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Representatives from Taiwan, Boise State University and Idaho Department of Commerce Discuss Partnership

Taiwanese dignitaries visit Boise StateOn August 15 at the College of Business and Economics, Boise State President Bob Kustra, Vice President of the Division of Research and Economic Development Mark Rudin, Dean of the College of Engineering Amy Moll, COBE faculty Jack Marr and Mark Buchannan, representatives from the Idaho Department of Commerce, and TechHelp hosted the leadership of Taiwan’s Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in Seattle to discuss further partnerships between Taiwanese technology businesses, government representatives, and Boise State students, faculty and TechHelp. We look forward to continuing to strengthen ties in the future and build an exchange of ideas and work.

Small Business Development Center Re-brands its Accelerators

SBDC Business Accelerator logoThe Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC), housed in the College of Business and Economics, has undergone a re-brand, bringing two accelerators under the management of the main office.

The SBDC merged two previously separated regions and took on the management and programming for two business accelerators, located in downtown Boise and Nampa. The restructure means both accelerators are under the same administration and management as the main SBDC office located in the Micron Business and Economics building.

The 38,000-square-foot building formerly known as the TECenter in Nampa will be known as the SBDC Business Accelerator – Nampa, and the 2,000-square-foot building formerly known as the Green House in downtown Boise, which is generously hosted by the City of Boise, will be known as the SBDC Business Accelerator – Boise.

The SBDC also has taken a fresh look at the programs being offered through the accelerators as well as throughout the region. Programs once exclusive to accelerator clients are now available to clients not in residence, and the SBDC’s traditional trainings are now much more integrated into the accelerators.

Read the Update story on accelerators here. Visit the SBDC Business Accelerator website.

COBE UNPRME Signatory Listed in Statesman’s Achievements Section

Boise State University's College of  Business and Economics student sustainability reporters 2015

The College of Business and Economics received recognition in the Idaho Statesman’s Achievements by Treasure Valley Companies for becoming a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Measurement Education to foster responsible management education, research and thought leadership.

The U.N. agency aligns with the college’s Responsible Business Initiative, sponsored by Wells Fargo.

Read more about UNPRME here.

COBE Professor Gundy Kaupins’ Article on Bonuses, in Idaho Statesman

Gundars "Gundy" Kaupins professor College of Business and Economics at Boise StateGundars (Gundy) Kaupins’ article “Bonuses for Banking, Finance Executives Sometimes Backfire” was in the Idaho Statesman Business Insider, Aug. 17 -Sept. 20 edition.  Kaupins discuses the downsides to bonuses.

Read Kaupins’ article here.

Denise English Passed FSA Part 1 Exam

image Denise English, College of Business and Economics at Boise State UniversityDenise English, professor of accountancy, passed the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) part 1 exam administered by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and will complete part 2 in September. Related to the exam, English will present a paper at the Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues in November titled “The SASB’s New Accounting Credential – Potentially Adding Exponential Value to the CPA Credential.”

COBE Graduates and Friends Honored as Distinguished Alumni

distinguished alum and service award winners Tracy Andrus, Gary Piva, Larry Anguinchona, Neil Nelson

Top row: Tracy Andrus, Gary Piva. Bottom row: Larry Arguinchona, Neil Nelson.

Four of the six accomplished Boise State alumni that will be honored with the 2016 Distinguished Alumni and Alumni Service Awards have ties to COBE.

COBE graduate, Tracy Andrus, is receiving a Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Andrus majored in marketing receiving her bachelor of business administration in ’79 and she earned a master of business administration in 2003. Andrus is president of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State.

Gary Piva, received his bachelor of business administration in accountancy in ’69. Piva is the retired chief financial officer for Winco Foods. He is being honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Larry and Karen Arguinchona are long-time friends of the college. The Larry and Karen Arguinchona Graduate Classroom on the 4th floor of the Micron Business and Economics Building, room 4001, is name for them. Larry Arguinchona will be receiving a Distinguished Alumni Service Award.

Neil Nelson, president and owner of ESI Construction, is a supporter of the COBE golf tournament which raises funds for scholarships. And, ESI was the general contractor for our building. Nelson will be receiving a Distinguished Alumni Award.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards honor those with outstanding professional and personal accomplishments within their chosen profession. The Distinguished Alumni Service Award honors inspirational recipients for their professional achievements and extraordinary dedication and commitment to volunteer service for the university and the Alumni Association.

The honorees will be recognized on Friday, Oct. 14, in the Double R Ranch Room in the Stueckle Sky Center at Boise State. This Homecoming celebration honors extraordinary alumni who exemplify the loyalty, passion and innovation of dedicated Broncos.

Read the Update story on the alumni fall gala here.

Susan Park Co-authored Article Published in the American Business Law Journal

Susan Park, chair of the Department of Management and associate professor of legal studies in business, co-authored an article that Susan Park, assistant professor of business law, Boise State Univesitywas recently published in the American Business Law Journal. The article, “Digital Self-Ownership: A Publicity-Rights Framework for Determining Social Media Rights,” examines the right of employees to control a social media profile and its audience. Relying on the legal concept of publicity rights, it argues that employees should be entitled to protection and post-employment retention of social media unless the work falls squarely within the scope of employment. The American Business Law Journal is an Academy of Legal Studies in Business publication and a leading U.S. business law journal.