“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
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Steven R. Appleton Leaves a Visible Impact on the College of Business and Economics
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Beyond the Blue Podcast: Effective Use of Creativity and Innovation with Nancy Napier
Learn six important rules on how organizations can use creativity and innovation to boost performance. Nancy Napier, professor of strategy and executive director of the Centre for Creativity and Innovation in the College of Business and Economics, shares insight gained from her research into that question in this week’s Beyond the Blue faculty podcast “Effective Use of Creativity and Innovation.” (more…)
Admission to COBE – New Rules in Effect
Watch our Building Grow!
Click on the above image to view daily progress on the Micron Business and Economics Building and learn more about the building.
COBE Tackles Design Thinking, Export Excellence
The College of Business and Economics (COBE) just completed two innovative new projects — a “design thinking” session and an international export program — aimed at forming a strong network among academic experts and business leaders and giving students valuable experiences.
The college received $70,000 in start-up funds from 2007 Fiesta Bowl proceeds for the design thinking project. Modeled after a program at Stanford, it matched teams of leaders from participating companies — Biomark, Intermountain Gas Company, Preco Electronics and St. Luke’s Health System — with business faculty members and a student. The teams met several times this semester to learn the design thinking process and tackle a looming but ill-defined problem within each company. (more…)