Dean's Update April 2012

Developing talent: Real estate students win Midwest Real Estate Challenge

A team of four real estate students recently took top honors at the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation’s Second Annual Midwest Real Estate Challenge in Chicago. Marquette Business’ Center for Real Estate has participated in the competition both years; this was their first win.

In addition to Marquette, students from DePaul University, Indiana University, Roosevelt University, University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign competed through a live presentation and written report containing development plans for the U.S. Steel Southworks site in Chicago. The winning team comprised Maggie Brueggen, Nick Koglin, Kyle McElwee and Joe McWeeney.

Marquette Business documented the team’s journey from planning to practice to presentation in this three-part video series.

Other student case competition news from Marquette Business:

• Applied Investment Management team has great showing at CFA competition

• IT students take top honors at Project Management Triathlon

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  • Research Spotlight
  • Featured alumni

Faculty honored for excellence in research, teaching

The college on Friday, April 13, honored two faculty members for excellence in research and teaching. Gene R. Laczniak, chair and professor of marketing, was named Researcher of the Year, and Dennis Garrett, associate professor of marketing, was named Teacher of the Year. Laczniak recently published his fifth book on marketing ethics, Ethics in Marketing: International Cases and Perspectives. Garrett, who was the recipient of the university’s Rev. John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2006, is widely considered a master teacher and a favorite among students.

Kohler Center announces winners of Business Plan Competition

BoothTag, a mobile barcode game for trade shows that offers to deliver foot-traffic and drives sales engagement, was the Best Overall winner of Marquette University’s 10th annual Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the College of Business Administration’s Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship. The venture was developed by Milwaukee businessman Bill Finn.





David Krause, director of the Applied Investment Management program, discussed what’s currently impacting the markets, the European financial crisis and the Fed as the featured expert on Chicago’s “Noon Business Hour,” WBBM Newsradio. (Segment begins at the 15:00 mark.)

Syed Akhter, professor of marketing, talked about world economy being realigned with a shift in purchasing power from Europe to Asia and Latin America.

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, wrote an opinion piece about the selection of the new World Bank president.



Two marketing professors are finalists for 2011 Kinnear/Best Article award

Craig Andrews, professor and Charles H. Kellstadt Chair in Marketing, and Gene R. Laczniak, chair and professor of marketing, are among the five finalists for the 2011 Kinnear/Best Article award. The award honors articles published in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing between 2008 and 2010 that have made a significant contribution to the understanding of marketing and public policy issues.




Finance alumni return for the ‘Ins and Outs of Wall Street’

More than 30 finance alumni from major investment firms such as R.W. Baird, Citigroup, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley returned to the Marquette University campus for the fifth annual “Ins and Outs of Wall Street” Saturday, April 14. The event provides students an opportunity to interact with alumni who share their personal experiences, including the best ways to prepare for Wall Street interviews and how to grow a career in the current competitive financial environment.