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ITRI to Host IT Executive Forum for College Students

ITRI to Host IT Executive Forum for College Students

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Information Technology Research Institute is hosting an IT Executive Forum for College Students on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development auditorium at the Sam M. Walton College of Business on the University of Arkansas campus.

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Technology Opportunities Brought to Life for High School Students

Technology Opportunities Brought to Life for High School Students

Twenty-eight high school students from underrepresented groups attended the 18th Technology Awareness Program, a weeklong residential camp that brought to life the many opportunities in technology.

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Walton Faculty, Students Participate in Enterprise Computing Community Conference

Walton Faculty, Students Participate in Enterprise Computing Community Conference

Faculty and students from the Sam M. Walton College of Business attended the Enterprise Computing Community Conference in Poughkeepsie, New York, June 11-13. 

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Information Systems Honor Society Inducts Members

Information Systems Honor Society Inducts Members

The Upsilon Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Iota Delta International Honor Society inducted 23 members into its recently reactivated inaugural class.

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Information Systems Professor David Douglas to Retire in Fall 2017

Information Systems Professor David Douglas to Retire in Fall 2017

David E. Douglas, University Professor in the Department of Information Systems and member of the faculty at the University of Arkansas since 1975, is retiring, effective Fall 2017.

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ITRI Hosts IT Day for Northeast Arkansas High School Students

ITRI Hosts IT Day for Northeast Arkansas High School Students

ITRI hosted its first IT Day for Students in Arkansas’s Delta region at Newport High School on March 3.

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Venkatesh Honored as Fellow by Association of Information Systems

Venkatesh Honored as Fellow by Association of Information Systems

Viswanath Venkatesh, distinguished professor in the Department of Information Systems and holder of the George and Boyce Billingsley Chair in Information Systems at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, has been recognized with two major honors by the Association for Information Systems.

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Walton College Institute Hosts IT Showcase

Walton College Institute Hosts IT Showcase

What is IT? ITRI will help answer this question by hosting an IT Showcase on Monday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Willard J. Walker Hall atrium. All students are welcome.

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Institute Accepting Applications for Computing Award

Institute Accepting Applications for Computing Award

The Information Technology Research Institute, an Academic Alliance member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, is accepting applications from female high school students for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. The application deadline is Nov. 7.

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Information Technology Students Receive Insight from Industry Executives

Information Technology Students Receive Insight from Industry Executives

The Information Technology Research Institute hosted executive forums on Sept. 14-15 for high school and college students interested in the field of information technology.

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Institute Hosts IT Executive Forum for Students

Institute Hosts IT Executive Forum for Students

The Information Technology Research Institute will present an IT Executive Forum for college students Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development auditorium.

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Campers Learn Technology Opportunities at Walton

Campers Learn Technology Opportunities at Walton

Twelve high school students from groups underrepresented in technology fields got the opportunity to learn about career opportunities open to them during the 17th Technology Awareness Program at Walton College.

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Walton Faculty Recognized for Highly Cited Research

Walton Faculty Recognized for Highly Cited Research

Emerald Group Publishing, a global publisher focusing on research and practice, recognized three faculty members from the Sam M. Walton College of Business for their highly cited papers.

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J.B. Hunt Leaders Talk to Students About Empowering Business Decisions Through Information Systems

J.B. Hunt Leaders Talk to Students About Empowering Business Decisions Through Information Systems

Leaders from J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., visited the business information systems class at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas to stress to students how business decisions are enabled and empowered by information systems and technology. 

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EPIC Spotlight: Ron Freeze

EPIC Spotlight: Ron Freeze

Ron Freeze’s career began in the auto industry, where he oversaw assembly line equipment and made sure production rolled at a steady pace. A lot could go wrong – a conveyor belt chain could break or a tool misfire – and Ron’s responsibility was to make sure that never happened.

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Faculty: Best of the Best

Faculty: Best of the Best

Eight faculty members were recognized for their outstanding work by Walton College’s Business Awards and Elections Committee.

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Walton College Tied for No. 1 in World in Information Systems Research Productivity

Walton College Tied for No. 1 in World in Information Systems Research Productivity

Walton College is ranked in a tie for first in the world in research productivity in information systems.

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2015 Ph.D. Grad Is Assistant Professor at Mihaylo College of Business and Economics

2015 Ph.D. Grad Is Assistant Professor at Mihaylo College of Business and Economics

Amr Adel Soror, who earned a Ph.D. at the Walton College in 2015, is settling in as an assistant professor in information systems and decision sciences at California State University, Fullerton, and its Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.

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Information Technology Research Institute Hosts Girls in IT Event

Information Technology Research Institute Hosts Girls in IT Event

The Information Technology Research Institute at the Sam M. Walton College of Business hosted a Girls in IT event in Little Rock on Dec. 4 to introduce information technology careers to high school girls.

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Tracy Sykes Named Most Productive Among Information System Assistant Professors

Tracy Sykes Named Most Productive Among Information System Assistant Professors

Tracy Sykes, an assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, was recognized in three separate business journal lists as the most productive researcher in the world among all information systems assistant professors earning a Ph.D. in or after 2000.

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Douglas Presents Watson Papers At Big Data And Analytics Edcon

Douglas Presents Watson Papers At Big Data And Analytics Edcon

David Douglas, a University Professor in the Department of Information Systems, delivered two papers at the International Big Data and Analytics Educational Conference 2015.

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Walton College Hosts Technology Awareness Program for Students

Walton College Hosts Technology Awareness Program for Students

“The TAP program is designed to encourage women and minorities to seek out lucrative careers in the information technology industry,” said Eric Bradford, managing director of the Information Technology Research Institute.

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EPIC Spotlight: Xiao Ma

EPIC Spotlight: Xiao Ma

He worked as a journalist in his native China, sold ads and devised business strategies for a company as an intern in New York City. Xiao Ma Assistant Professor Department of Information Systems Yet Xiao Ma knew he’d rather work with computers. He also knew where he would like to be. “Over time, I realized … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Xiao Ma

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Kelly Named Walton College Employee of the 3rd Quarter

Kelly Named Walton College Employee of the 3rd Quarter

Tricia Kelly, administrative support supervisor in the Department of Information Systems, has been named employee of the third quarter by the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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Tyson CEO to Speak at Walton Commencement

Tyson CEO to Speak at Walton Commencement

Donnie Smith, president and chief executive officer of Tyson Foods Inc., is the 2015 commencement speaker for the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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2015-16 Walton Student Ambassadors Announced

2015-16 Walton Student Ambassadors Announced

Thirteen students have been named Walton College Student Ambassadors for 2015-16. Student ambassadors assist Walton’s Undergraduate Programs Office with recruitment efforts.

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Three From Walton College Elected to ASG Leadership Roles

Three From Walton College Elected to ASG Leadership Roles

Three Walton College students have been elected as Associated Student Government officials for the 2015-16 academic year. Elections were conducted March 9-12 and have been certified by the ASG Judiciary.

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In The Spotlight: Kristin Breen

In The Spotlight: Kristin Breen

Kristin Breen says she couldn’t sum up her new job as program coordinator at Walton College’s Information Technology Research Institute any better than her title does.

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EPIC Spotlight: Hua Wang

EPIC Spotlight: Hua Wang

Hua Wang has experienced much in his five years in the United States. He has mastered the English language, played French horn with the University of Arkansas band and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Sam M. Walton College of Business in addition to his music degree.

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EPIC Spotlight: Rachel Mooreland

EPIC Spotlight: Rachel Mooreland

One summer while in high school, Rachel Mooreland traveled from her Bartlesville, Oklahoma, home to attend a summer program at the University of Arkansas.

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Girls in IT Conference

Girls in IT Conference

On Nov. 19, more than 100 young women in high school and junior high school networked with professional women currently working in the field of information technology during the 2nd annual Girls in IT event held at the Sam M. Walton College of Business to learn about industry careers, courses, and needed skills.

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27 Named to the Walton Dean’s Student Advisory Board

27 Named to the Walton Dean’s Student Advisory Board

Autumn Parker, associate director for undergraduate recruitment, and Barbara Lofton, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, have announced the 27 members of the 2014-2015 Dean’s Student Advisory Board for Walton.

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Mixing Business with Technology: The IT Executive Forum

Mixing Business with Technology: The IT Executive Forum

High School students and Information Systems students benefited from a panel discussion and reception with IT industry executives.

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Presentation Highlights SAS Visual Analytics

Presentation Highlights SAS Visual Analytics

Tom Bohannon, an analytical consultant for SAS Institute, will present to Sam M. Walton College of Business faculty and Ph.D. students about SAS Visual Analytics on Wednesday, Nov. 5. Bohannon will give an overview of SAS Visual Analytics to all faculty and doctoral students from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Willard J. Walker Hall room 331. He … Continue reading Presentation Highlights SAS Visual Analytics

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EPIC Spotlight: Gabriel Cullier

EPIC Spotlight: Gabriel Cullier

Each unique pitch piqued my interest and introduced me to the creative world of Information
Technology and Computer Engineering. That next day I changed my major.

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Making Waves for Women in IT

Making Waves for Women in IT

TechCrunch article features ITRI Director Eric Bradford among list of “10 Men Making Waves For Women In Tech.”

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EPIC Spotlight: Jackie Sandoval

EPIC Spotlight: Jackie Sandoval

“Walton College is one of the best business schools, so where else would I go?” Jackie Sandoval Junior Economics and Finance Major Accounting and Information Systems Minor Jackie Sandoval had to go to a meeting. She found the room, saw some familiar faces and a place to sit. But once the session began, Jackie quickly … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Jackie Sandoval

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EPIC Spotlight: Hartmut Hoehle

EPIC Spotlight: Hartmut Hoehle

Even Down Under, Dr. Hartmut Hoehle knew the Sam M. Walton College of Business would be a great place to work. He visited in September 2011 and enjoyed his visit, so when there was an opening for an assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems, he knew he had to apply for it.

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EPIC Spotlight: Hannah Hobson

EPIC Spotlight: Hannah Hobson

“Because of my experience in the Walton College, I now look at the world through a marketing lens.” Hannah Hobson Senior Marketing Major Enterprise Resource Planning Minor Beginning a new school and an entirely new era in your life is both thrilling and intimidating as you enter your freshman year in college. Fortunately, the Sam … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Hannah Hobson

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EPIC Spotlight: E.J. Farley

EPIC Spotlight: E.J. Farley

E.J. Farley was an avid reader while growing up in his hometown of El Dorado, Arkansas. One book in particular got him to look at life a little differently. In fact, it helped him see opportunities.

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