Smeal Update: August 15, 2022

Smeal celebrates success in ‘Greater Penn State’ campaign

The college raised $116.3 million as part of the University’s record-breaking campaign, “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence.” Smeal’s total represents a fundraising record, made possible by more than 8,000 alumni, friends, corporate partners and others. Read the story.

SELC earns ‘Best Website’ award from Suitable

The Smeal Ethical Leadership Challenge (SELC) was awarded the Best Website award at Suitable’s annual My Pathways conference. Suitable is the third-party vendor used to track points (for both SELC and Sapphire). The website was created by the RIIT Group.

COVID updates for fall semester

With the start of fall semester just a week away, here is the latest COVID-related news:

  • Masks will not be mandatory, but highly encouraged if Centre County turns to yellow or orange (high transmission)
  • Faculty may ask students to mask in the classroom, but cannot require or enforce
  • Employees may ask others to mask in their private offices
  • We will continue to refill mask dispensers in the Business Building
  • Employees should report positive test results to Occupational Medicine at (814) 865-8612

Smeal in the News

Yoshida quoted in Yahoo!finance story

Jiro Yoshida, associate professor of business in the Department of Risk Management, was quoted in a Yahoo!finance story titled “The UK toyed with inheritable 50-year mortgages — why can’t they work in the US?” Read the story

Alptekinoglu interviewed for WTAJ-TV story

Aydin Alptekinoglu, professor of supply chain management and Robert G. Schwartz University Endowed Fellow in Business Administration, was quoted in a WTAJ-TV (Altoona) story about a pair of State College Area High School students who operate a custom swimwear business. Read the story.

Ghadar interviewed for FOX43 story

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Management, Policies and Planning, was quoted in a FOX43 (Harrisburg) story titled “Shoppers adjust to paying more at the grocery store.” 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 11 a.m. Aug. 22.