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Faculty & Staff news

Lauver named management and marketing department chair

Kristy LauverDr. Kristy Lauver, associate professor of management in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Management and Marketing, has been named chair of the department. She replaces Dr. Tim Vaughan who left the position to become associate dean of the College of Business.

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Hilton to step down as IS chair

Tom HiltonOur thanks to Dr. Thomas Hilton, who has served as chair of the Information Systems Department since 2003. Hilton will step down as chair to return to the classroom full time. His last day as chair of the department will be August 2, 2013. Dr. Jean Pratt, associate professor, will serve as interim IS department chair.

Outstanding Teaching

Jan BednarJan Bednar, Business Communication, was selected as the 2013 Outstanding Professor by the members of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

Dr. Jian-yu (Fisher) KeDr. Jian-yu (Fisher) Ke, (Management & Marketing), will receive the 2011-2012 Top 15% Teaching Award for lecturers, adjunct faculty and PhD students from the Department of Logistics, Business & Public Policy in the Robert H. Smith College of Business at the University of Maryland.  The award is based on performance during the previous academic year.

Tomkovick awarded faculty mentor award

Chuck TomkovickDr. Chuck Tomkovick, professor emeritus of management and marketing, was one of ten individuals recognized at the at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's 15th annual Service-Learning Recognition Breakfast April 17.

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Congratulations to Dr. Aimee Pernsteiner

Aimee PernsteinerAimee Pernsteiner, Accounting and Finance, will receive an Ed.D in Leadership from the University of St. Thomas, on Saturday, May 25, 2013.

Congratulations to Ashley Brott, MBA Office, who will graduate with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on Sunday, May 19, 2013.

scholarly activity


Dr. Paula Lentz, Business Communication, with co-author, Dr. Kathryn Rentz, Lesikar’s Business Communication: Connecting in a Digital World, New York: McGraw-Hill Irwin.

Paper published

Dr. Robert Erffmeyer, Management and Marketing,  with co-authors, Dr. Shannon Cummins, Dr. James Peltier, and Dr. Joel Whalen, "A Critical Review of the Literature for Sales Educators," A Critical Review of the Literature for Sales Educators,” Journal of Marketing Education.  April 2013 35: 68-78.

Papers accepted for publication

Dr. Abe Nahm, Management and Marketing, “The impact of Chinese and U.S. manufacturing managers’ beliefs upon time-based manufacturing practices: a comparative study”, in International Journal of Business Excellence.

Dr. Julie Pennington, Management and Marketing, “Positive Marketing: A New Theoretical Prototype of Sharing in an Online Community,” in Journal of Business Research; “Should the Third Reminder be Sent? The Role of Survey Response Timing on Web Survey Results,” in International Journal of Market Research.

Dr. Scott Swanson, Management and Marketing, “A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words: Using Collage to Explore Students Beliefs and Feelings about Marketing,” in Marketing Education Review; “Hospitality Based Critical Incidents: A Cross-Cultural Comparison,” in International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management; “Services Switching, Word-of-Mouth, and New Provider Search: A Five Country Exploratory Study,” in International Journal of Consumer Marketing.

Recent presentations

Dr. Robert Erffmeyer, Management and Marketing, with Dr. Terry Loe, Dr. James Peltier, and Dr. Joel Whelen, "Sales Research and Curriculum Issues," at the Marketing Educators' Association Conference, April 20, 2013 in Portland, OR.

Cynthia Hofacker, Business Communication, and Julie Lehman Caldwell, iDocs, “A New Venture in Online Delivery” at the 2013 Office of Professional and Instructional Development Spring Conference, Friday, April 19, 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin

Dr. Doug Olson and Dr. Scott Lester, Management and Marketing, and Jan Wilson, “The Pre-Nup: Putting Together an Effective Mentoring/Protégé Agreement” at the 47th Annual American College of Health Care Administrators Convocation and Exposition, April 12-16, 2013 in Orlando, FL. 

Jessica Franson and Julie Lehman Caldwell, iDocs, "Walking in our Shoes”, at the D2L Ignite Conference, April 5, 2013 in Bloomington, MN. Franson and Lehman Caldwell also presented the session at the 2013 Office of Professional and Instructional Development Spring Conference, April 18-19, in Madison, WI.

Jessica Franson, iDocs, and Brenda Thalacker, Accounting & Finance, with help from Dr. Paula Lentz, BCOM, presented "Our Birds Aren't Angry Anymore: Creating Fun, Effective, Formative Assessments", at the 2013 Office of Professional and Instructional Development Spring Conference, April 18-19, in Madison, WI.

scholarship news

moneyCollege of Business and Departmental scholarships for the 2013–2014 academic year have been awarded. Follow the links below to see the lists of winners.

» View accounting and finance scholarship recipients

» View BCOM scholarship recipients

» View IS scholarship recipients

» View Target Case Competition scholarship recipients

» View HCAD ACHCA Student Poster Session scholarship recipients

People • places • things

Broesch selected as first Outstanding Business Communication Student

Jakob Broesch, a senior majoring in information systems development, is the first recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Outstanding Business Communication Student Award. Broesch, who will graduate in May 2013, is from Merrill, WI.

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May 3 reception to honor first accounting and finance department honor graduates and new Beta Alpha Psi members

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Accounting and Finance will host a special reception for honor students, Friday, May 3, 2013 from 4:30–6:30 pm in Schneider Hall, Room 203. Faculty and staff will recognize the first students to graduate from the department’s honor program as well as students who were recently initiated into the Beta Alpha Psi honor society.

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Student Senate results: Eight College of Business students win seats

Student SenateBryan Larson, a senior political science and business administration double major from Eagan, MN has been elected University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student body president for the 2013-14 academic year. Jason Rector, a senior criminal justice major from Osceola, WI, will serve as vice president.

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Business Communication Advisory Board to hold first meeting May 3

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Business Communication Program has formed an advisory board of alumni, and business and community leaders to serve as a sounding board for the program. The Business Communication Advisory Board will hold its first meeting, Friday, May 3, 2013 from 8:45–11:30 in Schneider 216.

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UW-Eau Claire sales program again named “Top Sales Program”

Top Sales UniversitiesThe Center for Sales & Sales Management in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Management and Marketing has been named a Top University Sales Program for 2013 by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF).

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Accounting & Finance faculty Dr. Raj Aroskar, Dr. D'Arcy Becker and Dr. Bill Miller, and CADE adviser Tiffany Weiss visited interns at Wipfli in Eau Claire on April 1. Pictured in the photo are (l to r) Mark Fannes (Wipfli), Jeff Kowieski (Wipfli), Marci Boyarski (Wipfli), and UW-Eau Claire interns Dave Goodman, Tanya Neill, Josh Justin, Alison VanRoy, Eric Pronschinske, and Stephanie Marsolek Suchla. Missing from the photo is intern Amy Bainbridge who was away on an audit.


Beta Gamma Sigma initiated new members; Bednar named Outstanding Professor

Kristy LauverThirteen College of Business students were initiated into the UW-Eau Claire chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The annual initiation was held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 3 pm in the Davies Center Alumni Room. The event was held in conjunction with the university’s Honors Month, a time set aside by the university to recognize students of high scholastic achievement.

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Busey places fourth in PSE National Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon

Kellen BuseyKellen Busey, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire professional sales marketing student from Rochester, MN, placed fourth in the 2013 Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) National Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon. The national sales competition was held April 5 during the 2013 PSE National Educational Sales and Marketing Convention in San Diego, CA.

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Congratulations to AMA, March Student Organization of the Month by the UW-Eau Claire Activities, Involvement & Leadership Office


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UW-Eau Claire AMA held 31st Annual Fun Run

Run for a LifeThe University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire American Marketing Association (AMA) held its 31st Annual Fun Run 5k Race Saturday, April 13 at Carson Park to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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Congratulations graduates!

graduationOn behalf of the College of Business faculty and staff we send our best wishes to our spring 2013 graduates. To celebrate your achievements and recognize your special day, we are putting together a special website in your honor.

Check the COB homepage in the upcoming days before commencement to view commencement ceremony information and a congratulatory message from Dean Hoadley.

Participate in the 2013 College of Business Commencement Tweet Chat!

TwitterPost your commencement-related tweets and photos on Twitter using the hashtag #uweccobgrad.

A widget on the COB homepage will display all #uweccobgrad tweets in real time!

best wishes!

Several faculty members are leaving us this year

We are grateful for the contributions each of the following individuals made to the College of Business, and wish each of them best wishes on their future endeavors:

Harry Harvey, Management and Marketing, who has taught in the department since 1992, first on a part time basis and later full time.

Dr. Julia Pennington, Management and Marketing, has accepted a teaching position at the University of Tampa, Tampa, FL.

Dr. Rama Yelkur, Management and Marketing, has accepted a deanship at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, MI. 

mark your calendar

May 1–2
Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity (CERCA)
Davies Center, third floor

Friday, May 3
Business Advisory Council Meeting

BCOM Industry Advisory Committee Meeting

Dean's Council
Schneider 110

Monday, May 6
Mgmt & Mktg Dept. Meeting
Schneider 203A

Tuesday, May 7
CADE Meeting
Schneider 110

SPDP Professional Etiquette Workshop
Davies Student Center Ojibwe Ballroom

Wednesday, May 8
COB Faculty Forum: SAP Initiative Update
Schneider 304
Presenter: Tony Keys

University Student Excellence Awards Ceremony
Davies Center Ojibwe Ballroom

Friday, May 10
Spring Semester classes end

Dean's Council
Schneider 110

College of Business Faculty/Staff Social
Pine Meadow Golf Club/The Barley Club

Sunday, May 12
ROTC Spring Commissioning Ceremony
UW-Stout Memorial Student Center
Crystal Ballrooms A&B

May 13–17
Final Examinations

Monday, May 13
COB Curriculum Committee Meeting
Schneider 203A

COB Collegiate Competitors Reception
Davies Center Dakota Ballroom

Tuesday, May 14
CADE Meeting
Schneider 110

Friday, May 17
Dean's Council
Schneider 110

Saturday, May 18

Sunday, May 19
Last day of faculty contractual period

Monday, May 20
Three-week Summer Session begins

Tuesday, May 21
CADE Meeting
Schneider 110

Spring Grades due by in MyBlugold CampS

Monday, May 27
Memorial Day Holiday - University closed; no classes

Tuesday, May 28
CADE Meeting
Schneider 110

laptop support

Laptop Support Schedule

IS students will be available in the Schneider Hall lobby to provide laptop support to students on the following days and times.

• Mondays & Wednesdays:
10 am–12 pm, 1–3 pm
• Tuesdays & Thursdays:
10 am–12 pm, 1–2 pm
• Fridays: 9–11 am, 1-3 pm

For more information, contact:
COB Laptop Tech Support

last bizwire

This is the last BizWire for the 2012–2013 academic year. Have a happy and safe summer break. We will be back in September 2013 with all of the latest College of Business news.

Thanks for reading!

The BizWire is sent electronically to College of Business undergraduate students, faculty, staff, and friends the first week of each month during the academic year. It can also be viewed on the COB website.

Please submit your news and photos to Gretchen Hutterli at hutterga@uwec.edu.

Editor: Gretchen Hutterli, assistant dean-external affairs
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