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Narayanan appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Outreach

BATON ROUGE - Rajesh P. Narayanan has been selected as the new associate dean for academic affairs and outreach in the Office of the Dean at the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Timothy Chandler, who previously held the position, has been named associate dean for undergraduate programs and assessment. Narayanan is also the chair of the E. J. Ourso College of Business’s Department of Finance and he will continue that role for the next year.

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Richard White Jr. to Retire as LSU Business Dean

Richard D. White Jr. will step down as dean of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business at the end of this academic year.

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

The LSU E. J. Ourso College is hosting a Business Graduate Program Fair Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Business Education Complex rotunda.

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E. J. Ourso College Recognizes Student Scholarship Recipients

LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business recently recognized student achievement for the 2018-19 academic year. The following scholarship recipients were recognized for their accomplishments.

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Accounting Major Vivian Carter Awarded Prestigious PCAOB Scholarship

Accounting major Vivian Carter of Homer, LA has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). The PCAOB Scholarship Program awards funds to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accounting degree program at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university. The Program is merit-based and awarded to select students who demonstrate interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing while maintaining and demonstrating high ethical standards.

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Accounting Faculty Member Authors New Auditing Textbook

Baton Rouge – Laura D. Wiley, PhD, CPA, assistant department chair and senior instructor in the Department of Accounting, has co-authored Auditing: A Practical Approach with Data Analytics with Raymond Johnson, an Oregon CPA who teaches auditing concepts and practices and financial statement analysis at Portland State University. According to the publisher’s website, the textbook “prepares students for the rapidly changing demands of the auditing profession by meeting the data-driven requirements of today’s workforce,” adding “this course uses a practical, case-based approach to help students develop professional judgment, think critically about the auditing process, and develop the decision-making skills necessary to perform a real-world audit.”

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E. J. Ourso College of Business Faculty Receive Promotions, Tenure

BATON ROUGE – The University hosted its inaugural celebration to honor LSU faculty who received promotion and tenure effective next academic year. The professional milestones the honorees reached outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service for which LSU is known. Six LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business faculty were awarded promotion and tenure.

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Ten Business Students Named to SEC 2018-19 Winter Honor Roll

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Out of 37 LSU student-athletes named to the 2018-19 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll, 10 of them are E. J. Ourso College of Business students. The 2018-19 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades posted from the 2018 Spring, Summer and Fall terms.

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LSU Dept. of Accounting to Host Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference

The 2019 Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference will be held July 17-18, at the Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge. This conference is sponsored by the Department of Accounting in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business.

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Six Straight Years of Record-Breaking Graduating Classes for LSU

BATON ROUGE – SEC Professor of the Year Gabriela González delivered the keynote address, and LSU graduated its largest and most diverse class ever at the university’s 298th commencement exercises on Friday, May 10. At the spring commencement ceremony, a record 4,442 degrees were awarded. The overall class of 2018-19 – students receiving degrees in previous summer and fall commencements combined with the current spring commencement – saw 7,047 degrees awarded, the highest in any academic year ever.

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Accounting Major Recognized in 2019 Leadership LSU

LSU has recognized 28 students as the Class of 2019 for Leadership LSU, an annual spring program which is coordinated by LSU Campus Life on behalf of the LSU Office of the Dean of Students.

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LSU Named One of America’s Best Value Colleges by Forbes

BATON ROUGE – LSU is rated as the best value university in Louisiana and 69th among public universities across the country in Forbes 2019 America’s Best Value Colleges rankings.

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LSU Accounting Honors Outstanding Students at Annual Banquet

In recognition of their academic accomplishments, the Department of Accounting awarded scholarships to 45 students at their annual awards banquet April 23, 2019, in the Business Education Complex Rotunda.

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Donadio, Schneckenburger and Zehnder Inducted into E. J. Ourso College of Business Hall of Distinction

The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business inducted Marcela Donadio, Robert Schneckenburger and Jeff Zehnder into its Hall of Distinction at a banquet held Business Education Complex on Friday, March 22.

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Aghazadeh Received Best Midyear Meeting Paper Award

Baton Rouge – Sanaz Aghazadeh, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting, was awarded the Best Midyear Meeting Paper Award by the American Accounting Association at their 2019 Auditing Midyear Meeting in January 2019. Aghazadeh’s paper, Revealing Oz: Audit Firm Partners’ Experiences with National Office Consultations, finds that the audit firm national office identity has shifted in recent years toward a more user-friendly entity that collaborates closely with engagement teams and also includes clients in consultations.

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Department of Accounting Hosts 2019 Research Conference

BATON ROUGE - The E. J. Ourso College of Business Department of Accounting will host its annual Regional Research Conference Friday, March 1, 2019, in the Business Education Complex with Bharat Sarath, PhD, as this year’s speaker. Accounting faculty from colleges throughout Louisiana are invited to attend.

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LSU’s National Diversity Case Competition Team Places Runner-Up

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A team from LSU’s Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Business Student Success placed runner-up at the 2019 National Diversity Case Competition (NDCC) at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. The competition is held annually the weekend before Martin Luther King Jr. Day and brings together some of the best and most diverse talent in undergraduate education from across the country. This was the eighth year for the event, which took place Jan. 18-19. Nearly 170 business students from 42 teams competed – up from 35 teams last year.

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LSU Recognizes 1,950 Graduates at December Commencement, LSU’s Largest Fall Graduating Class Ever

BATON ROUGE – LSU recognized 1,950 graduates at the university’s 297th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 14.

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2019 LSU100 Nominations Open

BATON ROUGE – LSU Executive Education announces the opening of nominations for the 2019 LSU100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses on February 1, 2019.

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LSU Flores MBA Program Offers One-Year MBA to Undergraduate Business Majors

BATON ROUGE - The LSU Flores MBA Program has launched a one-year MBA track that’s geared toward students who hold an undergraduate business degree from an accredited institution. Beginning in June, this new one-year MBA format will allow students to complete the MBA degree in just 11 months.

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Department of Accounting Featured for Excellence in Forensic Accounting

BATON ROUGE – ForensicsColleges.com, an on-line resource specializing in forensic accounting programs across the country, has recognized the Master of Accountancy degree program in the E. J. Ourso College of Business’ Department of Accounting for excellence in combating securities and commodities fraud. Professor Larry Crumbley was also recognized as an expert in the field.

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Hall of Distinction 2019 Inductees Announced

BATON ROUGE – The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business has announced the members of its 2019 Hall of Distinction Class – Marcela Donadio, Robert Schneckenburger and Jeff Zehnder. This year’s class will be inducted at the Hall of Distinction Banquet, which the college will host at the Business Education Complex on Friday, March 22.

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LSU Department of Accounting Publishes Annual Tiger Tactics

The Department of Accounting at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business has published its annual Tiger Tactics newsletter announcing several accomplishments of students, faculty, and alumni.

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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 fall 2018 semester.

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With Regional Win LSU Team Advances to National Accounting Competition 2018

BATON ROUGE - With a win at regionals, a team of LSU accounting students will advance to compete in Deloitte’s national 2019 Audit Innovation Campus Challenge (AICC) to be held in April of 2019 at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas.

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Business Alumni Couple Featured in LSU Foundation Cornerstone

BATON ROUGE - Tom (finance, ’82) and Lisa (accounting ’89; law, ’94) Adamek, longtime philanthropic supporters of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, have made their largest gift to date in support of the Department of Finance and the Office of Business Student Success.

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2019 DAC Leadership Announced

BATON ROUGE - In their semi-annual meeting held October 12, 2018, the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Dean's Advisory Council elected new leadership for 2019-2020.

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LSU Dept. of Accounting Kicks Off 2019 With Tax Seminar

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.

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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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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

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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Accounting Faculty Paper Accepted for Publication

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.

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LSU is the Only Public University in Louisiana Ranked in Top Tier by U.S. News & World Report

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.

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E. J. Ourso College of Business Faculty Receive Promotions, Tenure

BATON ROUGE – Several LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business faculty were awarded promotion and tenure before the start of the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Emergent Method Named One of Country's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

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. The firm is ranked first among Baton Rouge companies in the Inc. 5000 rankings and sixth among Louisiana companies.

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Accounting Professor Examines Supply Chain Auditors, Revenue Quality

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.

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Student Leader Profile: Kyle Mancuso

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.

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Student Leader Profile: Teja Dabney

BATON ROUGE - Master of Accountancy student Teja Dabney will lead the LSU Student Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants Inc. (NABA). Dabney talked to us about her last year at LSU and how NABA helped her thrive.

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E. J. Ourso College Alumnus Recognized as a Top National Financial Representative

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.

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LSU Center for Internal Auditing to Hold Conference Oct. 15-16

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Center for Internal Auditing (LSUCIA) will hold a conference for 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.

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E. J. Ourso College Alumni Earn Honors from LCPA

BATON ROUGE – The Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA) recently honored Baton Rouge CPAs, J. Gerard “Jerry” Jolly, Peggy Scott, Jeffrey Koonce and Layne McDaniel 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.

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LSU Accounting Grad Receives Impressive Industry Award

Erin Kilpatrick and Dean Richard White Erin Kilpatrick and Richard D. White Jr., dean of the E. J. Ourso College of Business 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.

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LSU Dept. of Accounting to host Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference

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.

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LSU Music and Dramatic Arts, Business Partner on “Nickel and Dimed” Talkback

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. The discussion followed a performance of “Nickel and Dimed,” Joan Holden’s adaptation of Barbara Ehrenreich’s 2001 best-seller “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America.”

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Leadership LSU Class of 2018

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.

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LSU Accounting Honors Outstanding Students at Annual Banquet

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.

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2018 Love Purple Live Gold Awards

BATON ROUGE – Last month LSU Campus Life, a department within the Office of the Dean of Students, awarded Love Purple Live Gold Awards for 16 categories out of 144 total applications for outstanding achievements during the 2017-18 academic year.

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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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May 2018 Graduates

May 2018 graduates by city and state.

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