Inside this issue: Mid-Semester is Friday October 18

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CBA Newsletter
Fall 2013
Published by
Delta Sigma Pi
In cooperation with
the Dean’s Office &
the Small Business
Development Center
Volume 31 No 1
Fall 2013
DEAN’S OFFICE
138 W. Carl Wimberly
Hall
Inside this issue:
Dean’s Office
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Mid-Semester is Friday
October 18
Departmental Updates
Accountancy
Economics
Finance
Information Systems
Management
Marketing
Small Business
Development Center
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Student Organizations
CEO Club
American Marketing Assoc.
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Gamma Sigma
Delta Sigma Pi
Financial Management Assn.
Society for Human Resource
Management
Information Systems Assn.
Student Advisory Council
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CBA Administration
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Applications for admission to the
Business Program are due. All
business majors who will be eligible,
and who are planning to start
advanced (300-400 level) business
courses in winter or spring 2014,
MUST APPLY for the program.
Applications are available at the
Dean’s Office. Late applications
may not be accepted. Applicants
who are completing some of the
admission requirements during
winter session, here or
elsewhere, must also apply by this
deadline. Not sure about the
requirement? Check the CBA
Advising website:
www.uwlax.edu/ba/undergrad/advisin
g/precore.htm
All major and minor changes are
due. Changes to students’ majors
and minors are done only through the
Dean’s Office. Changes will be
accepted up until mid-semester to
facilitate the registration process and
assignment of advisors. No changes
will be done after that date until
registration is over in early
December.
Students planning to change to
another college (Science and
Health or Liberal Studies) must file a
“change of program” form at the new
college dean’s office. These are also
due by mid-semester, and will not be
processed after that date until
registration is complete in early
December. Program change forms
are available at the CBA Dean’s
Office.
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Advisor/Advisee
Assignments
Faculty advisor assignment is noted in the
WINGS Student Center. Students should
check to confirm their assignment,
particularly new transfer and reentry
students, and those who’ve recently
changed majors. Students are expected
to visit with their advisors at least once a
semester.
Advising does not take place only at
registration time. Students are
encouraged to visit with faculty advisors
at any time. Most faculty post office
hours on their doors. If these hours are
incompatible with a class schedule,
students should talk with their advisors
about arranging another time.
Advising Information on the
Web, etc.
Check out the registration and course
scheduling information for CBA students
at our web site: www.uwlax.edu/ba/
Choose “Undergraduate Students” from
the left-side menu. Click on “Advising” for
basic information about registration
advising, and scheduling business core
requirements and majors. This
information is helpful to review before
meeting with your advisors.
The departments also have information
about their programs, careers, faculty,
student organizations, etc. You can link
to their websites from the CBA home
page.
Checksheets outlining all degree
requirements (General Education,
Business Core, all business majors and
minors) are also available. Check the
dispensers near room 226 in Wimberly
Hall, or pick them up from the Dean’s
Office in 138 Wimberly.
Your Academic Advisement Report (AR)
degree audit is always available to you
and your faculty advisor in your WINGS
Student Center.
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completing a course somewhere
other than UW-La Crosse,
please note you must obtain
permission from the Dean’s
Office, in advance, if you want to
transfer the course back to your
program here. Repeating
courses may be done only at
UW-L.
Registration for Winter
and Spring 2014
Registration begins in mid-November.
Some instructions for registering are sent
to your email address by the Registrar’s
Office in late October. Winter session
registration will take place a couple days
before Sem. II, 2013-14 registration
begins.
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Registration advising will be available
from faculty advisors, usually by
appointment. Advisors should have sign
up sheets for appointments at this time, or
you’ll receive other information about
appointments from them. Students should
schedule appointments well in advance of
their registration time and day. Students
majoring in Accountancy and
International Business are required to
see their advisors before they may
register, and some other CBA faculty
may also restrict registration until an
advising session has taken place.
May and August 2014
Graduates
Students planning to graduate are
required to get a “credit check” with
Ms. Dittman before registering for their
final semester. Call 785-8090, or stop by
the office, to schedule an appointment.
Graduates must also apply to graduate
through the WINGS Student Center.
It’s found under “other academics.” This
should be done now, if you haven’t
already done so.
IS 220, BUS 205 and 230
Restricted Enrollment
Thinking about studying
abroad next year? Check this
website for all the information
about the deadlines, various
program opportunities,
scholarships, etc.
http://www.uwlax.edu/oie/sa
The CBA strongly encourages
this type of international
experience, and there are
opportunities for study anywhere
from three-weeks to a full
academic year…in English and
non-English speaking areas of
the world.
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Milestones! Milestones are
markers on your record that
indicate placement levels in
math and English, and also
Admission to the Business
Program. You can find your
milestones in your WINGS
Student Center. Check the
drop-down menu and click on
the link. It’s the same menu list
with your Academic
Requirements (AR) report,
transcript, course history, etc.
Hoeschler Graduating
Senior Award
The CBA has restricted enrollment in IS
220, IS for Bus. Management; BUS 230,
Bus. and Economic Research, and BUS
205, Legal and Ethical Environment of
Business, to students officially
declared as business majors.
Dropping a Class? The last
day to drop a full-semester
course is Oct. 25. Drop forms
may be obtained from the
Dean’s Office; they require the
instructor or student’s faculty
advisor signature. Students
may not drop courses after
this date.
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Planning to complete a course
at home over the winter
break? If you’re thinking about
DEPARTMENTAL
UPDATES
ACCOUNTANCY
DEPARTMENT
Banquet
The 2014 Accountancy Banquet is
scheduled for April 30 at the Cleary
Center. All accountancy majors should
attend. In 2013, the Department of
Accountancy gave out over $20,000 for
scholarships at the banquet. That
number will rise substantially with the new
scholarship described below. Attendance
at the banquet is a necessary condition to
receive a scholarship.
Accountancy department scholarship
applications are available online via the
UW-L Foundation website starting
approximately November 1. The deadline
for applications varies from year to year
but is always in March. Go to the UW-L
Foundation website and click on
scholarships for continuing students,
enter “accountancy” in the box and click
search. The neat thing about applying
online is that your data is saved from year
to year.
Welcome New Staff
Reminders
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undergraduate program, with emphasis
given to those who have been involved as
leaders in special projects, community
and entrepreneurial endeavors, and
organizations, and who have
demonstrated a creative approach to
identifying, planning and executing one or
more projects.
The prestigious Hoeschler Award is given
each year to an outstanding CBA
graduate from the academic year classes.
Graduates from the 2013 August and
December classes, as well as the May
2014 class, are invited to apply.
Applications may be obtained from the
Dean’s Office, 138 Wimberly Hall. They
will be due by the first week in March
2014. The cash award is presented at
the May commencement ceremony.
The Hoeschler Award recognizes a
business graduate who has demonstrated
outstanding achievement in their
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Mark Huesmann joined the business law
staff of the Accountancy Department this
fall. He has been an attorney in the area
since 1996. He is admitted to the bar in
both Wisconsin and Minnesota and has a
law degree from the University of North
Dakota. He has previously taught parttime at UW-L and will now teach BUS 205
and 305. Among his many
accomplishments, he is a lieutenant
colonel in the US Army Reserve. The
department is delighted to add Mark to its
full-time staff.
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New Scholarship
Fall 2014
All courses required in the ACC major will
be offered. Three major electives will be
offered including govermental accounting,
fraud, and ACC 430. ACC 301, Taxation
for Non-Accountants, will be offered as a
free elective or as part of the ACC minor.
Winter 2015
ACC 221 and 222 will be offered.
Ronald Stratton has established the
RONALD STRATTON SCHOLARSHIP
PROGRAM FUND to provide
scholarships for accountancy majors. Ron
is a 1975 graduate of UW-L's accounting
program.
His fund will produce scholarships of
approximately $5,000 per recipient. This
scholarship will run a 5 year cycle with the
first two awards to be announced in the
spring of 2014 for the 14-15 academic
year. Two new recipients will be named
each year, with the two prior recipients
being renewed with the scholarship
award. In all, by the end of year 5, eight
students will be recipients of this
scholarship.
Placement
Accountancy students planning to
interview in the fall of 2014 are
encouraged to enroll in BUS 350 in the
spring of 2014 if they have not taken it
before.
Demand for UW-L accountancy
graduates in professional positions, and
current accountancy majors in internships
remains strong. The Accounting Career
Expo and Accounting Interview Days just
completed attracted 29 organizations to
recruit accountancy majors.
Class Scheduling
Information
Classes may not be offered if they do not
reach enrollment minimums.
Spring 2014
ACC 421 will NOT be offered. Three
accounting major electives including ACC
400-1 (applied taxation), ACC 400-2
(International Financial Reporting
Standards), and ACC 430 will be offered.
Summer 2014
ACC 221, 222, 327, and 421 will be
offered.
Spring 2015
421 will NOT be offered. All other
required major courses (including 418)
will be offered. Electives will be
announced at a later date.
Accountancy Minor
The accountancy minor consists of
thirteen credits including ACC 321 plus
three additional ACC courses numbered
300 or above. Courses taken to satisfy
the minor may be used to meet major
electives in some other business majors.
150-hour Curriculum
Wisconsin has joined most other
jurisdictions in requiring 150 college
credits to become a CPA. Minnesota’s
150-hour rule went into effect 7/01/06.
The department recommends that all
students complete their 150-hour
curriculum before starting employment in
any jurisdiction. Students considering
heading to other jurisdictions can check
http://www.aicpa.org/states/uaa/150chart.
htm to find out where that jurisdiction is in
the 150-hour process.
Accountancy Tutors
If you need assistance with your ACC 221
or ACC 222 class, tutors are available this
fall
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Monday 7-9 in 111 CWH,
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Tuesday 4-6 in 126 CWH
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Wednesday 7-9 in 126 CWH
ECONOMICS
DEPARTMENT
New Staff
Mary Hamman
The Economics Department welcomes
Mary Hamman. Mary is an applied
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microeconomist with interests in health
and labor economics. She has published
papers on the demand for preventive
health care and is currently working on a
study of German retirement policies
funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Mary completed her PhD at Michigan
State University and taught for three
years in their Masters of Human
Resources and Labor Relations program
before moving to Wisconsin. This
semester she is teaching BUS230 and is
looking forward to eventually teaching
courses in her field of health economics.
Mary lives north of Galesville with her
husband Dave, who is a large animal
veterinarian, and two sons Zach and
Nate.
Mary Grattan
The Economics Department also
welcomes another Mary - Mary Grattan.
Mary is the Economics Department’s new
Academic Department Associate,
providing faculty, staff and students
administrative support. Mary has been
with UW-L for almost 3 years and most
recently comes to the Economics
Department from Continuing Education
and Extension. Ms. Grattan has her B.S.
degree in Organizational Management
with an Information Systems minor from
Viterbo University. She is a lifelong
resident of La Crescent, MN where she is
also a Past Director for Applefest (199096). She has been involved with La
Crescent High School volleyball either as
a player, coach or support staff for half of
that life and she still enjoys volunteering
in support of Applefest. Please stop in to
welcome Mary when you get a chance,
she may even share some of her
chocolate with you.
Research Notes
Lisa Giddings and John Nunley published
"Birth Cohort and the Specialization Gap
between Same-Sex and Different-Sex
Couples (with Alyssa Scneebaum and
Joachim Zietz) in the journal
Demography. The paper investigates a)
whether different patterns of household
specialization exist between same-sex
and different-sex couples and b) whether
the difference in specialization between
these two types of couples narrows,
widens or remains unchanged across
birth cohorts. Sizable differences are
found in household specialization
between same-sex and different-sex
couples, with same-sex couples exhibiting
a much lower degree of specialization
than different-sex couples. However,
same-sex and different-sex couples born
to more recent cohorts behave similarly in
terms of how market and household work
is divided.
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Dr. Adam Hoffer and former economics
major, Ryan Freidel, published “Does
salary discrimination persist for foreign
athletes in the NBA?” in Applied
Economics Letters. The research was
conducted as part of Ryan’s research
fellowship with Dr. Hoffer. Dr. Hoffer also
published “Fixing Fallacies,” in the
Journal of Private Enterprise.
Grants
James Murray and John Nunley were
awarded a grant from the Kazanjian
Economics Foundation to develop
Pencast video lessons for content
covering several economics classes. To
view their work (possibly to help you
study for your own current classes), go to
Econocast.net. New content will continue
to be posted throughout the year and next
summer.
Students Needed
Dr. Hoffer has been conducting
experimental economics research.
Currently, Dr. Hoffer and Dr. Lisa
Giddings, along with senior student Jon
Barlow, are recruiting participants for their
“Universal Humor Study.” Participants
must be freshman or sophomore
undergraduates and will be compensated
$10 after providing their opinion on a few
humorous video clips. For questions or to
participate, please contact Dr. Hoffer at
[email protected]
This year, Dr. Hoffer has also received
grants to develop ECO 320 Sports
Economics into an online course and to
lead a weekly informal discussion group
on current economic events. The
discussion group is open to any
interested students and will meet
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM at a local
restaurant. If interested, please contact
Dr. Hoffer at [email protected]
Mathematical Economics
Course
James Murray is looking for students
interested in an independent study in
Mathematical Economics. The course is
designed especially for students
interested in pursuing graduate school in
economics, who would like to build up
their math background before applying to
or beginning graduate school. It is
recommended that students have
completed MTH 207: Calculus I before
beginning Mathematical Economics.
Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE)
Want to be internationally recognized as
an honors student in economics? The
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse is
home to its own chapter of Omicron Delta
Epsilon (ODE) International Honors
Society. You do not necessarily need to
be an economics major or minor, but you
must have completed at least 12 credits
in economics and have demonstrated
excellent academic performance.
Membership benefits include recognition
for your scholastic achievements in
economics, eligibility for essay
contests/awards, and a one year
subscription to The American Economist.
People interested in joining should
contact James Murray, the club's faculty
adviser, at [email protected]
Celebration of Student
Inquiry
The Economics department will hold their
Third Celebration of Student Inquiry in
Economics on Friday, December 6,
beginning at 2:00pm in Room 1309
Centennial Hall. The Keynote
presentation will be given by
undergraduate honors student Michael
Hilfiker. He will present his honors thesis.
Following this, students in several
economics classes will present their final
class projects in a series of poster
sessions to take place in Centennial Hall
rooms 2212, 2214, 3212, and 3214. The
poster presentations will include class
projects from Intermediate
Macroeconomics (ECO 305), American
Economic Development (ECO 312),
Labor Economics (ECO 330), and
International Economics (ECO 340).
FINANCE
DEPARTMENT
Temte Scholarships
These scholarships were established by
Dr. Andrew Temte, of Schweser Study
Program, the international leader in
preparation materials for the Chartered
Financial Analyst (CFA) examinations.
The CFA designation is recognized
internationally by employers and clients
as a sign of the highest ethical and
professional competence. The
scholarships cover expenses related to
taking the CFA Level I exam, and are
available only to students enrolled in
Advanced Financial Analysis (FIN 447).
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Three scholarship winners receive goods
and services valued at more than $2,400,
including:
a. A $250 reduction in their spring tuition
bills.
b. Prepayment of CFA program
registration and examination fees
($1240).
c. Schweser Study Notes and required
readings ($999).
Applications are due October 25. For
more information, please contact Dr.
Thomas at [email protected]
The CFA Global Investment Research
Challenge is a competition where
students receive real-world training in
equity analysis. Business and finance
students interact with investment
professionals and top firms while getting
real-world experience in equity analysis,
sell-side research report writing, and
presentation skills. Just to participate is
an accomplishment that will enhance a
student's resume. Please contact Dr. Van
Dalsem ([email protected]) for
more information.
It Make$ Cents! is a financial literacy
program that offers all UW-L students
information and promotes financial
success. A number of activities are
scheduled for this semester, including a
frugal fashion show at 7 pm on October
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30 in Valhalla 1. The event is FREE and
will feature costumes created from items
students found at thrift and consignment
shops. If you would like information on
financial literacy, please contact Dr.
Shane Van Dalsem at
[email protected] or visit the It
Make$ Cents! website at
http://www2.uwlax.edu//it-makes-cents/.
Do you want to research companies or
industries as potential investments?
Analyze portfolio performance? Access
data for a research project on financial
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markets? The Department of Finance
now subscribes to S&P Capital IQ, which
offers “information on both public and
private capital markets along with
applications for desktop research,
screening, real-time market data, backtesting, portfolio management, valuations,
price challenges, financial modeling,
quantitative analysis, and more.” For
additional information, see the S&P
Capital IQ website
(https://www.capitaliq.com/home/whatwe-offer.aspx) or contact Dr. Van Dalsem
([email protected]).
Class Scheduling
Information
January Term
Principles of Financial Management (FIN
355) will be offered during Winter Session
2014. The course will be offered from
January 6 through January 24. All course
offerings are contingent on enrollments.
For more information about the course,
contact Dr. Graham
([email protected]) or stop by the
Finance Department.
Spring Term Electives
New Course
The department is offering a new course,
Retirement Planning (FIN 400), next
semester. The course presents
retirement planning in detail for those
interested in a career as a financial
planner or as a benefits specialist. The
course covers the qualitative and
quantitative aspects of both accumulation
and distribution of assets from retirement
plans and is designed to be consistent
with the requirements of several
professional designations. The
prerequisite for this course is FIN 407.
Contact Dr. Wolf ([email protected]) for
more information.
A variety of finance elective courses will
be offered during the Spring 2014
Semester. From Group I of the Finance
major, students may enroll in
Management of Financial Institutions,
Financial Modeling, Multinational
Financial Management, Portfolio
Management, and Advanced Financial
Analysis.
Management of Financial Institutions (FIN
410) provides students with an
understanding of the operations and
managerial decisions necessary for a
banking institution to be successful in a
variety of economic environments. The
prerequisite for this course is completion
of Money and Capital Markets (FIN 390)
or Money and Banking (ECO 301). Dr.
Fall 2013
Colclough ([email protected])
teaches this timely course; please contact
him for more information as necessary.
Financial Modeling (FIN 437), available to
any finance major, focuses on the
development of Excel-based models to
analyze a variety of personal and
professional finance problems. Specific
topics include creating programs in Visual
Basic, asset pricing techniques, and
sensitivity analysis. The prerequisite for
the course is FIN 355. Contact Dr. Van
Dalsem ([email protected]) if you
would like more information.
Multinational Financial Management (FIN
440) is required for international business
majors and minors; however, many
students can benefit from learning about
the application of basic business finance
principles in an international context. The
prerequisite for this course is FIN 355.
Please contact Dr. Colclough
([email protected]) for more
information on Multinational Financial
Management.
Advanced Financial Analysis (FIN 447)
offers students the opportunity for
advanced study of topics related to ethics
and professional standards, investment
tools, asset valuation, and portfolio
management. Students will learn how to
effectively analyze financial statements,
apply statistical models, and evaluate
both international and derivative
securities. Advanced Financial Analysis
includes online instruction and learning
resources provided by Schweser Study
Program. Schweser, headquartered in La
Crosse, is the international leader in CFA
training. Completion of this course will
also assist students in preparing for the
Level I exam of the Chartered Financial
Analyst (CFA) program. Enrollment in this
course is open to undergraduate and
graduate students, but only by consent of
the department. Please talk with Dr.
Graham ([email protected]) if you
have any questions.
Investment Analysis and Portfolio
Management (FIN 475), which has FIN
380 as a prerequisite, provides students
with a more in-depth investigation of the
concepts of risk and risk reduction
through portfolio construction, as well as
various methods for measuring an
investor’s return on investment. Additional
attention is paid to derivative securities
(primarily options and futures) that are
frequently mentioned in the financial
press. Students enrolled in Investment
Analysis and Portfolio Management
manage the student-directed Spellman
Portfolio. Please contact Dr. Thomas
([email protected]) for more
information.
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The department will offer several sections
of Personal Finance (FIN 207) in the
spring. This course is a survey of
personal financial topics including:
budgeting, investing, and retirement
planning. Guest speakers will include
local experts in financial planning,
insurance, and other related professions.
The course is open to all colleges with no
prerequisites. Please contact Professors
Tempski ([email protected]), Brye
([email protected]), or Tippins
([email protected]) with questions
about the course.
The Department of Finance plans to offer
Personal Finance (FIN 207, online),
Principles of Financial Management (FIN
355, online) and either Principles of
Investments (FIN 380), or Money and
Capital Markets (FIN 390) during the
summer session. Please consult with your
advisor during scheduled advising times
for advice and more information on the
availability of these courses.
Faculty and Staff Notes
Dr. Wolf presented ‘Asset Pricing for
Residential Real Estate’ at the annual
MBAA, Academy of Finance meeting in
February, where it received the Best in
Track - Real Estate award. He will be
presenting ‘Optimal Asset Location' at the
Academy of Financial Services annual
meeting in Chicago. He serves as a
community member on the Asset-Liability
Committee for Marine Credit Union. He
also serves on the UW System Tax
Sheltered Annuity Investment Committee
and presented information on the UWS
tax-sheltered annuity and paying for
college to UW-L and UW-EC employees
in March. He is the faculty advisor for
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, which
sponsored a Human Trafficking speaker
from International Justice Mission in
September.
Dr. Van Dalsem presented ‘The Use of
Restricted Funds as a Form of
Governance for Non-Profit Organizations’
at the annual MBAA, Academy of Finance
meeting in February, where it received
the Best in Track – Special Topics
award. He serves as a member of the
Assurance of Learning Task Force for the
College of Business and is the advisor for
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the CFA Global Investment Research
Challenge. He also serves on the
advisory board of the It Make$ Cents!
financial literacy program. Please note
opportunities for involvement with the
CFA Global Investment Research
Challenge and the It Make$ Cents!
program elsewhere in the newsletter.
Dr. Tippins chairs UW-L’s Joint
Committee on Environmental
Sustainability and serves as an insurance
advisor to the national nonprofit
organization, Welcoming America. Dr.
Tippins is also the advisor for the
Financial Management Association (FMA)
Student Chapter. Please note
opportunities for involvement with the
FMA student chapter elsewhere in the
newsletter.
Dr. Colclough is the Chair of the
Community Credit Union board of
directors. He is also a member of the
board of the La Crosse Area
Development Corp and serves on the
Campaign Steering Committee for the
UW-La Crosse Scholarship Campaign
and on UW-L’s Joint Legislative and
Regent Relations Committee.
Dr. Graham is a member of the Select
Committee on Internationalization at UWL. She also is the advisor for Delta Sigma
Pi Professional Business Fraternity.
Professor Tempski serves on the UW-L
Online Advisory Board and is a
contributor to the new CATL TechBits
blog. She also serves as the faculty
advisor for the College Republicans.
Professor Brye is the President of the
Board of Directors at the Viroqua Food
Cooperative and serves on the advisory
board for Wisconsin Mutual Insurance
Company.
Advising and Registration
Advisement Reports are available to
finance majors on WINGS. Additionally,
you will receive an email from the Finance
Department including pertinent advising
and course scheduling information prior to
registration.
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Tutors & Other Assistance
If you need a little help to understand your
latest finance assignment or lecture, we
urge you to visit our tutor, Rachel Stark,
located in 406E Wimberly Hall. She is
available M W 10:00 – 11:30 and T H
2:30 – 3:30. Administrative assistance
can be obtained from our Academic
Department Associate, Ms. Maureen
Spencer, whose office is located in 404A
Wimberly Hall.
INFORMATION
SYSTEMS
DEPARTMENT
New Program and Personnel
Change
The Information Systems (IS) Department
proposed and gained campus approval
for the new minor program in health
information systems management (HISM)
in spring 2013. The subsequent student
recruitment had resulted in the inaugural
class of 14 students. As of this writing,
there are 20 students in the minor
program. We are happy with the initial
enrollment as it is a full-fledged minor that
requires strong commitment by the
attending students. We are optimistic
about the growth of the program and
sincerely encourage more UW-L students
who are interested in a career in health
care-related areas to apply. For
admission into the program, please
download the application form from the IS
website (www.uwlax.edu/is) or pick up a
copy from the IS office in Wing 240, fill it
out and submit it to the IS office.
Applications are reviewed and admission
letters are delivered via e-mail promptly.
courses in the program. The plan to offer
one section of IS 300 each semester will
be deferred to the fall semester of 2014
due to faculty turnover. Eight sections of
IS 220 will be offered by Mr. Annino, Dr.
Dai, Dr. Haried, and Dr. Yang. For the
MBA program, Dr. Haried will continue to
offer the BUS 755 course on Monday
night.
Winter Session Course
Offering
Due to the difficulty in delivering a heavy,
4-credit course in only 3 weeks, the
Department has decided to not offer the
IS 220 course in the coming intersession.
However, offering one or more sections of
this course online next summer is
possible, as we successfully did last
summer.
International Programs
After having served UW-L for one year
and published a paper in one of the top
journals in the IS field, Dr. Chen, our
visiting assistant professor, accepted a
tenure-track position at a southern
university to pursue her long-term career.
Our joint MBA program with the National
Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences
(NKUAS) in Taiwan has been active,
producing four new graduate students this
fall semester. In an effort to sustain this
program and explore opportunities to
establish new programs, a CBA
delegation consisting of Dr. Wen and our
MBA Director, Ms. Skobic, visited Taiwan
in May, 2013. In addition to interviewing
prospective students from the NKUAS,
the delegation also visited National Chinyi
University of Science and Technology,
National Chung Cheng University, and
National Yunlin University of Science and
Technology to pave the ground for new
collaborative programs. To date,
memoranda of understanding have been
signed by these reputable institutions, on
which faculty and student exchange
programs could be initiated right away.
Spring Course Offerings
Online Consortium Program
For the new HISM minor program, one
required course (IS 435: Healthcare Data
Communications) and one elective course
(IS 360: Information Technology
Management) will be offered by Dr. Dai
and Dr. Yang respectively. Two sections
of IS 310 will be offered by Dr. Dai and
two sections of IS 300 will be taught by
Dr. Wen. New IS minor students need to
take these two courses right away as they
are the prerequisites for other follow-up
Drs. Wen and Haried taught the HIMT
320 course (Survey of Information
Technology in Healthcare) and HIMT 370
(Health care Systems: Analysis and
Design) courses respectively in the past
summer. For this semester, Dr. Haried is
teaching HIMT 420 (Health Care
Systems: Project management); he is
also scheduled to teach the HIMT 370
course again next spring. The HIMT 340
(Ethical Issues, Security Management
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and Compliance) course will be offered by
Dr. Wen in spring, 2014 too.
Business, Accepted (September, 2013)
and Forthcoming.
Currently, Dr. Wen is leading the four
partner campuses in developing the HIMT
490 capstone course for the program. He
will be in the position to offer this
preceptorship course the first time in the
summer of 2014.
Dai, H., Midha, V. and Koong, K. (2013)
“Consequents of Functional and
Technical Quality: Evidence from
Electronic and Mobile Service Industry in
China,” International Journal of Mobile
Communications (IJMC), Accepted
(February, 2013) and Forthcoming.
Faculty Development
In addition to continuing their effort in
developing and teaching courses for the
HIMT program, as well as offering the
required HISM courses, the IS faculty
have endeavored to actively engage in
the field of health information
management through the following
activities:


Drs. Dai and Wen attended the
2013 Association of University
Professors in Health
Administration (AUPHA) annual
conference in Monterey, CA, in
June.
All IS faculty attended the annual
HIMT professional symposium
held in Madison, WI, in May.
Other faculty development
accomplishments include Dr. Haried’s
attendance of the 2013 AACSB
Assessment Workshop in Phoenix, AZ,
in March.
Grants

Drs. Dai, Haried, Wen, and Yang
received the 2013 CBA Summer
Faculty Research grants.

Dr. Yang received the UW-L
International Development Fund
to attend the joint DSI and
APDSI conference in Bali,
Indonesia, in July.
Faculty Research Output
Referred Journals
Chen, Y., Ramamurthy, K. and Wen,
K.W. (2013) “Organization’s Information
Security Policy Compliance: Stick or
Carrot Approach?” Journal of
Management Information Systems, Vol.
29, No. 3, Winter 2012-13, 163-195.
Dai, H. and Salam, A. (2013) “Does
Service Convenience Matter? An
Empirical Assessment of Service Quality,
Service Convenience and Exchange
Relationship in Electronic Mediated
Environment,” Electronic Markets – The
International Journal on Networked
Haried, P., and Dai, H. (2013) “Applying
Ethical Frameworks to EHR Adoption,”
Journal of Information Science and
Technology, Accepted (December 2012)
and Forthcoming.
Conference Proceedings
Dai, H. and Haried, P. “Factors Affecting
Consumer Addiction To Virtual
Communities,” Proceedings of the
ISOneWorld Conference, March 2013,
Las Vegas, NV.
Haried, P. "Evaluating Information
Systems Offshoring: Can Success and
Failure Coexist?" Proceedings of the
American Society of Business and
Behavioral Sciences Conference,
February 2013, Las Vegas, NV.
Wen, K.W. and Peng, K.F. "Factors
Influencing The Use Intentions of
Branded Apps," Proceedings of the FortySecond Annual Meeting of the Western
Decision Sciences Institute, March 2013,
Long Beach, CA.
Wen, K.W., Chen, Y and Ramamurthy, K.
"In Building Information Security Culture:
Impacts Of Comprehensive Information
Security Programs," Proceedings of the
Forty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the
Western Decision Sciences Institute,
November 2013, Baltimore, MD,
Accepted and Forthcoming.
Yang, K., Ha, B.M. and Jeong, S.R.
“Analysis of the Corporate IT Capability,
Corporate Performance, and IT Solution
Adoption Time: Cases of Korean
Companies,” Proceedings of the 2013
International DSI and Asia Pacific DSI
Conference, July 2013, Bali, Indonesia.
Book Chapters
Haried, P., and Ramamurthy, K. (2013).
"Lessons Learned from Global
Information Technology Offshoring: Client
and Vendor Perspectives" in Global
Sourcing of Services.
MANAGEMENT
DEPARTMENT
Should you Major in
Management?
No matter what your career interests, a
Management Major will be beneficial.
Any UW-L major will help you get you an
entry-level job. However, a Management
Major will help pave the way for a series
of promotions, and thus augment your
career, no matter what the field.
Management professors offer courses
pertaining to managing projects,
managing people, and managing
production processes. The knowledge
and skills gained in these courses can be
generally applied in a variety of work
settings and may give you an advantage
over colleagues who do not have these
skills. So even if you are majoring in a
different field, bolster your career by also
majoring in Management. Don’t plan for a
job…plan for a career!
New Staff are Hired
Kelly Nowicki-Van Rooyen is joining the
Department of Management as an
Instructional Academic Staff member,
teaching in the areas of Entrepreneurship,
Sustainability, and Organizational
Behavior. Mrs. Nowicki-Van Rooyen has
professional experience, working as a
consultant, working in a small business,
and doing work with the UW-Madison
Small Business Development Center.
She is also a certified ‘sustainability
auditor’ and has knowledge in that area.
She taught in the Marketing Department
at UW-L about seven years ago; she has
also taught as an adjunct faculty member
at Viterbo University. Thus, she brings
teaching experience to the position.
Finally, she has an MBA from UW-L.
Please join us in welcoming her to the
College of Business Administration.
Betty Christiansen is teaching three
sections of MGT 300: Business
Communication this fall. Mrs.
Christiansen has a Master of Fine Arts
Degree in Non-Fiction Writing. She has
worked as a book editor and as a
magazine editor.
Jeff Kessler is teaching one section of
MGT 400 (Management Forum), entitled:
Health Care Services Management. Mr.
Kessler is the owner of a private health
care clinic in the area and serves on the
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College of Business Administration
Advisory Board. He is an exam-certified
Fellow of the College of Health Care
Executives, a professional organization.
Tom Hench Retires
After 17 years at UW-La Crosse, Dr.
Hench retired near the end of May, 2013.
He was hired to teach “Technology &
Innovation Management,” “International
Business” and “Administrative Policy
Determination” (Business Policy &
Strategy). He taught those courses as
well as numerous other courses. His
research papers were in the areas of
business history and applications of
complexity/chaos theory to organizations.
He served on Faculty Senate, helped
revamp the Masters of Business
Administration (MBA) program and
served one full term as Chairperson of the
Department of Management. He moves
on to other projects in retirement (e.g.,
remodeling his kitchen). Everyone will
miss his leadership and collegiality in the
department and at UW-L. Dr. William
Ross will succeed him as Department
Chairperson. A search is underway to
hire a tenure-track faculty member to
teach in his area.
Course Offerings for Winter
(J-Term)
Winter Intersession, 2014, we anticipate
offering the following undergraduate
courses:

MGT 308 – Behavior & Theory in
Organizations, offered by Dr.
Christa Kiersch

MGT 393 – Production &
Operations Management,
offered by Dr. Drew Stapleton

MGT 449 – Administrative Policy
Determination, offered by Dr.
Kareem Shabana
Course Offerings for Spring
Spring, 2014, in addition to the courses
required for the Management major and
for the CBA core, we anticipate offering
several undergraduate electives. As you
plan your schedule, consider taking one
or more of the following:

MGT 300 – Business
Communications, offered by
Betty Christiansen

MGT 400 – Green Operations,
offered by Dr. Drew Stapleton

MGT 400 – Health Care
Management, offered by Jeff
Kessler

MGT 431 – Business, Labour, &
Human Rights, offered by Dr.
Jonathan Ying
Fall 2013
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
MGT 483 – Corporate Training,
offered by Allan Macpherson
BUS 310 – Principles of
Sustainable Business, offered by
Henry Petersen
The Management Department will
also offer the following MBA courses:

BUS 731 – Decision Framing &
Decision Making in Complex
Environments, offered by Dr.
Nicole Gullekson

BUS 790 – Assessment, offered
by Dr. Nicole Gullekson

MGT 740 – Current Topics in
Human Resource Management
& Industrial Relations, offered by
Dr. William Ross
Course Offerings for
Summer, 2014
In Summer Session I (May-June), we
anticipate offering the following courses:

MGT 308 – Behavior & Theory in
Organizations, offered by Dr.
William Ross

MGT 393 – Production &
Operations Management,
offered by Dr. Drew Stapleton

MGT 400 – Global Consulting,
offered by Dr. Nicole Gullekson

MGT 400 – Managerial Decision
Making, offered by Charley
Swayne

MGT 449 – Administrative Policy
Determination, offered by Dr.
Kareem Shabana

MGT 734 – Small Business
Management, offered by Dr.
Henry Petersen
In Summer Session III (July-August), we
anticipate offering the following course:

MGT 308 – Behavior & Theory in
Organizations, offered by Dr.
Christa Kiersch
Journal Articles
Vancouver, J. B., Gullekson, Nicole L.,
Morse, B. J., Warren, M. A. (in press).
Finding a Between-Person Negative
Effect of Self-Efficacy on Performance:
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Not Just a Within-Person Effect Anymore.
Human Performance.
Hansen, A., Byrne, Z. S., & Kiersch,
Christa E. (In press). Interpersonal
leadership and organizational
identification’s relation to employee
engagement. Journal of Managerial
Psychology.
Lemke, F., Petersen, Henry. (In press).
Teaching Reputational Risk Management
in the Supply Chain. Supply Chain
Management: An International Journal 14.
Gullekson, Nicole L., Griffeth, R. W.,
Vancouver, J. B., Kovner, C., Cohen, D.
(In press). Vouching for Childcare
Assistance with Two Quasi-Experimental
Studies. Journal of Managerial
Psychology.
Müller-Seitz, G., Macpherson, Allan. (In
press). Learning during Crisis as a ‘War
for Meaning’: The Case of the German E.
coli Outbreak in 2011. Management
Learning, 44 (3).
doi:10.1177/1350507612473562.
Available online at:
http://mlq.sagepub.com/content/early/201
3/02/07/1350507612473562.full.pdf+html
Gonzalez-Mule, E., DeGeest, D., Kiersch,
Christa E., Mount, M. K. (2013). Gender
differences in personality predictors of
counterproductive work behavior. Journal
of Managerial Psychology, 28 (4), 333353. doi: 10.1108/JMP-12-2012-0397.
Hansen, A. M., Byrne, Z. S., Kiersch,
Christa E.. (2013). Development and
validation of an abridged measure of
organizational justice. The Journal of
Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied,
147 (3), 217-244. doi:
10.1080/00223980.2012.683054.
Macpherson, Allan and Antonacopoulou,
E. (2013) Translating Strategy into
Practice: The Role of Communities of
Practice. Journal of Strategy and
Management. Vol 6(3), 265-285.
Allan Macpherson also served as a coeditor for a special of the International
Journal of Knowledge Management
Studies on “Strategic Organizational
Learning in Turbulent Times.” In that
issue, he also co-authored the following
editorial: Antonacopoulou, E., Güettel,
W., Kaiser, S., Macpherson, Allan, Méric,
J., Müeller-Seitz, G. (2012). Strategic
Organizational Learning in Turbulent
Times: Ambidexterity and Absorptive
Capacity Reconsidered. International
Journal of Knowledge Management
Studies, 5(1 & 2), pp. 1-9.
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Rosado Feger, A., Bernt, P. W., Tucker,
M. L., Gullekson, Nicole. (2012, January).
Gender Roles in Teams: Have Things
Changed? Journal of Interdisciplinary
Business Studies. Available online at:
https://www.sbrconferences.com/uploads/
Vol1-Tucker_Mary.pdf
Macpherson, Allan (Co-Presenter) (2013,
August). “Daring to Respond?
Addressing Reviewers’ Comments.”
Professional Development Workshop
presented at the Academy of
Management Annual Conference,
Orlando, FL.
Brooks, T. J., Gullekson, Nicole, Knowles,
E. F. (2013, March). "Managing for
Authentic Change: It is More than
Checking a Box." Assessment
Conference: Quality Through Effective
Curricula Management, AACSB
International, Phoenix, AZ.
Books
Jones, O. Macpherson, A. and
Jayawarna, D. (2013). Resourcing the
Start-up Business. Masters in
Entrepreneurship Series, Routledge,
Abingdon.
Ballweg, C., Ross, William, & Secchi, D.
(2013, August). “The Influence of
Managers’ Personal Social Networking
Websites on Prospective Job Applicants.”
Paper presented at the Academy of
Management Annual Conference,
Orlando, FL.
Ying, Jonathan. (2013, March),
"Intellectual Property Rights, Access to
HIV Medicine, and Corporate Social
Responsibility." AACSB Teaching
Effectiveness Workshop, AACSB, Tampa,
FL.
Book Chapters & Encyclopedia Entries
Byrne, Z. S., Kiersch, Christa, Weidert, J.,
Smith, C. (2012). In Sarlak, M. A. (Ed.),
The justice-oriented face of organizations.
In M. A. Sarlak (Ed.), The new faces of
organizations in the 21st century (vol. 4,
pp. 95-160). NAISIT Publisher.
Petersen, Henry. (2013). In Idowu, S. O.,
Capaldi, N., Zu, L., Gupta, D. (Eds.),
“Institutional Investors” in Encyclopedia of
Corporate Social Responsibility. Springer
Publishing.
Shabana, Kareem M. (2013). "Corporate
Social Responsibility." In Bates, C. G. &
Ciment, B. (Eds.), Global Social Issues:
An Encyclopedia. Armonk, NY. M. E.
Sharpe, Inc.
A chapter proposal Jonathan Ying
submitted based on how he currently
teaches "MGT 408: Global
Responsibilities of Business" has been
accepted for inclusion in the UN PRME
(Principles of Responsible Management
and Education) book on Gender Equality
as a Challenge for Business and
Management Education, to be published
by Greenleaf in fall, 2014.
Conference Papers
Jones, O., Macpherson, A and
Jayawarna, D. (2013, September).
“Entrepreneurship, New Businesses and
Economic Development.” British
Academy of Management, Liverpool,
Ying, Jonathan (2013, August). “How
Transnational Bioscience Entrepreneurs
Create Born-Global Firms.” 16th McGill
International Entrepreneurship
Conference, McGill University Montreal,
Canada.
Kiersch, Christa. E., Byrne, Z. S.,
Kedharnath, U., & Peters, J. (2013,
August). “Fair leadership across levels: A
multi-level examination of authentic
leadership and organizational justice.”
Paper presented at the Academy of
Management Annual Conference,
Orlando, FL.
Ying, Jonathan (2013, July), “Migrating
Birds: Why Transnational Bioscience
Entrepreneurs Return Home.” 2013
International Innovation Conference on
Technology Innovation and Diasporas in
a Global Era, Suzhou University Suzhou,
China. Later published in the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Xplore (New York: digital
library/proceedings).
Gullekson, Nicole, & Kiersch, Christa
(2013, June), "Bringing OB to Life:
Developing Applied Projects to Increase
Student Engagement." Organizational
Behavior Teaching Conference, Asheville,
NC.
Stapleton, Drew & Ghandour, N. (2013,
May). “Maximizing Operating Room
Turnover Efficiency via Process Mapping
and Critical Path Modeling.” Production
Operations Management Society Annual
Conference, Denver, Colorado.
Ying, Jonathan. (2013, May), "Teaching
Global Corporate Social Responsibility at
UW-L." Global Business Ethics Teaching
Workshop, State Street Foundation and
Bentley University, Waltham, MA.
Stapleton, Drew, (2013, May). “Managing
and mitigating shippers’ dyadic risk under
INCOTERMS: Navigating rough waters.”
Production Operations Management
Society Annual Conference, Denver,
Colorado.
Flores, W., Chen, J. V., Ross, William. H.,
(2013, May). "Internet Banner Ad
Characteristics and Users' Attitudes."
Technology, Innovation, and Industrial
Management (TIIM) Conference, Phuket,
Thailand.
Macpherson, Allan, Johnson, N. , Elliott,
D. (2013, April), "Closure and Brokerage:
Managing Feedback for Organizational
Learning." Organizational Learning,
Knowledge and Capabilities Conference,
Washington, DC.
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Gullekson, Nicole, (2012, October).
"Working Through Female Stereotypes",
Invited Presentation, Women's Day of
Enrichment. Fort Worth, TX.
MARKETING
DEPARTMENT
Run (or Walk) with Your
Professors
Many of the Marketing faculty will be
joining Chancellor Gow and the American
Marketing Association (AMA) for the
annual, fun filled 5k around campus to
help raise funds for the Neala P. Frye
Memorial Scholarship Fund – an
endowment fund established in memory
of Neala Frye, a former marketing student
and AMA’s Director of Advertising who
passed away last February. The run is on
Saturday, October 26, starting at 9 a.m. at
the Hoeschler Clock Tower. It you’re not
interested in participating in the 5k,
please join us at the UW-L block party
afterward. The AMA organization, in
conjunction with the Marketing
department, will be hosting a tailgate
(meet & greet) for marketing students,
faculty and alumni. Hope to see you
there!
Sales Competition
Three marketing students will be selected
to represent UW-L at the UW-Eau Claire
Great Northwoods Sales Competition in
late October. Approximately 15 UW-L
marketing students competed in the first
round of competition by placing a 3
minute cold call to a select sales
professional in the La Crosse area. Six
finalists are entering the second round of
competition -- a live sales call (role play)
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with the buyer for Inland Label, which will
be judged by sales professionals. The
students selected to represent UW-L will
get the opportunity to practice their selling
skills, network with sales professionals
and recruiters, and meet other students
who share their interest in sales.
Participants have the opportunity to win
up to $1,500. The highest scoring student
from UW-L will receive, at a minimum,
$150 and a trophy. The students will be
coached by Instructor Susan Whitewater
and Graduate Assistant, Millie Passaro.
Left to right front row: Millie Passaro,
Asst. Coach, Danielle Spahn, Hannah
Olevson, Back row left to right: Danny
Ziegler, Joe Mackey, Josh Wineinger.
Missing is Alison Dieckman.
Future Course Offerings
January 2014
MKT 309, Marketing Principles, will be
offered online, taught by Dr. Kristy
McManus. Marketing Principles is a
prerequisite course for all other courses in
the MKT major.
Spring 2014
MKT 351 Sustainability in Marketing (New
Course!) Sustainability is a growing issue
in society and business. It impacts
marketing in many ways – new product
development, promotion, packaging,
pricing, product disposal and
environmental impact. This course is a
300-400 level university elective and is
open to all CBA majors. For the initial
offering (Spring semester, 2014, only),
MKT 351 may be substitutable for MKT
415, with department chair approval.
Marketing Professors
Think Globally
Dr. Elizabeth Crosby attended the
University of South Carolina’s Faculty
Development in International Business.
She joined other faculty from around the
world, including ten marketing professors,
who teach international business courses
to discuss the current trends and theories
in the discipline.
Summer 2014
MKT 440, Comparative Marketing
Systems, to be offered in England
The Marketing Department will be
sponsoring a Short Term Study Abroad
program in the Summer of 2014. Dr.
Stephen Brokaw will be taking a group to
Kingston-on-Thames, England on a four
week program. The dates have not been
established, but this summer travel
opportunity has been in the June-July
time period in the past. Dr. Brokaw will
be teaching MKT-440, Comparative
Market Systems. Students will also take
a course on the history and importance of
London as a global financial center from a
faculty member at the University of
Kingston-on-Thames. This course is
planned to include a day trip into “The
City” to tour such places as Lloyd’s of
London and the Bank of England.
Kingston-on-Thames is located roughly
10 miles from central London. Students
will have on campus housing at the
university, and the package will include a
travel card for the rail system. All CBA
students are eligible for this program, and
are encouraged to contact Dr. Brokaw
([email protected], 5-6753) for further
information. This program meets the Out
of Country requirements for the
International Business major (IB), and the
International Advisory Committee (IBAC)
has approved the London Financial
Center course as an elective toward the
IB major. MKT-440 also meets the
Elective requirements in the IB major.
Because this travel opportunity carries a 6
credit minimum, student financial aid can
be applied. For more information
concerning financial aid contact Ms.
Kabee Vue ([email protected]) in the
Office of International Education.
Fall 2014
MKT 444, Sports and Recreation
Marketing, will NOT be offered in Spring,
2014, but will be offered Fall 2014 by Dr.
Ryan White.
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Picture: Dr. Crosby, first row, left side,
with colleagues who also teach
International Business courses.
Dr. Kristy McManus took a group of 10
UW-L students to Bratislava, Slovakia for
two and a half weeks through Ohio
University's Global Consulting Program.
Here, the students were partnered with
Slovak Students from the University of
Economics in Bratislava into teams of 35 students who worked with international
companies such as Dell and
AT&T. The students were charged with
various tasks and given two weeks to
complete their projects and report back
their final presentations to the clients.
Drs. Ryan White and Kristy McManus
traveled to Melbourne, Australia for 8
days to present papers at the AMS World
Congress and to visit La Trobe University
to strengthen our international exchange
program relationship. Dr. Ryan White
presented, "None of the Glory: An
Extended Abstract of the Implications of
Customer Attributions of Credit in
Successful Co-Productive Service
Experiences". Dr. Kristy McManus
presented, "If Only…? A Study on the
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Effects of Purchase Regret." Shown in
the picture from left to right: Dr. Erin
White (Winona State University), Dr.
Ryan White, and Dr. Kristy McManus in
front of the Twelve Apostles.
Faculty Scholarship
Stephen Brokaw’s paper “Does Corporate
Philanthropy Generate Shareholder
Wealth? Effects of Philanthropy on Brand
Equity and Financial Performance” with
Kelly Chase was accepted for publication
in Ethics and Critical Thinking Journal.
Elizabeth Crosby’s paper "ProductAgency Benefits: Consumer Perspectives
and Strategic Implications" with Cele
Otnes and Julie Ruth was accepted for
publication in the European Journal of
Marketing.
Maggie McDermott’s paper, “Current
Perceptions, prominence and Prevalence
of Sustainability in the Marketing
Curriculum” with Debbie Delong was
accepted for publication in the Marketing
Management Journal.
Elizabeth Crosby presented, “Thinking
Outside the Books: ‘Doing History’
Through Consumption Experiences” at
the Consumer Culture Theory
Conference in Tucson, AZ in June 2013
and “Sexual Script Development in the
Media” at the Association for Consumer
Research Conference in Chicago in
October 2013. Dr. Elizabeth Crosby’s
paper, “The Role of Consumption and
Advertising in the Creation and
Perpetuation of Beauty Stereotypes of
African-American Women,” was
presented at the Conference on Historical
Analysis and Research in Marketing
in Copenhagen, Denmark by her
coauthor, Kim McKeage in May 2013.
Maggie McDermott presented,
“Opportunities and Obstacles on the Path
to Business Sustainability” with Debbie
Delong at MBAA in Chicago, February
2013.
Advice from Alumni
“The only way to grow in any position in
this dynamic business world is to put
yourself out there to make decisions and
take chances. We will all make mistakes
but walking through the logical
progression on making a decision or
recommendation to a client, boss, or coworkers is one of the most important parts
of business. Feel confident in your
course of action and if you stumble on
that decision learn from it. I see way too
many people out there not willing to take
a chance because they do not want to be
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wrong. I have made more mistakes than I
can count but what I can count is the
business lessons I have learned from
making those mistakes and how to adjust
my actions and thought process. The trite
expression of there isn’t such a thing as a
free lunch is true in business. As future
leaders of our business environment we
need to fight to stay ahead of the curve
and the only way to do this is to make
mistakes, admit we are not perfect, and
learn from those mistakes we have
made.”
leaders together in the 7 Rivers Region to
gain insight on the regional economy and
discuss ways of working collaboratively to
strengthen our region. The Economic
Indicators breakfast forum is sponsored
by State Bank Financial, the La Crosse
Tribune and the UW-La Crosse College of
Business Administration.
Aaron Macha,
Vice President of Marketing & Sales
Health and Wellness Division
Main Street Ingredients in La Crosse.
October 7, 2013
SMALL BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT
CENTER
Federal Reserve Bank
President Visit
On September 4 and 5, 2013, the UW-La
Crosse College of Business
Administration hosted a visit from
Dr. Narayana Kocherlakota, the president
and chief executive officer of the Federal
Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Dr.
Kocherlakota manages the Federal
Reserve Bank of
Minneapolis and serves
on the Federal Open
Market Committee,
which is the
policymaking arm of the
Federal Reserve
System.
During his visit, Dr. Kocherlakota met with
business and community leaders to gain
their perspectives on economic
conditions. He also held a Public Town
Hall meeting to share insights on the
Federal Reserve, monetary policy and the
economy with students and public
participants. As the featured guest at the
fall Economic Indicators breakfast forum,
Dr. Kocherlakota responded to questions
regarding the economy and shared his
unique insight on how federal monetary
policies impact such matters.
For the past 10 years, the Economic
Indicators series has brought business
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New SBDC Business
Counselor and Outreach
Specialist
The UW-La Crosse Small Business
Development Center is pleased to
announce the addition of Terri Urbanek
as Business Counselor and Outreach
Specialist. Terri will be involved in the
development, promotion and provision of
business counseling services, with a
special emphasis on financial and
business planning. Terri also will be
responsible for planning, promoting and
managing the Center’s business
education outreach activities.
Terri holds a Bachelor of Science Degree
in Accounting from the University of
Wisconsin-La Crosse and a Masters of
Business Administration with an
emphasis in Organizational Development
from Upper Iowa University-Fayette. She
has over thirty years of experience
working with a wide range of
industries. She has provided ad hoc
consulting services for not-for-profit and
for profit organizations in the La Crosse
area.
Prior to joining the SBDC office, Terri
worked in the credit union industry,
serving in the positions of Director of
Accounting, Vice President of Finance,
and Internal Financial and Operations
Auditor. Terri is an active member of
Financial Managers Society, serving as
chair of its FMS Internal Audit
committee. She also is an Examiner for
the Wisconsin Center for Performance
Excellence and a part-time adjunct
business instructor.
CBA Newsletter
Fall 2013
STUDENT
ORGANIZATIONS
CEO
CLUB
The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’
SM
Organization (CEO) mission is to
inform, support and inspire college
students to be entrepreneurial and seek
opportunity through enterprise creation.
This organization creates opportunities for
students to learn from successful
entrepreneurs and visionary leaders. It
also connects students with their
entrepreneurial peers to share and gain
new ideas and practical knowledge to
help advance their entrepreneurial
interests.
The CEO club meets every Wednesday
at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held in 3212
Centennial Hall unless otherwise noted.
Please feel free to message or post on
the CEO Facebook page to get more
information.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/UW-LaCrosse-Collegiate-EntrepreneursOrganization/450355105048090
AMERICAN
MARKETING
ASSOCIATION
The American Marketing Association
(AMA) provides students with the
opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge
and experience in the Marketing field.
Through yearlong projects, professional
speakers, and community events, UW-L
AMA students are constantly given
opportunities to learn about the different
facets of marketing and also to give back
to their community.
AMA is looking forward to an exciting and
successful fall semester! We will be
working on numerous professional
projects to provide members with handson marketing experience, including
conducting market research for a La
Crosse-area business, participating in the
national Case Competition sponsored by
The Hershey Company, and more! This
fall, AMA is thrilled to be working with the
Office of Student Life for the Family
Weekend 5K Run/Walk with Chancellor
Gow to raise funds for the Neala P. Frye
Memorial Scholarship Fund - an
endowment fund established in memory
of Neala Frye, our beloved former
Director of Advertising who passed away
in February.
on upcoming meetings, look for BAP
signs. If you are interested in learning
more about our organization, please visit
our website at
https://www.sites.google.com/a/uwlax.edu
/betaalphapsi/ or contact Tegan Kleparski
at [email protected] We have a
lot of great speakers and activities
planned for this semester. Students
interested in membership are encouraged
to come to meetings. Come check us out!
BETA GAMMA
SIGMA
Our Campus Cakes program is up and
running. Family or friends can order a
cake for any special occasion to be
delivered on or near campus. For more
information, please e-mail
[email protected]
AMA meets every Wednesday at 8 PM in
Centennial Hall Room 2310. If you have
any questions or concerns, feel free to
contact us at [email protected]
Please check out our MyOrgs page for
pictures of events and the summary issue
of our newly redesigned newsletter The
Marketeer. Also, follow us on Facebook
(UW-L AMA) and Twitter (@UWL_AMA)
for more information. We’re thrilled to see
all the excitement and what’s in store for
the semester and year!
BETA ALPHA PSI
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is
a national honors
fraternity for financial
information
professionals. BAP is an
excellent opportunity to
meet people, network with professionals,
enhance your resume, learn more about
career opportunities, and get involved in
the community through a variety of
service projects.
Accountancy majors as well as IS and
Finance majors with an Accountancy
minor are welcome to join BAP. Students
are eligible to become members after
earning 60 credits, obtaining at least a 3.0
GPA, and completing Intermediate
Accounting (ACC 321).
Meetings are held on Wednesday
evenings at 5:30 p.m. in 1401 Centennial
Hall. At the meetings, students will have
the opportunity to interact with
professionals and gain knowledge about
the world of Accounting. For information
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Last spring our chapter inducted 28 new
members into the national honor society.
In honor of the 100 year anniversary, the
CBA celebrated with a dinner and special
guest speaker, Provost Heidi
Macpherson.
This years’ members will be participating
in BGS Gives Back Day of Service:
October 26, 2013.
Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society
associated only with AACSB-International
accredited business programs. It is
nationally recognized as the business
education counterpart of liberal arts and
science education’s Phi Beta Kappa.
Beta Gamma Sigma is open to business
majors who rank in the top 10% of the
junior and senior classes, and top 20% of
the MBA program.
Invitations to membership are mailed to
eligible scholars in March. If you receive
one, we strongly encourage you to accept
this special acknowledgement of your
academic achievement.
Questions about Beta Gamma Sigma can
be referred to chapter president,
Professor Donna Anderson,
[email protected]
DELTA SIGMA PI
Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) is a coed professional business
fraternity organized to foster
the study of business in
universities and the
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association of students for their mutual
advancement by research and practice.
DSP is one of the largest and most wellknown professional business fraternities,
having more than 300 collegiate and
alumni chapters and over 242,000
members nationwide. The Eta Rho
chapter here at UW-L is one of the largest
collegiate chapters within DSP with 93
active members and 18 pledges this
semester. Delta Sigma Pi is a perfect
opportunity for business majors to get
involved in the campus community, make
new friends, and advance both personally
and professionally.
Each semester, DSP performs community
service projects such as Adopt-AHighway, Glow in the Deke and
volunteering at Kane Street Gardens;
fundraising efforts such as calendar
raffles and the Oktoberfest DD booth; and
professional activities such as lecturers,
company tours, and Prep For Success.
Whether you are interested in
participating in these activities,
networking with other business majors
and business professionals, or becoming
a part of something significant and
meaningful, DSP is just the organization
for you.
By becoming a member in Delta Sigma
Pi, you will learn valuable lessons and
make long-lasting friendships that will
provide you with great memories and
meaningful experiences which will serve
you well into the future. As the current 93
members in DSP will readily agree,
joining Delta Sigma Pi is one decision in
your college career that you will not
regret! To learn more about DSP and how
to become a member, visit
www.uwlax.edu/dsp.
FINANCIAL
MANAGEMENT
ASSOCIATION
BETTA GAMMA SIGMA
The Financial Management
Association (FMA) is an
organization that facilitates
the development of
knowledge regarding economic and
financial based careers.
Each semester FMA has guest speakers
from different companies to educate
students about their careers and their
firms. Students are able to learn firsthand
the dynamics of the financial and
economic fields of work. FMA is open to
all business students, but emphasizes
careers in Finance and Economics.
Fall 2013
If you are interested in learning more
about FMA you can find us on Facebook
at https://www.facebook.com/uwlfma.
We look forward to a great and productive
semester and we hope to see you at the
meetings. If you have any questions or
would like to be involved, please contact
Jacob Mack at [email protected]
SOCIETY FOR
HUMAN RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT
the lookout for flyers describing our guest
speakers.
IS majors/minors and all CBA students
are strongly encouraged to join and
participate in ISA. Our meetings are
excellent opportunities for networking as
well as gaining first-hand knowledge of
the IS field and its critical impact on
business.
Contact Dr. Haried
@ [email protected] or the ISA
president Ben Walters
@ [email protected] for more
information.
STUDENT
ADVISORY
COUNCIL
The Society for Human Resource
Management (SHRM) is the world’s
largest association devoted to human
resource management. Representing
more than 250.000 professional and
student members in over 140 countries,
the Society has more than 575 affiliated
professional chapters and more than 450
student chapter within the U.S.
The UW-L SHRM Chapter provides
information to students through activities,
speakers, and networking opportunities
with business professionals. SHRM
caters to all majors because HR skills are
critical no matter what industry or career
you are in. Participation in this group
helps students develop personal jobseeking skill and advice about what
employers are looking for!
Meetings are held every other Monday at
5:30 pm in 2101 Centennial Hall. If you
are interested in learning more about our
organization, or getting on our email list,
contact one of the Co-President SHRM
board members [Heather Block
([email protected]) or Lindsay Voss
([email protected])]. We look forward
to seeing you!
INFORMATION
SYSTEMS
ASSOCIATION
Under the supervision of Dr. Haried, the
Information Systems Association (ISA)
has planned a number of speaker
presentations and activities for the Fall
2013 semester. Speakers will be
discussing information systems (IS)
careers, internships, experiences, and
new developments in the IS field. Be on
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The Student Advisory Council for the
College of Business Administration (SAC)
is a student run organization on campus
that actively works with the CBA dean’s
office. Members of SAC develop
professional skills, and network with
faculty, staff and local businesses to
enhance their resumes and work closely
with other students within the college.
SAC also provides members with great
leadership opportunities to gain
experience and to become more active
on-campus and specifically within the
CBA.
This semester we will be having our
annual food drive in early November. We
will also conduct a survey to collect
opinions of CBA students about a number
of issues. We hope to report the results to
the CBA Board of Advisors later this fall.
We will again help conduct Campus
Closeup events for the university, and
participate in other volunteer activities.
There is also potential to do a company
tour and have some guest speakers at
our meetings this fall.
Any student with a major or minor within
the college of business is strongly
encouraged to join our organization! We
meet every Tuesday at 7:30pm in room
105 Carl Wimberly Hall. We are looking
forward to a great and productive
semester and would love to have you join
us at our next meeting! If you have any
questions or would like more information
feel free to contact Sam Wallace at
[email protected]
CBA Newsletter
Fall 2013
CBA ADMINISTRATION
Accountancy.................................................................................................. Dr. Ken Winter
Economics....................................................................................................... Dr. TJ Brooks
Finance ....................................................................................................... Dr. Lise Graham
Information Systems .............................................................................. Dr. Kuang-Wei Wen
Management .............................................................................................. Dr. William Ross
Marketing ........................................................................................... Dr. Gwen Achenreiner
Small Business Development Center...............................................Anne Hlavacka, Director
MBA and International Programs ................................................................... Martina Skobic
Assistant to the Dean .................................................................................... Amelia Dittman
Interim Associate Dean ........................................................................... Dr. Glenn Knowles
Dean .............................................................................................................. Dr. Bruce May
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