Headline News: Week of March 5, 2012

by Dollie Elliott 
(March 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm)

Spears Headline News

Headline News: Week of March 5, 2012

Spears School News

 

OSU Wins Big 12 MBA Case Competition

From left, Oklahoma State's Chad Dayton, Julena Bonner, Clint Miller and Wayne Harber are congratulated by Joe Eastin, president of ISN Software Corporation in Dallas, after winning first place in the Big 12 MBA Case Competition this past weekend.

Oklahoma State University captured first place in the sixth annual Big 12 MBA Case Competition hosted by the Spears School of Business this past weekend. The first-place victory by Oklahoma State was its third in the six years of the MBA Case Competition.

OSU’s four-person team of MBA students Julena Bonner, Chad Dayton, Wayne Harber and Clint Miller placed first out of the nine teams competing – Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma, OSU, Texas Tech and Big 12 Conference newcomer Texas Christian University. The OSU team won the first-place trophy and $2,000 prize money. The University of Oklahoma placed second and won $1,600, and TCU was third and received $1,200.

In addition, OSU student Clint Miller was selected as the best presenter and MVP during the two-day event and the Oklahoma State team received the sportsmanship award as voted on by the other competitors.

“We couldn’t be happier for the four members of the team representing OSU and the Spears School of Business,” said Dean Larry Crosby. “It’s a great accomplishment against some of the best MBA students from other Big 12 schools. It’s an indication of the quality of the education that our MBA students are receiving at Oklahoma State University, and shows that they stack up against other MBA students throughout the Big 12. It’s a great accomplishment for the MBA students, and we are very proud of each of them.

The nine teams were required to analyze a real-world case problem provided by ISN Software Corporation in Dallas. The teams were asked to assess the problem, research possible solutions, write a concept proposal and give a presentation on their findings and recommendations – all within 24 hours of receiving the case on Friday morning. Each team then presented its strategy to a panel of judges, composed of business executives and industry leaders.

The field was narrowed to the top three teams following the preliminary round of competition, and those three presented their proposal during the final round. The winners were announced during a banquet on Saturday night at the Wes Watkins Center on the Stillwater campus.

Spears School Student Council Recognizes “Faculty Member of the Month”

Richard Buchanan

Andrew Urich

Each month the Spears School Student Council presents the “Faculty Member of the Month” to a person that exemplifies leadership, outstanding teaching skills, compassion and positive attitude towards students. Nominees are submitted by any Student Council member, prior to the vote going to the entire council. At the end of the semester winners are recognized at a dinner hosted by the Student Council.

The January Faculty Member of the Month is Richard Buchanan.
The February Faculty Member of the Month is Andrew Urich.
 

Congress to Campus

The Spears School of Business is hosting Congress to Campus on Monday, April 2, with former Congressman Larry LaRocco (Idaho) and former Congresswoman Sue Kelly (New York) as the guest speakers. The topic will be “International Trade: Opportunity or Destruction.” The forum will be held the Wes Watkins Center Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are welcomed to attend this free event. For more information about the event, contact Jeretta Horn Nord at jeretta.nord@okstate.edu or 744-5091.

CEO Day

The 2012 CEO Day is Tuesday, April 3, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the ConocoPhillips Alumni Center, Click Hall. CEO Day was designed to bring successful business people to campus so students are given the opportunities to:

  • Discover challenges and issues CEOs face,
  • Understand how CEOs charter their career paths,
  • Discover characteristics they seek in managers,
  • Interact with successful CEOs,
  • Learn about CEO’s decision processes and leadership styles.

This year’s guest CEOs include Al Litchenburg, Vice Chairman, American Fidelity Corporation, and Don Greiner, CEO of Grace Living Centers. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Getting to Know…

The Spears School of Business has nearly 4,500 students, so students may sometimes feel like they’re getting lost in the crowd. We’re doing what we can to help people get to know our students, faculty and staff. “Getting to Know …” can be found on the Spears School website (spears.okstate.edu), and a new student, faculty or staff member will be featured each week.

Senior Taylor Lynch, an accounting major from Edmond, Okla., and Professor of Management Science and Information Systems Nik Dalal were featured in our most recent edition of “Getting to Know.” If you have a suggestion for someone to be featured, please let us know by sending an email to ssb.news@okstate.edu.

New Online Calendar

The Spears School now has a new online calendar. Visit the spears.okstate.edu home page and click on the calendar tab to view upcoming events.

 

Spears Speakers Bureau Schedule (March 5-9)

Who: Keith Burlison, FAA
When: Wednesday, March 7, 11:30 a.m. in Business 018

Spears YouTube Trivia

Watch this SpearsSchoolOSU YouTube video to find the answer to this question from the video “Veterans Entrepreneurship Program – Interview with Chris Stokes:” Aside from being CEO of Rooftop Impressions, what is Chris Stokes’ other occupation?

The first person to submit the correct answer to ssb.news@okstate.edu will win a free Spears School t-shirt.

Spears School Calendar

March 5: Priority Enrollment for Summer and Fall Semesters Begins

March 5-6: 1st International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health at the Reed Conference Center and Sheraton Hotel, Midwest City, Okla.

Tuesday, March 6: Green Entrepreneurship Speaker Series (public welcome) at 3:30-5:00 p.m., Morrill Hall 101
Guest speaker: Todd Stephens, AIA

Wednesday, March 7: Women’s Business Leadership Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Tulsa

Wednesday, March 7: Association of Information Technology Professionals meeting at 5:30 p.m., Business Building 018
Guest Speaker: From Conoco Phillips

Thursday, March 8: Seminar: Supervisory Program-Changing Roles: Understanding Power and Leadership (Dr. Ken Eastman) at 9 a.m.-noon, OSU-Tulsa

Thursday, March 8: Seminar: Supervisory Program-Coaching, Enhancing Employee Performance and Mentoring (Dr. Raj Basu) at 1-4 p.m., OSU-Tulsa

Thursday, March 8: Green Entrepreneurship Speaker Series (public welcome) at 3:30-5:00 p.m., Morrill Hall 101
Guest speaker: Dr. Steve Sadler, OSU Geography

Tuesday, March 13: Green Entrepreneurship Speaker Series (public welcome) at 3:30-5:00 p.m., Morrill Hall 101 with guest speaker: Dr. Marvin Stone, OSU Biosystems Engineering

Wednesday, March 14: Entrepreneurship Brownbag Research Seminar Series at Noon, Business Building 435
Guest speaker: Rebecca Franklin

Thursday, March 15: Tulsa Business Forums (Randi Zuckerberg) at Noon-1:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency, Tulsa

Thursday, March 15: Green Entrepreneurship Speaker Series (public welcome) at 3:30-5:00 p.m., Morrill Hall 101
Guest speaker: David Levitt, Esq.

Thursday, March 15: OSU E-Club general meeting at 5:30 p.m., Business Building 124
Guest speaker: Behfar Jahanshahi

Thursday, March 15: Phi Beta Lambda General Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in BUS 109

Thursday, March 15: Information Security & Assurance Club meeting at 6:30 p.m., Business Building 018

Friday, March 16: Executive Management Briefings (Randi Zuckerberg) at Noon-1:30 p.m., National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, OKC

Friday, March 16:  American Association of University Women (AAUW) An Evening of Arts and Fashion, 6:30 p.m. in the ConocoPhillips Alumni Center Click Hall.  Contact Jeretta Horn Nord at 405-747-0320.

Tuesday, March 27: Green Entrepreneurship Speaker Series (public welcome) at 3:30-5:00 p.m., Morrill Hall 101
Guest speaker: Dr. Jason Vogel, OSU Stormwater specialist

Thursday, March 29: OSU E-Club general meeting at 5:30 p.m., Business Building 124

Thursday, March 29: Information Security & Assurance Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. , Business Building 018

Friday, March 30: Seminar: Professional Image: Position Yourself for Success (Dr. Andrew Urich) at 9 a.m.-noon, OSU-Tulsa

Friday, March 30: Seminar: Dynamic Presentation Skills (Dr. Andrew Urich) at 1-4 p.m., OSU-Tulsa

Saturday, March 31: Oklahoma Accounting Educators Workshop at Wes Watkins Center

Monday, April 2: Congress to Campus with guest speakers former Congressman Larry LaRocco (Idaho) and former Congresswoman Sue Kelly (New York) at 2:30 p.m., Wes Watkins Center Auditorium, Topic: “International Trade: Opportunity or Destruction.”

Monday, April 2:
Association of Information Technology Professionals meeting at 5:30 p.m., Business Building 018 with a speaker from Data-tronics

Tuesday, April 3: CEO Day is Tuesday, April 3, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the ConocoPhillips Alumni Center, Click Hall.

Tuesday, April 3: Green Entrepreneurship Speaker Series (public welcome) at 3:30-5:00 p.m., Morrill Hall 101
Guest speakers: Diane Wilkins, DEQ OKC, and Ilda Hershey, Sustainable Stillwater

Wednesday, April 4: Women Entrepreneurs INSPIRE Conference in Oklahoma City

Thursday, April 5: Green Entrepreneurship Speaker Series (public welcome) at 3:30-5:00 p.m., Morrill Hall 101
Guest speaker: Jenny Gilliland, Energy Manager, OSU Physical Plant

Thursday, April 12: OSU E-Club Executive Nominee Pitch at 5:30 p.m., Business Building 124

Thursday, April 12: Phi Beta Lambda General Meeting at 5:30 p.m., BUS 109

Thursday, April 12: Information Security & Assurance Club meeting at 6:30 p.m., Business Building 018

Friday, April 13: OSU E-Club Ropes Course at 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Camp Redlands

Tuesday, April 17: Energy Conference at 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cox Business Convention Center, OKC

Wednesday, April 18: Entrepreneurship Brownbag Research Seminar Series at Noon, Business Building 435
Guest speaker: Yana Ezhova

Wednesday, April 18: Association of Information Technology Professionals meeting at 5:30 p.m., Business Building 018

Thursday, April 19: American Association of University Women (AAUW) meeting at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 20
Hideaway Pizza (free pizza, salad and soda) CIE Creativity Festival

April 20-21: Semifinals and Finals of Riata Business Plan Competition

Friday, April 20: Retirement Dinner for Dr. Meg Kletke at 6:30 p.m., Meditations Banquet Facility, Stillwater

Tuesday, April 24: Seminar: Fine Tuning Your Business Writing (Ms. Kim McCrackin) at 9 a.m.-noon, OSU-Tulsa

Tuesday, April 24: Seminar: Editing and Proofreading (Ms. Kim McCrackin) at 1-4 p.m., OSU-Tulsa

Thursday, April 26: OSU E-Club general meeting (New Officer Induction dinner), TBA, Business Building 124

Tuesday, May 1: Tulsa Business Forums (Peter Sheahan) at Noon-1:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency, Tulsa

Friday, May 4: SAS Analytics Day

Friday, May 4: Graduate Commencement Reception at 5-6 p.m., Conoco Phillips Alumni Center

Friday, May 4: Graduate Commencement Ceremony at 7 p.m. Gallagher-Iba Arena

May 5-11: Oklahoma Municipal Court Clerks Association Conference at Wes Watkins Center

Wednesday, May 9: Entrepreneurship Brownbag Research Seminar Series at noon, Business Building 435
Guest speaker: Mike Morris

June 10-15: Information Systems Technology Academy (ISyTE) at Stillwater

To submit items to Spears Headline News, e-mail ssb.news@okstate.eduSpears School of Business | Oklahoma State UniversityStillwater, Oklahoma 74078-4011 USA | 405.744.5064

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Feb 03 SAA T-shirt Design Contest More Info arrow

ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center

The OSU Student Alumni Association is asking for your help creating a one-of-a-kind t-shirt for SAA members. Showcase your artistic skills and submit a design today! You could win one of three incredible prize packages and see your original design worn across campus. Here are the details: - Designs should be approximately 12" x 12". - All designs must be high resolution, at least 300dpi or greater. - Artwork preferred using InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator. - Designs can only use up to three colors. Please use OSU's Official Color Palette. - Designs must be submitted in PDF file format. Sorry, but hand-drawn designs will not be accepted. - Design files will be required from finalists including images and font styles. Please ensure you save your work. The winning design will be printed on an orange, black, gray or white shirt. Please keep this in mind as the background color of your design. All designs must be submitted via email by 5 p.m. CST on Monday, Mar. 2, 2015 to saa@orangeconnection.org. Please include your full name, date of birth, major/college and classification (ex: freshman, sophomore, etc.) Voting will take place from Friday, Mar. 6 through Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015. First, second and third place winners will be announced before spring break.

Full Details Register Online

Feb 04 BEST Leaders--Critical Thinking & Innovative Decision-Making (OKC) More Info arrow
1:00pm - 5:00pm

OSU-OKC

Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders (BEST Leaders)- Critical Thinking & Innovative Decision-Making Presenter: Andrew Urich Participants will be encouraged to challenge the status quo and question conventional wisdom. The goal is to help participants become conscious of their thought processes and give them tools and ideas to improve how they think.

Full Details Register Online

Feb 07 Veterans Entrepreneurship Program More Info arrow

VEP is a unique year-long program in entrepreneurship and small business management for veterans disabled as a result of their service. During one week of the program, veterans complete a residency stay at OSU.

Full Details

Feb 08 Veterans Entrepreneurship Program More Info arrow

VEP is a unique year-long program in entrepreneurship and small business management for veterans disabled as a result of their service. During one week of the program, veterans complete a residency stay at OSU.

Full Details

Feb 09 Veterans Entrepreneurship Program More Info arrow

VEP is a unique year-long program in entrepreneurship and small business management for veterans disabled as a result of their service. During one week of the program, veterans complete a residency stay at OSU.

Full Details

Feb 09 Oklahoma Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute More Info arrow

Wes Watkins Center, Stillwater, OK

February 9-13, 2015 The Oklahoma Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute is an educational program designed to develop technical skills and administrative, financial, and leadership abilities. The Institute provides the required educational points for receiving the prestigious Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) or the Certified Public Finance Administrator (CPFA) designation; however, anyone is welcome to attend. The Oklahoma Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute is accredited by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States & Canada (APT US&C).

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Feb 09 Oklahoma Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Academy More Info arrow

Wes Watkins Center, Stillwater, OK

February 9-13, 2015 The Oklahoma Master Municipal Clerks Academy is an advanced educational program designed to develop technical skills and administrative, financial, and leadership abilities. The Academy provides the required educational points for receiving the prestigious Master Municipal Clerk Certification (MMC); however, anyone is welcome to attend. The Oklahoma Master Municipal Clerks Academy is accredited by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC).

Full Details Register Online

Feb 09 BOK Speed Networking in Tulsa More Info arrow
1:30pm - 6:30pm

BOK Center in Tusla

We will load the BOB in front of Spears by 1:30 p.m. and return by 6:60 p.m. Students who are interested in the banking industry or networking are invited. Reserve your seat on the bus by emailing eastin.center@okstate.edu by Friday, February 6.

Feb 10 Veterans Entrepreneurship Program More Info arrow

VEP is a unique year-long program in entrepreneurship and small business management for veterans disabled as a result of their service. During one week of the program, veterans complete a residency stay at OSU.

Full Details

Feb 10 SAA T-shirt Design Contest More Info arrow

ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center

The OSU Student Alumni Association is asking for your help creating a one-of-a-kind t-shirt for SAA members. Showcase your artistic skills and submit a design today! You could win one of three incredible prize packages and see your original design worn across campus. Here are the details: - Designs should be approximately 12" x 12". - All designs must be high resolution, at least 300dpi or greater. - Artwork preferred using InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator. - Designs can only use up to three colors. Please use OSU's Official Color Palette. - Designs must be submitted in PDF file format. Sorry, but hand-drawn designs will not be accepted. - Design files will be required from finalists including images and font styles. Please ensure you save your work. The winning design will be printed on an orange, black, gray or white shirt. Please keep this in mind as the background color of your design. All designs must be submitted via email by 5 p.m. CST on Monday, Mar. 2, 2015 to saa@orangeconnection.org. Please include your full name, date of birth, major/college and classification (ex: freshman, sophomore, etc.) Voting will take place from Friday, Mar. 6 through Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015. First, second and third place winners will be announced before spring break.

Full Details Register Online

Feb 11 Veterans Entrepreneurship Program More Info arrow

VEP is a unique year-long program in entrepreneurship and small business management for veterans disabled as a result of their service. During one week of the program, veterans complete a residency stay at OSU.

Full Details

Feb 12 Veterans Entrepreneurship Program More Info arrow

VEP is a unique year-long program in entrepreneurship and small business management for veterans disabled as a result of their service. During one week of the program, veterans complete a residency stay at OSU.

Full Details

Feb 13 Veterans Entrepreneurship Program More Info arrow

VEP is a unique year-long program in entrepreneurship and small business management for veterans disabled as a result of their service. During one week of the program, veterans complete a residency stay at OSU.

Full Details

Feb 14 Veterans Entrepreneurship Program More Info arrow

VEP is a unique year-long program in entrepreneurship and small business management for veterans disabled as a result of their service. During one week of the program, veterans complete a residency stay at OSU.

Full Details

Feb 15 Veterans Entrepreneurship Program More Info arrow

VEP is a unique year-long program in entrepreneurship and small business management for veterans disabled as a result of their service. During one week of the program, veterans complete a residency stay at OSU.

Full Details

Feb 17 SAA T-shirt Design Contest More Info arrow

ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center

The OSU Student Alumni Association is asking for your help creating a one-of-a-kind t-shirt for SAA members. Showcase your artistic skills and submit a design today! You could win one of three incredible prize packages and see your original design worn across campus. Here are the details: - Designs should be approximately 12" x 12". - All designs must be high resolution, at least 300dpi or greater. - Artwork preferred using InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator. - Designs can only use up to three colors. Please use OSU's Official Color Palette. - Designs must be submitted in PDF file format. Sorry, but hand-drawn designs will not be accepted. - Design files will be required from finalists including images and font styles. Please ensure you save your work. The winning design will be printed on an orange, black, gray or white shirt. Please keep this in mind as the background color of your design. All designs must be submitted via email by 5 p.m. CST on Monday, Mar. 2, 2015 to saa@orangeconnection.org. Please include your full name, date of birth, major/college and classification (ex: freshman, sophomore, etc.) Voting will take place from Friday, Mar. 6 through Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015. First, second and third place winners will be announced before spring break.

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Feb 18 Professional Business Email Writing & Etiquette (OKC) More Info arrow
9:00am - 12:00pm

Oklahoma City

Presenter: Ms. Kim McCrackin This seminar will teach participants how to write emails that maximize effectiveness and efficiency. Participants will leave the program understanding the importance of organization, consistency, and punctuation in order to achieve clarity and accuracy in email messages.

Full Details Register Online

Feb 18 Editing and Proofreading (OKC) More Info arrow
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Oklahoma City

Presenter: Ms. Kim McCrackin Learn the importance of correctness and professionalism in business writing and be guided through proofreading strategies for improved business communications. Learn proofreading strategies, understand grammatical rules, and develop a consistent writing style.

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Feb 19 AAUW Meeting More Info arrow
5:30pm

Hideaway Pizza

AAUW Meeting

Feb 24 SAA T-shirt Design Contest More Info arrow

ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center

The OSU Student Alumni Association is asking for your help creating a one-of-a-kind t-shirt for SAA members. Showcase your artistic skills and submit a design today! You could win one of three incredible prize packages and see your original design worn across campus. Here are the details: - Designs should be approximately 12" x 12". - All designs must be high resolution, at least 300dpi or greater. - Artwork preferred using InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator. - Designs can only use up to three colors. Please use OSU's Official Color Palette. - Designs must be submitted in PDF file format. Sorry, but hand-drawn designs will not be accepted. - Design files will be required from finalists including images and font styles. Please ensure you save your work. The winning design will be printed on an orange, black, gray or white shirt. Please keep this in mind as the background color of your design. All designs must be submitted via email by 5 p.m. CST on Monday, Mar. 2, 2015 to saa@orangeconnection.org. Please include your full name, date of birth, major/college and classification (ex: freshman, sophomore, etc.) Voting will take place from Friday, Mar. 6 through Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015. First, second and third place winners will be announced before spring break.

Full Details Register Online

Feb 25 Hacking Back I: Data Security for Employees (OKC) More Info arrow
9:00am - 12:00pm

Oklahoma City

Presenter: Dr. Jim Burkman This seminar will equip employees with specific actions to prevent computer security threats. Participants will leave the program with easy to use tools and practices to keep themselves and their companies safe from hackers and other data security threats.

Full Details Register Online

Feb 26 Official OSU Class Ring Sales - OSU-OKC Campus More Info arrow
9:00am - 2:00pm

OSU-OKC

The OSU Alumni Association and Balfour will be visiting OSU-OKC on Thursday, Feb. 26, to showcase the Official OSU Class Ring. Along with your diploma, the Official OSU Class Ring is the only piece of campus you'll take with you when you graduate. Visit orangeconnection.org/ring to learn more about the ring including how it's made by hand. For more information or to order by phone, contact Cheryl McKinzie at 405.744.8716. Celebrate your degree with an Official OSU Class Ring!

Full Details Register Online

Mar 02 SAA T-shirt Design Contest Submissions Due More Info arrow
8:00am - 5:00pm

ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center

The OSU Student Alumni Association is asking for your help creating a one-of-a-kind t-shirt for SAA members. Showcase your artistic skills and submit a design today! You could win one of three incredible prize packages and see your original design worn across campus. Here are the details: - Designs should be approximately 12" x 12". - All designs must be high resolution, at least 300dpi or greater. - Artwork preferred using InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator. - Designs can only use up to three colors. Please use OSU's Official Color Palette. - Designs must be submitted in PDF file format. Sorry, but hand-drawn designs will not be accepted. - Design files will be required from finalists including images and font styles. Please ensure you save your work. The winning design will be printed on an orange, black, gray or white shirt. Please keep this in mind as the background color of your design. All designs must be submitted via email by 5 p.m. CST on Monday, Mar. 2, 2015 to saa@orangeconnection.org. Please include your full name, date of birth, major/college and classification (ex: freshman, sophomore, etc.) Voting will take place from Friday, Mar. 6 through Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015. First, second and third place winners will be announced before spring break.

Full Details Register Online

Mar 02 Official OSU Class Ring Sales - OSU-Tulsa Campus More Info arrow
3:00pm - 7:00pm

OSU-Tulsa

The OSU Alumni Association and Balfour will be visiting OSU-OKC on Monday, March 2, to showcase the Official OSU Class Ring. In addition to your diploma, the Official OSU Class Ring is the only piece of campus you'll take with you when you graduate. Visit orangeconnection.org/ring to learn more about the ring including how it's made by hand. For more information or to order by phone, contact Cheryl McKinzie at 405.744.8716. Celebrate your degree with an Official OSU Class Ring!

Full Details Register Online

Mar 03 Official OSU Class Ring Sales More Info arrow
10:00am - 4:00pm

Edmond Low Library Lobby

The OSU Alumni Association and Balfour will be showcasing the Official OSU Class Ring at the Edmon Low Library on Tuesday, Mar. 3 through Thursday, Mar. 5 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. In addition to your diploma, the Official OSU Class Ring is the only piece of campus you'll take with you when you graduate. Visit orangeconnection.org/ring to learn more about the ring including how it's made by hand. For more information or to order by phone, contact Cheryl McKinzie at 405.744.8716. Celebrate your degree with an Official OSU Class Ring!

Full Details Register Online

Mar 04 24th Annual Women's Business Leadership Conference More Info arrow
8:30am - 3:30pm

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tulsa, OK

Hyatt Regency Hotel | Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Mar 04 Official OSU Class Ring Sales More Info arrow
10:00am - 4:00pm

Edmond Low Library Lobby

The OSU Alumni Association and Balfour will be showcasing the Official OSU Class Ring at the Edmon Low Library on Tuesday, Mar. 3 through Thursday, Mar. 5 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. In addition to your diploma, the Official OSU Class Ring is the only piece of campus you'll take with you when you graduate. Visit orangeconnection.org/ring to learn more about the ring including how it's made by hand. For more information or to order by phone, contact Cheryl McKinzie at 405.744.8716. Celebrate your degree with an Official OSU Class Ring!

Full Details Register Online

Mar 05 Deadline to order rings for the 2015 Official OSU Class Ring Ceremony More Info arrow

ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center

Order your Official OSU Class Ring by the end of today, Thursday, March 5, in order to participate in the 2015 OSU Class Ring Ceremony. Visit http://orangeconnection.org/ring for more information.

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Mar 05 Official OSU Class Ring Sales More Info arrow
10:00am - 4:00pm

Edmond Low Library Lobby

The OSU Alumni Association and Balfour will be showcasing the Official OSU Class Ring at the Edmon Low Library on Tuesday, Mar. 3 through Thursday, Mar. 5 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. In addition to your diploma, the Official OSU Class Ring is the only piece of campus you'll take with you when you graduate. Visit orangeconnection.org/ring to learn more about the ring including how it's made by hand. For more information or to order by phone, contact Cheryl McKinzie at 405.744.8716. Celebrate your degree with an Official OSU Class Ring!

Full Details Register Online

Mar 06 Vote for the new SAA T-shirt design! More Info arrow

Online Only

Vote for your favorite student design for the new OSU Student Alumni Association T-shirt design! Voting will take place from Friday, Mar. 6 through Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015. First, second and third place winners will be announced before spring break.

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Mar 07 Vote for the new SAA T-shirt design! More Info arrow

Online Only

Vote for your favorite student design for the new OSU Student Alumni Association T-shirt design! Voting will take place from Friday, Mar. 6 through Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015. First, second and third place winners will be announced before spring break.

Full Details Register Online

Mar 08 Vote for the new SAA T-shirt design! More Info arrow

Online Only

Vote for your favorite student design for the new OSU Student Alumni Association T-shirt design! Voting will take place from Friday, Mar. 6 through Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015. First, second and third place winners will be announced before spring break.

Full Details Register Online

Mar 09 Vote for the new SAA T-shirt design! More Info arrow

Online Only

Vote for your favorite student design for the new OSU Student Alumni Association T-shirt design! Voting will take place from Friday, Mar. 6 through Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015. First, second and third place winners will be announced before spring break.

Full Details Register Online

Mar 10 Vote for the new SAA T-shirt design! More Info arrow

Online Only

Vote for your favorite student design for the new OSU Student Alumni Association T-shirt design! Voting will take place from Friday, Mar. 6 through Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015. First, second and third place winners will be announced before spring break.

Full Details Register Online

Mar 11 Vote for the new SAA T-shirt design! More Info arrow

Online Only

Vote for your favorite student design for the new OSU Student Alumni Association T-shirt design! Voting will take place from Friday, Mar. 6 through Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015. First, second and third place winners will be announced before spring break.

Full Details Register Online

Mar 11 Executive Management Briefing presents Moira Forbes More Info arrow
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Cox Business Convention Center

President & Publisher, ForbesWoman Forbes has interviewed power players in-depth on determining how to best lead a team and business through radical change, empowering growth, and tools required to move to the next level.

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Mar 12 Tulsa Business Forums presents Moira Forbes More Info arrow
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tulsa

President and Publisher, ForbesWoman Forbes has interviewed power players in-depth on determining how to best lead a team and business through radical change, empowering growth, and tools required to move to the next level.

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Mar 19 Business Process Improvement and Project Management (OKC) More Info arrow
9:00am - 4:00pm

Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City

Presented by Marc Tower | This seminar will help participants to improve employee productivity by increasing the efficiency of current resources, providing better customer service and encouraging employee engagement in the office. Participants will be able to develop and successfully execute business process improvement projects, learn how to measure the results of their work, and learn how to monitor and adjust new processes.

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Mar 25 Hacking Back II: Data Management for Managers (OKC) More Info arrow
9:00am - 12:00pm

Oklahoma City

Presenter: Dr. Jim Burkman This data management program teaches managers how to be aware of and evaluate computer security threats. Participants will learn the language of security professionals, specific threat categories, and effective defense strategies.

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Apr 02 Spears School of Business 62nd Annual Honors and Awards Banquet More Info arrow
6:00pm

Click Hall, ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Centeer

The Spears School of Business 62nd Annual Honors and Awards Banquet will recognize outstanding students during the 2014-15 school year.

Apr 03 BEAT TEXAS Exlcusive Life Member T-shirt giveaway More Info arrow

Chi-O Clock

We will be giving away free BEAT TEXAS shirts to Life Members of the OSU Student Alumni Association at Chi-O Clock. Times will be announced soon!

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Apr 06 GRADFinale More Info arrow
10:00am - 2:00pm

Click Hall East | ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center

Your connection for life as a new member of the OSU alumni family begins at Grad Finale! All graduating seniors are invited to this fun, free event with fellow graduates, Pistol Pete, OSU Career Services and the OSU Alumni Association. Celebrate this wonderful milestone with us at the home of all alumni on campus - the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center. Members can pick up their graduation gifts, but all graduates are invited to decorate caps, snag photos with Pistol Pete, get all the information needed on becoming an Alumni Association member, connecting with local chapters and updating your information to stay connected to OSU for life! Spring 2015 Grad Finale Dates Monday, April 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, contact Kimberly Gray via email or by calling 405.744.1456.

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Apr 07 Tulsa Business Forums presents Steve Wozniak More Info arrow
10:00am - 10:30am

Mabee Center, Tulsa

Chief Scientist, Fusion-io and Co-Founder, Apple Computer Wozniak is an American computer scientist best known as one of the founders of Apple and the inventor of the Apple II computer, and recently competed on ABCs Dancing with the Stars.

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Apr 07 GRADFinale More Info arrow
10:00am - 2:00pm

Click Hall East | ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center

Your connection for life as a new member of the OSU alumni family begins at Grad Finale! All graduating seniors are invited to this fun, free event with fellow graduates, Pistol Pete, OSU Career Services and the OSU Alumni Association. Celebrate this wonderful milestone with us at the home of all alumni on campus - the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center. Members can pick up their graduation gifts, but all graduates are invited to decorate caps, snag photos with Pistol Pete, get all the information needed on becoming an Alumni Association member, connecting with local chapters and updating your information to stay connected to OSU for life! Spring 2015 Grad Finale Dates Monday, April 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, contact Kimberly Gray via email or by calling 405.744.1456.

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Apr 07 Executive Management Briefing presents Steve Wozniak More Info arrow
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Cox Business Convention Center

Chief Scientist, Fusion-io and Co-Founder, Apple Computer Wozniak is an American computer scientist best known as one of the founders of Apple and the inventor of the Apple II computer, and recently competed on ABCs Dancing with the Stars.

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Apr 10 Management Scholars Professional Development Workshop More Info arrow
8:00am - 5:15pm

Wes Watkins Center, Stillwater, OK

The Oklahoma State Spears School of Business is pleased to invite faculty members and Ph.D. students to join our Management Scholars Professional Development Workshop. This event will offer professional development workshops and provide networking opportunities for scholars studying Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship or Strategy. We encourage Ph.D. students to submit papers and posters and urge faculty members to join us in this fun and scholarly academic meeting.

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Apr 14 CEO Day More Info arrow

TBA

CEO Day is hosted by OSU's Spears School of Business to bring successful business people to the Stillwater campus so students have the opportunity to discover the challenges and issues that business leaders face, understand how CEOs chart their career paths, discover characteristics they seek in managers, interact with successful executives, and learn about their decision processes and leadership styles.

Apr 16 AAUW Meeting More Info arrow
5:30pm

Hideaway Pizza

AAUW Meeting

Apr 17 SSC Presentations and End of Year Banquet More Info arrow

SSC & Student Union Ballroom

SSC Presentations and End of Year Banquet

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Apr 19 Watson Graduate School scholarship/awards banquet More Info arrow

Watson Graduate School scholarship/awards banquet

Apr 21 Sundaes on Tuesday More Info arrow
10:00am - 2:00pm

South Library Plaza

The OSU Student Alumni Board will be serving up sundaes to SAA members on Tuesday, April 21 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on South Library Plaza. SAA members are invited to socialize with some delicious sundaes. Members may also pick up the new SAA member T-shirts for the next year. We would love to celebrate the end of a semester with you! For more information, contact Kimberly Grayvia email or by calling 405.744.1456.

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Apr 21 Sundaes on Tuesday More Info arrow
11:00am - 1:00pm

Library Lawn

The OSU Student Alumni Board will be serving up sundaes to SAA members on Tuesday, April 21 form 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Library Lawn. SAA members are invited to socialize with some delicious sundaes. Members may also pick up the new SAA member T-shirts for the next year. Tulsa Members: Shirts and supplies will be available to pick up at Patti Schmigle's office in North Hall 130. She can be reached at 918.594.5353 for pick-up times. We'd love to celebrate the end of the semester with you! For more information contact Kimberly Gray at 405.744.1456.

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Apr 22 BEST Leaders--Strategic IQ (OKC) More Info arrow
1:00pm - 5:00pm

OSU-OKC

Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders (BEST Leaders)- Strategic IQ: Prepare and Respond to the Ever-Changing Business Environment Presenter: Tracy Suter, Ph.D. Strategic IQ addresses the strategy itself, formal and informal organizational structures, and the human capacity of individuals and groups within the firm through various examples and case studies.

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Apr 23 Wilton T. Anderson Accounting Hall of Fame Awards Banquet More Info arrow
6:00pm

OSU ConocoPhillips Alumni Center

The School of Accounting in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University invites you to attend the Wilton T. Anderson Hall of Fame Awards Banquet.

Apr 23 Phi Kappa Phi Banquet More Info arrow
6:30pm

Student Union Ballroom

Phi Kappa Phi Banquet

Apr 30 Official OSU Class Ring Ceremony More Info arrow
6:30pm

ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center

At the end of every spring and fall semester, the OSU Alumni Association hosts the Official OSU Class Ring Ceremony where ring recipients are officially presented their class rings by the University. Family and friends are invited to attend this special tradition that serves to tie each ring recipient to each other and the University.

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Apr 30 Student Alumni Board Senior Toast More Info arrow
8:00pm

ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center

We look forward to toasting you, graduates! All seniors are asked to be sure to bring their student ID and valid driver's license. This farewell toast for seniors will take place on Thursday, April 30 from 8 to 9 p.m. at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center in Click Family Hall following a quick room set up. This gathering will follow the Ring Ceremony that starts at 6:30 p.m. Feel free to wear orange - business casual or smart casual. The president of the Alumni Association will be in attendance, and members of the senior class will read the formal wine toast to celebrate becoming alumni. A FREE glass of wine and chocolate strawberries will be served for the official toast! Don't forget to print off your ticket (you will receive via email confirmation) or show us your confirmation email on your phone at the door. You MUST bring your student ID and driver's license, both are required for admittance to the toast! This is such an exciting moment of transition in your life as you become an alumni of Oklahoma State University, and we could not be more happy than to celebrate with a toast to the Class of 2015.

May 04 Alumni Center Study Space More Info arrow
8:00am - 11:00pm

ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center

Your OSU Student Alumni Association would like to welcome you to come by the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center to study. Mon., May 4 through Wed., May 6, we will be open from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. On Thurs., May 7, we will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Depending on your study style, we will have space available in a variety of rooms. Bring a friend, and study hard. Once our building closes each day, we hope you will swing by the Student Union for FREE pancakes from 10 p.m. and until 1 a.m. Pancakes will be served at those times through Thursday night. Don't forget to show your OSU Student Alumni Association membership card at the Alumni Center front desk to get free scantrons (while supplies last)! Your mobile membership card is now available on the Orange Connection app for Apple and Android devices.

May 05 Alumni Center Study Space More Info arrow
8:00am - 11:00pm

ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center

Your OSU Student Alumni Association would like to welcome you to come by the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center to study. Mon., May 4 through Wed., May 6, we will be open from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. On Thurs., May 7, we will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Depending on your study style, we will have space available in a variety of rooms. Bring a friend, and study hard. Once our building closes each day, we hope you will swing by the Student Union for FREE pancakes from 10 p.m. and until 1 a.m. Pancakes will be served at those times through Thursday night. Don't forget to show your OSU Student Alumni Association membership card at the Alumni Center front desk to get free scantrons (while supplies last)! Your mobile membership card is now available on the Orange Connection app for Apple and Android devices.

May 06 Alumni Center Study Space More Info arrow
8:00am - 11:00pm

ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center

Your OSU Student Alumni Association would like to welcome you to come by the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center to study. Mon., May 4 through Wed., May 6, we will be open from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. On Thurs., May 7, we will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Depending on your study style, we will have space available in a variety of rooms. Bring a friend, and study hard. Once our building closes each day, we hope you will swing by the Student Union for FREE pancakes from 10 p.m. and until 1 a.m. Pancakes will be served at those times through Thursday night. Don't forget to show your OSU Student Alumni Association membership card at the Alumni Center front desk to get free scantrons (while supplies last)! Your mobile membership card is now available on the Orange Connection app for Apple and Android devices.

May 07 Alumni Center Study Space More Info arrow
8:00am - 11:00pm

ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center

Your OSU Student Alumni Association would like to welcome you to come by the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center to study. Mon., May 4 through Wed., May 6, we will be open from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. On Thurs., May 7, we will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Depending on your study style, we will have space available in a variety of rooms. Bring a friend, and study hard. Once our building closes each day, we hope you will swing by the Student Union for FREE pancakes from 10 p.m. and until 1 a.m. Pancakes will be served at those times through Thursday night. Don't forget to show your OSU Student Alumni Association membership card at the Alumni Center front desk to get free scantrons (while supplies last)! Your mobile membership card is now available on the Orange Connection app for Apple and Android devices.

May 14 Developing the Strategic Middle Manager (OKC) More Info arrow
9:00am - 4:00pm

Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City

Developing the Strategic Middle Manager: The First Step Toward Organizational Renewal | Presented by James Pappas, Ph.D. | This seminar is designed to discuss new roles and opportunities of middle managers within complex organizations and recast their focus toward involvement and performance. Participants will be shown how to utilize behaviors to influence upper management decisions, champion new ideas, help implement deliberate strategies, and add value to their organization. A detailed explanation of how managers can utilize social connections and trust toward renewal will be explored.

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May 18 Oklahoma Municipal Court Clerks Association Annual Conference More Info arrow

OSU Student Union, Stillwater, OK

May 18-20, 2015 'Pearls of Knowledge'

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May 31 Information Systems Technology Exploration (ISyTE) More Info arrow

OSU Campus

May 31-June 5, 2015 A hands-on exploration program The Oklahoma State University Information Systems Technology Exploration Academy (ISyTE) is an action-packed, hands-on program designed for high school students interested in the vital intersection of business and technology. This six-day program will allow you to learn from industry leaders and current MIS students and faculty about information system practice and career possibilities.

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Jun 10 BEST Leaders--Evidenced-Based Management (OKC) More Info arrow
1:00pm - 5:00pm

OSU-OKC

Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders (BEST Leaders)- Evidenced-Based Management Presenter: Matt Bowler, Ph.D. To become better decision-makers, we need to think critically, identify the best available information and hold our subjective biases in check. In this session, we will examine the perils of decision-making and work on techniques for more objective and rational decisions.

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Jul 09 Creating and Developing High Performance Teams (OKC) More Info arrow
9:00am - 4:00pm

Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City

Presented by Raj Basu, Ph.D. | A key to strong, performance-oriented teams is building strong interpersonal relationships prior to the formation of teams. Special attention will be given to the various challenges teams face in moving toward high performance and ways that teams can successfully navigate these obstacles. This seminar will make use of experiential exercises to demonstrate important team principles.

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Aug 07 Spears School of Business Golf Classic More Info arrow

Karsten Creek

Due to popular demand, the OSU Spears School of Business is bringing back the golf scramble at Karsten Creek. Those who played in the 2014 100th Anniversary Golf Classic thought it was a great success and asked for another venture on the greens. We will devote any net proceeds from this year's event to the general scholarship fund for use by Spears School of Business students. Come join us for a great fun outing and bring your friends! Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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Aug 23 Spears School Undergraduate Scholarship Banquet More Info arrow
6:00pm

Spears School Undergraduate Scholarship Banquet

Sep 03 Travel Learn Program - Greece More Info arrow

Greece

Offered by the Department of Management and the Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

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Sep 10 Tune Up Your Negotiation and Persuasion Skills (OKC) More Info arrow
9:00am - 4:00pm

Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City

Presented by Andrew Urich, J.D. | This seminar will help participants improve and sharpen the skills to help facilitate more successful negotiations. Participants will develop the ability to improve their negotiation strategy and execution based on an understanding of persuasion, critical thinking, and effective planning. Participants will also learn to identify factors that significantly impact negotiation outcomes through a series of discussions and group exercises.

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Nov 12 Increasing Productivity through Accountability (OKC) More Info arrow
9:00am - 12:00pm

Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City

Presented by Lee Manzer, Ph.D. | This seminar will focus on accountability in your organization to increase productivity. This session investigates how cultures are specifically created within organizations and how to recognize creation variables.

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