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April 2016

EKU Voices: Karlee Tanel

Karlee Tanel

Karlee Tanel came upon EKU with the help of her mom. Being from Wisconsin, she did not think EKU was an obvious option until her mom, an EKU graduate, offered to take her on a trip to visit some schools in the South.

When they came to EKU on Spotlight Day, Karlee fell in love with the campus. Everyone on campus was very welcoming and that made it feel like home.

Gao Receives 2016 Dyer Excellence in Teaching Award

l-r: Drs. Dyer, Gao, and Dean Erekson

EKU's School of Business is pleased to announce the recipient of the Twelfth Annual Jack L. Dyer Excellence in Teaching Award. The recipient for 2015-16 is Dr. Siwei Gao, Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance.

Teams Win Cash Prizes at Idea State U

From left, the Simple Circle Team: Craig Hicks, Konnor Kimmel and Austin Molen

Their product is called Simple Circle, but it took hours of painstaking work to propel a trio of Eastern Kentucky University PGA Professional Golf Management students to a third-place finish, and a $10,000 prize, in the business plan division of the recent Idea State U competition.

Entrepreneurial Students Collaborate with Madison County Schools on Guardian Safety Project

School of Business students interact with community leaders

School of Business students are engaging in an interdisciplinary high-impact learning project, resulting in a fascinating outcome. 

Ms. Maggie Abney is an experienced banker, and Ms. Laura Barthel is a seasoned entrepreneur. Throughout the semester, Abney’s Entrepreneurial Finance (FIN 310) collaborates with Barthel’s Entrepreneurship (CCT 270).

MMIB Announces 2016-17 Patterson Scholars

The Department of Management, Marketing and International Business is pleased to announce Patterson Scholars for the 2016-17 academic year.

Research on Apologies Garners National Attention

Dr. Beth Polin

Whether at home or in the workplace or public square, the fate of relationships often hangs on two simple words.

But what do we really understand about “I’m sorry,” and what constitutes a “good” apology or “bad” apology?

MMIB Students Receive Top Awards from the Center for Career and Co-op

Kim Smith and Tanner Hayes

EKU's School of Business is pleased to congratulate two students who received honors awarded at EKU’s Student Employee of the Year Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 20.

The EKU Center for Career & Co-op's top awards both went to Management, Marketing and International Business students making it a maroon-letter day for the department.

Scholar Athlete: Laura Argente Escamilla

Laura Argente Escamilla

EKU School of Business tennis sophomore Laura Argente Escamilla has been named All-Ohio Valley Conference. Argente, is a business major from Castellon, Spain. Her First Team All-OVC honor was announced at the league awards banquet.

Fore and Robles Receive 2016 Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year Awards

Left: Robles with Vice and Benson. Right: Fore with Benson and Vice

Two MMIB faculty received EKU's 2016 Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year Award.

School of Business Inducts Students into Beta Gamma Honor Society

Spring 2016 Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees

EKU's School of Business and the College of Business and Technology are pleased to announce the induction of business students into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. The new members were honored at a formal induction ceremony on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in the Executive Conference Room of the Business and Technology Center on the EKU campus.

Scholar Athlete: Amanda Lindahl

Amanda Lindahl

EKU School of Business golfer Amanda Lindahl was chosen as the OVC Freshman of the Year. Lindahl, a business major from Ulricehamn, Sweden, also earned a spot on the OVC All-Newcomer team. She is the first EKU women's golfer to earn OVC Freshman of the Year honors.

She was among three colonels who were named to the All-OVC team.

Phi Beta Lambda students help with Mt. Pleasant restoration

PBL students at Mt. Pleasant

EKU Phi Beta Lambda students spend much of Friday, April 15, helping improve the appearance of one of the most historic homes in Richmond.

Banking Students Visit Lexington Financial Headquarters

L-r: Matt McNeil, Kelsey Snyder, Tia Owen, Audra Hall, Abney, Jonathan Davis

Last week, EKU banking students, under the guidance of the instructor Maggie Abney, visited the Central Bank headquarters in downtown Lexington. After a brief luncheon, students met with Executive Vice President and Director of Sales and Marketing, Steve Kelly.  Mr.

EKU PBL brings home 19 State awards and sets sights on Nationals

PBL students display their awards

Eighteen Eastern Kentucky University students and their advisor participated in the Phi Beta Lambda (Future of Business Leaders of America) Academic Competitions this last weekend at Elizabethtown Technical and Community College. As usual, EKU students excelled, bringing home 19 awards.

2016 AFIS Distinguished Alum and Seniors Honored

2016 AFIS Distinguished Alum Jaclyn Badeau

EKU's Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems, along with the School of Business, is pleased to announce that Ms. Jaclyn T. Badeau has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2016.

Ms. Badeau was honored during a presentation on Friday, April 15, at the School of Business College to Careers Conference.

MMIB Recognizes Outstanding Seniors and Distinguished Alumnus

l-r: Chad Miles, Craig Hicks, Adam Cosentino, and Katie Beck

EKU's Department of Management, Marketing and International Business is pleased to announce its outstanding seniors for 2015-16. Graduating seniors are nominated by faculty and recipients are selected based on superior academic achievement coupled with excellent leadership, citizenship, character, and service.

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