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Huntsman Grad Starts Prestigious Master's Program at Oxford

Last week, Jacklyn Sullivan, ’18, Economics, started a Master of Science program in Economics for Development at the University of Oxford. Growing up in Bountiful, Utah, Jackie hadn’t considered that pursuing an advanced degree at Oxford would be in her future. But during her senior year at Huntsman she developed a strong interest in applied economics in the context of international development, and a desire to pursue a postgraduate degree in that area. Oxford offered an impressive program in her exact interest area, so she decided to apply.

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First Annual Huntsman Career Expo

Friday, September 21, marked the beginning of a momentous, new tradition at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. The Huntsman Career Expo was an instant hit among students, faculty, and corporate partners. Fifty-four employers, and more than 500 students participated in the career fair, connecting about internship and full-time opportunities and exploring career options.

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Aggie Chocolate: Blue Victory

Six USU students, including four from the Huntsman School, won a branding competition for the new Aggie Chocolate Factory located at Blue Square in Logan. Seniors Rachel Allred (Marketing ’19), Michael Bautner (Marketing ’19), and Tannen Bills (Marketing ’18), along with juniors Chris Gutierrez (Marketing ’20), Maysen Smith (Psychology & English ’20), and Mae Swainston (Parks & Recreation ’20), were given the task of developing a new chocolate flavor to be sold at the new chocolate factory. The competition was open to all students who are members of the Huntsman Marketing Association (HMA) student club.

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Nike's Former Brand Boss Visits USU

Charlie Denson, Marketing ’78, former president of Nike Brand, led a Leadership Forum attended by more than 250 students. The forum focused on Denson’s impressive career with Nike and his extensive experience in building and leading one of the world’s best-known brands.

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Tracy Livingston, CEO of NuLife Energy and Founder & Chairman of Wasatch Wind, to Speak at Special Screening of USU Huntsman School of Business’s Award-winning Wind Energy Documentary

October 17, 2018 – Tracy Livingston, NuLife Energy CEO and founder and Chairman of Wasatch Wind, will speak at Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business following a special screening of Wind Uprising, an award-winning documentary about the four-year struggle to establish the Spanish Fork Wind Project. The documentary was written and produced by Huntsman School marketing professor Edwin Stafford and former Huntsman professor Cathy Hartman. It will be screened at 12:30 p.m. on October 17 in Huntsman Hall room 130 in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Spanish Fork Wind Project’s opening.

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SOA Welcomes Dr. Lynn Rees and Dr. James Cannon as the Newest Members of the Faculty

Professor Lynn Rees is the Bonnie B. and James H. Quigley/Deloitte Foundation Professor of Accountancy at Utah State University. He received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University and has previously been on the faculties at Texas A&M University, Washington State University and University of Houston. He also served as a Research Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board where he informed accounting standard setters by conducting original research and summarizing existing studies that directly pertain to issues addressed by the Board. His research and teaching interests are in the information content and value-relevance of financial reporting both in the domestic and international domain. Professor Rees currently serves as an editor tor Accounting Horizons.

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Aggie For Environment Receives Beehive Five Under 25 Award

Paige Morgan, Marketing and Environmental Studies ’18, was just named a Beehive Five under 25. The prestigious recognition is given by the Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE) each yearto five young individuals who are “game changers in their communities.” These people take on leadership roles to make a difference for the planet, engaging communities to create major change.Paige has made impressive changes at Utah State to help students and faculty become more environmentally conscious. As a recycle and waste intern for the Student Sustainability Office, Paige raised $13,000 in grants, built an on-campus thrift store from the ground up, and helped in many on-campus educational events. “My role just finished after two years,” Paige reported to the USEE. “And I put my heart and soul into it.”Paige currently interns at Arena Online, LLC, a marketing agency for republican/conservative political clients. On the weekends, Paige and her husband enjoy volunteering at a local organic farm.Paige’s advice for the next generation of leaders is “to simply listen and observe before you speak or act”. The USEE interview with Paige can be read here. And article from Utah Public Radio about the “Recycling Queen” can be read here.

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How We Spent The Summer

Huntsman students have been all over the world this summer through internship and study programs, from New York City to Peru to the Philippines. Here are some of the incredible stories from our impressive students.

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Welcome The New 2018-19 Faculty

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is proud to welcome the 2018-19 new faculty to Utah State University. This year’s recruiting class hails from all over the world and degrees from Oxford, Yale, Vanderbilt, Minnesota, and more. Several faculty have come from the corporate world including senior roles at The Walt Disney Company, Extra Space Storage and BlackRock NYC. Please join us in welcoming this impressive class to campus.

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Gail Miller Discusses Courage and Vulnerability

Gail Miller, Owner of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, kicked off the first Focus Friday Leadership Forum of the Fall semester. Miller was interviewed by the Dean of the Huntsman School of Business, Douglas D.Anderson.She also answered questions from the standing-room-only audience in attendance.

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Professor Aaron Brough Featured in EcoWatch

Last year, Aaron R. Brough of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University and James E.B. Wilkie of Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame carried out seven experiments with 2,000 participants from the US and China, showing a psychological link between eco-friendliness and perceptions of "femininity."

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Dr. Merideth Thompson featured in The New York Times

While these inclinations of anger and revenge are understandable, that doesn’t mean they’ll do us any good. In reality, they’re more likely to just make things worse. That feeling of motivation to “get even” can tether you to the past in a way that overshadows any potential positive outcome the motivation might bring, said Dr. Merideth Thompson, associate professor in the Department of Management at Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.

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Dr. Keller’s Exciting Air Force Base Career Brings Unique Insight into the MBA Classroom

Dr. Chalon Keller is a USU professor who helps Huntsman MBA students soar to new heights! Her successful career with the United States Air Force propelled her to become a world-class professor in operations management. With her firsthand experience implementing continuous improvement initiatives and managing international operations in the public sector, she shares her knowledge with MBA students to prepare them for the real-world challenges.

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Exploring Real Estate in the Bay

In March of this year, I had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco with a group of students from the Huntsman School of Business to visit some very successful real estate firms in the Bay Area. We visited firms with extensive experience in property management, private equity, real estate development,law, and capital markets. As a new graduate of USU looking for work in the real estate industry, this trip provided insight into dozens of possible career paths. As we visited Swift, Veritas, CBRE, Orrick, JMA Ventures, Google, and other companies, I was able to learn more about real estate and make valuable connections. These industry experts sat and spoke with the group for an hour each, answering any questions we had about their company, the current market, or what we should expect in the future. One reason this trip was so beneficial for me is that the people we met with are very reputable and respected individuals. These are people with large and important projects but very limited time. Thanks to Bill Murray, we were able to spend time with professionals at incredible companies that would otherwise be impossible for undergraduate students to network with and visit alone. Not only did we get to experience San Francisco on the trip, but we also toured the Salesforce Tower, the Google Campus, and many impressive buildings in San Francisco and Sacramento. This unique experience has left a lasting impression as I move on from college and enter the real estate world. These industry experts continue to serve as role models and even mentors to me.

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Aimee Leaming Wilson - Be Kind Scholarship

The Huntsman School of Business, in partnership with OC Tanner and several USU alumnae, recently announced the creation of the Aimee Leaming Wilson Be Kind Scholarship in memory of a dear friend, sorority sister, and colleague to many True Blue Aggies. During her time attending Utah State University, Aimee Leaming Wilson (’92, Marketing) served actively with the Chi Omega sorority, the USU Greek Community, and the Huntsman School of Business. Aimee was an exceptional student and found her passion in the field of Human Resource Management after graduating with a degree in marketing. She excelled as an HR Executive at the University of Utah and then at OC Tanner, where she was the Senior Vice President of their People and Great Work Team. Shortly after joining the team at O.C. Tanner, Aimee was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer and passed away October 12, 2016, at the age of 45. Aimee left behind a son, Jackson Barlocker, and husband, Mark Wilson. Shortly after Aimee’s passing, Danna Redmond (’93, HumanResource Management)began a campaign to raise money for a scholarship in her memory. “Aimee was an example of true friendship and sincere kindness. Aimee approached life with a positive attitude and this is the magnet that drew people to her. Aimee believed strongly in education and valued her USU education. I like to think that Aimee would be proud that her legacy can live on and help future USU Huntsman students to attain their educational goals.”In addition to the gift from Danna and many other friends of Aimee’s, O.C. Tanner Company pledged its support for the scholarship in honor of their valued colleague. Gail Bedke, Vice President for Strategic Account Management at O.C. Tanner and a dear friend to Aimee, remarked“While we only had Aimee as our People and Great Work leader for a short period of time, the impact she made within our organization was very strong. She continues to be greatly missed.”The Aimee Leaming Wilson Be Kind Scholarship will support students in the Huntsman School of Business who excel academically and exemplify kindness, integrity, leadership, and friendship. Visit usu.edu/aimee to make your gift.

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Merideth Thompson to Serve as Associate Dean

Merideth Thompson, a faculty member in the Management Department, will serve as the new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor Thompson, who joined the Huntsman School in 2012, is a nationally recognized scholar in the areas of work-family interface and workplace aggression. She is also an accomplished teacher, teaching primarily in the area of negotiation. According to Professor Thompson, “My hope for this role is to help take the school’s culture of excellence to the next level, enhance the student experience, support faculty, and further the mission of the HSB.” Prior to completing her Ph.D. in Organizational Studies from Vanderbilt University, Professor Thompson began her career at Deloitte and Touche. She has also served on the faculty at Baylor University.

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New Huntsman School Department Created

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University announced the Department of Management will be divided into two departments effective July 1, 2018. The establishment of two departments enables future growth and initiatives to be managed more meaningfully than can be accomplished by a department that has already exceeded an efficient operating size. The Department of Marketing and Strategy will concentrate on macro-and market-focused disciplines including entrepreneurship and leadership as well as marketing and strategy. Current ManagementDepartment Head and Buehler Endowed Professor of Management, Dr. James H.Davis, will lead the newly created department.“The Department of Marketing and Strategy has a phenomenal faculty who will provide cutting-edge instruction and research on Marketing, Strategy, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship. I am confident that students graduating from our programs of study will not only land great jobs, they will be among the leaders in their fields,” commented Dr. Davis, “I believe that the Department of Marketing and Strategy will be among the top programs of study and student placement in the nation in Marketing, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship.”Dr. Vijay R. Kannan, Professor of Operations Management and Executive Director of International Programs, will take the reins of the Department of Management, which includes microbusiness disciplines focused on human resource management, organizational behavior, operations management, and businesslaw.Dr. Kannan said, “The tighter strategic focus of the newly configured Management department will enable us to more effectively align programs, people, and resources to support student and faculty development consistent with the School’s mission to develop leaders of distinction.” Dr. Kannan recently served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and as Academic Director of the Huntsman Scholars program. Dean Douglas D. Anderson remarked, “I am grateful to these two outstanding academic leaders and colleagues who have served so effectively in their roles—in Jim’s case as department head since 2011 and in Vijay’s case as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs since 2015. Each has been exemplary in building a culture devoted to student success, excellence, continuous improvement, and contribution, and in aligning our efforts to support our strategic objective ‘to become the premier, undergraduate business and economics program in the Intermountain West.’”Dr. James H. Davis has been with the Huntsman School since 2011 where he has served as Management Department Head, MBA Program, and Executive Education Director. His areas of specialization are strategic planning, family business, change management, entrepreneurship and international management. Prior to arriving at Utah State University, Dr. Davis was a Professor at the University of Notre Dame. He was the founding director of the nationally recognized Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Dr. Vijay R. Kannan joined the Huntsman School faculty in 2000. Prior to joining the faculty at USU he was on the faculty of the College of Business, James Madison University, and an instructor at the Broad College of Business, Michigan State University. Professor Kannan has also been a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, the National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam, the University of Science and Technology, Lille, France, and Kasetsart University, Thailand. The mission of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University is to develop leaders of distinction in commerce and public affairs. The School, with nationally ranked curricular programs and award-winning faculty and students, is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, regularly recognized as among the best places to live in the United States.

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Focused Fridays: Year in Review

The second year of Focused Friday at the Huntsman School was our best one yet. We featured forums with leaders, educators, and dignitaries from across the United States, workshops by professionals from globally-renowned institutions, and networking events to introduce students to incredible opportunities. Focused Fridays began in Fall,2016, as another resource for students to prepare for professional success. This year, we multiplied our efforts to provide students with incredible internship and career opportunities. We began the year with a kick-off by executives from the Larry H. Miller Group. Presidents Steve Starks (Utah Jazz) and Dean Fitzpatrick (Miller Automotive), alongside CEO Clark Whitworth, spoke to Huntsman students about the power of leadership. Whitworth spoke powerful words to the students about ethical leadership: “If you compromise your integrity, you are not going to rise up. You’ve got to have integrity.”I was in awe that all these cool people were at my school, chatting with us and encouraging us. They were just real!” said Anna Kremnev, a sophomore studying MIS, of the Larry H. Miller forum. Other incredible companies featured at Focused Fridays this year include Malouf, HireVue, Deloitte, and Netflix. Huntsman students certainly had opportunities to hear from the best and brightest. Focused Fridays also provide workshops to improve students’ skills in interviewing, resume writing and networking. One of the most popular workshops featured Candace Smith, a master teacher of etiquette and professional development. Smith travels across the nation teaching students how to dress cleanly, speak clearly, and dine professionally. Smith taught Huntsman students how to behave during a business luncheon over a four-course meal. Scott Wilcox, a senior studying finance, and statistics called the event “the most rewarding on-campus experience”he ever attended. “A week after attending Candace’s workshop, I interviewed with J.P. Morgan in New York. Part of the interview included a luncheon with managing directors of the company. My director complimented me on my etiquette at the table, saying that most students don’t know how to dine in a professional manner. Less than a week later, I was offered the internship, thanks to Candace’s workshop.”Focused Friday activities also included student competitions hosted by companies throughout Utah to give students a hands-on experience in case study and presentation. One such competition included the MarketStar-Pinterest marketing competition. Several leaders from MarketStar, including COO Keith Titus and VP Todd Hardy, accompanied by managers Brian VanVilet, Lori Aston, and Head of Sales Matt Bauman, from Pinterest, led a student case competition. The case competition required students to present a plan for MarketStar to implement Pinterest into a business.“It was actually surprisingly thrilling doing research and being able to pitch to actual Pinterest employees. I learned so much from the case and from the other members of the team. When we were finished I just remember asking when the next competition was!”, remarked Lincoln Archibald, a senior studying finance, and marketing. Archibald’s team took won the competition. Focused Fridays are a unique attribute for the Huntsman School, helping students develop an advantage in competing professionally upon graduation. The hope is to make the coming school year the best one yet!

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MHR Program Celebrates Placement Success

The Master of Human Resources (MHR) program celebrated 95% placement of its spring 2018 graduating class, with several graduates joining Fortune 100 companies including Chevron, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Honeywell, and TIAA. According to Professor Steve Hanks who directs the program, the program is emerging as the HR program of the West, with companies from across the country finding that the Huntsman School is an excellent source of outstanding HR talent. “As we grow into a talent-driven economy, organizations count on HR professionals to ensure they have the right people in the right place at the right time. To win in the market, companies need to attract, develop, and retain the very best talent. We have faculty that have trained in some of the finest universities in the country and that are intensely committed to our students' success.” A key to the program’s success is the critical role 2nd year students, faculty, and alumni play in coaching and developing students. Alumni have also been instrumental in opening employment opportunities in their organizations.

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Management Department Welcomes Two Outstanding New Faculty

The Management Department welcomes Mr. Steve Milovich as a Senior Lecturer and Executive-in-Residence, and Dr. Rick Hardcopf as an Assistant Professor. Steve, an alumnus of the Huntsman School, recently retired as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Talent and Workforce Diversity for The Walt Disney Company’s Disney/ABC Television Group. Prior to joining the Walt Disney Company, he held executive positions with companies including PepsiCo and Honeywell. Rick joins us from the University of Minnesota where he completed his Ph.D. in Operations Management. Prior to returning to graduate school, he had a career in manufacturing consulting.

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Institute of Management Accountant Scholarships

Jared Fry and Aubree Matheson both received $2,500 IMA scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year. Jared recently served as treasurer for our IMA student chapter and will be the president for the 2018-19 academic year. Aubree served as secretary for the 2017-18 academic year. The national IMA organization annually awards twelve scholarships. This is the fourth consecutive year that our student chapter has received two scholarships. Jared and Aubree will be recognized at the student leadership conference this November in St. Louis for their achievement.

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Aggies Sweep Qualtrics Sales Idol Competition

Huntsman School marketing students walked away with first, second, and third place in the statewide Qualtrics Sales Idol competition in March. Pitted against business schools from across the state, junior Paige Sampson took first place, followed by junior Jon Ambrose in second place and senior Chelsea Yoshikawa in third place.

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Huntsman DECA Students on the International Stage

The Huntsman DECA team made a big impression on the collegiate stage, taking 2nd place at the 2018 International DECA Competition, held in Washington D.C. The Huntsman team also received the 2nd place overall chapter award in the management cluster category.

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2018 Huntsman School Student and Faculty Awards

Every year, the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business recognizes top-performing students, staff, and faculty for their academic and professional accomplishments. In April, the Huntsman School recognized 54 award recipients at an awards luncheon in the L. Tom Perry Pavilion in Huntsman Hall.

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Congratulations Class of 2018

The Jon M. Huntsman School Commencement Ceremony held on May 5, 2018, recognized the 807 undergraduates earning their bachelor’s degree. Dean Douglas Anderson introduced the class of 2018, led by Huntsman School Teacher of the Year Polly Conrad, a lecturer in Management Information Systems. Accounting student Dillon Pierson gave the valedictory address, acknowledging that as graduates they have a greater capacity to help the world. Pierson challenged his classmates that when faced with the choice to do the easy thing or the mighty thing that they live the Huntsman School motto to “Dare Mighty Things.”

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Accounting Student Named Valedictorian

Accounting Student Named Valedictorian The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business named accounting student, Dillon Pierson, it’s 2017-2018 valedictorian. Dillon completed both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting with a 4.0 GPA. During his commencement speech, Dillon encouraged graduates to pursue their goals mightily and to continue to “Dare Mighty Things”. Dillon will begin his career with PwC in Salt Lake City this fall.

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Commencement 2018 Photos

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Huntsman Finance Team Wins CFA State Competition

Three students from the Huntsman School of Business won the in-state competition for the CFA Institute Research Challenge. Seniors Scott Saunders, Brett Dommer, and Bretton Ashcroft represented Utah State University at the competition in Salt Lake City, competing against teams from around the state. This was the first time an Aggie team won the competition. “We came in wanting to win, but since no team from USU had won the Utah level competition before, we weren't expecting to win. We were really surprised and grateful to have won!” said Ashcroft.

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Can Positive Office Relationships have Negative Effects?

New research by Utah State University Huntsman School of Business Professor Julena Bonner finds that when employees have a good relationship with their supervisor, they are more likely to model the supervisors’ morally questionable behaviors.

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We Become Too Attached to Our Own Brilliance

“You may have not learned how to learn,” said Steve Daley, President of Market-Based Management, to students about lifelong learning at a recent Focused Fridays Leadership Forum at the Huntsman School of Business.

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Huntsman Students Take Top Awards

This year marked the 60th anniversary of the esteemed Robins Awards at Utah State University. At the award ceremony, the most coveted and prestigious of all university honors are given to students, faculty, and staff for outstanding dedication and hard work to individual as well as program achievements.

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Management Minute & More: Swimming in the Toxic Waste of Fear

Brought to you by the USU Huntsman MBA Program. Just going to work was so stressful for David that he dreaded mornings and Mondays. He worked in an underperforming healthcare company where an insecure boss belittled people in public and back-biting employees blamed each other for team failures. Swimming in this corporate culture of toxic fear, he wondered which he would lose first - his job, his professional reputation, or his sanity.

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Dr. Michael Glauser Featured in the Washington Post on Why Startups Succeed in Small Cities

Excerpt from Washington Post – “I have seen tremendous support for small-town businesses from local leaders, schools and residents…One small business owner I know has a store in a small town and one in a large town. He gets far more support and stronger sales in his small-town operation. People want him to succeed and stick around.”

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The Online MBA Checklist: How to Pick the Winning Business School in Utah

According to the Financial Times, 2017 marked the highest salary increase in a decade for MBA graduates three years after their return in the workplace, and global average salary increase numbers are holding strong in 2018, where almost two-thirds of alumni cohorts more than doubled their salaries.

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Carrying a Culture: Huntsman Entrepreneur Brings Guatemala Home with Hand-woven Wallets

Andy Thunell’s eyes gleamed with passion as he recounted his recent visit back to Guatemala. During that visit, Thunell was approached by a mother and her 3-year-old daughter, who had just finished her very first weave. The little girl proudly held up the art piece for Thunell to see.

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Professor Aaron Brough Featured on NPR and Scientific American

Excerpt from NPR – “The main takeaway from this study is that there's a widespread stereotype that people hold, both men and women, that eco-friendly behaviors are feminine. And because of that, men are sometimes reluctant to go green because they want to maintain their gender identity. And what we've found is that this reluctance that men have to go green can be overcome by either affirming their masculinity or rebranding eco-friendly products is more masculine.” Excerpt from Scientific American – “We showed that there is a psychological link between eco-friendliness and perceptions of femininity. Due to this ‘green-feminine stereotype,’ both men and women judged eco-friendly products, behaviors, and consumers as more feminine than their non-green counterparts.”

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Beta Alpha Psi Achieves Top Status Again

The Delta Omega Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi earned the “Superior Chapter” award for the 39th consecutive year – longer than any other chapter in the nation. They are well on their way to celebrating 40 consecutive years of earning the “Superior Chapter” award at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. We are excited about this outstanding organization and the opportunities it provides for our students, and for the continued dedication of the student officers and advisor.

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Business Class Upgrade: Utah State Magazine Spring 2018

10 years ago, the view outside of Douglas D. Anderson’s muted wood-paneled ground-floor office was anything but memorable, especially compared to the bright space he now occupies overlooking snow-capped Cache Valley.

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Huntsman School Extends Global Accreditation

Through a peer-reviewed accountability process, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) announced that the Jon M. Huntsman School has extended its global accreditation in business and accounting. AACSB acknowledged the Huntsman School in a recent release of 40 business schools that have recently completed the accreditation process.

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DA Davidson Rewards Students for Fantastic Performance

Finance students are taught many details about smart and strategic investing. However, they rarely have a chance to test and apply their knowledge in a real-world situation with high stakes while still being in a classroom setting. DA Davidson, a regional financial services firm with 89 offices in 24 states, believes that college students should have the opportunity to have more of a hands-on experience with investing.

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Huntsman Scholars Help High School Students

The inaugural Huntsman Scholar Leadership Lab didn't take place on campus in Logan. Instead, 50 Huntsman Scholars traveled 430 miles south to Whitehorse High School in San Juan County, Utah. The goal was to introduce the high school students to the myriad educational opportunities available to them. Many students at Whitehorse come from the Navajo Nation, where many do not have access to running water or electricity and even fewer have educational opportunities. Bret Crane, the Assistant Professor who oversaw the Leadership Lab, explains that these socioeconomic challenges compound a cycle of poverty.

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The Inconvenient Youth Effect: How Kids Become Pro-Social Brand Evangelists

Researcher Edwin Stafford says: “Social influence is often instrumental for encouraging pro-social behavioral change in others. Who else are

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Conducting Academic Research

This summer I had the opportunity to attend the Business of Teaching Conference and conduct research with a group of students and professors in Iceland and Denmark. Although I am not a professor, I was drawn to this conference because I wanted to be exposed to unique perspectives about unfamiliar fields of study and present research to an international body.

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Alumni Awards

Following an icon like Larry H. Miller as CEO of the company that bears his name can be intimidating, but then again Clark Whitworth, this year’s Distinguished Executive Alumnus, had a good teacher— Larry Miller.

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Student Achieves New York Dream

With the Manhattan skyline plastered across her bedroom walls, Hadley Sargent’s sights were always set on a career under the bright city lights. And this Spring, when she graduates with a dual major in marketing and business administration, she’ll pack her bags for a job with Goldman Sachs at their corporate headquarters in New York City.

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Marketing Students Help Community

Students from the Huntsman Marketing Association student club helped local businesses improve their online presence during their fall semester service project. The students delivered new websites, built to the specific needs of the business, and tutored their clients on how to best manage their new websites for maximum results.

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My Huntsman Experience

When I entered the Huntsman School of Business in the spring of 2015, a then graduating senior named Steve Clark told me of his experience in beginning a great career with Koch Industries. He assured me that as long as I worked hard the faculty and staff in the Huntsman School would help me accomplish my career goals. Now as I prepare for graduation, I’ve seen the fruition of that promise.

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Connecting companies with resources and partners for exponential growth

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Winter 2018 Huntsman Alumni Magazine

Learn about what is happening at the Huntsman School of Business.

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Carrying a Culture: Huntsman Entrepreneur Brings Guatemala Home with Hand-woven Wallets

Andy Thunell’s eyes gleamed with passion as he recounted his recent visit back to Guatemala. During that visit, Thunell was approached by a mother and her 3-year-old daughter, who had just finished her very first weave. The little girl proudly held up the art piece for Thunell to see.

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10th Anniversary Celebration: Paul Huntsman Talks about father’s legacy

On November 30, 2017, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the naming of the USU College of Business as the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Paul Huntsman, publisher of the Salt Lake Tribune, and son of Jon and Karen Huntsman, spoke to students, faculty, and staff about his father’s legacy. We symbolically opened the Huntsman Library, celebrating the life of Jon Huntsman, following Paul Huntsman’s talk. The annual Huntsman School Scholarship & Awards Banquet, where we honored Theresa Foxley, CEO of EDCUtah, and Danielle Nielson, co-founder of Diamond Wireless, with the Huntsman School Professional Achievement Awards, and Clark Whitworth, CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, with the Huntsman School Distinguished Executive Alumnus Award, capped the evening.