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Hayden Marks 50 Years of Service at College of Business

Jan 20 2018 9:00 AM | » Full Article Hayden Marks 50 Years of Service at College of Business
Dr. Gregory Hayden began his career as professor of economics at the College of Business in 1967. After 50 years of service, his ability to help students and colleagues study the world through the use of his social fabric matrix approach has helped transform the way people approach complex world situations.

Accounting Pioneer Ellsworth Fulk Recognized in $2 Million Endowment Funds

Jan 12 2018 9:00 AM | » Full Article Accounting Pioneer Ellsworth Fulk Recognized in $2 Million Endowment Funds
The School of Accountancy received two major gifts totaling $2 million this year intended to help increase the ability of Nebraska to better compete with peers in the Big Ten conference. The anonymous endowments of $1 million each go to the creation of the Ellsworth L. Fulk Chair of Accountancy, and the Ellsworth L. Fulk Faculty and Ph.D. Student Development Fund.

Salters Recognize Family, Impact Students

Jan 10 2018 9:00 AM | » Full Article Salters Recognize Family, Impact Students
Impressed by the early designs of the new College of Business building, Peter and Nancy Salter appreciated the modern learning environment it would provide students. They knew being part of the Big Ten Conference put Nebraska in a new level of competition and they wanted to help students through a gift to the college.

A Family Legacy

Jan 8 2018 11:00 AM | » Full Article A Family Legacy
The family of the late Donald O. Clifton ’48, ’49, ’59 and ’90 had long been connected to Nebraska. For two decades, he worked at Nebraska as a popular instructor and researcher, and it was at Nebraska where he first began his experimentation with strengths.  “My dad was born on a humble sheep farm in Butte, Nebraska. A regent scholar born with a little higher IQ than everyone else, he was a master teacher. He loved teaching kids. What he noticed was weaknesses don’t turn into strengths. For 40 years, nobody listened to him, but he never gave up,” shared Don’s son, Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup.

A Common Connection

Jan 4 2018 11:00 AM | » Full Article A Common Connection
Tonn Ostergard ’81, CEO and chairman of Crete Carrier Corporation, and his wife, Holly ’80, agreed to chair the capital campaign for the College of Business in 2008. At the time, the fundraising goal of $28 million for additional scholarships and professorships seemed ambitious to Ostergard. Little did he know then, the amount ultimately raised would grow to more than three times the initial goal.

Actuarial Science Program Sets Sights Higher in 60th Year

Dec 20 2017 11:00 AM | » Full Article Actuarial Science Program Sets Sights Higher in 60th Year
The Nebraska Actuarial Science Program celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a celebration and a new campaign called “60 Years: Raising the Bar to World Class.” The campaign brings awareness to its unique roots which Sue Vagts, David P. Hayes Memorial Chair and Ameritas Faculty Fellow, believes is critical to making Nebraska the leader in actuarial science education.

Graduation Celebrations Highlighted by Senior Sendoff and Graduate Goodbye

Dec 18 2017 11:30 AM | » Full Article Graduation Celebrations Highlighted by Senior Sendoff and Graduate Goodbye
More than 300 business students received degrees from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as the College of Business completed the first semester in the new Howard L. Hawks Hall building. To recognize students several College of Business events took place Friday, December 15, including the Senior Sendoff and Graduate Goodbye in the Henrickson Family Atrium at Howard L. Hawks Hall.

Yes Chef Provides Gathering Place, Builds Community

Dec 15 2017 8:00 AM | » Full Article Yes Chef Provides Gathering Place, Builds Community
Serving a variety of breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, soups and more, the new Yes Chef Café provides a gathering spot in Hawks Hall. Brandon Akert ’12, developed the first version of Yes Chef from a three minute business pitch for a Center for Entrepreneurship competition when earning his hospitality degree.

Nebraska Elevates Farrell to Lead College of Business

Dec 1 2017 2:00 PM | » Full Article Nebraska Elevates Farrell to Lead College of Business
Kathy Farrell, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Business interim dean for nearly a year, has been named permanent dean of the College of Business pending approval by the Board of Regents, on Dec. 1. Executive Vice Chancellor Donde Plowman announced the appointment.

Mike Dunlap Returns to Nebraska Business for Masters Week

Nov 3 2017 2:00 PM | » Full Article Mike Dunlap Returns to Nebraska Business for Masters Week
Mike Dunlap ’86 returned to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as the 2017 College of  Business Master, Nov. 1-3. As a part of Masters Week, the founder and executive chairman of the board of Nelnet emphasized the determination it takes to succeed and grow a startup into a viable business. Every year the Nebraska Alumni Association hosts a group of alumni masters who have created lasting impressions in their professional careers. These masters, nominated by each college, come to campus to share their knowledge and experiences with students, faculty and staff.

Executive Insights Panelists Put People First

Oct 30 2017 2:00 PM | » Full Article Executive Insights Panelists Put People First
Four prominent business leaders advised more than 70 University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business students on what it takes to manage from the top at the Executive Insights panel held at the Nebraska Union October 26. The event, sponsored by the School of Accountancy and Department of Finance, allowed students to network with the professionals following the discussion. Panelists included Karen Ganzlin, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of TD Ameritrade; Eric Johnson ’85, vice president-tax of Conagra Brands; Jim Kruger ’86, chief financial officer of Nelnet; and Matt Marsh ’91, partner and global retail industry leader of Deloitte & Touche.

Four Business Leaders to Speak at Executive Insights Panel, October 26

Oct 18 2017 3:00 PM | » Full Article Four Business Leaders to Speak at Executive Insights Panel, October 26
Four business leaders will share their experiences at the College of Business Executive Insights panel Thursday, October 26, in the Nebraska Union Auditorium at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Hosted by the School of Accountancy and Department of Finance, the free event features the panel discussion and a question and answer session at 4 p.m. and is followed by a networking reception at 5 p.m. All university students and the public are invited to attend.

Heacock Receives Young Alumni Award

Oct 10 2017 9:00 AM | » Full Article Heacock Receives Young Alumni Award
Tom Heacock formally received the College of Business Young Alumni Award at the annual Partnership Summit Luncheon held October 6 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The award recognizes individuals who are outstanding examples of successful business leaders, and provide inspiration and insight to the college’s students and members of the business community.

Partnership Summit Shines Light on College Growth

Oct 9 2017 10:30 AM | » Full Article Partnership Summit Shines Light on College Growth
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business hosted the fifth annual Partnership Summit on October 6, as over 150 advisory board members from around the nation met to provide insight and learn more about Howard L. Hawks Hall. Interim Dean Kathy Farrell highlighted the day with the State of the College Address, where she noted the significant role Nebraska Business continues to play at the University.

Homecoming Ceremony Leads to Proposal for Marketing Student

Oct 3 2017 10:00 AM | » Full Article Homecoming Ceremony Leads to Proposal for Marketing Student
College of Business student Shayne Arriola turned his crowning achievement as homecoming king of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln into an extra special engagement by taking a knee and proposing to the queen. Arriola and fellow Nebraska student, Laura Springer got engaged in front of 90,000 cheering fans at halftime of the Nebraska vs. Rutgers football game at Memorial Stadium. The homecoming ceremony and surprise engagement highlighted a weekend of festivities marked by Nebraska’s 150 years of statehood.
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