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  • OCOB - Cal Poly Team Places Second in Regional Human Resource Games
    at the recent Society for Human Resource Management SHRM Pac West Regional Case Competition at Pepperdine University in Malibu Better known as the HR Games the competition tasks students with presenting their analysis and action plans for a company experiencing a downsizing and presenting those ideas to a panel of senior level human resource executives Cal Poly s team was comprised of Orfalea College of Business seniors Michael Grimaud and Nicole Shane and Graphic Communication senior Veronica Kopp Grumaud and Shane are officers in the university s Human Research Management Association HRMA a student organization that encourages participation in the annual HR Games Shane also served as team captain Students receive some financial assistance from Cal Poly s Instructionally Related Activities program Grimaud is from Moorpark Kopp is from San Ramon and Shane is from Irvine Ten teams from across the Pacific West region competed in the 2012 tournament Cal Poly and the University of Nevada Reno ultimately competed head to head in the finals In addition to a plaque the Cal Poly trio received 2 000 to help them achieve their educational goals Left to right Cal Poly students Michael Grimaud Veronica Kopp and team captain Nicole Shane at

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  • OCOB - Economics Professor Michael Marlow on Government and Obesity
    in the U S and explains why intervention efforts from Washington have proven to be unsuccessful In the first paper FAT CHANCE An Analysis of Anti Obesity Efforts Marlow and co author Sherzod Abdukadirov critically examine whether government policymakers can improve social welfare by implementing policies designed to remedy systematic mistakes made by individuals Such policymakers rely on the findings of behavioral economics research a rapidly growing discipline that studies individuals systematic biases to justify nudges or shoves that steer individuals toward choices more in sync with their best interests In effect the belief is that they can exploit individuals departures from rationality in ways that correct what the policymakers view as irrational individual mistakes Marlow and Abdukadirov focus on efforts to lower obesity prevalence and argue that government intervention in individual food and lifestyle choices is often misguided and too easily justified on the assumption that elected officials are better informed than the individuals they seek to guide In addition to taxes interventions believed to steer individuals toward leaner bodies and thus improved lives include regulations requiring calorie counts on restaurant menus and vending machines bans on children s toys at fast food restaurants bans on soda and unhealthy food at schools and bans on new fast food restaurants Marlow and Abdukadirov demonstrate that intervention is often ineffective in remedying individual failures and that in some cases its actions are counterproductive in producing the desired result In another paper Marlow and co author Alden F Shiers Economics Professor Emeritus for the Orfalea College of Business examine the hypothesized link between obesity and fast food by examining data on all U S states between 2001 and 2009 in their recently published The Relationship Between Fast Food and Obesity The previous literature on this issue leaves open the question of whether

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/economics-professor-michael-marlow-on-government-and-obesity/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Bill Zito Scholarship Awarded to Two Orfalea College Students
    In the Media Information Systems Newsletter IT P Area Newsletter Management HR Newsletter Marketing Area Newsletter News Orfalea Newsletter Previous Events Student Success Uncategorized Search for Bill Zito Scholarship Awarded to Two Orfalea College Students Orfalea College seniors Paul Marchetti and Katherine Worland were each honored with a Bill Zito Scholarship from the PMMI Education Training Foundation The 750 award recognizes their academic achievements and dedication to advancing their future careers in the packaging industry To qualify Paul and Katherine were required to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in packaging professions maintain a 3 0 GPA or higher indicate involvement in extracurricular activities and receive a recommendation from a faculty member within the packaging program Bill Zito Scholarship winners Paul Marchetti and Katherine Worland with Dave Christy Orfalea College of Business dean and Dr Jay Singh director of the Cal Poly Packaging Program Posted Feb 27 2012 Recent News Paul Orfalea Speaks to Students on Campus Visit Cal Poly Faculty Receives 400 000 Grant to Study Economy of Local Food Cal Poly Students Rank High at Construction Management Competition Cal Poly Students to be Honored by Lawmakers at State Capitol on Feb 1 More News Tax Prep Clinic Learn More

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  • OCOB - Professor Steven Mintz on the Ethics of Whistle-blowing
    Uncategorized Search for Professor Steven Mintz on the Ethics of Whistle blowing Steven Mintz Professor of Accounting for the Orfalea College of Business contributed to www trust org in an article about the ethics of corporate whistle blowing in cases of fraudulent or otherwise illegal business practices Mintz teaches ethics in business and accounting at Cal Poly and manages two popular blogs in ethical issues in business and society www ethicssage com and in the workplace www workplaceethicsadvice com In this feature Mintz raises tough questions about when an employee ought to speak up against corporate malpractice and discusses the various laws that protect whistle blowers who reveal sensitive information The harm a company does to a community with unlawful practices outweighs the harm an individual does to one s employer by blowing the whistle after attempting to right the wrong through internal means Steven Mintz To read the full story visit http www trust org trustlaw blogs anti corruption views the ethics behind blowing the whistle Posted Feb 27 2012 Recent News Paul Orfalea Speaks to Students on Campus Visit Cal Poly Faculty Receives 400 000 Grant to Study Economy of Local Food Cal Poly Students Rank High at

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  • OCOB - John C. Rogers III, Professor of Marketing, 1944-2012
    in sports during his youth He excelled in lacrosse and went on to play for Penn State University where he earned his MBA in Quantitative Methods on a scholarship Rogers earned a BS in Management from Point Park College in Pittsburg Pennsylvania and a PhD in Business Administration and Marketing from Virginia Tech From there he began his teaching career specializing in marketing research quantitative models in marketing and marketing strategies Rogers began his career at Cal Poly in 1986 and served as interim dean of the college in 1992 93 During his tenure at Cal Poly Rogers taught abroad for one year at Kossuth Lajos University in Debrecen Hungary He and his wife maintained ties professionally and personally with the people they encountered overseas John had a passion for international travel He fostered relationships with institutions that created opportunities for Orfalea College students and faculty Dr Lynn Metcalf Professor and Area Chair of Marketing said of Rogers international experience Moreover it impressed me that he created opportunities at every possible break to take his family abroad for extended periods and to expose his children to different cultures and habits of mind Rogers is survived by wife Marti son John and daughter in law Victoria daughter Kristine and son in law Brian and grandchildren Abigail Lily and Alexander As per his wishes no services will be held To commemorate Rogers passion for international travel and learning which he viewed as a powerful educational tool his family has established a scholarship fund to assist Orfalea College students interested in studying abroad In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be issued to John C Rogers Memorial Scholarship Fund P O Box 0665 Morro Bay CA 93443 The Orfalea College of Business will also commemorate Rogers contributions to the college with a memorial

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  • OCOB - In the Media: Jean-Francois Coget on Performance Reviews in the Wall Street Journal
    Area Newsletter Management HR Newsletter Marketing Area Newsletter News Orfalea Newsletter Previous Events Student Success Uncategorized Search for In the Media Jean Francois Coget on Performance Reviews in the Wall Street Journal Assistant Professor of Management Jean Francois Coget and his colleagues who conducted a study about the utility of performance reviews were recently featured in the Wall Street Journal Their research examined 17 firms that have decided to forgo the traditional performance review The findings indicated that those organizations and their employees benefited from doing away with performance appraisal systems When feedback is not going to be used to judge you or your fate in the company you are more likely to be open about where you need to grow and it s going to be far more effective says Dr Coget of California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo Read the full article from the Wall Street Journal here http online wsj com article SB10001424052970204319004577088810100916828 html mod wsj share tweet Posted Jan 14 2012 Recent News Paul Orfalea Speaks to Students on Campus Visit Cal Poly Faculty Receives 400 000 Grant to Study Economy of Local Food Cal Poly Students Rank High at Construction Management Competition Cal Poly

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  • OCOB - In the Media: Cal Poly LITC Hosts California Central Coast Tax Coalition Press Conference
    Management HR Newsletter Marketing Area Newsletter News Orfalea Newsletter Previous Events Student Success Uncategorized Search for In the Media Cal Poly LITC Hosts California Central Coast Tax Coalition Press Conference The Orfalea College of Business Low Income Taxpayer Clinic a member of the California Central Coast Tax Coalition held a press conference Thursday January 12 to discuss the services offered by the LITC and the referral network of coalition members Congresswoman Lois Capps was present to acknowledge the success of student accountants working with the LITC http www kcoy com Global story asp S 16510764 http www sanluisobispo com 2012 01 13 1905598 tax help offered to slo county html http www sanluisobispo com 2011 12 29 1887075 nonprofit strategies tax clinic html http mustangdaily net congresswoman capps recognizes success of free on campus tax clinic Left to right LITC Executive Director Rusty Roy Congresswoman Lois Capps IRS Territory Manager Connie Stewart IRS Territory Manager Greg Pence Dean Dave Christy Orfalea College of Business Posted Jan 13 2012 Recent News Paul Orfalea Speaks to Students on Campus Visit Cal Poly Faculty Receives 400 000 Grant to Study Economy of Local Food Cal Poly Students Rank High at Construction Management Competition

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/in-the-media-cal-poly-litc-hosts-california-central-coast-tax-coalition-press-conference/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Cal Poly to Host IAPRI World Packaging Conference this Summer
    June 21 2012 IAPRI meets annually either at a symposium or a conference held on alternating years by one of the members of the association The symposia are set up exclusively for IAPRI members but the conferences are open to participation from key players in the packaging industry as well Research areas covered at the Cal Poly conference will include packaging materials and container packaging for food and agriculture distribution packaging medical cosmetic and pharmaceutical packaging testing and standards innovations and development sustainability active and intelligent packaging hazardous and dangerous goods and design printing and graphics Experts in the field in academia and industry will offer more than 200 presentations on the aforementioned topics in addition to several keynote lectures The Cal Poly Packaging Program will also work with Wiley s Journal of Packaging Technology and Science to manage a peer review track for full length paper submissions at the conference This will provide authors of manuscripts about the packaging industry the chance to be published in a special edition of the journal Approximately 500 attendees from more than 30 countries will gather for this educational event and networking opportunity Dr Jay Singh director of the Cal Poly packaging program and IAPRI 2012 conference chair noted the weight this conference carries saying The IAPRI World Packaging conference will put the Cal Poly Packaging Program on the global map For more information about registration sponsorship or general questions visit www iapri2012 com or contact Dr Singh at jasingh calpoly edu In the media http www packagingdigest com article 520445 Cal Poly will host packaging researchers for global conference exchange of ideas php http www thepackagingportal com Portal Search aspx Id 1 searchTerm chamber stack shipper after being redirected to the Brunton Packaging Portal page click the first link entitled Corrugated Today

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/cal-poly-to-host-iapri-world-packaging-conference-this-summer/ (2016-02-17)
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