Dr. Philip Sirianni (Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting) has published a new article in the peer-reviewed journal Contemporary Economic Policy titled “Do Actions Speak As Loud As Words? Commitments to ‘Going Green’ on Campus”. The article, co-authored with Dr. Michael O’Hara (Colgate University), examines the emissions of signatories to the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (PCC). The signatories have pledged to pursue a path toward carbon neutrality through the choice of a set of Tangible Actions. The Actions can be chosen either because they will lead to reductions or because they are the easiest to achieve. By exploiting the variation in the Tangible Actions chosen by colleges, Drs. Sirianni and O’Hara find evidence for both of these motivations. They find evidence that schools focusing their efforts on improving energy efficiency have achieved swift reductions in emissions. Conversely, schools pledging to use green power are generally already utilizing it and therefore do not achieve additional reductions. The authors conclude with suggestions for improvement in the PCC reporting system that would improve potential for future analysis. The article appears in the April 2014 issue of the journal: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/coep.12047/abstract
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named SUNY Oneonta to its 2014 list of “25 Best College Values Under $30,000 a Year.” The 2014 rankings, released March 3, recognize four-year schools across the country that deliver academic quality and affordability. SUNY Oneonta sits at No. 19 on the list.
“This is good news not just for the college, but also for our students and their parents. In the last few years, we’ve implemented a strategic plan around teaching and learning, increased undergraduate internship opportunities, and emphasized the transformative role of philanthropy in the success of our students,” said Director of Communications Hal Legg. “Gaining recognition from Kiplinger’s as a ‘Best College Value’ validates efforts like these to ensure that SUNY Oneonta remains a college of first choice.”
To assess quality, Kiplinger’s uses a number of measurable standards, including the admissions rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include low tuition, abundant financial aid and low average debt at graduation.
SUNY Oneonta is consistently recognized for providing an excellent education at an affordable cost. The college has been named to the Kiplinger’s list of “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for eight consecutive years, was ranked No. 2 on the 2014 Kiplinger’s list of “10 Best Public Colleges With Lowest Debt at Graduation” and sits at No. 16 on the 2014 U.S. News and World Report list of the best public institutions in the region.
The Kiplinger’s list of “25 Best College Values Under $30,000 a Year” is available online.
|[Uncategorized]||March 2, 2014 12:49 pm|
Barbara J. Durkin, Assistant Professor of Management, attended the New York State Bar Association annual meeting in New York on January 29-31, 2014. As a member of its Committee on Law Practice Management, she contributed to the workshop, “Risk Management 360 – Is Your Practice at Risk?” She discussed management’s roles and responsibilities in law firms, with an emphasis on employment relations and human resources. Professor Durkin also served as a member of the planning committee for this program.
|[Uncategorized]||February 26, 2014 7:46 pm|
Dr. Izabella Lokshina, Professor of MIS and chair of MMI published a research paper co-authored by Dr. Wade Thomas, Professor of Economics and Interim Associate Provost entitled “Analysis of Design Requirements for Electronic Tags from a Business Perspective” in the International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp.119–128. The International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation (byInderscience Publishers, UK) is regarded as one of the top-tier journals in information technology by many standards. This paper is a revised and expanded version of a paper presented at the 16th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC) in Atlantic City, NJ in June 2013.
|[Uncategorized]||February 26, 2014 11:39 am|
Jessica Silsbe (Class of 2014) is a member of the SUNY Oneonta Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma and was selected by the officers to be the first member to represent the Chapter at the Student Leadership Forum which was held February 6-9 in San Antonio, Texas. The Forum brings together student members from colleges and universities across the country for a chance to improve their leadership skills. A hands-on experience, the Student Leadership Forum challenges participants to examine questions such as, “What Kind of Leader Will I Be?” It also includes team-building exercises, social activities, networking and other activities that make the Student Leadership Forum a very positive step forward in the professional lives of those taking part.
Regarding her experience, Ms. Silsbe states:
“Attending the Beta Gamma Sigma Student Leadership Forum in San Antonio, Texas was one of the greatest experiences I had in my college career. The Forum allowed me to reflect and evaluate my path whilst improving my ability to make important decisions effectively that fall within my values to better myself as a leader. I was exposed to a broad spectrum of varying perspectives from my peers as well as extraordinary presenters who were able to offer insights that provided me with a sense of direction to assist in my personal and professional plans. I cannot thank Dean Yen and the BGS Chapter Advisor, Dr. Buchan, enough for presenting this opportunity to me. This experience has definitely changed my perspective and enhanced my skills to become a better leader.”
Dr. David C. Yen (Dean and Professor, School of Economics and Business) co-authored 17 articles which have appeared in print in 2013 and early 2014. Dr. Yen has an active research agenda and his recent publications appear in the following journals:
- Information & Management
- International Journal of Information Management
- Total Quality Management & Business Excellence
- Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce
- Computer Standards & Interfaces
- Computers in Human Behavior
- Computers in Industry
- Government Information Quarterly
- Information Systems Frontiers
- Journal of Marine Science and Technology
- International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
The full citations for Dr. Yen’s recent papers are available on his faculty page: http://www.oneonta.edu/seb/faculty/yen.asp
Dr. Qun Wu, Assistant Professor of Finance, has the paper “Corporate payout policy in dual-class firms” accepted at the Journal of Corporate Finance (co-authored with Brad Jordan and Mark Liu from the University of Kentucky). The Journal of Corporate Finance is regarded as a top journal in the field of finance by different standards including acceptance rate and impact factor. According to Cabell directory, the current acceptance rate of the Journal of Corporate Finance is 5%. The total costs of around $100,000 (including data license and submission fee) were covered by the co-authors from the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Izabella Lokshina’s (Department of Management, Marketing, and Information Systems) manuscript entitled “Redesigning the Healthcare Model to Address Obesity Problem Using Incentives Delivered through a Combination of Processes and Mobile Technologies” has been accepted for publication after undergoing independent reviews in the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking.
More than two dozen students from SUNY Oneonta’s School of Economics and Business are teaming up with the local United Way to offer free assistance with income tax returns to low-income area residents.
A total of 28 SUNY Oneonta student volunteers have become certified by the IRS to help families prepare simple tax forms through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Residents of Delaware and Otsego counties who earned less than $51,000 in 2013 may be eligible for this free service, which is offered through the United Way of Delaware and Otsego Counties CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) program.
The SUNY Oneonta students join a cadre of trained community volunteers who will help taxpayers fill out tax forms and determine whether they qualify for special credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Credit for the Elderly and education credits. From February through April, volunteers will offer help by appointment between 5 and 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturdays at the First United Methodist Church on Chestnut Street in Oneonta. Appointments can be made by calling (607) 432-0061.
“I am delighted to be working with SUNY Oneonta business and accounting students on this venture,” said Theresa Capuano, executive director of the United Way of Delaware and Otsego Counties. “The goal of the Ca$h Coalition is to leverage additional resources for the poor and working poor locally. The partnership with SUNY Oneonta is making that vision possible.”
The partnership came about after Karen Martino, outreach specialist for the New York State Tax Department, contacted SUNY Oneonta’s Center for Social Responsibility and Community (CSRC) to see if the college could provide assistance. Accounting major Lourdes Paulino, who has worked as a CSRC student coordinator for three years, jumped on the idea, and enlisted the help of Management, Marketing and Information Systems department lecturer William “Jeff” Weinell to recruit student volunteers.
“The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers a great opportunity for our students to combine their academic talents with their desire to give back to the community. I’m proud of their efforts and appreciative of Jeff Weinell’s leadership in partnering with the United Way to meet a community need,” said Dr. David Yen, dean of SUNY Oneonta’s School of Economics and Business.
The CA$H Coalition of Delaware and Otsego Counties is led by the United Way of Delaware and Otsego Counties in collaboration with Catholic Charities of Delaware and Otsego Counties, CDO Workforce, Fidelis Care, SEFCU, Delaware Opportunities, the New York State Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance, New York State Tax & Finance and the Internal Revenue Service.
|[Uncategorized]||January 13, 2014 5:04 pm|
The application deadline for new Student Advisory Council (SAC) membership has been extended to Friday, January 31, 2014.
The Student Advisory Council (SAC) for the School of Economics & Business (SEB) Needs to Replace Its Graduating Members.
The SAC coordinates and supports the activities of students at the SEB and works with the Dean and students to open channels of communications between administrators and students. Established early school year 2013-2014, the SAC has been actively involved in promoting students’ activities and the image of SEB around the campus and in the community. Specifically, the SAC has already developed an SEB newsletter, designed and sold the SEB t-shirts, and organized some social events. Other projects are underway.
Here is your chance to contribute to these goals, to serve your school, and to develop valuable leadership experience. All applicants willing to help the SAC pursue these goals and meeting the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
(1) Junior or Senior status
(2) A cumulative GPA greater than 3.0 and
(3) No violations of the Code of Student Conduct (see more inhttp://www.oneonta.edu/development/judicial/code.pdf)
An application package including
a) A resume (with your cumulative GPA)
b) A letter of intent expressing your interest, your reasons for wanting to serve, and noting any previous leadership experience (high school or college)
c) One faculty recommendation letter and
d) One endorsement letter from a current SAC member (if possible)
will be sent or dropped off, before Friday, January 31, 2014, to
School of Economics and Business
226 Netzer Admin Bldg.
Oneonta, NY 13820
Remember that the title outside the package is “SAC Position Application”. Applications will be reviewed by current SAC members, SEB faculty, and the Dean.