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Reminder - 2016-17 Interactive Learning Space Initiative Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Thursday, 11 February 2016 12:30 PM
Applications for the 2016-17 Interactive Learning Space (ILS) Initiative teaching and scholarship opportunity are now being accepted. The deadline for submission of applications is Monday, February 29, 2016.
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Reminder - 2015-2016 Creative Teaching Grant Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:00 AM
The Office of Educational Excellence is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 Creative Teaching Grant. Proposal deadline is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
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Technology Store Valentine’s Day sale!

Contributed by: Nathan Neely
Published: Tuesday, 09 February 2016 12:30 PM
From now until Friday, Feb. 19 take an extra $40 off* current 13” MacBook Air models with 256GB...
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Managerial Ability and Credit Rating Change | Research Colloquium

Contributed by: Jennifer Keever
Published: Monday, 08 February 2016 9:00 AM

MILLER COLLEGE RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM


Managerial Ability and Credit Rating Change

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 25, 2016
Whitinger Building room 145, Hall of Fame Conference Room

RSVP before February 15, 2016


Presented by Kris Kemper
Assistant Professor of Finance


Managerial Ability and Credit Rating Change

This study examines the relation between managerial ability and credit rating change. We predict that firms with more able managers are more likely to receive upgrades in their credit ratings. We find a significant and positive relation between managerial ability and change in credit ratings, suggesting more able managers can take effective actions to improve their credit ratings. However, we also find that small changes in managerial ability do not influence credit rating. Similarly, we find that changes in managerial ability do not alter Credit Watch warnings. We do find evidence to suggest that the ablest managers are able to recover a lost credit rating in the year following a downgrade.



About Kris Kemper

Kris Kemper, Assistant Professor of Finance, received his Ph.D. in Finance from Oklahoma State University in 2011. His current research interests include capital structure, credit ratings, debt heterogeneity and inflation hedging.

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Morris, Kapinus to fill leadership roles as university moves forward

Contributed by: Gail L Werner
Published: Monday, 01 February 2016 4:30 PM
Ball State University Acting President Terry King has appointed Robert Morris as acting provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, while Carolyn Kapinus has been named acting associate vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School. Learn more.

Midterm Feedback Service available Spring 2016

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Sunday, 24 January 2016 9:00 AM
Why wait until after finals to receive student feedback? The Office of Educational Excellence can assist in gathering student feedback at midterm allowing you to make adjustments prior to the end of the semester.
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2016-17 Interactive Learning Space Initiative - Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Thursday, 14 January 2016 9:00 AM
Applications for the 2016-17 Interactive Learning Space (ILS) Initiative Teaching and Scholarship Opportunity are now being accepted.
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2015-16 Creative Teaching Grant - Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Wednesday, 13 January 2016 8:30 AM
The Office of Educational Excellence is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 Creative Teaching Grant. Proposal deadline is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.


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