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Martha Stewart headlines OSU speaker series in Tulsa and Oklahoma City

Martha Stewart headlines OSU speaker series in Tulsa and Oklahoma City

Martha Stewart, Jonathan Mildenhall and Dan Cockerell will be the featured speakers during the 2019-20 OSU Spears School of Business speaker series.

OSU investment fund fuels aspirations of student entrepreneurs

OSU investment fund fuels aspirations of student entrepreneurs

The Riata Center for Entrepreneurship in the Spears School of Business awarded a total of $75,000 to three teams of Oklahoma State University student entrepreneurs this summer in the first round of a new investment fund designed to invest in budding student-led businesses. Called the Riata Pre-Seed Fund, the innovative financial tool invests in student startups that have been shown to have potential as for-profit ventures.

Young African business leaders learn at OSU

Young African business leaders learn at OSU

Mercy Mmari started her own business in her native Tanzania as part of a dream of being a businessperson and helping women in Africa as a food processing consultant. But she never realized the extent of the possibilities for her company until she visited Oklahoma State University this summer.

OSU presents Certificate Program for Emerging Energy Leaders

OSU presents Certificate Program for Emerging Energy Leaders

This fall, Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business is presenting the Certificate Program for Emerging Energy Leaders in Oklahoma City for three, two-day sessions. The program is geared toward high-potential managers with direct reports with less than five years of management experience.

Changing young lives through entrepreneurship

Changing young lives through entrepreneurship

When asked why dozens of middle school and high school girls were sitting in a classroom on the Oklahoma State University campus on a hot July morning, one voice rang out loud and clear, “to learn to be girl bosses.”

OSU team moving on to Phase II of EPA's P3 program

OSU team moving on to Phase II of EPA's P3 program

The list of environmental issues facing the world’s population is seemingly never-ending. However, Oklahoma State University, as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant program, is developing a system that will improve the quality of life for all people, economic prosperity and protection of the planet.

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management names director of beverage education center

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management names director of beverage education center

Long-time Tulsa beverage manager and educator Tony Collins has been named director of the Wayne Hirst Center for Beverage Education at the Oklahoma State University School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM). Collins brings nearly 20 years of experience with restaurants, craft breweries and special events, including consumer education and employee training, to the Stillwater campus.

What's the future of the dreaded performance appraisal

What's the future of the dreaded performance appraisal

For decades researchers have studied the impact of performance appraisals on employees and the organizations they work for. Much of that research shows that traditional approaches to judging a person’s work performance are perceived as less than helpful and often even counterproductive. Oklahoma State University professor Dr. Tom Stone is charting a shift away from the traditional boss as ‘judge and jury’ approach to evaluating performance in newer systems where talent development is the goal.

Accounting’s Yenifer Perez recognized for academic achievement

Accounting’s Yenifer Perez recognized for academic achievement

Oklahoma State University accounting graduate student Yenifer Perez has been named a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Scholar, which recognizes outstanding students in accredited accounting degree programs in U.S. colleges and universities with a $10,000 scholarship.

Bender hopes to incorporate philanthropy into career

Bender hopes to incorporate philanthropy into career

Carly Bender calls “rEcess” — a monthly event for children with disabilities so their parents can have a free evening — her biggest hobby and favorite part of the month. The actuarial and financial mathematics senior recently earned a Women for OSU scholarship for her philanthropy and community service. She volunteered at Countryside Baptist Church in Stillwater and helped build communities of support for families with children who have special needs.

HR management students recognized for second year

HR management students recognized for second year

For the second year in a row, Oklahoma State University students in the Human Resources Management Association have been recognized with the Student Chapter Merit Award by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for providing superior growth and development opportunities to chapter members.

OSU’s Center for Health Systems Innovation partners with global health info provider

OSU’s Center for Health Systems Innovation partners with global health info provider

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI) has entered into a two-year collaboration with Wolters Kluwer Health.

OSU’s Addison Price crowned Miss Oklahoma

OSU’s Addison Price crowned Miss Oklahoma

Addison Price says she has plenty of people to thank for helping her win the Miss Oklahoma Pageant June 8, including the Spears School of Business and Oklahoma State University.

Hiring a diverse workforce with artificial intelligence

Hiring a diverse workforce with artificial intelligence

How can we remove unconscious biases from hiring practices and ensure a more diverse workforce? According to Oklahoma State University researcher Kimberly Houser, the answer is to address the source of the problem – human decision-making. Her soon-to-be published research shows that using machine decision-making through artificial intelligence (AI) can remove unconscious bias and “noise” from the hiring and promotion process and begin making the workplace reflect a diverse society.

Accounting grad students quiz tax reformers

Accounting grad students quiz tax reformers

Oklahoma State University students will be featured guests this week on a special streamed national podcast produced at the Spears School of Business. The producers of the FAIRtax Power Radio podcast recorded their program at Spears Business in May showcasing master’s accounting students who quizzed the program’s hosts about the details of a national grassroots tax reform proposal. Part one of the podcast will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube this week.

OSU rural healthcare advocate Stacie Pace recognized with prestigious national award

OSU rural healthcare advocate Stacie Pace recognized with prestigious national award

Stacie Pace, director of Oklahoma State University’s Rural Health Network (ROK-Net) and executive director of the Rural Health Network of Oklahoma (RHN), has been recognized as the 2019 National Cooperative of Health Network Outstanding Network Leader.

OSU teams place first, third in Student Symposium at 2019 SAS Global Forum

OSU teams place first, third in Student Symposium at 2019 SAS Global Forum

Oklahoma State University was one of the top performers at the 2019 SAS Global Forum as more than 60 business analytics students and alumni represented OSU at the conference April 28-May 1 in Dallas.

Oklahoma State honors graduates during commencement ceremonies

Oklahoma State honors graduates during commencement ceremonies

Oklahoma State University honored roughly 3,500 students during graduation ceremonies Friday and Saturday in Gallagher-Iba Arena on the OSU-Stillwater campus.

Adversity didn’t stop mom, daughter from graduating together

Adversity didn’t stop mom, daughter from graduating together

It meant picking up some extra classes to finish at the same time, but for Ciara Speight it will be worth it to walk in Oklahoma State University’s graduation commencement this Saturday with her mom, Yokolanda Speight, as mother and daughter university graduates.

New MBA program option allows College of Arts and Sciences students to finish in 4+1

New MBA program option allows College of Arts and Sciences students to finish in 4+1

Master of Business Administration student Ashley Springfield is helping pave the way for other College of Arts and Sciences students seeking an Oklahoma State University MBA through a new program – CAS2MBA.

Accounting student and McNair Scholar ready for life's next stage

Accounting student and McNair Scholar ready for life's next stage

A few years ago, when professional sports teams won the Super Bowl or the World Series, a star player would be asked in the tumultuous aftermath what they were going to do now. Of course, it was an advertisement and their response would be, “I’m going to Disney World!” Oklahoma State University graduating senior Chealsea Fernandez could be asked the same thing, only she is spending time post-graduation in a paid internship at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

OSU offers Certificate Series for Emerging Leaders in Manufacturing in Tulsa

OSU offers Certificate Series for Emerging Leaders in Manufacturing in Tulsa

The 2019 Certificate for Emerging Leaders in Manufacturing is designed to assist emerging leaders who are transitioning to a managerial role. The series is hosted by Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business and will take place at the OSU-Tulsa campus from July through November.

OSU student team places second at Iowa Business Analytics Case Competition

OSU student team places second at Iowa Business Analytics Case Competition

A group of four Oklahoma State University master’s in business analytics students recently placed second in the University of Iowa’s Business Analytics Case Competition in Iowa City, Iowa.

State’s energy leaders to speak at 13th Annual OSU Energy Conference

State’s energy leaders to speak at 13th Annual OSU Energy Conference

Leaders from some of the state’s top energy companies will speak May 23 at the 13th Annual Oklahoma State University Energy Conference in downtown Oklahoma City. The conference is from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center.