CEPD

Governor’s Executive Development Program
to be held at OSU at the end of summer

Krysta Gilbert
  (May 2, 2014 at 1:56 pm)

Governor's Executive Development Program The Governor’s Executive Development Program for State Officials is the perfect opportunity for state employees to improve their knowledge and skills. The Ninth Annual Governor’s Executive Development Program is scheduled July 28 through Aug. 1 at Oklahoma State University.

This uniquely designed program was developed around five executive leadership competencies for top-level state officials. It is presented by exceptional faculty members, whose specific goals are to improve participants ability to lead change, lead people, achieve results and build business acumen, coalitions and communication.

“This program provides state leaders a vehicle to create a dynamic culture to better serve Oklahomans,” said Lisa Smith, executive director for the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth.

The program features sessions from senior faculty members from OSU, the University of Oklahoma, and American University in Washington, D.C. Faculty presenting the sessions include Raja Basu, Matt Bowler, Ken Eastman, Lee Manzer, Alexis Smith, Tracy Suter and Craig Watters from OSU; Ryan Bisel and Nim Razook from OU, and Patrick Malone from American University.

The Governor’s Executive Development Program offers an outstanding educational experience that helps participants improve the ways they think and make decisions. The program facilitates the exchange of ideas in an interactive setting and provides the best speakers and information possible with the merging of resources from OSU and OU.

“A fantastic learning experience,” said Jake Smith, compensation and classifications manager at the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, after attending the conference in 2013. “Collectively, this was the best group of speakers I have ever heard at a conference. There is no doubt I’m leaving a better leader than I was when I arrived.”

Registrations received by June 13 are $2,700 per person. Registrations received between June 14 and July 7 are $2,950 per person. Price includes instruction, refreshments, two lunches, an opening night reception and electronic program materials. Participants can receive hard copies of the program materials for an additional $50.

For more information or to register, visit http://cepd.okstate.edu/openenrollment/governors or contact Beverly Bradley at 405-744-5208 or 866-678-3933 or by email at bev.bradley@okstate.edu.

OSU, Oklahoma Municipal Court Clerks Association
to host ‘Keys to Success’ in Stillwater, May 19-21

Krysta Gilbert
  (April 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm)

OMCCA brochureOklahoma State University will host the Annual Conference for the Oklahoma Municipal Court Clerks Association May 19-21 in Stillwater, Okla.

The conference theme for this year is “Keys to Success,” and it will be held at the OSU Student Union. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics, such as human resources, records management and legislative updates.

Sessions that participants have to look forward to:

  • Leading Change, Matt Bowler, associate professor of management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University
  • Fraud and Embezzlement, Gary Jones, CPA, CFE, Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector
  • Court Clerk Survival Techniques, Pam Spinks, Director of Professional Development, Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group
  • Municipal Appeals, Mark Osby, Yukon/Mustang City Prosecutor, Union City Municipal Judge
  • Records Management with DPS, Gina Terrell, Department of Public Safety

“It is our continued intent to provide professional training and networking for each municipal court as well as provide a stream of pertinent information and tools,” said OMCCA President Candy Schwarz. “Our goal is to assist each clerk in whatever way possible, including improving the knowledge of their own responsibilities and obligations to their municipality. This conference will provide clerks, new or seasoned, educational training required for the betterment of their own municipality.”

A 21st Century jukebox and Italian dinner will be hosted on Monday evening for all conference participants. The musical evening will include dueling pianos and singing.

Registration by April 30 is $195 per member of OMCCA or $295 for nonmembers. Registration after April 30 is $220 for OMCCA members or $320 for nonmembers. Hotel accommodations are reserved by participants.

For more information, contact Anna Smith or call 866-678-3933.

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Professional program helps improve your
business processes and project management

Krysta Gilbert
  (April 11, 2014 at 10:24 am)

Improving Your Business Processes & Project ManagementBusiness professionals wanting to gain tools that will advance their business should attend the Improving Your Business Processes and Project Management Seminar on April 23-24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the OSU-Tulsa campus.

Participants will learn the basics of business process improvement and then have the opportunity to apply the lessons through a project management practical exercise. Program participants will benefit from the two-day event by learning how to lower business costs, reduce errors, use resources efficiently and establish better customer service. After the seminar, participants will find themselves more engaged at work by applying these concepts to business processes.

The program will focus on measuring the results of work and how to monitor and adjust new processes. The one-day process improvement seminar paired with the one-day project management and practical application seminar provides business professionals and their organizations with a powerful framework of business process and project management.

Marc Tower, an adjunct instructor for the Department of Management in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University, is the seminar leader. He has spent the last nine years helping companies operate more effectively.

Registration for the first full-day of the program is $395 or $695 for both days of the program, Process Improvement and Project Management and Practical Application. To register or learn more information, visit www.cepd.okstate.edu/openenrollment/improving or call 866-678-3933.

OSU’s Spears School of Business to host
Women’s Business Leadership Conference

Krysta Gilbert
  (February 10, 2014 at 9:52 am)

Women's Business Leadership Conference headerThe 23rd Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference will be held March 5, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa, Okla. It is presented by the Oklahoma International Women’s Forum (OIWF), the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation and the Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University.

Lou C. Kerr, Chair of the Oklahoma International Women’s Forum and President and Chair of the The Kerr Foundation, Inc. was key to securing the speakers for the conference.

“The OSU Women’s Conference offered in cooperation with OIWF is an exciting conference that usually involves more than 300 participants in the Tulsa community and the state,” Kerr said. “It is an opportunity to hear some individuals who have been very successful in their careers and are willing to share the keys to their success with our local women business and professional leaders. We encourage young professionals to attend. 

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Ben Stein speaks at OSU’s Executive Management Briefing in OKC

Spears School News Staff
  (February 6, 2014 at 10:50 am)
Ben Stein spoke Tuesday in Oklahoma City at the Center for Executive Management Briefing, sponsored by the Center for Executive and Professional Development.

Ben Stein

Ben Stein, economist, author and actor, spoke Wednesday in Oklahoma City at the Executive Management Briefing, sponsored by the Center for Executive and Professional Development. Click to watch a video posted by NewsOK.

OSU will be hosting conferences for
Oklahoma Municipal Clerks and Treasurers

Krysta Gilbert
  (January 29, 2014 at 10:51 am)

Logo for conferenceOklahoma State University will host the Oklahoma Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute and the Oklahoma Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Academy in February in Stillwater.

The conferences will be held at the Wes Watkins Center on Feb. 17-21. The Institute and Academy conferences are advanced educational programs designed to develop technical skills and administrative, financial and leadership abilities.  

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Energy Midstream & Marketing Program
to be held at Oklahoma State University

Krysta Gilbert
  (November 27, 2013 at 10:57 am)

Energy Midstream bannerThe Spears School of Business and the Center for Executive and Professional Development at Oklahoma State University is bringing the energy industry a seminar focused on the marketing of natural gas and crude oil in the midstream sector.  

The Energy Midstream and Marketing program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 4-6, at the Oklahoma State University Student Union.

“We are currently experiencing a dramatic rise in the U.S. midstream sector because of the energy renaissance. This is an excellent time for OSU to offer this new cutting-edge conference to meet the needs of the marketplace,” Betty Simkins, OSU faculty coordinator for the program, said. “This program should be of high interest to any professional desiring to learn more about the midstream sector of the energy value chain, especially those with five years of experience or less.”

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Business professionals can learn how to improve
business processes and project management

Krysta Gilbert
  (November 11, 2013 at 8:44 am)

Business Processes and Project Management logoBusiness professionals wanting to gain tools that will advance their business should attend “Improving your Business Processes and Project Management” on Dec. 11-12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the OSU-Tulsa campus.

Participants will learn the basics of business process improvement and then have the opportunity to apply the lessons through a project management practical exercise. Program participants will benefit from the two-day event by learning how to lower business costs, reduce errors, use resources efficiently and establish better customer service. After the seminar, participants will find themselves more engaged at work by applying these concepts to business processes.

The program will focus on measuring the results of work and how to monitor and adjust new processes. The one-day process improvement seminar paired with the one-day project management and practical application seminar provides business professionals and their organizations with a powerful framework of business process and project management.

Marc Tower, adjunct instructor for the OSU Department of Management, will be the seminar leader. He has spent the last nine years helping companies operate more effectively.

Registration for the first full-day of the program is $450 or $790 both days of the program, process improvement and project management and practical application. To register or learn more information, visit www.cepd.okstate.edu/openenrollment/improving or call 866-678-3933.

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OSU presents 2014 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference

Krysta Gilbert
  (October 21, 2013 at 4:53 pm)
Dan Rickman

Dan Rickman

The 2014 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Metro Technology Center Springlake Campus in Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma State Econometric Model is used to compile information presented at the conference. It provides data on the probable performance of the Oklahoma economy in the upcoming year. The Model is in its 34th year of development and is the state’s only large-scale econometric forecasting model.

Featured speakers include Dan Rickman, OSU Regents Professor of economics; Deidre Myers, deputy director of economic and workforce policy at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce; Chad Wilkerson, vice president and branch executive and economist at the Oklahoma City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; Karen Maguire, OSU professor of economics, and Michael Teague, State of Oklahoma secretary of energy and environment.

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OSU will host 13th annual Accounting and Financial
Reporting Conference in Tulsa on Nov. 15

Krysta Gilbert
  (October 21, 2013 at 4:31 pm)
Charlotte Wright

Charlotte Wright

The Spears School of Business School of Accounting at Oklahoma State University will host the 13th annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 15 in at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Tulsa. The corporate sponsors of the conference include Opportune (Platinum sponsor), BKD CPAs and Advisors (Gold sponsor), and Deloitte (Silver sponsor).

The conference is offered in cooperation with Financial Executives International. Participants receive eight hours of CPE credit including one hour of ethics.

These conferences bring together nationally recognized experts from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), as well as a number of corporate finance executives and public accounting professionals to discuss current issues in the field of accounting and finance.

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Oil and Gas Accounting Conference
scheduled for Nov. 14 in Tulsa

Krysta Gilbert
  (October 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm)

School of Accounting logoThe Spears School of Business School of Accounting at Oklahoma State University will host the 9th annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference on Nov. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa, Okla. The sponsors of the conference are Opportune (Platinum sponsor) and Gold sponsors BKD CPAs and Advisors, Deloitte, and Wilsey Meyer Eatmon Tate PLLC. The conference is also offered in cooperation with the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS).

This conference brings together nationally recognized experts from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the American Petroleum Institute (API), corporate finance executives, and professional accountants to discuss current issues related to oil and gas accounting.

Charlotte Wright, Lanny G. Chasteen Chair and Professor in the School of Accounting, and Robert Cornell, head of the School of Accounting and Anadarko Petroleum Chair, are coordinating the conference.

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Spears School’s Betty Simkins honored
with pair of outreach excellence awards

Krysta Gilbert
  (October 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm)
Betty Simkins

Betty Simkins

Betty Simkins, professor of finance and Williams Companies Professor of Business in the Spears School of Business, is the recipient of two prestigious awards. She will be presented the OSU Outreach Faculty Excellence Award on Dec. 4 at OSU Convocation and was the recipient of the 2013 Richard W. Poole Outreach Faculty Excellence Award in August at the Spears School’s faculty/staff meeting.

Applications for both awards were assessed on the applicant’s quality of service, creativity in program content or delivery, quantity of programmatic contributions and impact of involvement and/or program.

“I am delighted and honored to be selected to receive these awards,” Simkins said. “Before getting my Ph.D., I worked in the industry for Conoco (now ConocoPhillips) and Williams Companies. My past work experience has always kept me focused on the importance of connecting what we teach with the real world, whether in the classroom, in my research, or in executive education. OSU’s activities in outreach are essential in accomplishing this, and I am delighted to be actively involved in these important efforts.”

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OSU’s Center for Executive and Professional
Development plans 60th anniversary events

Spears School News Staff
  (October 3, 2013 at 4:56 pm)

CEPD's 60th anniversary logoThe Center for Executive and Professional Development (CEPD) in Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business is celebrating its 60 years of service with anniversary events in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

In Tulsa, an anniversary event is scheduled from 1:45-3 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The celebratory event will follow the Tulsa Business Forums featuring Rick Webb, Senior Vice President of Global Processes for Walmart. The format for the 60th anniversary event will include short presentations by Spears School faculty and a question-and-answer panel as well as networking opportunities.

The Oklahoma City event will be from 1:45-3 p.m. Nov. 7 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The celebratory event will follow the Executive Management Briefings, and will include short faculty presentations, a question-and-answer panel, and networking opportunities.

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Oklahoma State University will host
57th Annual OMCTFO

Krysta Gilbert
  (August 21, 2013 at 8:51 am)

Oklahoma Municipal Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officials AssociationOklahoma State University will host the 57th annual conference for the Oklahoma Municipal Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officials Association in October in Stillwater, Okla.

The conference will be held at the Wes Watkins Center Oct. 23 through Oct. 25, with pre-conference sessions beginning on Oct. 22. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics, such as legislative updates, healthcare reform, customer satisfaction, and best practices for excellence.  

Some sessions participants have to look forward to are:

  • Living a Life Worth Living, Mike Crawford, chairman emeritus, Crawford & Associates, P.C.
  • Drop Box, Cloud, and Other Low-Cost Solutions, Ryan Rushing, IT director, City of Midwest City
  • Generational Issues – Is There a Difference, Andy Cromer, audit partner, Arledge and Associates
  • Planning for the Future, David Weatherford, attorney, Birmingham, Morley, Weatherford, & Priore
  • Navigating Through HR & Payroll, Chris Wolpert and Linda Wright, sales executives, ADP

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2013-2014 Speaker Series announced
for Tulsa and Oklahoma City

Krysta Gilbert
  (August 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm)
Rick Webb

Rick Webb

Rick Webb and Ann Rhoades are a couple of the renowned speakers who will be visiting Tulsa and Oklahoma City for the 2013-2014 Tulsa Business Forums and Executive Management Briefings, presented annually by Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business along with corporate sponsors.

Each year, these speaker series showcase prominent business, political and world leaders, authors and policymakers to the Tulsa and Oklahoma City business communities. Both the Tulsa Business Forums and Executive Management Briefings are coordinated by the Center for Executive and Professional Development at OSU.

Rick Webb, senior vice president of global business processes for Walmart, is scheduled to speak Tuesday, Oct. 29. He will address the Tulsa business community at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa.

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Top-Level State Officials Participate In
Governor’s Executive Development Program

Spears School News Staff
  (August 12, 2013 at 11:39 am)
Governor's Executive Development Program for State Officials

Officials from numerous agencies across the state attended the 8th Annual Governor’s Executive Development Program for State Officials.

Top-level state employees met July 29 through Aug. 2 for The Governor’s Executive Development Program for State Officials. The program, held at Oklahoma State University, was an educational opportunity designed for state employees to improve their thinking and decision making, exchange ideas and learn new skills in an interactive setting.

This uniquely designed program was developed around five executive leadership competencies. It was presented by exceptional faculty members, whose specific goals were to improve participants’ ability to lead change, lead people, achieve results, and build business acumen, coalitions and communication.

“The overall program was the single most useful tool I have experienced in all my training over an 18-year career in state government,” said Dana Webb, director of policy and legislative services, Office of Management and Enterprise Services.

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CEPD seminar aims to teach powerful business tools

Spears School News Staff
  (May 15, 2013 at 9:52 am)

Info on seminarOklahoma State University’s Department of Management and the Center for Executive and Professional Development will host “Improving Your Business Processes & Project Management” on June 26-27 at the OSU-Oklahoma City campus.

This two-day seminar covers the basics of Business Process Improvement including: terminology, identifying and selecting projects, planning, management and execution, analysis and measurement. The session includes practical exercises and examples that can apply to both small and large businesses.

Participants may enroll in the first day of “Improving your Business Processes” or both days which includes the second session, “Project Management and Practical Application.”

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Center for Executive and Professional Development
celebrates 60 years of serving Oklahoma

Spears School News Staff
  (May 9, 2013 at 11:38 am)

CEPD GROUP WEBThe Center for Executive and Professional Development (CEPD) in the Spears School of Business is marking 60 years of service and outreach to students and Oklahoma’s business community this year.

CEPD fulfills a vital role by providing quality executive, management and professional development programs and services for business, industry and government. The center also provides credit and media credit courses to traditional and nontraditional students. Overall, 560 programs were offered to more than 28,700 individuals this year.

“We have been truly honored over the years with Spears School faculty who embrace the land-grant mission of Oklahoma State University,” CEPD Director Julie Weathers said. “They take their knowledge and research and deliver executive and management development programs in the various departments of accounting, finance, management, entrepreneurship, legal studies, management information systems, economics, and marketing.  The information the instructors give is practical and the participants enjoy being able to apply the information in their work and make a difference in their careers.” Continue Reading

OSU hosts Energy Conference on April 23

Spears School News Staff
  (April 9, 2013 at 2:23 pm)

Energy ConferenceThe 7th Annual Oklahoma State University Energy Conference will be held on April 23 from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Cox Business Convention Center in Oklahoma City. The event is offered by the Department of Finance and the Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School of Business at OSU.

This conference is intended for participants to hear emerging topics of interest in the energy industry. These interests include federal policy, the progress of the Horizontal Mississippian Oil Play, the latest technologies in fracking, green energy myths debunked, the future of energy in Oklahoma, the transformation of America’s energy supply, domestic oil production, and global impacts of LNG exports from the United States.

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Longtime television journalist Tom Brokaw
embraces ‘big ideas’ during visit to Oklahoma

Spears School News Staff
  (April 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm)
Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw

A man whom America is accustomed to seeing behind a television anchor’s desk chose to stand in front of a podium Tuesday. Tom Brokaw, who United States citizens are accustomed to listening to during his longtime journalistic career with NBC News, chose to have a “conversation” on who Americans are in the 21st century and where he thinks the country needs to go in the future.

Brokaw was the final speaker in the 2012-2013 Tulsa Business Forums and Executive Management Briefings speaker series, coordinated by the Center for Executive and Professional Development at Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business.

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OSU’s ISyTE Academy is designed
for high school students interested in MIS

Spears School News Staff
  (March 28, 2013 at 3:06 pm)
Student working on computer

Oklahoma high school students will spend part of their time building a computer from start to finish during their week at the OSU ISyTE Academy.

The Oklahoma State University Information Systems Technology Exploration Academy (ISyTE) is now taking applications for its 2013 session. ISyTE, presented by the Department of Management Science and Information Systems in the Spears School of Business, will be held from June 2-7, 2013 on the Stillwater campus.

ISyTE is an activity-based, hands-on program designed for high school students interested in the vital intersection of business and technology. The program allows participants to interact with current Management Information Systems (MIS) students, faculty, and industry IT professionals. Students from across the state of Oklahoma will learn how to build a computer from start to finish, take part in a mock investigation where they use forensics technology to track down an imaginary criminal, and much more during the fifth annual OSU ISyTE Academy.

“The ISyTE Academy was a great program for me to meet others interested in the same things as me,” said former ISyTE student Austen Rozanski of Tulsa. “I am very thankful for this opportunity and felt it helped me greatly to understand computers and MIS.”

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Longtime television journalist Tom Brokaw
will present ‘The Voice of a Generation’

Spears School News Staff
  (March 13, 2013 at 10:48 am)
Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw

Television journalist Tom Brokaw will be the featured speaker during visits Tuesday, April 2, to Tulsa and Oklahoma City as the third and final installment of the 2012-13 Spears School of Business speaker series.

Brokaw will present “The Voice of a Generation” during the Tulsa Business Forums from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Mabee Center.

The longtime NBC television journalist also will speak from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Civic Center in downtown Oklahoma City during the Executive Management Briefings, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

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Commissioner Bob Bowlsby ‘very excited’
about future of Big 12, college athletics

Terry Tush
  (February 20, 2013 at 7:07 pm)
Bob Bowlsby

Bob Bowlsby

Bob Bowlsby has spent the last nine months since being named the fourth commissioner of the Big 12 Conference listening to others. He hears the good and sometimes the opposite in his job, and the first-year commissioner took the opportunity on Wednesday to share his thoughts on the current state of major college athletics.

Bowlsby was the featured speaker in the Executive Management Briefings, coordinated by the Center for Executive and Professional Development at Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business. He also is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the Tulsa Business Forums on Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

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OSU will host national conference
on disruptive innovation in health care

Spears School News Staff
  (February 7, 2013 at 1:53 pm)

Healthcare conferenceThe 2013 OSU Healthcare Conference, focusing on disruptive innovations in health care, is scheduled for Feb. 28 at Oklahoma City’s National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. National and state health care experts will provide updates on cutting edge programs in “Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare.”

The national conference will last from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. and will be presented by OSU’s Center for Health Systems Innovation and the Center for Executive and Professional Development in cooperation with the OSU Center for Health Sciences.

This 2013 OSU Healthcare Conference reflects a growing need to transform today’s functional health care systems into one in which creative and innovative solutions will lead to better health and health care delivery.

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OSU’s Spears School of Business to host
Women’s Business Leadership Conference

Spears School News Staff
  (February 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm)

Logo for Women's Business Leadership ConferenceThe 22nd annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference will be held Wednesday, March 6, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa. It is presented by the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma International Women’s Forum.

This conference brings in a variety of expert women leaders who share their experiences in the business world. Participants will learn more about moving toward their career goals, enhancing their leadership skills, and developing themselves and others.

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Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby
to speak on ‘The Business of Sports’

Spears School News Staff
  (January 15, 2013 at 9:22 am)
Bob Bowlsby

Bob Bowlsby

Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 Conference commissioner, will be the featured speaker during visits to Oklahoma City (Feb. 20) and Tulsa (Feb. 21) for the Spears School of Business speaker series.

Bowlsby will speak during the Executive Management Briefings in Oklahoma City from 12-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Cox Business Convention Center.

Also, the first-year Big 12 commissioner will present “The Business of Sports” during the Tulsa Business Forums from 12-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Each year, the forum series showcases prominent business, political and world leaders, authors and policymakers to the Oklahoma City and Tulsa business communities. Both the Tulsa Business Forums and the Executive Management Briefings are coordinated by the Center for Executive and Professional Development at Oklahoma State University. Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was the featured speaker in November.

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Oklahoma will see growth, more jobs in 2013,
Spears School economist Dan Rickman forecasts

Terry Tush
  (December 5, 2012 at 4:09 pm)

Dan Rickman, Regents Professor of Economics and Oklahoma Gas and Electric Services Chair in Regional Economic Analysis, projects that more than 26,000 jobs will be added to the Oklahoma workforce during the 12-month period beginning Jan. 1.

Oklahoma is expected to see continued job growth in 2013 as the state continues to bounce back from economic struggles in recent years, Oklahoma State University economist Dan Rickman said Wednesday during the 2013 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference.

The conference is hosted each December by the Center for Applied Economic Research in the Spears School of Business. This year’s conference, held at the Metro Technology Centers at Springlake Campus in Oklahoma City, includes discussions of economic conditions and prospects for Oklahoma and the United States.

Rickman projects that more than 26,000 jobs will be added to the Oklahoma workforce during the 12-month period beginning Jan. 1. The majority of those jobs will be in the professional and business services (with more than 5,000 new jobs created) and construction (more than 4,000) industries, Rickman’s forecast reflects.

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James Pappas receives award at University Awards Convocation

Spears School News Staff
  (November 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm)
David Henneberry, associate vice president of International Studies and Outreach, presents James Pappas with his award.

David Henneberry, associate vice president of International Studies and Outreach, presents associate professor James Pappas with the International Education Faculty Excellence Award.

James Pappas, associate professor and Ph.D. coordinator for the Department of Management in the Spears School of Business, was awarded the International Education Faculty Excellence Award at the University Awards Convocation on Tuesday. 

The University Awards Convocation recognizes outstanding achievements of faculty, staff and administration at Oklahoma State University.

Pappas is being awarded for his work in engaging students in a variety of study abroad and travel program opportunities through the Spears School. In the past four years, Pappas has led more than 100 students through programs in five countries – England, France, Mexico, Costa Rica and Greece. He is currently planning a new program in Germany for the summer of 2013.

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Study Abroad trips for winter, spring breaks
available through Spears School of Business

Spears School News Staff
  (November 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm)

CapitolAre you or someone you know interested in spending winter or spring break in an exciting United States city or foreign country while earning college credit hours? Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business offers its students many study abroad opportunities during these short breaks from school.

Although the European study abroad programs in Spain and Italy are full, the Spears School of Business still has availabilities in our Latin America and U.S. programs.

This winter break, students can earn up to three credit hours while studying and traveling to Washington, D.C., with Bryan Finch, visiting professor in the Department of Management, teaching the course.

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Center for Applied Economic Research will host 2013 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference

Spears School News Staff
  (November 8, 2012 at 8:54 am)

Economic Outlook promotionOklahoma State University’s Center for Applied Economic Research in the Spears School of Business will present the 2013 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference on Dec. 5 at the Metro Technology Center Springlake Campus in Oklahoma City.

The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

“While the housing sector finally shows signs of recovery, the U.S. economy faces significant headwinds,” said Dan Rickman, OSU Regents professor of economics and Oklahoma Gas & Electric Services Chair in Regional Economic Analysis, who will be one of the featured speakers at the conference.

“The impending ‘fiscal cliff’ and slowing global demand pose significant threats to near-term economic growth.  How these events most likely will unfold and affect the U.S. and Oklahoma economies will be addressed during the 2013 OSU Economic Outlook Conference. The conference also will include presentations on how Oklahoma can best position itself for long-term economic prosperity,” said Rickman.

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