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Register for the 2018 Alumni Tailgate
Don't miss the fun at our 2018 Alumni Tailgate. Enjoy free food and a drink* before the Tigers take on Bama. Games and music will complete the festive feel.

Saturday, November 3
LSU VS. Alabama
Tailgate begins four hours before kickoff (TBA).
BEC Courtyard
The event is free for E. J. Ourso College alumni, friends, and guests.

Whether you plan to stop by or stay the whole time, please register

*One free meal ticket and one free beverage ticket will be issued to each guest at check-in. A cash bar will be available for all additional drink purchases. 
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Lousiana Economic Outlook Released
cover of the 2019-20 Louisiana Economic Outlook
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Professor Emeritus of Economics Loren Scott unveiled the 2019-2020 Louisiana Economic Outlook (LEO) last week. According to Scott, the 37th edition of the LEO, which is published by the college’s Economics & Policy Research Group, shows job growth on the horizon following the state’s recession.

According to the LEO, the state should add 59,500 jobs over 2019-20, surpassing the 2 million-job mark for the first time in its history in 2019.

Order a copy of the Louisiana Economic Outlook.
LSU is the Only Public University in Louisiana Ranked in Top Tier by U.S. News & World Report
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. LSU is ranked 70th among public universities and 35th among flagship universities nationwide.

In program rankings, LSU’s undergraduate business program is ranked 108th, a slight increase from last year. The undergraduate accounting program ranked 52nd.

Inaugural LSU Sales Symposium
Sharpen your skills and get a glimpse at the future of sales during the inaugural LSU Sales Symposium. Sales professionals at all levels will benefit from this professional development opportunity. JD Sherman, president and COO of HubSpot, is the keynote.

Friday, November 16
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Individual $125: includes lunch, cocktail networking reception, and parking
Corporate Package $1,000: includes 10 individual registrations with all the inclusions above

Sessions: Sales Management and CRM, Sales Technology and Sales Marketing, Inbound Sales and Marketing

Visit the symposium page for the full agenda and registration form.

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2018 LSU 100 Gala
LSU 100 2017 winner and Dean Richard White
LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses honorees will be recognized at a black-tie-optional gala to be held on Friday, November 16 at L'Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge.

Reserved tables of 10 seats are available for $1,250; the half-table option is $625. Reserved seating is limited. For table sales, call 225-578-0089 or email Individual tickets, $125 each, can be purchased on EventBrite through Thursday, November 1.

Piccoli Selected as Journal Editor

Gabriele Piccoli, Edward G. Schlieder Endowed Chair of Information Sciences in the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, has been selected as editor-in-chief of MIS Quarterly Executive (MISQE). Piccoli’s three-year term will begin on January 1, 2019. 

Accounting Faculty Paper Accepted for Publication

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. “No news is bad news; Do PCAOB part II reports have an effect on annually inspected firms’ audit fees and audit quality” was written by Elizabeth Johnson, an assistant professor at Florida Gulf Coast University and LSU accounting PhD alumna, Professor Ken Reichelt and Associate Professor Jared Soileau.

2018 LSUCIA Conference Registration Closes October 12
Network with other internal auditing professionals and earn CPE hours at the LSU Center for Internal Auditing Conference.

Monday, October 15 - Tuesday, October 16
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
L'Auberge Casino Hotel | Baton Rouge

Cost: $450 for both days (16 CPE hours), $225 for one day (eight CPE hours)

Visit  the conference page   for agenda details and registration.
Upcoming Events
October 15-16
November 1
Business Education Complex
November 3
LSU vs. Alabama
November 16
December 14
Faculty Receive Promotions, Tenure

Several E. J. Ourso College of Business faculty were awarded promotion and tenure before the start of the 2018-2019 academic year.
Kenneth Reichelt was promoted to professor in the Department of Accounting.
Jared Soileau head shot
Jared Soileau was promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Department of Accounting.
Rajesh Narayanan head shot
Rajesh Narayanan was promoted to professor in the Department of Finance.
Andrew Kuo head shot
Andrew Kuo was promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Department of Marketing.
Edmund Giering IV and Rolfe McCollister Jr. head shots
LSU Alumni to Receive Volunteer Activist Awards

The Emerge Center has named LSU alumni Edmund Giering IV and Rolfe McCollister Jr. to its list of 2018 Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activists.

Help us reach 200 LSU Connect Members
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Help grow LSU Connect, our online networking community, to 200+ members.

Use the "join now" links at To simplify the process, sign up using your LinkedIn or Facebook account.

This free platform allows E. J. Ourso College alumni to network using computers or mobile devices.

Once your account is approved, head to the "directory" tab to search for members by class year, location, industry, and more.

Accounts approved within one business day.
Louisiana's Place in the Global Energy Economy

The LSU Center for Energy Studies will hold its annual energy summit on Wednesday, October 24. Raphael W. Bostic, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, is one of the event's many outstanding speakers. Full event details including a registration form are available online.
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