Lee Barnes Scholars program funds five students' Appalachian education
Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in Walker College News

The Lee Barnes Scholars with Walker College of Business Dean Heather Norris. (Pictured from left: Elizabeth Hinson, Caleb Butler, Heather Norris, Niko Gibson, Hannah Phillips and McCarthy Shelton)With a $200,000 pledge in 2012, Walker College of...
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Scholarship reception affords donors and recipients time together
Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Walker College News

October 23, 2014 - Student recipients of business-related scholarships have the opportunity to meet their donors during a reception held each fall. The Oct. 10 event welcomed 73 donors, more than 200 attendees and was a rewarding experience for many...
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Appalachian Global Symposium to be held Nov. 19
Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in International

October 23, 2014 - Appalachian leads in creating a world where environmental, societal and economic qualities exist in balance to meet the resource needs of today and of future generations. Such issues transcend national borders. As an institution...
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Recruiter Information: RMI Career Fair
Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Walker College News

October 21, 2014RMI Career Fair Looking for the best RMI talent? Look no further than AppState! Every fall and spring semester, the Brantley Center hosts a very well-attended career fair. Members of the AppState Gamma Iota Sigma chapter work this...
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Professor of hospitality and tourism management receives Barentine Special Achievement Award
Posted on Oct 16, 2014 in Walker College News

October 16, 2014 — Dr. Dana Clark, professor of management and director of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University, has received a Barentine Special Achievement Award from...
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Walker College of Business featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools”
Posted on Oct 14, 2014 in Walker College News

October 14, 2014 ASU NEWS—The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University is featured in the Princeton Review’s 2015 edition of “The Best 296 Business Schools.” This honors the college as one of the nation’s most outstanding...
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Banking industry remains plagued by 2008 practices that toppled the nation’s financial sector
Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in CEO Lecture Series

October 10, 2014 ASU NEWS—The problems and practices that toppled the financial sector in 2008 remain in effect today, according to Jim Blaine, president and CEO of the State Employees Credit Union. But those problems have not affected credit unions...
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State Employees’ Credit Union CEO Jim Blaine to speak Oct. 9 at Appalachian
Posted on Sep 25, 2014 in CEO Lecture Series

ASU NEWS — Jim Blaine, president and chief executive officer of the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU), will be the speaker at this year’s fall Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished CEO Lecture at Appalachian State University.The event, sponsored by the...
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Professor David Marlett on challenges insurance recruiters face on college campuses
Posted on Sep 25, 2014 in Walker College News

September 25, 2014 - A recent article from Property and Casualty explores the challenges that insurance recruiters face in attracting and retaining employees, especially young talent from college campuses. Walker College Professor of Finance...
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AppState RMI Majors at 2014 SE RIMS Conference
Posted on Sep 20, 2014 in Walker College News

September 20, 2014 - Four AppState RMI majors, plus Brantley Center Associate Director Greg Langdon, attended the Fall 2014 Southeastern RIMS Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC on September 17 - 19.The 45th annual conference was hosted by the Western...
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Economics professor receives Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award
Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Walker College News

ASU News — Each year, the UNC Board of Governors recognizes excellence in teaching at the UNC system universities by providing funds to honor up to seven faculty members from each campus. Appalachian’s honorees were recognized during convocation...
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Why Japan could love a jet-black Whopper
Posted on Sep 15, 2014 in Faculty

September 15, 2014 - Burker King recently announced a new addition to its menu - a burger complete with jet-black bun.It will be available only in Japan ... for now. And while the response has been rather mixed domestically, one Walker College...
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ASU Economics professor to present at West Virginia University's Economic Seminar Series
Posted on Sep 10, 2014 in WNC Index

September 10, 2014 -Appalachian State University Economics Professor Mike McKee, PhD, will present his paper "Behavioral Effects of Tax Withholding on Tax Compliance: Implications for Information Initiatives"  at West Virginia University on...
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Remembering two former Walker faculty members
Posted on Sep 5, 2014 in Faculty

September 5, 2014 - Drs. Alicia Thompson Aldridge and Charles Alvin Oswald, who both taught recently within Walker College in the marketing and finance departments respectively, have passed away.Aldridge, who last taught in 2012, died ...
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Brantley Center featured in IA Magazine
Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Brantley Risk and Insurance

August 21, 2014 - The Brantley Risk and Insurance Center is featured in the August 2014 edition of IA Magazine.In the article, Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance Professor David Marlett discusses the importance of the Independent...
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Pet owners should follow traditional insurance best practices to insure Fido
Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Brantley Risk and Insurance

August 21, 2014 --  IIANC Distinguished Professor of Insurance David Marlett was recently quoted in WalletHub's recent study examining the 2014′s Best and Worst Cities for Pet Lovers. Marlett was asked to offer advice to pet owners regarding...
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Business RLC students work on team-building, enrich the college experience
Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in

August 19, 2014 - On August 15, 24 Appalachian freshmen traveled to Camp Broadstone in Valle Crucis for a day of personal and professional development. The students compose the 2014 cohort of the business exploration residential learning community (...
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Professorships awarded to Walker College of Business faculty
Posted on Jul 30, 2014 in Walker College News

BOONE – July 30, 2014 Ken Brackney, Dinesh Davé, Leigh Dunston, Eva Hyatt, David McEvoy, Chris McNeil, Rich Pouder and Jim Westerman have been to professorships in Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business.Named in honor of...
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Experimental Economics: Interview with Economics Professor Todd Cherry
Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in

Walker College Economics Professor Todd Cherry was appointed the Rasmuson Chair in Economics at University of Alaska Anchorage for the 2013-2014 academic year. The chair is an integral part of UAA's research on environmental and energy issues that...
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Edwards appointed interim chief of staff at Appalachian
Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in Walker College News

ASU NEWS - Dr. Randy Edwards has been appointed chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor at Appalachian State University. Edwards replaces Dr. Lorin Baumhover, who first held the position from 2005 to 2009 and again beginning in fall 2012...
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