/August 2019

August 2019

August 2019

2019-09-03T11:23:11-05:00 August 5, 2019|

Dean’s Message

I hope you are all having a great summer and will soon be ready for another exciting school year. In just a few weeks, we will welcome our students and our new and returning faculty and staff for another exciting academic year.

I look forward to seeing you all at the annual fall faculty and staff picnic Friday, August 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Moore Memorial Park, Big Bluestem Shelter. Event Planner Suzanne Lyndon sent you an email invitation July 16, with a requested RSVP. If you have not responded, please RSVP by August 15, so the appropriate amount of food can be ordered.

As we start the new school year, I would like to highlight some ways to help everyone stay connected to news within the college:

  • Ivy Online — please submit your work-related news (such as conferences, research publications, professional development) to the Ivy Online electronic newsletter each month. A meeting invitation was emailed to all faculty and staff, and should be in your calendar. If it is not, please add a reminder on your calendar to send your submissions to Michele Appelgate, director of marketing and communications, and Katelyn Seese, marketing intern: mktintern@iastate.edu one week before the end of each month.
  • Follow us on social media. You can access all of our platforms on the home page of our website. To submit suggestions for social media posts, contact Emily Bowman: bowmane@iastate.edu.
  • Events can be found on our college calendar. Please visit that regularly, especially if you are thinking of adding an event. This helps you to avoid conflicting events within the college. If you have questions about events, contact Suzanne Lyndon: slyndon@iastate.edu

I look forward to working with all of you this year!

Business Career Services

Professional Development

Tanya Austin attended 1 Million Cups, an entrepreneurship-networking event. On July 18-19, Liz Hergert and Haley Flores went to the Career Professionals of Iowa Conference in Sioux City.

Business Career Services hosted the annual Employers Circle, July 29, at the ISU Alumni Center. The Employers Circle included our staff, several faculty, administrators, and representatives from the top hiring organizations for the Ivy College of Business. Twenty recruiters attended discussing recruiting practices and engagement opportunities

Student Development

Kathy Wieland provided a training session to Ivy students of APEX.

Employer Development

In July, our staff met with Arrive Logistics, Crane Worldwide Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, Great America Financial Services, Kraft-Heinz, Nortek, and Ruan Transportation Services.

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

Fall 2019 Upcoming Career Events – Mark Your Calendars!

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


Marketing and Communications Services

Emily Bowman, graphic designer, Michele Appelgate, director of marketing and communications, and Suzanne Lyndon, event planner, attended the July P&S Council Seminar Series, “So you Know Your Personality Style, Now What?” on July 9, in the Memorial Union.

Emily Bowman and Michele Appelgate attended an American Marketing Association luncheon, “A Better Way to Calculate Social Media ROI: ROTOMA” on July 10, in West Des Moines.

Ready for a new door sign? New office door signs have been created for Ivy College of Business faculty and staff. These signs were designed to incorporate the new Ivy branding to provide a cohesive look in the building. Please use the link below to request a new door sign.

Ivy College of Business Door Sign Request (If you have a group room – ex. 3122, 3223, 3219, 3229, 3235 – please do not submit a request.)

Do you need a new professional photo for our website directory? To schedule a 15-minute head shot session, please visit our marketing page on the college website: Marketing and Communication Services. You will see a blue button on the right that allows you to book an appointment.

Masters Programs

Sam DeMarie, associate professor of management and director of executive MBA, and Amanda Severson, executive and professional graduate program coordinator attended the Executive MBA Council (EMBAC) Midwest Regional Meeting in West Lafayette, Indiana, at the Krannert School of Management.

Nick Sloan, assistant director of recruitment, and Meleah Cue, graduate recruitment coordinator, attended the Graduate Management Admission Council Conference in Denver, Colorado, June 19-21.

Meleah Cue attended the engineering orientations throughout June, representing the concurrent MBA and speaking with prospective students and their parents.

Nick Sloan attended FUEL’s Lunch & Learn on July 9, covering the topic of ergonomics and injury prevention in the workplace.

David Cantor, Walker Professorship in Logistics and Supply Chain Management hosted a webinar on the supply chain management graduate certificate on July 18.


Information Systems and Business Analytics

Kevin Scheibe, department chair of information systems and business analytics, Kingland Faculty Fellow in business analytics and associate professor of information systems, and Jennifer Blackhurst’s (University of Iowa) paper, “Supply Chain Disruption Propagation: A Systemic Risk and Normal Accident Theory Perspective,” was the highest cited paper in 2018 in the International Journal of Production Research.

Information Technology (ITS)

New Online Meeting and Video Conference Platform Available for Fall 2019 – Webex

When classes begin this month, Ivy College of Business faculty, staff, and students will have access to the new online meeting and video conferencing platform, Webex.

Over the years, the university has amassed multiple online meeting and video conferencing platforms available at varying levels of access across campus, including Adobe Connect, Skype for Business, and Zoom. Beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year, ITS will begin offering university-wide access to Cisco Webex, the newest supported platform for video conferencing, private and large group meetings, and collaboration between university leaders, students, and staff.

Webex services have been in use in other college departments across campus for several years, and have provided messaging capabilities, phone conferencing, screen sharing, and video sharing. Once fully rolled out this fall, Iowa State’s implementation of Webex will offer unlimited cloud storage, an increased number of allowed users per meeting, and the ability to save meeting sessions and conduct surveys during sessions.

Webex will allow meetings to hold up to 1,000 participants and will not have any time restrictions. Iowa State’s implementation of Webex will also include unlimited cloud storage for meeting recordings, and will soon include the ability to have meetings transcribed. ITS is currently developing an integration between Webex and Canvas, Iowa State’s online learning system, which will add support for virtual office hours, recording lectures, and student collaboration.

To get started using Webex at Iowa State, go to https://iastate.webex.com.

Please contact Travis Kramer, instructional technology specialist, to set up a demonstration, training, or answer general questions about using Webex.


Priyanka Jayashankar, adjunct assistant professor of management, and Samantha Cross, associate professor of marketing, had their paper “Expanding Exchange: How Institutional Actors Shape Food-Sharing Exchange Systems” accepted for publication in the Academy of Marketing Science Review.

Priyanka Jayashankar, adjunct assistant professor of management, Sree Nilakanta, Kingland Systems Graduate Director of Business Analytics and associate professor of information systems, Wesley Johnston and Reed Burres’ paper titled, “Co-creation of Value-in-use through Big Data Technology- a B2B Agricultural Perspective” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing.

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.


Hui Feng (Sophia), associate professor of marketing, had her paper accepted for publication in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science.

  • Feng, Hui, Neil A. Morgan and Lopo L. Rego (2019), “The Impact of Unprofitable Customer Management Strategies on Shareholder Value,” Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, in press.

News Coverage

July 5: Dermot Hayes, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Chair of Agribusiness and professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Tariff Anniversary,” published by The Progressive Farmer by DTN. Read the article here.

New department chairs and separated departments were announced in a college news release, July 24. Scott Grawe, the Robert and Jane Sturgeon Fellow and associate professor of supply chain management, is chair of the Department of Supply Chain Management. Kevin Scheibe, Kingland Faculty Fellow and associate professor of information systems, is chair of the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics.

July 25: CYStarters Demo Day was featured in the Business Record innovationIOWA newsletter as the 2019 showcase approached August 1. Read about it here.

July 29: Beatriz Pereira, assistant professor of marketing, had her research with Richard Vann (Penn State University), and Jason Stornelli (Oregon State University) about visual perspectives’ impact on health goals, featured in an article in Penn State News titled, “Need Help with Your Diet? Beware the Big Picture.” Read the article here.

  • This article was also published on The Science Blog – read it here.

The launch of three masters programs was pitched to local media as a story idea. This resulted in the following media coverage, with quotes from Associate Dean for Professional Masters Programs, Jackie Rees Ulmer, the Union Pacific Professor of Information Systems and professor of management information systems:

  • July 30: ISU Daily. Read the article here. 

July 31: ISU Daily and Inside Iowa State both published the article, “CYStarter Students to Present their Business Plans to the Ames Community” to highlight the end of the fourth successful cohort for the CYstarters Student Accelerator program. Read the article here.

Supply Chain Management

Meltem Denizel, associate professor of supply chain management, and her two co-authors, Mehmet Ali Soytas (Ozyegin University) and Damla Durak Usar (Ozyegin University), recently had two articles published in the International Journal of Production Economics:

  • “Addressing Endogeneity in the Causal Relationship Between Sustainability and Financial Performance.” Vol. 210. Pages 56-71.
  • “Corporate Sustainability Interactions: A Game Theoretical Approach to Sustainability Actions.” Vol. 218. Pages 196-211.

Union Pacific Undergraduate Programs Office

Summer Experience Iowa State (EIS) programs were held on July 22, 26, 29, and August 2. The undergraduate programs recruitment staff hosted business guests at 10:00 a.m. in 2118 Gerdin. Career Services career coordinators were also in attendance.

Thirteen incoming exchange students will be taking classes at Ivy this fall, and are coming from these institutions: Deakin U (Australia), Oita U (Japan), TU Delft (Netherlands), U Cattolica (Italy), Mannheim (Germany), Swansea U (UK), and Essec (France).

International MOU/transfer agreements are currently under creation with Soochow University in China and Universidade Postivo in Brazil. We hope to have students from these institutions join us within the next year.

Fall Course Registration Reminders: Registration for classes will remain open on AccessPlus though the fifth day of the term (August 30). At the end of the fifth day, class registration will close and students will not be added to business courses or allowed section changes. If there is not an open seat in AccessPlus, a student cannot be added to the class. If the course has an enrollment restriction that is not met (e.g. ACCT major trying to add a FIN restricted section, etc.), and there is a seat available on AccessPlus, students can see John Wageman during his drop-in hours in the Undergraduate Program Office (1200 Gerdin).

Students will not be allowed to add business courses after the first week (barring extenuating circumstances beyond their control). As a reminder, business faculty do not sign students into their classes or switch sections. Students with extenuating circumstances should see John Wageman during his drop-in hours (generally 9:00-10:00 a.m. an