Annual Research Day features start of Tenorio Lecture Series

Members of Mankato State University, Mankato’s College of Business faculty discussed their research on Apr. 1, in the Centennial Student Union as part of the college’s Annual Research Day.

This year’s Research Day included a presentation from the first Narciso and Luth Tenorio College of Business Research Lecture Endowment Series.

“Today we’re celebrating our inaugural launch of the Tenorio Research Lecture Series, where we bring a researcher with national recognition to the university to really talk about a particular topic,” said Brenda Flannery, dean of the College of Business at MSU.

The Tenorio Research Lecture Series was established by Narciso and Luth Tenario following the death of Narciso Tenario.

“Narciso Tenario was a business law faculty member. He passed away this summer and Luth and he started a conversation about endowing something at the university to really support faculty. So we worked with her over the last year to settle on this being the legacy that they will establish under their name to support faculty and support the betterment of the student experience,” said Flannery.

“We’re providing the funds for faculty to continue their research because the research faculty does influence how they teach and how they’re evaluated by the university,” said Luth Tenario.

This year, the first recipient for the Tenario Lecture Series was Kathy Lund Dean whose presentation was titled “Using Experiential Pedagogy Effectively and Ethically Within a Business School Community of Practice.”

We want to be the clear business school of real-world learning, so experiential learning is really important to us, so we brought in Dr. Kathy Lund Dean from Gustavus who is a national expert on experiential learning,” said Flannery.

There were three presentations by the four MSU College of Business research award recipients.

Ishuan Li Simonsons’ presentation was called “The Impact of Financial Literacy on Sub-Prime Mortgages”, while Byron Pike presented on “The Effect of a Deliberative Versus an Implemental Mindset on an Auditor’s Fraud Risk Assessments”. The third presentation was given by both Leon Chen and Ferdinand Siagian and was called “Analysts’ Target Price, Stock Performance, and Real Earnings Management.”

An announcement for the event stated that, “Each year the College of Business holds a research day, during which the college promotes, acknowledges, and listens to presentations from award-winning research faculty.”

“We’re the first event that’s part of research month. We have a college of business research day and we’ve been doing this for about 10 years,” said Flannery.

The event was attended by a little over 20 faculty members.

Header Photo: College of Business faculty discussed their research as well as celebrated their inaugural launch of the Tenorio Research Lecture Series. (Ajay Kasaudhan/The Reporter)

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