Dean's Update October 2011

Classrooms without walls

At Marquette Business, our physical location is David Straz, Jr. Hall. In it are classrooms, meeting rooms and offices, but the learning, teaching and stewardship goes well beyond our walls. From projects that involve advanced teleconferencing across oceans to hands-on internship experiences, Marquette Business students are engaged in a wide array of applied learning opportunities that give them a truly global business perspective.

This semester, like past semesters, students in the Center for Real Estate have been logging thousands of miles over land and air visiting corporations and alumni professionals and attending industry conferences. Students aren't the only ones spreading their wings. In addition to the numerous academic conferences our faculty members attend, one of our more prolific junior faculty members is advancing her research during a fellowship at Yale University.

Read on to learn more about our real estate students' adventures and Dr. Olga Yakusheva's research fellowship, which are only two among dozens of examples of Marquette Business' commitment to giving students and faculty "classrooms without walls."

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Four accounting alumni named ‘CFO of the Year’

Four Marquette Business accounting alumni have been named "CFO of the Year" by The Business Journal of Milwaukee in its annual list of top Milwaukee-area chief financial officers.

Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship to celebrate Entrepreneurship Week

To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship will host a weeklong series of programs on entrepreneurship and innovation Nov. 13-18. Events include a variety of panel discussions on an array of entrepreneurship topics and a keynote address by Ralph Stayer, chairman, president and CEO of Johnsonville Sausage.


Matteo Arena, assistant professor of finance, discusses a classic case of when minority shareholders and executives clash.

Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management, comments on the latest tussle over union contracts at Oshkosh Corp.

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, weighs in on the dwindling median household income figures in Wisconsin.




VIDEO: Econ Professor Daniels with noted author, researcher Robert Putnam

In the first of a two-part interview, Drs. Robert Putnam and Joseph Daniels discuss social capital and its implications in religion and politics. Putnam’s book, American Grace, examines the role social capital plays in how religion divides and unites Americans. Daniels’ research on social capital is cited in the book.

MBA alumna Tillisch named president of United Performing Arts Fund

MBA alumna Deanna Tillisch was named the new president of the United Performing Arts Fund in Milwaukee. Prior to joining UPAF, she was vice president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, Wisconsin’s largest corporate giver.

The full announcement appeared in the Oct. 19, 2011, issue of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.