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George Davis Speaks on Leadership

Alpha Kappa Psi brings internationally renown speaker, George Davis, to talk about Leadership; who leaders are, how leaders are leaders, and why.

When: October 1st (This Thursday) from 7-9pm

Where: Bishop-Barnwell room SUB

Cost: $5 students, $25 community members

For more information on George Davis visit:

Questions/to buy ticket: Call or e-mail Erin Downey (208)241-8500 or

First 100 people will get in.

Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed business professional fraternity founded at Boise State in 1969. They work on becoming future business leaders through professional service, volunteering, fundraising, and social events. Their motto is “Shaping people, shaping business.”

German Students Visit Boise State to Learn How the U.S. Does Business

Twelve Master of Science in Real Estate Management students from Dresden, Germany, just wrapped up a weeklong residency in Boise to learn about commercial real estate development in the United States. The third annual event was presented by Boise State’s Centre for Creativity & Innovation in the College of Business and Economics, in cooperation with the Europäisches Institut für postgraduate Bildung an der Technischen Universität Dresden e. V. — EIPOS. (more…)

Professor Minch to Speak at Future Tech Idaho 2009

Robert Minch, Senior Professor in COBE’s Information Technology and Supply Chain Management Department, will be presenting October 13 at the Future Tech Idaho 2009. His presentation is titled, The Role Of Classical IT In Education Today and will be held at 10:00 AM.

This all day seminar will be held at Boise State University, Student Union Building – Jordan Hall.

COBE Dean Patrick Shannon is a Steering Committee Member of this event.

Students Train to Provide On-site Energy Evaluations

During these difficult economic times, businesses are scrambling to save money. One way is to reduce their energy usage, and Boise State and the Idaho Small Business Development Center (a service arm of COBE) are teaming up to help them do so. (more…)

Spring 2010 Scholarships Application Deadline

The College of Business and Economics Advisory Committee is providing two scholarships for single working parents and for veterans of military service. Each scholarship is worth $2,432. (more…)

Sandy Gough Selected for Master Professor

Sandy Gough, Associate Professor, Management

Sandy Gough was unanimously selected for induction into The Business Strategy Game Hall of Fame as a Master Professor. Out of more than 4,000 registered BSG instructors, Sandy and 13 others have achieved Master Professor status by having one or more Grand Champion teams in the Best-Strategy Invitational competition for August of 2009.

Professor Tom Gattiker‘s Publication Wins Best Paper Award

Craig Carter, Tom Gattiker and Lisa Ellram

Craig Carter, Tom Gattiker and Lisa Ellram

The Journal of Supply Chain Management recently announced the winner of the 2008 Harold E. Fearon Best Paper Award. (more…)