February 2017
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Iowa State University College of Business

News from the College of Business

Raisbeck Endowed Dean David SpaldingI hope the start of 2017 is already proving to be a happy, successful venture for all of you. At the College of Business, we celebrated the end of the first semester with our December graduates, and we welcome them as our newest alumni. We look forward to staying connected to our new graduates in many ways, including this e-newsletter, our fall and spring alumni magazine, Prospectus, and through the many events we host each year.

For the second year in a row, we were the presenting sponsor for the Business Record’s annual Book of Lists Unveiling Event, January 5. Please enjoy the article and photos shared below. We look forward to sponsoring this again in January 2018!

I’m excited about the momentum surrounding our new CEO Speaker Series, which we launched in October. This is a unique opportunity for students, and is something not offered at all business schools. The word spread that students must come early, because the 300-seat lecture hall fills up quickly. With the high demand of these lectures, we now live-stream and record them for those who are unable to attend in person. Our goal with the CEO Speaker Series is to create opportunities where CEOs can connect with our business students. Each lecture provides a forum where CEOs can share their path to the top, and inspire students who are preparing for their careers. Students also have the opportunity to ask questions and meet the CEO.

We have had been fortunate to secure some of the most successful CEOs, including Dan Houston (’84 business administration – marketing), CEO of Principal; Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank; and Stan Askren, chairman, president, and CEO of HNI Corporation in Muscatine, Iowa. We look forward to bringing you more high-level events.

As always, we welcome visitors, alumni, and friends here on campus. Should your travels bring you to Ames, or across town, please stop in to see us.

David P. Spalding, Raisbeck Endowed Dean
Iowa State University College of Business

Book of Lists Unveiling Event 2017

Making Connections in Des Moines
More than 450 business leaders, CEOs, and professionals attended our Books of Lists Unveiling Event in downtown Des Moines. This was a fun event with lots of networking opportunities. Of course, CY attended and was a crowd favorite! We even had our own CoB Snapchat filter! 
Case Competition Wrap-Up

Fall 2016 Case Competition Wrap-up
As we said goodbye to 2016 and welcomed 2017, we announced our undergraduate and graduate student case competition successes from the fall semester. Student teams participated in case competitions hosted in the Gerdin Business Building and around the country.
CEO Speaker Series

CEO Impact on Students
Our CEO Speaker Series continues to draw some of the top business leaders in the state and around the nation. The most recent CEO Speaker Series event was held January 31 and featured Stan Askren, chairman, president and CEO of HNI Corporation in Muscatine, Iowa.
Jose Rosa Awards

Faculty Success
At the College of Business, we are proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of our highly-qualified professors. Recently, professor of marketing and John and Deborah Ganoe Faculty Fellow, José Rosa, was honored with two outstanding awards on the national level.
Spring 2017 Business, Industry, and Technology Career Fair
Business, Industry, and Technology Career Fair held in Hilton Coliseum on February 8.

Upcoming Events

13 — Iowa State University accounting students will be offering free tax preparation services through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

22 — Adam Davidson, co-founder and host of NPR’s “Planet Money” team, is our guest speaker for the Greater Iowa Credit Union Lecture.


4 — Business Analytics Symposium, the must-attend event for professionals in the field of analytics who work in finance, insurance, retail, cybersecurity, and transportation. Seating is limited.

28 — the  25th anniversary of our Voorhees Supply Chain Conference, the premier Midwest supply chain conference. This year’s theme is “The Future of Supply Chain.”

For more information on all College of Business events, please visit our website.

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