Sian Mooney Joins Panel of Experts for C-FARE
Dr. Sian Mooney was recently asked by The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE) to be part of the “Blue Ribbon Panels of Experts.” The panel will consist of experts from diverse backgrounds, research interests, and other areas and will help to provide short- and long-run guidance about national and international matters of significance to policy makers. Information will flow two ways. The panel will answer questions from policy makers and it will provide C-FARE with advice about policy needs and concerns from the profession. Seven initial broad priority areas have been identified: (1) Energy, (2) Global Competitiveness and Profitability of Agriculture (3) Economic Opportunities in Rural Communities, (4) Natural Resources and Environmental Issues, (5) Consumer Concerns about Food, Health and Safety, (6) Climate Change, and (7) Development. Teams of experts in each of these areas will help inform policy decision making in food, agriculture and resource areas. Mooney will be part of the Climate Change panel.
C-FARE is a non-profit, non-partisan organization driving change in the food, agricultural, resource and applied economics profession. They are a conduit between the academic research community and policymakers. The issues addressed by applied economists affect the lives of every person on the planet. As a result, it is essential that our profession provide timely research that highlights the tradeoffs society faces and the way forward.
Nancy Napier Blogs about "The Gang"
Professor of Strategy and International Business, Nancy Napier posted her first blog with Psychology Today. Her blog name is Creativity Without Borders–Innovation from East to West and the first post is titled “Not Your Normal Gang.” Check it out.
Entrepreneurship Day in Idaho
Entrepreneurship Day in Idaho is a full day event that spotlights successful entrepreneurs, offers information and workshops for current and future entrepreneurs and encourages others to act on their entrepreneurial ideas. It is targeted to current and aspiring entrepreneurs in the community and on campus. (more…)
Nancy Napier – It's Your Business
Centre for Creativity and Innovation director, Nancy Napier, gives advice on KTVB’s It’s Your Business.
Executive MBA Open House
Boise State’s Executive MBA program will hold an open house for prospective students and interested companies from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 29th in the Stueckle Sky Center at Bronco Stadium. Those planning to attend should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 426-4034 to reserve a space.
Classes will begin in September 2012 and participants will earn an MBA degree in two academic years of part-time class attendance. The program is designed specifically for middle- to senior-level professionals who want to gain the leadership, business and innovation skills their organizations need on a schedule that minimizes work and personal life disruption.
Boise State’s Executive MBA was launched in 2006 and focuses on creativity in the evaluation of business problems, an immediate link between class projects and work tasks, an integrated curriculum that takes into account a wide range of business units and a trade mission-style international experience in Vietnam.
The program has earned very high marks in an independent survey of its graduates by the international Executive MBA Council, and 81 percent of graduates have said their Executive MBA degree had a positive impact on their careers.
For more information, visit cobe.boisestate.edu/emba.
CFOs Exposed – Get the inside scoop from successful local CFOs
Beta Alpha Psi and the Financial Management Association invite you to the Double R Ranch Room at the Stueckle Sky Center for the CFO Forum on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
CFOs from around the Treasure Vally will be on hand to interact with the students one-on-one, answering questions and giving guidance. RSVP by March 9.
Steven R. Appleton Leaves a Visible Impact on the College of Business and Economics
“The faculty and staff in the College of Business and Economics are deeply saddened by the death of Steve Appleton, one of our most distinguished alums. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Steve’s wife, Dalynn and his four children. Steve was such a great COBE supporter, not only financially, but with his time. He loved to come out to campus to speak with students and faculty and was an inspiration to us all. I was lucky to have had Steve in class in 1979 and even then he stood out as one of those students who loved to learn and wanted to know as much about the subject as possible. He carried that love of learning throughout his business career at Micron. For example, in the early 90s when he was doing business in Japan, he hired a tutor and learned to speak Japanese so he could be more effective in negotiation with Japanese partners and customers. As CEO of Micron Technology, Steve championed the Boise State University cause through the Micron Foundation. Evidence of this is the Micron Foundation’s gift of $12.5 million which made the new Micron Business and Economics Building a reality. He was so very excited about the new building and when we had a lunch a couple of weeks before his tragic death, we made plans for him to take a tour. Steve will be missed by those of us in the College of Business and Economics for many reasons, but I will miss his friendship most of all.” –Patrick Shannon, Dean
Marketing Faculty Chosen for Mobile Learning Initiative
Dr. Doug Lincoln, marketing professor and department chair, and Lisa Kleiman, business communication lecturer, have been chosen to participate in the Mobile Learning Initiative at Boise State University. This is a multi-year project to identify and support key uses of mobile technology that will impact the ways we teach and learn. (more…)
Student Spotlight – Armando Silva
Armando Silva is a volunteer coordinator at the Boys and Girls Club in Garden City who works with about 40 Boise State service-learning students as they interact with the children at the center. Silva is an international business major with minors in economics and marketing who plans to graduate in fall 2012.
Click here for an audio slideshow about his service-learning experiences, his views on international business and his study abroad opportunity in Bilbao, Spain.
Photos by John Kelly