Several faculty members from the College of Business and Leadership at Fort Hays State University made presentations at the 25th annual Southwest Business Symposium from March 27-28 at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond.
Dr. Arthur Young, assistant professor of accounting and information systems (AIS), presented "Social Security: What is the Incremental Benefit of Working One More Year?"
Dr. Robert Meier, professor of AIS, Dr. Wally Guyot, professor, and Cole Engel, Hays graduate student, presented "Second Life and Virtual World Teaching."
Engel, Dr. Jerrold Stark, professor of management and marketing, Meier, and Joan Rumpel, assistant professor of AIS, presented "Comparing the Adoption of Interactive Technologies by Young Consumers in Australia and the United States."
Dr. Win Jordan, assistant professor of AIS, presented "Aaron's Construction Inc.: A Case for Teaching Database Design Using a Resource-Event-Agent Approach."
Michael Martin, instructor of management and marketing, presented "Development of a Virtual Course in Customer Service: Alignment with Face-to-Face Courses and Student Learning Styles."
Young and Rumpel presented "Innovations to Improve Introductory Accounting Courses".
Three faculty members also received special recognition awards: Meier for 20 years of participation in the symposium; Stark for 17 years of participation; and Rumpel for 15 years.