Mays Weekly, March 19, 2018

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Top 3 things to know:
1. @Mays magazine now available
2. Corporate Partner of the Year celebration Thursday
3. Jimbo sighting? Business honors signing day


Read all about it!
Showcasing Mays Business School’s tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship, the spring 2018 issue of @Mays magazine features former deans Benton Cocanougher and Jerry Strawser, along with multiple Mays Transformational Leaders. Check your mailbox for @Mays magazine, or read it online and in racks throughout the Wehner Building.

EY for the win
Mays Business School announced its 2018 Corporate Partner of the Year EY, one of the leading employers of Mays graduates. To celebrate, Thursday (March 22) will be EY Corporate Day in Mays as part of the Mays Connection program, which celebrates the school’s partnerships with businesses and former students. Come out and watch EY receive their award from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Wehner Atrium. No RSVP required. However, If you cannot be there in person, Mays is streaming the event on Facebook Live from the Mays Facebook page for anyone to watch and enjoy.

Put on a happy face
Spruce up your professional look by getting a new headshot done this week. Michael Kellett will be taking portraits from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday (March 20) and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday (March 21) in the faculty/staff lounge. Bring a jacket so he can capture a couple of different looks.

What’s next for business honors?
Business honors signing day will take place on Friday (March 23) from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Cocanougher Center. Come support your business honors students as they pick their majors at a special sports-inspired “signing day” event. (Sorry Jimbo, this is not for athletics.)

Koufteros a Distinguished Achievement Award recipient 

Xenophon Koufteros, the Jenna and Calvin R. Guest Professor of the Department of Information and Operations Management, is a recipient of a 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching. He was one of 24 outstanding members of Texas A&M University’s faculty and staff to be selected by Texas A&M and The Association of Former Students. The university-level Distinguished Achievement Awards were first presented in 1955 and have since been awarded to more than 1,000 professionals who have exhibited the highest standards of excellence at Texas A&M. The 2018 awards will be formally presented on April 27 during ceremonies in Rudder Theatre. In recognition of their achievements, each recipient will receive a cash gift, an engraved watch, and a commemorative plaque.

Gruber talks healthcare
Come out and hear economist and noted health policy expert Jonathan Gruber discuss the Affordable Care Act and its future on Tuesday (March 20). The lecture will take place at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center beginning at 5:30 p.m., with a reception immediately following at 9 p.m. No RSVP required.

Having fun with funds
Encourage your students to attend the McFerrin Methods workshop on funding a business or idea on Wednesday (March 21). At the workshop, students will be given an overview of funding options for new ideas and small businesses. McFerrin Center staff will also answer questions about finding the appropriate sources to financially support a business. RSVP.

The countdown is on
There are only six weeks of the spring semester remaining. Finals begin on Thursday, May 3. There will be one Reading Day and one Redefined Day. Commencement will begin at 9 a.m. on May 10.

Spirit of Texas Festival
Several Mays marketing students are helping plan the Spirit of Texas Festival, which will be next weekend in Wolf Pen Creek Park. The three-day free festival is family friendly and supports local charities.


Say Howdy! to new Mays members Patrick Connor, program coordinator for the Center for Executive Development, and Natsuki Hara, administrative associate for the Center for International Business Studies.


March 19: Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
March 19: Weatherford Executive Education Program
March 20: Pi Sigma Epsilon Meeting
March 20: The Affordable Care Act: Will It Survive and What Comes Next?
March 20: Anjuli Renold, Casa of Brazos Valley
March 20: Shane Hinckley, Texas A&M University
March 21: Citi Informational for 2019 Opportunities
March 21: Strengthen Your Professional Style
March 21: Houston Information Session – Executive MBA and Professional MBA
March 21: McFerrin Methods: Funding Your Business or Idea
March 21: Mays Speaks: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
March 21: MIS Information Session and Career Night
March 22: Mays Transformational Leader Speaker: Ben Guill, White Deer Energy
March 22: Corporate Partner of the Year: EY
March 23: John Creech – MRE Speaker Series
March 23: Department of Accounting Research Seminar Series
March 23: Spirit of Texas Festival
March 24: Spirit of Texas Festival
March 25: Spirit of Texas Festival


Henry Musoma (CIBS), Poets & Quants for Undergraduates, March 9, 2018, “Texas A&M professor feature on Ellen Show.”

Michael Howard (MGMT), Science Daily, March 5, 2018, “Study: Retaining talent is paramount for successful firm acquisitions.” Also in NewsCaf, and Peakoil.

Dennis Lassila (ACCT), Notre Dame News, March 7, 2018, “When fee-pressured audit offices focus on non-audit services, financial statements suffer, study shows.” Also in ScienceNewline and Accounting Today online.

Cheryl Bridges (MKTG), The Battalion, March 4, 2018, “New ways to improve the fashion world: Eight Aggies rewarded for digital experience projects.”

K. Sue Redman (ACCT), Nasdaq Governance Clearinghouse, March 7, 2018, “10 Ideas to Get More Women into the Boardroom.”

Maggie Malone ’17, Joshua Brookins ’18, and Azra Razvi ’18, The Battalion, March 7, 2018, “Making a Difference in Maroon.”

James Gaines (REC), Dallas News, March 7, 2018, “D-FW topped Texas in home sales in 2017 with almost a third of the state’s buys.”

Leonard Berry (MKTG), Malta Independent Online, March 9, 2018, “How kindness can make a difference in cancer care.”

Leonard Berry (MKTG), Texas A&M Foundation Spirit Magazine, March 2018, “Ask Professor X: Tenets of Treatment

Dayana Hansley ’18, (STARTUP AGGIELAND), Abilene Reporter News, March 15, 2018, “Abilene inventor looking to save time for firefighters” Also in Bryan-College Station Eagle.

Kaytlyn Mann ’20, Pleasanton Express, March 16, 2018, “Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce honors 10 worthy citizens

Lowry Mays (DAB), San Antonio Express-News, March 16, 2018, “San Antonio’s radio powerhouse iHeartMedia files for bankruptcy

Paige Robinson ’10, D CEO, March 2018, “Paige Robinson Turns Traditional Recruiting on its Head

Texas A&M Real Estate Center, Tribune-Review, March 16, 2018 “Home sales dip gives renovators, appliance sellers a boost” Also in Minnesota Post Bulletin and Idaho Business Review

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