Students help launch store, improve business

A group of WVU College of Business and Economics management students helped open a store in Morgantown (on July 1) and worked to improve an existing business during the past two semesters, and they learned a lot while doing it.

Steve Cutright got the ball rolling with his fall semester Management 438 class. He put up a job posting for three interns and soon had several candidates who were interviewed and "hired."

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B&E offers internationally renowned forensic accounting program in Bahrain

West Virginia University's global reputation in the area of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination (FAFE) is again taking it to global soil, this time to the financial capitol of the Middle East.

The Royal University for Women (RUW) in Bahrain requested that WVU's College of Business and Economics conduct a three-day FAFE workshop because of its international reputation in that area of study. As a result, Dr. Scott Fleming , assistant professor of accounting, conducted the workshop at RUW May 22-24.

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Accounting, German major awarded Fulbright scholarship

Jeremy Munza had been waiting since last fall to learn whether he will be in Germany next fall as a Fulbright Scholar.

He applied for the scholarship in October, but it wasn't until March that he learned he had indeed been selected to be among approximately 1,600 U.S. students receiving the scholarship for 2012-13.

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Former Securities and Exchange lawyer teaching at B&E

A former senior counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is teaching legal ethics at the College of Business and Economics.

Jena Martin Amerson, now an associate professor of law at the WVU College of Law, began teaching in the business school's EMBA program in 2010. She is now teaching online courses.

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1986 grad: Investors are hesitant

Folks who invested $40 per share on May's Facebook initial public offering have winced since then, watching their shares fall by double digits.

The hype and then a technical glitch that led to millions lost during the first few moments of trading are just one recent and well-publicized Wall Street episode.

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Auditor from Kosovo takes B&E fraud courses

Drin Mormorina arrived in Morgantown in May to learn more about fraud. In particular, he wants to know how to detect and prevent it.

Mormorina is a senior internal auditor with the Foundation for International Community Assistance in head office Prishtina, the capital of Kosovo.

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New BBER study: State's shrinking working-age population could affect future economic growth

The number of working-age people is on the decline in West Virginia, which could present a major challenge for the state’s continued economic growth. The decrease was outlined in estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau and evaluated by the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

Dr. Christiadi, a demographer in BBER, which operates within the WVU College of Business and Economics, said West Virginia’s population estimates show decreases in critical areas. Such areas include the prime working-age population, the K-12 population and the population of children less than five years of age.

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WVU to offer internationally renowned forensic accounting program in Bahrain

West Virginia University’s global reputation in forensic accounting and fraud examinationis again taking it to global soil, this time to the financial capital of the Middle East.

The Royal University for Women in Bahrain requested that WVU’s College of Business and Economics conduct a three-day FAFE workshop because of its international reputation in the field. Dr. Scott Fleming, assistant professor of accounting, will conduct the workshop at RUW May 22-24.

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