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August 2016 Broad Business eNews

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Michigan State University Broad College of Business - Broad Business eNews
August 2016
Alumni News

Emily Regan, Gold Medalist, U.S. Women's 8 - pictured wearing her gold medal with her team and a U.S. flag as well as at work rowing
Alumna Wins Gold in Rio

Emily Regan (BA Hospitality Business ’10) won an Olympic gold medal in rowing August 13. She competed as part of the U.S. women’s coxed eight team, which has not lost a major international championship in more than a decade.

Tailgate Season Kicks Off September 2

If you are attending this fall’s MSU home football games, join us at the Broad College’s tailgates, held two hours before each home game:

  • September 2: Furman Paladins
  • September 24: Wisconsin Badgers
  • October 8: Brigham Young Cougars
  • October 15: Northwestern Wildcats—Homecoming
  • October 29: Michigan Wolverines
  • November 12: Rutgers Scarlet Knights
  • November 19: Ohio State Buckeyes

Look for the Broad College tent, flutter flags, and the giant inflatable Sparty figure along Red Cedar Road, near the southeast corner of the stadium. There’s no charge and no RSVP is required.

Registration Opens for Detroit Executive Forum

Bob ChapekRegistration has opened for the 2016 MSU Detroit Executive Forum, returning to the Detroit Athletic Club Thursday, October 6, 5:30–8 p.m. Bob Chapek (MBA Marketing ’84), chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, will be the featured speaker. Registration is $55 per person and includes a 5:30–6:45 p.m. reception, as well as the program following. The forum is an annual event presented by the Broad College and the MSU College of Engineering. Throughout its 51-year history in Southeast Michigan, the program has hosted CEOs and senior executives of many Fortune 100 companies, as well as influential business leaders from the region. Attendance is open to all Spartans, their clients, and their colleagues.

Business at Broad

Popovits to Present Warrington Lecture

Kim PopovitsThis year’s Sylvan T. Warrington Lecture in Ethics and Leadership will feature Kim Popovits (BA Business ’80), chairman, president, and CEO of Genomic Health, Inc. The October 27 lecture will highlight how innovation and leadership helped Genomic Health to personalize medicine despite tremendous barriers, changing the face of healthcare today.

Incivility: A Workplace Epidemic

Condescending comments, put-downs, and sarcasm have become commonplace in the politically charged workplace. A new study by a Broad professor shows how this incivility may be spreading: experiencing such rude behavior reduces employees’ self-control and leads them to act in a similarly uncivil manner.

Generosity Amplified by Feelings of Unworthiness

Scientific studies led by a Broad scholar found that people with high social status who didn’t believe they had earned that status were much more generous than high-status people who felt they deserved the respect and admiration of others. The research project is one of the first of its kind.

Around MSU

MSU: No. 3 in Forbes #MyTopCollege Campaign

For the last three years, Forbes has asked college students and alumni to use social media to share why their school is the best of the best. Spartans shared photos of campus, memories of game days, points of pride about MSU’s research, and more to propel the university to No. 3 overall in the competition.

Dads Play Key Role in Child Development

Fathers impact their children’s development more than is commonly appreciated, according to new MSU research findings. The study indicated that children’s cognitive and language development, behavior problems, and social skills (such as self-control and cooperation) were significantly affected by fathers’ parenting-related stress and mental health struggles.

Campus Goes Tobacco Free

MSU’s tobacco-free ordinance went into effect August 15, banning the use of any form of tobacco, including e-cigarettes and vaporizers. The ordinance applies to all property governed by the MSU Board of Trustees, including not only main campus but also all MSU sites across the state, nation, and globe.

Sparty in front of the U.S. flag and the Spartan Marching Band
Represent MSU on College Colors Day

On September 2, the 12th annual College Colors Day encourages Spartans to wear their team colors and share their school spirit with friends and colleagues. Tools are available to make social media profile pictures that leave no doubt about your loyalties, and sharing the green and white on social media with the hashtag #CollegeColors enters you to win new spirit gear.

Your Global Business Network

Alumni Directory Now Updated With 2016 Graduates

May graduates have been added to the alumni directory, accessible from the Broad alumni page. Activate your alumni directory profile today—free of charge—and get connected with Spartans around the world in accounting, finance, hospitality business, management, marketing, and supply chain management. Activating your new profile is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Please use the following information when going through the process:

  1. Enter [personalized] for your name search.
  2. Select your name from the list shown.
  3. Enter your Entity ID: [personalized].

Get connected today! Returning users can log in here.

Upcoming Events

Colorado Spartans Euchre Networking Night
August 24
5:30–9 p.m.
Denver, CO

Indy Spartans Symphony on the Prairie – Music of Michael Jackson
August 26
8–11 p.m.
Fishers, IN

West Michigan Supply Chain Management Certificate Series (Module 2)
August 25–December 8
2–6 p.m.
Grand Rapids, MI

Big Ten Kickoff Reception
August 27
3–5 p.m.
Virginia Beach, VA

Pre-Season Sparty Party
August 29
6–9 p.m.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI

Broad College Alumni & Friends Tailgate (MSU vs. Furman)
September 2
5–7 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Austin Spartans MSU vs. Furman Football Game Watch
September 2
6–9 p.m.
Austin, TX

Indy Spartans MSU vs. Furman Football Game Watch
September 2
7–10 p.m.
Indianapolis, IN

Tigers vs. Royals Baseball Game and Tailgate
September 4
10:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
Kansas City, MO

Indy Spartans Mass Avenue Adventure
September 10
1–6 p.m.
Indianapolis, IN

San Antonio Spartans Euchre Tournament
September 10
6–10 p.m.
San Antonio, TX

Nursing Home Administration – Unit 1
September 10–October 15
East Lansing, MI

Southern Indiana Spartans Happy Hour
September 13
6–9 p.m.
Columbus, IN

Indy Spartans MSU vs. Notre Dame Football Game Watch
September 17
8–11 p.m.
Indianapolis, IN

4th Annual Big Ten Kickoff Picnic
September 18
4–6:30 p.m.
Hilton Head Island, SC

Executive MBA Alumni Association Annual Golf Outing
September 19
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Business Process Management Certificate Series
September 20–December 2
East Lansing, MI

Broad College Alumni & Friends Tailgate (MSU vs. Wisconsin)
September 24
Two Hours Before Kickoff
East Lansing, MI

MSU vs Wisconsin Football Game Watch
September 24
Noon–3 p.m.
Indianapolis, IN

Detroit Executive Forum
October 6
5:30–8 p.m.
Detroit, MI

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