Bowling Green State University
October 2016

It has been a whirlwind the past few weeks in the College of Business! Homecoming was a little wet this year, but a great time was had by all. Board meetings were held throughout the college and we are looking forward to continue Going Beyond Business as Usual as our board members continue helping us take the College of Business to the next level.

Alumni events have been held throughout the state, and the annual Business Analytics Symposium was a success. We are gearing up for Women in Leadership and our Master of Organization Development program is celebrating 40 years with the MOD conference this month. Hatch applications are pouring in and we are going to have another great brood of Hatchlings!

It was wonderful seeing many of you at homecoming and I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events. The College of Business is doing amazing things, and it is because of the collaboration between our students, faculty, alumni and friends of the College. Thank you for supporting the CBA!

Important Events:
Women in Leadership – October 21
Master of Organization Development - October 28
Register for the conference

Warm Regards,
Dean Ray Braun '80

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Falcon spirit was high as alumni from across the country returned to campus to celebrate BGSU’s Homecoming. Alumni, faculty, staff, and students enjoyed the College of Business tent as well as the Tailgate in the Sky.

BGSU’s Supply Chain Management Association earned its 6th consecutive platinum award. Out of 240 APICS student chapters worldwide, 12 obtained gold and only 8 of the 12 are platinum. Our student chapter continues to be among the top 10 chapters in the world.

Meet the Firms was a great event this fall for accounting and MIS students to get a chance to meet employers before the job fair. It was close to a 1 to 1 ratio of students to employers which allowed for direct interaction with many companies.

Residents of the College’s Business District learned about operating a small business by visiting a downtown Bowling Green shop – The Cookie Jar. They received an up close perspective from its owner and also enjoyed sampling the products!

The College celebrated two international festivals - the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, which honors family reunion and peace, and the Muslim Eid al-Adha, a “Sacrifice Feast.” The Chinese celebrate when the moon, a symbol of prosperity, happiness, and family reunion, is believed to be the biggest and fullest. Eid al-Adha honors the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his only son to God and falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for four days.