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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.

OSU students impress at Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup

OSU students impress at Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup

Oklahoma State University’s award-winning entrepreneurship program was on center stage Thursday night at the 2019 Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup. OSU teams won first place in both the undergraduate and graduate High Growth divisions of the statewide competition.

OSU students place first at Princeton University business plan competition

OSU students place first at Princeton University business plan competition

Two Oklahoma State University students have earned national recognition by winning the TigerLaunch competition hosted by Princeton University for their startup business plan for Contraire, a predictive analysis control system designed to provide near real-time wastewater test measurements.

Spears Business hosts ISyTE Academy for high schoolers

Spears Business hosts ISyTE Academy for high schoolers

The Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University will host its annual Information Systems Technology Exploration for high school students June 2-7.

Victim blaming in the workplace

Victim blaming in the workplace

Why does the victim get blamed for office rudeness, and why does the office bully get away with it? The latest research from a decade-long study of incivility in the workplace by Spears School of Business researcher Dr. Matt Bowler and colleagues shows that supervisors often blame the victims of rude and abusive behavior.

Wayne Thomas receives inaugural Don Herrmann Accounting PhD Alumni Award

Wayne Thomas receives inaugural Don Herrmann Accounting PhD Alumni Award

Dr. Wayne Thomas was presented the inaugural Don Herrmann Distinguished Accounting Ph.D. Alumni Award April 11 by the Oklahoma State University School of Accounting.

OSU alums Nathan Herrmann, Kelsey Ray winners of prestigious accounting award

OSU alums Nathan Herrmann, Kelsey Ray winners of prestigious accounting award

Oklahoma State University graduates Nathan Herrmann and Kelsey Ray are two of only 110 people in the nation to receive the 2018 Elijah Watt Sells Award, presented annually by the American Institute of CPAs, the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession.