/November 2018

November 2018

November 2018

2018-11-02T08:54:39+00:00 November 1, 2018|

Dean’s Message 

October was certainly a busy month, filled with some wonderful weather and many fun activities, such as Homecoming. We sponsored a Homecoming lunch on campus again this year, with Fuzzy’s Tacos on the menu. It was a big hit! Also during Homecoming Week, we hosted four of our five awardees for the annual Honors and Awards luncheon and ceremony, coordinated by the ISU Alumni Association. Please read more about all of our deserving awardees. We were honored to have Debbie and Jerry Ivy and former Dean Labh and Tahira Hira join us for these special events.

Looking forward, we have many exciting events coming up, including our next CEO Speaker Series, featuring Beth Ford (’86 management), on Friday, November 9. Named to Fortune magazine’s 2018 Most Powerful Women in Business List, Ford is a dynamic and inspiring speaker with experience in supply chain management, leadership, management, and agriculture. She is the first female CEO of Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of the nation’s largest food and agricultural cooperatives. This is free and open to all students, faculty, and staff. I encourage you all to attend, as it’s not every day we get Beth Ford back on campus. This lecture is sponsored in partnership with Collegiate Women in Business.

Beth will also join us for a special Medallion Ceremony on November 9, to honor Yoshi Suzuku, who is the inaugural recipient of the Land O’Lakes, Inc. Endowed Professorship in Supply Chain Management. Please join me in congratulating Yoshi on this special honor!

I am thrilled to have announced this week that we selected the design-build team for our Gerdin Business Building expansion—BNIM of Des Moines and Story Construction of Ames. These two companies have worked together in the past and bring a seamless approach to the project. The need for this expansion has never been greater, as you all know. In the spring, we will embark on a very exciting phase in the history of the college. Thank you to everyone who participated in the planning and selection of this process so far. For additional details, please read our news release.

Please continue to stay aware of announcements about the new WorkCyte cloud-based software system at Iowa State. In each issue of Ivy Online, there will be a WorkCyte category below. Please watch for details in that space, in addition to the direct emails you receive.

Update from United Way – We are currently very close to our $45,000 United Way goal. Every bit helps those in need in our community. After the last message, I’m confident that we will meet/or exceed our goal. Thank you so very much for supporting this critical program that helps so many in our community!

Members of the Iowa State Business Council joined Dean Spalding to represent the Ivy College of Business in the annual Homecoming Parade in downtown Ames.

Jerry and Debbie Ivy celebrate the inaugural Ivy Award with 2018 recipient, John D. DeVries (center).


Olena Watanabe, assistant professor of accounting, presented a paper titled, “The Differential Effect of Medicaid Expansions Under the Affordable Care Act on the Operations of U.S. Hospitals” at the Iowa State University International Symposium on Digital Health and Policy Frameworks held at the Ivy College of Business. The paper is co-authored with Melvin Lamboy-Ruiz, assistant professor of accounting, and James Cannon (Utah State University).

Melvin Lamboy-Ruiz, assistant professor of accounting, presented a paper titled, “The Differential Effect of Medicaid Expansions Under the Affordable Care Act on the Operations of U.S. Hospitals” at the American Accounting Association Diversity Section Midyear Meeting. The paper is co-authored with Olena Watanabe, assistant professor of accounting, and James Cannon (Utah State University).

Michael Bootsma, Dean’s Teaching Fellow in Accounting, and Brad Shrader, Morrill Professor in Management, advised students Caroline Quinn and David Rojas-Rosario in the 2018 Eller Ethics Case Competition held at the University of Arizona. Caroline and David were awarded the Stephanie Chance “Bright Line” essay award for their case analysis.

Christine Denison, Associate Professor of Accounting:

  • Had an article on her ACCT 483/583 class published in the October 2018 issue of Strategic Finance.
  • Presented a workshop on competency-based learning in accounting classes at the American Accounting Association Midwest Region.

Business Career Services

Career Fair Data

The Fall Business, Industry, and Technology Career Fair, September 26, had a total attendance of 3,341 students and 201 employers. The Ivy College of Business had 2,467.5 students attend. There were 847 interviews conducted on Interview Day. Thank you to everyone who supported and made all of the career fair events a HUGE success. If you know students who were involved in the planning of the fall career fair and any of the career-related events, please take a moment to thank them for their hard work and dedication!

Mark your calendar (and your spring syllabus!) for the Spring Business, Industry, and Technology Career Fair on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Student Development

Tanya Austin provided a Strengths Workshop to 20 students in the Gerdin Citizen Program, presented to more than 50 students and parents at three Experience Iowa State days, and presented to 20 students on Professional Introductions and Dress to the Multicultural Business Network. Haley Flores presented to the Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC) on Leveraging SALC in your Job Search. Haley Flores also participated in the planning and execution of the Young Women in Business conference on October 16. She helped arrange speakers from 3M, The Walt Disney Company, Hormel Foods, Principal, REG, Pella Corporation, and several other companies. Kathy Wieland served on the SCIS Week Supply Chain panel. Kathy Wieland also presented to 30 Honors freshmen on Professionalism, she presented to 23 Multicultural Business Network students on Interviewing and Salary Discussion, and she presented to the 65 Office of Admissions Stars team members on ISU Career Services and Utilizing Campus Leadership on Resumes.

Staff Development

Sarah Van Vark presented to the Accounting Advisory Board on October 18.

Employer Development

Kathy Wieland spoke with the following employers during the month of October: Amazon, Crane Worldwide Logistics, Farm Bureau Financial Services, Kent Corporation, Koch Industries, KONE Corporation, and Nationwide Insurance. If you are aware of an employer you believe should recruit business students from Iowa State, please let us know and we will reach out to the firm or organization.

Dean’s Marketing

Fritz Nordengren, digital media coordinator, has been accepted for membership in the University Photographers Association of America. Founded November 12, 1961, by a group of New England photographers, UPAA has expanded to included members from two-year, four-year, public, and private universities and colleges from nearly every state, Canada, Israel, Australia, Grenada, and Europe. The UPAA represents the very best in higher education photography from the best photographers.

Suzanne Lyndon, event planner, served on the YWIB Conference committee, held October 16.


Roger Stover, professor of finance, presented a paper titled, “Can Banks Placate Knowledgeable Depositors by Offering Higher Interest Rates During a Banking Crisis?” (with G. Boyle, A. Tiwana, and O. Zhylyevskyy) at the 2018 Financial Management Association annual meeting, where it was a semifinalist for a best paper award.


Andreas Schwab, Dean’s Fellow in Management and associate professor of management, conducted a webinar titled, “Why and How to Replace Statistical Significance Tests with Better Methods” for the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, October 26.

David Wo, assistant professor of management, had a paper titled, “Trickle-Down, Trickle-Out, Trickle-Up, Trickle-In and Trickle-Around Effects: An Integrative Perspective on Indirect Social Influence Phenomena” (with Maureen Ambrose and Marshall Schminke) accepted for publication in the Journal of Management.

Deidra J. Schleicher, professor of management:

  • Had a paper accepted in the Journal of Applied Psychology titled, “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Performance Management: A 30-year Integrative Conceptual Review” (Schleicher, Baumann, Sullivan, and Yim)
  • Presented a talk at Ivy’s Learn@Lunch in Des Moines, October 10, titled, “The ABCs of Talent Management: Advantages, Best Practices, and Challenges.”

Younggeun Lee, PhD candidate in entrepreneurship, along with Michael Howe, assistant professor of management, and Patrick Kreiser (University of Wyoming), had their paper titled, “Organisational Culture and Entrepreneurial Orientation: An Orthogonal Perspective of Individualism and Collectivism” accepted for publication in the International Small Business Journal.


Samantha N. Cross, associate professor of marketing:

  • Participated and presented at the PhD Project Marketing Doctoral Student Association (MDSA) pre-conference held prior to the American Marketing Association (AMA) conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in August. Cross is currently a faculty mentor for MDSA.
  • Participated as a consortium faculty member in the 2019 Association for Consumer Research (ACR) Doctoral Symposium. She also chaired the competitive paper session titled, “A Look at Food, Health and Identity” at the ACR conference held in Dallas, Texas, in October.

News Coverage

October 5: allevents.in featured the “Learn@Lunch: The ABCs of Talent Management” on their community calendar. See the post here.

October 31: The Business Record Daily e-newsletter featured the upcoming CEO Speaker Series lecture with Beth Ford in their News Briefs.

Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship

Judi Eyles, director, Gracen Kostelecky, program coordinator, and Diana Wright, program coordinator, attended the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers conference in Chicago, Illinois, October 18-20.

Tom Swartwood, entrepreneurship fellow and lecturer of entrepreneurship, attended the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Educators conference in Boulder, Colorado, October 18-20.

Judi Eyles:

  • Visited Bloomington, Indiana, as part of the Ames Chamber’s Inter-City Visit 2018, October 2-4.
  • Presented at the Business Record’s 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes event on October 11.

Supply Chain and Information Systems

John Burnley, lecturer of information systems, was asked to speak to students at Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business. He spoke to four different classes about MIS, how successful companies leverage technology to drive their business, disruptive technologies, and their current impact on various industries, information security, career opportunities in the field, and highlights of his IT career over the past 37 years ranging from technical, managerial, and chief information officer roles.

Patricia Daugherty, Ivy Chair in Business and professor of supply chain management:

  • Had a paper titled, “Logistics and Distribution Innovation in China” accepted at International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. The paper was co-authored with Alan Amling.
  • Presented “China’s E-commerce Logistics Development and Business Model Innovation by the Internet Revolution” (along with Shao-ju Lee and Charles Wang) at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals EDGE Conference, October 1.
  • Participated in a panel discussion, “Thought Leader Perspectives on the Future of Supply Chain Management Education Programs” at the CSCMP Academic Research Symposium, September 30.

Frank Montabon, associate professor of supply chain management, had an article titled, “Setting Standards for Single Respondent Survey Design” published in the Journal of Supply Chain Management. It was one of the journal’s top 20 most downloaded recent papers. His article only had eight months to accrue downloads.

Undergraduate Programs Office

Brenda Thorbs-Weber traveled with 12 students to  the Midwest Conference for the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) October 12-13, at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. Iowa State University took third place for bringing the most students to the conference. First and second place winners were universities in Illinois. Two Iowa State students will receive free registration to the 2019 ALPFA National Conference. Thanks go to the Multicultural Business Network (MBN); Kathy Wieland; Diann Burright; Senior Vice President of Student Affairs, Martino Harmon; and Lucy Berger for their support.

Brenda Thorbs-Weber wrote a proposal and received a $2,000 John Deere grant that focuses on developing emerging leaders among multicultural students. The programs are occurring in October and November. Thanks to Kathy Wieland and Haley Flores for working with students on mock interviews and elevator pitches.

Sarah Adams, Tara Fisher, and Michele Tapp served on the YWIB Conference committee. The event, held on October 16, was another success, with more than 200 high school women participating.

Tara Fisher served as a judge for the first-round cuts of “Yell Like Hell” on Saturday, October 20. The competition’s first cuts, which took place on central campus, included performances by 14 sorority/fraternity pairings, all including voice-losing screams of school spirit. This year’s Homecoming theme, “This Is State,” inspires students to get involved with Iowa State and leave a positive mark when they leave the university.

Dean Spalding, Tara Fisher, and 15 members of Business Council walked in the Homecoming parade on October 21, to represent the college. Fifteen giant bags of candy were dispensed during the route.

Diann Burright and Sarah Adams (along with department chairs, associate deans, Kathy Wieland from Business Career Services, and Lea Johannsen from the Communications Center) met with representatives from University Positivo of Curitiba, Brazil, on October 8, to begin discussions about transfer possibilities for their students.

Diann Burright, Rob Musselman, Jackie Rees Ulmer, Kathy Wieland, Kraig Paulsen, Yoshi Suzuki and Dave Cantor met with DMACC faculty and their dean of business and information technology to discuss the new SCM certificate at DMACC and the next steps in promoting our SCM major to these students.

Registration notes:

Graduate students must initiate a petition to enroll in a business undergraduate course. Petition forms are available online and in the Undergraduate Programs Office.

As a reminder, business faculty do not sign students into their classes or switch sections. Please do not discuss available seats with students or the possibility of getting added to a class. Opening and releasing seats at strategic points in the registration process is key to enrollment management. Students must watch Access+ to try to add a class, and John Wageman can only help them add a restricted section (not a closed section) if prerequisites are met.

If there is not an open seat in Access+, a student cannot be added to the class. If the course has an enrollment restriction that is not met (such as an ACCT major trying to add a FIN restricted section, etc.), and there is a seat available on Access+, students can see John Wageman during drop-in hours (9:00-10:00 a.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m. most business days) in 1200 Gerdin starting Friday, November 9.

WorkCyte Updates

On October 24, David Spalding sent an email with important updates about WorkCyte and Improved Service Delivery. The full message can be read here. Look for more information each month, from now until July, on how Workday and WorkCyte will benefit faculty and staff in the academic division. If you have any questions about the transition, contact Ivy College of Business PIT (project implementation team) Crew Chief, Bill Dilla.