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Appalachian students earn two of the top three spots at Wake Forest University's annual Retail & Health Innovation Challenge
Posted on November 18, 2014 in Walker College News

Appalachian State University students earned two of the top three spots at Wake Forest University's annual Retail & Health Innovation Challenge, claiming $15,000 in prize money.The Nov. 15 event was sponsored by CVS Health, served as a national...
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Insurance Jeopardy Trophy Returns to Boone
Posted on November 17, 2014 in Walker College News

The North Carolina Surplus Lines Association (NCSLA) presented the 2014 “Insurance Jeopardy” competition on Thursday, November 13, at the Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, NC. The Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) majors from Appalachian State...
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Marketing professor earns best paper award at national conference
Posted on November 14, 2014 in Walker College News

Pia Albinsson, an assistant professor in the Marketing Department at Appalachian, received the Best Paper Award (Retailing Track) at the Society for Marketing Advances (SMA) annual conference. The paper, titled "CO2-Labeling in the Fast Food...
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Professor of Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management earns best paper award at international conference
Posted on November 11, 2014 in Walker College News

Scott Hunsinger, a professor in the Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Supply Chain Management Department at Appalachian, received the Best Paper Award (Pedagogy) at the International Association of Computer Information Systems (IACIS)...
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Professor of Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management receives Distinguished Information Systems Educator Award
Posted on November 11, 2014 in Walker College News

Dr. Al Harris, a professor in the Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management Department at Appalachian, has received the 2014 Distinguished Information Systems Educator Award from the Association of Information Technology Professionals...
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AppState RMI Participates in 2014 IIABSC & IIANC Conventions
Posted on November 7, 2014 in Walker College News

From the Brantley Risk & Insuranace Center - For the second consecutive year, Appalachian Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) students attended the annual Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of South Carolina (IIABSC) Convention. The 2014...
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Appalachian ranks among world leaders in experimental and environmental economics
Posted on November 4, 2014 in Walker College News

ASU NEWS - Appalachian State University's Department of Economics has one of the world's top programs in the fields of experimental economics and environmental economics, according to a prestigious worldwide organization that disseminates economics...
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Lee Barnes Scholars program funds five students' Appalachian education
Posted on October 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 October 23, 2014 in Walker College News

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."Today is a very...
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Appalachian Global Symposium to be held Nov. 19
Posted on October 23, 2014 in International

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 of higher learning,...
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Recruiter Information: RMI Career Fair
Posted on October 21, 2014 in Walker College News

RMI 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 RMI Career Fair...
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Professor of hospitality and tourism management receives Barentine Special Achievement Award
Posted on October 16, 2014 in Walker College News

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 the Destination...
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Walker College of Business featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools”
Posted on October 14, 2014 in Walker College News

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 business schools,...
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Banking industry remains plagued by 2008 practices that toppled the nation’s financial sector
Posted on October 13, 2014 in CEO Lecture Series

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, which remain...
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11th Carole Moore McLeod Entrepreneur Summit held and three win Pitch Your Idea contest, earning top honors for best business ideas
Posted on October 6, 2014 in Walker College News

More than 300 Appalachian students attended the 11th Carole Moore McLeod Entrepreneur Summit on Appalachian State University's campus Friday, October 3.Thirty-two entrepreneurs presented at the summit,and panelists included owners and...
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Second annual Business Connections event provides students exceptional opportunities to engage with industry
Posted on September 25, 2014 in Walker College News

More than 1,000 business students at Appalachian State University participated in the second annual Business Connections event September 24, sponsored by the BB&T Student Leadership Center and the Walker College of Business.Designed to help...
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State Employees’ Credit Union CEO Jim Blaine to speak Oct. 9 at Appalachian
Posted on September 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 September 25, 2014 in Walker College News

A recent article from Property and Casualty 360.com explores the challenges that insurance recruiters face in attracting and retaining employees, especially young talent from college campuses. Walker College Professor of Finance, Banking and...
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AppState RMI Majors at 2014 SE RIMS Conference
Posted on September 20, 2014 in Walker College News

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 Carolinas RIMS Chapter...
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Economics professor receives Board of Governors Appalachian State University School/College Award
Posted on September 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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