Isenberg Freshmen Spearhead Fundraiser for Marathon Victims
April 19, 2013
Chris Weyant, a freshman in Isenberg's Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management was the lead organizer of a 2.62 mile run on campus that raised $3,000 for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Nearly 1,000 members of the UMass Amherst community participated in the run on April 18.
Isenberg student entrepreneurs were among the top winners in the final round of the 2013 Innovation Challenge, the UMass Amherst campus-wide business plan competition that encourages interdisciplinary student teams to transform innovations-many of them generated on campus-into viable businesses.
Isenberg and UMass Amherst Campus Energized by TEDx Talks
April 17, 2013
Isenberg and its students played a major role in UMass Amherst's first-ever TEDx (Technology, Entertainment, Design) UMass Amherst Talks, held at Mahar Auditorium and Isenberg on April 13. Inspired by the well-established national and regional TED Talks, the 8-hour event attracted over 400 students and many members of the region's business and idea communities (including faculty members and entrepreneurs).
Three Isenberg alumni from Bose Corporation's Business Intelligence Group shared business and career insights with Isenberg students in Business Intelligence & Analytics, an undergraduate course taught by Traci Hess, an associate professor in Isenberg's Department of Operations & Information Management.
"The business model [for professional sports] has changed 100% since I got in," emphasized hockey uber-executive Brian Burke in a lecture to the UMass Amherst community on April 16. Burke's lecture was a highlight of his week-long visit to Isenberg as this spring's Executive in Residence with the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management.
A gift of twelve Bloomberg terminals to Isenberg from the investment management firm, Babson Capital Management, is giving Isenberg students a competitive edge and convenient, hands-on access to the investment industry standard in navigating financial and news data bases. Isenberg's finance department and the School's Technology Support Services are offering training sessions on the machines to all Isenberg students and faculty.
Stephanie Menezes, an Isenberg sophomore majoring in management, is one of five 2013 national recipients of a $10,000 scholarship from the Liberty Mutual Responsible Scholars program. The scholarships recognize students who "initiate a service or volunteer program that directly impacts or actively engages their campus community." Menezes created Run4Fun, a program that promotes running among children, ages 8-13.
Dennis Hanno is Isenberg Accounting Alumnus of the Year
April 4, 2013
Dennis Hanno'90 Ph.D. CPA, Graduate Dean and Vice Provost at Babson College and former Associate Dean for Undergraduate Matters at Isenberg, will be honored on April 18th by Isenberg's Department of Accounting as its Alumnus of the Year. Since leaving the School, Hanno has remained true to his accounting and Isenberg roots.
Isenberg Welcomes Susan M. Schor as Executive in Residence
March 29, 2013
Susan M. Schor '89 Ph.D., Facilitating Leader & Chief Culture Officer with Eileen Fisher, Inc., a high-profile designer and retailer of women's clothing, will visit Isenberg as Department of Management Executive in Residence, April 1st-4th. During her residency, Schor will share management insights in Isenberg classes and give a lecture to the Isenberg community on April 1 at 4 p.m. in Isenberg room 210.
Two graduates of Isenberg's Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management--Amy Gleeson '98 M.S. and Woodie Dixon '04 M.S.--have been named to Sports Business Journal's 2013 Forty under 40 roster.