College of Business and Economics News and Events
The campus community is invited to join the Department of Economics for a faculty candidate research presentation. Garret Christensen of the University of California, Berkeley will present his research “Occasional Fatalities and Labor Supply: Evidence from the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan” at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21 in the Micron Business and Economics Building, Room 2101.
Legislators, public officials, business and religious leaders, and other thought leaders of Idaho will be on campus today for a Climate Briefing. Experts from Boise State University will share their assessment of current impacts and future projections of climate as it relates to water, energy key species, cities and economics in Idaho. A round table discussion will follow brief individual presentations.
Presenters are Lejo Flores, associate professor of geosciences and director of Flores Lab; Jen Forbey, associate professor of biology; Michail Fragkias, assistant professor of economics and director of the COBE Business Research and Economic Development Center; John Gardner, professor of engineering and director of the CAES Energy Efficiency Research Institute; Scott Lowe, associate professor of economics and director of the Environmental Studies Program; and Jen Pierce, associate professor of geosciences.
The nonprofit management minor is a 20 credit focus on nonprofit management and community development efforts. Students from all majors can use this minor to pursue their interests in all manner of philanthropy and community development in a variety of policy areas. Classes are offered in the summer, fall and spring.
Management Department Chair Gundars (Gundy) Kaupins reports, “The nonprofit minor now has 68 students. I expected that number to grow as fall and spring nonprofit courses will be offered for the first time. It is exciting to see student interest in this field.”
Diane Schooley-Pettis, associate dean and professor, College of Business and Economics selected as one of the 2015 Women of the Year.
Diane Schooley-Pettis is associate dean for faculty and administrative affairs and professor of finance. She joined the College of Business and Economics in 1989 and has served as associate dean since 1999. Her responsibilities include oversight of faculty processes, accreditation, strategic budgeting, analysis, reporting and planning, information technology and facilities. She earned a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Her research interests include consumer finance and sustainability reporting. Schooley-Pettis is actively involved with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
The Idaho Business Review has selected four Boise State employees and 13 alumnae as 2015 Women of the Year. The award celebrates Idaho’s most successful women from public, private and charitable business sectors and the lessons that have contributed to their unique business experiences. The 50 honorees are chosen for their leadership, achievements, community service, for reaching their goals and for having what the review panel referred to as the “wow factor.”
Jonathan Krutz, who teaches undergraduate and MBA business communications, was quoted in an Associated Press story about the legality of slot machines operating at Garden City’s Les Bois Park. Krutz serves on the board of the national Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation.
Boise State Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi (co-ed business fraternity) organized a giving tree this past December. On the tree were paper stars with the Christmas wishes of Boise families. Many AKPsi members picked stars, then as a group, they also bought gifts for all the unpicked stars. Approximately 60 gifts were donated — clothes, toys, 2 bikes, a laptop and printer. AKPsi members collected and delivered the gifts to the Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Center. Giraffe Laugh supplied the family and wish information. A big thanks to Alpha Kappa Psi for their support of our community. AKPsi thanks the COBE faculty and staff who contributed.