Ferguson has been asked to serve on the editorial board for Leadership Quarterly, an elite academic journal that is nationally known within her field of research.

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Arbinger Institute's Jim Ferrell Shares Philosophy that Has Turned Around Major Companies

Setting goals and motivating others to help you achieve them may be a standard strategy for business, but it is, in many ways, a fundamentally flawed approach that is not the most effective way to move an organization forward.

That was the theme presented by Jim Ferrell to faculty and staff at the Huntsman School’s on-campus, fall retreat when James Ferrell, cofounder and managing partner…

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School of Accountancy Programs Ranked 34th and 37th by Public Accounting Report

A publication widely read within the accounting profession, Public Accounting Report, has ranked the School of Accountancy at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University at 34th in the nation, with its graduate program at 37th.

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Huntsman: integrity, ethics will be emphasized in new USU hall

The shoveling of ceremonial dirt for Utah State University’s new Huntsman Hall was only a formality. The seeds were planted years ago for a bigger, better Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. “In 2007, Jon Huntsman issued a challenge,” said Dave Patel, assistant dean of USU’s Jon M. Huntsman College of Business. “He wanted us to produce students who can compete with the best and finest in the worl…

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Utah State gets feet wet in new world of free online courses

Utah State University professor and department head Larry Walther compares his decision to teaching a new online course this coming semester to that of an explorer. Walther is only the second professor to teach a MOOC — massive open online course — at USU. These are courses that are offered online, the resources and content are all free, and students don’t receive a grade or any certification. O…

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William F. Shughart II Named Research Director for the Independent Institute

Huntsman Professor William F. Shughart II has been named the research director for the Independent Institute, a non-profit public policy organization based in Oakland, Calif., that seeks to “evaluate, refine, and propose advances that provide sound solutions to major social and economic issues.”

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Dr. Hawley, USU CIO, Adjunct Professor, Wins Top IT Award

Eric Hawley was nationally recognized with the “Enterprise IT Leader of the Year Award” and the “IT Engagement Award” by Search CIO. Dr. Hawley explains that IT departments can be better focused on meeting the needs of the organizations they serve.

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Jason Smith Wins Jensen Prize for Corp. Finance Research

Jason Smith, assistant professor, recently won the 2012 Jensen Prize (Second Prize) for a paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics. Here he explains his research into how cash flow can influence how quickly a firm will move to an optimal level of debt.

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Larry Walther Describes Benefits of New 5-Year Program - September 2013

The Huntsman School of Accountancy is one of the smallest schools of accounting to be ranked in the top 50 in the U.S. by the Public Accounting Report. Larry Walther, head of the School of Accountancy, describes benefits of the school’s new five-year professional program.

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Study Shows Women, Minorities are Given Risky Top Positions

Minority and women leaders are more likely to be appointed to top spots in struggling organizations than traditional white male leaders. In this interview, Alison Cook and Christy Glass talk about the ramifications of this “glass cliff” and the corresponding “savior effect.”

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Some Government Regs. Can Hurt Low-Income Households

Diana Thomas, assistant prof., testified before a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee explaining how certain government regulations can hurt low-income families. Watch her testimony or click below to see her research explained.

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William F. Shughart II Named Research Director for the Independent Institute

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How a goat-farming immigrant changed everything

In the dozens of articles and obituaries written about George Mitchell, who died late last month at 94, the Texas oilman, entrepreneur and philanthropist was remembered mostly as the "father of the fracking boom," whose innovations led to the shale-gas revolution. But Mitchell was much more than that. Thanks to his innovative genius, the United States will soon become the world's leading producer…

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Big Brother declares war on consumption

Doctors routinely advise patients to avoid a wide range of unhealthy behavior, such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, a poor diet, and lack of exercise. Beyond these salutary suggestions, however, there is also a growing paternalistic trend to prohibit activities like smoking—and through targeted taxation, governments are taking aim at food deemed unhealthy for having too much fat, preser…

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E&Y Sponsors Classroom in Huntsman Hall - August 2013

Ernst & Young is among several sponsors who have pledged funding for named rooms in the new Huntsman Hall addition to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business building opening Fall 2015.

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Comcast launches new X1 service in Utah to compete in innovative industry

SALT LAKE CITY — Many Utahns received the latest Comcast technology Tuesday in what company executives hope will revolutionize the television experience. Subscribers in Utah woke up to traffic, weather, voicemail, stock quotes and sports TV apps, as well as Pandora and Facebook on their main menu as part of Comcast's new cloud-based X1. - - - Companies like Comcast and CenturyLink promote bundl…

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Gov't Knows Best? White House creates 'nudge squad' to shape behavior

The federal government is hiring what it calls a "Behavioral Insights Team" that will look for ways to subtly influence people's behavior, according to a document describing the program obtained by FoxNews.com. Critics warn there could be unintended consequences to such policies, while supporters say the team could make government and society more efficient. While the program is still in its earl…

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Professors Chudoba and Ferguson Interviewed on Telecommuting and Work-Life Issues on UPR

On June 11, 2013, Kathy Chudoba, Management Information Systems graduate director and associate professor, and Merideth Ferguson, assistant professor, were featured on Access Utah, a Utah Public Radio program hosted by Tom Williams. The show focused on the changing workplace, and Dr. Chudoba and Dr. Ferguson were asked about their research into workplace issues

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Huntsman Business Intelligence Group Gains Valuable Experience Mining Big Data

With the news that the National Security Agency has been sifting through massive amounts of phone data to try to thwart potential terrorist plots, more people are becoming aware of a term frequently being used in the IT industry – "big data."

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Professors Chudoba and Ferguson Interviewed on Telecommuting and Work-Life Issues on UPR

On June 11, 2013, Kathy Chudoba, Management Information Systems graduate director and associate professor, and Merideth Ferguson, assistant professor, were featured on Access Utah, a Utah Public Radio program hosted by Tom Williams. The show focused on the changing workplace, and Dr. Chudoba and Dr. Ferguson were asked about their research into workplace issues.

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Huntsman Assistant Professor Michael Thomas Tells John Stossel "Sin Taxes" Can Stimulate Black Markets and Create Substitution Effects

John Stossel interviewed Michael Thomas on the Fox Business network show "Stossel," asking him about research he has done with William F. Shughart II, on "sin taxes." Dr. Thomas said such taxes can have unintended consequences, such as creating black markets.

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Unique MSHR Program Places 100% of Its Graduates

Steve Hanks, director of the Master of Science in Human Resources program, reports that the unique program has managed to place all of its graduates. He describes how Huntsman MSHR grads, who often get an MBA at the same time, have a competitive edge in the job market.

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Wes Yeomans named to School of Accountancy Advisory Board - July 2013

Wes Yeomans will replace Mark Stevens from Deloitte as the newest member of the SOA Advisory Board. Wes is a CPA with over 11 years of experience in public accounting.

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Wind Development As ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship’

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Recent IRS Actions Are Part of a Pattern, Says Huntsman Professor William F. Shughart II

Professor William F. Shughart II, of the Huntsman School of Business, said the recently reported IRS action of auditing non-profit groups based on their political leanings is not new, but rather it is part of a historical pattern in which the federal agency’s practices have been influenced by political considerations.

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William F. Shughart II Publishes Scholarly Handbook on Managerial Economics

The first scholarly handbook in managerial economics published, co-edited by the Huntsman School’s own Economics Professor William F. Shughart II, is now available for purchase in both the United States and Europe.

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Professor Diana Thomas Has Created a Series of Innovative Teaching Videos

Professor Diana Thomas worked with the Institute for Humane Studies recently to create four innovative, highly graphic, short videos that illustrate some intriguing ideas in her field of research, public choice. The videos are free online as part of the Learn Liberty series, with the goal of offering a “starting point for conversations on important questions.”

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Huntsman Students Prepare Rigorously Before Going Global

When Huntsman students return from Global Learning Experiences in the summer, they say the word "vacation" is not one they would ever use to describe their experiences. The students also report that they work especially hard preparing during the grueling academic weeks that precede the trips.

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Professor Diana Thomas Has Created a Series of Innovative Teaching Videos

Professor Diana Thomas worked with the Institute for Humane Studies recently to create four innovative, highly graphic, short videos that illustrate some intriguing ideas in her field of research, public choice. The videos are free online as part of the Learn Liberty series, with the goal of offering a “starting point for conversations on important questions.”

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Huntsman Alumnus Clark Whitworth Promoted to President of Larry H. Miller Corporation

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Recent IRS Actions Are Part of a Pattern, Says Huntsman Professor William F. Shughart II

Professor William F. Shughart II, of the Huntsman School of Business, said the recently reported IRS action of auditing non-profit groups based on their political leanings is not new, but rather it is part of a historical pattern in which the federal agency’s practices have been influenced by political considerations.

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Huntsman Professors Kathy Chudoba and Merideth Thompson interviewed on Utah Public Radio

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Huntsman Student Assists with First Lady’s Luncheon in D.C.

Huntsman student Jamie Pickett was doing an internship in Washington, D.C., when she was invited to work on organizing and hosting The First Lady’s Luncheon, an annual celebration and fundraiser that has been held since 1912. The event is hosted by Washington’s Congressional Club — a club for the spouses of congressional members — and exclusively entertains more than 1,000 VIPs and special guests.…

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Nicole Forsgren-Velasquez Receives NASA Funding - June 2013

Nicole Foregren-Velasquez, new faculty member with a joint appointment in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems departments, recently learned that her proposal to study knowledge management at NASA has received approval and funding in the amount of $15,000.

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USU teams win at national IT competition

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Newsday Quotes Management Professor Merideth Ferguson

Merideth Ferguson, assistant professor of management at the Huntsman School of Business, was recently quoted in a story in Newsday. The article focuses on the negative effects of workplace incivility and rudeness, which is an area of research expertise for Dr. Ferguson.

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All-Woman Team Takes First Place in a Backcountry.com “Hackathon”

A team made up of three students and a graduate from the Huntsman School of Business took first place in a competition sponsored by Backcountry.com recently that pitted them against industry professionals in a 24-hour contest that drove programmers to work through the night.

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Huntsman Graduate, Jordan Phillips, Gets Education at USU and Iraq

Before attending Utah State University, recent Huntsman graduate Jordan Phillips gained a less formal education — one that involved Howitzer guns, a journey to Iraq, and proved to be every bit as valuable as his business administration degree.

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Two Huntsman Teams Take Top Honors at Walmart IT Summit

Two teams from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business recently placed first and second in an information systems competition in Bentonville, Ark., that pitted 82 teams from top universities around the world against each other, testing their IT skills and their ability to find innovative solutions.

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Huntsman Graduate, Jordan Phillips, Gets Education at USU and Iraq

Before attending Utah State University, recent Huntsman graduate Jordan Phillips gained a less formal education — one that involved Howitzer guns, a journey to Iraq, and proved to be every bit as valuable as his business administration degree.

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Huntsman Students, Faculty, and Staff Recognized for Contributions

Utah State University honored three Huntsman students and the Huntsman Scholar Program with Robins awards this year, recognizing them for their scholarship, contributions, and trips to the end zone.

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Huntsman Alumnus Steve Milovich Featured in Forefront Magazine

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Charlie Denson, President of Nike Brand, Asks Graduates to Change the World

One of the best known alums of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Charlie Denson, told USU graduates on to be curious, keep their options open, follow their passion, and change the world.

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Two Huntsman Teams Take Top Honors at Walmart IT Summit

Two teams from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business recently placed first and second in an information systems competition in Bentonville, Ark., that pitted 82 teams from top universities around the world against each other

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All-Woman Team Takes First Place in a Backcountry.com “Hackathon”

A team made up of three students and a graduate from the Huntsman School of Business took first place in a competition sponsored by Backcountry.com recently that pitted them against industry professionals in a 24-hour contest that drove programmers to work through the night.

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National MIS Champions From Huntsman School Interviewed on KSL

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Nine Bloomberg Terminals Are Available to Huntsman Students

Knowing how to use a Bloomberg Terminal to access all kinds of real-time financial, economic, and business news information is something that can set a student apart. Why? More than 350,000 finance professionals use Bloomberg Terminals every day to access news, analytics, charts, liquidity information, functionalities, and execution services. The Huntsman School has invested in nine Bloomberg Term…

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Atoms for peace: Now what?

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Two Utah State University Teams Take First and Second Place in Global IT Competition

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USU athletics: Aggies recognize 189 student-athletes at annual Whitesides Luncheon

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Department of Economics and Finance Awarded USU’s Teaching Excellence Prize

Utah State University recently awarded the Economics and Finance Department at the Huntsman School of Business with the 2013 Department Teaching Excellence Award. This award is the highest honor given to academic departments, and recognizes department cultures that meaningfully value learning excellence. The award selection committee includes faculty, students, administrators, and a member of the …

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Huntsman Students Doug Deakin and Matt Brown Awarded in Top 25 Utah Student-Founded Businesses

Two Huntsman students, Doug Deakin and Matt Brown, were named among the 25 winners of the Top 25 Student- Founded Businesses in Utah. The awards were given by the nonprofit “Utah Student 25” at the Utah Student 25 Awards Gala March 14 at the University of Utah. Doug Deakin, founder of Organic Farms, a company that distributes organic grain products, placed number 7, while Matt Brown, founder of Gr…

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My Favorite Professor: USU Grad Nick Bahr Recalls Working on Research Projects with Dr. Chad Albrecht

My experience with Dr. Chad Albrecht was life changing in a literal sense. I was privileged to collaborate with him on several research projects while working on my undergraduate degree at USU. One project, on how management styles are shifting, led to a presentation at the Mountain Plains Management Conference in Utah. It was based on a theory from Simon L. Dolan at ESADE Business School in Barce…

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Huntsman Students Create New Marketing Approach Called "The Flash"

It all started with an idea — an idea that then became a reality. First senior Kevin Schmidt and two other Huntsman students created an approach that allowed companies to advertise more effectively to college students, and then the Flash Marketing Group was born.

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Huntsman Club, Beta Alpha Psi, Wins Two First-Prize Awards at Deloitte Best Practices Competition - May 2013

Huntsman students and officers of the accounting club Beta Alpha Psi recently traveled to Denver, Colo., to attend a Deloitte Best Practices competition and took first place in two out of three categories. They competed against teams from Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, the University of Denver, and other schools from six states in the Rocky Mountain Region.

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Entrepreneurship Club Draws Students From Across Campus to Entrepreneurship Week Events

Every year children across the country mix up their best brew, hand-letter signs, and test their parents’ support levels by opening makeshift lemonade stands. During Entrepreneurship Week, USU students, armed with a grownup understanding of marketing, were given a chance to show off how they would make such a basic sales venture successful.

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Six-Week Entrepreneurship Minor Offered Summer 2013

In summer semester 2013, the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business will offer students a new opportunity to earn an entrepreneurship minor in just six weeks. Six two-credit classes are offered, and students will identify a business opportunity to develop throughout the six-week period.

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Huntsman Club, Beta Alpha Psi, Wins Two First-Prize Awards at Deloitte Best Practices Competition

Huntsman students and officers of the accounting club Beta Alpha Psi recently traveled to Denver, Colo., for a Deloitte Best Practices competition and took first place in two out of three categories. They competed against teams from Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, the University of Denver, and other schools from six states in the Rocky Mountain Region.

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Entrepreneurship Club Draws Students From Across Campus to Entrepreneurship Week Events

Every year children across the country mix up their best brew, hand-letter signs, and test their parents’ support levels by opening makeshift lemonade stands. During Entrepreneurship-Week, USU students, armed with a grownup understanding of marketing, were given a chance to show off how they would make such a basic sales venture successful.

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Logan Ranked Number One Small U.S. City for Technology and Business

For the second year in a row, Logan was named the best-performing small city in the country for technology and business by the Milken Institute. The award is calling attention to the conditions that have attracted a growing number of international high-tech firms to Cache Valley.

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More Than 100 Students Travel to Six Countries on Global Learning Experiences in Spring 2013

What do the Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer, Nike, the Reserve Bank of India (India’s ‘Fed’), and Toyota have in common?

They are all organizations visited by Huntsman School students over spring break 2013. Last month, an unprecedented one hundred and two Huntsman School students participated in a record seven faculty-led Global Learning Experiences (GLEs) in six countries on three cont…

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Alumni Anthony Lemon and Jill Aoki Win Prestigious "Sells Awards" for Top CPA Exam Scores

Just 39 people out of more than 92,000 candidates who took the Uniform CPA Examination in 2012 scored above 95.5 on all four sections, and two of those high scorers were graduates of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.

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Huntsman Student Chosen to Job-Shadow U.S. Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Two Elijah Watt Sells Award winners - April 2013

We are pleased to announce that two recent graduates from Utah State’s School of Accountancy are 2012 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners. Jill Aoki and Anthony Lemon each earned nation leading CPA exam scores and received this prestigious recognition.

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USU Trustee tells students to aspire to do what they love

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Ethics Bowl Competition Tests Students As They Wrestle With Troubling Issues

It’s not often that most people have the opportunity to argue with each other in front of a crowd of people and a panel of judges, but on Feb. 21, students from across the USU campus did just that. They were discussing different ethical situations in the Fourth Annual Ethics Bowl. Hosted by the Society for the Advancement of Ethical Leadership, (SAEL), the event was set up as a single-elimination …

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Two Huntsman MIS Teams Make it to Finals in Global Competition

Two teams of Huntsman students have made it to the finals of a systems information contest that drew 82 teams from some of the best universities in the world. The Utah State University students will be going to Bentonville, Ark., to participate in the 2013 Walmart IT Summit and AIS Student Chapter Leadership Conference April 18 – 20. The Association of Information Systems, the organization that is…

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Marketing Professors Adjust Message, Kick-Start New Industry

One might think that a proposal to save water during a drought would be an easy sell. We discovered that it was not. We knew that, according to theory, in the world of marketing if you aren’t prepared to adjust your approach until your message connects with your audience’s hearts and not just their heads, you will end up spending all of your time talking to yourself and alienating your audience. W…

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Students Win Case Study Competition By Developing Metrics For Skullcandy Training Efforts

In search of finding a quantifiable way to measure training efforts, Skullcandy turned to USU students for a help during the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Marketing Case Competition. The competition put participants into a real-life training and marketing situation as teams of two to five students were given a problem that the company was facing and 48 hours to put together a presentation tha…

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Professor Randy Simmons on Carbon Taxes in National Journal’s Blog

Randy T. Simmons, professor in the Department of Economics and Finance at the Huntsman School, and Ryan M. Yonk, professor in the Department of Political Science at Southern Utah University, published a blog post in the National Journal's Energy Experts blog in January.

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Article Published by Huntsman Professors is Widely Circulated, Translated Into French

When Cathy Hartman and Edwin Stafford submitted a story in summer of 2012 called, “Making Green More Macho,” they had no idea it would end up being translated into French. The story that was published in the cross-disciplinary, sustainability journal Solutions, has been picked up by the Veblen Institute, a not-for-profit think tank, in Paris, and translated into French.

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Two Jon M. Huntsman School of Business MIS Teams Make it to Finals in Global Competition

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Think ethanol is environmentally friendly? Think again

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State Farm Life Insurance Company, Bloomington, Illinois Receives International Recognition for Earning the Shingo Bronze Medallion Award

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Students Win Case Study Competition By Developing Metrics For Skullcandy Training Efforts

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Partners in Business Conference to also Feature Gail Miller, Owner of Larry H. Miller Companies

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Nathaly Ramirez Succeeds in the Classroom, Despite Disease

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Creating Success – Steve Milovich, SVP of Global HR, Talent & Workforce Diversity for Disney-ABC Television Group

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School of Accountancy is Ranked 46th in the Nation by Public Accounting Report - March 2013

A publication widely read within the accounting profession, Public Accounting Report, has ranked the School of Accountancy at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business in the top 50 among accounting schools nationwide.

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Huntsman Professor John Johnson Teaches at Wharton

Huntsman Professor John Johnson can now start a sentence by saying, “When I taught at Wharton… .” That’s because he was invited to speak to students at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania twice within the last six months.

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Two Graduates Find Success in Unexpected Places

Whitney Dastrup imagined she would get a nice corporate job when she graduated. She now travels back and forth between San Francisco and India managing a small nonprofit organization that provides education to poor children. Scot Marsden, who majored in finance and economics, did not envision himself working at one of the “Big Four” accounting firms, but is now enjoying his new job at Deloitte & T…

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Entrepreneur Leadership Series is Hosting Weekly Speakers

Many people dream of launching their own business. Getting a new venture off the ground, however, is not easy. This year’s Entrepreneur Leadership Series, hosted by the Center For Entrepreneurial Excellence, is designed to help. Each lecture this year focuses on different aspects of building a business. The presentations are being held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Room 215 of the George S. Eccles Bu…

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Austrailian Professor, Cagri Kumru, Presents Research on Aging Populations

An assistant professor from Australian National University, Cagri Kumru, visited the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business for two weeks in January to collaborate on research about aging populations. USU’s Economics and Finance Department has established expertise in economic issues related to aging through an association called the Quantitative Society for Pensions and Savings that was established b…

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Huntsman Research on Soda-related "Sin Taxes" Makes National News

U.S. News and World Report recently published an opinion article authored by two Huntsman professors on the drawbacks of soda-related “sin taxes.” The article was co-authored by Huntsman professors William F. Shughart II and Michael D. Thomas, along with Adam J. Hoffer of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Dr. Shughart is the J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice, and Dr. Thomas is a clinic…

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Ryan Taylor is Driven by Big Goals

t would be easy to imagine the path to vocational success for Ryan Taylor as being clear and unobstructed. After all, his father owns multiple, successful Chevrolet dealerships. But Ryan doesn’t see it that way. He said his father’s success has come because of years of hard work, and “never settling for less.” Ryan said that’s exactly how he plans to approach his college experience. “The secret to…

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MBA Program Ranked in Top 25 in the U.S. in Business School Social Media

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Jon Schmidt of The Piano Guys Details His Road to 217 Million YouTube Views

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International Travel Requires Flexibility and Patience

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'Sin Tax' Costs Outweigh Benefits

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USU’s School of Accountancy is pleased to announce achievement of AACSB accreditation for five additional years - February 2013

On January 14th, the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Committee granted a continuation of accreditation for USU’s accounting undergraduate and master’s degree programs. USU’s School of Accountancy is one of a select group of schools worldwide to have been awarded special accounting accreditation.

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Beta Alpha Psi Reaches Out to Boy Scouts - January 2013

Beta Alpha Psi members recently conducted a highly successful service event for 82 Boy Scouts and their scoutmasters educating them about careers in accounting as well as taking them through the steps toward earning their personal management merit badge

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Steve Gould Completes Five Internships in Two and a Half Years

Five. That’s how many internships Huntsman student Steve Gould has completed in the last two and a half years--in Houston, Spokane, St. George, and Cache Valley. He has interned in an oil pipeline company's investor relations department, in redesigning a tire factory's website, with the CFO of an expanding cancer care company, in marketing a software company's presentation program, and in the fina…

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MSHR Courses Now Available Online

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business has teamed up with a Dallas-based company, Academic Partnerships, to make graduate online human resources courses available to more people, especially those living in rural areas. The Master of Science in Human Resources (MSHR) program was launched online in January 2013. The new offering enables students across the country and beyond to advance their careers…

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Peruvian Company Honored For Work Done With the SEED Program

For five years USU students have been teaming up with a Peruvian agricultural company to help entrepreneurs launch new ventures. The firm's successful work is not going unnoticed; in fact, the company has just received national recognition for the good it has accomplished. The company, DanPer, won the PERU 2021 Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Award last year. PERU 2021 is a nonpr…

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Cold Discoveries in the Mississippi Lead to Life-Changing Insights

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Steve Gould Completes Five Internships in Two and a Half Years

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Business School Top of the Class

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Professor Ronda Callister Spoke at TEDxUSU on “Reducing Barriers to Women’s Contributions”

Professor Ronda Callister had to compete to become one of just eight presenters at the first ever TEDxUSU event, held in November. She used her requisite “18 minutes of innovative ideas” to describe the powerful, world-changing effects that would likely ensue from enabling women to become full contributors to human well-being and progress. The TED Talks organization moves some TED videos from YouT…

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Students Gain Real-World Experience in Marketing Case Competition

It’s not every day in the business world that men and women are encouraged to sport beards. It happened on Friday, Nov. 30, however, when students participated in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business’s first-ever Marketing Case Competition, for a client whose specialty just happens to be beards. Beard Beanie, a local company that produces beanies with knitted beards, was the client in this compe…

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Dog Eat Dog World: Challenges of an Entrepreneurial Start-up

It was my boss who got me thinking about taking a leap of faith and starting my own business. It proved to be a leap I survived even though I had a faulty parachute. I had worked for a local pet supply company, ACME Pets, for six years when it was taken over by a large national company, GC Pet Supplies (GCPS). It was during a weekly sales meeting for the new company that the inspiration came. When…

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Nate Stephens Earns Two Best Paper Awards - December 2012

It is a rare thing for an author to win a best paper award for his or her published research. It is even more unusual, however, for an author to win two of those awards in the same year. Yet Nate Stephens, assistant professor of accounting, has done just that for research published in the Accounting Horizons and Issues in Accounting Education journals.

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Huntsman School Recognized by the CFA Institute

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is one of just 20 schools in the United States to be recognized by the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute for the work it is doing to prepare students to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst© designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. The CFA Institute is a global association of investment pr…

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Glenn McEvoy Earns Library Faculty Award

The Merrill-Cazier library has recognized Dr. Glenn McEvoy for his contributions to the library with the Library Faculty Award, a recognition earned by only one faculty member each year. Dr. McEvoy, a management professor, said he was surprised at the award but felt honored to receive it. “I’m a huge fan of the library,” he said, noting that he has worked with library faculty and staff for a numbe…

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Open Political Discussion at Work Can Have Benefits, Drawbacks

Political discussion at work can actually strengthen an employee’s job satisfaction and commitment to the organization, but only if the discussion is characterized as “an exchange of perspectives” with “give and take,” rather than as “political pressuring” to agree with a supervisor’s political ideas. This was the surprising preliminary finding of an innovative, nationally representative study of …

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Huntsman Lecturer Tells of Unexpected Ethical Test

Several years ago, when I was a company’s affirmative action officer, I found myself in an awkward position when I found out that company leaders wanted to know if a leading candidate for an open position was Jewish before they made their hiring decision. At the time, the company was recruiting a vice president of research. We had one candidate who really looked promising. He interviewed with a nu…

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Company With Huntsman Roots Predicts 91% of Political Races Correctly

After traveling by bus for three months to 48 states logging 18,000 miles, contacting more than 3,000 politicians, participating in a drag race with a pig bus and a “slow walk” with a presidential candidate, the leaders of PoliticIt decided to take a break this week. While many of us felt battered, worn, and exhausted by the long presidential campaign, with its gaffes, attack ads, and debates, few…

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Watch Some of the Excellent Presentations from the 36th Annual Accounting Conference - November 2012

The 36th Annual Accounting Conference was an outstanding success. See following links to some of the presentations.

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Tim Gardner Says Liberal Studies Degree Proved Good Foundation

Tim Gardner is skilled at Jeopardy. His knack for remembering bits and pieces of random knowledge is a hidden talent he developed, in part because he earned his undergraduate degree in liberal studies. “I had these plans,” Dr. Gardner said. “I was going to be a clinical psychologist.” However, the psychology program at Bowling Green State University required a number of different foreign language …

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Professor Stacey Hills Connected With Students

Executives and professors often talk of having an open-door policy. Stacy Hills’ open door policy doesn’t have to be stated. Anyone who passes by her office can see it. Even though it’s not a huge office, it is packed with students all the time. Some are working with Stacey, other students have sought her out for guidance, and still others appear to be just there because – well, that’s the place t…

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Vijay Kannan Tells About Scary Night in Vietnam

Editor's note: "When Theory Meets Practice - Stories From the Workplace" is a new feature in the Huntsman Post where we invite professionals to share stories of challenging events that tested them with the unexpected. By Vijay Kannan, executive director of International Programs, professor of operations management Even experienced overseas travelers can slip up, and this can lead to interesting ad…

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36th Annual Accounting Conference - October 2012

The 36th Annual Accounting Conference on Thursday, October 25th promises to be the best in years. The conference will present the latest information relevant to today's accounting environment . . .

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My Favorite Professor: Professor Ben Blau Connects Finance to Real World News of the Day

Dr. Ben Blau, a professor of finance, has a unique philosophy when it comes to teaching, a philosophy that he explains to his students before every difficult assignment or impossible midterm exam. He believes that professors who make students think that they are thinking are loved, while professors who actually make students think are hated. “My goal,” Dr. Blau quips, “is to become your least favo…

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Dr. Diana Thomas Researches How Political Entrepreneurs Affect Rules of Economic Exchange

The research interests of Dr. Diana Thomas stretch across the globe. A German native, she has published papers on the regulation of late medieval German beer markets, on informal property rights institutions among taxi cab drivers in Trujillo, Peru, and even on the Aggie Blue Bikes program at Utah State! She was named Researcher of the Year at the Huntsman School last spring, and that has brought …

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Endowed Professorship from Dr. Vern Buehler Will Be Held By Dr. Chris Fawson

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Dr. Diana Thomas Researches How Political Entrepreneurs Affect Rules of Economic Exchange

The research interests of Dr. Diana Thomas stretch across the globe.

A German native, she has published papers on the regulation of late medieval German beer markets, on informal property rights institutions among taxi cab drivers in Trujillo, Peru, and even on the Aggie Blue Bikes program at Utah State!

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Huntsman School of Business to Offer MBA Program at BYU-Idaho

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Scott Schaefer Is Known For His Research into Workplace Dynamics

Scott Schaefer, who was recently appointed as a Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Visiting Professor, is recognized for his research using economic theories to explore how people relate to each other within organizations. During the fall 2012 semester, he will teach an undergraduate managerial economics class at the Huntsman School and will hold several seminars for faculty and students. Dr. Schaefer e…

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Vern Beuhler Endowed Professorship Will Be Held By Dr. Chris Fawson

Dr. Chris Fawson, credited with playing a key role in the recent progress of the Huntsman School of Business, will now hold a professorship endowed by a former professor who helped shape the direction of the school 40 years ago, Dr. Vern Buehler. Dr. Fawson has been named to the Dr. Vernon Maughan Buehler and MaRee C. Buehler Endowed Professorship. Dr. Fawson guided the school’s successful interna…

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New Professor, Merideth Thompson, Has Studied Impact of Abusive Work Situations

Having an abusive boss can create workplace stress that can easily translate into problems at home. For eight years, Merideth Ferguson, a new professor at the Huntsman School of Business, has done research to gain insight into how a troubled work situation can impact the family. Dr. Merideth Ferguson, a new professor on campus, teaches introduction to human resources. Dr. Ferguson has focused her …

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Researcher from the University of Chicago comes to Huntsman School of Business

Devon Gorry took her first economics class at Dartmouth College simply because her brother majored in the subject. Having always had a passion for math and science, Dr. Gorry found she enjoyed the application of mathematical reasoning to real-world problems. After earning her bachelor’s degree in economics at Darmouth, Dr. Gorry worked for a couple of years in Boston at an environmental consulting…

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Huntsman Professors Find Ways to Make “Green” More Macho

Last spring, Huntsman marketing professors Cathy Hartman and Edwin Stafford got a chuckle over an OgilvyEarth study that found green was too pink. Specifically, the ad agency reported that men, in general, resist environmentally-preferable behaviors and products, such as carrying reusable shopping bags at the supermarket, drinking from reusable water bottles, or driving gas-electric hybrid Priuses…

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Cowboy Hats May Have Saved Huntsman Professors From Arrest in Russia

“Chris tells me you are coming to Russia with me,” Dwight Israelson said to me one day last March. Professors Chris Fawson and Dwight Israelsen have worked for several years with officials at North Ossetia State University to establish an inter-university agreement to exchange faculty and students. Chris was unable to go this year, so he drafted me to be his replacement. I did not think I had comm…

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Ryan Dent, '00, Promoted to Partner - August 2012

Ryan Dent, '00, was recently promoted to Partner in the Assurance practice at PwC, LLP. His promotion coincides with his relocation back to Salt Lake City after spending four years on the East Coast . . .

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Larzette G. Hale – A Leader Who Made an Impact - July 2012

The June 2012 issue of the Journal of Accountancy lists Larzette G. Hale as one of 125 people who left a mark on the accounting profession. In celebration of the AICPA’s 125th anniversary, the Journal of Accountancy identified 125 people who have made a significant impact on the profession since 1887.

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Huntsman School's Social Media Efforts Outrank Hundreds of Schools

When it comes to social media—Facebook, Twitter, YouTube—the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business has vaulted into the ranks of the top 30 AACSB accredited business schools in the United States, thanks to the efforts of one graduate student. In April 2012, the Huntsman School ranked 8th in Twitter followers, 15th in Facebook followers, and 29th in YouTube views. This puts it ahead of all other Utah …

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New Professor to Teach Business Law and Ethics at USU

At first, John Ferguson wanted to be a preacher. But at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, Dr. Ferguson found a mentor who had something else in mind. This mentor encouraged Dr. Ferguson to go to law school. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts, Dr. Ferguson chose a place where he could pursue both a law degree and be involved with the ministry. He selected Vanderbilt University. There he …

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Jack Peterson Retires - June 2012

After 29 years of dedicated service to thousands of students at Utah State University, Jack Peterson will retire on June 30, 2012. Jack has taught financial, managerial, and audit courses throughout his teaching career;

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Huntsman School to Become Home for Business Education Journal

An education innovation and research journal is coming to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Vijay Kannan, professor of operations manage­ment and director of international programs, was selected in January as the editor of the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. The Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) is a global professional organization for academics in a variety of business d…

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SOA Faculty Member Receives Back-to-back Awards - May 2012

Congratulations to faculty member Nate Stephens (and his coauthors) who received two prestigious awards for excellence in accounting research.

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Huntsman Students, Faculty and Staff Win Prestigious Awards

Diana Thomas, assistant professor of economics and finance, was named Researcher of the Year for her work exploring the role political entrepreneurs play in changing the formal and informal rules that govern economic exchange and society more generally. Ben Blau, assistant professor of economics and finance, received the coveted Teacher of the Year award. Christopher Fawson, professor of economics…

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Entrepreneurship Week Provides Innovative Opportunities for Students

For one week in early April, Utah State University students with drive, dreams, and creativity found such attributes could prove especially rewarding. The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business called it Entrepreneurship Week, and organizers from the student-led Entrepreneurship Clip seemed intent on sparking innovative thinking campus-wide. In fact, those with business ideas and a good two-minute pit…

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Economics Student a Finalist for Carnegie Fellowship

A student in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business was recently named a finalist for The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program. Kjersten Adams, a Huntsman scholar and senior honors student in economics, traveled to Washington, D.C., March 1 to interview for a one-year position in the Carnegie think tank. Even though she was not selected for the position, she was one of…

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Entrepreneurship Club Hosts Event to Involve All Students

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USU Student Chapter of AIS Recognized as Best New Student Chapter of 2011

A new student club at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business has been recognized by a global organization as its Best New Student Chapter in 2011. In the fall of 2010, students at Utah State University founded a student chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), a global professional organization for research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems. Kathy Chudoba, an a…

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Bill Shughart, First J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice

This year, the Huntsman School welcomed Dr. William Shughart, the first J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice. A syndicated columnist and respected economist, Dr. Shughart has over 200 published scholarly articles, book chapters, and reviews. Dr. Shughart is also the editor of Public Choice, a distinguished public policy journal which will now be based at USU. Students in Dr. Shughart’s classes…

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Associate Professor Alison Cook Brings Finance Background to Organizational Behavior Studies of Diversity and the Stock Market

Associate Professor Alison Cook received the prestigious award “Ascendant Scholar of 2011” from the Western Academy of Management (WAM), along with three other honorees, from Stanford, University of Southern California, and San Francisco State. This is WAM’s top honor for identifying bright young schol­ars who it wants to foster, recognize, and support. Then Professor Cook was invited to present a…

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School of Accountancy Welcomes New Faculty Members - April 2012

The SOA is pleased to announce the hire of two outstanding assistant professors who will join our faculty in July 2012.

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Business Analytics within Management Information Systems

A good example of cutting-edge analytics at the Huntsman School comes from the MIS department, where students Sterling Morris and Josh Light worked together with a team to create the entrepreneurial prizewinning Politicit.com website mentioned on page 7 in this magazine; it tracks keywords about politicians across the web through social media and key “influencers” to predict how public opinion is …

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Jef Doyle receives appointment at the FASB - March 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Doyle, George S. Eccles Chair in Capital Markets Research, who has been asked to serve a one-year appointment as the Faculty Research Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

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Huntsman Students and Graduates Create One-Stop Shopping for Political Junkies

The world of presidential politics can be very unpredictable, with hourly changes dropping or boosting a candidate’s fortunes. And yet a handful of students and alumni from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business have come up with something they believe will make the short-term future a little more predictable. They have launched a new non-partisan website called politicit.com that automatically pu…

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In November 2011, students at the Huntsman School noticed that the political discussion surrounding the presidential race was evolving from previous elections, as politics shifted from exclusively mainstream media to include blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. But traditional political polling does not capture real-time activity; it is weeks behind what is actually happening. With backgrounds in Managem…

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New Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence Begins to Draw in Innovative Thinkers

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business officially launched its Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence with an event that celebrated the very kind of innovative, visionary thinking that created the Center in the first place. The Center launch included visiting VIPs, speeches, a ribbon cutting, and predictions that this will prove a milestone in the progress of the Huntsman School of Business. Mike G…

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Mark and Jennifer Erickson Endowment Established in the School of Accountancy - February 2012

Mark ’95, and Jennifer ’93, Erickson have always believed in giving back to show gratitude. Early in their marriage, as a young couple without much in the way of income or worldly possessions, they discussed what they would like to do in the future if they were blessed with the economic ability to give back.

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A New Master’s Degree in Financial Economics

A new Master of Science degree in financial economics was launched in the fall of 2012. Tyler Bowles, head of the Economics and Finance Department, said this degree will prepare students for demanding careers in the financial services industry with the requisite quantitative analytical expertise to succeed in that challenging and challenged industry. The degree includes a macroeconomics course tha…

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Significant Research Discovery Relevant to the Auditing Profession - January 2012

Chris Skousen recently received word that his co-authored research article "Haphazard Sampling: Selection Biases Induced by Control Listing Properties and the Estimation Consequences of these Biases" has been accepted for publication in Behavioral Research in Accounting . . .

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Professor Reports on His Academic Experience in Hungary

In August 2011, Zsolt Ugray, an associate professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, left for his native Hungary as part of the Fulbright Program, an international educational exchange sponsored by the U.S. government. The program, which operates in more than 155 countries around the world, is designed to increase international understanding by studying, teaching, conducting research, ex…

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SEED Program Sparks a Successful Bakery in Peru

Graduates from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business earn diplomas for their hard work and effort. Four graduates in Peru, however, have their own bakery to show for their efforts. These are not graduates of the Huntsman School of Business but are, rather, those who have completed the Small Enterprise Education and Development program which is administered by the business school. The Peruvian bak…

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Jim Quigley, '74, former Deloitte Global CEO, speaks to Huntsman School students – December 2011

Students in the Huntsman School of Business were given first-hand insight into leadership techniques employed by one of the most outstanding business leaders in the world. On November 16, Jim Quigley was the guest speaker at the Dean’s Convocation. Much of his address focused on the importance of trust and ethics in the workplace. . . Read more

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Whistleblower Speaks at Annual Accounting Seminar - November 2011

Former WorldCom employee, Cynthia Cooper, recalls her experience of exposing fraud at the annual Accounting Conference on October 20 . . .

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Mark and Jennifer Erickson, Distinguished Young Alumni - October 2011

Mark and Jennifer Erickson were recently recognized as USU's Distinguished Young Alumni . . . read more

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J. Scott Nixon appointed to USU Board of Trustees - September 2011

Governor Gary Herbert has appointed J. Scott Nixon ('83 BA, '84 MAcc) to a four-year term as a member of the Utah State University Board of Trustees. . .

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Recipients of 2010 All-In Campaign - August 2011

The School of Accountancy is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 All-In Award. The following five firms succeeded in earning this recognition: Deloitte, HJ & Associates, KPMG, Schmitt, Griffiths, Smith & Co., and Tanner. The All-In Campaign was launched in 2009 and we hope to see this list continue to expand! Read more . . .

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Rosemary Fullerton Named UACPA Outstanding Educator - July 2011

Congratulations to Dr. Rosemary Fullerton who has been recognized by the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants as the 2011 Outstanding Educator of the Year. . .

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IMA Chapter Earns Gold -- June 2011

IMA Student Chapter Earns Gold USU’s Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) student chapter earned the Gold level Award of Excellence designation for the 16th consecutive year.

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USU School of Accounting Obtains Exclusive World-Wide Rights to Offer Online Course via Principlesofaccounting.com - May 2011

Through an exclusive world-wide license with principlesofaccounting.com, USU and The School of Accountancy now offer a 3 semester hour online course for Financial Accounting Principles (Accounting 2010). This is a carefully designed, high quality course, and provides enrollees full access to the online textbook, videos, and supplements. read more . . .

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Freddy Ishola is a recent recipient of the AICPA Minority Scholarship. April 2011

Freddy Ishola is a recent recipient of the AICPA Minority Scholarship.

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Beta Alpha Psi wins Ernst & Young LLP Diversity Award - March 2011

USU's Beta Alpha Psi chapter was chosen as one of ten chapters in the nation to receive an initial award of $500 for a winning proposal for the Ernst & Young Diversity Award. read more. . .

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JoLynn Runolfson Selected as Contributing Author in Fraud Book. - February 2011

JoLynn Runolfson, SOA Lecturer at the Uintah Basin site, has been selected as a contributing author in a soon-to-be published book in the “Fraud Casebook” series authored by Dr. Joseph T. Wells, founder and Chairman of the Board of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. . . read more

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Jim Quigley, USU accounting alum and global CEO for Deloitte, is author of new book. - January 2011

USU accounting alum and global CEO for Deloitte, Jim Quigley, has authored a soon-to-be released book entitled As One. This book provides an insightful look at management style and structure, and shows how melding leadership style with organizational architecture can contribute . . read more

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Leadership in the Classroom

The Huntsman School instituted a new core curriculum, the set of courses required of all business majors, beginning this fall semester. Two new courses, MGT 1050, Foundations of Business, and MGT 3800, Leadership, serve as bookends to our core curriculum, and help provide the curricular component of our mission to develop leaders of distinction in commerce and public affairs.