News 2014

Indiana State Business Students Seek Supply Chain Solutions for Indiana Melon Producer

December 16, 2014

Melon AcresInstead of textbook-driven projects, Kuntal Bhattacharyya, assistant professor of operations and supply chain management, asked five students in his fundamentals of supply chain management course to outline and structure the supply chain at Melon Acres, a family-owned company that produces cantaloupe, watermelon, sweet corn, cucumbers and asparagus on nearly 1,000 acres in Oaktown.

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Sacopulos to Transition to Scott College of Business

December 15, 2014

Melony SacopulosIndiana State University President Daniel J. Bradley announced today that Melony A. Sacopulos, general counsel and secretary of the university, will transition to the Scott College of Business as a faculty member, effective Jan. 1. She will be on transitional leave for spring semester 2015 to prepare for her teaching role.

Throughout the course of her career, Sacopulos provided legal advice to the trustees of Indiana State, three university presidents and other senior administrators. Going forward, she will continue her service to the university by working directly with students in the classroom.

Sacopulos came to Indiana State in 1994 with business transactional experience from KPMG, Price Waterhouse, and the law firm of Krieg DeVault in Indianapolis. She holds a degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University, a J.D. from Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, and a post-doctoral LL.M. in taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

At Indiana State, Sacopulos has experience in the classroom and ran the operations of the ISU Foundation from 1995 to 1998. Her service as general counsel began in 1999, additional duties as Secretary of the University were added in 2004, and she served the university as interim treasurer from July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002.

Students will now benefit from her depth of experience and her more than 27 years of reliable and principled representation. She has experience in accounting, taxation, and a multitude of complicated transactions and compliance issues. Sacopulos was involved in the projects that have re-shaped the ISU campus over the last 16 years, which have included construction of the power plant, the Bayh College of Education renovation, and the Scott College of Business renovation, to name a few.

Project Investigates Global Views on Quality Dining Services and Impact of Cultural Values

December 11, 2014

Kuntal BhattacharyyaOne size doesn't fit all when it comes to dining experiences, but research at Indiana State University could provide companies that operate internationally with a standard operating procedure for global dining service delivery.

Kuntal Bhattacharyya, assistant professor of operations and supply chain management and director of Indiana State's Center for Supply Management Research, is spearheading the meta-analysis with help from student collaborator Ashley Borhart, a junior operations and supply chain management major from Marengo, Ill.

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VP McKee Recognized in Chief Financial Officer of the Year Program

December 5, 2014

Diann KcKeeIndiana State University's Diann McKee has been recognized as one of central Indiana's top financial executives.

The Indianapolis Business Journal today honored McKee, Indiana State's vice president for business affairs and finance and university treasurer, in its seventh annual Chief Financial Officer of the Year program. McKee was honored in the not-for-profit/government category for organizations with more than $100 million in annual revenue.

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Indiana State Students to see how Frontier Markets Operate During Two-Week Trip to Morocco

December 3, 2014

Morocco, AfricaScott College of Business students will learn about entrepreneurship and doing business in smaller, less accessible markets in developing countries during a trip Dec. 10-21 that will take them to several Moroccan cities. Ten Indiana State University students - five graduate students in Aruna Chandra's global business course and five undergraduates from Chandra's special topics course - plan to participate in the trip funded through a faculty-led student travel grant from the Center for Global Engagement.

Students will have the opportunity to meet business owners and talk to other students about the environment and support infrastructure for business in several cities, including Casablanca, Marrakesh and Settat, where Indiana State's sister school, Hassan I University, is located. "The experience of it all is what interests me," said Brad Lone, a second-year Master of Business Administration student from Terre Haute.

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Terre Haute Sustainability Championship 2014 Winners Recognized at Indiana State

November 26, 2014

Green and SustainableFrom Trayless Tuesdays to planting school-wide vegetable gardens and offering Indiana State University students the opportunity to donate unwanted goods at the end of each semester, Terre Haute youth have limitless ideas about how to make a sustainable environment.

Their ideas were unveiled at the ceremony marking the conclusion of a poster competition that kicked off in October to encourage students in kindergarten through college to embrace sustainable initiatives. The competition was a collaborative effort by the Center for Supply Management Research at the Scott College of Business, Indiana State's Institute for Community Sustainability, and India Association of Terre Haute.

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Todd Osburn (Accounting, '85) to Speak at Commencement

November 18, 2014

Todd OsburnA veteran of the financial services industry and an aspiring nurse will address Indiana State University graduates during winter commencement. Terre Haute native Todd Osburn, a founding partner of Greyrock Capital Group, will deliver the alumni address while Joy McCall of Richton Park, Ill. will serve as student commencement speaker.

McCall is graduating with a bachelor's degree in nursing, Osburn, who graduated in 1985 with an accounting degree, co-founded Greyrock in 2001. The private investment firm has offices in San Francisco, Chicago and Wilton, Conn. With assets under management in excess of $500 million, Greyrock invests in mezzanine debt and equity securities to finance buyouts, recapitalizations and internal growth needs of middle-market companies.

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Alumni Profile: Maulik Khatadia, ’06, GR ’09

November 12, 2014

Maulik KhatadiaAs a 2009 master’s degree graduate of Indiana State’s Scott College of Business, Khatadia says his college experience prepared him well for his career and for personal success.

"The faculty at ISU, especially the accounting faculty, routinely shared real-life examples and case studies to give us an idea of what types of problems we could be facing in the working environment," he said.

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Indiana State University Distinguished Alumni Practice "Social Rent"

October 23, 2014

Faculty and staff at Indiana State University go the extra mile to help students who then give back to their university, community, state and nation. Four graduates selected by the Indiana State University Alumni Association as 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, among them were Tom and Debbie Bareford.

Tom and Debbie Bareford

Business professor Robert Steinbaugh more than 50 years ago "set the compass and rudder for our lives." He was "one of the greatest professors that ever lived." Bareford said. "He talked to us one day about social rent ... (and) there being just a little difference between a normal community and a great one. He stressed that if there's one difference between a normal university and a great one, it is 'social rent' - people's willingness to just help out, give a willing hand when they can."

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Indiana State MBA Listed Among Top Programs in Two National Rankings

October 16, 2014

For the 10th consecutive year, Indiana State's MBA program made the Princeton Review's list. Among the program's benefits highlighted are small classes that allow students to receive "individual attention that better prepares the students in a hands-on manner," while also allowing for greater faculty accessibility.

ProMBA - 2014 class

"It's quite an honor," said Jeff Harper, director of graduate programs for the College of Business. "The first time we were ranked in 2005 was a thrill for us, and it continues to be very exciting. As our program has matured and our expectations have increased, we now expect to be ranked and receive this honor every year, but there is no less work involved and nothing is assured. For us to have shown the kind of consistency it takes to be ranked 10 years consecutively is very special."

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Fourth Issue of The Bottom Line Newsletter

The Bottom Line Volume 1 Issue 4October 13, 2014

The fourth issue of The Bottom Line news has appeared in the Scott College of Business. This issue concentrates on the Scott college of Business's upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations. Watch for the issues to change every couple of weeks and stay up to date with college happenings.

SCB Alumni Amoung Alumni Association's 2014 Distinguished Alumni

October 10, 2014

Tom and Debbie Bareford will be among those honored at the Distinguished Alumni Awards on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in in the Sycamore Banquet Center. The Barefords, who graduated in 1964, are best known at Indiana State for co-founding, with classmate Michael Simmons, the Sycamore Tricycle Derby. After more than 50 years, the annual trike race remains one of the university's most well-known traditions in which the Barefords are still involved.

Tom and Debbie Bareford

Tom and Debbie Bareford

Tom spent more than 40 years in the banking industry, retiring as vice president of Chase Bank's Large Corporate Banking Group. Debbie, who completed a master's degree at Indiana State in 1968, served as an educator in the Indianapolis area. She retired after 44 years of teaching business, math and computer science.

Today, the couple dedicates much of their time to volunteering for Indiana State. Debbie has served on the Alumni Association board of directors and as chair of the Indianapolis Alumni Club. Tom serves on the ISU Foundation board of directors. Both are members of the President's Society, Book and Torch Society, 1865 Society and have received the foundation's March On! Philanthropy Award in recognition of their longstanding philanthropic support of their alma mater. Tom and Debbie reside in Carmel.

<< Alumni Association Announces 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards >>

<< ISU Trike Race founders Michael Simmons, Tom Bareford, and Debbie Hulman Bareford talk about the idea of a trike race (video) >>

<< 2011 ISU Trike Race (video) >>

<< Homecoming celebrates miles of Sycamore memories >>

<< A bit of history about the Trike Derby >>

<< Michael Simmons recognized with honorary degree >>

Community-wide Contest at Indiana State Urges Students to Embrace Sustainability

October 6, 2014

Green and SustainableThe local community is about to get a lot more eco-friendly when Indiana State University hosts the Terre Haute Sustainability Championship 2014. The event will involve collaboration between the Center for Supply Management Research at the Scott College of Business, the India Association of Terre Haute, and the Institute for Community Sustainability at Indiana State, and kicks off Oct .7 with a poster competition for students in kindergarten through college.

A panel of judges will determine the winners, who will be invited to give a 2-minute talk at a ceremony and reception from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Federal Hall courtroom. Mayor Duke Bennett will distribute awards. The top three posters from each category will be displayed in Federal Hall during the ceremony.

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Number of International Students Rising: Scott College of Business is Part of the Attraction

September 23, 2014

This fall, 83 countries - 11 countries more than last year - are represented on campus with Saudi Arabia having the highest enrollment (515 students), followed by India (110 students) and China (74 students).

FGV Brazilian Students

FGV Brazilian Students

There are four students enrolled in a program that allows Moroccans to earn a Master of Business Administration, three students are natives of a region of western China represented on campus for the first time, and enrollment spiked from three to 23 students in the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program - a one-year, non-degree program that gives Brazilian students an opportunity to study in the U.S.

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Federal Hall Venue for American Democracy Project's Congressional Candidate Forum

September 17, 2014

American Democracy ProjectThe American Democracy Project at Indiana State University will host a forum for 8th District congressional candidates. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Community Conference Center of Federal Hall on the Indiana State campus.

Incumbent Rep. Larry Bucshon and challengers Tom Spangler and Andrew Horning have been invited to participate. Matt Bergbower, assistant professor of political science at Indiana State, will serve as moderator.

Contact: Carly Schmitt, assistant professor of political science and coordinator, American Democracy Project, Indiana State University, 812-237-2514 or

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SCB Annual Picnic

August 27, 2014

The Scott College of Business Annual Picnic cohosted with Delta Sigma Pi will take place on Wednesday, August 27, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Oakley Plaza (corner of 7th and Cherry Streets).

SCB Annual Picnic

There will be free food, door prizes, games, and an opportunity to check out the Scott College of Business Student Organizations. Co-hosted by Delta Sigma Pi, the picnic gives our students a chance to come and mingle with other business students, faculty, staff, and emeriti.

Please sign in at the registration table and get your meal ticket and door prize ticket. Door prizes are for business students only. You do not need to be present to win. (Rain contingency will be the Federal Hall 2nd floor courtroom.)

Indiana State Professors Research Growth of Genomic Development

August 14, 2014

Two Indiana State University professors and an undergraduate political science student researcher hope ranking states by genomic development will spur growth in the up-and-coming industry nationwide.

Growth of genomic development research

Dr. Chia-An Chao, education major Dianne Reeve, Dr. Nathan Myers, and political science and legal studies major Bobby Webb.

The research began a few years ago when Dr. Nathan Myers, Indiana State assistant professor of political science, and Dr. Chia-An Chao, professor of business education, information and technology in the Scott College of Business, decided to combine Myers' interest - public policy - and Chao's interest - business issues.

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Indiana State University Foundation Recognizes Donors

August 5, 2014

Siemens PLC received the foundation's Corporate and Foundation Award for a $9.7 million in-kind gift of digital lifecycle management software. The gift, which benefits students in the College of Technology and Scott College of Business, is the largest in-kind gift in university history.

"It is an understatement to say that a gift of software valued at $9.7 million changes things for our students and faculty," said Bob Shenberger, a College of Technology advisory council member and ISU Foundation board member. "A gift like this can be a catalyst for an entire university. It shows all of us the full impact of corporate partnerships. We want Indiana State students to make a statement when they come and enter into the global workforce and Siemens' gift will help us do that."

Calling the gift "transformational," Harry Minniear, chair of the aviation technology department, said the gift "enables our students to collaborate, create and manage software the way international businesses do with partners around the world."

In accepting the award, Tom Rocklin, manager of Midwest communications for Siemens PLC, noted that he joined a forerunner of the company as a college student in 1972 and that technology transfer has long been important to Siemens.

Ron Carpenter (left), Indiana State University Foundation President, presents the 2014 March On! Corporate and Foundation Award to Tom Rocklin, manager of Midwest communications for Siemens PLC, in recognition of Simen's in kind gift of $9.7 million in so

Ron Carpenter (left), Indiana State University Foundation President, presents the 2014 March On! Corporate and Foundation Award to Tom Rocklin, manager of Midwest communications for Siemens PLC, in recognition of Simen's in kind gift of $9.7 million in software for use by technology and business students.

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Third Issue of "The Bottom Line" Newsletter

August, 2014

The Bottom Line Volume 1 Issue 3The second issue of The Bottom Line news has appeared in the Scott College of Business. The newsletter highlights some of the current items of interest around the college. Watch for the issues to change every couple of weeks and stay up to date with college happenings.



Business Alumna Named President of Ivy Tech Terre Haute Campus

June 30, 2014

Lee Anne CrooksLee Anne Crooks was recently selected as the president of the Terre Haute Ivy Tech campus. She has been with the College since 1991 and has served as Executive Director of Human Resources since September 2013. In addition to this role, she has served the College as Executive Director of Corporate College from 1999 to 2013.

Crooks earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education and a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Development from Indiana State University. She is the current president of the Wabash Valley Human Resources Association, board member of the Rural Health Innovation Collaborative and was appointed by Governor Pence to the Indiana Works Council Region 7 Board.

Center for Supply Management Research's Recycling Survey

June 23, 2014

The Center for Supply Management Research is conducting a survey to understand reasons that motivate people to recycle. Your responses will help us identify factors that increase recycling and to develop effective programs for household recycling.

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Brazilian MBA Students Study U.S. Financial System During Trip to Indiana State
May 30, 2014

As high-ranking officials within their companies, students from a Brazilian university and think tank were immersed in the American financial system during a weeklong trip to Indiana State University.

FGV Group, 2014

"Our students are very interested to know how the American executives think when they are making decisions when it comes to financial decisions," said Frederico Galvao, director of operations at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). "While we work in an environment that is very different from the U.S., in regards to laws and cultural aspects, the students are able to think of different solutions regarding the resources they have."

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Operations and Supply Chain Management Unveils Online Center of Excellence

May 23, 2014

The research and skills of faculty and students affiliated to the operations and supply chain program at the Scott College of Business are only a click away for employers who access the Center for Supply Management Research.

Dr. Kuntal Bhattacharyya, director of the CSMR.

The CSMR's website,, went live May 22, allowing industry leaders to view student-led research, projects, faculty publications and white papers related to supply management. Students can also register their skill sets, areas of expertise, and related project work on the center's website; employers can browse by categories to find students who fit their needs and directly contact them for future opportunities within their businesses.

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Former Prof Follows Indiana State Teaching Grad's Success
May 14, 2014

When 1998 Indiana State University business education graduate Jen Schulz accepted the Teacher of the Year award at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, she wasn't surprised to see her former Indiana State advisor among those sharing in her achievement.

Jen Schultz and Dr. Adams

"You can only get the award one-time so it was fitting for Dr. Adams to be there, since she's been there for every other award I've received," said Schulz, who has taught in business department of Indiana's second largest high school since 2002. "I was a little shocked to learn I had received the award after being nominated for it before. It was humbling to have a large portion of your peers think highly enough of you to vote for you, especially since Ben Davis is such a large high school."

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MBA Students Learn Role of Business Consultants Through Work in Community

May 5, 2014

Armed with theories, students enrolled in the capstone and introductory courses for Indiana State University's Master of Business Administration program went into the community to apply their consulting skills at several Terre Haute businesses.

Students in MBA 690- taught by Aruna Chandra, professor of management in the Scott College of Business - developed questions and recorded interviews with management from Erin's Pit Stop and Wise Pies, which the students used to create recommendations for improvement.

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Students Look for Ways to Improve Performance of Processes at Recycling Center

May 5, 2014

Recycle CenterAs part of an independent study project in the Scott College of Business' new Center for Supply Management Research, the two graduating seniors in operations and supply chain management examined the university recycling center using Arena, a simulation software that analyzes the performance of processes before implementation by a business.

The recycle center on Sycamore Street operates six-days-a-week and handles and transports waste, as well as recyclables, and saves Indiana State $1 million in landfill costs annually, according to Carlson. The hope is to build upon his research and create a model that will increase the recycle center's profits and entice more people to recycle.

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Indiana State Graduates First Set of Students in Financial Planning Program

May 2, 2014

With the case studies of their hypothetical clients examined, bound and submitted for grading, the first graduates of Indiana State University's financial planning program breathed a sigh of relief.

2014 Financial Planning Graduates

Brian Firestone, Kacie Benell, Ellen Lamb, Jennifer Grothand Jason Downs

"We really touched on a lot of different areas and got a holistic view of financial planning," said Brian Firestone of Terre Haute, who has a triple major in accounting, finance and financial services and completed the financial planning program.

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Scott College Hosts Second Annual Marketing Operations Showcase

May 2, 2014

As you walked into Scott College of Business courtroom on April 24, it was filled with student group projects from the 2013-14 school year. Faculty members in the marketing and operations department selected their top student led projects from different marketing operation courses to display their work in the 2nd annual MO Show.

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Delta Faucet Seeks Scott College Students’ Assistance with Supplier Search in India

April 30, 2014

Delta Faucet logoDelta Faucet's hunt to recruit and hire the most effective suppliers in India led them to Indiana State University. Students from the Scott College of Business offered sourcing solutions to achieve the company's goals.

Kuntal Bhattacharyya, assistant professor of operations and supply chain management, said the seeds for the project were sown in the spring of last year with a conversation about collaborating with Delta Faucet and a marketing research course taught by Sandeep Bhowmick, assistant professor of marketing.

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Community Foundation Grant Awarded to Small Business Development Center

April 29, 2014

Small Business Development Center logoThe West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center at Indiana State University was awarded a Wabash Valley Community Foundation grant to continue initiatives that boost entrepreneurs.

The $2,500 grant was awarded to the Scott College of Business and the Small Business Development Center during a program at Clabber Girl on April 16, said Heather Strohm, the center's director.

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Indiana State Colleges of Business, Technology Partner on Tech Express Cafe

April 28, 2014

Tech Express Café

Indiana State University's Scott College of Business and College of Technology have partnered to start a mobile café cart in the John T. Myers Technology Center.

The Tech Express Café project brought together the Business 401 class and the Technology Student Leadership Council, which meet on opposite sides of Cherry Street in downtown Terre Haute, to make the idea come to life.

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Scott College of Business Celebrates 25 Years of Success for the Insurance and Risk Management Program

April 28, 2014

25 Years of Insurance and Risk Management

First-generation college student Brandon Nettrouer came to Indiana State University two years ago in search of a major. He found much more than that, thanks to the insurance and risk management program, where he is an example of the tremendous talent the program has produced in the last quarter of a century.

For one of the Scott College of Business' premier undergraduate programs - insurance and risk management - the road to national recognition began in 1988 through the development of a rigorous curriculum, significant partnerships with industry leaders and a strong commitment to experiential learning beyond the classroom.

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NFI Year End Review

April 25, 2014

NFI Year End Review

The Networks Financial Institute's Year End Review took place in the Indiana Theater on Friday, April 25, 2014.

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Scott College of Business Students put Class Lessons to Work at Lunch

April 25, 2014

While faculty and staff were served up midday meals by Sycamore Lunch Express for four days, students in three Scott College of Business courses were learning valuable lesson on project management. The Sycamore Lunch Express project was a collaboration between undergraduates in Aruna Chandra's BUS 401 senior business experience class and graduate students in Jeff Harper's project management class, visiting associate professor of marketing Vernon Sweetin's marketing promotions course, and Sandeep Bhwomick's marketing research class.

The task was to deliver lunch to faculty and staff in Federal Hall and John T. Meyers Technology Center for a $2 fee April 14-17. Each class was responsible for a job - Harper's class was responsible for project management, Sweetin's students developed a promotional strategy and Bhowmick's class conducted market research, which was sent to Chandra's students, who pulled all of the information together.

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Four Receive Landini Outstanding Junior Awards

April 24, 2014

The Indiana State University Alumni Association has honored four students with the Richard G. Landini Outstanding Junior Award.

Named for the university's eighth president who served from 1975-1992, the award recognizes juniors for their outstanding achievement, service to their class and for living up to the ideals and values of the university.

Recipients of the 2014 Richard G. Landini Outstanding Junior Awards pose for a group photo following the April 12, 2014 awards presentation. From left are Brooke Rust, Networks Scholars who is pursuing a double major in insurance and risk management and financial services; Allison Young Herzog, majoring in human development and family studies and minoring in community health and psychology; Katherine Lugar, social work with a minor in psychology; and Mitchell Wasmund, majoring in finance and minoring in Spanish.

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Indiana State Business Students Develop Sweet Solutions for Edible Bouquet Creator

April 24, 2014

Edible BouquetsIt's the inner-workings of her Terre Haute business, Edible Bouquets by Janaki, which had her looking to Indiana State University junior business majors for help. Students Jacquelyn Gary of Indianapolis and Simone Hill of Temples Hill, Md. provided Janaki Nallapareddy assistance as part of their community engagement requirement for the university's honors program in an introductory supply chain course at Indiana State.

Among the issues Gary and Hill were asked to tackle for the less than 3-year-old business was to create a new company name that would eliminate similarities to national brands that might lead to legal issues, weighing the pros and cons of partnering with 1-800-FLOWERS to get her products out, and creating a new method of tracking orders.

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Jennifer Groth Awarded FPA Scholarship

April 24, 2014

Jennifer Groth was recently awarded a FPA Scholarship. Groth is one of the inaugural students in the financial planning program that Indiana State began to offer in spring 2014.

The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a career in Financial Planning at a College or University in Indiana. The scholarship will be awarded for the 2013-2014 school year. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must be enrolled as a full time, undergraduate student at a College or University in Indiana, hold a minimum 3.0 GPA or better (based upon a 4.0 scale), and demonstrate leadership in academic and extracurricular activities.

L to R: FPA-Greater Indiana President, John Wheeler, CPA/PFS, CFP® Castle Wealth Advisors, LLC., Jennifer Groth, FPA- Greater Indiana Past President, Adan H. Diaz, CFP®, Grunawalt Baer Diaz Financial, and Sharon L Robinson, CFP®

"Go Figure" puts Grant Funds, Partnerships to Work for Youth

April 22, 2014

Teaching children the value of a dollar through "Go Figure" is as much fun as kid-friendly activities, like buying ice cream and purchasing puppies, which have been incorporated into the program to show Terre Haute youth the importance of math in everyday life.

Earlier this year, the Indiana State University math education program joined forces with Old National Bank, Vigo County School Corp., Terre Haute Children's Museum, and a variety of other Wabash Valley organizations to deliver age-appropriate financial literacy outreach for youngsters and their parents through the generous support of an Old National Bank Grant to the Scott College of Business and the Bayh College of Education.

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Scott College of Business Students Take Fourth at APECS Competition

April 22, 2014

With nothing but adrenaline keeping students awake, they successfully developed investment solutions for their "Dazz Manufacturing Company" case study in the APICS, Association for Operations Management, Competition held in Chicago.

The 19th Annual Great Lakes District Student Case Competition was held in Downers Grove, Ill. Twenty-one student teams representing 18 universities participated, including Indiana State University, which was represented by two student teams that placed fourth ahead of universities like University of Indianapolis, Kelley School of Business, and University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign.

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Second Issue of "The Bottom Line" Newsletter

April 22, 2014

The second issue of The Bottom Line news has appeared in the Scott College of Business. The newsletter highlights some of the current items of interest around the college. Watch for the issues to change every couple of weeks and stay up to date with college happenings.

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Scott College of Business Professor Receives Research Award

April 21, 2014

William WilhelmDr. William Wilhelm, professor in the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University, received the Association for Research in Business Education - Delta Pi Epsilon Independent Research Award for 2014.

Wilhelm's research article, "Financial Decision Making: A Study of Board Room Decision-Making Dynamics," was published in the peer-reviewed Delta Pi Epsilon Journal in 2012 and was chosen as the most valuable research contribution to business education for the 2013-14 academic year. The award was presented at the ARBE - DPE National Research Conference in Los Angeles on April 16.

The Scott College of Business is no stranger to these awards. Dr. Kelly Wilkinson won the Independent Research Award in 2011, Dr. Alan B. Czyzewski and Dr. Wilhelm won it in 2008 and Dr. Wilhelm had previously been awarded it in 2000.

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New Academic Catalog Feature

April 17, 2014

The academic catalog now includes links to the searchable schedule of classes. When looking at an individual course within the catalog, you are now able to link to the viewable schedule of classes for each term in which courses have been scheduled.

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Two of Four Graduating Seniors Recognized with Rankin Award from Scott College of Business

April 25, 2014

William LehmanIndiana State University has honored four students with the Rankin Memorial Distinguished Senior Awards in recognition of their contributions to the betterment of the university.

Named for Alan C. Rankin, the university's seventh president who served from 1965-1975, the awards recognize outstanding seniors who have demonstrated dedicated membership and leadership ability in campus organizations and in the community. Recipients must also have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.

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25 Years of the Insurance and Risk Management Program

April 12, 2014

25 years of the Insurance and Risk Management program was celebrated at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

The Scott College of Business’ Insurance and Risk Management Program began its path toward distinction in 1988. Through development of a rigorous curriculum, significant partnerships with industry leaders, and a strong commitment to experiential learning beyond the classroom, they have become nationally known as a premier undergraduate program.

25 Years of Insurance and Risk Management

Alumni, industry partners and friends recognized 25 years of collaboration and achievement in a special celebration, and acknowledged the dedication, service, and leadership of the program visionaries:

Dr. Larry D. Coleman - First Chairperson of the Department of Insurance and Risk Management.

Mr. Pete Hudson - Insurance Advisory Council Emeritus and Insurance Program Supporter.

Mr. Don Gongaware - Insurance Advisory Council Emeritus and Gongaware Center Benefactor.

Dr. Mary Ann Boose Kent - Retired Coordinator of the Insurance and Risk Management Program.

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First Issue of The bottom Line

April 9, 2014

The first issue of an occasional newsletter The Bottom Line has started to appear around the Scott College of Business. The newsletter highlights some of the current items of interest around the college.




Insurance Regulation: A New NFI Policy Brief

April 2, 2014

Edward KaneA new Policy Brief, 2014-PB-03, "Insurance Contracts and Derivatives that Substitute for them: How and Where Should Their Systemic and and Nonperformance Risks be Regulated?" by Networks Financial Institute Senior Fellow, Edward J. Kane is now available from the Networks Financial Institute's Policy Briefs page.

The paper explores state and federal regulation and the need to integrate federal regulation of swap-based substitutes for traditional insurance and reinsurance contracts into the state-based system.

All of NFI's publications are accessible from their publications pages.


Professor Eurico to be Remembered

April 1, 2014

Professor of Finance Eurico Ferreira is to be rememebred during the annual University Memorial Service in honor of members of the ISU family who have died in the past year. This year's ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in HMSU Dede I. The simple ceremony will last approximately a half hour. A reception will follow in the HMSU Student Lounge.

We hope that you will join us as we pay tribute to the memory of these members of the Indiana State University family

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Mutual Funds: A New Working Paper

April 1, 2014

M. Kabir HassanA new Working Paper, 2014-WP-01, "Partial Adjustment Toward Equilibrium Mutual Fund Allocations: Evidence from U.S.-based Equity Mutual Funds" by Networks Financial Institute Fellow, M. Kabir Hassan and Ph.D. student, William J. Hippler III, is now available from the Networks Financial Institute's Working Papers page.

The paper explores the management of mutual funds, especially tradeoff between the benefits of quick portfolio adjustment, the associated costs of adjustment and the speed at which such adjustments are made.

All of their publications are accessible from their publications pages.

APICS Mock Case Study

February 11, 2014

The Scott College of Business hosted a mock business case study competition in conjunction with APICS, the Association for Operations Management. APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management, and through its student chapters assists students interested in operations and supply chain management in preparing for careers in their future field.

Students had to prepare a one-page document and a five-minute PowerPoint presentation discussing why their group chose the country they did -- all within two hours and 50 minutes. In the end all three teams recommended Mexico as the location for the new plant, which it turns out is the same decision Polaris made.

APICS mock case study

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