Smeal Update: April 29, 2022

Smeal team wins Corcoran Center Case Competition

A team of four Penn State Smeal College of Business students teamed up recently to win the fourth annual Boston College 2022 Corcoran Center Case Competition held by the Boston College Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action. Read the story.

Smeal team wins Carolina Case Challenge

Four Penn State Smeal College of Business undergraduate students from the Nittany Lion Consulting Group recently collaborated to emerge victorious in the Carolina Case Challenge in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Read the story.

Smeal team wins 2022 KPMG Ideation Challenge

A team of four Penn State Smeal College of Business students and another team member from the College of Information Sciences and Technology partnered to win the 2022 KPMG Ideation Challenge. Read the story.

Smeal team wins Undergraduate Sustainable Business Case Competition

A team of four Penn State Smeal College of Business students partnered to win first place recently in the Second Annual Smeal Undergraduate Sustainable Business Case Competition. Another team of mostly Smeal students finished second. Read the story.

Smeal’s Carter bestowed two awards by AMA

Franklin Carter, the William A. Donan Clinical Professor of Marketing in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, received two awards recently at the 2022 American Marketing Association International Collegiate Conference. Read the story.

Smeal officially launches Major Sustainability

The Penn State Smeal College of Business launched today Major Sustainability, a place where business students can discover how their major contributes to sustainability. Read the story.

Ines and Marino appointed to Smeal’s Board of Visitors

Henry Ines, CEO and founder of Chainparency, a blockchain technology company, and JT Marino, co-founder of Tuft & Needle and chief disruption officer at Serta Simmons Bedding, were recently appointed to the college’s Board of Visitors. Read more about Ines. Read more about Marino.

CBoS accepting nominations for faculty, student awards

The Center for the Business of Sustainability and the college give out annual awards to recognize teaching and research faculty and students at the undergraduate and graduate levels for making exceptional contributions to Smeal’s sustainability efforts and/or to the sustainability outcomes in their disciplines, in business and in the marketplace. Nominations are being accepted until noon May 6. Winners will receive $500 and are recognized at the Fall All-College Meeting. Click the following links to nominate any faculty member for a Faculty Sustainability Award or any student for a Student Sustainability Award.

Smeal in the News

Yoshida quoted in Wired story

Jiro Yoshida, associate professor of business in the Department of Risk Management, is quoted in a Wired story titled “What Can Be Done About the Global Housing Crisis? Plenty.” Read the story.

Know someone who rocks? Nominate them!

Each month the Smeal Staff Advisory Committee names a You Rock! Award recipient. You can nominate a co-worker for the You Rock! Award online.

The Smeal Community Weekly Poll

Click this link to participate in this week’s survey. Results will be shared during the next Smeal Community Zoom, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday.