Feature Stories Archive

See below for a list of previous feature stories:

Granting Wishes
The Sellinger Dean’s Fund expands the total breadth of the academic experience, from classroom enhancements, to experiential study opportunities, to access to innovative faculty research. 

The Future's Growth Today
The key to sustaining economic growth will be in identifying advancing industries and taking innovative steps to ensure their long-term economic health. Although this growth in many places is still tenuous at best, the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metropolitan region is positioned well for the future. 

Prospering Together
The activities of small and mid-size businesses may not make news the way the operations of larger corporations do, but this doesn’t mean that small businesses don’t play a vital role in the American economy. The Center for Closely Held Firms at Loyola University Maryland helps move these small businesses forward by building networks in the business community. 

The China Bubble
As business in the United States has lagged and debt crises and austerity measures have hindered the economies of Europe, China has been touted as the world’s next economic giant, still expanding rapidly during a period of global uncertainty.

Summer: A Time to Breathe and Read
The slightly slower-paced summer months offer an ideal opportunity to indulge in simple pleasures and practices that can relieve the stress created by crowded agendas, competing priorities, and other demands placed on successful leaders.

The Art of Reflection
Sellinger School faculty and colleagues discuss the significance of the process of reflection and how it can be used to develop stronger leaders and improve decision making.

Mastering Millennials
Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs at Loyola and noted expert on “the Millennials,” explains how business leaders who fail to capitalize on the potential of this distinctive generation are losing out on vast opportunities to advance their organizations.

Locker Room Leadership
Jimmy Patsos, coach of the Greyhounds men’s basketball team, shares five quick, direct tips for coaching—or business—success.

The Art of Reflection
We asked John Everett, an affiliate assistant professor at the Sellinger School, who teaches the Business Strategy course, how reflection—a cornerstone of Jesuit philosophy—is used in business and business education 

How to LEED
Loyola’s 2011 Business Leader of the Year shares his insights on sustainable building in this Q&A.

The Economics of the Great Healthcare Debate
Sean Keehan, an economist in the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and affiliate professor at the Sellinger School, discusses some of the questions he’d raise regarding potential alternatives to 2010’s Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

Back to Business
With the start of the new academic year, Sellinger School faculty and administrators are acutely aware of the emerging trends in business and business education, and excited about the changes in existing curricula and new programs that will be launched to address them.

Globalization—A good thing or a greed thing?
Roger Kashlak, Ph.D., professor of management and international business, discusses how the globalization of business—and business education—has introduced a risky culture of immediate gratification to new corners of the world, and points out the potential for a more responsible approach to business issues as emerging economies in Africa and Latin America continue to grow. 

Confidence is Key
Laurie McDonald, MBA '11, is the North American wholesale director for Pandora Jewelry, the Denmark-based jewelry company with sales in 55 countries through more than 10,000 outlets. In this interview, McDonald explains how her Loyola MBA armed her with the enhanced leadership skills needed for professional advancement and prepared her to walk with confidence into any business situation and make effective decisions.
July 14, 2011

No Limits
Brad Dickerson, EMBA ’03, is the chief financial officer for Under Armour, one of the fastest growing performance brands currently in the market, with operations all over the world. In this interview, Dickerson reflects on why he chose Loyola and how his Executive MBA helped him land a job—and now a position in the C-suite—at the startup turned billion-dollar company that continues to experience explosive growth and to expand into new markets today.
June 15, 2011

Mobile Mania
With tablets adoption on the rise and a rapidly expanding smartphone field, businesses in all industries are factoring mobile apps and social media into their strategies. In this interview, the Sellinger School’s Gloria Phillips-Wren, Ph.D. explores mobile technology and social media and their implications for business and business education.
May 12, 2011

The Business of Baseball
With Major League Baseball’s season getting underway, Steve Walters,  Ph.D., a Sellinger School professor of economics who has consulted for three MLB teams, takes a look at the sport’s future.
April 11, 2011

Revolution and Risk
How political turmoil affects global business.
March 7, 2011

Power Play
How will the new Congress influence financial markets, taxes, jobs, and other critical issues?  Read how Sellinger School faculty members think this change in power will impact economic life in America.
Jan. 12, 2011