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December 2017 Broad Business eNews

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Michigan State University Broad College of Business - Broad Business eNews
December 2017
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One day, one goal, one big thank you! Together we raised $81,661. Give Green Day logo over stylized artist's conception of students in the new Business Pavilion space.
Thank You for Your #GiveGreenDay Generosity!

Give Green Day, MSU’s Giving Tuesday campaign, took place November 28 with the university-wide goal of raising $250,000 in 24 hours; the Broad College identified the Business Pavilion as its chosen project and set its own fundraising goal for $25,000. The global day of giving outpaced expectations, raising $583,569 from 3,313 donors on six continents. Broad’s Business Pavilion (or #BuildBroad) project stunned leadership by raising $81,661 in 127 individual gifts – 326 percent of its original goal. Thank you for your support!

Pioneering Execs Headline Commencements

Two top female executives will speak at fall commencements. Cynthia Pasky, founder and CEO of Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3), will speak at Broad’s undergraduate commencement December 16 and will receive an honorary doctorate of business from the Broad College. Priya Balasubramaniam (MBA Supply Chain Management ’01), vice president of iPhone operations at Apple, will speak at MSU’s other undergraduate ceremony and receive an honorary doctorate in engineering.

GPU Scholarship Applications Due Soon

Apply by Monday, January 8, 2018, for a limited number of scholarships to Grandparents University 2018, provided by donations from past attendees. Scholarships cover registration rates for one adult and one child. Registration begins March 7 for the June 26–28 event.

Business at Broad

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Pavilion Video Update: December 2017

How far has the Business Pavilion come in 2017? Take a look.

Podcast: Retailers Hope for the Holidays

Check out the latest episode of the Spartan BizCast, reviewing the marketing side of holiday shopping, on iTunes and Google Play.

EMBAs Impact Nonprofits

Executive MBA students partnered with several organizations across Michigan to create social impact at the holidays and all semester long.

Around MSU

Holiday Bowl - December 28, 2017, San Diego, CA - Spartan helmet logo over green-filtered image of full football stadium with marching band forming Spartan S
🏈 Bowl Tickets Now Available!

The Spartan football team will play in the 40th annual San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl against the Washington State Cougars on Thursday, December 28, 9 p.m. EST in SDCCU Stadium in San Diego, California. Request your game tickets by 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 5. MSU officials anticipate having a sufficient quantity of bowl game tickets to accommodate Spartan fans. Bowl tour packages are also available.

Land Grant Goods Boosts Sustainability

Student-run Land Grant Goods is cultivating the next generation of food activists, entrepreneurs, and innovators while it produces organic herbal tea and raw honey on campus.

Holiday 🎁 Shopping Ideas for Spartans

Looking for gift ideas for a hard-to-shop-for Spartan? Check out the Student Marketplace for gifts from student entrepreneurs and artisans across the university and the Broad Store for Broad College-branded gear.

Your Global Business Network

Activate Your Alumni Directory Profile Today—Free of Charge

Visit the alumni directory, accessible from the Broad alumni page, and get connected today 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:

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Upcoming Events

MSU Advanced Degrees Commencement
December 15
3:30–5 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Broad Family and Friends Pre-Commencement Celebration
December 16
8:15–9:30 a.m.
East Lansing, MI

Broad Undergraduate Commencement
December 16
10 a.m.–Noon
East Lansing, MI

Hospitality Business Newest Alumni Brunch
December 16
1–3 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

The Basics of Exporting
January 9, 2018
8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Executive MBA Virtual Information Session
January 10
Noon–1 p.m.

Business and Bagels: Reducing Stressors in the Workplace
January 16
8–9:15 a.m.
East Lansing, MI

Executive MBA Preview Day
January 20
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
East Lansing & Troy, MI

Executive MBA Virtual Information Session
January 22
5–6 p.m.

11th Annual MSU Alumni Reception @ ALIS Conference
January 23
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles, CA

Full-Time MBA Webinar: Funding Your MBA
January 24
7–8 p.m.

Executive MBA Information Session
January 30
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Detroit & Grand Rapids, MI

Destination Auction: The Roaring 20s
February 10
5–10 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Josh York (BA Supply Chain Management ’16), founder of York Project, a one-for-one clothing company that gives back to cities in need, began with the desire to contribute to Detroit’s renaissance. More

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