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Faculty Spotlight – Mark Cowan

Cowan_MarkSeveral tax research publications by professor Mark Cowan, Department of Accountancy, were cited in an extensive article published in the November/December 2009 issue of Accounting Horizons, an American Accounting Association journal. The article, titled “The Impact of Academic Accounting Research on Professional Practice: An Analysis by the AAA Research Impact Task Force,” highlighted research publications that have had a significant impact on tax practice, tax policy and congressional deliberations.

Faculty Spotlight – Samia Islam

Samia Islam, Department of Economics, was an invited speaker at the Idaho Department of Labor on Nov. 19. Her presentation was titled “Recession 2009: A historical perspective on housing policy since the Great Depression” and was part of a colloquium organized by the Department of Labor’s Communication and Research unit.

December Student Spotlights

Fall 2009

David Rush – MBA

Deanna Berry – MSAT

Monte Moore – Accountancy

Emil Huseynov – Economics

Amanda Gibson – Finance

Jason Smart – Int’l Business

Michael Lampers – Supply Chain Management

Meghan Sorensen – Management

Dong “Sunny” Nguyen – Marketing

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Nina Ray and Gary McCain – New Publication

Marketing Professors, Gary McCain and Nina Ray, have just published “Guiding Tourists to Their Ancestral Homes” in International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, volume 3 number 4 2009 pp. 296-305.

TECenter Client Captures Multi-Million Dollar Funding

For the first time since Boise State’s TECenter opened, a client has obtained multi-million dollar venture capital funding.

Ready Financial has been a TECenter client since 2006. The company’s recent success was featured in an Idaho Statesman article online.

In addition, Ready Financial also made national headlines last week with the announcement of securing $7 million in funding. Read more about that story here.

The TECenter is readying space in the facility to continue to accelerate Ready Financial’s growth and employment, according to TECenter director John Glerum.

Gundars Kaupins – New Publication

Gundars (Gundy) Kaupins published “Social Networking and Longitudinal Web Activity in the Baltic States” in the Journal entitled Results of Statistical Scientific Research 2009 pp. 61-74. It is published and edited by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

Dusty Bodie Wins Golden Apple Award

Bodie_NancyDusty Bodie won the Golden Apple Award for the College of Business and Economics in appreciation of excellence and outstanding faculty service. Students nominate faculty for this award which is sponsored by the Associated Students of Boise State University. Dusty is among 42 nominees university-wide. Tom Gattiker and Matthew Maher were other nominees in the College of Business and Economics.