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Educational Offerings for the Business Community through the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business

BATON ROUGE - The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business offers educational programs for the business community as part of its strategic initiatives to foster economic development, promote entrepreneurship, and fill the growing needs of business. Below is a list of the current offerings.

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LSU Professor Researches Link Between ADHD and Entrepreneurship

BATON ROUGE - Reginald L. Tucker, assistant professor in the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems at LSU's E. J. Ourso College of Business, recently published an article in Journal of Business Venturing that examined the influence of ADHD on business start-up [Wicklund, J., Yu, W., Tucker, R., and Marino, L. D. (2017), ADHD, impulsivity and entrepreneurship, Journal of Business Venturing, 32(6), 627-656.].

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Eight Business Alumni Named to Baton Rouge Business Report 40 Under 40

BATON ROUGE - Eight business alumni were recently named to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report's 2018 40 Under 40.

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Lead LSU Program Graduates Include E. J. Ourso College Alumni, Student

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.

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Louisiana Small Business Development Center Office Opens in LSU Business Education Complex

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.

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2018 Entrepreneurship Fellows Expand Skills, Networks

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.

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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.

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Endless Opportunity for Entrepreneurship Fellows

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.”

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LSU Selects 2018 Homecoming Court

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.

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E. J. Ourso College of Business to Hold Graduate Program Fair

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.

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E. J. Ourso College Climbs Slightly in Latest U.S. News Rankings

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.

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LSU Business Professor Selected as Journal Editor

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). Piccoli’s three-year term will begin on Jan. 1, 2019.

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Instructors Announced for Baton Rouge Area Young Entrepreneurs Academy

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.

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LSU Research Professor Presents at USDOT Safety Data Forum

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.

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Paper Authored by LSU Faculty Receives Honorable Mention in Paper of the Year Ranking

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).

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LSU Announces Dean’s List, President’s Honor Roll

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.

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LSU Presents the Tiger Twelve Class of 2018

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.

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E. J. Ourso College Recognizes Students at Scholarship Awards Reception

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.

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Celebrating LSU’s Culture of Innovation

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.

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Shreve Named SAS Distinguished Professor

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.

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LSU Business Students Claim Undergraduate Research Awards

BATON ROUGE – LSU Discover has recognized two undergraduate students in the E. J. Ourso College of Business for their research.

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LSU Team to Present at SAS Global Forum

BATON ROUGE – A team of LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business students is one of eight student groups selected to present to data professionals during the 2018 SAS Global Forum to be held April 8-11 in Denver.

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Baton Rouge StartUp Weekend Coming to LSU

BATON ROUGE – Those with the creativity and determination to pursue entrepreneurship are encouraged to join like-minded innovators during Startup Weekend Baton Rouge to be held March 9-11 at the LSU Business Education Complex.

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Applications for the eighth annual LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses, hosted by LSU Executive Education, are now open.

BATON ROUGE – Applications for the eighth annual LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses, hosted by LSU Executive Education, are now open. Nominations and applications can be found at lsu100.com.

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Business Students Named to Dean's List, President's Honor Roll

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 fall 2017 semester.

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Seven Business Students Earn University Medals

BATON ROUGE - LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business graduates Mary Alice Booker of Shreveport, La.; Mallory Guillot of Covington, La.; Mary Peartree of Cypress, Texas; Ashley Pou of New Orleans; Cullen Richardson of Lake Charles, La.; Connor Usie of Zachary, La.; and Marissa Wehrer of Kenner, La. were each recognized as University Medalists during the Fall 2017 Diploma Ceremony.

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E. J. Ourso College to Offer New Entrepreneurship Degree, Renames ISDS Department

BATON ROUGE – The E. J. Ourso College of Business announced today that, starting with the fall 2017 semester, it will offer a new Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship that will only be available as a paired-degree. This means that it must be earned in conjunction with another bachelor’s degree from any college on the LSU campus.

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LSU Finishes Third for Second Straight Year at National Diversity Case Competition

BATON ROUGE – On its second visit to the National Diversity Case Competition, the E. J. Ourso College of Business Diversity Diplomats team finished third among 35 schools, repeating their showing at last year’s event.

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E. J. Ourso College Recognizes Students at 2017 Spring Awards Ceremony

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business recently held its annual Spring Awards Ceremony in the Business Education Complex Rotunda. During the event, the college recognized outstanding individual students and inducted new members into Beta Gamma Sigma.

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Highway Safety Research Group hosts international conference

BATON ROUGE – The Highway Safety Research Group (HSRG), a division of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business’ Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, recently hosted the 43rd annual International Traffic Records Forum in New Orleans.

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Officer Training Opportunities

BATON ROUGE - Through a grant funded by the Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (TRCC), Louisiana State Police is partnering with Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office to co-host three series of Crash Investigation I & II courses with dates starting in June. These courses are free of charge and will be taught by Northwestern University instructors. Registration is required, and seating is limited to 36 students per course. These courses are reserved for P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement officers only.

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LSU SEI Partners With Lemonade Day Louisiana to Host Press Conference and Backpack Stuffing Event

BATON ROUGE - Since the inception of Lemonade Day Louisiana in 2010, the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute (SEI) has been a partner with the organization, preparing thousands of backpacks for program participants each year. Over the past six years, SEI has also served as host for the Baton Rouge kickoff press conference for Lemonade Day Louisiana, while the students, faculty and staff have volunteered to assist in different Lemonade Day events across the Baton Rouge Metro area.

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LSU Trio Attends TD Ameritrade National Conference

E. J. Ourso College of Business students Marlen Breve, finance major from Baton Rouge; Rachel LeMaire, finance major from New Iberia, La.; and Megan Manno, accounting major from Houma, La; represented the college at TD Ameritrade Institutional’s National LINC 2017 conference in San Diego.

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Pair of Students Named President’s Alumni Scholars

BATON ROUGE – Some of LSU’s best and brightest students – President’s Alumni Scholars and Flagship Scholars – and the donors who funded their scholarships were recognized at the LSU Alumni Association Scholars Banquet in November.

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HSRG User's Conference

BATON ROUGE - The Highway Safety Research Group (HSRG) will be hosting its annual HSRG User’s Conference on October 7, 2016.

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LSU Receives National Diversity Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

BATON ROUGE – INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, announced the 83 recipients of its annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity – or HEED – Award. For the fifth year in a row, LSU was among that number.

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E. J. Ourso College Welcomes MSA 2017 Class

The E. J. Ourso College of Business Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences welcomed its newest class of students to the Master of Science in Analytics program recently.

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E. J. Ourso College Recognizes Students at 2016 Spring Awards Ceremony

LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business held its annual Spring Awards Ceremony on April 25 in the Rotunda of the Business Education Complex. During the event, the college recognized outstanding individual students, student organizations and inducted new members into Beta Gamma Sigma.

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Inaugural Louisiana SAP Users Meeting to Take Place at LSU

BATON ROUGE - The inaugural meeting of the Louisiana Chapter of the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group, or ASUG, will be held at the E. J. Ourso College of Business Education Complex on Monday, May 9.

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LSU SEI Partners With Lemonade Day LA for Sixth Consecutive Year

Since the inception of Lemonade Day Louisiana in 2010, LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute (SEI) has been a continuous partner with the organization, preparing thousands of backpacks for program participants. Over the past five years, SEI has served as host for the Baton Rouge kick-off press conference for Lemonade Day Louisiana, while the students, faculty and staff have volunteered to assist in different Lemonade Day events across the Baton Rouge metro area.

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Schwarz Quoted in Article on Technology and Girl Scout Cookies

Andrew Schwarz, associate professor in the Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences, was recently quoted in article by The Advocate's Ted Griggs, "Girl Scout Cookies Can Now Be Ordered With Smartphones, Tablets."

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LSU Diversity Diplomats Finish Third in National Competition

On its initial visit to the National Diversity Case Competition, the E. J. Ourso College of Business Diversity Diplomats placed third among 34 schools, finishing only behind the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Southern California.

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Business Students Named to Dean's List, President's Honor Roll

LSU has announced the names of the students who have made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor Roll for the fall 2015 semester.

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SEI Fellows Team Up With Big Buddy Program for Lemonade Day

BATON ROUGE – Students in the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute’s (SEI) Fellows Program mentored youth in the Big Buddy Program this spring to teach them entrepreneurship, culminating in their participation in Lemonade Day Louisiana, held May 2.

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Mother, Daughter Graduate Together From Business College

BATON ROUGE – Graduation is a momentous occasion for any student and a time to be shared with family and friends alike.

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