Spring 2016 Issue

Big Finish in International Investment Competition

Two seniors in the Sigmund Weis School of Business finished in the top 25 in a worldwide investment competition sponsored by ETF Global, placing Susquehanna University among the top 25 universities in the competition.

Eric White, an economics major from Acton, Mass., and Chris Ryan, a finance major from Toms River, N.J., realized a 5.14 percent and 4.5 percent return, respectively, on their virtual investment in the ETF Global Portfolio Challenge. The challenge was a web-based simulated investment exercise designed to serve as a fun and educational tool to help teach students about investing in exchange-traded products (ETPs).

Their results earned them complimentary tickets to the Spring 2016 ETP Forum in New York City, where they had the opportunity to network with 500 business professionals. The symposium convenes widely recognized experts in exchange-traded products and capital management.

Chris Ryan (left) and Eric White (right)

SU Tops National Rankings for Study Abroad

Susquehanna University ranks among the best in the nation for undergraduate participation in study abroad, according to the Open Doors 2015 annual report on student mobility, released last November by the Institute for International Education (IIE).

According to the report, which uses data from the 2013-14 academic year, Susquehanna ranked 12th for the total number of students at baccalaureate colleges who studied abroad. The university ranked 13th for the percentage of students at baccalaureate schools studying abroad. Susquehanna is one of only a very small number of schools requiring a study-away experience for all students, as preparation for success in a global economy. Through its Global Opportunities (GO) program, students study off campus in a culture different from their own, either in the U.S. or abroad.

In February, U.S. News & World Report also ranked Susquehanna among the top universities with the highest percentage of students who study abroad. With 78 percent of its 2014 graduates having studied abroad, Susquehanna was ranked 8th nationally among the more than 300 colleges and universities that submitted data to U.S. News.

Graphic Design Students Dominate ADDYs

Graphic design students walked away with the majority of awards during the American Advertising Federation’s Greater Frederick (Md.) ADDY Awards ceremony in February. Twenty-two of the 33 ADDYs awarded, including the coveted Judges’ Choice and Best of Show awards, were won by Susquehanna students.

Elizabeth Regan ’17, of McLean, Va., won a gold ADDY and Best of Show, which includes a $500 prize, for a packaging campaign she developed. Miranda Walters ’17, a junior from Richfield, Pa., won a gold ADDY and the Judge’s Choice Award for her packaging campaign. She also walked away with a silver ADDY for a logo and stationery package she designed.

Nine other Susquehanna students also earned gold and silver ADDYs for their work.

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