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Huntsman AIS Chapter Named Best in World

This was originally released to the press Feb. 2, 2012. It was also posted January 2012 by The Huntsman Post.

USU Student Club Recognized as Best by Global Organization
Information Systems Club Recognized

A new student club at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University has been recognized by a global organization as its Best New Student Chapter in 2011.

In the fall of 2010, students at Utah State University founded a student chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), a global professional organization for research, teaching, practice and study of information systems.

Kathy Chudoba, an associate professor in the management information systems department, accepted the award for the best new chapter on behalf of the USU AIS chapter at the International Conference on Information Systems held in Shanghai, China, in December 2011.

Clayton Fielding is a senior in the MIS department and the USU AIS president. He said the chapter submitted a report in the spring of 2011 of its activities for its first academic year, detailing the results of its plans to help students gain knowledge, get connected and get employed. Among other events, the USU AIS chapter has a special Partners In Business session with speakers brought in to talk to MIS students, Fielding said.  That was one reason the chapter was selected for the award.

Tmitri Owens, program director for the global AIS organization, said nine other new student chapters competed with the USU chapter, and the groups were judged on their performance in the areas of fundraising, membership, communication and careers in information systems.

The organization is for all USU undergraduate or graduate students interested in technology, Fielding said. The USU chapter has MIS students, as well as computer science and computer engineering majors. Fielding said their vision is to know about the next best technology and be a resource for students who are trying to stay up-to-date with the newest tools. The chapter meets every Thursday throughout the semester, and chapter membership is $10 each academic year.

He said the chapter has also branched out to other student organizations, such as the Society for Human Resource Management and the Huntsman School’s Business Council.

The Huntsman School of Business emphasizes the importance of entrepreneurial thinking, and Fielding said that many of the club’s activities, such as teaching students how to build their own business websites, have been centered on encouraging entrepreneurs.

Aside from assisting USU students, Fielding said his group is also helping the Brigham Young University chapter plan the global 2012 Leadership Conference and Student Competition, which will be held April 26-28 in Provo. Those interested in the conference may visit for more details.

Those interested in the USU chapter may visit its website at for more information.


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USU students expect win over BYU

This was originally released to the press Sept. 14, 2011. It was also posted September 2011 by The Huntsman Post.

USU Business Students Invite Community To Watch USU-BYU Game In Logan
Business Week at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business to feature speakers, a golf tourney, relay race and football party

Students from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business are hoping that football history will repeat itself Friday, Sept. 30, at the Nelson Fieldhouse at Utah State University.

The students, organizers of Business Week, are inviting everyone to come to the Fieldhouse at 6 p.m. to watch the USU vs. BYU football game and they are promising “food, fun and football” and hoping for a USU victory. The festivities will be the last event of the Huntsman School’s annual Business Week that starts on Sept. 23.

Eric Schulz, the co-director of strategic marketing at the Huntsman School of Business, said this year’s Business Week activities are designed to engage the students and help them interact and network with alumni and business professionals.

“The whole week will be fun and exciting for all the students, alumni, faculty and friends who choose to get involved,” said Schulz. “And we’re planning on wrapping up the week’s events with a repeat of last year’s big win over BYU.”

Business Week 2011 kicks off Friday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m., with the Huntsman School Charity Golf Tournament at the Logan River Golf Course, giving students and alumni the opportunity to network on the course or at lunch, plus the chance to win prizes.

The Last Dash Relay takes place Tuesday, Sept. 27, with a start time of 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from the Business Week golf tournament and race will go to fund cancer research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Online registration is now open for both events.

The Dean’s office hosts “Dogs with the Dean’s” at noon Tuesday, Sept. 27. Dean Douglas D. Anderson and associate deans Ken Snyder and Jef Doyle will be serving students and alumni hot dogs, chips and drinks on the patio outside the George S. Eccles Business Building.

The Dean’s Convocation, held in the George S. Eccles Business Building Wednesday, Sept. 28, will feature Dell Loy and Lynette Hansen, the owners of Wasatch Property Management.

Alumni interested in attending the Student/Alumni Networking Dinner the evening of Sept. 28 may contact Dave Patel.

For a complete schedule of the week’s events, please visit the Business Week page of the Huntsman School of Business.

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Former Global CEO to Return to USU on Nov. 16

This was originally released to the press Nov. 10, 2011.

Huntsman School of Business Graduate to Speak at Dean’s Convocation

The former global CEO of the largest professional services firm in the world, a company that had revenues of $26.6 billion, is coming back to Utah State University.

Jim Quigley, who graduated in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Jon. M. Huntsman School of Business, is a senior partner at Deloitte & Touche, and the company’s former global CEO. Quigley will speak Nov. 16 at 12:30 p.m. at a Dean’s Convocation in the Orson A. Christensen Auditorium (room 215) of the George S. Eccles Business Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Quigley has been with Deloitte for 37 years and was elected global CEO for a four-year term from 2007 to 2011. In 2010, Deloitte became the largest professional services firm in the world, with 170,000 employees in 150 countries and revenues of $26.6 billion.

Quigley’s presentation is called “As One: Independent Action – Collective Power,” which is also the title of a book he co-authored with Mehrdad Baghai. The book is considered required reading this year for students at the Huntsman School of Business.

He was named by “Accounting Today” as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting” for three consecutive years. Recognized within the business community, he has testified before the House Committee on Financial Services about reducing the likelihood of fraud and restoring investor confidence in the United States. Utah State University recognized him with an honorary doctor of business degree in 2008.

Dean Douglas D. Anderson said Quigley is considered “a legend at USU.”

“He is one of the nation’s most recognized spokesmen for honesty, integrity and ethics in the corporate world today,” he said. “He continues to play an enormously important role in setting the standards of the accounting profession and helping to raise those standards.”

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Press Release: RAINN Day: Washing Away Rape

Because of the public nature of the internet, I have edited out some potentially sensitive information. As a follow-up to this release, The Utah Statesman ran a front-page, above-the-fold article about the event on Sept. 23, 2011.

Utah State University’s Sexual Assault and Anti Violence Information (SAAVI) office hired TrueBlue Communication to help plan and promote their annual RAINN Day, an observance of all survivors of interpersonal violence, to help increase visibility and recognition of SAAVI and the services the offer.

For Immediate Release:

Date: Sept. 19, 2011

Contact: Monica Bailey, SAAVI director

Address: USU Student Health & Wellness Center, 850 E. 1200 N., Logan, UT 84321

Phone: 435-797-1510


RAINN Day: Washing Away Rape

USU Service Seeks to Educate and Comfort Students

LOGAN, Utah – The weather report says 80 degrees and sunny for September 22, which is why you may be confused as you walk around campus and see posters for RAINN Day. Utah State University’s Sexual Assault and Anti Violence Information (SAAVI) office will hold their annual RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) Day, an observance of all survivors of interpersonal violence, this Thursday.

On RAINN Day, a USU student will be sharing her story about her experience with domestic violence and rape at 10:15 and 1:15 on the TSC Patio. All students are invited to listen to the monologues. SAAVI will also have a booth where students can trace their hands on a poster and take a stand against interpersonal violence.

SAAVI Director Monica Bailey says she wants students to not only recognize SAAVI and what it stands for, but also feel comfortable to come and talk with her. SAAVI is completely confidential and gives students a safe place to talk about their choices, options and rights.

Along with the activities for the day, SAAVI will display statistics for dating violence, date rape, stalking, alcohol violence and other domestic violence on small umbrellas throughout the day around their booth. Each umbrella represents a sexual assault, which happens every two minutes. As they accumulate throughout the day, Bailey hopes it will send a message about the seriousness these occurrences. She hopes to inspire men and women to be better relationship partners, as well as become effective bystanders for those in unhealthy relationships.

The SAAVI office is in the Student Health & Wellness Center on 850 E. and 1200 N., just north of Romney Stadium. The SAAVI office provides support to anyone at Utah State University who is a survivor of interpersonal violence. SAAVI also has a 24-hour anonymous hotline. If you know of anyone who is in a dangerous or hurtful relationship please contact SAAVI.

For more information on RAINN Day and SAAVI, please contact Maddy Xxxx at


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Notre Dame professor now an Aggie

This was originally released to the press July 13, 2011 and was picked up by more than 250 news outlets, including CBS News, NY Daily News, the Boston Globe and the San Francisco Chronicle. It was also published in the Fall 2011 edition of the Huntsman Alumni Magazine and posted August 2011 by The Huntsman Post.

Award-Winning Notre Dame Professor Becomes An Aggie

Notre Dame professor joins the Huntsman School of Business as head of the Department of Management

An award-winning professor at the University of Notre Dame has agreed to come to Utah State University to assume a key leadership position at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.

James H. Davis, who launched the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Notre Dame, is now a professor and the head of the management department at the Huntsman School of Business, according to Dean Douglas D. Anderson. Davis launched the entrepreneurial center at Notre Dame in 1998; and in the 10 years he served as its director, it was consistently ranked among the top 20 programs in the country, Anderson said.

Before coming to USU, Davis was the John F. O’Shaughnessy Chair of Family Enterprises at Notre Dame. While there, the president of the university presented him with the “President’s Award,” recognizing him for his contributions to the university. He was also named as the MBA Outstanding Professor of the Year at Notre Dame three times.

In 2006, the Academy of Management, the leading professional association for professors of management, honored Davis for his research on trust, calling it the best theoretical, groundbreaking research of the 1990s.

“Jim’s record of scholarship is extensive and impressive,” Anderson said. “He is an outstanding and highly energetic teacher. Here we teach our students to be innovative, and we emphasize the importance of ethical leadership. Dr. Davis is uniquely qualified to add momentum to those efforts and will clearly prove an important addition to the leadership team at the Huntsman School of Business.”

The appointment comes after the school did a nation-wide search to find the right person for the position, Anderson said.

With research interests and publications in the areas of stewardship, strategic decision-making, trust, corporate governance and social capital, Davis’ articles have appeared in many publications including the “Strategic Management Journal,” the “Academy of Management Review,” “Journal of Applied Psychology,” “Harvard Business Review” and “International Journal of Value-Based Management.”

“I came here to speak last January and was very impressed to see the progress going on at the Huntsman School of Business,” Davis said. “I could not pass up the opportunity to be a part of this school’s efforts at this crucial time. I think I can learn from the impressive leadership team it has in place and contribute to its focused efforts to better serve the students here at USU.”

Dr. Davis earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Brigham Young University, his MBA from Idaho State University and his doctorate from the University of Iowa.

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New entrepreneurial leader named

This was originally released to the press June 29, 2011 and was picked up by more than 250 news outlets across the nation, including The Miami Herald, the Houston Chronicle,,, NY Daily News and Yahoo Finance. It was also published in the Fall 2011 edition of the Huntsman Alumni Magazine and posted August 2011 by The Huntsman Post.

New Entrepreneurial Programs head taps years of innovation experience

New director of Entrepreneurial Programs brings experience as innovator, author and professor to USU

A man who founded a frozen yogurt company and wrote a book on the benefits of “glorious accidents” has agrees to come to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business  at Utah State University as its new executive director of entrepreneurial programs.

Michael J. Glauser, who is the founder and former CEO of Golden Swirl Management Company and of Northern Lights, will start July 1. Glauser wrote the book “Glorious Accidents: How Everyday Americans Create Thriving Companies” and “The Business of Heart: How Everyday Americans Are Changing the World.” He has been interviewed on “Bloomberg Business News,” “Great Day America,” ” Voice of America,” “Good Morning Chicago” and the “Associated Press Radio.”

He has held faculty positions at the University of North Carolina, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals and Westminster College. Glauser earned his doctorate at Purdue University and will also be a clinical professor at the Huntsman School of Business, according to Dean Douglas D. Anderson. He earned his master’s and bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah.

“He is uniquely qualified to take on this assignment and will, I am sure, provide outstanding leadership in our efforts to foster and develop the entrepreneurial spirit of our great students,” Anderson said. “Like many of our professors, he can bring a mix of workplace and academic experience to this position. This is a wonderful development for the students we serve.”

Glauser said his interest in the Huntsman School grew when he learned about the school’s emphasis on fueling the students’ entrepreneurial instincts.

“I am impressed with the development of the Huntsman School of Business during the past few years, and I really enjoyed the time I spent with the students,” he said. “The prospect of building on the momentum the school already has and fueling the entrepreneurial fires at USU intrigued me. I’m looking forward to joining the ream in July.”

Since 1997, Dr. Glauser has worked as a consultant and his clients have included Associated Food Stores, The Boeing Company and Saudi Consolidated Services.

Utah Public Radio interview with Dr. Glauser.

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Top economist now at USU

This was originally released to the press June 21, 2011 and was picked up by more than 250 news outlets across the nation including The Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas News, the Houston Chronicle, the NY Daily News and Yahoo Finance. It was also published in the Fall 2011 edition of the Huntsman Alumni Magazine and posted August 2011 by The Huntsman Post.

“World-Renowned” economist joins Utah State University

Professor known for his economic analysis of public policy decisions comes to USU.

A widely published researcher, whose commentaries have run in several national newspapers, including the “Wall Street Journal” and the “Los Angeles Times,” has accepted an  invitation to join Utah State University as a professor in the Economics and Finance Department.

William F. Shughart II will join the faculty as the J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Dean Douglas D. Anderson said.

Shughart is listed among the top five percent of authors at IDEAS and has published more than 200 scholarly articles, book chapters and reviews. IDEAS is the largest bibliographic database dedicated to economics.

“We are so excited to bring Bill Shughart to Utah State University,” Anderson said. “He is not only a world-renowned researcher, but a truly gifted teacher and mentor who will be a boon for our students and faculty members.”

“Bill Shughart is an academic of the first rank and I am confident that his teaching and research at Utah State will be of great benefit to students and the community,” said Menlo Smith, son of J. Fish Smith.

Shughart is the editor in chief of the journal “Public Choice”, a publication that studies the intersection between economics and political science. Shughart will bring “Public Choice” with him to USU.

“It is unprecedented in the history of economics education at USU for the university to be the home of such a distinguished journal,” Anderson said.

Shughart said that he was impressed when he visited USU in the spring of 2009.

“I was struck immediately by the intellectual energy evident throughout the Huntsman School,” he said. “The students, faculty and staff there are first-rate, and Dean Anderson has set goals for excellence in teaching, scholarly research and service to the state and nation that match my own. I, too, am grateful to Menlo Smith and to the Huntsman School for offering me this exciting and challenging opportunity.”

Shughart previously held three named chairs at the University of Mississippi and taught at Clemson University and George Mason University. He received his doctorate in economics from Texas A&M University in 1978. Dr. Shughart is also the immediate past president of the Southern Economic Association and has served as the associate editor of the “Southern Economic Journal” on several separate occasions. He will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in economics beginning fall 2011.

His commentaries have appeared in the “Wall Street Journal,” “Christian Science Monitor,” “Los Angeles Times,” “San Francisco Chronicle,” “Chicago Tribune,” “Philadelphia Inquirer,” “The Plain Dealer,” “Washington Times,” “Detroit Free Press,” “The Baltimore Sun,” “Deseret News,” “Investor’s Business Daily” and numerous other publications.

In addition to his research interests in industrial organization, antitrust and public choice, Shughart has written extensively on tax policy, energy policy, education reform and college sports.

Shughart authored “The Organization of Industry” and “Antitrust Policy and Interest-Group Politics.” He co-wrote with William F. Chappell and Rex L. Cottle “Modern Managerial Economics: Economic Theory for Business Decisions.” He also co-authored with Jim F. Couch “The Political Economy of the New Deal.” He co-edited “The Elgar Companion to Public Choice” with Laura Razzolini, and he co-edited a second edition of the same book with Michael Reksulak and Razzolini that is set to be published in early 2012.

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