Clif Petty and Mike Shirley: “Early Warning of False Sense of Security? Concussion Risk and the Case of the Impact-Sensing Football Chinstrap”, Journal of Critical Incidents
Janis Prewitt and Steve Mullins: “Have We Underestimated Economic Damages? Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth,” Journal of the Missouri Bar
Tiffany Cossey: “Evening the Odds: Tax Law Changes Affecting Professional Gamblers”, The Journal of the CPA Practitioner
Robin Sronce, Sheena Waters, Christopher Skalicky, Josh Hreha, Bri Schuchmann and Brad Schmidt: “Huayi Brothers: Setting Strategy for a Chinese Entertainment Conglomerate,” American Journal of Management
Gary Holmes, Somjit Barat, Clinton Amos, and Audhesh Paswan: “An Exploratory Investigation into How Socioeconomic Attributes Influence Coupons Redeeming Intentions,” Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services.
D’Lisa McKee MBA ‘06 is completing her Ph.D. in Management at Mississippi State University. She has just accepted a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Management with an emphasis in Human Resources in the College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois-Springfield. She will start her new position in August 2013.
Jeremy Clopton ‘05 has been promoted to Managing Consultant at BKD. Jeremy works in the Forensics & Dispute Consulting department in the Springfield Office. He was invited to campus by Dr. Penny Clayton, Professor of Accounting, to discuss fraud prevention and different career opportunities in accounting. Jeremy has also recently had an article published for the ACFE Insights. See http://www.acfeinsights.com/
MBA graduates (2011) Sheena Waters, Christopher Skalicky, Josh Hreha, Bri Schuchmann and Brad Schmidt published, in collaboration with Dr. Robin Sronce, Associate Professor of Management, a case study in the December 2012 issue of the American Journal of Management. It was written on a company they visited during their MBA trip to Beijing, China in 2011.
For the second consecutive year an MBA graduate will present a case at the MBAA International Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Sonya Mellinger and Dr. Robin Sronce, Associate Professor of Management, will be presenting on behalf of the (2011) student team which included graduates Rhonda Alexander, Leah Hein and Donna Petiford. The case is titled, “Right At Home: Examining the Franchise Model for Elder Care in China”.
Kurman Rysal, senior accounting and computer information systems major, hosted an Excel Workshop in the Breech School of Business during the fall 2012 semester. The primary objective of the workshop was to teach Breech students advanced Microsoft Excel practices to enhance skills in preparation for future business professions. It was available to all Breech students with the primary focus being juniors and seniors. Approximately 24 students participated in the 3-week series concentrated on exploring advanced features of Excel such as pivot tables, functions, data management and macros.
Matt Klauser ‘05 was promoted to Managing Consultant at BKD in the Kansas City office. Matt works with mergers and acquisitions, and leads a team which includes several Drury accounting alums.
Dr. Janis Prewitt, Associate Professor of Management and co-sponsor of the Pre Law Club, announced that the UMKC School of Law will be on Drury’s campus February 28th. They will be providing lunch to the Pre Law club. The topic of discussion will be “Why you should attend our law school.” In the past Drury has had multiple graduates continue their studies at UMKC School of Law.
On November 1, 2012 the Drury MBA hosted a five year anniversary China-MBA reunion party. The event was organized by a team of MBA alums from the past 5 years (Kristin Benford, Joe Easter, Michael Pina, Conor Haseltine, Becky Bonner, Donna Petiford, and Cindy Jones) and was attended by faculty, current MBA students and over 30 MBA alumni. The program provided past and present MBA students the opportunity to connect and discuss their experiences from the China-MBA class and trip.
Delta Mu Delta, the honorary business society, sponsored two special events in Fall 2012. First they held a food can drive where business majors competed against each other to see who could bring in the most canned goods. Over 500 items were donated to benefit Crosslines and Ambassadors for Children. Multiple winners were declared, including majors in Economics, Management and Accounting. In celebration, a pizza party was hosted by the society. Second they sponsored an “Adopt a Family” giving tree. The society set up and decorated a Christmas Tree in Breech Lounge with special ornaments which listed gifts for children and families from Springfield. Both events were a huge success!
SAB hosted a Town Hall on Corporate Culture and Innovation in the Lay Hall Auditorium March 11 at 2 p.m. The guest speaker was John Beuerlein, general partner at Edward Jones in St. Louis, Mo., Drury class of 1975, and Emeritus Trustee of Drury’s Board of Trustees. In addition, Beuerlein met with students throughout the day, including speaking to a class and lunching with SAB members to share career advice.Check out his advice on the Breech website!
Dr. Janis Prewitt, Associate Professor of Management, and ten pre-law students ventured to Los Angeles for a Law School Admissions Conference and Seminar. It was a great opportunity for these students as they were able to connect with law school admissions and counselors from all over the country.
Computer Information Systems
Mike Hass, Visiting Instructor of Computer Information Systems, lead a team of 20 business, computer science, and MBA students on a trip to Springfield Underground to look at the data center for SpringNet, our internet service provider.
The Accounting Department is proud to report it has a 100% placement of all December 2012 and upcoming May 2013 accounting major graduates.
Dr. Clif Petty, Professor of Management, was invited to speak at a monthly meeting of the Greene County Estate Planning Council on December 19th, 2012. Clif’s topic was, “Strategy and Risk Management in a Changing World”.