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2019 OSU President’s Cup winners named

2019 OSU President’s Cup winners named

A project promoting scientific literacy, another studying the potential impacts of Oklahoma earthquakes and an effort to reduce energy costs at wastewater treatment plants have taken top honors in OSU’s 2019 President’s Cup that celebrates creative, interdisciplinary approaches to today’s challenges.

Face2Face with Trey Reeves

Face2Face with Trey Reeves

Among students at the Spears School of Business, Trey Reeves stands out. Walking to class in the Business Building, he is recognizable for his above-average height, his close-cropped head of auburn-colored hair and his friendly smile. He’s also recognizable as a member of the Oklahoma State University basketball team, but in the halls of the Business Building, Reeves stands out as an academic star.

Students receive SAS Ambassador Award

Students receive SAS Ambassador Award

A pair of Oklahoma State University master’s in business analytics students are the recipients of the SAS® Ambassador Award, given annually to only 15 students worldwide. It is the ninth consecutive year that at least one OSU student has received the award.

Face2Face with Rachel Brown

Face2Face with Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown’s approach to her education at Oklahoma State University, and life in general, can best be described as “all in.” Brown, a senior, immersed herself in the Spears School of Business and in her major, entrepreneurship. From working in the Riata School of Entrepreneurship to taking part in countless Spears’ programs to starting a business to traveling to 11 countries in four years, Brown has packed as much as possible into her university experience.

Corporate executives from across state to share knowledge at OSU Culture Summit

Corporate executives from across state to share knowledge at OSU Culture Summit

Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business is hosting the OSU Culture Summit designed for participants to discover new ways to take ownership of their workplace culture and help advance their organization’s cultural agenda. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Jan. 29 in Tulsa at the Downtown DoubleTree Hotel.

Research shows veterans more likely to be turned down for jobs with emotional or social responsibilities

Research shows veterans more likely to be turned down for jobs with emotional or social responsibilities

New research from Oklahoma State University-Tulsa shows that veterans are often perceived as lacking empathy and emotional skill sets, which has a negative impact on job opportunities.

Spears Business students recognized as OSU Seniors of Significance

Spears Business students recognized as OSU Seniors of Significance

Six Spears School of Business students have been selected as Oklahoma State University Seniors of Significance for the 2019-2020 academic year by the OSU Alumni Association.

Top teams in data analytics case study competition showcase abilities

Top teams in data analytics case study competition showcase abilities

A team of five Oklahoma State University business analytics master’s degree students were recently selected as the winners of the MS in Business Analytics and Data Science (MS-BAnDS) program case competition at the Spears School of Business.

Five OSU business analytics students present at Southeast SAS® Users Group Conference

Five OSU business analytics students present at Southeast SAS® Users Group Conference

A group of Oklahoma State University master’s in business analytics students recently traveled to the 2019 Southeast SAS® Users Group Conference in Williamsburg, Va.

Face 2 Face with Yenifer Chaves

Face 2 Face with Yenifer Chaves

Yenifer Chaves has known challenges in her young life that have only reinforced the importance of her Oklahoma State University education. Born in a poor area on the outskirts of Bogotá, Colombia, and raised near Chicago in a neighborhood plagued by gang violence, Chaves is realizing her dream of building a life and overcoming adversity through hard work and an education.

Business analytics students attend South Central SAS® conference

Business analytics students attend South Central SAS® conference

A group of Oklahoma State University master’s in business analytics students were participants at the recent 2019 South Central SAS® Users Group Educational Forum in Baton Rouge, La.

OSU business analytics student recognized at Teradata 2019 Analytics Challenge

OSU business analytics student recognized at Teradata 2019 Analytics Challenge

Master in Business Analytics student Navjot Kaur was invited to the Teradata 2019 Analytics Challenge on Oct. 20-24 in Denver. Kaur’s poster titled “Anticipating Cryptocurrency Price Trends” received honorable mention recognition.

A decade of educating student entrepreneurs celebrated

A decade of educating student entrepreneurs celebrated

The Oklahoma State University School of Entrepreneurship marks its 10th anniversary in November by celebrating milestones including nearly 950 entrepreneurship degrees conferred and the launch of more than 200 student businesses that have raised more than $12 million in funding.

Spears students recognized for academic excellence

Spears students recognized for academic excellence

Students from the Spears School of Business have been recognized by the Oklahoma State University Honors College for academic distinction including maintaining high grade point averages for the 2018-19 academic year.

Business analytics student presents at 2019 JMP Discovery Summit

Business analytics student presents at 2019 JMP Discovery Summit

Master in Business Analytics student Katie Coon represented the Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business at the 2019 JMP Discovery Summit Oct. 15-18 in Tucson, Ariz.

Paving the way

Paving the way

Oklahoma State University business alumni have filled leadership positions in corporations, governments, research institutions and academia across the U.S. and even around the world. A few have risen to lead major colleges and universities. These three OSU business alums who have reached the top levels of their institution’s leadership credit Oklahoma State with their foundation for academic success.

Using data in diagnoses

Using data in diagnoses

A growing problem among hospitals across the country is “bounce back” — patients returning to the ER to be treated a second time for the same condition. Oklahoma State University data science researcher Dr. Dursun Delen collaborated this spring with an emergency room physician to study how artificial intelligence and machine learning can help solve this problem.

Deciphering incivility

Deciphering incivility

When the Oklahoma State University School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) became part of the Spears School of Business in July 2019 the school’s world-class researchers, who study the business complexities of restaurant, hotel and tourism organizations, made the move, too.

Laying a foundation

Laying a foundation

Dr. Tessa Recendes has always been fascinated with sports, both as an athlete while growing up and later working in the sports business world. After graduating from college, her interest led her to a job with Major League Soccer, where she worked in sales and community development for the professional team in Denver and later in Dallas.

Judging Others

Judging Others

Why some people negatively judge those who use public assistance to buy food has more to do with how public assistance recipients feel about what they buy than more obvious considerations, according to a study co-authored by an Oklahoma State University researcher. And those biased responses often have far more impact on policy debates about welfare programs than positions driven by data.

Jill Sharp’s career rise, OSU passion lead to Spears Hall of Fame induction

Jill Sharp’s career rise, OSU passion lead to Spears Hall of Fame induction

Jill Sharp, vice president of finance, Western Hemisphere, for Halliburton, says her upbringing in Bethany, Oklahoma, was pretty simple and her family wasn’t particularly adventurous, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at her career with the global oil field services company. The Oklahoma State University alumna’s fast rise through the company’s executive ranks at a young age, grabbing opportunities that some thought she wasn’t ready for and taking her family with her on international adventures could easily be described as fearless.

Jeff McIntyre traveled from Massachusetts to Oklahoma to the Spears Hall of Fame

Jeff McIntyre traveled from Massachusetts to Oklahoma to the Spears Hall of Fame

You can’t help but sense the energy when talking to Jeff McIntyre, especially when talking about his company’s latest project or the addition of a new property, and that’s despite four decades in the notoriously demanding hotel and resort business. And if you listen, you’ll hear him repeatedly say why – he’s having fun.

Roger Lumley’s OSU service to be recognized with Spears Hall of Fame induction

Roger Lumley’s OSU service to be recognized with Spears Hall of Fame induction

With more than 40 years of banking experience, you would think Roger Lumley would be most proud of the many successes he’s had working with business clients in need of his commercial and investment banking expertise. But what Lumley is most proud of, second only to his family, is the impact he has had on the careers of young business professionals and students at Oklahoma State University.

Tribal Finance and Accounting Conference set for Nov. 15

Tribal Finance and Accounting Conference set for Nov. 15

Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business will host the Tribal Finance and Accounting Conference from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Conference Center.