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September 2017 Broad Business eNews

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Michigan State University Broad College of Business - Broad Business eNews
September 2017
Alumni News

MSU and Broad College dignitaries dig the first shovel of dirt at the Business College Pavilion Groundbreaking, in front of a backdrop of construction vehicles.
Breaking Ground on $60M Pavilion

MSU broke ground Friday on the Business Pavilion. Broad College alumni and donors joined Dean Sanjay Gupta and President Lou Anna K. Simon for the official groundbreaking ceremony. The 100,000-square-foot facility, adjacent to the North Business College Complex and Eppley Center, is expected to be completed in 2019.

Spartans, Come Home for Homecoming

Join us on campus for MSU’s Homecoming celebration Sunday, October 15–Saturday, October 21! Building on this year’s theme, “Uniquely Spartan,” the week will feature a variety of activities, including:

Even if you can’t make it back to campus, you can still show your Spartan spirit by “glowing green” wherever you are.

Alumnus Founds Philanthropic Initiative

John Miller (EMBA ’89), former director of the Executive MBA Program, recently found his calling in the 100 Men’s Club in metro Detroit. Miller proudly serves on the steering committee, working closely with Keith Charron (EMBA ’84), who founded the Detroit chapter with his son. Inspired by clubs across the country with similar missions, the group helps its philanthropically minded members to make a big impact on the local area together as they donate $100 per quarter to a single nonprofit they vote to select.

Seats Still Available for Detroit Executive Forum

Register today for the 2017 MSU Detroit Executive Forum, to be held Thursday, October 5, 6–8 p.m. at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. Jim Hackett, president and CEO of the Ford Motor Company, will be the featured speaker. Registration is $70 per person and includes appetizers, two drink tickets, and entrance to the museum. Attendance is open to all Spartans, their clients, and their colleagues.

Business at Broad

#14 public program - top supply chain management program 7 years in a row - trophy pictured, emblazoned with MSU's helmet logo
Seven Years on Top: U.S. News Ranks Broad the Leader in Supply Chain

In the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking of undergraduate programs, the Broad College ranked among the nation’s top 15 public business schools and the top 25 B-schools overall. Broad also topped the supply chain management/logistics specialty ranking for the seventh year in a row.

Sales Newbies, Go Above and Beyond

Good news for novice salespeople worried about becoming successful: Expressing your gratitude to customers by going above and beyond your job description may be as effective as developing long-term relationships with them, indicates a first-of-its-kind study. When salespeople did so, customer gratitude shot up to the same high level for both new and long-term relationships.

Investiture Ceremony Honors New Faculty Appointments

On September 22, the Broad College will again demonstrate its commitment to investing in world-class faculty as it honors six new endowed faculty professors and fellows. The new appointments bring the college’s roster of endowments to 38 – the most of any MSU college.

Around MSU

Spartans Will pennant and T-shirt, green sunglasses, green baseball cap emblazoned with MSU's helmet logo, and 3 small pins are arranged on top of a Michigan road map
Digital Scrapbook: The Great State Road Trip

This summer, a team hit the roads of Michigan to get a first-hand look at MSU’s impact across this remarkable state. Tour the digital scrapbook to see trip highlights, the beauty of Michigan, and a sampling of how MSU is helping to ensure Michigan is a place of opportunity and innovation.

Solving the Parkinson’s Puzzle

MSU is taking a lead in fighting Parkinson’s disease. Two recent studies by Spartan researchers have found new ways that could predict Parkinson’s and slow its progression.

MSU: Top 40 for Contributing to the Public Good

Washington Monthly’s ranking of U.S. universities based on their contribution to the public good placed MSU among the top 40 universities overall and the top 25 public universities. The ranking evaluates schools based on their contributions in the areas of social mobility, research, and service.

Who Will Rescue Stranded Hurricane Victims? Spartans Will.

As historic floodwaters took over Houston after Hurricane Harvey, Spartans lent a helping hand. The Houston Spartans Alumni Club facilitated rescues for stranded hurricane victims through their Facebook group.

Your Global Business Network

Alumni Directory Updated With 2017 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:

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Upcoming Events

EMBA Alumni Association Annual Golf Outing
September 18
11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Retaining and Managing Critical Knowledge
September 19
East Lansing, MI

Broad on the Road
September 19
6–7:30 p.m.
Jakarta, Indonesia

Finance for Executives
September 19–20
East Lansing, MI

Broad on the Road
September 22
6–8 p.m.
Troy, MI

Executive MBA Preview Day
September 23
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Troy, MI

Broad College Alumni & Friends Tailgate
(MSU vs. Notre Dame)

September 23
6–8 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Mid-Michigan Value Chain Certificate Program
September 27–November 15
Midland, MI

Finance for the Non-Financial Manager
September 27
East Lansing, MI

Strategic Decision Making
September 28
East Lansing, MI

Broad College Alumni & Friends Tailgate
(MSU vs. Iowa)

September 30
Two Hours Before Kickoff
East Lansing, MI

Executive MBA Information Session
October 3
6–8 p.m.
Grand Rapids, MI

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

Business and Bagels: Disruptive Innovation
October 12
8–9:15 a.m.
East Lansing, MI

Hilton Lecture Series
October 12–13
East Lansing, MI

CMAA Business Management Institute III
October 16–20
East Lansing, MI

Railway Engineering and Technology (RMCP 203)
October 16–20
Pueblo, CO

Leadership through Communication Excellence and Critical Conversations
October 17–18
East Lansing, MI

Process Modeling, Analysis, and Redesign
October 19–20
East Lansing, MI

HB Spartan Sponsors Mentor Program
October 19
7–9 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Broad College Scholarship Luncheon
October 20
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

HB Homecoming Pre-Game Brunch
October 21
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Broad College Alumni & Friends Homecoming Tailgate (MSU vs. Indiana)
October 21
1:30–3:30 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Nursing Home Administration Unit 2
October 21–December 2
East Lansing, MI

Executive Leadership for Women: Strategies to Enhance Success
October 25–26
East Lansing, MI

Rose Glendinning (MBA ’17), Jamie Carlstedt and Kari Jurewicz (both BA Accounting ’17) were honored by Poets & Quants as part of its 2017 “Best & Brightest” series.

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