Smeal Update: Monday, July 18, 2022

John and Karen Arnold endow Smeal dean’s chair

Business leaders and philanthropists John and Karen Arnold have made a $5 million commitment to Penn State to endow the John and Karen Arnold Dean’s Chair in the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Read the story.

Facilitating financial literacy workshops serves dual role

The Tarriff Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility is conducting ongoing financial literacy and entrepreneurship programs for people who are incarcerated. The initiative has proven a success for the MBA students and faculty who teach the workshops. Read the story.

Cahoy named Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program Fellow

Dan Cahoy, professor of business law and research director for the Center for the Business of Sustainability, is one of six new fellows from Penn State in 2022-23 named to the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Academic Leadership Program. The BTAA is the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities and the United States’ preeminent model for effective collaboration among research universities. Read the story.

SAC Meet and Greet, Travel Spotlight upcoming

Two Smeal Staff Advisory Committee events are scheduled for next week. A meet-and-greet event is planned for 5 p.m. July 27 at Axemann Brewery, 2042 Axemann Road, Suite 125, in Bellefonte. The next day, Juan Veruete will present SAC’s first Travel Spotlight from noon to 1 p.m. in 124 Business Building. There’s no need to RSVP for either event. For the Travel Spotlight, just show up with your lunch, if you like, and enjoy!

Smeal in the News

Hambrick quoted in story

Don Hambrick, Evan Pugh University Professor and Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, was quoted in a story titled “Activist tech CEOs are everywhere. That may backfire.” Read the story.

Waldhier quoted in Penn State News story

Mike Waldhier, managing director for resident professional graduate programs, was quoted in a Penn State News story titled “Eberly’s integrated B.S./M.B.A. program combines science and business.” Read the story.

Winterich quoted extensively in Popular Science story

Karen Winterich, the Gerald I. Susman Professor in Sustainability, was quoted extensively in a Popular Science article titled “The surprising link between lively music and sustainabile shopping.” 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. July 25.