Recent News Releases
BATON ROUGE - The ranked listing of the 2018 LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses was announced Nov. 16 at the LSU 100 Awards Gala held at the L'Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge.
BATON ROUGE - The Princeton Review has named the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business an outstanding business school in the 2019 edition of its annual business school rankings.
BATON ROUGE - Several LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business graduates and a current student were among the 2018 graduates of Lead LSU, a leadership development program for LSU employees.
BATON ROUGE - Registration is open now for the 2019 LSU Tax Seminar to be held Jan. 3-4, at the Business Education Complex on the LSU campus. This seminar is sponsored by the Department of Accounting in the E. J. Ourso College of Business.
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Department of Finance will offer a comprehensive Credit Analyst Certification Program beginning in January 2019. The course has been developed in cooperation with the Louisiana Bankers Association as a service to regional and community banks.
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) and LSU are embarking on a venture that will significantly add to the support effort for consulting and training small businesses and entrepreneurs in Baton Rouge.
BATON ROUGE - On Oct. 18, seven successful LSU alumni returned to campus for a career panel sponsored by the LSU Department of Marketing.
MEDIA ADVISORY: LSU, Louisiana Small Business Development Center to Hold Ribbon Cutting on Friday, Nov. 2
BATON ROUGE - With the opening of a satellite office in the LSU Business Education Complex, the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) and LSU are embarking on a venture that will significantly add to the support effort for consulting and training small businesses and entrepreneurs in Baton Rouge.
BATON ROUGE - To grow the stream of talented entrepreneurs willing to start new businesses and innovate within existing ones, the LSU Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems offers the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program. Any LSU student may apply for the yearlong program; fellows are chosen through a competitive application process.
BATON ROUGE - On Oct. 26-28, the Louisiana State University Department of Economics will host the Advances in Econometrics Conference at the Cook Hotel and Conference Center.
BATON ROUGE - The Highway Safety Research Group at the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business has released the 2017 Louisiana Traffic Records Data Report.
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Professional Sales Institute sent three professional sales students to compete in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up, a national collegiate sales competition showcasing the talents of sales and marketing students. Ethan Ross Alexander, a junior marketing major from Baton Rouge, finished third overall. Before the competition, we caught up with Alexander to learn more about his experience.
BATON ROUGE - Gonzales-native Lee LeBlanc will graduate with a marketing degree in December. He was one of three LSU students chosen for the recent University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up competition. LeBlanc talked with us about his aspirations and experience before the competition.
Anderson Hutchins, a graduating senior in the professional sales concentration, was one of three LSU students selected to compete in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up. Before the competition, we sat down with the Lake Charles native to learn about his thoughts about the competition and future plans.
BATON ROUGE - "Entrepreneurship Fellows was an opportunity for me to not simply be educated, but enlightened," said Creighton K. Moxey, a 2018 graduate with a BS in general business and minor in entrepreneurship. "The program exposed me to information that has given me a head start on my entrepreneurial journey. My life's trajectory has changed, and it's directly correlated to Entrepreneurship Fellows."
BATON ROUGE - Samira Fallah, a PhD candidate in the Rucks Department of Management in Louisiana State University's E. J. Ourso College of Business, co-authored a paper published by the European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR).
BATON ROUGE - Dr. Raphael W. Bostic, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will be the featured guest speaker at the LSU Center for Energy Studies’ annual fall conference, Energy Summit™. The conference will take place Wednesday, October 24, in the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium of the LSU Energy, Coast & Environment Building.
BATON ROUGE – LSU has formally announced selections for the 2018 Homecoming Court. The court is comprised of 14 exceptional students that represent the sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate classifications plus graduate, law, and veterinary school students, and many of the university’s most dynamic student organizations.
BATON ROUGE - The LSU E. J. Ourso College is hosting a Business Graduate Program Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the LSU Business Education Complex, 501 South Quad Drive.
BATON ROUGE - The Class of 2018-2019 Rucks Fellows have been announced by the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Rucks Department of Management. They are David Boh of Metairie, La.; Ceara Cabezon of Baton Rouge; Nicole Cadman of Port Barre, La.; Caroline Campagna of Baton Rouge; Alexis David of Central, La.; Morgan Evans of Baton Rouge; Antonia Rosinia of New Orleans; Ryder Rule of Shreveport, La.; Tiger Scheyd of Destin, Fla.; Catherine Stewart of Baton Rouge and Jordan Templet of Prairieville, La.
BATON ROUGE - Military veterans with successful businesses are encouraged to apply for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Military Veterans - Accelerate (EBV Accelerate). Delivered in three-phases, this program will be hosted by LSU Executive Education in early 2019.
BATON ROUGE - The Public Administration Institute, part of LSU's E. J. Ourso College of Business, hosted the inaugural Governor's Fellows Program in Louisiana Government this summer. PAI director Jared Llorens supervised the program's academic components.
BATON ROUGE - In recognition of their volunteer service, the Emerge Center has named LSU alumni Edmund Giering IV and Rolfe McCollister to its list of 2018 Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activists.
BATON ROUGE - The inaugural LSU Sales Symposium will benefit sales professionals at all levels with sessions exploring the latest in sales management, CRM and sales technology, sales messaging and inbound sales and marketing. The symposium will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Business Education Complex on the LSU campus.
BATON ROUGE - LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Professor Emeritus of Economics Loren Scott unveiled the 2019-2020 Louisiana Economic Outlook (LEO) at The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report's annual Top 100 Luncheon.
BATON ROUGE - Hope McKee, president of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at LSU, shares her take on the benefits of student involvement.
BATON ROUGE - Research demonstrates that customer gratitude is linked to increases in share of wallet, sales revenue, sales growth and customer commitment. What about the role of salesperson gratitude in buyer-seller relationships?
BATON ROUGE - The LSU E. J. Ourso College ranked 108th overall in the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Undergraduate Business Programs" rankings released earlier this month. This year's ranking places the college in the top quarter of all business schools and is a slight increase from the college's 109th ranking in 2017.
BATON ROUGE - Gabriele Piccoli, Edward G. Schlieder Endowed Chair of Information Sciences in the LSU Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, has been selected as editor-in-chief of MIS Quarterly Executive (MISQE).
BATON ROUGE - An LSU accounting graduate collaborated with two LSU Department of Accounting faculty on a paper that was recently published online in The Journal of Accounting Literature.
BATON ROUGE – In U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Colleges, LSU is ranked in the top tier for “Best National Universities” for the 11th-straight year and is the only public university in Louisiana ranked in the top tier this year.
BATON ROUGE - A recent Wall Street Journal article, "France Takes On Cellphone Addiction With a Ban in Schools" quotes Louis-Philippe Beland, an assistant professor in the LSU Department of Economics, and mentions his study on the impact of banning mobile phone use in schools.
BATON ROUGE - We sat down with Economics and International Trade & Finance Club president Michelle Sprawls to learn what her group has to offer and why students shouldn't be afraid to get out there.
BATON ROUGE - Several LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business faculty members were awarded promotions and tenure before the start of the 2018-2019 academic year.
BATON ROUGE - LSU announces the list of the Eighth Annual LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses. The LSU 100 is a highly competitive program that identifies, recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest growing LSU graduate-owned or LSU graduate-led businesses in the world. Honorees will be recognized and the rankings revealed at a black-tie-optional gala to be held at L'Auberge Casino Hotel on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 in Baton Rouge.
BATON ROUGE - Several graduates of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business have been named to the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
BATON ROUGE - Is aggressive revenue management by a supplier greater when the supplier and their major customer engage the same office-level auditor and when the major customer makes significant purchases from the supplier? These questions are at the core of a study conducted by Professor Ken Reichelt, LSU Department of Accounting, and co-authors Hsihui Chang, Drexel University; Hsin-Chi Chen, Tunghai University and Jengfang Chen, Macquarie University.
BATON ROUGE - Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based consulting firm specializing in strategic and organizational planning, strategic communications and project management, has been ranked 1,292 in Inc. Magazine's 37th Annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies in America.
BATON ROUGE - The Public Administration Institute, a part of LSU's E. J. Ourso College of Business, met the high standards for continued accreditation by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards praised a report showing that the number of residents who are uninsured has fallen to half of what it was in 2015 and more Louisianans are getting better access to care since Louisiana expanded Medicaid, according to the 2017 Louisiana Health Insurance Survey.
BATON ROUGE - Citing the critical danger posed by storm surge and resulting flooding, La. Gov. John Bel Edwards recently announced the Interagency Coastal Storm Surge-Based Flood Risk and Resilience Awareness Campaign, a partnership of state agencies to use "Story Maps" to promote awareness of Louisiana's Comprehensive Coastal Master Plan.
BATON ROUGE - Erica Borne, president of the Beta Xi Chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon, talks to us about the organization, opportunities for students and her favorite LSU tradition.
BATON ROUGE - Senior Kyle Mancuso is the new president of the Phi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi. He shared his thoughts on his organization, the benefits of student involvement and the importance of going to class.
BATON ROUGE -LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business alumnus Phil Adra, CFP, CPA, CLU and CLTC, was recently honored with membership in Northwestern Mutual's 2018 Forum Group. Members of this elite group are recognized for their commitment to helping clients achieve financial security.
BATON ROUGE- Master of Accountancy student Teja Dabney will lead the LSU Student Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants Inc. (NABA).
BATON ROUGE - We caught up with 2018 Business College Council President Joey Impastato. Learn more about this finance major and his advice for students.
BATON ROUGE - Professional development and student involvement are at the core of "Jumping into Business," the annual back-to-school event for LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business students. Scheduled for Aug. 28-29, Jumping into Business is hosted by the Business College Council.
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Geological Survey and the Baton Rouge Geological Society will present a symposium at LSU on Monday, Aug. 13, at 1 p.m. about the 2016 Baton Rouge flood.
program alumni and other practitioners on Oct. 15-16, 2018. The conference, to be held at L'Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge, allows attendees to network and share ideas while gaining continuing professional education credit.
LSU Awards 607 Degrees at Summer Commencement, Higher Education Commissioner Kim Hunter Reed Delivers Keynote
BATON ROUGE – LSU alumna and Higher Education Commissioner Kim Hunter Reed, Ph.D., delivered the keynote address, and 607 degrees were awarded during LSU’s 296th commencement ceremony on Friday, Aug. 3.
BATON ROUGE - Growing up in Franklin, La., LSU graduate Victor Lashley may have come from a small town, but he’s making a name for himself in New York City.
LSU Alumna and Higher Education Commissioner Kim Hunter Reed to Deliver Keynote Address at August Commencement
BATON ROUGE – LSU alumna and Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed will deliver the keynote address at LSU’s summer commencement ceremony on Friday, Aug. 3, in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
BATON ROUGE - The Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA) recently honored Baton Rouge CPAs, J. Gerard "Jerry" Jolly, Jeffrey Koonce, Layne McDaniel, and Peggy Scott for their remarkable contributions to the CPA profession and the community. All four honorees are graduates of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business.
BATON ROUGE - Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge (YEA BR) announces three lead instructors for the coming academic year. These accomplished professors and business leaders will adopt a proven national curriculum to guide select students as they generate business ideas, write business plans, pitch to an investor panel, and launch companies.
BATON ROUGE - The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business was ranked No. 3 on list of the "50 Most Beautiful Business Schools" compiled by TopManagementDegrees.com, a guide to business and management education.
BATON ROUGE - Eduniversal's newest best masters rankings place the E. J. Ourso College of Business' Master of Science in Finance and Master of Public Administration and programs 11th and 12th, respectively, among public colleges and universities in the United States.
BATON ROUGE - Cory Hutchinson, an associate professor for research in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business and director of the Highway Safety Research Group (HSRG), was one of six experts invited to present a lightning talk during the recent U.S. Department of Transportation Safety Data Forum.
BATON ROUGE - A paper authored by a group including two LSU professors was recently honored by The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, a quarterly publication of the Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems (ACM SIGMIS).
BATON ROUGE - The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business welcomes Mike Murphy as its new senior director of development.
BATON ROUGE - Thomas Greckhamer, a professor in the Rucks Department of Management in Louisiana State University's E. J. Ourso College of Business, was the keynote speaker at the International QCA Summer Workshop 2018 held May 28-30 at the University of Wuppertal.
BATON ROUGE - Tara Haney, vice president of operations for Health Leaders Network (HLN), was recognized by the Catholic Health Association (CHA) as one of Tomorrow's Leaders during the organization's annual awards banquet at the 2018 Assembly in San Diego.
BATON ROUGE - The Center for Energy Studies has awarded scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year to three students majoring in energy-related fields, including one student in the E. J. Ourso College of Business.
BATON ROUGE - The Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture (ASREC) selected Naci Mocan, a professor in the LSU Department of Economics, as a keynote speaker for the organization's European graduate student workshop held at the University of Luxembourg.
BATON ROUGE - Monica Santaella, a marketing instructor in the E. J. Ourso College of Business, served as guest coach for LSU baseball during the team's April 10 matchup against Louisiana Tech.
BATON ROUGE - Erin Kilpatrick, who earned both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Accountancy from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, was recently announced as one of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) 2017 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners.
BATON ROUGE - Registration is open for the 2018 Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference to be held July 19-20, at the Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge.
BATON ROUGE – LSU Campus Sustainability, LSU Dining and student government recently launched a program that will divert food waste from local landfills by providing produce and bakery items to local farmers who will use the scraps as animal feed.
BATON ROUGE - A partnership between the LSU College of Music and Dramatic Arts and the E. J. Ourso College of Business yielded a compelling talkback about the challenges of living on minimum wage.
BATON ROUGE - LSU Executive Education will offer its intensive Project Management Certification Prep Course Aug. 27-30 at the Business Education Complex, home of LSU's E. J. Ourso College of Business. Registration will close at 4 p.m. on Aug. 17.
BATON ROUGE - "Have we rinsed off the horrors of the credit crisis that nearly toppled the global economy just ten years ago, only to repeat the mistake of ignoring warning signs today?" That is the question that Brian Andrews, an instructor in LSU Department of Finance, posed during his presentation at Baton Rouge TRENDS, an annual real estate seminar held April 18.
BATON ROUGE - LSU Executive Education's Rising Stars Program is accepting registrations for its October cohort. The program will run Oct. 15-17 at the Business Education Complex home of the LSU E. J. Ourso College. The deadline to register is Oct. 5.
BATON ROUGE - Managers, section leaders and other experienced professionals who seek to advance to executive-level leadership are encouraged to register for LSU Executive Education's Executive Development Program or EDP. The next session of this non-consecutive, six-day program will be held Feb. 4-6, 2019 and March 18-20, 2019.
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's coast is an economic and cultural resource. Yet, sea level rise and subsidence continue to threaten it. The challenges of coastal land loss, cultural preservation and resilience amidst a dynamic environment are some of the topics the nearly 1,000 experts will present and discuss at the biennial State of the Coast conference on May 30-June 1. The conference organized by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana will be held at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Media are invited to attend and registration fees are waived for members of the media.
BATON ROUGE - In conjunction with Dalton Education, LSU Executive Education offers courses for those who wish to become Certified Financial Planners.
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Public Administration Institute recently celebrated Megan Bel Miller as its 2018 Master of Public Administration Alumnus of the Year.
BATON ROUGE - Five students from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business were among those selected for Securities America's Link to the Future scholarship which will enable them to attend the organization's national conference to be held in New Orleans, June 3-6.
BATON ROUGE - Marketing students from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business left the 2018 Pi Sigma Epsilon National Convention with industry insights, professional contacts and several prestigious awards. Pi Sigma Epsilon is a professional fraternity for students and practitioners in marketing and sales management.
BATON ROUGE - Female entrepreneurs have been at a disadvantage when seeking financial backing from traditional sources, but new research shows that crowdfunding investors view them as more trustworthy, making female-led projects more likely to secure support through crowdfunding platforms.
Businesses Meet Training, Professional Development Needs with Customized Offerings from LSU Executive Education
BATON ROUGE - In addition to a full range of open-enrollment professional education opportunities, LSU Executive Education also works with companies to design custom courses that link learning goals to business strategy.
BATON ROUGE - More than 35 students were presented with scholarships in recognition of their academic accomplishments at the Department of Accounting's annual awards banquet. Additionally, Assistant Professor Jared Soileau was given the Vincent C. Brenner Award, presented annually to the untenured faculty member who has been most productive in academic research.
BATON ROUGE – LSU has recognized 32 students as the Class of 2018 for Leadership LSU, an annual spring program coordinated by LSU Campus Life on behalf of the LSU Office of the Dean of Students. Twenty-eight of the 32 students in the Class of 2018 for Leadership LSU are undergraduates in their senior year. Five are juniors and two are graduate students (noted in listing). Students in the class are from five states and three countries.
BATON ROUGE – LSU has announced the names of the students who have made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor Roll for the spring 2018 semester.
May 2018 graduates by city and state.
BATON ROUGE – Sixty LSU graduates were awarded the LSU Distinguished Communicator Award during a ceremony on Thursday, May 10, as part of the university’s 295th commencement exercises.
BATON ROUGE – Eighteen LSU graduates were recognized during the LSU Spring Commissioning Ceremony on Thursday, May 10, in the Union Theater. Maj. Gen. Carl F. Ernst, an LSU alumnus from New Orleans, was the guest speaker for the ceremony and gave the commissioning oath.
BATON ROUGE - LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business faculty member Carlos Slawson has been named a recipient of the 2018 Jacobs Professor of Excellence Award, which is presented by LSU's Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes.
BATON ROUGE - Peter Jenkins, a graduate of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business and current PhD candidate at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, organized and moderated a forum titled "The Future of Transgender and Non-Binary People."
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Office of the Dean of Students presented the Tiger Twelve Class of 2018 at a ceremony held in late-April in the rotunda of the LSU Business Education Complex.
BATON ROUGE – LSU has recognized 32 students as the Class of 2018 for Leadership LSU, an annual spring program coordinated by LSU Campus Life on behalf of the LSU Office of the Dean of Students.
BATON ROUGE - LSU's E. J. Ourso College of Business recently recognized student achievement at its 2018 Spring Scholarship Reception. Held in the Rotunda of the Business Education Complex, the event brought together scholarship recipients and donors.
BATON ROUGE - Professor Faik Koray has been selected as the next chair of the LSU Department of Economics. Koray will take on the position in August when Professor Robert Newman steps down after 15 years of service as department chair.
BATON ROUGE - E. J. Ourso College of Business alumna Kim Hunter Reed has been selected as Louisiana's next commissioner of higher education. She will oversee policy governing the state's public colleges and more than 200,000 students.
BATON ROUGE - Thomas Greckhamer, a professor in the Rucks Department of Management in Louisiana State University's E. J. Ourso College of Business, was invited to speak at universities in Canada and Australia this spring.
BATON ROUGE - Inventions that will improve cancer treatment, prolong cell phone battery life and even eliminate a disease in horses are among the 15 new LSU patents that will be recognized at the Inventorship Showcase on April 25. At the event, the Excellence in Innovation award will be given to the E. J. Ourso College of Business for its efforts in creating the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, which launched a new bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship this academic year. Recognizing that all LSU students can benefit from an entrepreneurship program, it is open to students pursuing a concurrent degree in any college on the LSU campus. The 12 currently enrolled entrepreneurship students are combining their entrepreneurship degree with engineering, Spanish, music, business and textiles, apparel and merchandising.
BATON ROUGE - LSU master of public administration students Christina Bastien and Devon Camarota represented the university at the 2018 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition held Feb. 24 at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Students were tasked with fighting a pandemic using computer-based simulated game play.
BATON ROUGE - Joni Shreve, a faculty member in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, received the 2018 SAS Distinguished Professor Award at the annual SAS Global Forum, held in Denver.
BATON ROUGE - LSU won first place in the 2018 SEC MBA Case Competition held at the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, April 12-14. The winning team was comprised of Jack Anjier of New Orleans, La.; Daniel Hofmann of Furth, Germany; Michael Lacombe of Gonzales, La. and Roman Lantukh of Ivanivka, Ukraine. Luke Cashen, an instructor in the LSU Flores MBA Program, was the team's advisor. This is the first SEC MBA Case Competition Championship for the university.
LSU will host the 2018 SEC MBA Case Competition on April 12-14. The event will feature teams of MBA students solving a business problem facing Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, a Louisiana-based restaurant company. The media is invited to the final presentations and awards ceremony to be held Saturday, April 14.
BATON ROUGE - LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business alumnus Robert "Bobby" J. Crifasi, general manager of New Orleans Country Club, was elected president of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Board of Directors at its 91st World Conference on Club Management.