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Comedy film festival features business theme


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The second annual College of Business Administration Film Festival will be from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the University Union, Hinde Auditorium. Admission is free and refreshments will be served starting at 10 a.m. For early registration:

CBA Film Festival

Sponsored by the CBA Dean’s Office and the Pedagogy Enhancement Award Program, “Exploring Leadership Emotion in a Motion Picture Festival” will feature four comedy films created and produced by business students. The movies fuse theory and practice for effective leadership strategies. The program’s premise is that successful leaders employ a full range of emotional tactics to get the best from their employees.

Associate Professor Hakan Ozcelik oversees this operation by challenging student teams to probe the possibilities of leading with emotional intelligence. Ozcelik’s extensive experience as an amateur actor and director enables him to incorporate dramatic techniques in his classroom to illustrate some of the important concepts and theories in organizational behavior and communication. It’s a balancing act, he says, preferring to let the students discover things for themselves.

A panel of experts will review the films and choose the winner.

For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

– Alan Miller