Good Books, Travel Tips and Other Tidbits, Culled from the College of Business & Economics Archives

The College of Business and Economics (CBE) produced a quarterly newsletter from August 2006 through spring 2009, which shared news about the much-awaited move to the new Valley Business & Technology building, faculty professional activities, promotions and appointments and a calendar of events. 

Walk down memory lane with us and read some headlines. 

Donna Wiley Heads to Concord to become Associate Dean - Nov 2006

Donna Wiley, CBE Director of Graduate Programs was plucked from the hallowed halls of the Music-Business Building to become the first Associate Dean of the Concord Campus.

Jane Lopus Wins One for CBE - Nov 2006

Professor Jane Lopus (Economics) was honored as Cal State East Bay’s Outstanding Professor of the Year (2005-2006). Jane is the fifth Economics professor to receive the award and she spoke briefly about the importance of economic education in transition and developing countries.

Doris Duncan was appointed Director of MBA Programs - Dec 2006

CSUEB Hosts the CSU-POM Conference - Winter 2008

Cal State East Bay hosted the 20th Annual Conference of the California State University Production and Operations Management Society (CSU-POM), February 22-23, 2008. More than 70 guests from 18 universities attended the conference. The goal of the conference was to provide a platform for the participants to exchange ideas and results in research, teaching and practice of operations and supply chain management.

Moscow MBA Program Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary - Fall 2008

Led by Rector Edvard I. Goyzman, six staff from the Institute of Business and Economics (IBE) in Moscow celebrated their 15 year partnership with the University by visiting campus in early October. The purpose of the visit was threefold: familiarize Moscow staff with the University and their administrative  counterparts, to hold discussions with the College of Business & Economics on the transition to the new MBA curriculum and to reward Moscow staff members for their hard work in making the Cal State MBA the Number One program in Russia.

Dr. Mangold Goes To Washington - Spring 2009

Nancy Mangold has been selected to be the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Academic Fellow for 2009-2010, one of only four faculty members chosen in the US. She will be working in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the SEC on issues related to US and  international accounting standards.

One of the Best Business Schools Since 1973 - Winter 2009

Dean Swartz made the announcement on Jan 9, 2009 that the CSUEB College of Business & Economics received reaffirmation of accreditation from AACSB. The accreditation was extended for another five years, putting CBE in it’s 36th year of AACSB accreditation. CBE now has systems in place to ensure focus on key areas: faculty currency and sufficiency, assessment and student learning outcomes and a strategic focus on being mission driven.

The Last Page

A section called “The Last Page” (literally the last page of the newsletter) gave readers a chance to get to know CBE staff and faculty on a more personal level. We enjoyed revisiting the following light-hearted comments from faculty members who continue to distinguish the College and university with their professional activities: 

Book Recommendations

Donna Wiley (Management & Finance) recommends The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, an Afghan doctor who immigrated and lives in Fremont. Coincidentally, this book was selected for discussion at the 2006 Freshman Convocation.

Jagdish Agrawal (Marketing and Entrepreneurship) suggests Row 22, Seats A & B by Frederick Waterman. This book is a collection of 17 stories - each with a very clever twist.

Asha Rao (Management) recommends Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama, Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David O Relin and Run by Ann Patchett. 

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without…

Turkey because the tryptophan gets you through Christmas - Micah Frankel 

A thankful heart because it is the core of the season - Joanna Lee (Dept of Marketing and Entrepreneurship)

Favorite Vacation Spots

Montreal, Canada - for its architecture, cultural landscape, and dining. Their bagels and smoked meats are among the finest I’ve had. I visited Montreal over the Christmas break one year and want to go back again - Sweety Law (Marketing and Entrepreneurship)

Favorite Restaurant for a Special Occasion

If it’s a special occasion for the kids, they choose the place and it’s always Elephant Bar. If it’s a special occasion for the adults, the kids still get to choose! - Chinglih Jan (Accounting & Finance)

We usually go to the Olive Garden. It has a nice ambiance and a good choice of food. Everyone in the family finds a favorite entree there. For the last very special occasion, we went to Menara Moroccan Restaurant in San Jose because we wanted to try a different type of food, ambiance, and cultural setup. And we wanted something with entertainment. - Vish Hegde (Management)

Worst Job I Ever Had

For me it is a toss up between hot tar roofing in the winter in Canada or working alone 100 feet in the air on scaffolding without a safety harness in near total darkness inside an empty unlit water tower. These two easily beat out breaking up sidewalks with a sledge hammer, forest fire fighting, professional baking, tree planting, delivering phone books, bartending, running a youth hostel, moving cement in a wheelbarrow, floor sweeping etc - Glen Taylor (Dept. of Management)

The worst job I ever had was at Taco Bell. Either you’re in the back slaving over a hot stove, or you’re up front at the cash register where customers say 1 word every 5 seconds when placing their orders because they automatically assume you’re dumb, or you’re outside sweeping trash off the parking lot while wearing a polyester uniform in sweltering heat - Jed DeVaro (Dept of Economics)

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