This week is Campus Safety Awareness Week, and activities are planned around campus. The emergency plan for Wehner is being updated and should be posted on Maysnet by the end of the month. In an emergency, if Wehner-specific information is needed, building administrators will use the building’s public address system to supplement information provided by Code Maroon. Instructions will likely be either to evacuate or shelter in place. Evacuate means get out of the building as quickly and safely as possible. This is usually associated with a fire in the building. (Close your office doors when leaving). Shelter in place means hunker down within the building, away from windows. This instruction is usually associated with short-notice weather events, such as tornadoes and severe thundershowers.

Strategic Initiative #5 of the Mays Strategic Plan relates to Infrastructure, and Dean Eli Jones has named a Building Expansion Design Force to move the process forward. Don Hellriegel will chair the task force. Other members are Dean of Architecture Jorge Vanegas, Brian Bishop, Jeana Guillory, ‘Jon Jasperson, Michael Kinney, James Laird, Richard Lester, student body representative Katie Morey, John Norton, Janet Parish, Korok Ray, and Ed Segura.

Dean Eli Jones gave Clinical Assistant Professor Henry Musoma the first Mays Spirit Award on Sept. 14 to recognize the kindness he extended to student Ashton Robinson when she had no babysitter during his class. The student told that story on her Facebook account, and it has been shared worldwide.

Several members of the Mays Business School family were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Texas A&M President Young announced a relief fund to provide financial assistance.

Mays faculty, staff and students stepped in and stepped up to provide monetary aid and goods after Hurricane Harvey. One effort was #BTHOHarvey, a student-led initiative that has generated $140,000 in monetary donations and collected thousands of donated goods, in partnership with former student Von Miller, who is the honorary captain of #BTHOHarvey. #BTHOHarvey organized a Donation Drive Rally where four large trucks, donated by Conlee-Garrett Moving, and an Army hauler were filled, and goods were distributed to Rosenberg, Beaumont, and Port Arthur. Clinical Assistant Professor Henry Musoma was the keynote speaker for the Donation Drive Rally, and Recruiter/Academic Advisor Corey Stone has served as the staff advisor for the #BTHOHarvey initiative

Blackstone LaunchPad, a program of the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship, is hosting a workshop on “How to start a restaurant business” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday in Wehner 111.

Clair Nixon (ACCT) and Larry Gresham’s (MKTG) Professor Emeritus statuses were approved by the Texas A&M Board of Regents.

University Distinguished Professor of Marketing Leonard Berry (MKTG) was chosen for the Sheth Foundation‘s Gold Medal to honor his work, particularly with the medical community. The Sheth Medal is reserved for individuals who have made exceptional contributions to both marketing scholarship and practice.

A paper by Ph.D. student Seokjun Youn (INFO), titled “Examining Impacts of Clinical Practice Variation on Operational Performance: Implications for Bundled Payment Reform Models,” has been selected as a finalist for the INFORMS 2017 IBM Service Science Best Student Paper Award, and has been accepted for presentation at the upcoming Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA). Seokjun’s co-authors are Gregory Heim (INFO), Subodha Kumar (Temple University), and Chelliah Sriskandarajah (INFO).

H. Neil Gesimar (INFO) and Chelliah Sriskandarajah (INFO) are authors of “Throughput Optimization in Circular Dual-Gripper Robotic Cells,” an article recently approved for publication in Production and Operations Management. Co-authors are Kyung Sung Jung of the University of Florida and Michael Pinedo of New York University.

Aggies to Aggies (A2A) is a resource on campus for peer diversity education. Students are encouraged to participate in A2A workshops and programs throughout the year.


Say “howdy” to director of marketing, communications, & public relations Blake Parrish and academic advisor Meghan Williams (ACCT).


Sept. 18: Mays Business School Career Fair Day 1 

Sept. 18: Omar Khan, Sendero Consulting  

Sept. 18: Guest Speaker: Steve Tinkle 

Sept. 18: Student Retailing Association Company Social 

Sept. 18: Blackstone Launchpad Workshop – How to Start a Restaurant Business 

Sept. 19: Mays Business School Career Fair 

Sept. 19: I-Corps Super Regional Opening 

Sept. 20: Retailing Career Fair 

Sept. 21: BP Trading Simulation 

Sept. 21: Wayfair Tabling 

Sept. 22: MRE Speaker Series


Sept 11-15: Halliburton Business Leadership Development I (Houston), Halliburton President’s Leadership Excellence Program (Houston)

Sept 17-20: Halliburton Business Leadership Development I (Dubai)

Sept 18-20: WinCo Foods Leadership Program


Henry Musoma (CIBS), ABC News Online, Sept. 10, 2017, “SO SWEET! Texas A&M professor babysits during class.” Also in AZ Central,13 Eyewitness News at 4:30AM, 13 Eyewitness News at 5:30AM, Good Evening Arizona 4:30, Wake up Arizona at 6am,, Houston Chronicle Online, San Antonio Express-News Online, Southern Living Online, KXTV-TV online, WDBJ-TV Online, Hindustan Times Fort Worth Star-Telegram Online, Red Tricycle – Los Angeles, New York Post, FOX 5 News @ 4:00 pm, Indy 100, Ghana Sports News, United Press International Online, Tribune (PK), NDTV, People Online, FavoriteCelebrities, KPRC-TV Online, WFAA-TV Online, True Viral News, New kerala, Popsugar, People MagazineAustin American Statesman, FOX15 Abilene, The Express Tribune, US Newz, Follow News, Mashable, Latest Nigerian News, United Press International Online, My informs, AcraMax, ACQ, Reality TV World, Modern Ghana, Poets & Quants for Undergrads, Houston Press, KSAT San Antonio, KBTX,  WSBT News First Thing in the Morning, EllenNation, Diretube, KENS 5 TV, The Telegraph, and WCNC-TV Online.

Jim Benjamin (ACCT)Houston Business Journal, Sept. 11, 2017, “Houston business man, EY make lead gifts to Texas A&M campaign.

Jim Gaines (ACCT)The Housing Bubble, Sept. 9, 2017, “An Expanding Pool Of A Dour Perception on Housing.” Also in WMC-TV Online, San Marcos Corridor News, and The Texas Monitor.

Kelli Hollinger (CRS), Supermarket News, Sept. 12 2017, “2017 Retailer of the Year: Competitor, Innovator, Operator In a terrible year to be a food retailer, H-E-B’s eye on the horizon shines.”

Loraine Eden (MGMT), Ivey Business School, Sept. 7, 2017, “Tough times.

Matthew Ege (ACCT)The New York Times, Sept. 9, 2017, “Oversight Law Under Attack Aids Investors.


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