Smeal Update: September 26, 2022

Reminder: Register for Raup Executive Insights session

Registration is now open to faculty, staff, and students for the Executive Insights session featuring Chuck Raup (’89 B LOG), the U.S. president of The Hershey Company. That is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. Friday in Struthers Auditorium, 110 Business Building, and via YouTube Live. Faculty members, if you haven’t already, would you please consider awarding your students extra credit for attending? Register.

Fall All-College Meeting is Tuesday

The annual Smeal Fall All-College Meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Struthers Auditorium, 110 Business Building, and via Zoom. A reception will be held in the atrium immediately following the conclusion of the meeting.

Prime Branding Panel to feature diverse set of speakers

Penn State Smeal College of Business students interested in careers in branding will have a unique opportunity to learn about the profession from an array of industry experts during the 7th Annual “Forging a Career in Branding” panel discussion. The virtual event, which is sponsored by Penn State Prime in partnership with the AD/PR Club and Levlane Advertising, is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Read the story.

Three Smeal alumni to receive Alumni Fellow Award

Three graduates of the Penn State Smeal College of Business — Jean Oelwang, Larry Raiman, and George Strickler — will receive the Penn State Alumni Association’s Alumni Fellow Award during a ceremony scheduled for Wednesday evening.

Impact Smeal Day scheduled for Friday

The biennial Impact Smeal Day is scheduled for Friday throughout the Business Building. A full schedule of events can be found online. Twice during the day, students will have an opportunity to interact with alumni in the Atrium during Career Roundtable Discussions. Schedule of events.

Four board meetings on tap this week

Four Smeal advisory boards are scheduled to meet this week in the Business Building. The Alumni Society Board, Finance Advisory Board, Accounting External Advisory Board and Borrelli Institute for Real Estate Studies Advisory Board are all scheduled to convene. With so many alumni visitors in the building, we hope the Smeal community will help them all feel welcome.

Nominations open for 2023 faculty and staff achievement awards

Penn State Human Resources is now accepting nominations for the Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards for 2023. Given annually, these awards recognize the efforts of faculty and staff who go beyond their basic duties to bring about positive and lasting change to the University and/or to the community. Consider nominating someone at the FSAA website. More information can be found in a Penn State News story. Read the story.

Smeal in the News

Ghader interviewed by WGAL Channel 8

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Management, Policies and Planning, was interviewed by WGAL in Lancaster for a story about the looming rail strike. Read the story.

This week at Smeal

  • Tuesday: Fall All-College Meeting, Struthers Auditorium, 3:30 p.m., 110 Business Building
  • Friday: Impact Smeal Day, all day, throughout the Business Building
  • Friday: Executive Insights with Chuck Raup, U.S. President of The Hershey Company, 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m., Struthers Auditorium, 110 Business Building

Know someone who rocks?

Each month the Smeal Staff Advisory Committee names a You Rock! Award recipient. The honoree for August is Kelly Swigert, an academic adviser in undergraduate education. Congratulations, Kelly. You rock! You can nominate a co-worker for the You Rock! Award online.

The Smeal Community Weekly Poll

Participate in this week’s survey. Results will be shared during the next Smeal Community Zoom, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 3. Take the poll.