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COBE Accountancy Faculty — Hyatt, Koeppen and Bahnson — Published in The CPA Journal

Paul Bahnson

Paul Bahnson

David Koeppen

David Koeppen

Troy Hyatt

Troy Hyatt

Paul R. Bahnson, professor; David Koeppen, emeritus professor; and Troy Hyatt, associate professor in the Department of Accountancy have written an article titled “Improving Income Statement Reporting of Debt Extinguishments.” The article is published in November 2017 issue of The CPD Journal. The paper suggests that FASB reestablish separate line item reporting for debt extinguishment transactions to ensure users can fully comprehend their impact.

Read “Improving Income Statement Reporting of Debt Extinguishments” here.

Brian Greber Selected to be Forum on the Future Panel

Brian GreberBrian Greber, adjunct faculty of economics and management, will serve on the Idaho Business Review’s 2017 Forum on the Future from 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Boise Centre East.

The forum will focus on how Idaho is one of the fastest-growing  states in  the country and that expansion shows no signs of slowing down. The  Department of Labor claims Idaho’s population will grow at three times the national rate between now and 2025.

The panel of experts will talk about what they expect to see in technology, real estate, construction, agribusiness and healthcare in 2018.

Individual tickets for the event are $40 and can be purchased online.

Boise State Alumni Fill Boise City Council Seats

After the recent local elections, all six Boise City Council seats are filled by Boise State alumni, one of which is a COBE graduate, Scot Ludwig (BBA, quantitative management, ’82).

See the other Boise State alumni here.

Janet Mosebach Interview by Boise State Public Radio

Janet MosebachJanet Mosebach was interviewed by Boise State Public Radio about the GOP tax reform proposal. The article, titled “New GOP Tax Proposal Could Impact High Earners In Idaho,” is available to read and listen to on the Boise State Public Radio website.

COBE Living-Learning Community Helps Restore Table Rock Area

cobe living-learning community members planting sage brush along table rock trail

Students in the COBE Living-Learning Community participated in rehabilitation and restoration work on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in the Boise Foothills. They join many others (more than 400 people) planting native species on land that was charred in the 2016 Table Rock Fire. Volunteers planted sagebrush and bitterbrush, and organizers brought in a variety of grasses.

The planting event was organized through a partnership between Boise Parks and Recreation, the Idaho Botanical Garden, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the Bureau of Land Management and Land Trust of the Treasure Valley.

Jack Marr Presented at the Academy of International Business Northeast

Jack MarrJack Marr, clinical associate professor of international business in the Department of Management, gave a research presentation at the Academy of International Business Northeast at Temple’s Fox School of Business on Oct. 21. Marr’s work is around how informal social networks, when tied with corporate strategy and public policy, can increase global economic clustering without relying too heavily on tax incentives and subsidies.

COBE Accountancy Graduate, Ron Crouch, Receives Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Ron CrouchRon Crouch (’77, BBA, accountancy) is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Crouch is a retired program manager for the State of Idaho Division of Building Safety. He is the current president of the Intercollegiate Knights Alumni Chapter.

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 Boise State Alumni Association.

Honorees will be celebrated at the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala. The Alumni Associate in also celebrating it’s 50th year. The theme for the gala will be a nostalgic journey back to 1967, the ballroom will be transformed to an era of 60s glamour.