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WSU hosts govt. officials at 2006 Fraud Symposium
March 22, 2006

Federal and state accounting officials will share insider perspectives on financial crimes at the third annual WSU Fraud Symposium, hosted by the Department of Accounting in the College of Business. This year’s symposium will be held Friday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to noon in Todd Hall 276 and will continue the series’ focus on various aspects of fraud as they relate to the accounting profession and the business community. Previous symposium topics have included white collar crime and computer forensics.  “The symposium is a great venue for students, faculty, and professionals in the industry to learn how fraud is committed or prevented, and how … » More …

Sweeney first ‘Distinguished Professor of Accounting’
January 11, 2006

Accounting Professor John T. Sweeney has been appointed the new Ted Saldin Distinguished Professor of Accounting position by the WSU College of Business and Economics.”It is fitting that a scholar and teacher of the caliber of Dr. Sweeney is our first Saldin Professor,” said CBE Dean Eric Spangenberg. “Dr. Saldin had a great impact on accounting education in our college and, very importantly, on the lives of the thousands of students he taught. We’re very pleased to honor both professors through this appointment. We also thank the many accounting alumni and friends that made the professorship a reality through their generous support.”Sweeney joined the WSU … » More …

Fraud expert highlights Accounting symposium
April 13, 2005

How are frauds investigated and perpetrators caught? Edward L. Goings, forensic technologist and former federal computer crime investigator, will discuss and demonstrate cutting edge detection techniques and technology as the main speaker for the Accounting Fraud Symposium at Washington State University on April 22.Goings will present from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in Todd Hall Room 230. Following the presentation, a panel of experts will discuss the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation on businesses and auditors, also in Todd Hall Room 230.”Ed Goings is nationally known for his expertise in electronic stored data, and his presentation will help us to understand the very timely subject of how criminals … » More …