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The Sam M. Walton College of Business

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Walton College Seeking Aspirations in Computing Award Applications

The Information Technology Research Institute at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas is accepting applications from female high school students in Arkansas for the 2017-2018 National Center for Women & Information Technology Aspirations in Computing Award.

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Arkansas Wins 2017 SEC Student Pitch Competition

A team from the University of Arkansas won first place in the 2017 SEC Student Pitch Competition held at the University of Florida on Monday, Nov. 13.

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Douglas Recipient of Teradata University Network Pioneer Award

David Douglas, emeritus professor of information systems in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, has been recognized with the Teradata University Network Pioneer Award.

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Sullivant Joins Center for Retailing Excellence as Student Programs Director

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Rachel Sullivant has joined the Center for Retailing Excellence at the Sam M. Walton College of Business as student programs director.

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EPIC Spotlight: Jessica Salmon

From the time she graduated from college, Jessica Salmon thought about how she could make a difference beyond the corporate world.

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Fletchers Fund Additional Support for Entrepreneurs With Lecture Series Gift

University of Arkansas alumnus Frank Fletcher and his wife, Judy, have committed $150,000 to the Walton College  to create the Frank and Judy Fletcher Distinguished Lecture Series in Entrepreneurship.

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Blockchain Hackathon a Success For Students, Companies

Sixty-five students from across the University of Arkansas each worked more than a dozen hours to push the limits of blockchain technology and propose creative and imaginative solutions for six use cases posed by Northwest Arkansas industries.

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Workers May ‘Choke’ Under Pressure of Non-Monetary Incentives

Competition for non-monetary awards can have adverse effects on performance and may cause employees to “choke” under pressure, according to a new study by a Walton College economist.

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Walton to Co-Host Central Banking Conference

The Sam M. Walton College of Business and the Global Interdependence Center will host a daylong conference “Central Banking Series: Location Matters in a Global Economy” at the Fayetteville Town Center on Monday, Nov. 6., beginning at 8 a.m.

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Kali Publishes Research on ‘The Burden of Glory’ in Journal of Economics & Management Strategy

Raja Kali, a professor in the Walton College Department of Economics and the Conoco Phillips Chair in International Economics and Business, has had his paper entitled “The Burden of Glory: Competing for Non-Monetary Incentives in Rank-Order Tournaments” accepted for publication in the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy.

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Geng Publishes Regulation and Pricing Research in Journal of International Economics

Difei Geng, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the Walton College, has had his paper “International Effects of National Regulations: External Reference Pricing and Price Controls” accepted for publication in the Journal of International Economics.

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Going Global – Interning in India

By Amanda Pipes Now more than ever students across university campuses are craving to go abroad. Fall, spring and summer sessions offered by the University of Arkansas are making some students’ dreams come true.

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Walton College Papers Win First and Second Place Transportation Journal Awards

Papers authored by faculty and Ph.D. graduates of the Walton College have been selected as first and second place winners of the Best Paper Award for 2016-17 by Transportation Journal.

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Walton Wins Awards, Accolades at Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Conference

Carole Shook, an instructor in the Department of Supply Chain Management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, received the innovative teaching award from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals at the group’s annual conference in Atlanta.

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Allen Publishes Crowdsourcing Research in Journal of Marketing

Bradley J. Allen, an assistant professor of marketing at the Walton College, has had his research paper “Design Crowdsourcing: The Impact on New Product Performance of Sourcing Design Solutions from the ‘Crowd’” accepted for publication in the Journal of Marketing.

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Walton College Holding Blockchain Hackathon in October

Even University of Arkansas students who don’t know a blockchain from a Lego brick can take part in next month’s Blockchain Hackathon.

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Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub to Open Sept. 29

The Entrepreneurship Hub will feature regular programming for students and alumni, including invited guest lectures and networking luncheons, as well as office hours provided by experts in fields such as marketing, design, accounting and law.

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Grover, Venkatesh, Sabherwal Recognized as Top Information Systems Researchers

Three faculty members in the Department of Information Systems at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas have been recognized as top researchers in the field using the h-index measurement of research and its worldwide impact.

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Class Teaches Students: Control Your Money or It’ll Control You

People sing about money. (Think the Beatles, Cindi Lauper, ABBA, Lady Gaga.) They talk about money. They dream about money. But not many ordinary, everyday people do much about money.

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EPIC Spotlight: Adam Stoverink

Adam Stoverink loved college. Even after he earned his management degree and worked in the corporate world, he wanted to go back to school. “I did everything I could to stay in college for the rest of my life,” Stoverink says.

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EPIC Spotlight: Rod Thomas

Rod Thomas grew up watching the men in his family toil in the factories where most of the nation’s popular tires were made. “They would come home covered in tire soot,” Thomas recalls.

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EPIC Spotlight: Mark Zweig

If you ask Mark Zweig to name former students who have successful businesses, be prepared to sit for a while.

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Colleges Collaborate on Research into Efficiency, Physical Aspects of UPC Methods

A collaboration between professors in business and exercise science is adding knowledge to the research fields of both, as well as practical information for Digimarc Corporation, a corporate sponsor of the McMillon Innovation Studio at the University of Arkansas.

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ITRI to Host IT Executive Forum for College Students

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Information Technology Research Institute is hosting an IT Executive Forum for College Students on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development auditorium at the Sam M. Walton College of Business on the University of Arkansas campus.

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Walton Hosts Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Proposal Writing Workshop

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center in the Sam M. Walton College of Business will host a Small Business Innovation Research/Business Technology Transfer Phase I Proposal Writing Workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus. 

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Salmon Named Director of Center for Retailing Excellence

Jessica Salmon was named director of the Center for Retailing Excellence for the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, effective July 17. Previously, she served as director of Finance and Strategy for Walmart U.S.

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Study Abroad Experience Inspires Campaign Gift From Roberts Family

University of Arkansas alumni John and Tamara Roberts, along with their children — alumnus Connor Roberts and current student Blakely Roberts — have made a family gift through Campaign Arkansas to help support study abroad opportunities at the university.

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Students: Win $15,000 in McMillon Innovation Studio Contest

University of Arkansas students who can slice and dice data to anticipate trends and help retailers and suppliers stay out in front of their customers can win $15,000 in the McMillon Innovation Studio’s second design contest.

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Award-Winning Ghanaian Entrepreneur to Speak on Social Innovation

Adjoa Boateng, a widely recognized Ghanaian micro-insurance entrepreneur, will present “Social Entrepreneurship as a Vehicle for Social Change” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, in Willard J. Walker Hall room 403.

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Spirituality Class Debuts in Walton

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Clinical Assistant Professor Denise Breaux Soignet is teaching a new class entitled Faith, Spirituality and the Workplace this fall semester on behalf of the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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EPIC SPOTLIGHT: Alissa Gardner

Alissa Gardner wouldn’t take no for an answer. Alissa Gardner BSBA ’17 Google Account Strategist Ann Arbor, Michigan As a senior with a double major in marketing and supply chain management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, Gardner had her sights on a career with Google, the multinational company that’s probably best known … Continue reading EPIC SPOTLIGHT: Alissa Gardner

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Walton Hosts Block Party for Business Students on Wednesday, August 23

The Walton College is hosting its 26th annual Walton College Block Party on Wednesday, August 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Linda Sue Shollmier Plaza to welcome students to campus.

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Lawrence Makes Forbes’ Top Wealth Advisor List

Ross Lawrence, a Sam M. Walton College of Business alumnus, is among the 500 listed in Forbes magazine’s inaugural America’s Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors.

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Accounting Research Conference Sparks Collaboration

Current and former accounting faculty, graduate students and doctoral alumni of the Sam M. Walton College of Business come together each summer to collaborate and support each other on groundbreaking research in the field.

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Adding Value, Gaining Experience

Scott Sims, an honors accounting and finance double major in Walton College, beams at everyone we pass in the Bentonville Sam’s Club, greeting the workers like old friends.

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EPIC Spotlight: Will Edwards

Will Edwards had a hard time remembering the names of his fraternity brothers.

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Fleischer Scholars Present Business Plans for Entrepreneurial Projects

Twenty-five high school students from Arkansas recently spent one week on campus to learn about entrepreneurship, business plans, presentations, teamwork and community improvement projects through the Fleischer Scholars summer camp program.

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Where’s the beef on the loss leader strategy?

New research delves into the numbers to find out if the received wisdom on deep discounting by retailers is justified.

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Baker Parks Named Employee of the Year by Walton College

Kathryn Baker Parks, director of Data and Academic Systems, has been named Employee of the Fourth Quarter and Employee of the Year by the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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Students Attend 2017 Enactus National Competition

Students from the U of A attended the 2017 Enactus National Competition in Kansas City to network, brainstorm project ideas and create partnerships with students from other colleges and universities.