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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 Hospitality and Tourism Management in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University, has received a Barentine Special Achievement Award from the Destination Marketing Association...
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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, 2014ASU 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 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...
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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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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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National business leaders offer time, talents to high school students with an interest in business
Posted on Jul 14, 2014 in Martha Guy

On July 18, national business leaders will visit campus to offer Martha Guy Summer Institute (MGSI) students early and future career advice and recount their respective experiences including lessons learned, challenges faced and coping strategies...
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Marketing Professor David Shows details his experience teaching this summer in South Korea
Posted on Jul 10, 2014 in Faculty

Marketing Professor David Shows recently returned from a 16-week teaching assignment in Gwangju, South Korea.  As a visiting professor at Chonnam University this summer, Shows taught Marketing Strategy to Chonnam MBA students.  In the...
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Walker College faculty and staff honored for excellence
Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in

ASU NEWS - Four faculty members and one staff member in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business have received the 2014 Sywassink Award for Excellence. The award recognizes excellence in teaching, service, research and contributions...
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Norris named acting dean of WCOB
Posted on Jul 3, 2014 in Walker College News

ASU NEWS - Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris has been named acting dean of the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University.Norris began her duties July 1. A professor in the college, Norris replaces Dr. Randy Edwards who recently was named...
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2nd Annual Brantley Center Golf Classic raises $22,000 for students and programs
Posted on Jun 17, 2014 in Brantley Risk and Insurance

The 2014 Brantley Center Golf Classic was held June 4 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC. More than $22,000 was raised to support Appalachian's Risk Management and Insurance majors through the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center. Photos...
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COB alumni honored by Appalachian

During a June 7 awards gala, three Appalachian alumni were named recipients of an annual alumni award by the Univresity's Alumni Association. Two of the three 2014 honorees are graduates of the Walker College of Business. Preston B. Powell of...
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