February 2005  

Gift Names Technology & Management Program
The provost announced the renaming of the Technology & Management Program this month because of an endowment gift from Leonard and Mary Lou Hoeft, long-time benefactors of the program. Read more>>

College Announces Part-time Evening MBA

The College will offer a part-time evening MBA for working professionals starting next year. Students will take classes on campus, two evenings a week, and complete the program in 2.5 years.
Read the press release>>

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President Bush greets Jeff Brown, finance faculty.On Stage with the President

It's heady stuff -- being on stage with the President and riding in Air Force One. Jeff Brown, assistant professor in the Department of Finance, experienced both and participated in numerous interviews this month. Read more>>
You can also read Brown's remarks on Social Security reform in St. Louis Today.

Faculty Entrepreneurs Share Their Stories
Four campus faculty members from diverse disciplines participated in a panel discussion about how they merge their entrepreneurial drives with their passions for teaching. The Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership hosted the event. Read more>>

ADM's Margaret Loebl.ADM Executive Describes Her Challenges

Margaret Loebl's job as vice president for finance at Archer Daniels Midland gives her global challenges and more than the average amount of risk. Read more>>

Cityscape in Poland.MBA 2005 Study Trip to Poland
MBA students learned about business challenges in Poland during their study trip in January. Excerpts from students' diaries document their academic and cultural experiences. Read more>>


"Over the Top" Study Tour to China Reveals Entrepreneurial Spirit
The relevance and scale of entrepreneurial forces in China were revealed during the first study tour organized by the Center for Entrepreneurial Development. Read more>>

Women's Leadership Conference: Inspired to Achieve
Members of the Illinois MBA's Women in Business organization planned and hosted a conference earlier this month. Speakers offered their varied perspectives on what serves as their inspirations. Read more>>

Sarbanes-Oxley and Information Security

Information security is a corporate hot button right now and some say it is because of Sarbanes-Oxley. Ira Solomon, head of the Department of Accountancy, says that SOX doesn't specify what kinds of information control are necessary. Read more>>

SEC Senior Staff Accountant Looks at Audits
Donald Ryba talked about the shifting landscape of public company accounting at his Lyceum presentation earlier this month. Read more>>


Kent Monroe.Kent Monroe Honored by AMA
Friends and colleagues honored Kent Monroe at the American Marketing Association conference in San Antonio. Read more>>


Leo Melamed.College Welcomes Leo Melamed
Leo Melamed, often called the father of financial futures, was on campus recently as a guest lecturer. Read more>>


Alumni Profile: Sal Rudo
Saul Rudo is a partner in the Chicago law firm Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman and manages their tax department. Read more>>

April 8 in Chicago: Spring Luncheon
Join the College of Business Alumni Association as they host their annual Spring Luncheon event in Chicago. Meet fellow alumni and hear keynote speaker Avy Stein, Managing Partner, Willis Stein & Partners, LLC. Date: April 8, 2005. Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.. Location: Fairmont Hotel, International Ballroom, 900 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago. Cost: $50 per person; $500 table of ten. Questions? Call 217-244-6669.

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