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                                  With accredited undergraduate, graduate, and online degrees, the Shields School of Business affords students every opportunity to obtain a high-caliber, student-centric and values-based business education. Our graduates have the knowledge, skills, confidence, and experience needed to succeed personally and professionally.

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                                    • Covid - 19

                                      Combating COVID-19 with Licensing Reform

                                      Director Dr. Edward Timmons, Legislative Research Analyst Ethan Bayne, and?Research Analyst Conor Norris continue to compile a policy brief outlining the emergency occupational licensing reforms implemented by states for combating COVID-19. Visit our website?for our April 15th revisions.?

                                    • SFU Alum Combines Nursing Career with Military Service

                                      Thanks to Saint Francis University's?military-friendly options, Sarah was able to graduate from the?top Nursing program in the nation?and?become a 2nd Lieutenant in the?United States Army?through IUP's elite?ROTC Warrior?Battalion program.??

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                                    • NYC 2020

                                      CSOR and Shields School of Business Travel to NYC

                                      CSOR team members,?Shields School of Business faculty, and 21 students within the Shields School of Business traveled to New York City from Thursday 2/20 to Saturday 2/22 to take an exclusive guided tour of the New York Stock Exchange and connect with SFU alumni.

                                      The students also had the opportunity to meet Chris Conroy, Class of 1984 and Senior Vice President of Wealth Management at UBS Financial, and Caleb Brantner, Class of 2014 and Senior Associate at the Citadel.

                                      The trip was funded by the Dr. Albert A Zanzuccki Chair in Business Administration.

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                                      CSOR Expands the Research Affiliate Team

                                      The Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation is happy to announce our newest research affiliate, Dr.?Maria Koumenta. Dr. Koumenta is an Assistant Professor of Labor Economics at Queen Mary University of London. She is an expert on occupational regulation, currently leading research in the EU and UK, and will now serve as the CSOR Senior Research Affiliate.?

                                      Learn more about Dr. Koumenta here >

                                    • CSOR Assists High School Student in Student Research Day

                                      CSOR?Director of Public Policy Research and Academic Programs Emily Vargo (left) assisted Miss. Gibson (right) throughout the summer in conducting research on her poster topic: Assessing the Effects of Occupational Licensing Regulation on Optician Dispensing Growth Rates Across the U.S.?

                                      Miss. Gibson presented her research at the 9th annual SFU Student Research Day. After completing research and entering the information into our database, Miss. Gibson formulated a poster to present.?

                                      Dr. Edward Timmons wrote an article on optician licensing in the United States.?

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                                      CSOR's Veteran Survey Goes Live

                                      The Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation transitions into year two of the PA project with the U.S. Department of Labor, studying the effects occupational licensing has on veteran and military spouses.

                                      In order to access and gather data, the Center developed an IRB-approved survey. The goal of the survey is to help the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania distinguish the needs of servicemen and servicewomen, and their spouses, as it pertains to occupational licensing.?

                                      The survey will be distributed throughout the Commonwealth, asking questions to determine any barriers of employment for veterans and military spouses. After the completion of the survey, an academic and impartial recommendation will be made.?

                                      If you are a veteran or a military spouse and are interested in our survey, please visit our website or take the survey here!?


                                    • Veteran Discussion

                                      DePasquale Hosts Open Discussion on Veteran Workforce

                                      CSOR Director Edward Timmons and VP of Government Affairs and Public Relations Alanna Wilson attended the roundtable discussion that focused on the Veteran workforce barriers. The Auditor General DePasquale hosted the open forum at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.?

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                                      10th Annual Poster Session

                                      The Shields School of Business at Saint Francis University held the Dr. Albert Zanzuccki Endowed Chair 10th Annual Spring Poster Session on April 15, 2019. Twenty undergraduates and graduate students presented academic research at this year's event, six of which were CSOR members. Students conducted and presented innovative research on topics related to business, marketing analytics, human resources and economics for the Saint Francis community to enjoy.?

                                      This poster session, organized by Emily Vargo, Director of Policy Research and Academic Programs for CSOR, had the highest student participation rate in its 10 years.??


                                    • CSOR Receives VALLO Grant to Help Veterans Earn Degrees

                                      The Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation has received a 3-year, 1 million dollar grant under the Veteran's Accelerated Learning for Licensed Occupations (VALLO). The grant will allow Saint Francis University to launch the Veterans Acceleration Learning Program (VALP). The VALLO grant, and the previously awarded 3-year DOL project, will allow CSOR to better examine and spread research of military portability, skill set?transferring, and the demographic data of PA licenses.?

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