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KPMG’s Caroline Quinn Presents to SAA

The Student Accounting Association’s keynote speaker on September 27, 2016, was Caroline Quinn from the public accounting firm of KMPG.

Posted on 10/14/2016 1:58:19 PM

Delaney Automotive Group Honored with Distinguished Family Business Award

The Delaney Automotive Group was honored with the Distinguished Family Business Award by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Center for Family Business at the annual awards ceremony on September 26.

Posted on 10/5/2016 10:36:20 AM

Students Network at Pittsburgh-IUP Young Business Alumni Event

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, in an effort to enhance networking between current students and young business alumni, held its first Young Business Alumni event in Pittsburgh on September 24, 2016.

Posted on 10/4/2016 9:07:00 AM

165 Attend IUP Student Accounting Association 2016 Dinner

On April 21, 2016, IUP's Student Accounting Association held its annual recognition dinner at the Rustic Lodge in Indiana, Pa.

Posted on 5/12/2016 9:49:53 AM

Four Teams Pitch at IUP Business School Shark Tank Event

IUP ExcEL Center hosted IUP’s third annual Shark Tank event on April 21. This is one of three business plan competitions available for IUP students to develop their entrepreneurial ideas, sharpen their presentation skills, and compete for prize money to support their projects.

Posted on 4/25/2016 8:08:56 AM

Phi Gamma Nu Hosts Founder/President of Henry Wealth Management

On Wednesday April 12, 2016, Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity hosted a guest speaker event in the Eberly Auditorium with Phil Henry, founder/president of Henry Wealth Management.

Posted on 4/20/2016 12:20:05 PM

IUP Student Marketing Association Enjoys New York City Trip

Over the weekend, from April 14–16, 2016, the IUP Student Marketing Association was fortunate enough to have sent 22 members to New York City for a professional development trip cosponsored between Eberly and the SMA students.

Posted on 4/19/2016 10:35:10 AM

IUP Business School Hosts CEO Jeffrey Gaus ’81

On March 23 and 24, the IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology hosted Jeffrey Gaus ’81 as the executive/entrepreneur-in-residence. Gaus serves as chief executive officer at Prolifiq Software Inc.

Posted on 4/15/2016 11:45:38 AM

IUP Business Students Go Abroad, Virtually

Students in John Lipinski’s Introduction to Entrepreneurship class regularly link up with classmates more than 4,000 miles away. Along with Kia Golesorkhi, from the University of Pecs, in Pecs, Hungary, the two professors link their classes to deliver joint lectures, share guest speakers, and encourage student interaction.

Posted on 4/15/2016 9:07:55 AM

Walking a Mile in Michael B’s Shoes

John Lipinski’s Introduction to Entrepreneurship class and the Center for Family Business at IUP hosted Michael Boiano, owner of Michael B Shoes, who discussed the challenges of operating a family business, what it takes to compete against much larger national chains, and the importance of succession planning if a family business is going to survive from one generation to the next. 

Posted on 3/30/2016 2:49:56 PM

McLanahan, CEO of McLanahan Corporation, Speaks to Next Generation Council

Sean McLanahan attended the March 22, 2016, Next Generation Council meeting and shared his experiences since graduating from IUP and his path back to the family business where he has worked for the past 26 years.

Posted on 3/23/2016 2:58:52 PM

IUP Business School Hosts Alexandra Levit

On February 25, 2016, Eberly College of Business and Information Technology welcomed Alexandra Levit, current columnist of the New York Times, to present as a part of the Women’s Leadership Program. 

Posted on 3/8/2016 1:26:30 PM

Rue 21 Corporate Representatives Visit IUP Management Classes

Tyla Piehler, Rue 21 employee relations assistant, and Renee Davis, talent acquisition coordinator for Rue 21 corporate headquarters, traveled to IUP on February 18, 2016, to discuss internship opportunities with students.

Posted on 2/26/2016 4:03:13 PM

Patrick Wallace '85: Hot Topics Speaker

Students in Mukesh Chaudhry's senior finance class, Seminar in Finance, attended a presentation by Patrick Wallace '85, president and lead financial advisor of Covington Investment Advisors, Inc. on Monday, February 1, at 3:30 p.m. as part of the "Hot Topics in Finance" speaker program.

Posted on 2/15/2016 10:14:52 AM

Eberly Management Class Hosts Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of S&T Bank as Guest Speaker

Becky Stapleton, senior executive vice president and chief banking officer of S&T Bank, delivered a guest presentation to more than 30 students at IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology on November 10, 2015.

Posted on 12/3/2015 4:03:45 PM

Lansberry (’09) Returns to Eberly to Make OCC Presentation

Rich Lansberry, associate national bank examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, returned to IUP to conduct a seminar for business students in the Eberly College on Monday, September 14, 2015. Rich

Posted on 9/18/2015 11:24:46 AM

George Braunegg Inducted into Eberly Hall of Distinction

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology honored George Braunegg, a 1979 accounting graduate of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, with induction into the Hall of Distinction during its 2015 Business Day.

Posted on 5/13/2015 11:16:46 PM

Student Accounting Association 2015 Recognition Dinner

On April 22 , 2015, IUP’s Student Accounting Association (SAA) held its annual Recognition Dinner at the Rustic Lodge in Indiana, Pa. The SAA Recognition Dinner Committee organized this successful event, which included the participation of 48 accounting professionals from 22 different companies, 90 accounting majo

Posted on 5/8/2015 2:24:29 PM

College of Business Student Advisory Council Hosts Eberly Recruitment Event

On Thursday, April 30, 2015, students from all majors in Eberly College gathered in the Field House for an end of the year recruitment event and to support the local charity, It’s About the Warrior. The goal of the event was for students to learn about Eberly organizations, their projects, and their community.

Posted on 5/7/2015 1:30:44 PM

Balint, University of Pecs, Participates in Faculty Exchange

In April 2015, IUP had the opportunity to host Brigitta Balint from the University of Pecs in Hungary. She is part of a faculty exchange that sent John Lipinski from IUP to Hungary in March. Her goal was to visit classes at IUP to learn effective classroom management techniques from U.S. faculty members, work wit

Posted on 5/6/2015 12:53:43 PM

Business Day XXXVII a Huge Success

More than 700 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and business partners of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology enjoyed the 37th annual Business Day on April 16, 2015. Business Day is the premier professional development and networking event for the college each year. Morning p

Posted on 5/6/2015 11:46:20 AM

Owner of Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farms Visits Introduction to Entrepreneurship Class

On April 30, 2015, the Center for Family Business and John Lipinski’s Introduction to Entrepreneurship class welcomed Indiana entrepreneur and small business owner J.D. Fleming to campus. Fleming owns and operates Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farms, LLC , a business that was started by hi

Posted on 5/6/2015 8:27:50 AM

Eberly Student Organization Seniors Receive Graduation Cords

The College of Business Student Advisory Council (COBSAC) hosted its annual COBSAC Cording Ceremony on April 29, 2015, to recognize graduating seniors who have participated in one of the 15 student business organizations. The ceremony began with Kara Romance, assistant dean for Undergraduate Student Service

Posted on 5/5/2015 3:57:57 PM

Eberly’s Women in Business Hosts IUP Alumnae

On Friday, April 17, IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology and the IUP Alumni Association co-hosted 65 students for the Spring 2015 Women in Business Breakfast and Panel. The event was organized by women in business student coordinator Christine Shontz, Assistant Dean for Administration

Posted on 4/23/2015 4:30:08 PM

Eberly’s SMIP Team Wins ENGAGE 2015 Competition

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology’s Student Managed Investment Portfolio Team won a first-place award at ENGAGE 2015, one of the largest student investment conferences in the world. Team members are Christopher O'Brien, Breanne Loveland, Tore Okland, Alexandra Larch, Corey Glasgow, Evan Hayw

Posted on 4/10/2015 3:54:22 PM

Eberly Alumnus Shares Entrepreneurial Experiences

Eberly College of Business alumnus Michael Molli ’91 returned to IUP to visit professor John Lipinski’s Introduction to Entrepreneurship class on April 7, 2015. Molli is an experienced entrepreneur and an active angel investor. He shared his insights on what it takes to successfully network, build your personal

Posted on 4/10/2015 3:06:30 PM

SMA Hosts Successful Marketing Day

Marketing Day was held on April 1, 2015, from noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Atrium. The goal of Marketing Day was to promote the Marketing Department to undecided students, as well as to help bring faculty and students closer together. This ice cream social als

Posted on 4/9/2015 4:02:23 PM

Alumnus O’Connor ’91 Shares Business Experience with Eberly Students

On March 26, 2015, John Lipinski’s Introduction to Entrepreneurship class welcomed back Eberly Class of 1991 alumnus John O’Connor. He spoke about career strategies and how one keeps their eyes open for entrepreneurial opportunities. O’Connor was a marketing major, and his degree has taken him not only across the

Posted on 4/2/2015 4:14:50 PM

Phi Beta Lambda Conducts Professional Dress Yard Sale in Eberly

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) hosted a professional dress yard sale from March 26 through March 30, 2015, in the Atrium of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. PBL had a large array of business attire for sale, including suits for men and women, ties, shoes, jackets, pants, skirts, socks, and

Posted on 4/1/2015 11:44:12 AM

Eberly Undergraduate Students Compete in Final Round of ACG Cup 2015

Undergraduate students from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology competed in both rounds of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup 2015. “The ACG Cup is a case study competition for students, in which participating universities organize student teams which analyze and present th

Posted on 3/27/2015 3:38:21 PM

Eberly Finance Student Wins Financial Executives International Scholarship

Christopher O’Brien, senior finance major and economics minor, received the Financial Executives International: Pittsburgh–Kuldeep Shastri Memorial Scholarship for $1,000 on March 18, 2015. Financial Executives International is an organization that advances and connects senior-level financial executives an

Posted on 3/23/2015 2:21:49 PM

IUP Executive-in-Residence Alumnus Dunlap Motivates Students

On February 25 and 26, executive-in-residence Terry Dunlap ’81, marketing graduate, visited 12 classes and the Small Business Development Center in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. The classes Dunlap presented to included principles of management, production and operations manageme

Posted on 3/17/2015 3:27:05 PM

IUP Business Alumnus James Leda ’95 Tackles Hot Topics in Finance

IUP alumnus James Leda ’95, finance and accounting, presented “Hot Topics in Finance” during Mukesh Chaudhry’s Seminar in Finance class on Monday, February 16, 2015, in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. Leda presented on decision making and negotiations in complex finance situations.

Posted on 2/26/2015 3:53:04 PM

IUP Mock Trial Team Wins Best Attorney and Mock Trial Spirit Award

On February 14 and 15, 2015, the IUP Mock Trial Team competed at the American Mock Trial Competition, which featured teams from New York University, Michigan State, Carnegie Mellon, and Kent State. In only our second appearance at this competition in recent years, mock trial president Emily Gaertner, philo

Posted on 2/24/2015 3:51:40 PM

Eberly Students “Discover” India

Fourteen Eberly College of Business and Information Technology juniors and seniors explored India for 12 days in January 2015 with the Discover India program. Eleven of the students were part of the Eberly Business Honors program. This was the eighth group of IUP students traveling to India since 2007. Th

Posted on 2/19/2015 3:43:33 PM

IUP MBA Graduate Mikula Recognized As CFO of the Year

Darrin Mikula, chief financial officer for the Community Guidance Center in Indiana, Pa. became one of the Pittsburgh Business Times’ CFO of the Year award winners. The CFO of the Year Award recognizes financial professionals in western Pennsylvania for outstanding performance as corporate financial

Posted on 12/10/2014 10:22:59 AM

Eberly Students Participate in S&T Bank Advisory Board Meeting

On Friday, November 21, 2014, six business honors students from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology participated in the S&T Bank Advisory Board meeting held at the WPXI news station in Pittsburgh. During the meeting, students were encouraged to provide feedback on S&T Bank acc

Posted on 12/5/2014 2:47:47 PM

Alumni Host Phi Gamma Nu Students in Chicago

On November 12 , 2014, 22 members of the Gamma Xi Chapter of Phi Gamma Nu traveled to Chicago, Illinois. The trip started with a walk to PPM America, where members met with Jim Leda, a managing director in the Debt Restructuring Group at PPM America. He is responsible for managing the firm’s distressed investment

Posted on 12/3/2014 2:24:10 PM

Eberly Students Create Cards for Troops

Female students from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology participated in a “Cards for Troops” service project on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.  Twenty students were present for the activity, joined by Cyndy Strittmatter, assistant dean for Administration, and members of the S&T Bank A

Posted on 11/20/2014 1:45:09 PM

Congratulations to Mini MBA Certificate Program Graduates

Nineteen participants from nine different companies successfully completed the Mini MBA Certificate Program offered by the IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology at Northpointe. Northpointe campus director Richard Muth worked with Eberly to help manage the program and ensure its success.

Posted on 11/18/2014 2:57:18 PM

Knupp, Eberly’s Librarian-in-Residence, Supports Student Research

For the past three years, Blaine Knupp has been the librarian-in-residence for the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. Knupp provides students with knowledge on how to select a database, how to translate the information, and how to format. He also does presentations about search a

Posted on 11/11/2014 3:11:26 PM

Eberly Honors Students Visit Washington, D.C.

On October 16 , 2014, 23 sophomore business honors students, along with faculty members Joette Wisnieski and Brion Scudder, departed for a three-day professional leadership trip to Washington, D.C. While in the nation’s capital, students toured the Capitol building, received presentations from busi

Posted on 11/11/2014 8:24:38 AM

Sheldon Thorpe Serves Eberly as Executive-in-Residence

Sheldon Thorpe spoke in 10 business classes and held office hours to talk to business students in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology on October 29–30, 2014. He spoke about his career path to students in several classes, including production and operations management, human behavior in

Posted on 11/3/2014 4:11:48 PM

Eberly Students and Faculty Attend American Society for Competitiveness International Conference

The American Society for Competitiveness (ASC) Conference was held in Tysons Corner, Va. from October 16 to 18, 2014.   Administrators and faculty members from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology played a pivotal role in the coordination and operation of the conference, with Abbas Ali servi

Posted on 10/30/2014 3:46:53 PM

Eberly College Assistant Dean Position Opening

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology is seeking internal applicants to fill the assistant dean for Undergraduate Student Services position (Manager 200), who will be responsible for the recruitment, retention, student relations, and student leadership activities of the

Posted on 10/30/2014 3:12:47 PM

IUP Business Alumni Explain Bankruptcy Basics

IUP alumni James Leda ’95, finance and accounting, and Michael Talarico ’89, accounting, presented the basics of bankruptcy to Mukesh Chaudhry’s afternoon finance class on Monday, October 20 in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. The speakers discussed topics that included the key pl

Posted on 10/28/2014 2:54:13 PM

Eberly Students Visit Wal-Mart Distribution Center

Prashanth Bharadwaj took students from his Supply Chain Management class and IUP-PES India MBA program to visit the Wal-Mart Distribution Center (DC) #6027 in north-central Pennsylvania on Friday, October 10, 2014. The 35 students met with Kevin Robinson, head of human resources, and with Charles “Howie” Allen,

Posted on 10/16/2014 3:27:02 PM

Maloney Recognized as Outstanding Entrepreneur by Center for Family Business

The Center for Family Business recognized Nancy Maloney ’95, owner of Maloney’s Coin Laundry of Indiana, as an outstanding entrepreneur on September 19, 2014.  Mrs. Maloney and her daughter, Nancy Andromalos, were invited by John Lipinski to speak in his small business management class about their entrepreneuria

Posted on 9/29/2014 3:03:07 PM

Business Honors Program Students Gather for Fall Meeting and Leadership Event

Students in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology’s Business Honors Program recently gathered for their annual fall kick-off meeting on Tuesday, September 9 in Stephenson Hall.  Over 80 freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior cohort members were in attendance. With such a great turnout, the

Posted on 9/25/2014 8:54:55 AM

Business Organizations Staying Busy With Fall Events

With the fall 2014 semester underway, students are immersing themselves in their studies and the many opportunities available to them. Eberly’s student business organizations are seeking out these opportunities and have been staying busy this fall semester. The International Business Association spent the eve

Posted on 9/25/2014 8:25:36 AM

Reception in Honor of Alumna Shattuck Hosted at Eberly

Approximately 40 students and 15 administrators and faculty from the Eberly College joined together to welcome Molly George Shattuck ’89 on April 28, 2014.  Shattuck, a marketing graduate of IUP, kicked off her Molly George Shattuck ’89 Leadership Program, which was established to host annual events in the

Posted on 5/6/2014 3:35:24 PM

Eberly Students Win Top Honors in Institutional Investor All-America Student Analyst Competition

Two finance majors in the Eberly College of Business were identified as top 25 performers in the Institutional Investor All-America Student Analyst Competition. Joshua Mann and Phillip Del Prete, who were named top 25 performers, are two of three Indiana University of Pennsylvania students to be recognized at the

Posted on 5/6/2014 3:25:27 PM

Freshman Business Honors Program Participates in Leadership Event Hosted by ROTC

The Eberly Business Honors Program Freshman Cohort learned leadership skills at a leadership event hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s ROTC on April 23, 2014. The event began with dinner in Stephenson Hall, and was open to all students in the Eberly Business Honors program. This allowed students

Posted on 4/30/2014 2:09:57 PM

Eberly College of Business Raises Money for Former Eberly Student

The Eberly College of Business Student Advisory Council (COBSAC) raised $1,200 for Brandon Bushmire, a former Eberly student, who was injured when struck by a car in September 2012. Bushmire, a general management major, was found unresponsive in the street with a severe head injury after he was hit by

Posted on 4/30/2014 2:01:56 PM

Business Honors Program Students Travel to Washington, D.C. for Leadership Event

Twenty-two Eberly Business Honors Program students took part in the unique learning experiences offered by the Business Honors Program when they visited the World Bank and other Washington, D.C. sites during a leadership event April 17–19, 2014. During the trip, students from the sophomore Business Honors c

Posted on 4/30/2014 1:58:56 PM

Business Day XXXVI Contributes to Student Professional Development

Four Eberly College of Business alumni were inducted into the 2014 Business Hall of Distinction at the 36th annual Charles B. Stevenson Memorial Business Day on April 1.

Posted on 4/23/2014 2:53:39 PM

Phi Beta Lambda Wins Big at Annual Leadership Conference

The Eberly chapter of Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity won 15 awards at the 2014 State Leadership Conference at the Wyndham Gettysburg on April 11–13, making it one of the top award-receiving schools in the state. The conference is meant to wrap the year up by holding statewide officer elections

Posted on 4/21/2014 2:11:11 PM

Eberly College of Business Students Attend RISE 14 Conference

Ten finance students from Eberly College of Business attended the Redefining Investment Strategy Education Conference on March 27–29, 2014, to gain an insider’s view on the modern business industry. More than 3,500 students and 180 universities participated in RISE 14. The conference is sponsored an

Posted on 4/14/2014 1:56:32 PM

Eberly College Hosts Molly George Shattuck ’89 Leadership Event Conference

At the Molly George Shattuck ’89 Leadership Conference, guest speaker Joanna Kortik spoke to 30 female business students and encouraged them to be “crazy” in their approach to life, learning, and exploring new ideas as cultures in order to enrich one's life. In conjunction with December’s announcemen

Posted on 4/4/2014 3:04:07 PM

Center for Family Business Honors Reschini Family

Eberly College of Business’s Center for Family Business honored the Reschini family March 11 with the 2014 Distinguished Family Business Award in Eberly’s auditorium.

Posted on 3/14/2014 12:00:05 PM

Eberly College of Business Hosts Executive-in-Residence Tim Wallace

Timothy Wallace ’79, CEO of iPipeline, visited Eberly College of Business on March 5–6, 2014, to talk to business students about his entrepreneurial experiences. Over the course of the two days he visited, Wallace spoke with nearly 400 students in nine different sessions. After completing his educatio

Posted on 3/10/2014 11:36:26 AM

Eberly Students Travel to India for Discover India Program

Fourteen students from Indiana University of Pennsylvania traveled to India for 12 days in January 2014 as a part of the Discover India program.  Students went on the trip as a part of a partnership with Peoples Education Society (PES) Institutions, in which IUP students may go to India and experience its econ

Posted on 2/5/2014 12:50:24 PM

Eberly Germany Exchange Program

Dieter Cassel, associate director of the University of Duisburg-Essen’s international programs, will be at the Eberly College of Business on February 10 to promote the Business and Economics Summer Term (BEST) program for summer 2014. Eberly has been in a partnership with the University of Duisburg-Essen,

Posted on 1/31/2014 2:37:47 PM

Eberly Connections Showcases Historical Businesses

In a trip through time, nearly 100 students presented projects showcasing businesses working in the late 20 th and early 21 st centuries at the Eberly Connections event on December 10, 2013. Some of the businesses presented included Chevrolet, Dairy Queen, and Paper Shopping Bags.  One of the most

Posted on 12/13/2013 11:52:28 AM

Eberly Business Honors Leadership Trip to New York City

Eberly Business Honors students took an educational trip to New York City on November 20–23, 2013, to learn from IUP alumni on Wall Street. On Thursday, students toured the Wall Street Journal, where they learned about the printing process and how the paper markets to its readers. Students were s

Posted on 12/5/2013 10:51:28 AM

Students Attend Labor and Employment Law Seminar

Four Eberly College of Business students attended the Labor and Employment Law Seminar on October 18, 2013, presented by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC and offered by the Indiana County Area Society for Human Resource Management.

Posted on 10/23/2013 2:50:19 PM

Eberly Students Chosen for 2013 KeyBank Symposium

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology students Anthony Flowers and Garry Turner, Jr. were selected to attend the 2013 KeyBank and Fisher College of Business Leadership and Creativity Undergraduate Minority Symposium at the Max M. Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. T

Posted on 10/16/2013 2:39:45 PM

Eberly Backpack to Briefcase Program Helps Prepare Students

Students prepared for their professional careers at the second annual Backpack to Briefcase workshop series, hosted by the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology the week of September 23, 2013. The 17-session event was geared toward teaching students the skills necessary to get a job, inclu

Posted on 10/8/2013 8:54:42 AM

Students Attend 2013 Keystone Weekend Conference

Two Eberly College of Business and Information Technology students attended the 2013 Keystone Weekend conference on September 21 at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Pa. Christine Shontz (Accounting) and Diana Cesar (International Business) attended the Keystone Weekend, w

Posted on 9/30/2013 10:34:09 PM

Center for Family Business “Understanding the Affordable Care Act” Event

A total of 83 area business owners and human resources directors came to the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex for this informational session on September 10, 2013.

Posted on 9/24/2013 9:03:00 AM

Student Accounting Association Recognition Dinner Hosts 45 Accounting Professionals

The Student Accounting Association (SAA) held the largest ever recognition dinner in IUP history to honor its members and network with professionals at the Rustic Lodge in Indiana, Pa., on May 3, 2013. The event held an impressive 87 students, 12 accounting faculty and administration members, and 45

Posted on 5/13/2013 9:06:09 AM

Five Eberly Alumni Inducted into Hall of Distinction

Five Eberly College alumni achieved recognition at the Hall of Distinction Program and Induction at Eberly’s 35th annual Business Day on April 17, 2013. The goal of the Hall of Distinction is to recognize the professional success and good citizenship of graduates of the college and others associated with its advanc

Posted on 4/30/2013 4:25:56 PM

Eberly Student Wins Student Business Plan Competition

An IUP technology support and training student took first place at the second Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Student Business Plan Competition on April 15, 2013. Krutarth Patel of Harrisburg will receive $10,000 to assist in the startup of his business plan, Dorm Discount (.com). Patel’s plan

Posted on 4/22/2013 3:03:46 PM

RISE Student Investment Conference Gives Students Insight

What do you get when you put the current and future leaders of the business industry in the same room? Students in the Student Finance Association and the Student Managed Investment Portfolio found out when they visited the RISE student investment conference at the University of Dayton from April 4-6, 2013.

Posted on 4/15/2013 7:19:37 PM

SHRM Students Tour American Eagle Outfitters in Pittsburgh

The Society for Human Resource Management had the exciting networking opportunity to visit American Eagle Outfitters, a popular clothing store, and talk with the company’s successful professionals in Pittsburgh on April 5, 2013.

Posted on 4/11/2013 7:32:27 PM

Eberly Women in Business Leadership Program Motivates Students

An international entrepreneur, author, and speaker spoke to about 40 female Eberly College students about the importance of being confident on April 3, 2013, at the Women in Business Leadership luncheon. “Find something you love, not someone, and do it,” Joanna Kortik, owner of Joanna International, said multiple t

Posted on 4/11/2013 3:43:24 PM

Student Technology Association Visits AlphaLab in Pittsburgh

In an effective networking event for aspiring entrepreneurs, three students in the Student Technology Association visited AlphaLab for their periodic Open Coffee Club event in Pittsburgh, Pa. on April 4, 2013.

Posted on 4/8/2013 7:28:34 PM

Eberly Hosts FBI Informant

A former FBI informant shared his story and his passion for ethics at the “When Good Leaders Lose Their Way” program March 27, 2013, in Eberly Auditorium. Mark Edward Whitacre, the highest-level corporate executive in U.S. history to become an FBI whistle-blower, spoke about the ultimate real-life lesson in person

Posted on 4/1/2013 4:19:32 PM

Student Accounting Association Meeting with Alumni Gives Students Insight

Members of the Student Accounting Association (SAA) benefitted greatly from an opportunity to hear from three IUP alumni working at Alpern Rosenthal, a regional accounting firm based in Pittsburgh, Pa., during a meeting on March 12, 2013, in the atrium of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology .

Posted on 3/25/2013 9:12:16 AM

IUP Management Graduate Returns as Executive in Residence

Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate Malisa Sommers, managing director of transportation of United States Steel Corporation and president of Transtar, Inc., a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, returned to IUP on February 26–27, 2013, to speak to business students through the IUP Eberly College of

Posted on 3/14/2013 3:05:41 PM

International Business Association Visits AIReS Corporate Headquarters

The unique opportunity to learn from professionals and gain experience in the business industry was given to students in the International Business Association (IBA) when they visited the AIReS headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pa., on February 22, 2013. The students listened to presentations given by empl

Posted on 3/4/2013 8:52:14 PM

Eberly Backpack to Briefcase Program Prepares Students

More than 350 students prepared for their professional careers at the “Backpack to Briefcase” workshop series hosted by the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology the week of February 25, 2013. Eberly’s first Career Week consisted of 14 different sessions geared toward helping students in career p

Posted on 3/4/2013 3:45:57 PM

Eberly Students Participate in CFA Institute Research Challenge

In a regional CFA Institute research challenge requiring extreme mental skill, four students in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology represented IUP and competed against local universities in Pittsburgh on February 16, 2013. The IUP team, consisting of Brian Foster-Pegg, Cory Ireland, S

Posted on 2/26/2013 9:13:16 PM

New Eberly Reader Essay Contest Winners Announced

The winners of the Eberly Reader essay contest were announced on December 13, 2012, in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology during the Eberly Connections Showcase. Four Eberly students won prizes between $200 and $500 for their exceptional essays about the reader, That Used to b

Posted on 12/18/2012 10:23:50 PM

Meet the New Officers of COBSAC

Meet Rebecca Soder, Megan Moulden, Anthony Flowers, and Nathan Rosenburg, the new elected officers of the College of Business Student Advisory Council.

Posted on 12/5/2012 1:03:17 PM

Ten Students Compete in Eberly Biz Wiz Finals, November 6

Ten students matched wits on November 6, 2012, in the finals of Biz Wiz, a new contest created by  Eberly College of Business and Information Technology  to test students' knowledge of the business world in an educational and entertaining way. The students were chosen from a group of about 200 who competed in a pre

Posted on 11/29/2012 3:04:57 PM

Eberly Faculty, Students Attend American Society for Competitiveness Conference

The 23rd annual conference of the American Society for Competitiveness (ASC) attracted nearly 150 participants, including Eberly faculty members, administrators, and 21 IUP Business honors students. Other participants included faculty, business professionals, and policy makers who came from other countries, includ

Posted on 11/6/2012 3:07:24 PM

Eberly Finance Student Attends National Hispanic Institute’s Celebración

Eberly College freshman Marc Anthony Colón, a finance student, attended the National Hispanic Institute’s Celebración in October in San Antonio, Texas, for the Collegiate Leadership Network.

Posted on 11/6/2012 2:30:52 PM

Award-Winning Accounting Alumnus Visits, Speaks to Classes

An award-winning Accounting Department alumnus spoke to accounting classes and Accounting Association members on October 23, 2012. Brian Walker, a 1994 IUP accounting graduate, won the 2008 Pittsburgh Business Times CFO of the Year award. The certified public accountant serves as the chief financial officer and v

Posted on 11/5/2012 2:58:31 PM

IUP Young Alumni Award Recipient Speaks to Finance Students

An IUP Young Alumni Award recipient spoke to finance students on November 5, 2012. Bryan Moore, a December 2007 Finance Department graduate, works as a senior private equity officer for the South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission. His responsibilities include sourcing and analyzing new investment opp

Posted on 11/5/2012 2:52:16 PM

Eberly Alumnus Mastovich Hosted by Graduate Business Association

The Graduate Business Association hosted an alumnus of IUP on October 22, 2012, to speak to students about marketing consultation and problem solving. David Mastovich, president of strategic marketing and change management firm MASSolutions, graduated from IUP in 1987 with a bachelor’s in Marketing and with an MBA

Posted on 11/1/2012 4:00:16 PM

Eberly Welcomes Librarian in Residence

As part of a program to bring resources to the students and faculty of IUP, Stapleton Library employee Blaine Knupp will serve as the librarian in residence in the Eberly College of Business . Knupp has worked as the business college’s bibliographer, the librarian responsible for helping the college, for more tha

Posted on 9/26/2012 2:54:07 PM

Accounting Major Awarded Scholarship from Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Dan Broadbent has been chosen to receive a scholarship from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Dan grew up in Indiana County and is a graduate of Marion Center High School. Previously, he earned an education degree from IUP and taught social studies and mathematics for several years, most

Posted on 5/17/2012 9:11:41 AM

Student Accounting Association Holds Recognition Dinner

Accounting Department students and faculty gathered at the Rustic Lodge April 26, 2012, with accounting firms and companies to recognize students, professionals, and faculty. Bill Richardson, a 1983 IUP graduate who works as a tax partner with Sisterson & Co. in Pittsburgh, served as the keynote speaker. Foll

Posted on 5/2/2012 4:11:37 PM

Eberly Holds Women in Business Leadership Program in conjunction with IUP’s Distinguished Alumni Event

In conjunction with IUP’s Distinguished Alumni Awards event, the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology held a women in business leadership program April 27, 2012. Thirty-five female business students attended a networking breakfast program in the Terry A. Serafini Atrium and then participated in a

Posted on 5/2/2012 4:05:14 PM

Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony 2012

Only the best business students in the world, and the professionals who earned the distinction of “the Best in Business” during their academic careers, can claim membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. This year’s Beta Gamma Sigma inductees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania have certainly earned that title. The

Posted on 5/2/2012 3:00:45 PM

Management Information Systems Team Takes Fourth Place in Quick Fire Challenge

The IUP Management Information Systems and Decision Sciences Crimson Team took fourth place in the Quick Fire Challenge of the Intercollegiate Project Management Triathlon 2012. Five schools, including IUP, participated in the challenge in Pittsburgh on April 13–15, 2012. For the Quick Fire Paired Challenge,

Posted on 4/19/2012 3:38:01 PM

Student Marketing Association Visits New York City

A visit to New York City by the Student Marketing Association brought insight to the students and fun. The April 13–14, 2012, trip was taken by 23 SMA members and included a tour of the Uproar Youth Marketing firm, which handles promotions and commercials for children’s toys, candy, and games. SMA toured the facil

Posted on 4/19/2012 2:06:02 PM

Eberly Students Participate in India Study Tour, International Symposium

Twelve seniors from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology spent their Spring Break in India touring world famous sites, visiting leading multinational corporations, and attending a symposium to learn about Indian business, economy, and culture. IUP has had a long-standing partnership wit

Posted on 4/17/2012 10:21:28 AM

Eberly College Dedicates Terry A. Serafini Atrium

As the culminating activity for the 34th annual Business Day on April 5, 2012, the Terry A. Serafini Atrium dedication honored a longtime friend and supporter of IUP and the Business College. Through Serafini’s $1 million gift, the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology renovated and expanded

Posted on 4/12/2012 11:36:36 AM

34th Annual Business Day Draws Over 800 Participants

As part of Eberly’s 34th Business Day on April 5, 2012, students had the opportunity to listen to presentations and network with nearly 60 business leaders at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Posted on 4/10/2012 10:40:14 AM

Graduate Business Student Association Visits Federal Reserve Bank

Eleven students from the Graduate Business Student Association visited the Federal Reserve Bank in New York, N.Y. During their visit on March 23, 2012, the students heard a presentation on the reserve’s history and its roles in the United States. They also visited the gold vault and learned about the bank’s educati

Posted on 4/10/2012 10:28:25 AM

Three Eberly Students Take Second Place in CFA Research Challenge

The focus of the challenge was EQT Corp., a natural gas producer. The teams were responsible for looking into the natural gas industry, the company’s competitors, and how they manage the challenges of the market.

Posted on 3/27/2012 11:22:55 AM

Phi Gamma Nu Visits Washington, D.C.

A trip to Washington, D.C., by 20 Phi Gamma Nu members on December 1–4, 2011, provided an opportunity to tour various landmarks. “The trip was a great learning experience for all of the members of Phi Gamma Nu that attended,” said PGN president Craig Fisher. “It really gave new members the opportunity to get to kn

Posted on 2/16/2012 4:07:46 PM

College of Business Student Advisory Council Holds Second Annual Leadership Retreat

The second annual leadership retreat for COBSAC was held on February 4, 2012, at the IUP Co-Op Park Ski Hut. The retreat featured speakers and included activities to build leadership attributes.

Posted on 2/16/2012 4:06:27 PM

Soni Discusses Reversal of Indian Government’s Ruling on Foreign Direct Retail Investment

Ramesh Soni, chairperson of the Management Department, was invited by the Orient Institute of Management (University of Mumbai) to make a presentation to the faculty of the institute on December 20, 2011.

Posted on 1/31/2012 9:09:39 AM

Management Services Group Celebrates 20 Years

IUP Management Services Group celebrated its 20th anniversary on November 17, 2011, at the College Lodge in Indiana. The group provides business services through seven units: Center for Family Business, Excellence in Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, Government Contracting Assistance Program, Small Business Devel

Posted on 12/6/2011 11:01:16 AM

Eberly Student Organization Raises Money for Pennsylvania Flood Victims

The College of Business Student Advisory Council has raised money for flood victims in Bloomsburg, Pa.

Posted on 11/17/2011 10:09:41 AM

Graduate Business Student Association Visits CME Group

The IUP Graduate Business Student Association took a trip on November 11, 2011, to visit CME Group in Chicago.

Posted on 11/17/2011 10:03:13 AM

Eberly College Welcomes Graduate Hardy for Open Sessions With Students

A 1984 Management graduate, Leland Hardy returned to IUP November 8 and 9, 2011, for three open sessions held over two days.

Posted on 11/10/2011 10:49:10 AM

Representative from BNY Mellon Speaks to Eberly Students

A BNY Mellon representative, hosted by COBSAC, came to IUP on October 13, 2011, to speak with students about creating their own personal brand. Ruth Perkins offered tips in creating a personal brand as well as interviewing and resume advice. She provided a comprehensive overview of BNY Mellon—listing detailed oppo

Posted on 10/25/2011 11:47:37 AM

Eberly Students and Faculty Visit Respironics Philips

A group of thirty-five students and five faculty members visited the Philips Respironics plant in New Kensington, Pa., on September 29, 2011. The company designs, makes, and markets medical devices mainly in the respiratory health area. The students were from the Honors junior block of courses (marketing, operatio

Posted on 10/24/2011 3:48:23 PM

Eberly Students and Faculty Visit Walmart Distribution Center

A group of forty students and five faculty members visited the Walmart Distribution Center (DC #6027) in Woodland in North Central Pennsylvania. The group interacted with the human resource manager of the DC (Kevin Robison), as well as the nearby DuBois Walmart retail store’s manager (C. Howard Allen). This DC, bu

Posted on 10/24/2011 3:38:53 PM

Muskie Program Brings Two MBA Students to IUP

Two MBA students from Eurasia study at IUP thanks to a program that aids students in academic opportunities. Anastasia Vylegzhanina and Natalya Vodopyanova, from Siberia and Kazakhstan respectively, are MBA students studying at IUP through the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program. The program is a vision

Posted on 10/20/2011 9:04:19 AM

Alumnus Baum, Executive Vice President of BPU, Speaks at Eberly as Executive-In-Residence

A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania returned to speak with Eberly College students about success and jobs. Nadav Baum, a Finance and Economics graduate, is executive vice president of BPU Investment Management Inc., and has been recognized by print media and financial publications for outsta

Posted on 10/20/2011 8:26:11 AM

Two MBA Students Spend Summer in India

Two IUP MBA students spent seven weeks of their summer in Bangalore, India. MBA students Loic-Amin Rahmouni and Cynthia Cavero Avalos spent seven weeks studying in India at IUP’s partner institution Peoples Education Society. The partnership between PES and IUP is in its seventh year. Avalos, a native of Peru,

Posted on 10/4/2011 10:11:53 AM

Members of Eberly Student Organizations Assist With Heart Walk

Members of Phi Gamma Nu and the Management Association volunteered their time at the 2011 Indiana County Heart Walk. The September 24 Heart Walk raised $40,508 for heart disease and stroke. The students helped the day of the event and with the set-up the night before. Three students dressed up as heart-healthy fru

Posted on 9/29/2011 8:49:40 AM

The Eberly College 2011 Annual Golf Classic

Seventy-five golfers took to the green on July 11, 2011, for the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology’s twenty-first annual Golf Classic. At right, the K&L Gates Foursome: Steve Agnoli ’86, Christopher Wilson ’86, Glenn Graner ’79, James Lamm ’80. The classic, held at the Valley Brook

Posted on 8/25/2011 9:42:57 AM

Eberly’s Graduate Business Student Association Visits Chicago

Members of the Graduate Business Student Association at the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology visited Chicago on April 7–9, 2011, to see firsthand how businesses operate. They visited the Sears Holdings Corp ., where they toured the facility and were shown the different

Posted on 5/11/2011 12:46:02 PM

Eberly Honors Hall of Distinction Inductees for 2011

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology (ECOBIT) honored four alumni with induction into the Hall of Distinction during Lt. Col. Charles B. Stevenson Memorial Business Day on March 30, 2011, held at the new Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex . Photo,

Posted on 4/28/2011 9:36:07 AM

Alumna Ruddock Receives Distinguished Alumni Service Award

A 1966 Eberly College of Business and Information Technology graduate received the IUP Distinguished Alumni Award for Service on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at a black-tie gala. Ellen Ruddock has worked as the director of IUP’s Center for Family Business for three years. The center was created in 1997 and works w

Posted on 4/22/2011 8:29:47 AM

Eberly’s Business Honors Students Network in New York City

Business Honors program students at the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology attended a networking event Thursday, March 31, 2011, in New York City. Members of the progam’s junior and senior cohorts met with IUP alumni during the event, hosted by Andrew Sandberg ’05 ( Accounting ), a senior as

Posted on 4/21/2011 2:26:08 PM

Eberly Names Outstanding Researcher for 2011

The director of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s (IUP)   Small Business Development Center (SBDC) received the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology’s 2011 outstanding researcher award. Anthony Palamone (at right), director of the IUP Small Business Development Center, has consulted with mo

Posted on 4/21/2011 1:22:16 PM

Eberly Hosts Guest Lecturer from Brazil

A Brazilian business professor visited Eberly College of Business and Information Technology on Thursday, January 27, 2011 , at IUP.

Posted on 2/10/2011 1:51:03 PM

Eberly Students Tour Coca-Cola Headquarters in Atlanta

Members of the International Business Association at the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology toured the Coca-Cola Company international headquarters on December 3, 2010, in Atlanta, Ga.

Posted on 2/1/2011 8:45:00 AM

Eberly Marketing Professor Cochairs Conference in China

A professor from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology (ECOBIT) Marketing Department cochaired a business conference October 23-24, 2010, in Chengdu, China. Dr. Rajender K. Garg cochaired the fourth annual International Conference on Management of Services and Technology, held at the Sou

Posted on 1/25/2011 9:44:58 AM

Eberly Students Attend President's Holiday Reception in New York City

Students from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology (ECOBIT) attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) President’s Holiday Reception on Thursday, December 9, 2010, in New York City. The IUP Alumni Association sponsored the fifth annual event, held at the Waldorf Astor

Posted on 1/21/2011 4:07:31 PM

Eberly Hosts Corporate Speaker Ashok Dhar

The Graduate Business Student Association hosted a corporate speaker Friday, November 12, 2010, at the Eberly College of Business and Technology (ECOBIT) . Dr. Ashok Dhar, president and chief executive officer of ExpenseAnywhere in Monroeville, spoke to MBA students and ECOBIT faculty about his career path and th

Posted on 12/22/2010 4:08:18 PM

Eberly’s Student Technology Association Tours UPMC Data Center

Student Technology Association members toured the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (UPMC) Forbes Tower Data Center on Friday, October 22, 2010, in Oakland, Pa. Eberly College of Business and Information Technology (ECOBIT) sent five of the club’s members to tour the building, which also houses the Univ

Posted on 11/9/2010 10:00:04 AM

Business Students Sweep IUP's Common Freshman Reader Contest

IUP students Joshua Hughes, Jamie Czech, Megan Morris and Ryan Egan (L to R) pose with "Nickel and Dimed" author Barbara Ehrenreich Monday, October 18. Students in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology (ECOBIT) swept all five categories of IUP’s Fall 2010 Common Freshman Reader Essay Co

Posted on 11/2/2010 1:32:01 PM

Business Students Attend Networking Event at Bank of New York Mellon

Nearly eighty students from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology attended a networking event on Thursday, October 21, 2010, at the Bank of New York Mellon Center in Pittsburgh. The event was open to all Indiana University of Pennsylvania students through the Career Development Center .

Posted on 10/28/2010 11:16:18 AM

Musthaler Serves as Executive-in-Residence

An IUP graduate served as an Executive/Entrepreneur in Residence for the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology on Thursday, October 7, 2010. Linda Musthaler, cofounder and a principal analyst with Essential Solutions Corp., addressed students in both the Management Information Systems

Posted on 10/19/2010 2:08:31 PM

Business Students Have a Heart

The American Heart Association held the Indiana County Heart Walk on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at the S&T Bank Arena in Indiana, Pa. Approximately 250 participated by volunteering or walking the nearly three-mile-long trail around the arena. Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) sent thirty student volun

Posted on 10/7/2010 2:37:10 PM

Eberly's MBA Program Hosts Muskie Fellow in Fall 2010

IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology MBA Program is currently hosting a new MBA student from Russia. Joining the Indiana University of Pennsylvania community is Ms. Anastasia Vylegzhanina from Russia, as part of the U.S. State Department-funded Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program.

Posted on 9/22/2010 1:36:53 PM

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