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Japanese Family of Boise State Graduates

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Takami, Rie and Shuhei Nakagawa, Japanese Alumni and Student family, COBE, MBEB, Carrie Quinney photo

Takami and Rie Nakagawa from Tokyo were in Boise, Idaho this spring for their son Shuhei’s graduation from Boise State University. Their story began years go when Takami and Rie attended Boise State as international students. Takami Nakagawa, was from Tokyo. Rie Yoshida, was from Osaka. The accountancy majors met at Morrison Hall and fell in love. After graduating in 1981, they returned to Japan and married.

Shuhei Nakagawa, Japanese student with parents' photo, Carrie Quinney photo

Shuhei Nakagaw in 2014 holding a photo of his parents that met while attending Boise State.

While raising Shuhei in Tokyo, they talked often about their experience in the United States, about how beautiful the Boise State campus was and about the kindness of Boise residents. It is no wonder Shuhei decided to come to Boise State University to get an accounting degree.

After his graduation, Shuhei began work on June 1, 2015, at PriceWaterhouseCoopers-Tokyo.

 

Bill Lathen Retiring After 31 Years of Service to Boise State

 

Bill Lathen Boise State professor of accountancy Over the years, thousands of alumni and friends have been inspired by Bill Lathen’s teaching, advocacy and leadership — perhaps in one of his classes or through a conversation in the hallway, or even as alumni returning to campus.

This spring, Lathen is retiring after 31 years of service to Boise State University, including eight years as dean (1998–2006) and 10 years as department chair for accountancy (1987–1996). His passion and commitment to students in the College of Business and Economics has been exceptional and his impact will be felt for years to come.

Among Lathen’s legacies in the College of Business and Economics is the master of accountancy program. This program is close to his heart, as evidenced by his creation of the Bill & Becky Lathen Scholarship to support accounting students in the graduate program. You may honor Lathen with a contribution to this named scholarship. Include a personal message when you make a gift online.

To leave a personal message for Lathen without making a gift, click here.

Nina Ray, COBE Professor, Co-published Basque Jaialdi Festival Article

Ray_NinaInternational business professor Nina Ray and history professor John Bieter co-published an article on the upcoming Basque Jaialdi festival in the “Travel, Tourism and Identity” issue of the Culture & Civilization series, published by Transaction Publishers in April.

The title of their article is “I Don’t Know Where I Am — Boise or the Basque Country.” It explores the history of the upcoming Jaialdi festival in Boise, which is one of the largest Basque festivals in the world and attracts tens of thousands of visitors from around the globe. The article also mentions that of particular note this year is the “soccer friendly” between Athletic Bilbao and the Mexican Club Tijuana professional teams.

This premier match will be played in Albertsons Stadium on the Boise State campus on July 29. Bieter and his colleagues were instrumental in making this first-time event happen.

Tom Gattiker Received Best Associate Editor Award

Tom Gattiker, professor College of Business and Economics at Boise State University

Tom Gattiker, chair of the Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management, is the Journal of Supply Chain Management’s 2014 Best Associate Editor. This is Gattiker’s second time receiving the award; he received it in 2007.

Awards will be presented at the Academy of Management’s Professional Development Workshop titled, “Journal of Supply Chain Management Best Paper Session: Crafting a High Quality Research Paper,” in August in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The Journal of Supply Chain Management (JSCM) is a scholarly, research journal which has been published since 1965. JSCM has been ranked third among 27 supply management journals. Since 2007, JSCM has been repositioned with the mission of being the journal of choice among supply chain management scholars, by attracting high-quality, high-impact behavioral research focusing on theory-building and empirical methodologies.

Nancy Napier “Reviewing Habits,” Thanks to Her Dog

 

See Nancy Napier’s latest article, “Reviewing habits, thanks to my dog,” in the Idaho Statesman.  Changing or deleting a habit may make life a little easier, or at least more pleasant.

Leslie Koppenhafer, Assistant Professor Department of Marketing, Quoted in KTVB Story “Pink Tax”

image: Leslie Koppenhafer, associate professor, Dept. of Management at College of Business and Economics at Boise State University

Leslie Koppenhafer, assistant professor in the Department of Marketing, was quoted in a KTVB Channel 7 story about the “Pink Tax,” which results in women paying $1,400 more than men each year in extra costs and fees for personal care products. She encourages more women to take a stand against gender pricing. Read the full story here.

 

Regis Terpend’s Paper Published in Journal of Supply Chain Management

image Regis Terpend, associate professor at College of Business and Economics at Boise State UniversityRegis Terpend, associate professor of supply chain management, has had a manuscript accepted for publication. “Competition or Cooperation? Promoting Supplier Performance with Incentives Under Varying Conditions of Dependence” will be published in Volume 51, Issue 3 (2015) of the Journal of Supply Chain Management (JSCM).

JSCM  is a scholarly, research journal which has been published since 1965. JSCM has been ranked third among 27 supply management journals in terms of overall journal evaluation. Since 2007, JSCM’s mission is to be the journal of choice among supply chain management scholars, by attracting high-quality, high-impact behavioral research focusing on theory-building and empirical methodologies.