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December Convocation 2003, December 2003
College of Business alumnus Paul W. Boltz offered December graduates sage observations in his convocation address. Among his thoughts: "To understand the world and to understand your place in it, you must strive to understand the larger forces at work in your time."

Pension-Fund Planning, December 2003
Finance Professor Steven D'Arcy and Illinois State University colleague Kevin Ahlgrim released a white paper on State of Illinois pension obligations this fall. The paper is available on the Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois website.

Global Security Conference Coordinated by Illinois CIBER, November 2003
Keeping international operations secure was the focus of a one-day conference sponsored by almost twenty CIBER centers around the country. Illinois CIBER staff coordinated the session, which was followed by a research workshop.

Harlem Globetrotters CEO Explains His Entrepreneurial Strategy, November 2003
Mannie Jackson said the first thing he learned when he began his career was that the business world is not strictly business. He discovered that he needed to approach business the way he approached a basketball game. That philosophy stood him in good stead when he purchased the Harlem Globetrotters.

SEC Enforcement Team Accountant Offers Regulatory Perspective, October 2003
Donald Ryba, a senior staff accountant for the Securities and Exchange Commission, is part detective, part accountant, part legal eagle. He visited the Department of Accountancy as a speaker in their fall Lyceum series.

McDonald's CFO, an Accountancy Alumnus, Discusses His Challenges at Accountancy Lyceum, October 2003
Matthew Paull, CFO of McDonald's, was one of the speakers at the 2003 Accountancy Lyceum. Paull and Mary Healy, VP for investor relations at McDonald's, visited campus in September.

Student Leadership Conference Attracts 75 Participants, Offers Challenging Sessions, October 2003
Students leaders gathered for challenging sessions hosted by American Express Tax & Business Services and Deloitte & Touche, co-sponsored the Sixth Annual 2003 Business Council Leadership Conference.

CIBER-sponsored Workshop Investigates Global Business Reporting, August 2003
The business of business journalism was the subject of a July workshop sponsored by the College's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) center.

Entrepreueur Offers Sage Advice, July 2003
Dan Kardatzke, who graduated from the College of Business in 1996 with a degree in Finance, is a co-founder of Frey Technologies, a company that is developing a personal video recorder called SageTV. Read about his journey from employee to entrepreneur.

Convocation Speech, May 2003
Richard Frank, a 1965 graduate of the College of Business, returned to campus to deliver a convocation address to the Class of 2003. His reflections and thoughts are available in their entirety.

MBA and EMBA Convocation Speech, May 2003
Avy Stein delivered the convocation address to the MBA and EMBA Class of 2003. Excerpts from his remarks are available.

MBA Team Wins NASA Means Business Competition for Fourth Straight Year, May 2003
With ideas, innovations, and inventions, a team of MBA students and some Advertising Department colleagues again won this prestigious competition

Entertainment Entreprenuer Carves Niche, February 2003
Grammy-winning engineer Tom Lord-Alge presented his entrepreneurial story at a seminar sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurial Development.

Steven Miller Delivers Leighton Lecture on Ethics, February 2003
Former CEO of Shell Oil Steven Miller gave a talk on ethics and business in the 21st century to a packed house. His presentation was the 2003 Leighton Lecture on Ethics. The full Leighton Lecture is available online (using Windows Media Player).

Dean Interviewed for Postmarks, February 2003
A newsletter produced by the university News Bureau for parents of undergraduate students included an interview with Dean Avijit Ghosh.