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OSU alum leads NYC hotel through COVID-19

OSU alum leads NYC hotel through COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed hundreds of thousands of American health care workers on the frontlines of the crisis, and joining them are scores of lesser-recognized people supporting those nurses, doctors and others. One of those is an Oklahoma State University alumna who found himself working and living in the middle of what became the nation’s worst coronavirus hotspot of New York City.

OSU, OU to offer online Executive Development Program for State Officials

OSU, OU to offer online Executive Development Program for State Officials

The OSU Spears School of Business 15th annual Executive Development Program for State Officials has been moved online for the month of September. This program, hosted in collaboration with the University of Oklahoma, is designed for leaders in state government to equip them with the tools needed to more effectively lead their departments and agencies for increased effectiveness.

Four OSU teams place among the top eight in SAS Global Forum Symposium competition

Four OSU teams place among the top eight in SAS Global Forum Symposium competition

Four teams of Oklahoma State University business analytics students placed in the top eight at the SAS Global Forum Symposium, which recently came to a close after nine months of competition.

OSU entrepreneurs present winning business plans

OSU entrepreneurs present winning business plans

The COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t prevent Oklahoma State University student entrepreneurs from competing in and winning awards in a virtual 2020 Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup and finishing in the top four of an international college business plan competition through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which also featured teams competing remotely.

Making the Most of the Circumstances

Making the Most of the Circumstances

Chandler Goodman considers himself an opportunist, so when the Oklahoma State University senior found himself sitting at his parent’s home after the family’s Oklahoma City business had been classified non-essential and closed on March 26, he sprang into action.

Retired accounting professor recipient of Don Herrmann Accounting Ph.D. Award

Retired accounting professor recipient of Don Herrmann Accounting Ph.D. Award

Retired Brigham Young University accounting professor Dr. Kevin Stocks is the recipient of the 2020 Don Herrmann Distinguished Accounting Ph.D. Alumni Award presented by the Oklahoma State University School of Accounting.

Pandemic and oil glut could cost Oklahoma 10,000 energy sector jobs

Pandemic and oil glut could cost Oklahoma 10,000 energy sector jobs

Oklahomans are feeling widespread pain because of the nation’s economic shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic and a resulting glut in the demand for oil. Economic recovery in the state will be slow through this summer and into the winter, according to economists at Oklahoma State University, who predict that as many as 10,000 jobs could be lost in the energy sector alone.

Spears School of Business will host personal finance webinar series

Spears School of Business will host personal finance webinar series

The OSU Spears School of Business will host a six-part Personal Finance Webinar Series during the months of May and June. These events will occur through webinars and will have availability for questions and discussion through video chat.

Spears Business students named Outstanding Seniors

Spears Business students named Outstanding Seniors

Five seniors from the Spears School of Business have been named 2019-2020 Outstanding Seniors by the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association. The Outstanding Senior award recognizes seniors who show excellence through academic achievement, campus and community involvement, academic, athletic or extra-curricular honors, scholarships and work ethic during their time at OSU.

Spears Business accounting student selected for postgraduate program

Spears Business accounting student selected for postgraduate program

Spears School of Business accounting student Preston Lewis has been selected to participate in the Postgraduate Technical Assistant Program by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. He is the first person from Oklahoma State University to receive the honor from the national organization.

OSU mourns death of former Sen. Tom Coburn

OSU mourns death of former Sen. Tom Coburn

Former Oklahoma Sen. Thomas Allen Coburn died March 28 at his Tulsa home after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 72.

Corporate governance in the age of shareholder activism

Corporate governance in the age of shareholder activism

Since joining the faculty at Oklahoma State University in 2001, much of Dr. Ramesh Rao’s research has examined the workings of corporate managers and boards of directors, and the organizations that invest in those companies. Sometimes the interests of those who manage and those who invest are at odds and the stories behind those differences are rich in material for business researchers like Rao.

Race, gender and rising above stereotypes

Race, gender and rising above stereotypes

No person is just a teacher or just a mother or just an African American or just any other descriptor. We are all a combination of identities that collectively make up how we see ourselves and how society perceives us. And it only gets more interesting when looking at where all of a person’s various identities meet. For Dr. Alexis Smith Washington, that intersection of identities and how they play out in our lives is a central theme of her research.

Spears Business student Elise Wade excelling in world of marketing

Spears Business student Elise Wade excelling in world of marketing

Spears Business student Elise Wade keeps herself busy. In addition to being a full-time student, she's traveling across the United States working for companies like Wrangler, Justin Boots, Cavender’s and Ride TV.

OSU hosts scholars examining cannabis industry

OSU hosts scholars examining cannabis industry

Nearly three dozen researchers from across the United States and Canada met in Oklahoma City Feb. 28 to explore legal, ethical and business issues confronting the nation’s rapidly expanding cannabis industry. The research symposium was the first organized by the new Center for Legal Studies & Business Ethics at Oklahoma State University.

Three School of Accounting alums to be recognized by Oklahoma Society of CPAs

Three School of Accounting alums to be recognized by Oklahoma Society of CPAs

Three Oklahoma State University School of Accounting alumni were recognized in the recent 2020 Path Finders & Trailblazers issue of CPAFocus, published by the Oklahoma Society of CPAs.

Graduate students place fourth at South Carolina’s Big Data Case Competition

Graduate students place fourth at South Carolina’s Big Data Case Competition

A group of Oklahoma State University business analytics students placed fourth out of nearly 20 teams at the Big Data Case Competition Feb. 7-9 prior to the University of South Carolina’s National Big Data Health Science Conference.

Award-winning research offers insight into gender gap in economics education

Award-winning research offers insight into gender gap in economics education

Female college students who took an online principles of microeconomics course have been shown to earn higher grades in a follow-on intermediate microeconomics course than females who took the introductory class in a traditional classroom, according to a study by Oklahoma State University researcher Dr. Laura Ahlstrom. The research suggests class format could affect the success of women studying economics.

OSU to host research symposium exploring the cannabis industry

OSU to host research symposium exploring the cannabis industry

The Center for Legal Studies & Business Ethics at Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business will host its first research symposium, "Legal, Ethical, and Compliance Issues in Emerging Markets: Cannabis in the States," Feb. 28-29 at the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City.

Cyber Security Conference attracts national information technology leaders, experts

Cyber Security Conference attracts national information technology leaders, experts

The OSU Spears School of Business Management Science and Information Systems Department and the Center for Executive and Professional Development are presenting the fifth annual Cyber Security Conference April 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Edmond, Okla.

Alumnus Wilguess becomes president of Oklahoma Dental Association

Alumnus Wilguess becomes president of Oklahoma Dental Association

Dan Wilguess, a 1994 Oklahoma State University biology graduate, is president of the Oklahoma Dental Association.

The language of food 9,500 miles away

The language of food 9,500 miles away

The language of food is not difficult to learn but can take years, even decades, to master. For Kai-Sean Lee, a Ph.D. student and instructor in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Oklahoma State University, the language of food spans more than 9,500 miles from Malaysia to Stillwater, Oklahoma.

OSU’s School of Accounting to honor five at Wilton T. Anderson Hall of Fame Banquet

OSU’s School of Accounting to honor five at Wilton T. Anderson Hall of Fame Banquet

Oklahoma State University’s School of Accounting will honor five outstanding alumni and friends of the school during the 2020 Wilton T. Anderson Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet April 30 at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

Connecting Spears Business Graduate Communities

Connecting Spears Business Graduate Communities

The Watson Graduate School of Management at Oklahoma State University is launching the Graduate Leadership Association of Spears (GLAS), a student-led organization for the school’s graduate programs.