Photo Feature: Turning the tassels

More than 450 Marquette Business undergraduate and graduate students graduated earlier this month, and the college celebrated with a family and friends reception hosted by Dean Eppli. And the all-university student commencement speaker this year was our own Spencer Bonnahoom. Enjoy these photos from commencement weekend (view Flickr album). Also, a video of the complete commencement ceremony, including Bonnahoom’s speech (58:40 mark), is available online.

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Management prof Ow receives Marquette’s highest teaching award

Dr. Terence Ow, associate professor of management, was honored along with three other Marquette faculty members with the university's highest teaching honor, the Teaching Excellence Award, at the university’s annual Père Marquette Dinner. Ow regularly teaches an introductory course that is critical for undergraduates, as it can often set students on a positive trajectory.

'Intro to Applied Investing' MOOC offered again

Following a successful offering last fall that enrolled almost 3,000 students from around the world, Dr. David Krause, director of Marquette Business’ Applied Investment Management program, will again teach “Introduction to Applied Investing,” a short, self-paced course intended for individuals who want to be more informed and savvier about investing. Enrollment is now open.





Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management, explained how summer jobs in factories provide a major boost for someone's career.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 26, 2014

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, and Syed Akhter, professor of marketing, commented on the ouster of Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel, following a significant consumer data breach and a drop in the retailer's earnings. The professors agreed that it was time for a change.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 6, 2014

David Clark, professor of economics, commented on the dip in Wisconsin's April home sales. He said the inventory of good houses for first-time buyers has declined in the biggest metro areas.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 20, 2014

Alumnus Ferraro elected chair of Marquette Board of Trustees

John F. Ferraro, a 1977 Marquette Business alumnus, was recently elected chair of the Marquette University Board of Trustees. Ferraro serves as global chief operating officer at Ernst & Young, where he is responsible for the overall operations of Ernst & Young worldwide. Ferraro joined the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2006 and served as vice chair from 2011 to 2014. During the 2013-14 academic year, Ferraro chaired the Presidential Search Committee, which completed a nationwide, six-month search for Marquette’s 24th president, Dr. Michael R. Lovell.





Accounting alumnus named CFO of the Year

Jonathan Sohn, a 1995 accounting alumnus and senior vice president and chief financial officer for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, was named CFO of the Year by the Business Journal of Milwaukee. In its fifth year recognizing southeast Wisconsin’s accomplished CFOs, the Business Journal honored Sohn in the Large Private Companies ($250 million+) category.

EMBA alumna named executive director of nation’s largest youth orchestra

Linda Edelstein, a 2011 executive MBA alumna, has been named executive director of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, the largest youth orchestra in the United States. She leaves her role as the chief operating officer for the United Performing Arts Fund.