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 susan_park_5x5cSusan Park has been selected as one of four “Invited Scholars” to participate in the American Business Law Journal (ABLJ) “Invited Scholars Colloquium” which will be held at the annual convention in Seattle in August.  Invited participants “commit to present a scholarly paper for extended discussion and analysis” with the ABLJ Board and other distinguished authors from the ALSB [Academy of Legal Studies in Business] membership.”

The Management Department has two stars featured in the Spring 14 “Focus on Boise State University.”  Congrats to Shelle Poole working with Leadership Idaho and Jeff Sugheir discussing business launches.

The Boise State Graduate team won the 2014 Pacific Northwest Case Study Competition sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management.  The competition includes graduate and undergraduate students for a $2,500 cash prize and complementary team registration to the 2014 Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando.  The competition was April 4-5.   The graduate team competed against the Wayland Baptist.  The undergraduate division had 14 teams and our team placed seventh.

Graduate Team: 
Amanda Mumford, Erin Denney, Chase Twilley, Kelly Suter Undergraduate Team:  Ashleigh Anderson, Melissa Black, Rachel McFarland, Stephanie Rabon, Tess Morrow, Zane Woolsey  Alternates: Erin Kumar, Hannah Felt, Kailee Munson

Team Coach:  Decateur Reed

The graduate team (pictured below) is Amanda Mumford, Kelly Suter, Chase Twilley, and Erin Denny.COBE HR Games Graduate Team group, for Amanda Mumford



ReedTeam with Decateur Reed



Winning CheckTeam with Diana Gould, Pacific Northwest Regional Director of the Society for Human Resource Management


Student Quotes:  
“It was a Fantastic exercise in teamwork and public speaking. I’m proud to bring home the W for Boise State and our program.” Erin Denney – MBA Student Boise State University
“Competing in the SHRM Regional Case Competition was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It was an incredible opportunity to work as a team to compete and solve important HR and business issues. This was a great opportunity to put concepts learned into action and test knowledge in a competitive arena. It was also a great opportunity to build my network and meet HR professionals and students from all over.” Amanda R. Mumford – MBA Student Boise State University

D. Brian McNatt, COBECongrats to Brian McNatt in his promotion to associate professor and receiving tenure status.



BusinessTipsGundars Kaupins published Business Aha! Tips:  Ethics for Managers.  This is with CCI Press.