NIU Business Dean earns the prestigious 2015 Outstanding Dean designation from Beta Alpha Psi (April 2015) The International Honors Society Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) named NIU Business Dean Denise Schoenbachler the 2015 Outstanding Dean. Schoenbachler's selection for this highly regarded honor recognizes her commitment to and longstanding support for the many student organizations -- Beta Alpha Psi, in particular -- in the NIU College of Business. Schoenbachler was nominated by NIU's Gamma Pi Chapter of BAP and then selected by the Board of Directors and leadership of the international honors society. Schoenbachler will be presented with the award during BAP's August 2015 annual meeting, which draws more than 1,500 students and faculty advisors from across the country and the world. Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals, with more than 300 chapters on college and university campuses and over 300,000 members initiated since BAP's formation in 1919.
Management faculty member receives the Beta Gamma Sigma Medallion for Entrepreneurship (April 2015) Management faculty member Dennis Barsema earned recognition from the international honor society for business students, Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), and is included among this year's award recipients. BGS selected Barsema for their prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma Medallion for Entrepreneurship because of his success as an entrepreneur as well as positive impact to society and ethical business practices. Among his many significant contributions in business, academia, with students and with entrepreneurs in developing nations, Dennis Barsema is the visionary behind the creation of NIU's highly successful Social Entrepreneurship program, which is housed in the Department of Management in the College of Business. Mr. Barsema also teaches courses in the program.
Marketing Professor earns a new Named Professorship (January 2015) Tim Aurand, Professor of Marketing, has been named the James E. Thompson Professor of Marketing. This professorship is named in honor of and funded by James E. (Jim) Thompson, an NIU marketing alumnus who established the professorship to ensure the NIU Department of Marketing continues to retain the best student-focused faculty who are accomplished scholars in the field of marketing.
Two NIU Business faculty named MVP and favorite professors (October 2014)
NIU Assistant Professor of Finance Adam Yore and NIU OM&IS instructor Shail Godambe were both named "Most Valuable Professor" (MVP) by the NIU Men's Soccer Team. Yore and Godambe are the first professors to earn the soccer team's Most Valuable Professor designation in their newly-created campaign to celebrate outstanding NIU faculty. The campaign rolls out during NIU's game on October 8th against Northwestern. Yore and Godambe will be recognized during halftime, along with NIU Business student-athlete Dusty Page who won in a separate award category.
Accountancy Professor lands leadership role in the American Accounting Association (May 2014) Natalie Churyk was elected Vice President-Academic for the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum section of the American Accounting Association. Per Association practices, Churyk will then become President of the TLC section in two years. Colleagues from various universities across the country nominated and elected Churyk. An Associate Professor at NIU, Churyk is also the Caterpillar Professor of Accountancy in NIU's Department of Accountancy.
NIU Marketing Professor earns two Fulbright Awards (February and March 2014) Marketing professor Mark Rosenbaum received two Fulbright awards from the United States Department of State. In February 2014, Rosenbaum was named a Fulbright Specialist because of his expertise in services marketing; the Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. In March 2014, Rosenbaum was named a Fulbright Senior Scholar for Nepal during the 2014-15 academic year; in this role, Rosenbaum will advance the mission of the Fulbright program in Nepal, which promotes mutual understanding through the exchange of students, lecturers, and research scholars. Among his other accomplishments, Rosenbaum is also the Kohl's Corporation Professor of Retail Marketing in the Department of Marketing.
OM&IS Professor Receives Global Research Fellowship (March 2014) Professor Kathleen L. McFadden received a global research fellowship award to present research findings and mentor operations management faculty in the processes and pedagogies involved in conducting academic research. McFadden will continue to work closely with faculty members to produce significant research outcomes over the next year.
NIU Accountancy Chair wins Professional Service Award (February 2014) NIU Accountancy Chair and Crowe Harwath Professor of Accounting Jim Young won an award at the national meeting of the Accounting Program Leadership Group (APLG)/Federation of Schools of Accounting (FSA). Young received the APLG service award for leading the organization as its president and for leading APLG through its strategic planning process.