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Price College E-News

Summer 2014

Dean's Note

Dean Daniel Pullin

Welcome to the summer edition of the Price College of Business e-Newsletter. I am proud to share with you many of the recent achievements and advancements of our students, faculty, staff and alumni that help us carry out that purpose.

As a purpose-driven organization, Price College ensures the enduring global competitiveness of Oklahoma and the nation by generating business insights on the greatest business issues of our time as we prepare future leaders to deploy and improve upon them.

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Distinguished Speaker

Alumni and Friends Return to Campus for Distinguished Speaker and Executive-in-Residence Programs

During the spring semester, several alumni and friends representing a variety of business backgrounds visited Price College as distinguished speakers and executives-in-residence.

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Helmets and Hard Hats Reception

$135,000 Raised for Energy Management at Helmets and Hard Hats Reception

Price College hosted a Helmets and Hard Hats reception in Houston, Texas in February that helped raise $135,000 for the Robert M. Zinke Energy Management Program.

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Energy Symposium

Second Annual Energy Symposium Focuses on North American Energy Security

The Price College Energy Institute hosted nearly 250 guests at the second annual Energy Symposium April 10 at the National Weather Center in Norman.

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Economic Development Joins Price College

The University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development office, which is responsible for OU's intellectual property management, economic development and technology-based entrepreneurial activities, merged with Price College last spring.

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Study Abroad

Students Spend a Summer Abroad

With 10% of all business students studying abroad this year, compared to only 3% in 2007, the college is able to produce more graduates who are prepared to compete and lead on a global scale.

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Associate Deans

Key Transitions Occur for Deans and Faculty

Daniel Pullin was named dean and Fred E. Brown Chair of Price College April 1 after serving as interim dean since July 2013. Since his new appointment, several transitions have occurred within the dean’s office and the college’s finance division.

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New Faculty

Price College Welcomes New Faculty

Price College is excited to welcome several new full-time faculty members who will teach this fall semester.

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Archie Dunham Golf Invitational

32nd Annual Archie Dunham Golf Invitational a Success

The 32nd Annual Archie Dunham Golf Invitational took place May 29 at the OU Jimmie Austin Golf Club. Perfect weather conditions lent to a sellout attendance and a successful day of golf.

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Students at Case Competitions

Price Students Win Big at Case Competitions

Price College continues to showcase its MBA and undergraduate students’ talents with victorious showings in case competitions.

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New Scholarships Help Students Prepare for the CFA Exam

The Division of Finance established 25 new scholarships to help finance and risk management students prepare for the chartered financial analyst exam. The scholarships, valued at $950 each, provide full coverage for the CFA intensive preparatory course that was delivered this spring by Fitch Learning at OU.

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Honors Luncheon

Students, Alumni, Friends and Faculty Recognized at Honors Luncheon

The seventh annual Honors Luncheon was held May 2 to recognize Price College’s outstanding students and faculty as well as its distinguished alumni and partners.

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Top Honors

Business Students Receive Top Honors at the University Level

Congratulations to all of the Price College students who received prestigious university-wide awards this year.

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Quinnipiac Forum

Finance Students Benefit from the Quinnipiac Forum

Professor Janya Golubeva traveled with finance students Ben Li, Jeffrey Mayer, Jaime Ortiz, Sara Overturff and Andrew Shorrosh for Price College’s first visit to the annual Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education Forum in New York City.

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Lauren Abston

Entrepreneurship Student Named a University Innovation Fellow

Lauren Abston, a JCPenney Leadership Associate double majoring in entrepreneurship and economics, was recently named a University Innovation Fellow by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter).

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Women's Gymnastics

Business Students Win NCAA Gymnastics Title

The OU Women’s Gymnastics team won the 2014 NCAA National Championship, with seven of their 17 team members majoring in business. Congratulations to the following Price College students on a successful year, both in the gym and the classroom

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Spring Convocation

Spring Convocation Ends the Year on a Good Note

Several hundred undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students graduated during Price College’s spring convocation at Lloyd Noble Center May 10.

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New Staff

New Staff Join Price College

Several new staff members have recently joined Price College, contributing to the wealth of resources and experience the college has to offer.

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