KPMG LLP and KPMG Foundation Announce Support

KPMG LLP and the KPMG Foundation announced a pledge in support of the College of Business Investing in Excellence campaign. KPMG's $1 million gift will be used to construct a suite of offices in the planned instructional facility on the Urbana campus. MORE» 

Joshua Pollet.Attention, Demographics, and the Stock Market

Information about obvious and predictable demographic changes that will impact age-sensitive industries isn't used by investors. Research by Assistant Professor of Finance Josh Pollet, available in a downloadable working paper, was featured in a recent New York Times article. MORE»

Steve D'Arcy.Public Pension Stress Budgets

Public pension promises are draining state and city budgets. Professor of Finance Steve D'Arcy comments. MORE»

David Ikenberry.High-priced Stocks Don't Necessarily Split

Professor of Finance Dave Ikenberry comments on why some stocks don't split even when the price per share is exceptionally high. The retail market gets priced out at a certain point, making institutional investors more likely. MORE»

George Pennacchi.If the Housing Bubble Bursts...

Bank failures resulting from a housing bubble burst could quickly deplete FDIC reserves, according to George Pennacchi, a professor of finance. MORE»

Land for Casinos

In testimony before a congressional committee, Professor of Business Administration John Kindt denounced efforts by some Indian tribes to acquire land for casinos across state lines. MORE»

Signing Bonuses Signal Good Employment Year

Members of the Class of 2005 were sought after by employers. Business Career Services' Lois Meerdink and Margie Nichols are quoted about signing bonuses and this year's employment picture. MORE»

Alumni News & Notes Published

The College of Business alumni newsletter was mailed this month. Check your mail for the June 2005 issue of Alumni News & Notes. MORE»


Irwin Fellows Announced

Seven PhD students in the College were awarded Richard D. and Anne Marie Irwin Fellowships in May. MORE»

Buford Essay Winners Announced

Two students were awarded Buford scholarships in June. MORE»

College Award Winners Announced

The annual awards banquet, held in April, honored outstanding students in the College. MORE»

Richard Ziegler Honored

The Illinois CPA Society honored Associate Professor Emeritus Richard Ziegler with a Lifetime Achievement Award in May. MORE»

Alumni Highlight: Peter Sizgoric

A senior consultant for Hitachi Consulting, Peter Sizgoric believes that smaller companies can somtimes offer the best employment opportunities for new graduates. MORE»


July 12: Second Tuesdays in Chicago

Visti with old friends, meet new, and network at the monthly Second Tuesday. Meet at the Rosebud Theatre District restaurant, 70 West Madison, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Co-hosted by the MBA Alumni Association and College of Business Alumni Association, all College of Business alumni are welcome. RSVP to Alumni Affairs or 217-244-6669.

July 12: "GMAT 101" Information Session in Champaign

If you're thinking about the new part-time evening MBA program, you'll want to learn more about the Graduate Management Admissions Test. Sign up for the mailing list to receive additional information about GMAT 101.

July 19: Part-time Evening MBA Information Session in Champaign

Interested in the new part-time evening MBA program? Sign up for the mailing list to receive additional information about this July information session.

July 26: Speed Networking in Chicago

Join the Business Young Alumni Committee for an evening of fun, food, and good conversation. The evening will include networking, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and opportunity to meet other young alumni. Remember to bring plenty of business cards. Contact Alumni Affairs or 217-244-6669 for more information.
6:00-8:30 p.m. at Kitsch’n River North, 600 W. Chicago Avenue.
Registration: $20 – prior to July 25.  $25 – July 25th or later and at the door.

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