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October 2012

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Spartans Will . . . Make History — Homecoming 2012

TailgateThis week is Homecoming at MSU! The 2012 theme is Spartans Will . . . Make History. The Broad College joins the celebration with numerous events over the weekend. The School of Hospitality Business will have its annual parade entry and post-parade reception on Friday, October 12, along with a pre-game reception on Saturday, October 13. The college’s alumni pre-game tent will be open again on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. for all alumni to attend before the noon football game against Iowa. Pre-registration is not required to attend the alumni tailgate. In addition to being the featured program at the alumni pre-game tent, the Department of Accounting and Information Systems will hold several other events, including a reception, panelist sessions, and dinner, dedicated to celebrating more than 50 years of the accounting doctoral program.

Join us and fellow Broad alumni to celebrate Homecoming, reconnect with old friends, and show your Spartan pride! Post your Homecoming photos to our Facebook page to share the memories. Glow Green!

Broad alumni receive Alumni Association awards

Broad alumni continue to stand out and receive recognition by the Broad College and MSU.

Among the winners of the university’s annual alumni achievement awards, selected by the MSU Alumni Association and presented at the MSU Grand Awards event on Thursday, October, 11, are:

  • Philanthropist Award: Eli (BA Accounting ’54) and Edythe L. Broad, founders of The Broad Foundations
  • Alumni Service Award: Mark Hooper (BA Accounting ’76), founding member of the accounting firm of Andrews Hooper Pavlik
  • MSU Distinguished Alumni Awards: Yuzo Yagi (MBA Marketing ’67), president, chairman, and CEO of Yagi Tsusho Limited, and Bonnie Knutson, professor of hospitality business
The Broad College Alumni Association has also selected the recipients of the college’s 2011-12 alumni achievement awards. Alumni recognized include:

  • Outstanding Alumni Achievement: Robert Chapek (MBA Marketing ’84), president of Disney Consumer Products
  • Young Alumni Achievement: Michael Thelen (BA Finance ’09) and Jeffrey Thelen (BA Finance ’04), founders of Edmond Personal Finance, Chile and Columbia, Latin America
  • Lifetime Alumni Achievement Award: Bruce McDonald (BA Marketing ’62), founder and president of McDonald Modular Solutions (posthumous)

Lewis Quality Award honors innovative programs at Broad

Each year, the college recognizes individuals or organizations that have excelled in advancing the mission of the college through their achievements in continuous improvement and innovation with the Richard J. Lewis Quality of Excellence Award. This year’s winners are: Multicultural Business Programs’ Stuff the Bus for its work donating school supplies to local children, the Sustainability Action Committee for its work promoting sustainability around the Broad College and in business, and the WMBA Case Competition for providing opportunities for WMBA students to integrate and apply their learning in innovative ways. The recipients received their awards at a ceremony in September. More about the award

Broad Executive Forum to feature Detroit Medical Center CEO

Interested in a discussion of transformation and transition as it relates to business leadership? The 47th Annual Broad Executive Forum, sponsored by the Broad College of Business and the College of Engineering at MSU, will be held in downtown Detroit at the Compuware Corporation’s Headquarters on Tuesday, October 23. This year’s forum will feature Mike Duggan, CEO of Detroit Medical Center. Duggan will speak about the DMC’s journey before, during, and after its purchase by Vanguard Health System. In addition, a panel of area business leaders will discuss managing change and finding new opportunities to maximize the assets of Detroit and Southeast Michigan. Please register online and join us in Detroit! More about the forum

Business at Broad

Once again, the Broad College’s supply chain program tops the charts

For the second year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Broad College’s undergraduate supply chain program No. 1 ahead of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Broad College also retained its spot among the top 25 undergraduate business programs in the country, ranking No. 24 overall and No. 14 among public institutions again this year. Other top 20 subject rankings included production/operations management, 11; accounting, 13; and international business, 20. More about supply chain

Top notch speakers share stories, knowledge with Broad students

Students at the Broad College have had the opportunity to learn from an impressive list of top corporate leaders this fall. Speakers at the college have included Alan Mulally, president andCEO of Ford Motor Company; Manoj Saxena (MBA Marketing ’91), general manager of IBM; James Turley, chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young; and Bob Chapek (MBA Marketing ’84), president of Disney Consumer Products.

Mulally (pictured) visited MSU as part of Ford Day and provided students the opportunity to hear the Ford story and share their CEO ideas. Saxena gave a lecture on how innovative technologies change markets and his work with MSU’s Center for Venture Capital. Turley met with accounting students to discuss the state of the profession and future outlook. Finally, Chapek arrives this week as part of the annual Sylvan T. Warrington Lecture in Ethics and Leadership and will discuss how to build and manage a consumer brand and Disney’s leadership on important social issues.

Teamwork study led by Broad faculty receives $1.1 million research grant

A study on teamwork led by John Hollenbeck, University Distinguished Professor and professor of management, along with Roger Calantone, The Eli Broad Chaired Professor of Business and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Ralph Heidl, assistant professor of management, and College of Communication Arts and Sciences professor Jessica Carlo, has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The three-year study, one of the first major studies of how teams work together, will use surveys, interviews, and high-tech devices that monitor interaction to study teamwork among physicists, engineers, and other scientists involved with MSU’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). More about the study

Around MSU

MSU, MasterCard Foundation partner for disadvantaged youth

Michigan State University will partner with The MasterCard Foundation on the $500 million MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to provide talented, yet financially disadvantaged youth — especially those from Africa — with access to high-quality education. MSU will receive $45 million in funding from the foundation to support 185 scholars over nine years. More about the partnership

Spartans expand their comfort zones in new time zones

Students recently had the opportunity to attend a study abroad fair to learn about the more than 275 study abroad programs MSU offers in more than 60 countries on all continents. The Broad College, a major contributor of students in study abroad, held its own study abroad fair highlighting summer and semester study abroad opportunities for immersion into new cultures and the global business world. More about study abroad

Upcoming Events

Warrington Lecture
Speaker: Bob Chapek, Disney Consumer Products
October 11
N100 Business College Complex
East Lansing, MI
6-7:15 p.m.
More info on the lecture
Hospitality Alumni-Student Golf Outing
October 11
Forest Akers West Golf Course
Lansing, MI
10:30 a.m. tee times begin
MSUAA Grand Awards
October 11
Kellogg Center
East Lansing, MI
5:30-9 p.m.
Hospitality Alumni-Faculty Roundtable Discussion
October 11
Kellogg Center
East Lansing, MI
5-6:30 p.m.
Hospitality Spartan Sponsors Mentor Program
October 11
Kellogg Center
East Lansing, MI
7-9 p.m.
Accounting 50+ Years Doctoral Program Celebration
October 12
Henry Center
Lansing, MI
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Homecoming Events
October 12
Corner of Abbot & Burcham Streets
East Lansing, MI
6 p.m.
Hospitality Reception
Broad College entrance/behind Eppley Center
7:15-8:30 p.m.
October 13
Hospitality Pre-Game Reception
Kellogg Center – Riverside Room
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Alumni Pre-Game Tailgate
Open to all Broad alumni and friends
Featured program: the Department of Accounting & Information Systems
Red Cedar Road, North of Shaw
10 a.m.-Noon
Football Game
MSU vs. Iowa
Spartan Stadium
Next Alumni Pre-Game Tailgate
MSU vs. Nebraska
November 3
TBA (2 hrs before kickoff)
Chicago Alumni Reception
October 19
University Club of Chicago
Chicago, IL
7:30-9:30 a.m.
Broad Executive Forum of Detroit
Topic: Transformation and Transition
Keynote Speaker: Michael Duggan, CEO, Detroit Medical Center
October 23
Compuware Headquarters
Detroit, MI
4-8:15 p.m.
Bay Area Broad College Alumni Executives Reception
Topic: Networking reception with Dean Stefanie Lenway
Keynote Speaker: Tom LaTour (BA Hotel & Restaurant Management ’66)
October 28
Silicon Valley Bank
Santa Clara, CA
3-6 p.m.

Broad pride point

U.S. News names Broad’s undergraduate supply chain management program #1 . . . again!


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