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Professor Carol Miller Receives Distinguished Paper Award

Professor Carol Miller received the 2015 MBAA International Distinguished Paper Award in Chicago for her law paper entitled, “Medical Malpractice Non-economic Caps Violate Constitutional Right to Trial by Jury.” Her co-author was attorney Joe Weidhaas. Carol Miller, J.D., M.B.A. holds the rank of Distinguished Professor in the Finance and General Business Department.

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Former FGB Department Head Selected for MSU Wall of Fame

FGB is delighted and humbled to have another of our faculty elected to MSU’s “Wall of Fame.” Former Department Head and Professor Dr. George Swales will be inducted in a ceremony to be held this October during Homecoming Week.

Dr. George Swales led by example. He was not only the department head of finance and general business, but he was a prolific published researcher, brilliant teacher and esteemed advisor while serving on the Executive Board of MBAA             International and helping the College of Business gain AACSB reaccreditation.

http://news.missouristate.edu/2014/06/20/walloffame/

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Dr. James Philpot article featured in Springfield News-Leader

Dr. James Philpot recently wrote an article for the Springfield News-Leader.

Financial Planner shopping? Sort out the certifications

A professional financial planner can be very helpful with investing, insurance, retirement and other financial decisions. Good planners offer expertise, experience and an objective perspective. So how do we know if a planner will suit our needs? Many financial professionals advertise certifications to distinguish themselves, but what do those mean?

Read the article at the Springfield News-Leader website.

 

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Chang Receives Best in Track Award for financial services paper

Chang and Krueger Award

Congratulations to Dr. Edward Chang and co-author Thomas Krueger of Texas A&M University-Kingsville for being awarded the first Best in Track Award in Financial Services at this year’s Academy of Finance meeting. Their paper was entitled “Vice Versus Virtue: Mutual Fund Performance in the United States.”

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An Accomplishment Worth Recognizing

RIMS students
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Stanley Adamson, Jennifer Richey, Sarah Shelton, Hillary Rice, and Casey Cornelius

A big congratulations goes out to a four risk management and insurance students here at Missouri State University.

Every year the Risk Management and Insurance Society (RIMS) hosts an Annual Conference. The conference is one of the biggest events for all risk management and insurance professionals with as many as 10,000 registered attendees. This year, the conference will be held from April 26-May 1 in Denver, Colorado, and we are proud to say that some of our fellow students will be attending.

Sarah Shelton, Jennifer Richey, Hillary Rice, and Casey Cornelius, all executive members of Gamma Iota Sigma,the Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science Fraternity at MSU entered into the 2014 Spencer RIMS Risk Management Challenge in which they had to act as a broker and develop a risk proposal for Snap-On, Inc. They finished in the top 10 of all teams, which qualified them to be sponsored to attend the conference and present in front of a group of risk management professionals as well as the Risk Manager of Snap-On, Inc.

While they are attending this conference, not only will they be competing against other teams with their risk proposal, but they will be attending student educational sessions, exploring career fairs, and meeting with countless employers! This is an opportunity of a life-time for this group. We wish them the best of luck!

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