/July 2019

July 2019

July 2019

2019-09-03T11:23:19-05:00 July 1, 2019|

Dean’s Message

Happy 35th anniversary to the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business! (July 1, 1984). This year, we celebrate several exciting anniversaries: the college (35 years), part-time MBA in Des Moines (20 years), and the Gerdin Business Building (15 years). Please watch for some special anniversary features coming this fall.

Thank you to our marketing and communications team for representing the college at the annual ISU Night at the Zoo in Des Moines. We had many alumni stop and visit, and quite a few inquired about the MBA program.

It was great having future students and their families in the building last month during Orientation. They bring a lot of excitement and energy into the building! Organizing Orientation is no easy task. Please join me in thanking the many people who helped organize all of the visits, in particular those in the Union Pacific Undergraduate Programs Office, as well as others who assisted. You’ve all done a wonderful job to make Orientation such a positive event for incoming students and their families.

Please mark your calendar for the fall welcome back picnic Friday, August 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Moore Memorial Park, Big Bluestem Shelter. Invitations will be e-mailed soon.

I hope you are enjoying your summer with friends and family.


Kayla Sander, senior lecturer of accounting, received a professional development award from the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. Kayla will use the award to support her attendance at the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AWFA) Women Who Count National Conference.

Business Career Services

NACE Annual Conference

While attending the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conference in Orlando, Florida, Haley Flores, Liz Hergert, Brooke Long, Tami Cororcan, and Kathy Wieland had the opportunity to meet with the following employers: Algonquin Power & Utilities, American Airlines, CH Robinson, ConMed, Cree, Duke Energy, Echo Global Logistics, Federal Reserve Board, GEICO, Hilti, Hormel Foods, Land O’ Lakes, L’Oreal, Lowe’s, Paycom, Swift, Terracon, US Bank, Wipfli, and Workiva.

Employer Development

In June, Haley Flores and Tami Corcoran engaged with Elanco Animal Health.

We are currently in the process of planning summer travel and employer visits. If you are aware of an employer you believe should recruit Ivy College of Business students, please let us know and we will reach out to the firm or organization.

Student Development

Kathy Wieland and Sarah Van Vark presented to parent groups for the Ivy College of Business Orientation.

Fall 2019 Upcoming Career Events – Mark Your Calendars!

Recruiting Events for the College of Business
Beta Alpha Psi Meet the Firm Accounting and Finance Career Night September 24
Management Information Systems Club Career Night September 24
Marketing and Sales Club Career Night September 24
Supply Chain Management Club Career Night September 24
Ivy College of Business Career Fair Breakfast September 25
Business, Industry and Technology Career Fair September 25
Interview Day September 26


Instructional Technology (IT)

Getting Started with CyBox

What is it?

CyBox (iastate.app.box.com) is Iowa State University’s implementation of Box.com cloud storage. If you have used applications such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or other online file storage services to store and share files between different devices or different people then your familiar with the foundation of CyBox.

How to access CyBox?

You can access CyBox at iastate.app.box.com and login with your Net-ID and password.

Why Should I Use CyBox?

  • All faculty, staff, and students at Iowa State University have a CyBox account.
  • You can securely share files and folders with other staff and students using their email address to locate them within CyBox.

You can provide other staff and students the ability to edit, upload, download, or review files in your CyBox account depending on the level of collaboration you need. You can also share files and folders by sending staff, students, or external collaborators a link to the shared item. For additional security, you can restrict the link’s use to Iowa State University users only or to specific users.

  • You can sync files from your desktop or laptop to your CyBox, and like other services, they can also be available on your smartphone, tablet, etc.
  • There are Box applications for viewing and editing content directly, for editing and sharing files directly from Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, for accessing files from your smartphone or tablet.
  • Each file uploaded to CyBox has a discussion associated with it so you can put a document in CyBox, share it, edit it, and discuss it.
  • CyBox storage keeps your files secure and available. Files are backed up and older versions may be restored, if necessary.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Travis Kramer, instructional technology specialist for the Ivy College of Business.

Marketing and Communications Services

Michele Appelgate, Suzanne Lyndon, and Katelyn Seese (marketing intern), staffed a booth at the annual ISU Alumni Night at Zoo Brew, Blank Park Zoo, in Des Moines on June 5.

Michele Appelgate, Suzanne Lyndon, Emily Bowman, Fritz Nordengren, and Katelyn Seese attended an all-day marketing retreat on June 7, to review the college marketing plan, strategic plan, marketing goals, and plans for the upcoming academic year.

Emily Bowman, graphic designer, participated in a WorkCyte Pilot User Lab session for PIT Crew members on June 6, in Durham Center.

Suzanne Lyndon prepared MBA display tables for:

  • ABI conference at Hilton Coliseum on June 4
  • MBA networking event at Riverwalk Hub, downtown Des Moines on June 11.


Travis Sapp, associate professor of finance, had the following papers accepted for presentation at the Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting in November:

  • “Capacity Overhang and Corporate Disinvestment Decisions,” coauthored with Ilker Karaca, lecturer of finance.
  • “Insider Trading Ahead of Cyber Breach Announcements,” coauthored with Jackie Rees Ulmer, associate dean for professional masters programs and the Union Pacific Professor of Information Systems; Zhaoxin Lin, PhD candidate of information systems; and Rahul Parsa, senior lecturer of management information systems.

Roger Stover, professor of finance, presented a co-authored paper at the 2019 European Conference of the Financial Management Association.


Priyanka Jayashankar, Sree Nilakanta, Geetha Mohan and Wesley Johnston had their case study “The Case of the Hand in Hand Rice Value Chain Initiative in India: How Can Social Enterprises Catalyze Inclusive Market Development?” accepted in SAGE Business Cases.

Priyanka Jayashankar presented a paper “An Entrepreneurial Marketing Model For Social Enterprises Partnering The BoP – Perspectives From A Rice Value Chain”(co-authored with Sree Nilakanta, Geetha Mohan and Wesley Johnston) at the 44th macro-marketing conference in Cleveland, Ohio.


Beatriz Pereira, assistant professor of marketing had her paper, “Big Picture, Bad Outcomes: When Visual Perspectives Harm Health Goal Pursuit,” presented by co-authors Jason Stornelli (Oregon State University) and Richard Vann (Penn State Behrend) at the American Marketing Association 2019 Marketing and Public Policy Conference in Washington, DC.

News Coverage

June 4: Rui Chen, director of graduate education for information systems and associate professor of information systems, was interviewed for the article titled, “Not All Teens Turn to Social Media When They’re Lonely,” published by Iowa State University News Service for his research on digital natives and how they cope with loneliness. Read the article here as well as on these news outlets:

  • Phys.org – Read the article here.
  • Mirage News – Read the article here.

June 4: Mike Crum, Ruan Chair of Supply Chain Management and professor of supply chain management, was interviewed by WOI-TV reporter Rafael Lopez for the news story, “Tariff Impact on Des Moines Small Business,” to be broadcasted on Local 5 News. You can watch the news clip or read the article here.

June 10: Four Ivy faculty were featured in an article titled, “ISU Experts Look at Long-Term Impact of Tariffs on Supply Chain, Consumers,” published by Iowa State University News Service. This includes Scott Grawe, supply chain management department chair, the Robert and Jane Sturgeon Fellow in Business, and associate professor of supply chain management; Haozhe Chen, associate professor of supply chain management; Mike Crum, Ruan Chair in Supply Chain Management and professor of supply chain management; and Bobby Martens, associate professor of supply chain management and academic director of the supply chain forum. Read the article here.

  • News Wise also captured this article – Read the article here.

June 12: Rui Chen, director of graduate education of information systems and associate professor of information systems, was interviewed by KCCI reporter Lauren Donovan to be featured in the news clip titled, “ISU Study Shows Vast Difference in Social Media Use between Boys & Girls,” after capturing attention through an Iowa State University News Service article. Watch the KCCI report or read about it here.

  • Media Industry Today – Read the article here.

June 12: BusinessRecord wrote an article about the new master of real estate design with quotes from Jackie Rees Ulmer, associate dean for professional masters programs and the Union Pacific Professor of Information Systems, in an article titled, “Iowa State Launches Real Estate Development Master’s Program.” Read about it here.

June 17: Scott Grawe, supply chain management department chair, Robert and Jane Sturgeon Fellow in Business, and associate professor of supply chain management, was interviewed for the news story, “Iowa State experts: Businesses brace for long-term fallout from tariffs,” on Fox 42 News. Watch the news clip or read about it here.

  • This also aired on Fox 44 Siouxland News – Read the article here.

June 18: Farm-News.com picked up a quote from Dermot Hayes, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Chair of Agribusiness and professor of finance, in the article titled, “Tariffs targeting Mexico won’t help Iowa farmers.” Read the article here.

June 19: Dermot Hayes, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Chair of Agribusiness and professor of finance, was quoted in an article titled, “Trump Tariffs Crush U.S. Pig Farmers,” originally published by Politico. Read the article here. This news article also made its way to Yahoo! News and Yahoo! Finance.

June 19: Online MBA Report named Ivy College of Business as one of the top MBA programs in Agribusiness in their article titled, “Online MBA Spotlight: Agribusiness Management.” Read the article here.

June 20: Dermot Hayes, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Chair of Agribusiness and professor of finance, was interviewed for the article titled, “What Would Happen if Trump Actually Deported Millions of Immigrants?” published by Slate, examining the effect mass deportations would have on the pork industry in Iowa. Read the article here.

  • The Intellectualist published a similar article titled, “If Trump were to Deport Millions, there would be Food Shortages Immediately.” Read the article here.

June 21: Priyanka Jayashankar, adjunct assistant professor of management; Howard Van Auken, Kingland Professor of Entrepreneurship and university professor of management; and Justin Lockenecker, USASBE Fellow, discussed the emergence of ‘ecopreneurs’ with Arvind Ashta (Burgundy School of Business) in the article titled, “What Motivates Ecopreneurs?” published on EconoTimes. Read about it here.

June 24: Scott Grawe, supply chain management department chair, Robert and Jane Sturgeon Fellow in Business, and associate professor of supply chain management made national news this month with a quote in the NBC article titled, “Tariffs are Just the Latest Reason for Tech Companies to Move out of China.” Read the article here.

Priyanka Jayashankar, Howard Van Auken and Arvind Ashta’s paper “What motivates ecopreneurs in the US to create value?” was recently featured in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/what-motivates-ecopreneurs-115963

Supply Chain Management

Johanna Amaya-Leal, assistant professor of supply chain management:

  • Attended the seminar Transformando el Mundo a traves de la Ingenieria (Transforming the World through Engineering) at the Universidad de la Sabana in Bogota, Colombia, and gave a presentation titled, “Stakeholders Perceptions to Sustainable Urban Freight Policies in Emerging Markets,” on June 6.
  • Participated in the Mobilize Summit 2019 in Fortaleza, Brazil, June 22-25. This event was organized by the Institute for Transportation and Development (ITDP) and the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations.
  • Presented twice at the Colombian Conference of Transportation and Transit in Cartagena, Colombia, June 26-28. The titles of her talks:
    • Urban Logistics: What do Citizens think about it?
    • Analyzing the Perceptions of Urban Logistics to Freight Transportation Policies in Emerging Markets

Toyin A. Clottey, associate professor of supply chain management, was appointed as an associate editor for the Decision Sciences Journal, effective this month.

Union Pacific Undergraduate Programs Office

Brenda Thorbs-Weber is working with the five new Academic Program for Excellence (APEX) students weekly throughout the summer. In these sessions, the students learn about resources, skill building, academic and career planning, and transition to the university. They will take part in a service-learning project, attend cultural events/industry trips off-campus, and will meet with Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Valentina Salotti, on July 15. Vashalice Howard, a graduate student in education, is serving as the APEX graduate assistant.

Tara Fisher was recognized as the Chi Phi National Chapter Advisor of the Year at the 154th Congress in Indianapolis, June 22, for her work with the Alpha-Pi Chapter of Chi Phi at Iowa State University.

New student Orientation for freshmen wrapped up on June 27, with an additional transfer Orientation on July 1. There were 683 new freshmen at summer orientation, and 130 new transfer students were seen between the April and May transfer Orientation sessions. Additional transfer students are continuing to complete the online Orientation and schedule classes, so numbers continue to add up. A ‘last chance’ Orientation along with international student Orientation are yet to come in mid-August.  Our Ivy new student enrollment is projected to remain fairly strong, and up (very slightly) from last fall, while overall college fall enrollment is projected to be down a bit.


After much preparation, Workday officially begins July 1, for ISD and central HR and finance staff. For everyone else, it will go live on July 2, at 6:00 a.m. The roll out of these programs is bringing a lot of change to Iowa State and patience is key as everyone adjusts to this transition. There are many training resources available to facilitate your transition to Workday. Click here. There is a long list of job aids to guide you through the different business processes. Click here for more information.

For one-on-one help to familiarize yourself with the system, check out the user labs, which allow you to navigate and do trial runs of various functions. These will be available on July 2, 3, 8 to 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. An absence and time specialist will be available to answer any questions in the lab between 10:00-11:30 a.m. during each day. No registration is required. Just walk in to Parks Library 032.

The Ivy Information Technology team will be available after go live on Tuesday, July 2, at 7:30 a.m. to have some public lab time in Room 1117 (much like the user labs) where Ivy faculty and staff can sit down and get basic help. This is not intended to replace training, this is simply assisting you as you navigate through the WorkCyte (Workday) environment.

For technical questions about Workday, including how to access or log into the system, contact the IT Solution Center at solution@iastate.edu.

­­For other questions, contact Bill Dilla at wdilla@iastate.edu.