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CBA Advisory Board Honors Top Business Leaders at Luncheon

Apr 4 2014 2:15 PM | » Full Article CBA Advisory Board Honors Top Business Leaders at Luncheon
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration held its Advisory Board Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 4. The awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of business leaders and corporations in the state of Nebraska and the world.

Alumnus Greg Simon Promotes Bitcoin as Compassionate Currency

Apr 3 2014 10:00 AM | » Full Article Alumnus Greg Simon Promotes Bitcoin as Compassionate Currency
Promoting compassionate currency is the mission of Lincoln native Greg Simon, founding member of the Bitcoin Financial Association and alumnus of the UNL College of Business Administration School of Accountancy. Simon and business partner David Mondrus spoke at CBA to nearly 150 students, faculty and business partners to discuss bitcoin, the new virtual currency (known as crypto-currency) that has people rethinking their ideas about money.

UNL College of Business Administration Earns Four CASE Awards

Dec 9 2013 4:00 PM | » Full Article UNL College of Business Administration Earns Four CASE Awards
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration earned one gold, one silver and two bronze awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VI. The CASE VI Institutional Awards recognize the best work in professional advancement completed for the 2012-13 academic year and will be presented at the annual conference on Jan. 13, 2014 in Kansas City.

Senshu Study Abroad Program Alum Realizes Dream of Working in Japan

Dec 3 2013 3:00 PM | » Full Article Senshu Study Abroad Program Alum Realizes Dream of Working in Japan
The day after graduating from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration in May, Ben Norton jetted off to Japan to start his career. Norton, who studied abroad at Senshu University while at CBA, now works for Senshu as an English language coordinator.

Walker Named CBA Master, Returns to Meet with Students

Nov 14 2013 4:30 PM | » Full Article Walker Named CBA Master, Returns to Meet with Students
Cecil L. Walker, a 1959 graduate of the College of Business Administration, was named the 2013 CBA Master. While on campus for Alumni Master’s Week, Nov. 13-15, he will speak to classes, student organizations and faculty, and share his insight of managing a major corporation in the broadcasting industry.

Weatherholt Receives NCAA Top 10 Award

Nov 8 2013 11:00 AM | » Full Article Weatherholt Receives NCAA Top 10 Award
Mary Weatherholt, a 2012 business administration graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration and member of the Big Ten champion Husker tennis team, was recently selected as a recipient of the NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award. The honor gives UNL a nation-leading 17 recipients all-time.

Nebraska at Oxford Tailgate Celebrates Program’s Silver Jubilee

Oct 10 2013 1:30 PM | » Full Article Nebraska at Oxford Tailgate Celebrates Program’s Silver Jubilee
Nearly 200 people attended a tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 5, to celebrate 25 years of the Nebraska at Oxford Program offered through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration. Held prior to the Nebraska-Illinois homecoming football game, many of the tailgate attendees were Nebraska at Oxford alumni including several members from the first class.

CBA Women in Business Breakfast October 15

Oct 3 2013 5:00 PM | » Full Article CBA Women in Business Breakfast October 15
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration will host the 2013 Women in Business Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. The breakfast will be held at the Champions Club, 707 Stadium Drive, and will feature a panel of dynamic women’s business leaders discussing Lean In and the impact of gender-role traditionalism on today’s workplace.

Stewardship Luncheon and Dinner

Sep 18 2013 9:00 AM | » Full Article Stewardship Luncheon and Dinner
Dean Donde Plowman and the University of Nebraska Foundation hosted two stewardship events on September 6. A luncheon was held for those who provide endowed scholarships to the College of Business Administration and a dinner was held for those who gave the funds for endowed professorships and chairs.

Business Leaders Attend Partnership Summit

Sep 16 2013 11:00 AM | » Full Article Business Leaders Attend Partnership Summit
Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business Administration, welcomed more than 130 alumni and business professionals to campus on Friday, September 13, for the 2013 UNL College of Business Administration Partnership Summit and Advisory Board meetings. The summit provides an opportunity for some of the top business leaders in the country to share ideas and strategize with administrators, faculty and each other.

Faith Larson’s Experience Provides Straight Shot to Success

Aug 22 2013 9:00 AM | » Full Article Faith Larson’s Experience Provides Straight Shot to Success
For Faith Larson, a 2002 finance graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, it wasn’t a straight shot from undergraduate to businesswoman. She earned her juris doctorate and masters of business administration with career stops in healthcare, business, law and international trading. This well-rounded experience in business and law makes her ideal in her role as managing director of Straight Shot, a 90-day accelerator for e-commerce and software as a service (SaaS) startups based in Omaha, Neb.

Grant Essink Chooses Business Degree to Prepare for Dental Career

Jun 25 2013 1:00 PM | » Full Article Grant Essink Chooses Business Degree to Prepare for Dental Career
Grant Essink knew he wanted to be a dentist before he arrived at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration. The next question he needed to answer was what to choose as his major, so he consulted people already working in the medical profession.

Student Government Experience Preps Nolan Johnson for His Career

Jun 12 2013 9:00 AM | » Full Article Student Government Experience Preps Nolan Johnson for His Career
Nolan Johnson arrived at UNL in the fall of 2009 from Omaha, Neb., knowing involvement would play an important role in his collegiate experience. As a freshman, he joined the Association of Students for the University of Nebraska Committee for Fee Allocation which oversees the yearly allocation of student fees. This was a daunting task for anyone to take on, let alone a freshman.

Michael Shang Inspired to Create Startup Company Through UNL MBA Experience

May 31 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article Michael Shang Inspired to Create Startup Company Through UNL MBA Experience
When Michael Shang came to UNL from China to get his MBA degree he did not realize the educational experience itself would help him create a new startup business. The company called Easy Transfer evolved from Shang’s experience as a Chinese student studying abroad.

CBA Alum Bill Jackman Pivots From Small Town to Big Success

May 24 2013 9:00 AM | » Full Article CBA Alum Bill Jackman Pivots From Small Town to Big Success
Everything Bill Jackman needed to know about success began on a hardwood floor in the small, southwest Nebraska town of Grant. Standing a mere 6’9” tall by the time he graduated, there was really no question he would play basketball. It was ultimately a question of how successful he would become.

Employer Partners Day Boosts Relationships Between Corporations and CBA

May 16 2013 1:00 PM | » Full Article Employer Partners Day Boosts Relationships Between Corporations and CBA
More than 100 individuals representing nearly 70 businesses attended the Employer Partners Day at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, May 14. The event showcased new initiatives happening at the college and strengthened relationships between corporations and CBA.

Brett Whorley Excels in MBA Program Ranked #3 for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report

May 8 2013 3:00 PM | » Full Article Brett Whorley Excels in MBA Program Ranked #3 for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln MBA program is ranked #3 for Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans, according to a new U.S. News & World Report listing. To achieve the veteran-specific ranking, schools had to already be on the respective U.S. News & World Report listing for best online programs.

UNL College of Business Administration Advisory Board Recognizes Top Business Leaders

Apr 17 2013 3:00 PM | » Full Article UNL College of Business Administration Advisory Board Recognizes Top Business Leaders
The University of NebraskaLincoln College of Business Administration held its Advisory Board Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 12. The awards recognize the outstanding accomplishments of business leaders and corporations in the state of Nebraska and the world.

Major Gift Support and Selection of Architects Move CBA Building Project Forward

Mar 20 2013 2:00 AM | » Full Article Major Gift Support and Selection of Architects Move CBA Building Project Forward
Plans for a new state-of-the-art College of Business Administration building at UNL take another step forward with major gift support and selection of project architects. The University of Nebraska Foundation has received gifts and commitments of gifts toward fundraising for the building.

Chip Duden of Werner Enterprises Sees Success in Supply Chain for CBA Students

Mar 18 2013 11:00 AM | » Full Article Chip Duden of Werner Enterprises Sees Success in Supply Chain for CBA Students
Supply chain management is the newest major at CBA. Chip Duden, vice president of strategic business analytics at Werner Enterprises and member of the CBA supply chain management advisory board, spoke to students at CBA recently about the increasing opportunities in the field.

Management Expertise Opens Opportunities in Tech Field for CBA Alum

Mar 4 2013 3:30 PM | » Full Article Management Expertise Opens Opportunities in Tech Field for CBA Alum
Cameron Kochenower, a UNL College of Business Administration management alum, believes his business degree, along with participation in a computer science and engineering (CSE) design team during his senior year, was the key to landing a job immediately upon graduation.

Dean's Advisory Board Member Mark Hesser Talks to CBA Students

Feb 12 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article Dean's Advisory Board Member Mark Hesser Talks to CBA Students
Mark Hesser, CBA Dean’s Advisory Board member and alumnus, was recently named to the FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking. Hesser, who serves as president of Pinnacle Bank, promotes the bank’s vision of serving local customers through the concept of local control.

Former Business Learning Community Member Gives Back to Business Students

Feb 5 2013 11:00 AM | » Full Article Former Business Learning Community Member Gives Back to Business Students
Steven Haywood works as a pricing manager at Union Pacific Railroad. Just a few years ago, he was a freshman living in the Business Learning Community at UNL. Now he mentors students at the College of Business Administration to help them learn what it takes to make it in business.

Hudl Founders Collaborate to Help Teams Win

Jan 8 2013 1:14 PM | » Full Article Hudl Founders Collaborate to Help Teams Win
A unique opportunity to blend business and computer science at UNL intrigued John Wirtz, Brian Kaiser and David Graff. When the three students collaborated at the Jeffrey S. Raikes School, the result was Hudl, a company founded to help athletic teams win.

CBA Researchers Help U.S. Army Evaluate Comprehensive Fitness Program

Jan 7 2013 10:52 AM | » Full Article CBA Researchers Help U.S. Army Evaluate Comprehensive Fitness Program
Being a member of the U.S. Army can be stressful. Major Paul Lester, who received his Ph.D. from the College of Business Administration, is now working with CBA researchers to help evaluate new army strategies through a program called Comprehensive Soldier Fitness.

MBA Real World Classroom Experience On-Campus and Online

Oct 25 2012 3:00 PM | » Full Article MBA Real World Classroom Experience On-Campus and Online
Students enrolled in distance coursework through the UNL MBA program are learning that online does not mean out-of-touch. Steve Welton, assistant professor of practice in marketing, is just one example of instructors providing real world instruction to all MBA students at the college.

CBA Alumnus Nick Kepler Makes His Mark in the Chicago Community

Sep 25 2012 3:00 PM | » Full Article CBA Alumnus Nick Kepler Makes His Mark in the Chicago Community
Nick Kepler joined Wells Fargo Bank nine days after graduating from CBA in 2004 with a degree in international business. Today Kepler is vice-president in Wells Fargo’s Corporate Banking Group in Chicago, serving clients throughout the Midwest.

Nebraska Regents Approve Plans for New College of Business Administration Building

Sep 14 2012 1:30 PM | » Full Article Nebraska Regents Approve Plans for New College of Business Administration Building
The Nebraska Board of Regents approved plans for a new $84 million College of Business Administration building, making way for one of the most significant events in the history of the college, and largest academic building project in recent history at UNL.

Enrollment Up at UNL College of Business Administration

Sep 4 2012 4:00 PM | » Full Article Enrollment Up at UNL College of Business Administration
Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the UNL College of Business Administration, announced a 25.4 percent increase in first-time freshmen enrollment in the College of Business Administration this fall.

Eric and Stephanie Dinger Recognized as Top Business Leaders by Journal-Star

Jun 19 2012 1:00 PM | » Full Article Eric and Stephanie Dinger Recognized as Top Business Leaders by Journal-Star
Four former UNL College of Business Administration grads were included in the Lincoln Journal Star's inaugural Lincoln's 20 under 40 section, which highlighted 20 of the top local business leaders under 40 years old. Two of the awardees included CBA grads Eric and Stephanie Dinger.

Marketing Students Create Business Plans for Local Companies and Organizations

Jun 12 2012 3:00 PM | » Full Article Marketing Students Create Business Plans for Local Companies and Organizations
CBA marketing students taking the Marketing Management capstone course worked with local businesses to create business plans for various products and services. Matt May was a team member that helped developed a plan for an application to assist truck drivers.

Ameritas Actuarial Faculty Fellowship Fund Established

May 30 2012 2:14 PM | » Full Article Ameritas Actuarial Faculty Fellowship Fund Established
The actuarial science program at the UNL College of Business Administration has been given a $500,000 gift from Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. of Lincoln to support outstanding actuarial science faculty members.

Jocelyn Robertshaw Tackles New Adventures Back Home in Nebraska

May 11 2012 12:00 PM | » Full Article Jocelyn Robertshaw Tackles New Adventures Back Home in Nebraska
Jocelyn Robertshaw has always tackled new adventures and projects whether she was ready or not. When she decided to move back to Nebraska and start a business, it was no surprise that she named her wedding store just that – Ready or Knot.

Over 400 CBA Students Graduate at Spring 2012 Ceremony

May 10 2012 10:08 AM | » Full Article Over 400 CBA Students Graduate at Spring 2012 Ceremony
More than 400 students graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration this spring. They were part of the largest graduation class in the history of UNL with over 2,800 students receiving degrees.

Faculty Awards Recognize Excellence at CBA

May 1 2012 9:54 AM | » Full Article Faculty Awards Recognize Excellence at CBA
The Faculty Awards Reception for the College of Business Administration was held, Wednesday, April 25 at the Van Brunt Visitors Center. Dr. Donde Plowman, the James, Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of CBA, presented the awards to the ten award recipients.

CBA Advisory Board Recognizes Top Business Leaders at Luncheon

Apr 16 2012 2:22 PM | » Full Article CBA Advisory Board Recognizes Top Business Leaders at Luncheon
Richard Varner, James Pittenger, Smith Hayes Companies and Carl Mammel all were recognized at the 2012 UNL College of Business Administration Advisory Board Awards Luncheon. Kirk Kellner, President of the Advisory Board, was the emcee, while Dean Donde Plowman presented the awards.

Dean Plowman Research on Mindfulness Reported in Wall Street Journal

Apr 6 2012 11:03 AM | » Full Article Dean Plowman Research on Mindfulness Reported in Wall Street Journal
Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business Administration, was featured in the Wall Street Journal for her research in the area of organizational mindfulness. Plowman and colleagues surveyed administrators of U.S. colleges of business to study the topic.

Business Ethics Program Receives Boost from State Farm Insurance

Feb 20 2012 11:09 AM | » Full Article Business Ethics Program Receives Boost from State Farm Insurance
State Farm Insurance gave a $15,000 grant to the CBA Business Ethics Program. The grant will help publish a business ethics booklet and create a code of ethics reference card for students. State Farm will also sponsor an ethics lecture in the fall.

Lienemann Family - Power in Numbers

Dec 23 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article Lienemann Family - Power in Numbers
Del Lienemann Sr. and his family have spent a lifetime supporting the UNL College of Business Administration. They are proof of the power of giving and recently have endowed a faculty chair in the School of Accountancy.

MBA Graduate Tyrone Fahie Featured in UNL 'Go Big Red' Video Series

Nov 29 2011 4:35 PM | » Full Article MBA Graduate Tyrone Fahie Featured in UNL 'Go Big Red' Video Series
College of Business Administration MBA graduate Tyrone Fahie was recently featured in the UNL 'Go Big Red' video spotlight series. Fahie was awarded the Lott Impact trophy among other recognitions during his time at UNL and currently works at TD Ameritrade in Omaha.

Tonn and Holly Ostergard Chair CBA Campaign in Nebraska

Nov 11 2011 8:58 AM | » Full Article Tonn and Holly Ostergard Chair CBA Campaign in Nebraska
When Tonn ’81 and Holly (Acklie) Ostergard ‘80 were asked to chair the UNL College of Business Administration Campaign for Nebraska, they immediately agreed due to their “collective affection” for CBA. Both graduated from UNL and hope to give back to CBA through their efforts on the campaign.

Renowned Alumnus Dr. Russell Fuller Born to be Part of Big Red!

Oct 20 2011 8:00 AM | » Full Article Renowned Alumnus Dr. Russell Fuller Born to be Part of Big Red!
“There’s something about Nebraska,” investment advisor Dr. Russell Fuller noted. “You’re born here and your blood is red and it stays red." Fuller recently came back to campus to present a seminar on his research to faculty and grad students of the CBA finance department.

CBA Alum Doug Fernaays Encourages Current Students to Get Involved

Sep 29 2011 5:08 PM | » Full Article CBA Alum Doug Fernaays Encourages Current Students to Get Involved
CBA alum, Doug Fernaays, recently returned to UNL to tell current business students what he did in school to jump start his own career. Fernaays, who was active in Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), emphasized the opportunities every CBA student has in front of them.

UNL Marketing Grad Embellishes Downtown Lincoln with New Business

Sep 6 2011 8:25 AM | » Full Article UNL Marketing Grad Embellishes Downtown Lincoln with New Business
Ashlie Hadden graduated from the College of Business Administration with a degree in marketing. Now she's playing a part in revitalizing downtown Lincoln through a new startup retail business called Embellish.

Dr. Tom Zorn Concludes Prestigious Career at CBA

Aug 29 2011 1:55 PM | » Full Article Dr. Tom Zorn Concludes Prestigious Career at CBA
After emigrating from Czechoslovakia following World War II, Dr. Tom Zorn found a new home in America that eventually led him to the UNL College of Business Administration. Zorn spoke about his 30 year career in the finance department and talked about his future plans in retirement. 

James Bonner Learns Life at Big University is Just Right for Small Town Students

Jun 3 2011 10:54 AM | » Full Article James Bonner Learns Life at Big University is Just Right for Small Town Students

James Bonner came to Nebraska's biggest university from the small town of Battle Creek. Despite some apprehensions of life at a big school, Bonner graduated from CBA with new skills that have already helped him get one small business up and running.

Matt Adamson Finds Added Value in MBA Degree From UNL

May 6 2011 10:44 AM | » Full Article Matt Adamson Finds Added Value in MBA Degree From UNL

Matt Adamson came to UNL to get his MBA degree but wasn't sure of its value compared to an undergrad degree.  Upon graduating in May, Adamson has a new appreciation for what UNL's MBA program really has to offer.

Alex Bieber Takes Flight With Business Degree From UNL

Apr 29 2011 9:49 AM | » Full Article Alex Bieber Takes Flight With Business Degree From UNL

Business administration major Alex Bieber will graduate from CBA this spring and begin a pilot training program four days later proving business degrees offer a wide range of opportunities for students.

Accountancy Grad Student Taylor Pugh Awarded 2011 FSA Student Award

Apr 27 2011 7:30 PM | » Full Article Accountancy Grad Student Taylor Pugh Awarded 2011 FSA Student Award

Taylor Pugh has been awarded the 2011 FSA (Federation of Schools of Accountancy) Student Award. The award is voted on by graduate faculty and is given annually to one graduate student from each FSA member school.

MBA Grad Matt Senske Finds a Home in the World of Professional Sports

Apr 12 2011 11:37 AM | » Full Article MBA Grad Matt Senske Finds a Home in the World of Professional Sports

Former CBA undergraduate and MBA grad Matt Senske followed his aspirations to work in the world of professional sports.  Through doing what he loves to do, Senske has found a home at Werner Park -- the new home of the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball franchise.

UNL Marketing Alums Apply Business Principles to Healing Other People

Mar 10 2011 8:16 AM | » Full Article UNL Marketing Alums Apply Business Principles to Healing Other People

Alka and Suresh Subramanian took principles they learned at the UNL College of Business and applied them to helping other people. Their efforts through the Power of Love Foundation now help provide healing and relief to people battling HIV/AIDS and malaria a half a world away.

Warren Buffett Receives Medal of Freedom Award

Feb 28 2011 11:36 AM | » Full Article Warren Buffett Receives Medal of Freedom Award

Former UNL College of Business Administration student Warren Buffett was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor and was awarded to Buffett by current U.S. President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony.

Blake Lawrence Turns CBA Inspiration into Small Business Success

Feb 8 2011 10:46 AM | » Full Article Blake Lawrence Turns CBA Inspiration into Small Business Success

Blake Lawrence graduated from UNL in marketing and received the inspiration from a small business management class to create Hurrdat Social Media –- a company designed to help manage the social media needs of businesses, artists, and athletes.

UNL Actuarial Science Thrives Through Outreach, Alumni, and Student Achievement

Jan 31 2011 10:18 AM | » Full Article UNL Actuarial Science Thrives Through Outreach, Alumni, and Student Achievement

The recognition of the Actuarial Science program from those outside UNL is certainly impressive but the true vibrancy of the program may really be found in the achievements of current students and their outreach to community, alumni, and fellow students.

International Business Major Lives Out Unexpected Dream in Japan

Jan 21 2011 9:41 AM | » Full Article International Business Major Lives Out Unexpected Dream in Japan

International Business major Sheena Turner changed her life in a way she never anticipated after participating in the Senshu Study Abroad program. Today she continues to live out her unexpected path by teaching English in Japan.

UNL Finance Students Experience Warren Buffett First Hand

Oct 27 2010 12:10 PM | » Full Article UNL Finance Students Experience Warren Buffett First Hand

UNL College of Business students have a unique opportunity when they enroll in Finance 463. It’s a chance to experience first-hand the investment strategies of world renown analyst and former UNL business graduate Warren Buffett. Not only do students complete projects that attempt to simulate Buffett’s valuation techniques but they also get to meet Buffett on an annual class trip. UNL Finance professor Dr. Donna Dudney currently teaches the class and believes there are a variety of reasons why it’s one of the most intriguing classes offered for students.

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