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Mar. 30: Career Connections

A Social Hour with Purpose – Make Connections!

A chance to meet and mingle with Treasure Valley employers.

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Imagination Lab, MBEB 2302

The first hour will be facilitated by our host, followed by a social reception with appetizers.


Mar. 31: COBE Scholarship Series

COBE Research Share Day

Presenters from COBE faculty will share their recent research projects.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Friday, March 31

MBEB 4003

Each faculty will have a few minutes to quickly introduce their research programs and ideas. After the presentations, participants and guests will have opportunities to interact, discuss ideas and ask questions. Everyone is welcome. Light appetizers will be served.

The presenters and the title of their research topics are:

  • Shikhar Sarin “Informal Controls in Marketing:  A Typology and Effects on Organizational Engagement”
  • Jim Kroes “An Exploration of ‘Sticky’ Inventory Management in the Manufacturing Industry”
  • Christie Fuller “The Role of Marker Variables in Experimental Conditions of Common Method Variance”
  • Jack Marr “Clusters in the Wilderness”
  • Matt Castel “Hospital focus: An examination of its antecedents, complementarities, synergies, and effects on Triple Aim hospital performance outcomes”
  • Garrett McBrayer “CEO Age and ESG Disclosure: ‘Who confesses and why?”
  • Kelly Chen “Unequal Opportunities and Public Policy: The Impact of Parental Disability Benefits on Child Post-Secondary Attendance”
  • Dimitra Papadovasilaki “The Effect of Early & Salient Experiences on Subsequent Investment Behavior: An Experimental Study”
  • David Hunt “Segmenting Audiences for Health Risk Messages”
  • Ruth Jebe “Why Can’t We be Friends?   SASB, the SEC, and the Co-regulation of Corporate Financial Reporting”
  • Michail Fragkias “Estimating metropolitan economic output using Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite sensors”
  • Susan Park “An Exploration of Locational Privacy Rights”
  • Jan Stephens “Development of Internet of Things-Related Monitoring Policies”
  • Samia Islam “Post-recession Recovery and Well-being in the US: A Closer Look at the Opioid Epidemic”


2017 President’s Writing Awards

President's writing awards 2017 with illustration of pencilSubmit to the 2017 President’s Writing Awards! All contest categories are open to writing produced for undergraduate coursework at Boise State from spring 2016 through spring 2017. Two prizes will be awarded in each category: first prize, $200; second prize, $100.

Visit  to complete the submission form and upload your submission.

Deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017

Direct all inquiries to


Apr. 4: Careers are Brewing Workshop

Learning Outside the Classroom Workshop

Gaining career experience as a student.

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Career Services, MBEB Suite 1120

Join us for free coffee and learn about internship opportunities and how to land a rewarding internship experience.

Find more workshops and events from COBE Career Services.

(208) 426-3862 |

Apr. 7: Louis Tay Live CARMA Webcast

Construct Validation

Dr. Louis Tay, Purdue University

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Friday, April 7

Imagination Lab, MBEB 2302

Apr. 7: Keith Markus Live CARMA Webcast

Testing Causal Hypotheses

Dr. Keith Markus, CUNY

10-11 a.m.

Friday, April 7

Imagination Lab, MBEB 2302

Apr. 10: The Advertising Agency, Brad Weigle, Speaker

Brad Weigle

Boise State University’s American Marketing Association presents Brad Weigle

Brad Weigle is the digital director for Drake Cooper.

4:30 p.m.

Monday, April 10

MBEB 4201 Williams Executive Boardroom

Cool things about Brad Weigle

Since joining the Drake Cooper team in 2011, Brad Weigle has become the youngest director in the company’s 35+ year history. As Digital Director, he oversees all of Drake Cooper’s digital services and works with clients to bring more immersive brand experiences to consumers through digital mediums. In this role, he developed the agency’s Digital Planning process to further guide brands to an integrated digital approach.

In addition to his day-to-day work at the agency, Brad manages Idaho’s largest advertising internship, the Backstage Pass, where he coaches up-and-coming advertising talent. When he’s not helping interns at the agency, he guest lectures at Boise State and mentors students for the National Student Advertising Competition.

Brad graduated from Boise State with degrees in marketing and finance. In his spare time, he enjoys getting out on the course and improving his golf game. 

For additional information contact advisors David Hunt ( ) or Joanna Gabler (