Brian Greber, adjunct professor of economics, was quoted in a front-page Idaho Statesman story about the large numbers of baby boomers headed into retirement and the need to train replacement workers. Read the story here.
Monthly Archives: April 2012
Brian Greber Quoted in Idaho Statesman
Napier’s Blog: English as a Creative Adventure
Napier’s latest blog brings a spring to the step and smile to the face.
COBEAC Announces Teaching and Research Awards
The COBE Advisory Council (COBEAC) awarded the annual COBEAC Faculty Awards to Paul Bahson for excellence in research and Dwayne Barney for excellence in teaching.
The COBEAC is made up of business leaders who counsel COBE administration on a wide range of strategic issues central to the College’s mission. The COBEAC reveiew team had high praise for Bahnson and Barney and for all the nominees which are:
Teaching: Karen Coral, Brian McNatt, Somia Islam, and Troy Hyatt
Research: Jeff Sugheir, Regis Terpend and Shikhar Sarin
IB Director Meredith Taylor Black featured in Update Story
COBE Director of International Business, Meredith Taylor Black, was featured in Update article about the annual Idaho World Trade Day and Taylor Black’s work developing an International Trade Certificate Program and more. Read the complete story here.
COBE Dean’s Choice Award Winners
9th Annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Conference was held on April 16. The following are the recipients of the COBE Dean’s Choice Awards:
“A Modern Look at the Black-White Income Gap,” by Adam Wolfe; faculty sponsor: Dr. Samia Islam
“The Efficacy of Drug Treatment Programs with a Criminal Justice Component, ” Team Members: Steve Canty, David Welsh; faculty sponsor: Dr. Kelly Cobourn
“The Economics of Buying Local,” Team Members: Victoria Kazimir, Scott Johnson, Shaun Wheeler, Douglas Avera; faculty sponsor: Dr. Scott Lowe
“A Comparison of Pollution Mitigation: Taxation or Biologically Driven Pollution Control, with Increasing, Inherent Benefits,” Team Members: Eric Brigaman, Robert Humphrey, John Riddle, Chelsea White; faculty sponsor: Dr. Scott Lowe
COBE Graduate and Student Featured at Spring Commencement
Allen D. Dykman, COBE economics graduate, will be awarded an honorary doctorate at Boise State University’s spring Commencement Saturday, May 12. Dykman grew up in Pocatello and came to Boise State on a football scholarship. After earning a bachelor’s degree in 1974, he joined the family electrical supply business before founding his own company, Dykman Electric Inc., in 1981 with his wife, Dixie.
The Dykmans gift toward the Micron Business and Economics Building will be recognized in the Dykman Financial Trading Room. On the second floor overlooking the Jackson commons below, the Dykman Financial Trading Room is a technologically sophisticated lab where students manager equity and bond portfolios using real money.
Dykman has served as president of the Bronco Athletic Association, the Alumni Association and the Boise State Foundation—one of only two people in Boise State history to serve as president of all three groups. He also co-chaired the university’s first-ever comprehensive campaign and is currently working with the Alumni Association to raise funds for a new Alumni and Friends Center. In addition to continued charitable gifts to Boise State, he and Dixie have endowed scholarships at each of Idaho’s public four-year institutions of higher education.
And, this spring’s student Commencement speaker is COBE economics student George M. Fenton, from Post Falls, Idaho, who is graduating with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average, earning a bachelor of arts in economics with a minor in mathematics. Since January 2011 Fenton has served as an intern for Keynetics CEO Brad Wiskirchen, director of the Salt Lake City Federal Reserve. In 2010 he participated in a summer program at Georgetown University and fulfilled an internship at the United States Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.
Fenton has been a member of the Honors College since coming to Boise State in 2008 as a Brown Scholar. He also was an award-winning member of the national champion Boise State University Speech and Debate team, the “Talkin’ Broncos. He has been accepted to Oxford University and plans to pursue graduate school after serving two years at the Federal Reserve.
The Commencement ceremony will include a processional and recessional, individual recognition of graduates and the hooding of doctoral candidates. Widescreens will be set up so family and friends can see the graduates up close as they are individually recognized. Boise State will broadcast the ceremony live online for those who cannot attend.
A reception for graduates and their families will be held immediately following the ceremony on the Intramural Field adjacent to Taco Bell Arena and the Appleton Tennis Center. Each college will have a designated area where graduates can meet family after the ceremony to take photos and introduce them to faculty.
Dean Shannon Announces Summer Research Funding
The following projects have been accepted for funding for summer 2012:
“The Carbon Footprint of Higher Education,” Tom Gattiker, Scott Lowe and Regis Terpend
“The Adoption and Use of Mobile Learning Strategies by Business Faculty Members to Support Blended Learning Environments,” Doug Lincoln
“Challenging the Foundations of Stakeholder Theory: Does Urgency Moderate the Effects of Power on Stakeholder Salience?” Jason MacDonald and Matt Maher
“The Political Economy of Major Water Infrastructure Investments in the Western United States: Evidence from Historical Voting Rounds,” Zeynep Hansen and Scott Lowe
“Clickers in a Large Legal Studies Classroom,” Susan Park
“Multidisciplinary Research and Formation of New College Majors: Impact on Business Innovation,” Zeynep Hansen and Samia Islam
“The Impact of Academic Rank and Tenure Status on Grading Outcomes: An Empirical Analysis from a Large Public University,” Zeynep Hansen and Scott Lowe
“Electronic Textbooks: Antecedent of Students’ Adoption and Learning Outcomes,” Regis Terpend, Tom Gattiker and Scott Lowe
“The Use of Online Versus Traditional College Degrees in Hiring Decisions,” Gundy Kaupins
Teaching Innovation Proposals
“MBA 588 Online,” Susan Park
“Designing Management Communications: MBA Course Development & Integration,” Pat Delana
“Sustainability Teaching Case: Lifecycle Assessment at Great Outdoors, Inc.” Tom Gattiker
“A Teaching Innovation: Integrating Sustainability into the COBE Curriculum,” Scott Lowe
“HRM 340 Employee & Labor Relations – Online,” Jim Wanek
“Developing an Undergraduate Accounting Research Course,” Paul Bahnson and Mark Cowan
Thanks to the following for their time and talents in reviewing the proposals:
Research – Tom English, Brian McNatt, Kent Neupert, and Charlotte Twight
Teaching Innovation – Elorriaga Professors Phil Fry and Gary McCain
COBE Professors Receive Best Paper Award
Gundars Kaupins (Boise State, left), Malcolm Coco (Abilene Christian), Andrew Little (Abilene Christian), and Decateur Reed (Boise State, right) received a best paper research award for their “Human Resource Professional Ethical Perceptions of Organizational Online Monitoring” at the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, Dallas, Texas, April 21, 2012.
Student Spotlight Awards for April and May
COBE Student Spotlights for April – May
Congratulations to the following students for being selected for COBE’s Student Spotlights for the months of April and May.
- Zachary Bolduc – MBA
- Spencer Cobia – MSA
- Nicole Katsuki – Accountancy
- Joseph Tamasonis – Economics
- Brandon Kelly — Entrepreneurship Management
- Chaz Johnson – Finance
- Anis Abduqodirova – General Business Management
- Dagen Downard – Human Resource Management
- Thanh Thai – Information Technology Management
- Leonardo Raya – International Business
- Chelsee Apple – Marketing
- Ariel Rogers – Supply Chain Management