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668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Suite A
Spokane, WA 99202
Winter 2011 Newsletter
Published: January 18, 2011
The first decade of the 21st century is now officially completed. We have hopes that the new year will be the beginning of a turn-around in all matters that are of concern to us, especially in higher education.
Congratulations to Rex Fuller on his appointment as the University's Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. We wish him all the best in this next step of his career.
As a result of Rex's appointment, the search for a new dean for the College has commenced. Advertisements have gone out and the search committee is in place. Screening will begin for candidates in March. For information on the position, please visit EWU's web site at
Speaking of Commencement, the 2011 Commencement will be held on Saturday, June 11 at Roos Field in Cheney. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this important event to show our support for our students.
Congratulations also to Mary Ann Keogh Hoss, Rex Fuller, Niel Zimmerman, and Vance Cooney for the successful application of the Health Informatics Technology and Management (HITM) major to the Higher Education Coordinating Board. As a result of that decision, the college will also gain a new professor to this program. Dr. Atsoushi Inoue will become a faculty member in the Accounting and Information Systems Department, transferring to us from Computer Science effective Spring quarter. He was recently promoted to full professor.
Another new faculty member joining the college as of the beginning of Winter quarter is Dr. Sohyoun (Synthia) Shin. She is a Visiting Professor of Marketing and recently came to the U.S. from Korea. She recently completed her PhD in Marketing at the Korea University Business School. Her MS is from Boston University and BS from Ewha Womans University.
The MBA Program was selected as one of "The Best 300 Business Programs" in the country by the Princeton Review this past Fall and is one of 66 schools that appear on one or more of the Review's ranking lists.
Plans for funeral services for Dr. Lynne Bownds are pending. Lynne passed away on January 8, 2011. She was an associate professor of economics having joined the university in 1999. She collaborated on many research projects with faculty in health services administration and business, and was instrumental in several initiatives with the Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis.
Riverpoint Campus Seasonal Flu Clinic
Free flu shots will be offered thanks to a donation of vaccine from Seattle-based Bartell Drugs. WSU College of Pharmacy students will give the shots to all interested students, faculty and staff.
This year's flu vaccine covers three different strains - including the H1N1 that hit the U.S. hard last year - so even those who have had the flu but did not get a flu shot could still benefit. Flu season generally starts in October, with the midpoint of influenza activity occurring in February or later in 60 percent of the flu seasons since 1976, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Link to CDC report: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5908a1.htm?s_cid=rr5908a1_w
Thursday, January 20, 2011
10 AM - 2 PM
Spokane Academic Center, 600 N Riverpoint Blvd - No appointment necessary
Injectable vaccine, not preservative free
Eligibility: Healthy people ages 18 and older, who are not pregnant
Please note that people who receive flu shots may also donate blood on the same day
For more information contact Joyce Harbison at 358-7667.
Professional Wednesday Winter Workshops
Workshops are FREE to attend and open to ALL majors and are sponsored by EWU Career Services and the College of Business & Public Administration. All workshops will be held at the Riverpoint Campus, Phase 1, room 118, from 5-5:45 p.m.
Jan. 19: Employment Communications (Resume) * Career Services and Employers
Jan. 26: Social Business Etiquette * Dr. Pam Weigand
Feb. 2: Dining Etiquette * Roberta Brooke
Feb. 9: Professional Development * Dr. Rosanne London
Feb. 16: Personal Investments * Leo Stevens
Feb. 23: 17th Annual Partnership in Employment Career Fair, Spokane Convention Center * 2-6 pm
Mar. 2: Dress for Success * Career Services and Employers
Mar. 9: Intercultural Business * TBA
Jan. 21 - TEL Workshop, 12:30 - 2 pm. Duanning Zhou will be giving an overview of PB Works and Liz Peterson will lead a session on planning on-line and hybrid course designs.
Feb. 25 - TEL Workshop, 12:30 - 3 pm. Dave Dean will demonstrating E-lluminate and possibly an introduction to StudyMate.
Watch for more details in your e-mail
February 16 - Dean's Speaker's Series featuring Kim Pearman-Gillman, Business Development Director of Energy Services, McInstry, 6 - 7:30 pm, Phase 1 Auditorium. Ms. Pearman-Gillman will be speaking about "Why Green is Good Business" and highlighting ways for improving energy and building efficiency, creating conservation standards, developing resource-efficient designs, experimenting with a wide variety of design approaches, and sharing its specialized knowledge and experience within its industry. Kim has more than 25 years of senior leadership experience with an extensive background that spans the private, public, and non-profit sectors and includes strategic expertise in economic development and community relations, marketing, communications, project management, and sales. She also has experience in the energy field and has worked in the utility, high-tech, manufacturing, and consumer goods industries. Kim is also involved with many aspects of the Spokane University District.
Susan Megaard made a presentation to the Spokane Chapter of the Washington State CPA Society in December at the Spokane Club. Her topic was, "Recent Cases and Rulings in Federal Taxation for 2010.
The article, "The Influence of Program Context Intensity: An Examination of Television Advertising During War News," authored by Damon Aiken and Keven Malkewitz, was published in the Fall 2010 issue of the Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising.
Damon's marketing research class completed a research project for Fred's Appliances during Fall quarter.
Bruce Teague had an article published, "A Narrative Analysis of Idea Initiation in the Republic of Tea," Entrepreneurial Narrative: Theory, Ethnomethodology, and Reflexivity, v1(1).
Bruce and his co-author, G. Watson, have been notified that their article, "Understanding the Moral Decision-making Processes of Working Professionals," has been accepted for publication in an upcoming edition of Journal of Business, Industry, and Economics."
Additionally, Bruce has been notified that another of his articles has been accepted for publication - "Comparing the Relative Frequency of Decision Mode Selected when Individuals Make Self-other Allocation Decisions, Journal of Organizational Moral Psychology.
Harm-Jan Steenhuis' article, "Mentors, their Preparation and their Effectiveness in an Undergraduate Operations Management Course," was published in the International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2011.
Harm-Jan and Erik J. De Bruijn's article, "Technology and Economic development: A Literature Review," has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management.
Harm-Jan has also been notified that he has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education.
The article, "The Indexing Paradox: Be Thankful for Irrational Analysis," authored by David Eagle, Arsen Djatej, Robert Sarikas and David Senteney, was published in the Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2010
"Determinants of Sales Persons' Ethical Decision Making: The Case of Real Estate Agents," authored by Goitom Tsegay and Nancy Birch, was published in the International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2011.
Goitom and Nancy also had a paper entitled, "Does Definition of Self Predict Dog Breed Choice?" presented and published at the proceedings of the Annual American Business Research Conference, Las Vegas, June 2010.
Vince Pascal has been elected chair of the Speical Interest Group on Entrepreneurial Marketing for the American Marketing Association for a two-year term 2011 - 2013.
Sandra Christensen presented her paper, "Stakeholder Theory in a Global Economy" at the International Business and Economics Research conference, Las Vegas, 2010. The paper won Best Paper award for the session.
Pam Weigand made a presentation on behalf of the College to the EWU Academic Affairs / Board of Trustees showcasing the CBPA's assessment program and college-wide Writing Initiative. Those attending indicated they were impressed with the work the college faculty is doing with student learning.
Pam is also involved in the initiative to convert the Business and Marketing Education program to a self-support state-wide distance program that will launch Fall 2011.
Pam will be giving a presentation to the Western Region of the Western Business Education Association (16 states, territories, and provinces) at their February conference in Seattle on "Helping Students Be Responsible For Their Writing Improvement." She is also the Program Chair for that conference and the President-Elect of the state association (Washington State Business Education Association).
Dick Winchell's article, "Planners can Write More . . . A Book Review," was published in The Washington Planner, XXIV (9), October 2010.
Dick and his student collaborator, Jason Johnson, had their article, "EWU/MWU International Student Exchange Report, published in The Washington Planner, XXIV (9) October 2010.
Vance Cooney, Patricia Nemetz-Mills, and Damon Aiken have been notified that their article, "Cyber-Space Invaders? Empirical Evidence on How Not to be a Faculty Alien in Sutdents' Social Networks," accepted for publication in the Journal of the Internet and Higher Education.
Vance and former MBA student, Mark Lathrop, have had their abstract, "Monetizing Early Reductions in Software Defects: the Critical Logic Case," accepted for presentation at the upcoming Western Decision Sciences Conferencce.
"Towards a Relevant Business Intelligence Experience: Enhancing the Database Knowledge of MIS Graduates," authored by Vance and David Olsen, has been accepted for publication in The Internet and Higher Education.