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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.

Brian Callahan to be honored with Spears Hall of Fame induction

Brian Callahan to be honored with Spears Hall of Fame induction

Brian Callahan practically grew up on the Oklahoma State University campus. He moved with his family to Stillwater in the 5th grade when his dad joined the OSU faculty and where his mom worked as a nurse at the university health clinic. There was probably little chance that he would go to college anywhere else, but it didn’t hurt that he was exposed early to an OSU business professor through basketball.

Spears students honored as top 2018 freshmen

Spears students honored as top 2018 freshmen

The Oklahoma State University chapter of the Mortar Board college honor society has named students to its annual Top 10 Freshman Men’s and Top 10 Freshmen Women’s lists for the 2018 freshman class. Of those 20 students, five were named from the Spears School of Business.

Meet the MBAA officers

Meet the MBAA officers

The MBA Association is a student-led organization open to all Master’s in Business Administration students at Oklahoma State University.

MBA program youngster hopes to pave the way for others

MBA program youngster hopes to pave the way for others

Master of Business Administration student Annie Archer is carving a path few people her age has travelled. At 21 year olds, she is one of the youngest students in the nearly 60 years of the MBA program at Oklahoma State University.

The power of professional development

The power of professional development

Every Friday, Master of Business Administration students take their seats in the basement of the Business Building on Oklahoma State University’s Stillwater campus to hear from a speaker who is hand-picked by Dr. Ajay Sukhdial, to speak about soft skills in the workplace.

MBA Advisory Board bridging the gap

MBA Advisory Board bridging the gap

The MBA Advisory Board is an accumulation of both faculty and alumni that serve as the guiding counsel for the MBA program, both internally and externally. They are in place to help the MBAA officers advance the goals of the Spears School of Business.

MBA program to offer Entrepreneurship concentration

MBA program to offer Entrepreneurship concentration

Whether you are starting a company, are an executive in an existing firm or are managing a small or family business, entrepreneurial skills are critical to identifying and evaluating the factors that will make your undertaking a success.

Spears Business accounting graduate earns Oklahoma Accountancy Board Gold Medal

Spears Business accounting graduate earns Oklahoma Accountancy Board Gold Medal

Luke Fillmore, a Spears Business accounting graduate has been awarded the Oklahoma Accountancy Board (OAB) Gold Medal

OSU grad students earn recognition at Midwest Users SAS® Conference

OSU grad students earn recognition at Midwest Users SAS® Conference

A group of Oklahoma State University master’s in business analytics students – each of them scholarship recipients – were participants at the recent 2019 Midwest Users SAS® Conference in Chicago.

Spears Wentz Scholar explores business research

Spears Wentz Scholar explores business research

Lexi Barry describes herself as endlessly curious, so there’s little wonder that since coming to the Spears School of Business, she has become passionate about research. That passion was fueled last spring when Barry was named a 2019-2020 Wentz Research Scholar and began a study of consumer behavior, a key component of her marketing major.

Airbnb’s former chief marketing officer speaking Oct. 31 in Tulsa, Oklahoma City

Airbnb’s former chief marketing officer speaking Oct. 31 in Tulsa, Oklahoma City

Jonathan Mildenhall, former chief marketing officer of Airbnb, will be sharing with business leaders from across the state Oct. 31 during the Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business speaker series.

OSU Spears School of Business to honor alums with induction into Hall of Fame

OSU Spears School of Business to honor alums with induction into Hall of Fame

Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business will honor four distinguished alumni – Brian Callahan, Roger Lumley, Jeff McIntyre and Jill Sharp – with their induction into the school’s Hall of Fame on Nov. 1 at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

OSU grad Wes Colwell to speak at Puterbaugh Ethics Lecture

OSU grad Wes Colwell to speak at Puterbaugh Ethics Lecture

Wes Colwell will be the featured speaker for the Puterbaugh Ethics Lecture Oct. 22 at Oklahoma State University’s Stillwater campus. Colwell is managing partner of Essentia Advisory Partners in Houston after previously serving as the chief accounting officer of Enron North America.

Accounting student Ashlee Jones selected as 2019-20 AICPA Legacy Scholar

Accounting student Ashlee Jones selected as 2019-20 AICPA Legacy Scholar

Spears School of Business accounting student Ashlee Jones was selected as an 2019-20 American Institute of CPAs Legacy Scholar and was invited to attend the 2019 AICPA Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop in Denver.

Seniors honored in 2019-20 Orange Book

Seniors honored in 2019-20 Orange Book

Oklahoma State University’s School of Marketing and International Business is honoring 35 seniors for their outstanding performance and accomplishments with inclusion in the Orange Book.

Spears Business students named as Mortar Board’s top OSU freshmen

Spears Business students named as Mortar Board’s top OSU freshmen

The Oklahoma State University chapter of the Mortar Board has selected 10 Spears School of Business students among those named by the student honor society as its Top 20 Freshmen Men and the Top 20 Freshmen Women for 2018-19.