Marriott School News

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  • India Hotel Plan Wins 2008 Social Venture Competition Friday Jun 20 2008

    A group of BYU students is one step closer to building self-sustainable schools in India after winning the 2008 Social Venture Competition — which includes a $10,000 award to fund their goal. Established in 2004 by the BYU Center for Economic Self-Reliance, the Social Venture Competition is designed for students who, through a business venture, are combating social issues in areas such as healthcare, poverty and education.

  • ISys Students Earn Top Marks at National Competition Friday Jun 13 2008

    A group of Marriott School students took top marks during a national information systems competition held by the Association of Information Technology Professionals in Memphis, Tenn. “This competition allows students to measure themselves against some of the best in the nation,” says Rayman Meservy, associate professor of information systems and one of the team’s advisers.

  • OB Professor Honored at Oxford World Forum Thursday Jun 12 2008

    The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University recognized BYU professor Warner Woodworth as a leading innovator in social entrepreneurship education. Woodworth involved his business class in responding to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami — guiding student-led relief projects in Thailand.

  • BYU Study Reveals Results of City's Four-Day Work Week Tuesday Jun 10 2008

    Thank goodness it’s Thursday. According to a new Brigham Young University study, city employees who work four 10-hour days a week experience lower levels of at-home conflict, which they report translates to higher job satisfaction and productivity. The paper, authored by Rex Facer and Lori Wadsworth of BYU’s Romney Institute of Public Management, appears in this month’s issue of Review of Public Personnel Administration.

  • Info Systems Professor and Students Win Best Paper Award Wednesday Jun 04 2008

    Brigham Young University Information systems assistant professor Paul Lowry and three of his former Ph.D. Prep students won the 2008 Rudolph J. Joenk, Jr. Award for best paper in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, a scholarly journal published by the Professional Communication Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

  • Gary Cornia Named Dean of BYU’s Marriott School of Management Replaces Ned C. Hill Wednesday May 28 2008

    Brigham Young University Academic Vice President John Tanner announced the appointment of Gary C. Cornia as the new dean of the Marriott School of Management. Cornia, the Stewart Grow Professor of Public Management, has been serving as director of the school’s George Romney Institute of Public Management since 2004.

  • Joan Dixon Honored with 2008 Dyer Distinguished Alumni Award Thursday May 22 2008

    The Marriott School of Management’s Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy presented Joan Dixon with the 2008 William G. Dyer Distinguished Alumni Award. The Dyer Award is presented annually to an alumnus or alumna who makes a significant contribution in the field of organizational behavior.

  • Marriott School Announces 2008 Merrill J. Bateman Awards Wednesday May 21 2008

    Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management announced the winners of the 2008 Merrill J. Bateman Awards, the only school-wide awards selected entirely by students. Christy Hellewell, from Bountiful, Utah, and Michael Flett, from Teresopolis, Brazil, received Merrill J. Bateman Outstanding Student Awards, and J. Michael Pinegar, professor of finance, received the Merrill J. Bateman Student Choice Award.

  • World’s Largest Rock, Paper, Scissors Contest Promotes Entrepreneurship Tuesday May 20 2008

    In an effort to promote entrepreneurship and raise money for charity, the BYU Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization hosted its 2nd annual Omniture Throwdown — the world’s largest rock, paper, scissors tournament. Last year’s event set a record for the largest tournament of its kind with more than 500 participants.

  • MPA Students Win First Place at Utah Case Competition Friday May 16 2008

    BYU Master of Public Administration students won first place at the third annual Utah City Managers Association Case Competition held April 7-9 in St. George, Utah. “This is a competition I look forward to each year,” says Rex Facer, assistant professor of public finance and management and the team’s faculty adviser.

  • Accounting Students Win Deloitte Case Competition Thursday May 15 2008

    A team from Brigham Young University’s School of Accountancy won first place at the 13th Annual Deloitte National Student Case Study Competition in Scottsdale, Ariz., in April. BYU will receive a $10,000 prize for the victory, and each team member will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Six schools competed at the national invitational event sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation.

  • 14 MBA Students Awarded Eccles Scholarships Monday Apr 28 2008

    The Kay and Yvonne Whitmore Global Management Center at Brigham Young University presented 14 MBA candidates with Eccles Scholarships for outstanding achievement in international business. Each Eccles Scholar will receive $10,000 to defray the cost of tuition and international experiences during their enrollment. “This year’s Eccles Scholars carry on the fine tradition of outstanding MBA students who are interested in careers in international business,” says Lee Radebaugh, director of the Whitmore Global Management Center.

  • Humanitarian Named 2008 Administrator of the Year Thursday Apr 24 2008

    Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Management named Carolyn Grow Dailey, president and CEO of ASCEND Alliance, as the 2008 Administrator of the Year. The award is given annually to an outstanding man or woman who has achieved distinction after many years of management in the public or nonprofit sector.

  • Entrepreneurship Professor Named 2008 Outstanding Faculty 19 Recognized for Contributions to the Marriott School Wednesday Apr 23 2008

    The Marriott School of Management honored W. Gibb Dyer with its 2008 Outstanding Faculty Award, the highest faculty distinction given by the school. The award was presented at a banquet March 28 where 11 other individuals and seven retiring professors were recognized for significant contributions to the school.

  • Students Learn About Ups and Downs at Financial Market Simulation Thursday Apr 17 2008

    Students at Brigham Young University hustled to maximize profits and minimize risks as they traded shares in the same high-tech, fast-paced and unpredictable stock market simulation used to train traders, strategists and salespeople at Goldman Sachs. “The market moves very quickly, and you need to anticipate things before they happen,” says Brian Ames, a senior from North Ogden, Utah, majoring in finance.

  • Klymit Wins 2008 Business Plan Competition Wednesday Apr 09 2008

    Prepared to revolutionize the snow-gear industry by providing warmth on demand, Klymit was named winner of Brigham Young University’s 2008 Business Plan Competition — taking the grand prize of $50,000 in cash and in-kind services. Since the beginning of the competition in October, Klymit distinguished itself from 45 other business plans.

  • 2008 Stoddard and Questar Scholars Announced Friday Apr 04 2008

    Studying finance has proven to be a profitable investment for six Marriott School students who were selected as MBA finance scholars. Four students were named Stoddard Scholars and two were named Questar Scholars.

  • U.S. News Ranks BYU's Law and Business Schools in Top 50 Marriott School ties highest ranking received in past years from U.S. News Friday Mar 28 2008

    Brigham Young University's business and law schools are among the top 50 in the United States, reports U.S.News & World Report in its "America's Best Graduate Schools" issue, on sale Monday, March 31. Other BYU graduate programs and specialties rank in the top 100 in their categories. The Marriott School of Management is ranked 29th, tying its highest ranking ever from U.S. News, while the J. Reuben Clark Law School is ranked 46th.

  • BYU Students Win Second Place at FedEx Supply Chain Competition Monday Mar 24 2008

    Six students from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management won second place and $2,000 at the 11th annual FedEx Freight International Graduate Logistics Case Competition in Fayetteville, Ark. It was BYU’s first time at the invitational event, sponsored by FedEx Freight in alliance with the Supply Chain Management Research Center at the University of Arkansas’s Sam M. Walton College of Business.

  • Fundraiser Challenges Students to Climb Wednesday Mar 19 2008

    Marriott School students, faculty and staff are challenged to race up seven stories in an unconventional fundraising event designed to grow the school’s scholarship fund. The annual Corporate Climb takes place on Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tanner Building. New to this year’s event is a carnival which includes games and booths for all ages.

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