Maysnet

Aug. 15, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Eli Jones, dean of Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, joined an elite group when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Marketing Doctoral Student Association’s Ph.D. Project. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/08/11/mays-business-school-dean-inducted-into-ph.d.project-hall-of-fame/

All Mays faculty and staff are invited to the Mays Faculty/Staff Breakfast at 8 a.m. Aug. 26 with a faculty/staff meeting following at 9-11 a.m. After the meeting, a photographer will be in the second-floor faculty lounge to take headshots for the Mays directory.

Save the date for the 2016 Dean’s Executive Leader Program with Bruce Broussard ’84, president and CEO of Humana, on Sept. 29. Broussard will present for faculty, students and staff from 11:10 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. in 113 Wehner.

Mays faculty have received multiple awards and distinctions this summer. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/08/15/mays-business-school-faculty-receive-recognition/

Have suggestions for posts and photos for Mays’ social media channels? Submit them to Mays’ new social media email address: socialmedia@mays.tamu.edu.

The social media teams for Texas A&M University and Mays presented a workshop for the Mays Staff Council Aug. 10. The link to the Texas A&M portion is https://www.slideshare.net/secret/tHgmQyAjrNgVtX. Notes from the workshop are here: http://bit.ly/2bo3c84

There are three new hand dryers in the women’s restrooms on the first floor of the Wehner building, new bottle-refill stations, recycling bins in all the hallways and blue recycling bins in each classroom. Additional bins will be available after the Aug. 26 Faculty/Staff Meeting. The equipment was bought with Aggie Green Fund grants received by students in Kathryn King-Metters’ MGMT 422 Management Consulting class who conducted research over the past three semesters into the recycling efforts at Wehner. They applied for an Aggie Green Fund grant in December 2015, and MIS student William Patterson combined his grant funds with theirs.

Management major and Senior Class President Claire Wimberly will be honored along with two other top university student leaders – Student Body President Hannah Wimberly and Corps Commander Cecille Sorio – at a reception Sept. 1, hosted by Aggie Women, a constituent network of The Association of Former Students. The reception will be at 6 p.m. at Messina Hof Winery & Resort in Bryan. Presentations by the three Aggie Women leaders will begin at 6:30 and a Q&A session will follow. Men and non-Aggies are welcome to attend and admission is free. Light refreshments will be served and wine will be available for purchase. There will be a raffle, door prizes, a silent auction and more. Although the event is free, reservations are necessary as space is limited. For more information, and to make reservations, email Aggie Women at info@aggiewomen.org.

The Mays Business School’s interdisciplinary Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Program (“STEM to Stocks”) kicked off its 2016-2017 program year with orientation on Aug. 8. This year’s class is the largest yet, at 77 students, including 40 Texas A&M undergraduates who are taking advantage of the program’s Accelerated Admissions (4+1) option. The mission of the MSF is to help students with non-finance undergraduate degrees launch finance-related careers.

MSF Program Director Kevin Moore and Assistant Director Allison Hayes were joined at the orientation by Arvind Mahajan, the newly appointed Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, and Sorin Sorescu, head of the Department of Finance. Kristi Shryock, Executive Director of Interdisciplinary Engineering Programs, joined the orientation to award almost $35,000 in program scholarships earned by Texas A&M engineering students.

The students also met the program’s Career Management Center team, including Director Kim Austin, Associate Director Desiree Wilson and Associate Director for MS Programs Mitch Lederman, as well as Senior Career Coordinator Lisa Burton. Last year, the program achieved 94 percent full-time job placement and 100 percent internship placement for domestic students.

The Center for Executive Development will host two Halliburton Business Leadership Development II programs this week.

COMING UP

Aug. 15: Halliburton Business Leadership Development II Programs
Aug. 19: Transfer New Student Conference

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

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Maysnet

Aug. 1, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Dean Eli Jones recently announced appointments of new leadership. Duane Ireland was appointed to executive associate dean after serving in an interim capacity for the past year. Annie McGowan was named Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. Arvind Mahajan (FINC) will take the lead as associate dean for graduate programs and Mike Kinney (ACCT) will become assistant dean. Mike Shaub will become director of the Professional Program in Accounting (PPA). http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/07/29/dean-eli-jones-announces-new-appointments-to-mays-leadership/

Management Professor Lorraine Eden was given the inaugural Woman of the Year award by the Women in the Academy of International Business (WAIB). She received the award at the annual Academy of International Business (AIB) meeting in June. The award recognizes a female WAIB scholar for her service to WAIB, to the AIB and for high-quality research in an international business discipline. The WAIB is a special-interest group within the AIB that promotes networking among members and supports global female talent through discussion and research. Eden founded the organization in 2001 at the annual AIB meeting in Sydney, Australia. The special-interest group has since grown to more than 800 members worldwide. 
http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/07/08/lorraine-eden-named-waibs-woman-of-the-year/

Mays welcomes 11 new faculty members for the 2016-2017 academic year. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/07/29/mays-welcomes-new-faculty/

A photographer will be in the second-floor Faculty/Staff Lounge 10-11 a.m. Friday (Aug. 5) to take portraits of faculty and staff. No appointment is needed.

Two marketing faculty members have been recognized by the top-tier Journal of Marketing. Manjit Yadav was named an Outstanding Reviewer and Venky Shankar an Outstanding Area Editor.

Alina Sorescu (MKTG) was invited to join the editorial review board of the Journal of Marketing Research, another top-tier journal.

Join Texas A&M and Mays social media experts for an upcoming social media workshop to learn how to stay on top of the hot trends in social media and the best channels to reach target audiences. The workshop will feature guest speakers Krista Smith, Texas A&M’s manager of digital marketing and social media, and Nick Wilson, Texas A&M’s social media strategist. Learn how Texas A&M is building its national reputation via a new social positioning approach set to launch this fall. Diane McDonald, director of communications at Mays, and Kelli Levey, communications specialist, will provide an overview of Mays Business School’s new social media strategy. The workshop will be 9:30-11 a.m. Aug. 10 in the Cocanougher Center. RSVP

Marco Rossi (FINC) was featured in an article on the Harvard blog on corporate governance. https://corpgov.law.harvard.edu/contributor/marco-rossi/

Seventy-four Mays MBA students competed in the first-ever FTI Case Competition last Friday (July 29). The case competition, hosted jointly by FTI consulting and Mays, wrapped up the 2016-17 Full-Time MBA program’s two-week orientation. Students were given the case on Wednesday and had until Friday to prepare for their presentations before a panel of judges composed of FTI consultants and Mays faculty.

PPA student Julia Martin ’16 was among the 72 recipients of $10,000 merit scholarships given by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for the 2016-17 academic year. The scholarship recognizes students enrolled in bachelor’s or master’s degrees in accounting and who demonstrate high ethical standards and interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing.

It’s not too early to begin working on fall syllabi. See the fall academic calendar at http://registrar.tamu.edu/Catalogs,-Policies-Procedures/Academic-Calendar. Note the changes in the end-of-semester class days. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 23) is a Reading Day with no classes. The schedule during the last week of class (Dec. 5-9) is:

  • Monday (Dec. 5) – Friday class schedule
  • Tuesday (Dec. 6) –Thursday class schedule
  • Wednesday (Dec. 7) – Wednesday class schedule.
  • Thursday (Dec. 8) – Reading day (no classes)
  • Friday (Dec. 9) – Fall final exams begin

If you have questions on when your final exams will be held, contact the Mays media office at mediaoffice@mays.tamu.edu, 2-4203.

The Center for Executive Development will host Halliburton Business Leadership Development 1 Program today (Aug. 5) through Friday (Aug. 5).

WELCOME

Welcome Mays newcomers Megan Grady, Yiwen Li, Young Hoon Kim and Nathan Brad, Ph.D. students in the Department of Accounting;
Zack Bacon, web communications specialist in the Office of the Dean;
Josh Roberson, senior data analyst at the Real Estate Center;
Mitchell Lederman, associate director in the Career Management Center;
Amanda Sullivan, director of development;
and Erin Parks, administrative coordinator in Undergraduate Special Programs.

COMING UP

Aug. 1: Halliburton Business Leadership Development II Program
Aug. 7: Halliburton Business Leadership Development III Program

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

IN THE NEWS

Rogelio Oliva (INFO), Field Service News, July 6, 2016, “Servitization: Are we set for the next shift forward?”
http://fieldservicenews.com/servitization-are-we-set-for-the-next-shift-forward/

Startup Aggieland’s I-Corps Program (CNVE), MyAggieNation.com, July 2016,“Texas A&M specialists research physical and mental benefits of quaker parrots who receive digital interaction,” http://www.myaggienation.com/am_news/texas-a-m-specialists-research-physical-and-mental-benefits-of/article_38ff5581-c451-5644-9d9e-321dcb873509.html

Master of Real Estate program, BisNow, July 1, 2016, “ACRP donates $20K to six local charities,”
http://bit.ly/2aCZztZ
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Jim Gaines (REC), Austin-American Statesman, July 15, 2016, “Central Texas home sales up 6 percent in first half of 2016,” 
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/business/central-texas-home-sales-up-6-percent-in-first-hal/nrypN/
Also at: Austin Culture Map

Luis Torres (REC), The Dallas Morning News, July 15, 2016, “North Texas business losers in 2015 were a lot bigger than the winners,”
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20160715-north-texas-business-losers-in-2015-were-a-lot-bigger-than-the-winners.ece

Blake Petty (CNVE), The Eagle, July 17, 2016, “Program at A&M’s Mays Business School aims to help veterans get their start,” http://www.theeagle.com/news/a_m/program-at-a-m-s-mays-business-school-aims-to/article_7344784e-4bda-11e6-8ba4-675d4f0430b7.html
Also at: KBTX

Chuck Hinton (CNVE), Newswise, July 20, 2016, “Does business + science = safer hospital rooms?”
http://www.newswise.com/articles/does-business-science-safer-hospital-rooms

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

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Maysnet

July 5, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Mays Weekly will resume to a weekly basis beginning Aug. 1. Please submit news items to Kelli Levey at klevey@mays.tamu.edu by 5 p.m., Thursday, July 28.

Be on the lookout for the latest edition of the @Mays magazine, featuring stories and updates about how Mays is making an impact in the community and around the world. Here is a sneak peek: The cover story: http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/06/30/mays-steps-up-to-impact-the-world/

Save the date for the next Mays Faculty/Staff Breakfast at 8 a.m. and meeting at 9-11 a.m. Aug. 26.  After the meeting, a photographer will be in the second-floor Faculty Lounge to take head shots for the Mays directory.

Dean Jones was recently appointed to IBERIABANK Corporation’s Board of Directors.
http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/06/29/dean-eli-jones-82-joins-iberiabank-leadership/

Mays’ undergraduate supply chain program was ranked 11th in the country by Gartner Group’s Supply Chain University Top 25. The program is the best ranked in Texas.

Faculty from the INFO department were voted “best professors” by recent graduates and alumni. Xen Koufteros was voted “best professor” by the most recent graduating class and alumni of the last three years of the undergraduate supply chain program. Aaron Becker was voted “best professor” among the graduating students of the information systems program. Aaron Becker and Dwayne Whitten tied for “best professor” from the ballots cast by the graduating students of the MS-MIS program.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Mays commencement, Friday, Aug. 12, at 9 a.m. in Reed Arena.

The 2016 Halliburton Case Competition was held June 28. Teams of four undergraduate or graduate students had 48 hours to develop a solution to a problem relevant to an oilfield services company. First place went to Big Maroon, composed of accounting majors John Schomburger, Adam Tannert, Eric Riley and Bailey Carrow. Second place went to Unconventional Wisdom, composed of finance majors Louis Evan Carter, Trey Brasseaux, Joseph Sahinen and economics major Colin McGowan. The third-place team was Hallelujah, with accounting majors Erin Nickell, Kristin von Scheele, Emily Kirchof and Sarah Burns.

The Real Estate Center’s magazine Tierra Grande, Red Zone podcast, and annual report/calendar combination received top business communication honors – Bronze Quill Awards of Excellence – at an International Association of Business Communicator’s award ceremony in Houston June 16.

Marketing major Arica Anderson ’18 and and supply chain management major Connor Lyons ’17 were among eight Texas A&M students selected for the 2016-17 BP Scholars Program. The students will be recognized at an induction ceremony in Houston in August, where they will receive their scholarship checks, visit the BP offices and interact with BP employees.

Texas A&M researchers working with CNVE’s I-Corps program are examining how video games affect the health of birds. The I-Corps program at Texas A&M is managed by Chuck Hinton (CNVE). http://bit.ly/29ccr6H

It’s not too early to begin working on fall syllabi. See the fall Academic Calendar at http://registrar.tamu.edu/Catalogs,-Policies-Procedures/Academic-Calendar. Note the changes in the end of semester class days. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 23) is a Reading Day with no classes. The schedule during the last week of class (Dec. 5-9) is:

  • Monday (Dec. 5) – Wednesday class schedule
  • Tuesday (Dec. 6) –Thursday class schedule
  • Wednesday (Dec. 7) – Wednesday class schedule.
  • Thursday (Dec. 8) – Reading day (no classes)
  • Friday (Dec. 9) – Fall final exams begin

If you have any questions on when your final exams will be held, contact the Mays media office at mediaoffice@mays.tamu.edu, 2-4203.

WELCOME

Please welcome newcomers Brad Hepfer, assistant professor of accounting; Jon Stauffer, assistant professor of information and operations management; Chiraag Mittal, assistant professor of marketing; William Garey, executive professor of finance; and Samayita Guha, Ph.D. student in the department of information and operations management; and Ryan Perry, senior IT Professional II.

COMING UP

July 10: Halliburton Business Leadership Development III Program
July 11: Halliburton Business Leadership Development II Program
July 15: Transfer New Student Conference
July 16-23: Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities
July 25: Halliburton Business Leadership Development II Program

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

IN THE NEWS

Venky Shankar (MKTG), Science News online, June 2, 2016, “How to price goods and service bundles,”
http://www.sciencenewsline.com/news/2016060215430029.html
Also in: Sci24H.comEurekAlert!

Charles Gilliland (REC), Spoke, June 3, 2016, “Texas small land sales, prices surged in 2015 due to high demand,”
http://www.spoke.com/press_releases/57519c50b8e983dc57007cdb

Jim Gaines (REC), The Dallas Morning News online, June 8, 2016, “Home shortage in North Texas didn’t stop big sales growth since last May,”
http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2016/06/north-texas-home-sales-up-10-percent-in-may-from-2015.html/

Steve Boivie (MGMT), Bloomberg, June 9, 2016, “Boards will never be any good at policing executives,”
http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-06-09/boards-will-never-be-any-good-at-policing-executives
Also in: Houston ChronicleSydney Morning HeraldThe AgeBrisbane TimesCanberra TimesTAMU Today

Clair Nixon (ACCT), The Advocate online, June 17, 2016, “8 habits of incredibly interesting people,”
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/8-Habits-of-Incredibly-Interesting-People-8297799.php
Also in: Real WiseMy San AntonioEntrepreneur online, Greenwich Time online

Mike Shaub (ACCT), MetroMBA, June 22, 2016, “Best MBA Blogs,” http://www.metromba.com/2016/06/best-mba-blogs/

Brad Myers (MBA ’16), Poets & Quants, June 22, 2016, “2016 MBAs to watch: Brad Myers, Texas A&M (Mays),”
http://poetsandquants.com/2016/06/22/2016-mbas-watch-brad-myers-texas-mays/

Senyo Y. Tse (ACCT), Value Walk, June 23, 2016, “Successive cohorts of IPO firms: why do IPOs seem to be getting riskier?,”
http://www.valuewalk.com/2016/06/successive-cohorts-of-ipo-firms-why-do-ipos-seem-to-be-getting-riskier/

Venky Shankar (MKTG), The Motley Fool, June 24, 2016, “Retailers respond to changing digital shopping habits,”
http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/06/24/retailers-respond-to-changing-digital-shopping-hab.aspx

Judon Fambrough (REC), Slate, June 24, 2016, “Will Texas law trip up a $10 billion high-speed rail project?”
http://slate.me/28Rfcb2

Eli Jones (DEAN), Yahoo Finance, June 27, 2016, “IBERIABANK Corporation names Rick E. Maples and Dr. Eli Jones to board of directors,”
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/iberiabank-corporation-names-rick-e-220000171.html
Also in: CNBC online, Spoke online, American Banker online

Vicki Buenger (MGMT), The Eagle, June 28, 2016, “Local woman’s daughter inspires fight to find cure,”
http://bit.ly/29jpHdi
 
GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics must be exactly 1280 x 768 pixels in size

Maysnet

June 6, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

The next Mays Weekly will be published July 5. Submit your news items to klevey@mays.tamu.edu by June 29.

Texas A&M is one of three Texas universities included in a college-based entrepreneurship program called Blackstone LaunchPad initiative. Initiated by a three-year $3 million grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Blackstone LaunchPad will complement the entrepreneurial programs we already have in place, such as Startup Aggieland, with a stronger regional entrepreneurial ecosystem that benefits everyone, not just students. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/06/02/texas-am-expands-entrepreneurship-opportunities-with-blackstone-launchpad-program/

Arvind Mahajan has been named the new Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at Mays, and Mike Kinney will be the new Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs. Both make their transitions effective Aug. 1, 2016.

Three Mays business administrators swept The Committee of Senior Business Administrators’ (CSBA) 2016 Best in Business Staff Awards. Patty Tatro (CED) and Kyra Gunn (DEAN) received the team award, while Sabrina Saladino (MGMT) received the individual award. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/05/25/mays-business-administrators-sweep-service-awards/

The 2016 Theory + Practice in Marketing (TPM) conference was held in late May at CityCentre Houston. Conference host Venky Shenkar (MKTG) worked with Center for Retailing Studies Director Kelli Hollinger and staff members Lauren Osborne and Courtney Bosquez to make it a success. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/05/26/mays-joins-harvard-columbia-in-hosting-6th-annual-theory-practice-in-marketing-conference/

Dean Eli Jones chaired the AACSB Conference on Redesigning the MBA in May. He welcomed back David Cordani ‘88, President and CEO of Cigna Corporation, as the keynote speaker. Cordani provided a corporate perspective on business education and the MBA degree, helping elevate the reputation and impact of Mays Business School among our peers across the world. Other Mays presenters included Bala Shetty, Shannon Deer and Mike Alexander.

Suresh Ramanathan (MKTG) was named a Fellow of the Institute of Asian Consumer Insights in Singapore. This two-year fellowship will give him access to research grants on Asian consumers and open up doors for industry collaborations and case studies.

A paper coauthored by Nate Sharp (ACCT) titled “The Activities of Buy-Side Analysts and the Determinants of Their Stock Recommendations” was recently accepted for publication in Journal of Accounting and Economics.

Leonard Berry (MKTG)’s article “Managing the Clues in Cancer Care” was the most accessed article in the Journal of Oncology Practice in April.

Steve McDaniel (MKTG) and Leslie Seipp (MKTG) were named the first-time recipients of the Herb Thompson Teaching Award in Marketing. The late Professor Emeritus Herbert G. Thompson, Jr. was a beloved educator at Texas A&M who made tremendous contributions to Mays Business School. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/05/26/marketing-faculty-recognized-with-herb-thompson-teaching-award/

Tara Blasor (ACCT) received this year’s David Baggett Endowed Teaching Excellence Award. It focuses on extraordinary accomplishments in teaching effectiveness, innovation, student service and program development. The award was made possible through an endowment created by Denise and David Baggett ’81. David, who graduated with honors with an accounting degree, is the founder and managing partner of Opportune LLP. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/06/03/tara-blasor-receives-baggett-teaching-award/

Mays came in 27th on Poets and Quants list of “The World’s Highest Earning Business Schools.” http://poetsandquants.com/2016/05/23/worlds-highest-earning-business-school/

College Choice ranked Mays’ undergraduate accounting program 29th in a list of the top 50 programs in the country. The rankings were determined according to factors college freshmen said were important to their decision on where to go to school. http://www.bloomberg.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201605240840PR_NEWS_USPRX____PH05657-1

Interactive Brokers, the largest U.S. electronic broker, recently profiled Professor Kevin Moore (FINC) on its Linkedin page https://www.linkedin.com/company/ib-student-trading-lab). Moore utilizes the Interactive Brokers (IB) Student Trading Lab to conduct realistic trading exercises for students in his Technical Analysis class. This summer, more than 50 incoming Masters of Science in Finance (MSF) students are using the same IB platform to compete for scholarship money in the MSF’s annual STEM-to-Stocks trading completion. Dean Jones will honor scholarship winners at the program’s orientation day in early August.

Wehner summer building hours are 6 a.m. to p.m. Monday through Friday. The building is closed on the weekends and holidays. Special arrangements may be requested at mediaoffice@mays.tamu.edu.

WELCOME

Welcome these newcomers to Mays:
Matthew Call, assistant professor of management;
Albert Cannella, professor of management;
Jason Price, Senior IT professional;
Sandra Raymond, administrative assistant in MBA Programs;
Hankyul Oh, Ph.D. student in the Department of Information and Operations Management;
and Desiree Wilson, associate director of Career Management Services.

COMING UP

June 6-24: Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Program
June 5-10: Two Halliburton Business Leadership Development III Programs
June 14-17: Halliburton Business Leadership Development I Program (Houston)
June 16: Freshman New Student Conference
June 17:  Freshman New Student Conference
June 20-24: Two Halliburton Business Leadership Development II Programs
June 23: Freshman New Student Conference
June 24: Freshman New Student Conference
June 29: Freshman New Student Conference
June 30: Freshman New Student Conference

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

IN THE NEWS

Dechun Wang (ACCT), Accounting Web, May 17, 2016, “Tough audit competition spurs internal control opinion shopping,”
http://www.accountingweb.com/aa/auditing/tough-audit-competition-spurs-internal-control-opinion-shopping

Clair Nixon (ACCT), The Good Men Project, May 17, 2016, “Fascinating habits of incrediby interesting people,”
http://goodmenproject.com/guy-talk/fascinating-habits-incredibly-interesting-people-fiff/

Steve Boivie (MGMT), Harvard Business Review, May 20, 2016, “Serving on Boards Helps Executives Get Promoted,”
https://hbr.org/2016/05/serving-on-boards-helps-executives-get-promoted

Jim Gaines (REC), The Dallas Morning News, May 23, 2016, “Single ladies in Texas more willing to commit … when it comes to housing purchases,”
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/residential-real-estate/20160523-single-ladies-in-texas-more-willing-to-commit-…-to-housing-purchases.ece
Also in: Realty Times

Murray Barrick (MGMT), Bloomberg BNA HR blog, May 26, 2016, “Hired at first sight – great idea or big mistake?” http://www.bna.com/hired-first-sightgreat-b57982073023/

Caleb Warren (MKTG), New York Times, May 27, 2016, “Break out the Chewbaca mask and you won’t laugh alone), http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/movies/break-out-the-chewbacca-mask-and-you-wont-laugh-alone.html?_r=0
Startup Aggieland, 3Dprint.com, May 29, 2016, “3D printed prosthetics startup TriFusion Devices wins $35K at Texas A&M New Ventures Competition.” https://3dprint.com/135825/trifusion-new-ventures-35k/

Mark Dotzour, (former REC), Builderonline.com, May 27, 2016, originally in Houston Business Journal, “Economist sees growth for Houston housing market,” http://www.builderonline.com/newsletter/economist-sees-growth-for-houston-housing-market_c

Kelli Hollinger (CRS), Texas Monthly, June 2016, “Food Fight – Walmart wants to win the supermarket war in Texas. Has it met its match in H-E-B?” http://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/walmart-vs-heb/

Eli Jones (DEAN), Theeagle.com, June 2, 2016, “Blackstone Charitable Foundation announces partnership with Texas A&M for entrepreneurship program,”
http://www.theeagle.com/news/a_m/blackstone-charitable-foundation-announces-partnership-with-texas-a-m-for/article_84170a48-2906-11e6-8b21-57565bd20d65.html
Also in The Dallas Morning News, financialbuzz.com, Invest Trend, Dallas Business Journal Online, My informs and Austin Business Journal.

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics must be exactly 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

GOT NEWS?

Mays Weekly will be published on a monthly basis in June and July. Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu by June 1 for the June 6 issue and by June 29 for the July 5 issue. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics must be exactly 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

May 16, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

This is the last Mays Weekly for the month of May. Mays Weekly will be published on a monthly basis in June and July. Submit your items to klevey@mays.tamu.edu for the June 6 issue by June 1 and for the July 5 issue by June 29.

A team of four students took first place at the second annual KPMG Fraud Case Competition May 3. The team was composed of Kyle Hamilton, William Chambers, Robert Demarest and Kyle Francis. They competed against two other teams who had advanced from the preliminary round held the prior week.

The summer schedule for the Wehner building summer hours is now in effect. Doors will be opened at 6 a.m. every weekday morning and locked at 6 p.m. every weekday evening. The building will remain closed on the weekends and on university holidays. For special arrangements, questions or concerns, please contact the Media office at mediaoffice@mays.tamu, 862-4203 or 845-8009.

The Aggie Advertising Club hosted its annual awards ceremony May 3 to recognize student achievements throughout the year. Six students – Brazos Elkins, Julia Gaas, Megan Milstead, Laura McCloskey, Zachary Rother and Catherine Scalf – were inducted into Alpha Delta Sigma, the nation’s oldest advertising honor society. The students were also recognized for receiving the Certificate in Advertising upon graduation.

Numerous faculty and staff members were recognized at the spring faculty/staff meeting.

  • Staff STAR Performer Awards: Mike Alexander (PMBA), Larry Callis (FINC), Hannah Cole (MKTG), Kyle Gammenthaler (PMBA), Valerie Gootee (MGMT), Janisha Guillary (City Centre), Kyra Gunn (CED), Jennifer Hammel (FINC), Casey Kyllonen (ACCT), Kris Morley (Honors)
  • Presidential Professorship for Teaching Excellence: Arvind Mahajan (FINC)
  • The Association of Former Students 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching: Subodha Kumar (INFO), Bala Shetty (INFO), Haipeng “Allan” Chen (MKTG)
  • EMBA and PMBA Teaching Award: Mary Lea McAnally (DEANS)
  • Lockheed Martin Teaching Award: Tim Dye (FINC)
  • Nancy and William Gardiner Teaching Excellence Award: Aaron Becker (INFO)
  • Richard Stadelmann Faculty Senate Award `Jon Jasperson (INFO)
  • Teaching Fellowships (Summer 2017 and 2018): Janet Marcantonio (MBA), Mike Shaub (ACCT)
  • Summer 2016 Teaching Grants: Tara Blasor (ACCT), Greg Heim (INFO), John Krajicek (MBA), Kris Muir (BUSP), Ramona Paetzold (MGMT) and Lisa Troy (MKTG)
  • Promotion and Tenure:
    • Leslie Seipp, Senior Lecturer (MKTG) and Detlef Hallermann, Clinical Full Professor (FINC)
    • Associate Professor with Tenure: Sarah Rice (ACCT), Hagen Kim (FINC)
    • Full Professor: Xen Koufteros (INFO), Rogelio Oliva (INFO), Alina Sorescu (MKTG)
  • Outstanding Research Award (Ph.D. students): Serkan Akturk (INFO), Erik Beardsley (ACCT), Imran Haque (FINC), Matthew Josefy (MGMT) and Nooshin Warren (MKTG)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award (Ph.D. students): Shradha Bindal (FINC), Joseph Harrison (MGMT), Yiwei Huang (INFO), Joon Ho Lim (MKTG) and Abigail Needles (ACCT)
  • New faculty colleagues: Kayla Cline (ACCT), Michael Head (ACCT) Sept. 1, Bradford Hepfer (ACCT) July 15, Ryan Larkin (ACCT) June 1, Marco Rossi (FINC) Sept. 1, Jon Stauffer (INFO) July 1, Matt Call (MGMT) June 1, Bert Canella (MGMT) Aug. 1, Chiraag Mittal (MKTG) Sept. 1, Akshaya Sreenivasan (MKTG) Aug. 9, Hari Sridhar (MKTG) July 1, Lemar Brown (MBA)
  • New staff colleagues: Sarah Bugh (CMC), Sarah David (CMC), Cheryl Junek (CIBS), Christina Court (DEANS), Paige Green (MGMT), Gretchen Philipp (MGMT), Pedro Garza (MBA), Beth Loubet (MBA), Nicol Gonzalez (MBA), Lisa Johnson (BUSP), Brandi Nixon (BUSP), Ana Davila (UAO), Matthew Willingham (UAO)
  • Retirees: Jerry Baxter (MGMT) and Dick Woodman (MGMT)


PPA and Business Honors student Neil Rabroker was named the Gates-Muller Award recipient at the University Honors Recognition Ceremony. Rabroker has held leadership positions with Class Councils, Elephant Walk and Big Event. He has also served as a Peer Leader for Business Honors and a teaching assistant for the accounting department.

Campus carry (right of licensed holder to carry concealed handgun) rules will go into effect Aug. 1. Campus Carry is allowed anywhere in the Wehner Building, including classrooms, hallways, reception areas and offices. Individual offices may not designate prohibition of the rules without the written approval of the President of the University.  No negative signage is allowed without this approval. A summary of the TAMUS rules can be found: http://www.tamus.edu/campus-carry-rules/

STRATEGIC PLANNING INITIATIVE

Mays’ new vision statement and vision statement themes were announced and celebrated at the May 11 faculty/staff meeting.

  • Mays Vision: To be a vibrant learning organization that advances the world’s prosperity by creating impactful knowledge and developing transformational leaders
  • Vibrant Learning Organization: Culture of caring, collaboration, excellence and innovation (Aggie Spirit); a community that connects students and faculty to former students (Aggie Network), industry partners and employers
  • Develop Transformational Leaders: Responsible leaders with vision and strong business competencies, who exemplify selfless service, and value diversity and inclusion
  • Create Impactful Knowledge: Engaged and productive scholars who develop ideas and knowledge that lead to solutions for today’s problems and problems yet to be defined.
  • Advance the World’s Prosperity: Providing a better future for generations who follow, including quality of life, environment and economic systems.

 WELCOME

Say “Howdy” to Paige Green, Business Coordinator I in the Department of Management, and Jason Price, Sr. IT Professional I.

COMING UP

May 16: Business Management Certificate Program for Engineers
May 19: Texas New Ventures Competition

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

No speakers are scheduled this week.

IN THE NEWS

Shane Johnson (FINC), Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation blog, May 9, 2016, “Redacting Proprietary Information and IPOs,”
https://corpgov.law.harvard.edu/2016/05/09/redacting-proprietary-information-and-ipos/

Steve Boivie (MGMT), Harvard Business Review online, May 10, 2016, “Boards Aren’t the Right Way to Monitor Companies,”
https://hbr.org/2016/05/boards-arent-the-right-way-to-monitor-companies

Executive MBA Program, Beat the GMAT, May 11, 2016, “The Most Expensive and Reasonably Priced EMBA Programs,”
http://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/2016/05/11/the-most-expensive-and-reasonably-priced-emba-programs

Jim Gaines (REC), Bloomberg News online, May 12, 2016, “San Antonio home prices continue climb, but at slower pace,”
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-12/miracle-fades-as-texas-oil-bust-jeopardizes-once-surging-surplus
Also in: The Dallas Morning News online, San Antonio Express-NewsLa Repubblica

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics must be exactly 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

May 9, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

The Mays Faculty/Staff Breakfast will be 8-9 a.m. Wednesday (May 11) in the Wehner lobby. After the breakfast, there will be a faculty/staff meeting 9-11 a.m. in Wehner 114.

Mays Business School’s Master’s of Science in Human Resource Management program is among the top 18 human resources masters degrees in the country, according to Better Buys. https://www.betterbuys.com/hrms/hr-masters-degree-programs/

The Department of Accounting and Professional Program (PPA) has recognized several former students for their outstanding achievements and continued support of the accounting program at Texas A&M. The initial honorees are Billy Atkinson ’72, Randy Cain ’82, Randy Hill ’83 and David Baggett ’81. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/04/29/mays-ppa-honors-innovators-upcoming-leaders/

Jacqueline Knoop (ACCT) was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Texas A&M Wells Fargo Honors Faculty Mentor Award. Each year, students select one outstanding professor at Texas A&M who excels in teaching and serves as an inspiration and mentor for students. Knoop was nominated by University Honors Final Finance major Trey Cogswell. She currently teaches Principles of Accounting for business majors and manages the ACCT 209/229 Help Desk.

Amy Thompson, senior career coordinator, received the Advisor of the Year award for the Registered Student Organization, Progressively Reaching Excellence in Professionalism (PREP). From Student Affairs, Department of Student Activities, the award recognizes individuals who provide exceptional guidance to the student organizations they advise. Recipients of the Advisor of the Year award have served in their advising role for two or more years.

Ben Welch (ACCT) was awarded the Student Organization Advisor of the Year award for his role with Aggie Men’s Club (AMC), a Christian men’s organization on campus. Welch has been AMC’s student advisor for more than 20 years.

Justin Fox, a business columnist for Bloomberg View, will speak at Texas A&M University on Thursday (May 12) in Evans Library, Room 204E. The event, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., is hosted by Texas A&M University Libraries and Mays Business School, is open to the public and free of charge. Fox will discuss the future of academic publishing, including future roles for profit and open-access journals. His remarks will be followed by a Q&A and light refreshments.

Two marketing students were honored at the American Advertising Federation-Houston annual awards luncheon on April 29. Abbe Emerson and Marketing major Julia Gaas ’16 and second-year MS Marketing student Abbe Emerson ’15 each received a $3,000 scholarship from the Advertising Education Foundation of Houston. The foundation awards scholarships annually to students from across Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas who are pursuing careers in advertising and marketing. There were over 200 applications this year for these $3,000 awards.

Final exams will be held today and tomorrow (May 9-10). Please direct any questions concerning the finals schedule or classroom assignments to the Media Office, mediaoffice@mays.tamu.edu (2-4203 or 5-8009).

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

Teaching Tips will return in the fall semester.

COMING UP

May 9-10: Final exams
May 11: Faculty/Staff breakfast and meeting
May 14: Mays Business School spring commencement

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

May 12: Justin Fox, Bloomberg View

IN THE NEWS

Steve Boivie (MGMT), Harvard Business Review onlineApril 26, 2016, “How Companies Use Strategically Timed Announcements to Confuse the Market,”
https://hbr.org/2016/04/how-companies-use-strategically-timed-announcements-to-confuse-the-market

Arvind Mahajan (FINC), Texas A&M Today, April 28, 2016, “Herman and Mahajan named Presidential Professors,” http://today.tamu.edu/2016/04/28/herman-and-mahajan-named-presidential-professors/?utm_source=today&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2016-05-04&utm_content=Herman%20And%20Mahajan%20Named%20Presidential%20Professors

Jim Gaines, The Fiscal Times, April 28, 2016, “Housing: Where Sales Are Slowing as Prices Keep Rising,”
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2016/04/28/Housing-Where-Sales-Are-Slowing-Prices-Keep-Rising

Robert Bannon ’16 (accounting major), The Battalion, May 1, 2016, “‘Corps of Cadets: The Musical’ finds success in satire,” http://www.thebatt.com/life-arts/corps-of-cadets-the-musical-finds-success-in-satire/article_b44df02e-1014-11e6-afec-abfe01193070.html

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics must be exactly 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

May 2, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

The Mays Faculty/Staff Breakfast will be 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the Wehner lobby. After the breakfast, there will be a faculty/staff meeting 9-11 a.m. in Wehner 114.

Today (May 2) is the last regular Monday class day of the semester. Tuesday (May 3) will be a redefined Friday, with Friday classes held instead of Tuesday classes. Wednesday (May 4) will be a reading day. No classes will be held. Final exams will begin Thursday (May 5) as well. Remember that finals are held in your regular classrooms unless other arrangements have been made. Final exams will be given Thursday-Friday (May 5-6) and Monday-Tuesday (May 9-10). Please direct any questions concerning the finals schedule or classroom assignments to the Media Office, mediaoffice@mays.tamu.edu (2-4203 or 5-8009).

Lorraine Eden (MGMT) has been elected incoming president of the Academy of International Business (AIB). She will serve a three-year term on the AIB Executive Board starting August 1, 2016 as President-Elect (2016-2017), President (2017-2018) and Past-President (2018-2019). The Academy of International Business is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business. Established in 1959, AIB currently has 3410 members in 85 different countries. The AIB President presides at all meetings of the academy and the AIB Executive Board, appoints and instructs all committees, and is responsible for the strategic direction of the Academy and for supervising the functions of the other officers and of the executive director. http://aib.msu.edu.

Arvind Mahajan (FINC) has been named Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence at Texas A&M University, University President Michael K. Young announced. The award, established in 2003 by former Texas A&M President Robert M. Gates to underscore the importance of teaching at a major research university, provides for presentation each spring of two Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence Awards, each with a $25,000 stipend and includes the title of “Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence” – with the recipient retaining that title for the remainder of his or her career.

A paper coauthored by Wendy Boswell (MGMT) and Dwayne Whitten (INFO), titled “Tethered to work: A family systems approach linking mobile device use to turnover intentions,” was published in the April issue of Journal of Applied Psychology.

Leonard Berry (MKTG) coauthored “Essentials for improving service quality in cancer care,” which was recently published in Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213076415300300

Before scheduling any major events this fall, please check the Mays calendar. Remember, when an event is created in the calendar, it will not appear immediately because it must first go through an approval process.

Judges are needed for the Raymond Ideas Challenge, hosted by the Center for New Ventures & Entrepreneurship. Details and RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-raymond-ideas-challenge-registration-24118475008
Anyone is welcome to come and watch the presentations.

Wehner is scheduled for several renovation projects this summer. Wehner 135 and Wehner 136 are scheduled to be completed June 6. Renovations for the Cocanougher Center are scheduled May 16-July 1. Wehner 114 will be renovated July 6-Aug. 19.

Justin Fox, a business columnist for Bloomberg View, will speak at Texas A&M University on May 12 in Evans Library, Room 204E. The event, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., hosted by Texas A&M University Libraries and Mays Business School, is open to the public and free of charge. Fox will discuss the future of academic publishing, including future roles for profit and open-access journals. His remarks will be followed by a Q&A and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, please visit http://mays.tamu.edu/events/justin-fox-bloomberg-view-columnist/

The Center for International Business Studies (CIBS) is offering a free non-credit Beginning Spanish class this fall. Faculty, staff, students and community members are all welcome to apply. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. from Sept. 13 to Nov 3.  Please register at http://goo.gl/forms/kls61exMhd. Questions may be directed to 979-845-5234 or cibs@mays.tamu.edu.

WELCOME

Say “Howdy” to Sarah Neely, associate director in the Career Management Center.

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

How satisfied are you with your teaching this semester? The most effective teachers spend some time reflecting at the end of the semester. Take 15 minutes to write a note to your future self about what worked well and what could work better next semester.

COMING UP

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

May 2: Regular Monday classes
May 3: Redefined Day (Friday classes meet)
May 3: Outgoing Exchange Student Orientation
May 4: Reading Day (no classes)
May 4: Raymond Ideas Challenge
May 5-6: Final exams

IN THE NEWS

TriFusion Devices, Forbes, April 22, 2016, “The Rice Business Plan Competition: Meet The Champ,”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/hankgilman/2016/04/22/the-rice-business-plan-competition-meet-the-champ/#6682cca517fc

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics must be exactly 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

April 25, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

This week (April 26-29) is the last full week of regular spring semester classes. Thursday (April 28) is the last Tuesday/Thursday class day this semester and Monday (May 2) is a regular Monday class day. May 2-6 is Dead Week, when no major exams are to be scheduled. Tuesday (May 3) is a redefined day and Friday classes will meet, not Tuesday classes. Wednesday (May 4) is the only reading day. No classes will be held. Final exams will be given Thursday and Friday (May 5-6) and Monday and Tuesday (May 9-10). Please direct any questions concerning the finals schedule or classroom assignments to the Media Office, mediaoffice@mays.tamu.edu (2-4203 or 5-8009).

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series with Dr. Luk Van Wassenhove, Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD. Van Wassenhove will present “Pushing the Boundaries of Traditional Operations Management: Closed-Loop Supply Chains and Humanitarian Operations” on Friday (April 29) from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Wehner 114. http://tx.ag/wassenhove

Haipeng “Allan” Chen (MKTG), Subodha Kumar (INFO) and Bala Shetty (INFO) will be honored among 24 Texas A&M faculty and staff with the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Awards today (April 25) at 1:30 in Rudder Theatre. Since 1955, this honor has been awarded to hundreds of professionals who have exhibited the highest standards of excellence at Texas A&M.

Save the date for the Spring 2016 faculty-staff breakfast on May 11 from 8-9 a.m. in the Wehner Lobby, followed by the faculty-staff meeting from 9-11 a.m. in 114 Wehner.

We all know Adriance Lab Road is in bad shape, but relief is still months away. A spokeswoman with the Transportation Services said no improvements are forthcoming until sometime this summer. That will be a temporary fix until Summer 2017, when an overhaul of the street is scheduled.

Startup Aggieland is accepting applications for student-led and faculty/student-led teams with lifestyle businesses (i.e. businesses already generating some revenue), and startups with medical devices, software and/or hardware, engineered products, agricultural solutions, consumer goods and retail concepts. Startup Aggieland’s business accelerator accepts all Texas A&M University majors at every level of study. Apply at startupaggieland.com/landing-page/apply/ by May 1 for summer and/or fall programs.

A team of Mays students won second place at a recent Seeking Alpha national stock pitch competition in New York City, finishing ahead of teams from Columbia, Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown and the University of Texas at Austin. The Mays team, which analyzed Stamps.com, included finance majors Joshua Kim ’17, Blake Shirk ’16 and Brandon Shirk ’16 and graduate student Thomason Waldo ’14.

Vote for your favorite idea from the 2016 Raymond Ideas Challenge at http://crowd.qukku.com/Contest/2016RaymondIdeasChallenge/Videos?filter=0&sort=5. Voting is open through May 3. The Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship will award cash prizes to the top three videos on May 4.

The Aggie Advertising team, Good Bull Advertising, placed third in the district level National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) April 15-17. The team, advised by Lisa Troy (MKTG), pitched an advertising campaign called “Stuff Happens” for their corporate client, Snapple.

Business Student Council will have Mays gear for sale at Mays Exchange from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday (April 27) and Thursday (April 28) outside of Wehner 113.

Forty Mays students competed in the seventh annual Texas A&M Collegiate Sales Competition March 4-5 to win more than $8,000 in cash prizes. More than 30 industry representatives from 14 companies played the role of buyers and judges for the competition. Marketing majors Hailey Koch ’16, Nicole Milliet ’16 and Sterling Woerner ’17 finished first, third and fourth, respectively.

The Mays Professional Selling Initiative hosted its spring event on April 19, welcoming 20 industry representatives from 15 companies to Mays for an evening of Sales Speed Networking. About 60 business students attended to learn how to speed network and hear about opportunities from partner and non-partner companies.

The Center for Executive Development will host its Halliburton Business Leadership Development II programs this week.

WELCOME

Say “Howdy” to Pedro Garza, assistant director in MBA Programs.

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

The most effective college teachers consider everything they say to students, whether it be a 75-minute lecture or a two-minute answer, “as a conversation rather than a performance.” (What the Best College Teachers Do)

COMING UP

April 25: Trading, Risk and Investments Program (TRIP) Informational
April 25: Halliburton Business Leadership Development II
April 25: HR Internship Panel
April 26: Countdown to Career – Fireproof Your Job (for May graduates)
April 27: Career Chat Afternoon Break
April 27: Ace Your Internship – Panel Discussion
April 27-28: Mays Exchange
April 28: The Mays Network – Spectra Energy
April 29: Master of Real Estate Program Case Competitions

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

April 28: Mark Weinberger, Ernst & Young
April 29: Luk Van Wassenhove, INSEAD

IN THE NEWS

Ray Delaughter ’00 (FINC), KBTX online, April 15, 2016, “Aggie-developed water park set to open,”
http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Aggie-developed-water-park-set-to-open-in-Katy-375831401.html

Jim Gaines (REC), Houston Chronicle, April 16, 2016, “Potential young buyers delay homeownership in part because of skyrocketing prices,”
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/homes/home-price-survey/article/Potential-young-buyers-delay-homeownership-in-7250922.php
Also in National Mortgage News, Dallas Real Estate blog

Steven Boivie (MGMT), Harvard Business Review, April 18, 2016, “When Star CEOs and Star Analysts Disagree, the Market Trusts the Analysts,”
https://hbr.org/2016/04/when-star-ceos-and-star-analysts-disagree-the-market-trusts-the-analysts
Also in Academy of Management Perspectives

The Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, KBTX online, April 18, 2016, “A&M students have three days to start a business,”
http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/AM-students-have-three-days-to-start-a-business–376014101.html

TriFusion Devices (Startup Aggieland), Houston Chronicle onlineApril 19, 2016, “Texas A&M students win Rice Business Plan Competition,” http://www.chron.com/business/article/Texas-A-M-students-win-Rice-Business-Plan-7257972.php
Also in Austin Business Journal, My Social Good NewsWorld News, North Houston Texas blog, EIN News PublicationsMy informsGuidry News online, Rice University News and Media, The CPA Desk blog, The Eagle online, San Antonio Express News online, Houston Business JournalNewswise

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics must be exactly 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

April 18, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

The Texas A&M team TriFusion Devices won the grand prize Saturday at the Rice Business Plan Competition – the largest student-centered business plan competition in the world. The Startup Aggieland company, cofounded by Blake Teipel and Brandon Sweeney, Ph.D. candidates in Materials Science and Engineering, has developed customizable 3D printed prosthetic leg devices. MD/MBA student Britton Eastburn also joined the team.

The team received almost $400,000 in seed funding. The students were coached by management faculty members Don Lewis and Richard Lester of Mays Business School. This is the first time in nearly 10 years Texas A&M has had a team in the Rice competition, the largest student-centered business plan competition in the world, and the first time an A&M team has won the event. Since spring 2015, the team has taken top honors in multiple competitions, winning first place at CNVE’s Raymond Ideas Challenge, the inaugural SEC Pitch Competition in Atlanta and at the Baylor Business Plan Competition in February 2016.

Lorraine Eden (MGMT) was a guest speaker at the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in Dubai, UAE, April 11-13. Eden spoke at two sessions of the AIM Thought Leadership Conference – a panel session on “New Forms of Foreign Direct Investment in Manufacturing: Scale and Scope and Implications for Development” and a plenary session on “New Incentive Packages to Attract New Forms of Investment: Effectiveness and Impact.”

Two teams of Mays students won the top spots in a case competition Deloitte recently held at Mays. The first competition at Texas A&M was open to students of all majors. Of 150 applicants, six teams of four were selected to compete. The Mays teams were: “It’s Business Time,” in first place, with members Aniket Patel, Hannah Walsh, Aakash Pai and Chris Eumont; and “The Real Consultants of Mays,” in second place, with Andrew Hitscherich, Daniel Moore, Amanda Parkman and Kyle Bratton. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/04/14/business-students-dominate-deloitte-case-competition/

Finance major Brett Stoehr ’16 was selected to be gonfaloniere for Mays Business School at the upcoming commencement ceremony in May. As gonfaloniere, Stoehr will carry the business school’s gonfalon (banner) in the ceremony. This honor is given to students with an excellent academic record and who have made a significant impact as a student while at Mays.

Join the 14,462 people who stay up-to-date with Mays news by subscribing to the monthly e-newsletter, Mays Impacts. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/subscribe/

Visit Maysnet to see the new HR Resources page at http://mays.tamu.edu/maysnet/hr-resources. The information stemmed from a discussion sponsored by Mays Staff Council in March.

Renovation of Wehner 135 – the student space behind the Wehner lobby video display – began last Thursday (April 14), with additional renovations for Cocanougher Center and Wehner 114 scheduled for Summer 1 and Summer 2, respectively. Please contact Ed Segura with questions or comments.

Mays’ MBA Programs ranked seventh out of 50 programs in College Choice’s 2016 rankings of the top MBA programs in the United States.
http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/top-mba-programs-2016/

The Center for Executive Development will host Halliburton Business Leadership Development I Program this week.

STRATEGIC PLANNING INITIATIVE

The next step in the strategic planning process is to form work teams that comprise both faculty and staff. Each team will work with one of the four Vision Statement themes and consider what it will take to accomplish the vision with respect to that specific theme. Faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up for an SPI Work Team by Friday (April 22). Sign up here: http://mays.tamu.edu/strategic-planning/work-team-sign-up/

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

Do you want to maximize group work? Spend more time debriefing but focus less on individual reporting and more about deepening the learning. Ask groups to (1) identify patterns (2) report in an unpredictable order (3) report parts instead of the entire report in full (4) reflect on the process itself, asking if they gained new insights or if they see the concepts differently. (Experience in Education, John Dewey).

COMING UP

April 18: Commercial Banking Program Spring Informational
April 18: CIBS Advisory Council Meeting
April 18: Trading, Risk and Investments Program (TRIP) Informational
April 18: Halliburton Business Leadership Development 1 Program, CED
April 19: HR Consulting 101
April 20: Virtual Information Session, Executive MBA and Professional MBA Programs
April 20: Career Chat Afternoon Break
April 22: Aggie Angel Network Meeting

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

April 18: Nathan Moore, Mary Kay, Inc.
April 18: Miles Marks ’79, Avalon Advisors, LLC
April 18: Mike McCutcheon and Chirag Patel, Deloitte
April 19: Rocky Jones, Weatherford
April 20: Bryan Ruez, Alvarez & Marsal
April 21: Kristen Celko, J. Hilburn
April 22: Chris Armstrong, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
April 22: Rebecca Slotegraaf, Indiana University

IN THE NEWS

Jim Gaines (REC), The Dallas Morning News online, April 7, 2016, “Latest job and population numbers show no sign of a real estate slowdown ahead for D-FW,”
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/columnists/steve-brown/20160407-latest-job-and-population-numbers-show-no-sign-of-a-real-estate-slowdown-ahead-for-d-fw.ece

Steven Boivie (MGMT), Forbes, April 8, 2016, “When Star CEOs And Hotshot Analysts Square Off, The Execs Rarely Win,”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurengensler/2016/04/08/ceos-versus-wall-street-analysts/#1e34c5b16de5

Britton Eastburn ’15 (current MBA student), The Eagle, April 10, 2016, “Texas A&M graduate students to compete for top prize in startup business competition,”
http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/texas-a-m-graduate-students-to-compete-for-top-prize/article_08a41a3c-f86b-535f-944c-fdbc63e9de14.html

Petroleum Ventures Program, USA Today, April 13, 2016, “College gift gears grads for oil’s ups, downs,”
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2016/04/13/college-gift-gears-grads-oils-ups-downs/82937660/

Retailing Summit (CRS), Chain Store Age, April 13, 2016, “Top executives join A&M retail roster,” http://bit.ly/1MxWGYu

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics must be exactly 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

April 11, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS  

Jeff Miller, President and Chief Health, Safety and Environment Officer of Halliburton, will speak at 12:45 p.m. Thursday (April 14) in 114 Wehner. He is the 2016 Dean’s Executive Speaker and was a 2012 Mays Business School Outstanding Alumni Award honoree.

Come watch Mays faculty members try something new in their teaching at Mays Academy of Learning and Teaching’s “Teaching Courageously” Tuesday (April 12) in the Cocanougher Center. Show times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Twelve students from the Research Scholars @ Mays program presented at Texas A&M’s Student Research Week March 28-April 1 – one of the largest groups from Mays. A team composed of Kelsey Kemp, Laurence Gonzalez, Kaitlin Wallace won second place in their category for “Female Representation on Boards of Directors.” The RS@Mays program has been supported by many faculty and staff members, including Mike Withers (MGMT), who has served as faculty advisor for the program, Nancy Simpson (BUSP), Bree Josefy (ACCT), Matt Josefy (ACCT), Stephen Courtright (MGMT), Duane Ireland (DEAN) and Marty Loudder (DEAN), as well as graduate students Caleb Miller, Vivek Mohan, Joel Russell and Ali Gray served as mentors and team leads.

Business student Béryl Gastaldello ’18 has been officially named to the French Olympic Team and will represent France and Texas A&M at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/04/06/gastaldello-officially-named-to-french-olympic-team/

Leonard Berry (MKTG)’s research article “Managing the Clues in Cancer Care” was recently published by the Journal of Oncology Practice. The paper provides a framework recommended for cancer centers to implement in order to improve their services. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/03/30/professor-leonard-berry-publishes-revolutionary-research-in-the-healthcare-services-industry/

WELCOME

Say “Howdy” to Sarah David, associate director of the Career Management Center.

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

“It’s awesome and encouraging when professors show they are genuinely happy about their students learning and not just about the class having a passing average grade.” — a Mays student

COMING UP

April 12: Countdown to Career — Securing Your Financial Future
April 13: Career Chat Afternoon Break
April 14: 2016 Dean’s Executive Speaker
April 15: 3DS Spring 2016

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

April 11: Thomas Jackson, Tomball Regional Medical Center
April 12: Richard, Plotkin, Max Cure Foundation
April 12: Craig Ceccanti, Pinot’s Palette
April 12: Todd Ebbinghaus, Phillips 66
April 12: Courtney McKenzie and Jackie Meade, Buckle
April 12: Ken Moch, Salutramed Group
April 14: Jeff Miller ’88, Halliburton
April 15: John Creech, JP Morgan
April 15: Jeffrey Pittman, Memorial University of Newfoundland
April 15: Tammi Johnson, Microsoft

IN THE NEWS

Brandi Plunkett (CED), Houston Chronicle, April 3, 2016, “Executive programs lead to career growth,”
http://www.chron.com/jobs/article/Executive-programs-lead-to-career-growth-7225591.php

Stephen Courtright (MGMT), The Daily Times, April 3, 2016, “Workplace democracy catches on,”
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/business/04-Apr-2016/workplace-democracy-catches-on

Evan Loomis ’03, The Eagle, April 3, 2016, “Texas A&M grad-turned-entrepreneur now encouraging others,”
http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/texas-a-m-grad-turned-entrepreneur-now-encouraging-others/article_5d8d46de-c735-569c-a3db-5a223eb518ac.html

Jim Gaines (REC), Bloomberg Business online, April 3, 2016, “Cooling of housing market normalizes sales,”
http://www.bloomberg.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201604030536KRTRIB__BUSNEWS_23664_12920-1
Originally at Victoria Advocate online
Also in: The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Housing Bubble, El Paso, Inc. online, KTKR-FM online

Steven Boivie (MGMT), The Wall Street Journal online, April 4, 2016, “Star Analysts Have Big Influence on Stocks,”
http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2016/04/04/star-analysts-have-big-influence-on-stocks/
Also in: Academy of Management Journal Perspectives online

Kelli Levey (DEAN), The Battalion, April 5, 2016, “Petroleum, meet business,”
http://www.thebatt.com/news/petroleum-meet-business/article_a81fe214-faeb-11e5-b260-635d9742646b.html

Abigail Roberts ’17, Katie Van Horn ’18 and Madeleine Inglish ’18, The Battalion, April 6, 2016, “Business Student Council gives students a study break with MaysFest,”
http://www.thebatt.com/life-arts/business-student-council-gives-students-a-study-break-with-maysfest/article_42b7f408-fc48-11e5-bbc1-6b0e7cc360e7.html

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics must be exactly 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

April 4, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Come hear Jeff Miller ’88, president of Halliburton, share his personal journey and thoughts on career and leadership development as part of the Dean’s Executive Speaker Series. The presentation is April 14 at 12:45 p.m. in Wehner 114 and is free and open to the public. RSVP: tx.ag/jeffmiller

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2016 Dean’s Distinguished Scholar Series 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday (April 7) in Wehner 190. V. Kumar will present “Customer Valuation Theory Using the Customer Lifetime Value Metric.” Kumar is Regents’ Professor, Lenny Distinguished Chair and professor in marketing at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. For more information, please visit tx.ag/vkumar.

President Young and Provost Watson invite all faculty members to participate in a faculty forum today (April 4) from 4 to 5 p.m. in Rudder Theatre with an address by President Young and Q&A to follow. Following the forum, a reception will be held 5-7 p.m. in Rudder Exhibit Hall, to honor all university faculty.

Don’t miss Maysfest this Wednesday (April 6) outside of Wehner from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join all the Mays organizations and various companies for food (Double Dave’s, Jamba Juice, Fuego, kettle corn), games, inflatables and live music. Maysfest is hosted by Business Student Council each semester to give back to the students of Mays Business School.

Kim Austin, director of the graduate business Career Management Center, served on the steering committee for the MBA Career Services and Employers Alliance (MBA CSEA) global conference in Singapore the week of March 14. In addition to program planning responsibilities, Austin hosted the employment outlook session with presentations by the Graduate Management Admissions Council research staff and facilitated a panel session, “What Can We Do Differently?” with employer representatives from Mercer and Manulife and career services representatives from INSEAD and Texas A&M.

Venky Shankar (MKTG) has been selected to join the Advisory Board of Retail Analytics Council (RAC) as a Research Fellow. The RAC is a global initiative between the Medill School, Integrated Marketing Communications Department, Northwestern University and the Platt Retail Institute. It is dedicated to the study of consumer behavior across shopping platforms to provide an understanding of how these impact retailers, particularly as new technologies are introduced. The RAC unites industry, faculty, students and its advisory board members for the study and exchange of ideas. The advisory board includes senior executives from Macy’s, Microsoft, Google, McDonald’s, 7-Eleven, Gap, Office Depot and Ralph Lauren and leading academics.

Startup Aggieland’s TriFusion Devices was selected to compete with top universities in the 2016 Rice Business Plan Competition April 14-16 at Rice University in Houston. The team with the best investment opportunity will win $450,000, including seed funding and the opportunity to ring the closing bell at NASDAQ Marketsite. Teams will also compete for $5,000 in the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at the RBPC Awards Banquet on April 16. Voting for the People’s Choice Award is open through 1 p.m. April 16 at https://apps.facebook.com/rbpc-polls/form/rbpc2016.

Students can learn about opportunities to study abroad during Go Global with Mays, 9 to 3 Wednesday (April 6) in the Wehner Lobby.

The Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship is now accepting nominations for the 12th annual Aggie 100. Visit aggie100.com for more information about the program, qualifications or to submit an nomination.

Annual performance reviews for all budgeted employees opened April 1 and must be completed by May 31 to reflect employee performance during the period of April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016. All non-faculty and non-student employees are required to be evaluated each year, even those hired most recently (Standard Administrative Procedure 33.99.03.M0.01). During this period, supervisors have an opportunity to recognize employees for job-related accomplishments, provide feedback for improvement, reinforce job performance standards and discuss progress from the prior year’s performance goals.

EDsmart, a nationally recognized publisher of college rankings and information, released its 2016-17 list of Top MBA Programs. Among the 50 school listed, Mays MBA Programs ranked 29th.

Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend an upcoming lecture with David C. Berliner, Regents Professor of Education Emeritus at Arizona State University. Berliner will speak at 10:30 a.m. April 27 in 2401 MSC on the “50 Myths and Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools.” He is being hosted by the College of Education and Human Development. Register at tx.ag/berliner.

The Center for Executive Development will offer Halliburton Business Leadership Development III Program through Friday (April 8).

WELCOME

Say “Howdy” to Beth Loubet, Administrative Assistant in MBA Programs.

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

Remember that critical thinking is rooted in the intentional use of questions such as “What do we know…?” “How do we know…?” “Why do we accept or believe…?” “What is the evidence for…?” when studying any subject matter. (What the Best College Teachers Do)

COMING UP

April 5: The Mays Network: Goldman Sachs Corporate Day
April 5: 3DS Spring 2016 Bootcamp
April 6: Virtual Information Session – Full-Time MBA Program
April 6: Women’s Leadership Initiative (CityCentre)
April 6: Go Global with Mays – Study Abroad Fair
April 6: Career Chat Afternoon Break
April 6: Maysfest
April 7: Dean’s Distinguished Scholar: V. Kumar
April 7: CMIS Case Competition
April 8: Leadership Initiative Conference (LINC)

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/.

SPEAKERS

April 4: Hunter Goodwin, Ron Blatchley, James Carter, Trey Segura, Cody Catalena and Andrew Nelson (Startup Aggieland)
April 4: Maanasa Jain ’97, Sigma Four
April 6: David Maroney Sr., Raytheon
April 7: Jody Hall, H-E-B
April 7: Mike Fenlon, PwC
April 8: Chris Grider, Caddis Partners, LLC
April 8: Bill Gardiner, King Ranch, Inc.

IN THE NEWS

Petroleum Ventures Program, Rigzone, March 25, 2016, “University Launches Program for Aspiring Oil, Gas Entrepreneurs,”
http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?hpf=1&a_id=143702
Also in Houston Chronicle

Stephen Courtright (MGMT), The Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2016, “Workplace Democracy Catches On,”
http://www.wsj.com/article_email/workplace-democracy-catches-on-1459117910-lMyQjAxMTI2MjI0ODIyNzg3Wj
Also in: New York News

Edward Swanson (ACCT), CNBC online, March 28, 2016, “Companies that do buybacks do worse over time,”
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/28/companies-that-do-buybacks-do-worst-over-time-.html
Also in: KBTX-TV online and The Fiscal Times

Judon Fambrough (REC), The Dallas Morning News online, March 29, 2016, “Here’s how to end ‘low-balling’ in eminent domain property cases, Texas legislators are told,”
http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2016/03/lawmakers-ponder-how-to-stop-entities-from-low-balling-when-condemning-land.html/
Also in: Longview News-Journal online, The Herald Democrat online and The Texas Tribune

Jim Gaines (REC), KBTX-TV online, March 29, 2016, “Economists: worst of the oil collapse is over,”
http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Economists-say-the-worst-of-the-oil-collapse-is-over-373910511.html
Also in: The American Interest

Rajan Varadarajan (MKTG), The Battalion, March 30, 2016, “Marketing Professor Rajan Varadarajan receives lifetime achievement award,”
http://www.thebatt.com/news/marketing-professor-rajan-varadarajan-receives-lifetime-achievement-award/article_bde7746a-f6fc-11e5-a149-533d314576d6.html

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics must be exactly 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

March 28, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Mays Business School will honor Professor Rajan Varadarajan as the 2016 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Research and Scholarship on Thursday (March 31). Mays faculty, staff and Ph.D. students are invited to a reception for Rajan from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Cocanougher Center. You are also invited to the Lifetime Achievement Award for Research and Scholarship Award Presentation and Remarks at 3:30-5:00 p.m. on March 31 in Wehner 190. The topic of his remarks will be “My Academic Journey: Musings on Aspirations, Inspiration, Luck and Serendipity.”

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2016 Dean’s Distinguished Scholar Series “Customer Valuation Theory Using The Customer Lifetime Value Metric,” presented by Dr. V. Kumar. Kumar is Regents’ Professor, Lenny Distinguished Chair & Professor in Marketing at Georgia State University. The presentation will be Thursday, April 7, 2-3:30 p.m. in Wehner 190.http://mays.tamu.edu/maysnet/events/deans-distinguished-scholar-v-kumar/

Two papers by Leonard Berry (MKTG) were accepted by a top journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Journal of Oncology Practice: “Managing the Clues in Cancer Care” and “The New Diagnosis Bundle: Improving Care Delivery for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Cancer.” The”Managing Clues” article was posted as an Early Release Article March 22 at http://jop.ascopubs.org/content/early/2016/03/17/JOP.2016.011130

The 2015 Texas A&M advertising competition team, coached by Lisa Troy (MKTG), won a Citation of Excellence at this year’s American Advertising Federation-Houston’s annual Addy Awards held in Houston in February. The team created a 27-page plan book for a fully integrated, multi-million dollar marketing campaign for Pizza Hut. Designers on the team included Jossue Velasquez ’15 (currently pursuing a master’s degree at the School of Visual Arts in New York), Frank Fusselman ’15 (enrolled in the Chicago Portfolio School starting this spring) and Greg Cater ’15 (currently a MS Marketing student at Mays).

Shelly Brenckman (Startup Aggieland) has been named the 2015 International Brand Master by Educational Marketing Group. Each year the distinction recognizes accomplished and dedicated professionals in education branding. Of the seven nominees, three finalists competed for public votes.

A paper by Hari Sridhar, “Relating Online, Regional, and National Advertising to Firm Value,” was accepted to be published in Journal of Marketing. This paper, which examines allocation of advertising dollars across various advertising vehicles, is coauthored by Frank Germann, Charles Kang, and Raj Grewal, and will come out in print later in 2016. Sridhar will be joining Mays faculty on July 1 as associate professor of marketing. He is currently a faculty member at Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business.

Haipeng “Allan” Chen (MKTG), Subodha Kumar (INFO), and Bala Shetty (INFO) will be honored with the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Awards. Texas A&M University and the Association of Former Students selected 24 outstanding members of the university’s faculty and staff. Since 1955, this honor has been awarded to hundreds of professionals who have exhibited the highest standards of excellence at Texas A&M.

The Center for Executive Development will host Halliburton Business Leadership Development I beginning Tuesday (March 29) through Friday (April 1).

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

Want better participation in class? Consider clarifying the criteria. Here is a set of criteria for assessment that was generated by students: (1) preparation (2) contribution to discussion (3) group skills (4) communication skills and (5) attendance. (Faculty Focus)

SAFETY CORNER

It’s migrating season for bats and already a couple of bat sightings have been reported in and around the Wehner Building. They are looking for a warm place to bed down and then can’t get out the next night. Do not engage the bat. Report the sighting. Either fill out an Aggieworks request or call the Radio Room (979-845-4311) or the Mays facilities office (862-4203/845-8009). If it is on the ground, try to cover it with a box or trash can so it can be removed by the pest control department. If it is on a wall or ceiling, leave it alone as it is probably sleeping.

COMING UP

March 28: Raymond Ideas Challenge Submission Workshop
March 29: Countdown to Career – Successful First Year (for May graduates)
March 29: Halliburton Business Leadership Development I, CED
March 30: Career Chat Afternoon Break
March 30-31: Mays Exchange
March 31: MIS Information Session and Career Night
March 31: Mays Lifetime Achievement Award for Research and Scholarship Reception
March 31: Raymond Ideas Challenge submissions deadline
March 31: Dealmakers in M&A Informational
April 1: Outgoing Exchange Student Orientation

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

March 29: Mike Lucido & John Tempel, Aldi, Inc.
March 30: Jim Rogers, KOA (Kampgrounds of America)
March 30: Laura Fulton, Hi-Crush
April 1: Eugene Soltes, Harvard Business School
April 1: Doyle Graham & Scott Williams, Valencia Group
April 1: Eric Schwartz, University of Michigan

IN THE NEWS

Petroleum Ventures Program, (FINC), Inside Philanthropy, March 24, 2016, “How Texas A&M Landed Big Grants in Music, Engineering and Business,”http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2016/3/24/how-texas-am-landed-big-grants-in-music-engineering-and-busi.html.
Also in The Battalion and Texas A&M Today.

Jim Gaines (REC), The Fiscal Times, March 21, 2016,  “Here’s Why So Many Middle Class Americans Can’t Buy a House,”
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2016/03/21/Here-s-Why-So-Many-Middle-Class-Americans-Can-t-Buy-House
Also in: Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Singapore and Yahoo! News (AU)

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics must be exactly 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

March 21, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Eli Jones ’82, dean of Mays Business School, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Marketing Association’s Selling and Sales Management Special Interest Group. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/03/08/eli-jones-receives-top-award-from-american-marketing-association-sales-group/

Mays faculty and staff members are encouraged to attend “Town Hall: Design Our Vision” from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday (March 24) in the Cocanougher Center. The Town Hall will be hosted by Dean Jones and is the next step in Mays’ Strategic Planning Initiative. Light refreshments will be served starting at 12:30 p.m. Come prepared to help vision the future of Mays. mays.tamu.edu/strategic-planning

Mike Shaub (ACCT) was awarded the 2016 Ernst & Young Teaching Excellence Award. Established in 2008 by the Ernst and Young Teaching Excellence Fund, the award annually recognizes accounting faculty with extraordinary accomplishments in teaching effectiveness, innovation, curriculum development and student service. PPA students nominate accounting faculty members who are then considered by a committee. Shaub also received the award in 2008, making him the first-two time recipient.

Shane Johnson (FINC) contributed to the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. His post “Optimal Inside Debt Compensation and the Value of Equity and Debt” was based on an article he coauthored with Timothy Campbell, Miami University of Ohio, and Neal Galpin, University of Melbourne.
https://corpgov.law.harvard.edu/2016/03/01/optimal-inside-debt-compensation-and-the-value-of-equity-and-debt/

Aparna Singh ’17, Aniket Patel ’18, Katie Dillard ’18 and Emily Kercheville ’18 took first place among 16 teams in the Mays 2016 TAMU Case Challenge. They will represent Texas A&M at the Harvard International Case Competition in Boston on April 23.

The Center for Executive Development will host an executive development program for Bill Blackwood’s Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas through April 8.

WELCOME

Say “Howdy” to Gretchen Philipp, Lead Office Associate in the Department of Management.

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

If all students were the intrinsically-motivated, self-directed learners we often wish them to be, then they may not even need us. The challenge, and perhaps the joy, of teaching is when we continually try to help those who are truly struggling, even when we are at our wit’s end. That is when we should be at our best.

COMING UP

March 21: Bill Blackwood’s Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, CED
March 22: Virtual Information Session, Executive MBA and Professional MBA Programs
March 23: Career Chat Afternoon Break
March 23: Raymond Ideas Challenge Submission Workshop
March 23: Mays Network – Phillips 66 Corporate Day
March 24: Mays Town Hall Meeting

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

March 21: Justin Deuterman
March 21: Kathy Milthorpe, Ladies Professional Golf Association
March 22: Missy Douthit, Nonprofit Marketing Consultant
March 22: Shanna Trenchard, Cera Johnson & Kelly Travis, Stage Stores
March 23: Judith Vincent, Phillips 66
March 23: Sonya Reed & Jonathan Rosenberg, Phillips 66

IN THE NEWS

Eli Jones (DEAN), The Eagle, March 11, 2016, “Texas A&M leaders acknowledge progress, work to be done at Campus Climate Conference,”
http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/texas-a-m-leaders-acknowledge-progress-work-to-be-done/article_88ce753c-0af0-55cb-9f10-71ac1550dbd1.html

Eli Jones (DEAN), American Marketing Association, March 8, 2016, “Eli Jones Receives 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from AMA Sales SIG,”
https://auth.ama.org/academics/Pages/Eli-Jones-Receives-2016-Lifetime-Achievement-Award-from-AMA-Sales-SIG.aspx

Startup Aggieland, The Battalion, March 3, 2016, “Toy startup reaches heights through campus incubator,”
http://www.thebatt.com/science-technology/toy-startup-reaches-heights-through-campus-incubator/article_a760345e-e1c9-11e5-a28e-53cfabdea5be.html

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics must be exactly 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

March 7, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Mays staff members were showered with appreciation last week. Relive the celebration by viewing the photos in this Facebook album: http://tx.ag/sawpicsmays and watch a message from Dean Eli Jones, who couldn’t attend Friday’s Lunch on the Patio: http://tx.ag/saw2016maysvideo.

Mays hosted the Wall Street Journal Challenge Feb. 26-28, and the Mays team took third place. Tyler Pavlas ’16 (Business Honors and Finance), Josh Chacko ’16 (Business Honors and finance) and Matt Baumgartner ’16 (engineering), coached by Ed White (FINC), tested their knowledge of recent issues of the Wall Street Journal against 10 teams from top business schools around the country. Josh Chacko took 3rd place in the Individual Challenge portion. A team of volunteers from around Mays and graduate student judges from MS-Marketing and the Full-Time MBA Program helped make the event a success. It was sponsored by Business Undergraduate Special Programs to engage students in high-impact learning and further the mission of Mays in our local and academic communities.

Claire Wimberly ’17, a management major, was elected Class of 2017 senior class president. Her twin sister, Hannah Wimberly, was elected as the 2016-17 Student Body President. http://www.thebatt.com/news/wimberly-wins/article_f8f00c6a-dea2-11e5-92a2-af751e9a2982.html

Startup Aggieland student client company TriFusion brought home the gold and $50,000 cash after winning first place at the Baylor New Venture Competition on Feb. 27 in Waco. Blake Teipel, a Ph.D. candidate in Materials Science and Engineering, and fellow student co-founder Charles “Brandon” Sweeney competed for more than $138,000 in cash and other prizes with 11 other finalists from around the country. Coached by Startup Aggieland Assistant Director Don Lewis, TriFusion also took top honors last fall at the SEC Pitch Competition in Atlanta. In spring 2015, the pair won CNVE’s Raymond Ideas Challenge for their customizable 3-D printed prosthetic leg devices. They plan to enter the Rice Business Plan competition.

The Center for Executive Develop is hosting Halliburton Business Leadership Development II Program this week through Friday (March 11).

WELCOME

Say “Howdy” to Cheryl Junek, Business Coordinator I in the Center for International Business Studies.

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

In order to help students move from “surface learning” to “deep learning,” we need to challenge how our students see the world. But what does that mean? It means ensuring that our students “(1) face a situation in which their mental model will not work; (2) care that it does not work strongly enough to stop and grapple with the issue at hand; and (3) be able to handle the emotional trauma that sometimes accompanies challenges to longstanding beliefs.”
(What the Best College Teachers Do)

COMING UP

March 7: CED – Halliburton Business Leadership Development II Program
March 7: Raymond Ideas Challenge applications open
March 8: “How to Start a Business,” MS-Marketing
March 9: Career Chat Afternoon Break
March 9: Virtual Information Session – Full-Time MBA Program
March 11: Aggie Angel Network Meeting
March 11: 3DS application deadline

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:
March 23: Phillips 66 Corporate Day
March 31: Lifetime Achievement Award for Research and Scholarship
April 5: Goldman Sachs Corporate Day
April 6: Women’s Leadership Initiative at CityCentre
April 7: 2016 Distinguished Scholar: V. Kumar
April 14: Dean’s Executive Speaker Jeff Miller
April 14-15: Dean’s Development Council
April 29: 2016 Distinguished Scholar: Luk Van Wassehnove

SPEAKERS

March 7: Jacob Robinson, 1 Stone Solutions
March 7: Mike Patino, Randy French, Alan & Robyn Roberts, Ricky Hux and Ken Salyer at Startup Aggieland
March 8: Biff Adam Sr. (Voya), Phil Eubanks, Rob Irby
March 8: Blake Pounds, Accenture
March 8: Rich White, H-E-B
March 9: Jim McIngvale, Gallery Furniture
March 10: Shane Hinckley, Texas A&M University Business Development

IN THE NEWS

Jim Gaines (REC), The Fiscal Times, Feb. 25, 2016, “Prices Are Rising. Why Aren’t There More Homes for Sale?”
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2016/02/25/Prices-Are-Rising-Why-Aren-t-There-More-Homes-Sale
Also in: Yahoo Finance, Yahoo! News (AU)Yahoo! Finance CanadaYahoo! India Business,Yahoo! Singapore

Don Lewis & Shelly Brenckman (CNVE), The Battalion, Feb. 26, 2016, “$3 million and counting,”
http://www.thebatt.com/science-technology/million-and-counting/article_8dd9aa0c-dc50-11e5-9c8e-df06e46d60b4.ht
Also in: Tech Transfer eNews Blog

Claire Wimberly ’17 (MGMT major) and Hannah Wimberly, The Battalion, Feb. 28, 2016, “Wimberly wins,” http://www.thebatt.com/news/wimberly-wins/article_f8f00c6a-dea2-11e5-92a2-af751e9a2982.html

Yan Liu (FINC), CNBC Online, March 1, 2016, “Institutional Investor Journals Announces Winners of the 17th Annual Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards,”
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/01/business-wire-institutional-investor-journals-announces-winners-of-17th-annual-bernstein-fabozzijacobs-levy-awards.html
Also in: Morningstar StockInvestor Online, Digital Journal, WDAM-TV Online, SpokeBenzinga, WIS-TV Online, Investorpoint.com, Pensions & Investments Online, SPi World NewsMinyanville,BioSpace, KOTV-TV online, Equities.com

Jim Gaines (REC), Bloomberg News – Online, March 2, 2016, “Weathering the storm,”
http://www.bloomberg.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201603021850KRTRIB__BUSNEWS_8751_12142-1
Originally at: San Angelo Standard-Times – Online

The Real Estate Center, Communityimpact.com, March 2, 2016, “Williamson County organizations aim to help those in need of housing and shelter,”
http://communityimpact.com/austin/round-rock-pflugerville-hutto/nonprofit/2016/03/02/williamson-county-organizations-aim-to-help-those-in-need-of-housing-and-shelter/

Wall Street Journal Challenge, Lane Report, March 2, 2016, “UK Gatton team takes second in WSJ national business challenge,”
http://www.lanereport.com/60878/2016/03/uk-gatton-team-takes-second-in-wsj-national-business-challenge/

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics must be exactly 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

Feb. 29, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Texas A&M’s Staff Appreciation Week is here, and the theme of the week at Mays is “We Step up with Aggie Spirit.” The Mays Staff Council will host lunch Friday (March 4) for all Mays staff members from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gazebo. Pizza, salad, drinks and cookie cake will be served, and there will be opportunities to win door prizes. At 1 p.m. a photo of all staff members will be taken in the Wehner Lobby. Staff members are encouraged to wear their Mays polo shirts or a maroon Aggie shirt.

In addition, all Texas A&M staff members are invited to join the following Staff Appreciation events:

  • Monday, Feb. 29 – President’s Meritorious Service Awards.
  • Tuesday, March 1 – President Young’s Backyard Picnic.
  • Wednesday, March 2 – Wellness Works! Maroon & White Wellness Walk.
    • Mays staff will meet at Wehner Plaza at 11:30 for a warm-up, followed with a walk to Rudder Plaza at noon. Boxed lunches will be provided for staff. The keynote speaker will be Mrs. Marti Young.
  • Thursday, March 3 – “Happy Brain, Happy Life: Strategies for Managing Stress.”
  • Saturday, March 5 – Staff Saturday on Kyle Field

To find out more about these and other Staff Appreciation Events, visit: https://www.tamu.edu/saw201
Prizes will be awarded to colleges and departments with the most social media involvement. Help promote Staff Appreciation Week on Twitter with #SAW2016. For the $1,500 grand contest, post pictures of department events with #saw2016 to the Texas A&M University – Human Resources Facebook page.

In light of the recent racially motivated events on campus, Mays faculty, staff and students are presenting “Color Blind or Color Brave?” the first in a series of discussions about inclusion. The forum will be today (Feb. 29) 5:30-6:45 p.m. in Wehner 114. The event will begin with a brief video followed by a student-led panel discussion. Refreshments will be served in Cocanougher Center.

As we enter a busy season of events, it is helpful to remember there are Mays templates available for flyers, Powerpoints and invitations. They are at http://mays.tamu.edu/maysnet/templates/, which requires a log-in to access.

The university’s policy regarding posting flyers and handouts around the building can be found in the Student Activities Handbook under the Publicity and Communication section. University and student organizations, and events sponsored by these organizations, may post information on bulletin boards in Wehner that are designated for student use. These bulletin boards are located inside all “old” Wehner classrooms and outside Wehner 114 & 187. Hallway bulletin boards are not free to use.
The materials must not be attached to glass surfaces, restroom stalls, indoor or outdoor walls/doors, vending machines, trashcans, trees, light posts, sidewalks or other similarly unauthorized locations. Commercial advertising is not allowed anywhere in Wehner. No Spring Break venues may hang flyers, and tutoring services may not hand out or leave flyers. Any questions should be directed to the building proctors, Ed Segura (esegura@mays.tamu.edu) or Jeffrey Stephenson (jstephenson@mays.tamu.edu).

John Krajicek (MBA) discussed mindfulness, meditation and meaning in the business school on the second podcast episode of “Transform Your Life with Tracey Timm.” http://tracytimm.com/tyl-2-mindfulness-meditation-and-meaning-in-the-business-school-environment-with-john-krajicek/

Richard W. Woodman (MGMT) will be featured in a chapter of the upcoming book Enduring Thoughts of the Thinkers of Organizational Change. Set for publication by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017, the book will provide an overview of developments in the organizational change field over the past 100 years by profiling the contributions to the field by some 60+ change scholars.

Mays Business School is launching a brand-building campaign in Dallas, focusing on the Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) and Love Field (DAL) airports. The campaign will run March 1 through May 23 and highlight the MBA Programs, Center for Executive Development and donor recognition.

The 2016 Women in IT Conference is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 4 in MSC Bethancourt Ballroom. At the 17th annual conference, hosted by the Center for Management of Information Systems at Mays Business School, women are encouraged to network and learn from others who are building careers in the growing field of IT. The three keynote sessions include lessons learned from managers and newly hired women in the workforce, career building, new technologies and professional development. Registration, which includes lunch, refreshments and prizes, is $10 for current students and $25 for former students and industry members. Agenda and registration details are at http://tinyurl.com/WIT16, or email cmis@mays.tamu.edu to learn more. All majors and classifications are welcome.

Mays MBA programs is hosting the Women’s Leadership Initiative, a series of seminars and networking events that seeks to connect women leaders and equip them with the tools for continued success. The event will be April 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the CityCentre campus in Houston. The deadline to register is March 25. Register

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

Is your teaching optimal? Beyond teaching foundational knowledge and application of your material, research suggests that the best college teachers intentionally include activities that focus on integration (connecting to ideas outside your discipline), human dimension (learning about oneself), caring (developing new interests) and learning how to learn. (Creating Significant Learning Experiences)

COMING UP

Feb. 29: Mays Speaks on Racial and Cultural Diversity
Feb. 29: Staff Appreciation: President’s Meritorious Service Awards & Kick-off
Feb. 29: 3DS applications open
March 1: Spring PPA Informational
March 1: Consulting panel
March 1: Staff Appreciation: President Young’s Backyard Picnic
March 2: Staff Appreciation: Maroon & White Wellness Walk and Rally
March 2: Career Chat Afternoon Break
March 2: Staff Appreciation: Happy Brain, Happy Life: Strategies for Managing Stress
March 4: Staff Appreciation: We Step Up With Aggie Spirit (in Wehner)
March 4: CMIS Women In IT
March 4: Staff Appreciation: Department Appreciation Day
March 5: Staff Appreciation: Staff Saturday on Kyle Field

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

Feb. 29: Alex Cabanas, Benchmark Hospitality International
March 2: Matt Linder, PwC
March 3: Shelly Batten, Madison Eckert, Phil Marrone & Austin Carey, Academy Sports + Outdoors
March 3: Juanelle Mendez, Thomson Reuters
March 4: Dale Smith, RealFoundations

IN THE NEWS

Jim Gaines (REC), The Wall Street Journal online, Feb. 16, 2016, “UDF Funds Spotlight Potential Risk of Concentrated Lending,”
http://www.wsj.com/articles/udf-funds-spotlight-potential-risk-of-concentrated-lending-1455668349?tesla=y&mod=vocus
Also in The Dallas Morning News online, San Antonio Express NewsConnect CRE

Mays Business School, Daily Toreador, Feb. 16, 2016, “Jerry S. Rawls College of Business recognized as top military school,”
http://www.dailytoreador.com/news/jerry-s-rawls-college-of-business-recognized-as-top-military/article_9f6bd97e-d52b-11e5-8f78-d7b632bdf553.html

Regrub (Startup Aggieland), The Eagle, Feb. 20, 2016, “Student startup business wins People’s Choice Award in Food+City Challenge,”
http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/student-startup-business-wins-people-s-choice-award-in-food/article_af7860d0-b2b7-567b-b58d-7ab96765f746.html

Kelli Hollinger (CRS), The Passive Voice blog, Feb. 21, 2016, “Amazon on pace to boast Fortune 500’s second-largest workforce,”
http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2016/02/amazon-on-pace-to-boast-fortune-500s-second-largest-workforce/

Stephen Courtright (MGMT), Bloomberg Business, Feb. 22. 2016, “WorkZone: Why do supervisors lash out at work? [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette],”
http://www.bloomberg.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201602220802KRTRIB__BUSNEWS_4698_32494-1
Also in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Meridian Consulting (Mays Business School), BI Norwegian Business School website, Feb. 22, 2016, “Serbian success at BIICC,”
https://at.bi.no/en/student-information/news/news-archive-2016/serbian-success-at-biicc

Real Estate Center, CultureMap Austin, Feb. 23, 2016, “Is Austin in a housing crisis? Affordability concerns continue to grow,”
http://austin.culturemap.com/news/real-estate/02-23-16-austin-board-of-realtors-affordability-housing-market-report-january-2016/

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics must be exactly 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

Feb. 22, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Texas A&M will celebrate the hard work and dedication of its staff with Staff Appreciation Week next week, Feb. 29 through March 5. All Texas A&M staff members are invited to join the festivities by registering for the following Staff Appreciation events. The deadline to RSVP is tomorrow (Feb. 23) at 5 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 29 – President’s Meritorious Service Awards. RSVP
  • Tuesday, March 1 – President Young’s Backyard Picnic. RSVP
  • Wednesday, March 2 – Wellness Works! Maroon & White Wellness Walk. RSVP
    • Mays staff will meet at Wehner Plaza at 11:30 for a warm-up, followed with a walk to Rudder Plaza at noon. Boxed lunches will be provided for staff. The keynote speaker will be Mrs. Marti Young.
  •  Friday, March 4 – Lunch on the Patio (for Mays staff only)
    • Mays Business School Staff Council will host a Lunch on the Patio starting at 11:30 with pizza, drinks and cookie cake followed with a 1 p.m. picture on the steps in the Wehner Lobby. All staff are encouraged to wear maroon that day – preferably their Mays polos – for the picture. Staff Council members will hand out 12th Man towels and Aggie-related props prior to the picture.
  • Saturday, March 5 – Staff Saturday on Kyle Field. RSVP

To find out more about these and other Staff Appreciation Events, visit:https://www.tamu.edu/saw2016/

Prizes will be awarded to colleges and departments with the most social media involvement. Help promote Staff Appreciation Week on Twitter with #SAW2016. For the $1,500 grand contest, post pictures of department events with #saw2016 to the Texas A&M University – Human Resources Facebook page.

In light of the recent racially motivated events on campus, Mays faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in “Color Blind or Color Brave?” the first in a series of discussions about inclusion. It will be 5:30-6:45 p.m. Feb. 29 in Cocanougher Center. The forum will begin with a brief video followed by a student-led panel discussion. Refreshments will be served. RSVP:http://bit.ly/MaysSpeaks

In addition, Texas A&M is hosting a similar event – “Enhancing Diversity Seminar” – 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 25) in MSC Bethancourt Rooms A&M. The registration deadline is today (Feb. 22). https://tamu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a622VesCcGV9WqF.

Join the fight against childhood and blood cancer by signing up for the 2nd Annual Erin’s Dream Race 5K. The fun run/walk will benefit childhood cancer and blood cancer research and celebrate the life of Erin Buenger, daughter of two Texas A&M professors – including Vicki Buenger (MGMT). The event will start and finish in Lot 50 on campus Sunday, Mar. 6 at 9 a.m.
Register/donate: https://thedriven.net/Erins-Dream-Race.race_reg/eid/4787124569

A team of four Mays students took third place at the BI International Case Competition 2016 last Thursday in Oslo, Norway.The only team from the United States was comprised of Andrew Winker ’16 (PPA & Business Honors), Layeeka Ismail ’16 (PPA & Business Honors), Hope Miller ’17 (PPA & Business Honors) and Nathan Shaub ’17 (Supply Chain Management & Business Honors) competed against 11 other international teams to solve a real business case within 32 hours. For its inaugural undergraduate case competition, BI Norwegian Business School invited teams from business schools around the world. Peter Drysdale, director of Undergraduate Program, supported the Mays team’s preparation and accompanied the students to Oslo.

Mays will host the The Wall Street Journal Challenge Friday (Feb. 26) through Sunday (Feb. 28). Ten teams from highly ranked business schools around the country will test their knowledge of recent issues of The Wall Street Journal with written quizzes and fast-paced oral question-and-answer rounds. The finals round will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday in Wehner 115. Eric Newman (assistant director of Business Honors) is coordinating the event. Ed White (FINC) is coaching the Mays team. http://mays.tamu.edu/special-programs/wall-street-journal-challenge/

Business Student Council is offering Mays gear for sale at Mays Exchange from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 24) and Thursday (Feb. 25) outside of Wehner 113.

The Center for Executive Development will be hosting Halliburton Business Leadership Development II through Friday (Feb. 26).

STRATEGIC PLANNING INITIATIVE

Mays faculty and staff members are encouraged to attend Town Hall: Build Our Vision from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 25) in the Cocanougher Center. The Town Hall will be hosted by Dean Eli Jones and moderated by Ron Fry, a professor of organizational behavior from Case Western Reserve University. Pizza will be provided starting at 11:45 a.m. Come prepared to help vision the future of Mays.

WELCOME

Say hello to newcomers Lemar Brown, executive professor, MBA Programs; Nichol Gonzalez, Program Assistant, Executive MBA Programs; Christina Court, Program Coordinator, Corporate & Alumni Relations; and Brandi Nixon, Program Coordinator, Communication Lab, Special Programs Office.

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

Are you using a project in your class this semester? Consider including a formal reflection as part of the requirement in which students analyze their own performance.  According to research, “requiring this self-reflective step can give students a valuable opportunity to stop and assess their own strengths and weaknesses and to build their metacognitive skills.” (How Learning Works: 7 Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching)

COMING UP

Feb. 23: Careers in Management Panel
Feb. 24: Career Chat Afternoon Break
Feb. 24: Speed Career Advising, MS-Marketing
Feb. 24-25: Mays Exchange
Feb. 25: FTMBA Advisory Board Professional Development Event
Feb. 25: Town Hall: Build Our Vision
Feb. 26: FTMBA Advisory Board Meeting, Lunch
Feb. 26: Outgoing Exchange Student Orientation
Feb. 26-28: The Wall Street Journal Challenge

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

Feb. 23: Tami Cannizzaro, Marketing, advertising and public relations consultant
Feb. 23: Alex Cotter, CF Accountants & Consultants
Feb. 26: Alfredo Gutierrez, Sparrowhawk Real Estate

IN THE NEWS

Regrub (Startup Aggieland), My Social Good News, Feb. 9, 2016, “Food+City Caps Off Second Annual Food Challenge Prize Competition with Cash and Prizes for Food Innovation Startups,”
http://mysocialgoodnews.com/foodcity-caps-off-second-annual-food-challenge-prize-competition-with-cash-and-prizes-for-food-innovation-startups/

Markus Fitza (MGMT), Profit and Leadership blog, Feb. 10, 2016, “Are Successful CEOs Just Lucky?”
http://profitandleadership.blogspot.com/2016/02/are-successful-ceos-just-lucky.html

Charles Gilliland (REC), FarmPolicy.com, Feb. 12, 2016, “Farmland Values, Farm Economy- Additional Federal Reserve Reports,”
http://farmpolicy.com/2016/02/12/farmland-values-farm-economy-additional-federal-reserve-reports/

Jim Gaines (REC), The Dallas Morning News, Feb. 12, 2016, “North Texas, Houston on opposite tracks,”
http://www.mysanantonio.com/real-estate/article/San-Antonio-housing-market-still-hot-6832335.php
Also in My San Antonio, Darien News, Stamford Advocate

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics must be exactly 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

Feb. 15, 2016 

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wall Street Journal blog quoted David Skeie (FINC) regarding the costs and benefits of a controversial Federal Reserve policy.
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/02/10/four-legal-questions-the-fed-would-face-if-it-decided-to-go-negative/

Venky Shankar (MKTG) commented on the effectiveness Super Bowl ads in a LinkedIn Pulse article. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/super-bowl-ads-funny-sure-useful-joan-voight

Mays Business School was ranked 1st in Texas and 9th among the top 77 U.S. business schools in 2016 in Military Times’ annual ranking of business schools that are “Best for Vets.”

Seven Mays employees are Fish Camp Namesakes for 2016: Don Lewis, Ashley Hilgemeier, Brian Bishop, Charles Hinton, Kelli Levey, Lisa Burton and Thomas Jamieson. Fish Camp is divided into seven sessions, each with seven camps. Choosing from among hundreds of nominations each year, Fish Camp gives this honor to individuals who have contributed to the university in positive ways. Namesakes will interact with and impact two chairpersons, 24 counselors and around 150 freshmen in their camps.

Four members of the Texas Alliance Foundation (TAF) Board of Directors are Mays graduates: Gary Buffington ’92, Jackson Hildebrand ’05, Sam Totusek ’13 and Stephanie Quarls ’12. The Foundation supports student leadership and service at Texas A&M University.

Startup Aggieland team ReGrub won the People’s Choice Award at the second annual Food+City Challenge Feb. 6. Business administration major Blake Harvey ’19 and political science major Ryan Woolsey ’19 were among the top 10 finalists at the competition. http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2016/02/10/new-york-condiment-company-wins-austin-food.html

Mays is hosting an information session today (Feb. 15) about the seven master of science (MS) programs – accounting, business finance, human resource management, marketing, management information systems and real estate. The session will be 7-9 p.m. in Memorial Student Center, Room 2406B. It will include an overview highlighting each program and breakout sessions. http://mays.tamu.edu/ms-info-sessions/

The Center for Executive Development will be hosting Halliburton Financial Acumen for Non-Financial Leaders through Friday (Feb. 19).

WELCOME

Say “Howdy” to Ana Davila, Academic Advisor II in Undergraduate Advising.

SAFETY TIPS

From 12th Man Emergency Playbook:
Active Shooter: Definition – an active shooter is defined as one or more subjects who
actively engage in killing or causing life-threatening injuries to multiple people in a confined and populated area. For links to safety videos on how to survive an active shooter situation, visit:https://upd.tamu.edu/Pages/Safety-Videos.aspx

STRATEGIC PLANNING INITIATIVE

Mays faculty and staff members are encouraged to attend the upcoming Town Hall: Build a Vision from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Cocanougher Center. The Town Hall will be hosted by Dean Eli Jones and moderated by a facilitator. Participate in this interactive session to help vision the future of Mays. A second Town Hall is scheduled for March 24.

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

Are you struggling to get students talking in your class? Consider a technique from a law professor at the University of Wisconsin: after grouping students, give each student exactly one minute to express his or her initial viewpoint for the discussion. Use a timer. The idea here is that the longer students sit in a class without saying anything, the more challenging it is to get them to talk. (What the Best College Teachers Do). More discussion strategies here:http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/speaking-listening-techniques/

COMING UP

Feb. 15: InterviewPalooza!
Feb. 15: Mays MS degrees information sessions
Feb. 16: Linkedin – The Basics
Feb. 17: Virtual Information Session – Full-Time MBA Program
Feb. 17: Virtual Information Session – Executive MBA & Professional MBA Programs
Feb. 17: Career Chat Afternoon Break
Feb. 19: MBA Venture Challenge
Feb. 20: Full-time MBA Preview Saturday

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

Feb. 17: Chris Briggs, Buxton
Feb. 17: Jeff Schiefelbein, 5 Energy
Feb. 18: Kathleen Louder, Oxy
Feb. 19: Eric Cohen, PwC
Feb. 19: Steve McAllister, D. Ansley Company, Inc.
Feb. 19: Tom Jenkins, Jenkins & Associates, UBS Financial Services

IN THE NEWS

Venky Shankar (MKTG), LinkedIn Pulse, Feb. 2, 2016, “Super Bowl ads: Funny, sure. But are they useful?”
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/super-bowl-ads-funny-sure-useful-joan-voight

David Skeie (FINC), The Wall Street Journal blog, Feb. 10, 2016, “Four Legal Questions the Fed Would Face If it Decided to Go Negative,”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/02/10/four-legal-questions-the-fed-would-face-if-it-decided-to-go-negative/

ReGrub (Startup Aggieland), Austin Business Journal, Feb. 10, 2016, “New York condiment company wins UT Austin food competition,”
http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2016/02/10/new-york-condiment-company-wins-austin-food.html

Full-Time MBA program, Military Times, Feb. 9, 2016, “Military Times names Mays Business School ‘Best for Vets,’”
http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/02/10/military-times-names-mays-business-school-best-for-vets/

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics must be exactly 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

Feb. 8, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Peter Rodriguez ’90, a former faculty member at Mays, was named dean of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business. Rodriguez was an assistant professor of management at Mays from 2000 to 2003 and graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in economics in 1990.
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2016/01/28/rice-business-school-names-new-dean.html

Mays Business School MBA program has been recognized as a “Top Tier” MBA in North America by CEO Magazine’s Global Ranking 2016, published by the International Graduate Forum (IGF).  Mays Executive MBA program has been listed under the Tier One ranking for Executive MBA programs globally. The CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings are compiled based upon key performance indicators considered to be of interest and value to potential students: the learning environment, class sizes, tuition fees, faculty, delivery methods, international diversity, gender make-up and more. The objective of the rankings is to identify schools that marry exceptional quality with great return on investment. The rankings can be viewed at http://goo.gl/l0LM4I

The Mays MBA program was previously recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek, U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes as a Top 10 public program in the country. The Executive MBA has been consistently recognized by Financial Times among the very best EMBA programs nationally and globally.

The complete CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings 2016 can be viewed in the latest edition of CEO Magazine or online on the magazine’s new website http://goo.gl/l0LM4I

The Mays Executive MBA is offered at CityCentre in Houston, while the Full-Time MBA is based on the main Texas A&M University campus in College Station.

Ben Welch (CED) wrote a Business Insider post featuring Stephen Courtright (MGMT) and his research on one of CEOs’ top priorities.
http://www.businessinsider.in/The-one-thing-that-will-make-2016-the-best-year-ever-for-your-company/articleshow/50812853.cms

Mays MBA students learned how to lead and work as a team in crisis situations at a “Leadership Challenge” at Disaster City® on Jan. 22. TEEX instructors and Mays faculty oversaw the students’ simulated search-and-rescue of “victims” of a mock tornado and participation in a mock press conference about the disaster. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2016/02/04/mba-students-learn-leadership-teamwork-during-disaster-city-exercise/

Mike Shaub (ACCT) shares his thoughts on being replaceable in his latest ethics blog.http://mays.tamu.edu/mike/2016/02/02/thoughts-on-being-replaceable/

Want more news about Mays Business School? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, “Mays Impacts,” which has more than 12,000 subscribers. tx.ag/rCZVJ7o

Add speakers and events to the Mays calendar in a few easy steps: tiny.cc/mayscalendar. If it is a private event, add (By invitation only) in the post.

The Center for Executive Development will offer its Halliburton Business Leadership Development II Program beginning today (Feb. 8) to Friday (Feb. 12).

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

Are you curious what Mays students said about their instructors? When MALT asked students what their instructors do that gets them excited about the course, here is what they said:
– “Tell stories, connect to real life, give us the opportunity to own our education, not just learn things to recite on a test”
-“Talk about their values; what really matters to them”
-“The best thing that a teacher can do that can get me excited about the class is to be excited themselves. I’ve been in classes where the material was hard but it still became my favorite class because my teacher was so on fire for learning”
(From MALT Progressive Dining Event, Fall 2015)

COMING UP

Feb. 8 – 12: CED – Halliburton Business Leadership Development II Program
Feb. 10: Career Chat Afternoon Break
Feb. 14: CED – Halliburton Financial Acumen for Non-Financial Leaders Program

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

Feb. 10: Jason Jennings, Baylor Scott & White Health
Feb. 11: Sarah Perry, Grant Thornton
Feb. 12: Greg Cook, Integra
Feb. 12: David Weber, University of Connecticut
Feb. 12: Mike Debnar, Red Regatta

IN THE NEWS

Peter Rodriguez ’90 (formerly MGMT), Houston Business Journal, Jan. 28, 2016, “Rice business school names new dean,”
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2016/01/28/rice-business-school-names-new-dean.html

Ben Welch (CED) & Stephen Courtright (MGMT), Business Insider, Feb. 1, 2016, “The one thing that will make 2016 the best year ever for your company,”
http://www.businessinsider.in/The-one-thing-that-will-make-2016-the-best-year-ever-for-your-company/articleshow/50812853.cms
 
GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics must be at least 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

Feb. 1, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS  

Happy birthday to The Texas A&M University Real Estate Center at Mays, which is 45 years old this year. It has produced more than 2,100 technical reports, articles, white papers and videos about Texas real estate. https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/articles/reference/Real-Estate-Center-45

Marketing students Grace Dusek ’16 and Tess Williamson ’17 were recognized as Next Generation Scholarship finalist and semifinalist at the National Retail Federation’s Retail’s BIG Show conference and the NRF Foundation Gala on Jan.17. Dusek, one of five finalists, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship for her achievements and leadership in becoming “the future of retail.”

Center for Retailing Studies students Stephanie Martinez ’16, Zach Fletcher ’16, Haley Turpin ’16, Jacy Witt ’16, Maggie Washington ’16 and Michelle Kratofil ’16 were recognized at the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund awards gala in New York City Jan 12. Each received a $5,000 scholarship for achieving excellence in retail and the fashion industry.

Leonard Bierman (MGMT) will lead an Aggie Agora Workshop Wednesday this week (Feb. 3) about political campaign financing. He will show portions of the documentary “Hillary, the Movie” and discuss the implications of the related Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission for campaign funding today. Admission is free, but registration is required. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aggie-agora-engaged-citizenship-workshops-tickets-20480264021
http://mays.tamu.edu/news/tag/leonard-bierman/

Business Honors senior Angela Lowak is featured in the 12th Man Foundation’s “The Aggies Are We” series. http://www.12thmanfoundation.com/The-Aggies-Are-We.aspx?_cldee=a2xldmV5QHRhbXUuZWR1

Today (Feb. 1) is the deadline for the Raymond Entrepreneurship Scholarship application. Each spring the Center for New Ventures & Entrepreneurship (CNVE) selects two undergraduate students affiliated with Mays Business School for this $5,000 per year scholarship funded by the Frank J. and Jean Raymond Foundation, Inc. Students are considered for academic excellence and demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship and/or participation in Mays entrepreneurship programs.

The Center for International Business Studies is sponsoring a non-credit conversational Spanish course this spring, taught by Tony Caraballo. Register at mays.tamu.edu/Spanish. The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 through April 6, 2016 (excluding spring break) in Wehner 106. The course materials are included in the $100 registration fee (which is nonrefundable). You must have taken a CIBS non-credit Spanish course, have prior experience in the Spanish language or have permission from the instructor. Call 979-845-5234 or emailcibs@mays.tamu.edu for more information.

Aggie Entrepreneurship Saturday (AES) is this Saturday (Feb. 6) 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Houston and Dallas. Hosted by The Association of Former Students, Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship and Startup Aggieland, AES connects entrepreneurially-minded Aggies with successful Aggie entrepreneurs to share knowledge, collaborate, build connections and create mentoring opportunities.

The Professional Program in Accounting will host its invitation-only 25th Anniversary Reunion Saturday (Feb. 6) at the Zone Club at Kyle Field. Guests will have the opportunity to build a scholarship fund for fifth-year PPA students.

Two teams from Startup Living Learning Community’s Dormcubator will travel to Austin Friday (Feb. 5) to prepare for the finals of Food+City Challenge Prize. ReGrub, cofounded by Startup LLC freshmen Ryan Woolsey and Blake Harvey, and GoFresh, founded by sophomore McCalley Cunningham, were among 20 qualifiers out of more than 200 applicants worldwide. The two student teams will represent Startup Aggieland, powered by CNVE.

Photos from the Mays holiday party are available here:https://www.flickr.com/gp/maysbusinessschool/3a619p

The Center for Executive Development will be offering its Halliburton Business Leadership Development I and III Programs Monday (Feb. 1) through Friday (Feb. 5).

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

When you are preparing for class this week, remember what it was like when you learned something new and challenging for the first time. As Ken Bain describes in his book, “part of being a good teacher is knowing that you always have something new to learn–not so much about teaching techniques but about these particular students at this particular time and their particular sets of aspirations, confusions, misconceptions, and ignorance.”
(What the Best College Teachers Do)

Would you like an opportunity to reflect on your teaching and your students’ learning in the company of like-minded colleagues? Put Wakonse South 2016 on your calendar! April 1-3, 2016. http://cte.tamu.edu/Wakonse-South

COMING UP

Feb. 1: Resume reviews for business
Feb. 1: CED – Halliburton Business Leadership Development I Program
Feb. 1: Raymond Entrepreneurship Scholarship application deadline
Feb. 2: Retailing Career Fair
Feb. 3: Business Career Fair
Feb. 4: Business Career Fair
Feb. 4: Professional MBA Information Session (@ CityCentre – Houston)
Feb. 5: Mays 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Feb. 6: Aggie Entrepreneurship Saturday
Feb. 6: PPA 25th Anniversary Reunion & Scholarship Event
Feb. 6: Food+City Challenge Prize

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

Feb. 2: Joe Stallard, Sewell Automotive
Feb. 2: Kathryn Livesay, JCPenney
Feb. 3: Mia Barbaro & Cameron Wilson, PetSmart
Feb. 5: Bruce Petersen, USAA

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form atmays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics need to be at least 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

Jan. 25, 2016 

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS  

Several Mays programs placed well in the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking Financial Markets. MS in Marketing ranked 3rd in the world, while MS in Finance & Trading, Risk & Investments Program (TRIP) ranked 7th, the MS in Real Estate program ranked 13th and MBA in Finance ranked 23rd.

Book buyers are not allowed in the Wehner Building without a written invitation. Uninvited solicitors in the building can be escorted out. Contact Ed Segura (esegura@mays.tamu.edu) with questions.

The Texas A&M IT department (not the Mays facilities office) handles requests for guest passwords for the wireless network in Wehner. Go to http://guests.tamu.edu to submit a request at least 48 hours before needing the account.

Leonard Berry (MKTG) coauthored an editorial titled “The Branding of Palliative Care” in Journal of Oncology Practice. His co-authors were Robyn Castellani and Brad Stuart.

The Mays family provided gifts for 200 children during the Christmas season. Thanks to Keith D. Swim Jr., a clinical associate professor of management, for coordinating the project with several Mays students.

Texas A&M Career Center staff and industry professionals will review the resumes of Mays students 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 27) outside Wehner 113.

The Center for Executive Development is offering its Finance and Accounting and Business Leadership Development II Program training sessions Monday (Jan. 25) through Friday (Jan. 29).

On Jan. 26, Mays will kick off a major advertising campaign for the Center for Executive Development. The campaign will target Dallas and Houston with placements like the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Business Insider, plus radio, digital advertising and billboards.

STRATEGIC PLANNING INITIATIVE 

Mays faculty and staff members are encouraged to attend the upcoming strategic planning Town Hall Meetingnoon to 3 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Cocanougher Center. At this meeting, we will hear from leaders who attended the January strategic planning offsite and learn more about the ongoing strategic planning process. Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to share their views and ideas about Mays future. Dean Eli Jones is hosting the meeting.  A second Town Hall is scheduled for March 24.

WELCOME

Say Howdy to Lisa Johnson, Business Coordinator II in the BUSP department.

SAFETY CORNER

On Jan. 29, the computer alerts for the Code Maroon system will change. The alerts will begin at a very low volume and increase slowly to give users a chance to take off their headphones or acknowledge the alert. This change was made in response to user feedback and testing. Questions about this change can be submitted to Help Desk Central at 979.845.8300 or codemaroon@tamu.edu. Classroom notifications will not change.

Code Maroon is the notification system used to send out alerts in case of an emergency affecting the Texas A&M community. Code Maroon notifications can be set up to be received via email, text, and currently in the pilot phase to send notifications to mobile devices. To sign up or change your account information go to codemaroon@tamu.edu.

COMING UP

Jan. 25: CED – Halliburton Business Leadership Development II Program
Jan. 25: MS Finance Informational
Jan. 26: Resumania!
Jan. 27: Resume reviews for business students
Jan. 27: MS Finance Informational

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

Jan. 26: Colt Green, ALDI

IN THE NEWS

Detlef Hallermann (FINC), El Periódico, January 16, 2016, “El ‘fracking’ lo tiene crudo,” http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/economia/fracking-tiene-crudo-4821801

Charles Gilliland (REC), New York Times, January 18, 2016, “Seeking Ranchland in Texas, Where Wealth is Measured in Acres,”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/19/business/dealbook/seeking-ranchland-in-texas-where-wealth-is-measured-in-acres.html?_r=2

Venkatesh Shankar (MKTG), Orlando Sentinel, January 18, 2016, “Quick shipping takes shoppers out of stores,”
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/consumer/os-cfb-forecast-retail-20160116-story.html

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics need to be at least 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

Jan. 19, 2016

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

The Center for International Business Studies is sponsoring a non-credit conversational Spanish course this spring, taught by Tony Caraballo. Register at mays.tamu.edu/Spanish. The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 through April 6, 2016 (excluding spring break) in Wehner 106. The course materials are included in the $100 registration fee (which is nonrefundable). You must have taken a CIBS non-credit Spanish course, have prior experience in the Spanish language or have permission from the instructor. Call 979-845-5234 or email cibs@mays.tamu.edu for more information.

At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 19) the Department of Finance and the Aggie Investment Club will host a presentation by Ralph Acampora, CMT. He is the director of technical analysis for Altaira Capital Partners, a London-based fund, and the co-founder of the Market Technicians Association (MTA) and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) Program. He was the director of technical research at Smith Barney, Kidder Peabody, Prudential Securities and Knight Securities. He is a published author, popular lecturer and a leading international expert, consulted by prominent financial experts and journalists worldwide. The presentation will take place in Wehner 115. No RSVP is required and the presentation will be followed by free pizza. For more information contact Kevin Moore, CFA, CMT (kmoore@mays.tamu.edu). Texas A&M participates in the MTA’s academic partner program.

From 8:30-10 a.m. Friday (Jan. 22), Dean Eli Jones will hold a Town Hall in the Cocanougher Center to give remarks about the future of staff at Mays and to participate in a Q&A session. Breakfast will be served. Email questions by Wednesday (Jan. 20) to maysstaffcouncil.tamu.edu or utilize the new suggestion box in the lounge for anonymity. Questions are also welcome during the event.

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Marketing Jeffrey Cai (and coauthor Jagmohan Raju) on the acceptance at Marketing Science of their paper “Keeping Your Enemies Closer: When Market Entry as an Alliance with Your Competitor Makes Sense.”Mays Facilities Manager Edward A. Segura sent out an email last week about the spring semester. Review it in preparation for Tuesday’s first day of class.

The Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity is hosting an Enhancing Diversity Seminar on Jan. 25 at 9:30 a.m. in Rudder Tower 601. Registration is required by Wednesday (Jan. 21). James Jackson will speak on “From Social Diversity to Group Disparities: Aging, the Life-Course and Physical and Mental Health Disparities.” Jackson is from the University of Michigan, where he is the Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, and director of the Institute for Social Research. Register by Jan. 21 at https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8Ba51qnuAjZTI45 or diversity.tamu.edu, or contact Nikki Cavender at ncavender@tamu.edu or 979-458-2905.

Faculty and staff members have an opportunity to serve as time keepers at the Feb. 19 Venture Challenge, in which teams of MBA students evaluate the commercial viability of start-up firms. The challenge is a required part of the MBA program and is scheduled during the spring semester of students’ first year. Timekeepers will be utilized during the various rounds of competition between 8:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. Time keepers will be required to attend a pre-event meeting the week of Feb. 8. To volunteer or get more information, contact Shanna Spencer at sspencer@mays.tamu.edu.

Save the dates of Feb. 29 through March 5 for Staff Appreciation Week across Texas A&M University. Organizers are promoting it as the biggest ever.

The Center for Executive Development is offering Business Leadership Development I in Houston for Halliburton Jan. 19-22; LEMIT in College Station Jan. 19-22; and St. Joseph’s Physician’s Program in College Station Jan. 23.


WELCOME!
Say Howdy to Matthew Willingham, a new academic advisor in Undergraduate Advising.

COMING UP

Jan. 19:    Spring semester begins
Jan. 19:    Ralph Acampora
Jan. 19:    Nestle USA Information Session (MS-HRM students only)
Jan. 20:    Virtual information session – Executive MBA and Professional MBA programs
Jan. 21:    Career Center Bootcamp – Recruiting 101
Jan. 22:    Mays Town Hall meeting
Jan. 23:    Walk-in advising for prospective students

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

There are no speakers scheduled this week.

IN THE NEWS

Caleb Warren (MKTG), Jan. 13, 2016, Quartz, “Academics just created a theory that explains why your favorite joke is funny,” http://qz.com/592478/academics-just-created-a-theorum-that-explains-why-your-favorite-joke-is-funny/

(CNVE and Startup Aggieland), Texas A&M Today, Jan. 13, 2016, “Event for Aggie Entrepreneurs Includes San Antonio for First Time,” http://today.tamu.edu/2016/01/13/event-for-aggie-entrepreneurs-includes-san-antonio-for-first-time/?utm_source=today&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2016-01-13&utm_content=Aggie%20Entrepreneurs%20Event%20Now%20Includes%20San%20Antonio

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics need to be exactly 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

 

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

As part of the strategic planning process, 32 members of the Mays community (including faculty, staff and external constituents) will participate in an off-site retreat at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas on Thursday and Friday (Jan. 14 and 15.) After the retreat, Mays faculty and staff will be invited to attend a series of town hall meetings to learn more about the outcome of the retreat and participate in the strategic planning process. Thoughts and ideas about Mays’ ongoing areas of strength and future opportunities were previously solicited at mays.tamu.edu/questions After the retreat, there will be many opportunities for those who did not meet the Jan. 8 deadline to give input.

The latest issue of @Mays magazine is available at http://issuu.com/maysbusiness/docs/co12191ar.

Don’t forget to update your profile on the Mays website (http://mays.tamu.edu/maysnet/directory-page/) and add any events to the Mays calendar http://mays.tamu.edu/maysnet/events-and-research/ for the spring 2016 semester.

The Mays Staff Council is hosting a Town Hall Meeting with Dean Eli Jones 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 22 in the Cocanougher Center. Breakfast will be provided. To pose questions for the discussion or to suggest ideas for future training sessions or events, go to https://mays.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eksGgu1pceC8TaZ

The Center for International Business Studies is sponsoring a non-credit conversational Spanish course this spring, taught by Tony Caraballo. Register at mays.tamu.edu/Spanish. The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 through April 6, 2016 (excluding spring break) in Wehner 106. The course materials are included in the $100 registration fee (which is nonrefundable). You must have taken a CIBS non-credit Spanish course, have prior experience in the Spanish language or have permission from the instructor. Call 979-845-5234 or email cibs@mays.tamu.edu for more information.

The Center for Executive Development is offering a training session through Tuesday (Jan. 12): Halliburton, Business Leadership Development II Program in Cairo; and through Friday (Jan. 15), LEMIT in College Station.

WELCOME!

Say Howdy to Kayla Cline and Jared Hartman, new lecturers in the Department of Accounting.

COMING UP

Jan. 12:           Executive MBA information session at CityCentre

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

There are no speakers scheduled this week.

IN THE NEWS

Rajan Vardarajan, (MKTG), Dec. 16, 2015, Hindustan Times syndication, “Indore: IIM meet lays stress on eco-friendly marketing,” http://paper.hindustantimes.com/epaper/viewer.aspx Also in New Delhi Pioneer and The Pioneer (India).

Jim Gaines (REC), The Fiscal Times, Dec. 16, 2015, “The Fed just raised rates. Here’s what it means for your money.” http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/12/16/Fed-Just-Raised-Rates-Here-s-What-It-Means-Your-Money Also in Yahoo Finance and MSN News U.S.

Ryan Walton ’17, (MKTG), Dec. 29, 2015, Chron.com, “Aggie working pizza job uses social media to help North Texas tornado victims,” http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Report-Aggie-working-pizza-job-uses-social-media-6724229.php

Jim Gaines (REC), Dec. 28, 2015, Madison.com, “Oil slump weighs on housing markets in Texas, North Dakota,” http://host.madison.com/business/oil-slump-weighing-on-housing-markets-in-texas-north-dakota/article_e4ec4c25-21a8-5a4c-86e6-4183eb5a1099.html

Also in Leader-Telegram and Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel online.

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics need to be at least 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

MAYS WEEKLY, Dec. 14, 2015

This is the last Mays Weekly for 2015. It will return Jan. 11, 2016.

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

A team of 32 people is launching a strategic planning process for Mays Business School, and the team wants feedback from everyone who works at Mays. Please provide responses at mays.tamu.edu/questions by Jan. 4.

The December commencement for Mays graduate and undergraduate degrees is at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, in Reed Arena.

Numerous faculty and staff members were recognized at the fall faculty/staff meeting.
Celebrating 20 years of service were Lorraine Eden (MGMT), John Norton (DEANS), Tammy Neel (FINC), Bryan Pope (REC), Mary Ann Ricca (BUSP), Donna Shumaker (INFO) Ed Segura (DEANS) and Kim Syptak (DEANS).
25 years: Ali Anari (REC), Ramona Paetzold (MGMT) and Majit Yadav (MKTG).
30 years: Joobin Choobineh (INFO), James Flagg (ACCT), Patsy-Rose Goodnight (REC), Joan Sanders (ACCT), Bala Shetty (MBA) and Chris Wolfe (ACCT).
35 years: James Kolari (FINC), James Laird (DEANS), Arvind Mahajan (FINC), Steve McDaniel (MKTG) and Mike Pustay (MGMT).
40 years: David Jones and Clair Nixon.

Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Achievement Awards were Gabe Crosby (MBA), Kristi Mora (MGMT), Carla Morales (MBA) and John Norton (DEANS).

Recognized for service on the Mays Staff Council were Sabrina Saladino, chair; Josie Sandlin, member; and Veronica Sprayberry, vice chair.

Arvind Mahajan (FINC) was selected to receive the Dr. Dan H. Robertson Outstanding MBA Faculty Award.

Steven Boivie (MGMT) was awarded the B. Marie Oth Professorship in Business Administration.

Yong Chen (FINC) was awarded the Gina and William H. Flores ’76 Endowed Professorship in Finance.

J. Russell Peterson (FINC) was awarded the Howard Horne ’47 Endowed Clinical Professorship in Commercial Real Estate.

Sarah C. Rice (ACCT) and Deidra J. Schleicher (MGMT) were awarded Mays Research Fellowships.

Recipients of the Ricky W. Griffin Research Excellence Award are Shane A. Johnson (FINC) and Chelliah Sriskandarajah (INFO).

Recipients of the Mays Outstanding Faculty Service Award are Jim Benjamin (ACCT) and ‘Jon Jasperson (INFO).

Ed Segura spoke about the resources available regarding emergency response. In the “Fire and Safety” folder of the X drive, available to faculty and staff, are the “12th Man Emergency Playbook,” an evacuation plan and training videos.

New faculty colleagues were announced. Matt Cal, assistant professor of management; Bert Canella, professor of management; Phillippe Hercot, executive professor of finance; and Chiraag Mittal, assistant professor of marketing. New staff colleagues are Alyssa Morgan, program coordinator for the Center for Executive Development; Cindy Billington, associate director of alumni and corporate relations; Pam Allen, business administrator II in the dean’s office; Shannon Deer, Full-Time MBA program director; Jonathan Schekorra, business coordinator in the Department of Marketing; Patsy-Rose Goodnight, administrative assistant at the Real Estate Center; and Brittany Hammond, senior academic advisor II in Undergraduate Advising.
Billington’s position is a new one created to help unite the Mays communications and donor relations teams in developing and executing a strategic plan for corporate, donor and alumni outreach across Mays.

Before leaving for the Winter Break, all Texas A&M faculty, staff and students are asked to turn off all unnecessary electrical equipment such as lights, heaters, coffee pots, computers, monitors, printers, copiers and other non-essential office and lab equipment.

Seven Mays students were among the first to receive a scholarship for and pass the CMT Level 1 exam in October. These included: six Masters of Science in Finance (MSF) students George Brelsford, Ryan Fletcher, Elliott Levin, Chase Lookofsky, and Ian Oldham, and Ethan Adair from the Trading Risks and Investments Program (TRIP). MSF Director Kevin M. Moore and TRIP Director Detlef Hallerman are the Texas A&M advisors for the MTA Academic Partnership program.

The Center for Executive Development is offering a training session through Friday (Dec. 18): Halliburton, Business Leadership Development II Program, College Station,

COMING UP

Dec. 15: Virtual Information Session – Executive MBA and Professional MBA Programs

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

There are no speakers scheduled this week.

IN THE NEWS

Britt Harris (FINC), Chief Investment Officer, Dec. 1, 2015, “Texas Teachers’ CIO imparts wisdom, grooming talent from the ground up,”
http://www.ai-cio.com/channel/NEWSMAKERS/Prof–Britt-Harris-and-His-Army-of-Investing-Titans/?email=t

Yan Liu (FINC), BarclayHedge Blog, Dec. 8, 2015, “Rethinking Performance Evaluation,”
http://barclayhedge.blogspot.com/2015/12/rethinking-performance-evaluation.html

Real Estate Center, Dallas Morning News online, Dec. 8, 2015, “Home prices, sales up again in November,”
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/residential-real-estate/20151208-home-prices-sales-up-again-in-november.ece
Also at StateNews Service and Gary Greene blog

MS MIS student, The Eagle, Dec. 9, 2015, “Bryan-College Station students participate in nationwide Hour of Code,”
http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/bryan-college-station-students-participate-in-nationwide-hour-of-code/article_e0171a9b-96df-595a-ae05-9fd265c1f0ec.html

Leonard Berry (MKTG), Bloomberg Business, Dec. 10, 2015, “Marin General Hospital cancer facility participates in recent study exploring the impact of ‘high-emotion’ care for patients,” http://www.bloomberg.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201512101708BIZWIRE_USPRX____BW6531-1 Also in TMCnet, Benzinga, Digital Journal, Spoke, Education Dive, Yahoo! India Business, Reuters Online, Morningstar StockInvestor Online, BioPortfolio, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Finance UK and Ireland, MoneyShow.com, Industrialinfo.com, Minyanville, BioSpace, Townhall Magazine Online, San Diego Union-Tribune Online, Concord Monitor Online, Good Day Sacramento Online, CNBC Online, American Public Media-Online, The Herald Democrat Online, Asset International and in numerous online versions of stories for TV stations.

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics need to be at least 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

Mays Weekly – Dec. 7, 2015

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Mays hosted its first Sustainable Solutions to Social Problems Case Competition Nov. 13. Fifteen teams of students applied critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to address social, economic and environmental problems with sustainable solutions. The winning team was Entomon, which included marketing major Garrett Hayslip ’17. Entomon won $5,000 to fund their solution, which uses recycled materials to help people efficiently and inexpensively raise insects in parts of the world where insects are an important source of nutrition. Shannon Deer (MGMT) coordinated the competition and Kyle Gammenthaler of Mays, and Chris Field and Gretchen Nickson of Mercy Project, served as judges. Many of the teams will pilot their inventions internationally this winter or summer in several countries, including Costa Rica and Uganda.

President Michael Young will host the University Community Holiday Night 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Dec. 9) on the Jack K. Williams Administration Building Front Lawn. Enjoy food, holiday lights and family activities with an Aggie twist. Bring a non-perishable food item to support the Brazos Valley Food Bank. Free event parking will be available in Lots 54 and 55.

The Mays Faculty/Staff Breakfast will be 8-9 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 10) in the Wehner lobby. After the breakfast, there will be a Faculty/Staff Meeting at 9 a.m. in Wehner 114.

Dead Week begins today. Please note the following schedule:

  • Monday, Dec. 7: Redefined Day (students attend their Friday classes)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 8: Redefined Day (students attend their Thursday classes)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9: Students attend their Wednesday classes
  • Thursday, Dec. 10: Reading day. (no classes)
  • Friday, Dec. 11: Final examinations
  • Monday, Dec .14 – Wednesday, Dec 16: Final examinations

The December 2015 Commencement ceremonies for all Mays graduates are 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, in Reed Arena.

Beginning Dec. 17, Wehner building hours will change to 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Dec. 24, when the doors will be locked for university holidays until Jan. 4. Employees can use their university IDs to get in the building when it is closed. If you anticipate needing to come during the break, test your ID before Dec. 24 to ensure it is working.

The Center for Executive Development is offering a training session through Friday (Dec. 11): Halliburton, Business Leadership Development III Program, College Station,

COMING UP

Dec. 7: Maymester MS Study Abroad Informational
Dec. 10: Mays Business School Holiday Social
Dec. 10: Faculty-Staff Breakfast & Meeting
Dec. 11: EESA Priority Deadline
Dec. 12: Executive MBA Information Session

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

There are no speakers scheduled this week.

IN THE NEWS

(INFO),Yahoo News, Nov. 24, 2015, “Winners of the itSMF USA Student Case Competition by BMC Software Announced,”
http://news.yahoo.com/winners-itsmf-usa-student-case-competition-bmc-software-180000545.html
Also in: Also in CNBC Online, Corporate Media News, Digital Producer Magazine, IT Business Net, Industrialinfo.com, MoneyShow.com, Reuters Online, TMCnet and others

Kelli Hollinger (MKTG), Houston Chronicle, Nov. 25, 2015, “Local retailers wait to see if oil slump tanks Black Friday,”
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/retail/article/Retailers-wait-to-see-if-oil-slump-tanks-Black-6657407.php

Detlef Hallermann (FINC), KBTX.com, Nov. 26, 2016, “Gas Prices Lowest They’ve Been in Years,”
http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Gas-P-354283701.html

Venkatesh Shankar (MKTG), The Eagle, Nov. 28, 2015, “Black Friday shopping starts earlier, but with less shoppers,”
http://www.theeagle.com/news/business/black-friday-shopping-starts-earlier-but-with-less-shoppers/article_6f8d87b4-9595-11e5-902d-7f2aa1c1287a.html

Alina Sorescu (MKTG), Fast Company, Nov. 30, 2015, “5 Reasons to choose a top brand over top pay,”
http://www.fastcompany.com/3053906/hit-the-ground-running/five-reasons-to-choose-a-top-brand-over-top-pay

Markus Fitza (MGMT), The Low-Down blog, Nov. 30, 2015, “Are Successful CEOs Just Lucky?,”
http://www.thelowdownblog.com/2015/11/are-successful-ceos-just-lucky.html

Kelli Hollinger (MKTG), The Harte Hanks blog, Dec. 1, 2015, “Black Friday vs. Every Friday,”
http://blog.hartehanks.com/black-friday-vs-every-friday/

Jim Gaines (REC), Bloomberg News online, Dec. 2, 2015, “Expert: Economy will slow in 2016 [Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Texas],”
http://www.bloomberg.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201512020001KRTRIB__BUSNEWS_38186_53471-1
Originally in: Corpus Christi Caller-Times online

Aggie 100, Virtual Strategy Magazine, Dec. 3, 2015, “Clutch Group Honored at the 11th Annual Aggie 100,”
http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2015/12/03/clutch-group-honored-11th-annual-aggie-100#axzz3tIHWspVJ
Also in: Benzinga

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics need to be at least 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

 

Maysnet

MAYS WEEKLY – Nov. 30, 2015

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Research by Stephen Courtright (MGMT) was featured in TAMU Today. In “My Family Made Me Do It: A Cross-Domain, Self-Regulatory Perspective on Antecedents to Abusive Supervision,” published in the Academy of Management Journal, Stephen and his colleagues examine the impact of home life on supervisors’ abusive behavior. Read more: http://bit.ly/1Xd428i

Value Penguin interviewed Mays students Derek McKee and Jewel Sheffield about their experiences at Texas A&M and plans for the future. See the interviews here: http://www.valuepenguin.com/2015/11/texas-am-university-management-derek-mckee
http://www.valuepenguin.com/2015/11/texas-am-university-management-jewel-sheffield

Aggie 100 and its top honoree, Michael Greathouse ’98, were featured in a story in Texas Aggiemagazine.

Be sure to RSVP for the upcoming Mays Holiday Social for Faculty/Staff, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Traditions Club in Bryan. RSVP to mlund@mays.tamu.edu.

The Mays Faculty/Staff Breakfast will be 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in the Wehner Lobby. After the breakfast, there will be a Faculty/Staff Meeting at 9 a.m. in Room 114.

President Michael Young will host the University Community Holiday Night 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 on the Jack K. Williams Administration Building Front Lawn. Enjoy food, holiday lights and family activities with an Aggie twist. Bring a non-perishable food item to support the Brazos Valley Food Bank. Free event parking will be available in Lots 54 and 55.

The Center for Executive Development is offering the following training sessions today (Nov. 30) through tomorrow (Dec. 1): Halliburton, Business Leadership Development II Program.

An informational about three Maymester study abroad programs available to MS students at Mays will begin at 4 p.m. Dec. 7 in Wehner 104. http://mays.tamu.edu/center-for-international-business-studies/mba-ms-programs/.

WELCOME

Welcome Philippe Hercot, who joins Mays as an executive professor in the Department of Finance.

TEACHING TIPS

No more teaching tips from the Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching for the rest of this semester, but we’ll be back at the beginning of the spring semester. Be looking for MALT events in the spring!

COMING UP

Dec. 2: 2015 MBA Programs Holiday Social
Dec. 2: MBA and master’s signing day
Dec. 3: Senior Send Off
Dec. 3: Jingle Mingle
Dec. 3: Professional MBA Information Session

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

Dec. 1: Larry Warnock ’83, Reviresco

IN THE NEWS

Markus Fitza (MGMT), Mostly Signs (some portents) blog, Nov. 18, 2015, “CEOs are lucky, tall men,”
http://mostlysignssomeportents.tumblr.com/post/133469420590/ceos-are-lucky-tall-men

Stephen Courtright (MGMT), Equisearch, Nov. 20, 2015, “Is Your Boss a Tyrant? An Unhappy Home Life May Be to Blame,”
http://www.equisearch.com/article/boss-tyrant-unhappy-home-life-blame-30614

Markus Fitza (MGMT), Financial Times, Nov. 20, 2015, “Since you asked: CEOs are not dart-throwing chimps…just ask one,”
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/bc325286-8edb-11e5-8be4-3506bf20cc2b.html#axzz3s4ZadU5Y

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics need to be at least 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

President Young has announced an early release for nonessential personnel at noon on Wednesday (Nov. 25). Hopefully, this extra half-day will help with your Thanksgiving holiday plans. Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday.

Mays Staff Council invites you to its upcoming Jingle Mingle on Dec. 3 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Cocanougher Center. There will be refreshments, gift-wrapping and the opportunity to generate ideas for staff workshops. Dress is holiday attire.

The Staff Council will also host a Town Hall meeting on Jan. 22 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Breakfast will be provided. Dean Jones will provide remarks about the future of staff at Mays with a Q&A session to follow.

Purchase Mays gear from Mays Exchange’s online sale before it ends tonight (Nov. 23) at 11:59 p.m. Fleeces, sweatshirts, caps and more are available for purchase from Business Student Council. Shop here: http://store.holeintheroof.com/aandm_business_student_council_f

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

Most business students love competition, so consider ways to incorporate that into class next semester. Perhaps you can divide your students into teams and have a semester-long current events competition or use reading quizzes as the basis for a competition.

SAFETY CORNER

Are you signed up for Code Maroon? Code Maroon is Texas A&M’s emergency notification system that gives the University the ability to communicate health and safety information in an emergency. Sign up for alerts here: https://codemaroon.tamu.edu/

COMING UP

There are no events scheduled this week.

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

There are no speakers scheduled this week. 

IN THE NEWS

Murray Barrick (CHRM), Business Insider, Nov. 12, 2015, “A little bit of narcissism may make you more successful – but too much can backfire,”
http://www.businessinsider.com/why-so-many-bosses-are-jerks-2015-11

Jim Gaines (REC), Dallas Morning News online, Nov. 12, 2015, “Buyers driving farther, looking harder for new homes under $200K,”
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/residential-real-estate/20151112-new-home-buyers-in-d-fw-are-driving-farther-and-looking-harder-for-200000-houses.ece
Also in: Candy’s Dirt blog

Stephen Courtright (MGMT), Business News Daily, Nov. 13, 2015, “Bad Boss Behavior Starts at Home,”
http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/8567-why-bosses-are-abusive.html
Also in: The Freepress JournalDaily Times, Tribune PKTimes of IndiaEconomic Times,Siasat DailyThe StatesmanMedIndiaOman ObserverProthom AloScienceDaily

Real Estate Center, Valley Morning Star, Nov. 15, 2015, “In Texas, minorities less likely to own homes,”
http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/local_news/article_eb24dfd6-8c11-11e5-9d38-53486a320059.html

Markus Fitza (MGMT), Harvard Business Review online, Nov. 16, 2015, “Are Successful CEOs Just Lucky?”
https://hbr.org/2015/11/are-successful-ceos-just-lucky
Also in: Tech Sum, Inc. online, Leadership WinsWDRB-TV online, Carrier ManagementBoing Boing

Startup Aggieland, Silicon Hills News, Nov. 16, 2015, “Food+City Challenge Prize Selects 24 Finalists,”
http://www.siliconhillsnews.com/2015/11/16/foodcity-challenge-prize-selects-24-finalists
Also in: San Marcos Corridor

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at http://mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics need to be at least 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

The annual Mays Holiday Toy Drive is under way, with a Dec. 1 deadline for donating gifts. To participate, remove an angel from the tree in the Wehner lobby and sign up to purchase the gift specific on the angel for that child. If you don’t want to shop, you can purchase a gift card to Kohl’s, WalMart, Target, Best Buy or Toys R Us and the shopping will be done for you. Cash donations from faculty and staff will also be accepted. Checks, cash, gift cards, toys, clothes, etc. can be dropped off to Keith D. Swim, Jr. in Wehner 401S by Dec. 1. Wrap the present and put the child’s name and number on the package. Students in MGMT 211 and 209 classes are coordinating the drive.

Faculty and staff members will have an opportunity for new portraits Friday (Nov. 20), 9-11 a.m. in the faculty lounge (Room 239). These photos are used on the Mays website and in ads and publications.

Startup Aggieland’s GoFresh team was named for the second year to 2016 Food+City Challenge’s Top 20 lineup of finalists for the Food Challenge Prize. The Top 20 lineup also included the freshman team of The Startup Living Learning Community, ReGrub, founded by Blake Harvey and Ryan Woolsey (both pitchers from 3-Day Startup) and Robert Bare. Ryan served as a delegate for the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) Annual Conference in Kansas City Nov. 5-7. He joined McCalley Cunningham, who competed in CEO’s National Elevator Pitch Competition.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate female students for the Elect Her: Aggie Women Win program. Nominations will be accepted online through Nov. 24, 2015. More information can be found at http://electher.tamu.edu.

Lawrence Wolken (FINC) presented at the Texas Council for the Social Studies annual conference (Oct. 30-31) at the Fort Worth Convention Center. His presentation introduced K-12 social studies teachers throughout Texas to the Scholastic Assistance for Global Education (SAGE) website, which gives teachers and students access to enriching educational resources. Within the week after the conference, the SAGE website received over 400 page views. Since then, Google Analytics has shown that teachers/students are accessing SAGE from all around the world, including from Texas and other parts of the U.S., Netherlands, Japan, Indonesia, Portugal, Canada, Philippines, Kenya, Greece, Honduras, India, Pakistan, Australia, Slovenia, Namibia, Libya and Kyrgyzstan.

An informational session for MS Business will be in Wehner 111 today (Nov. 16) at 7 p.m. This is a new program for non-business majors. (http://mays.tamu.edu/ms-business/).

In case you missed it, the November issue of the monthly newsletter Mays Business Online features the 2015 Mays Outstanding Alumni, the school’s great strides in MBA rankings and more: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ebcdabdda6b97879543d0a71a&id=971a756171.To receive additional issues, please subscribe here: http://mays.tamu.edu/news/subscribe/. Feel free to share this monthly email with your fellow Aggies!

A video of Marketing Professor Leonard Berry (MKTG)’s Lifetime Achievement Award presentation is now available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd0bCfHiQX0.

SAVE THESE DATES

– The Mays Faculty/Staff Breakfast will be 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 in the Wehner Lobby. After the breakfast, there will be a Faculty/Staff Meeting at 9 a.m. in Room 114.
– The December 2015 Commencement ceremonies for Mays graduates and undergraduates are 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, in Reed Arena.

The Center for Executive Development is offering the following training session this week: LEMIT, College Station.

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

Are you discouraged by The Silent Ones, the students who never speak in class? Not all silent students are shy or hesitant to give their views. Sometimes, silent students merely reflect our bias towards quick responses. We’re uncomfortable with silence in the classroom and wind up giving the quick responding students the first opportunity to answer. Try giving students a minute or two to write their response (bullet points will do) and then ask for responses. This puts the careful thinkers on a level playing field with the quick responders. It might help the quick responders realize that their initial response was flawed.

COMING UP

Nov. 16: Monthly Meet Up: Making the Most of Your Holidays
Nov. 16: MS Business (for non-business majors) Information Session
Nov. 17: EESA (Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa) Informational
Nov. 18: Virtual Information Session – Executive MBA and Professional MBA Programs
Nov. 19: MSF Program Informational
Nov. 20: ACCT Workshop by Shuping Chen
Nov. 21: Full-Time MBA Preview Saturday

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/.

SPEAKERS

Nov. 18: Lina Lawson & Tina Gandy, Twinz Co. Marketing

IN THE NEWS

Startup Aggieland, My Social Good News, Nov. 5, 2015, “Food+City Selects 24 Finalists for Second Annual Food System Innovation Competition.” http://mysocialgoodnews.com/foodcity-selects-24-finalists-for-second-annual-food-system-innovation-competition/

Luis Torres (REC), CT Post, Nov. 6, 2015, “Bloomberg: Bridgeport area is the second richest in the U.S.,”
http://www.ctpost.com/business/article/Bloomberg-Bridgeport-is-the-second-richest-city-6613179.php

Murray Barrick (CHRM), WMNO online, Nov. 9, 2015, “Why so many bosses are jerks,” http://wwno.org/post/why-so-many-bosses-are-jerks
Also in: American Public Media online, Lakeshore Public Media, WAMU-FM, Marketplace – American Public Media, Wbfo.org, WUWM-FM online, WSDL 90.7 online, WPLN-AM online

Jim Gaines (REC), Bloomberg, Nov. 9, 2015, “State real estate trends show high demand, on track with Tyler,”
http://www.bloomberg.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201511091301KRTRIB__BUSNEWS_43631_14959-1
Also in: National Mortgage News, Tyler Morning Telegraph

Jim Gaines (REC), Yahoo Finance, Nov. 9, 2015, “10 Ways the Fed’s Looming Rate Hike Touches You,”
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/10-ways-fed-looming-rate-211800004.html
Also in: The Fiscal Times,

Caleb Warren (MKTG), Discovery Channel online, Nov. 10, 2015, “Why Are Those Viral Facebook Posts So Funny?”,
http://news.discovery.com/human/psychology/why-are-those-viral-facebook-posts-so-funny-151110.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1
Also in: Myinforms.com

MS Business, Find MBA, Nov. 9, 2015, “Texas A&M – Mays to Launch a Master of Science in Business,”
http://find-mba.com/news/2015/11/texas-am-mays-to-launch-a-master-of-science-in-business

Real Estate Center, Hispanic PR Wire online, Nov. 9, 2015, “National Association of Realtors®, Puerto Rico Association of Realtors® Urge Support for Bill to Exclude Real Estate Services from Commonwealth Sales Tax,”
http://hispanicprwire.com/en/national-association-of-realtors-puerto-rico-association-of-realtors-urge-support-for-bill-to-exclude-real-estate-services-from-commonwealth-sales-tax/
Also in: Military Technologies News, Habla, El Semanario – Florida, El Semanario – California, El Semanario – Arizona, El Semanario, El Sol de Cleveland online, El Semanario – New Mexico, El Editor online, Newsismybusiness.com, Caribbean Business online

Real Estate Center, Latino Centric, Nov. 10, 2015, “In Texas, Minorities Less Likely to Own Homes; Dallas has largest disparity,”
http://latinocentric.com/in-texas-minorities-less-likely-to-own-homes-dallas-has-largest-disparity/

Kelli Hollinger (CRS), Houston Chronicle.com, Nov. 11, 2015, “Stores already feeling that Black Friday vibe,”
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/retail/article/Stores-already-feeling-that-Black-Friday-vibe-6625808.php?t=29d62d65b2438d9cbb

Stephen Courtright (MGMT), Academy of Management Journal, “My Family Made Me Do It: A Cross-Domain, Self-Regulatory Perspective on Antecedents to Abusive Supervision.” Also in TAMU Today, http://today.tamu.edu/2015/11/11/is-your-boss-a-tyrant-an-unhappy-home-life-may-be-to-blame/

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet/. The graphics need to be at least 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Texas A&M University announced Thursday (Nov. 5) the launch of a $4 billion comprehensive campaign to address major societal challenges facing the state, nation and world. The multi-year campaign, themed “Lead By Example,” is the largest fund-raising endeavor ever undertaken in Texas, and only one other public university in the nation has ever announced a higher goal. President Michael K. Young said that the campaign is aimed at providing adequate resources to help solve a variety of “real world” problems and is essential to providing financial resources not currently available for these endeavors and would only be forthcoming in the future with private support.
http://today.tamu.edu/2015/11/05/texas-am-campaign-to-address-real-world-issues/

Texas A&M was one of four Texas colleges with better tech job placement than Stanford or Harvard. Mays ranked 22nd in Bloomberg Businessweek‘s annual ranking of business schools, with a 36.7 percent placement rating in technology.
http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2015/11/want-a-tech-job-get-your-mba-in-texas.html/

Venkatesh Shankar (MKTG) was one of four famous Indian origin alumni from top-ranked business schools in the world in the Mint Wall Street Journal, the Indian edition of The Wall Street Journal. He was listed alongside Ratan Tata (chairman emeritus, Tata Group), Satya Nadella (CEO, Microsoft) and Sundar Pichai (CEO, Google).http://www.livemint.com/Consumer/RFbUYsedXEizbIHZYdZNkM/Indian-alumni-from-Bloombergs-top-5-business-schools.html

The Mays website has broken its all-time records yet again, with double-digit percentage increases in total sessions and unique individual users, as well as increases in page views. The number of sessions is 121,569 (a 14.55% increase), 355,623 page views (a 3.04 percent increase) and the percentage of new sessions, 61.48 percent (a 3.01 percent increase).

Mays recognized three of its most accomplished graduates with the Outstanding Alumni Award on Oct. 29 at the Traditions Country Club in Bryan. The 2015 recipients are Billy Atkinson ’72, retired audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and current chairman of the Texas Public Finance Authority; Monty Davis ’77, chief operating officer for Core Laboratories NV; and Kathy Milthorpe ’82, chief financial officer and treasurer for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and The LPGA Foundation.

Texas A&M middle blocker and PPA student Shelby Sullivan has been selected one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award for volleyball. The 10 finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in September. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to vote daily on the Senior CLASS Award website through December 7. Fan votes will then be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner. The Senior CLASS Award recipient will be announced during the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship in December. Vote for Shelby Sullivan here.
http://www.kbtx.com/sports/home/headlines/Texas-AMs-Shelby-Sullivan-Named-Finalist-for-Senior-CLASS-Award-338973552.html?device=tablet&c=y

A three-student MS-MIS team comprised of Rakesh Kaushik ’16, Roshni Samuel ’16 and Varnitha Sonnegowda ’16 won first place in the annual student case competition at the ITSMF USA Fusion ’15 Conference in New Orleans on Oct. 30-Nov. 1. This competition is an annual opportunity for students in IT or MBA programs to participate in the development of their knowledge of service management through a real-world case study that presents a challenge facing IT and business today. This is the third consecutive year in which teams from Mays’ MS-MIS program have placed in the competition, with a first-place win in 2013 and a second-place win in 2014.

An informational for SUMMIT will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 10) in Wehner 111. SUMMIT (Students Understanding, Maximizing and Mentoring Individual Talent) is a weekend-long overnight conference for students that includes influential speakers, small group discussions, team challenges and time for personal reflection. The next SUMMIT will be Feb. 26-28. The deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 16. Application information can be found here:http://mays.tamu.edu/communication-lab/summit/summit-application/

An informational session for MS Business will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in Wehner 111. This is a new program for non-business majors (http://mays.tamu.edu/ms-business/).

A Mays Safety Committee meeting will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 10). The location has been moved to the Cocanougher Center. Facilities Manager Ed Segura reminds us about the following weather-related warnings:
-During a thunderstorm warning/possible flooding: Stay inside if at all possible, do not venture on to the roadways.
-Tornado watch/advisory: conditions are favorable for tornado formations. It is best to shelter in-place (stay inside). A Code Maroon will probably be issued.
-Tornado warning: a tornado has been spotted in the area. Shelter in-place anywhere in the building away from windows. A Code Maroon will be broadcast.

The Center for Executive Development is offering the following training sessions this week: LEMIT, College Station (Nov. 9-13); Halliburton, Business Leadership Development II Program, College Station (Nov. 9-13).

WELCOME

Say “Howdy” to Daniel Schekorra, Business Coordinator I in the Department of Marketing.

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

Do you have a student who dominates discussions? Perhaps you’ve tried several strategies but it’s time to see the student outside of class. Say, “The other students are starting to depend on you to do all the work, so let’s make them speak up more.” Put this way, the comment makes the two of you accomplices in furthering the education of the rest of the class. (McKechie’s Teaching Tips)

COMING UP

Nov. 10: Mays Safety Committee
Nov. 10: MGMT Lunch & Learn – Jobs and Careers in Human Resources
Nov. 10: Professional MBA Information Session (CityCentre)
Nov. 11: Virtual Information Session – Full-Time MBA Program
Nov. 12: MSF Program Informational
Nov. 13: ACCT Workshop by Alina Lerman
Nov. 13: Casual Conversations Series – Nonprofit Management Careers

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

Nov. 9: Executive Speaker Series – Catherine Flax, BNP Paribas
Nov. 11: Courtney McKenzie, Buckle
Nov. 12: Bill Stinneford ’98, Buxton
Nov. 13: MRE Speaker Series – Clint Culp & James Ray, MetLife
Nov. 13: Executive Speaker Series – Geoffrey Greenwade, Greenbank

IN THE NEWS  

Eli Jones (DEAN), KBTX, Nov. 2, 2015, “B/CS Chamber of Commerce Holds Annual Banquet,”
http://www.kbtx.com/news/local/headlines/BCS-Chamber-of-Commerce-Holds-Annual-Banquet–339667852.html

Aggie 100, San Antonio Business Journal, Nov. 2, 2015, “San Antonio companies represented in Aggie 100,”
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2015/11/02/san-antonio-companies-represented-in-aggie-100.html

Jim Gaines (REC), Bloomberg online, Nov. 3, 2015, “Report: Texas home sales on track for record year [Austin American-Statesman],”
http://www.bloomberg.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201511032017KRTRIB__BUSNEWS_30676_50950-1
Also in Austin American-Statesman online, KRBC-TV Online, El Semanario-ArizonaEl Sol de Cleveland OnlineHispanic PR WireIndianpolis Business Journal OnlineAmerican Public Media – OnlineBioSpace.comBioSpace.comMinyanvilleMoneyShow.comSan Diego Union-Tribune OnlineInvestorpoint.comGlobeAdvisor.comTownhall Magazine Online, Whistleblower OnlineYahoo FinanceOn Top of PoliticsIndividual.comProfit Quotes, SYS-CON India, Sys-Con BelgiumSys-Con DeutschlandReuters OnlineYahoo! SingaporeTickerTech.com,TheStreetKLTV-TV OnlineKRHD-TV OnlineKRHD-TV Online, KXXV-TV Online, KSWO-TV Online, KTEN-TV OnlineKAIT-TV OnlineKFVE-TV OnlineKHNL-TV OnlineKIII-TV Online, KLKN-TV OnlineWAFF-TV – OnlineWICU-TV Online, WMBF-TV Online, WMC-TV ONline, WOIO-TV Online, WLNE-TV OnlineWTOC-TV OnlineWUPV-TV – OnlineWVNS-TV Online, WTLH-TV OnlineKHGI-TV OnlineKUAM-TV OnlineWTVM-TV Online, KFVS-TV Online,WGFL-TV OnlineKAUZ-TV OnlineWFMJ-TV OnlineKPLC-TV Online, WALB-TV Online,WLTZ-TV OnlineWXIX-TV OnlineWAND-TV OnlineKTRE-TV OnlineKSLA-TV Online,WSFA-TV OnlineWSFX-TV OnlineSpokeKUSI-TV OnlineState JOurnal OnlineWAFF-TV OnlineWFIE-TV Online and KLTV-TV Online

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics need to be at least 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

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An article on the Forbes website Oct. 28 featured Markus Fitza (MGMT) and his study on the effect of chance on CEO performance, “The use of variance decomposition in the investigation of CEO effects: How large must the CEO effect be to rule out chance?” (2014, Strategic Management Journal). Read the story here:http://www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2015/10/28/whats-it-take-to-be-a-ceo-performance-may-have-little-to-do-with-ability/

Startup Aggieland, the business incubator launched as an initiative of the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship for Texas A&M University student entrepreneurs, has added a new partner to its roster: The College of Liberal Arts.http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2015/10/27/startup-aggieland-adds-college-of-liberal-arts-as-partner/

In the TFE Times’ 2016 Master of Finance Rankings, Mays’ MS Finance program moved from 18th to 15th place overall, 10th to 8th among public programs, and remained 3rd in Texas.https://tfetimes.com/2016-msf-rankings

The Professional Selling Initiative (PSI) was launched earlier this month when faculty, staff, students and industry guests gathered for a celebratory dinner, ribbon-cutting ceremony and discussion about the needs of recruiters that could be met by students coming through the PSI programs. Students in the program will learn more about the sales career path and its job and salary growth potential. Job placement of students will improve through enhanced sales training, including expanded course offerings and high-impact learning experiences outside the classroom. Employers will have access to a growing pool of top sales talent as the number of students who complete the Professional Selling and Sales Management career tracks increases. Learn more:http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2015/10/28/mays-launches-professional-selling-initiative/

The Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship celebrated on Oct. 23 the recipients of the 11th Annual Aggie 100, honoring the fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses. The 2015 Aggie 100 class was comprised of 38 new companies and recipients from eight states.http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2015/10/23/aggie-business-excellence-awards-kick-off-second-decade-with-11th-annual-aggie-100-featuring-the-fastest-growing-aggie-businesses/

Join former Yell Leaders for Aggie Yell Practice this Wednesday (Nov. 4) at CityCentre Houston at 8 p.m. in the CityCentre Houston Plaza next to Hotel Sorella. While everyone gets fired up to defeat the Auburn Tigers, Grub Burger Bar will serve its famous milkshakes and Mays will have a booth set up with information about our educational programs, free giveaways and a drawing for a CityCentre Staycation package.
Register for Yell Practice
Directions and Parking information

Don’t miss Maysfest this Wednesday (Nov. 4) outside of Wehner from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join all the Mays organizations and various companies for food (DoubleDave’s, Jamba Juice, Fuego, kettle corn), games, inflatables and live music. Maysfest is hosted by Business Student Council each semester to give back to the students of Mays Business School.

The Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce has invited Dean Eli Jones as the keynote speaker for its annual banquet tonight (Nov. 2).

Texas A&M President Michael K. Young will hold an hour-long conversational forum with the university community at 10 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 3) in Rudder Auditorium. During the program, titled “A Conversation with Texas A&M President Michael K. Young,” he will make introductory remarks, then members of the university will have the opportunity to ask him questions —personally by anyone attending the program or by email for those participating remotely. A reception will follow. http://today.tamu.edu/2015/10/28/president-young-to-dialogue-with-university-staff-tuesday/

This past weekend, Mays and the INFO department sponsored and hosted the 15th annual international workshop on Closed-Loop Supply Chains (CLSC) at the CityCentre facility in Houston. James Abbey (INFO) and Michael Ketzenberg (INFO) focused on ways to more effectively manage consumer returns and means to increase both efficiency and effectiveness of recycling and reuse through remanufacturing in Texas and throughout the world. Executives from various companies in Texas and beyond participated in the event, including those from: Avangard Innovative, Cycleon, Dell Computer, Flowserve, Halliburton, Shell, Strategic Materials and Vulcan Management. In addition, a broad range of universities sent top scholars from the world of sustainable and closed-loop supply chains, such as Clemson, Erasmus University, Florida State University, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Indiana University, INSEAD, Ivey Business School, Military Technical University, Ohio State University, Penn State University, UCLA, University of Graz, University of South Carolina, University of Virginia and more.

Ten companies and more than 30 students, including management majors and others from Mays, participated in the first annual Management Career Mixer last Tuesday (Oct. 20). Modeled after the size and timing of a typical career fair, the event allowed for meaningful interactions between employers and students seeking internship and full-time opportunities. Participating companies included AXA Advisors, Capital One, E&J Gallo Winery, GEICO, H-E-B, Holmes Murphy, IBM, Northwestern Mutual, Reynolds & Reynolds and Trenegy.

An informational session for MS Business will be in Wehner 111 on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. This is a new program for non-business majors. Learn more about the program: http://mays.tamu.edu/ms-business/

Photos from the 2015 Aggie 100 luncheon and 2015 Mays Scholarship Banquet are available on the Mays website. Feel free to download your favorites, and share and print them.

2015 Aggie 100 luncheon: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cnve/albums/72157660421024692.

2015 Mays Scholarship Banquet:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/maysbusinessschool/albums/72157660421703731

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

When giving an assignment, tell students what you do not want. In addition to articulating your goals for an assignment, it can be helpful to identify what you do not mean by referring to common misinterpretations students have shown in the past or by explaining why some pieces of work do not meet your assignment goals. (How Learning Works: 7 Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching)

COMING UP

Nov. 2: Dean Jones speaks to B/CS Chamber of Commerce
Nov. 4: MaysFest
Nov. 4: Aggie Yell Practice at CityCentre Houston Plaza
Nov. 5: Executive MBA Information Session

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

Nov. 2: Rich White, H-E-B
Nov. 4: Dave Mannon, Altria
Nov. 6: MRE Speaker Series – Steve Duplantis, CBRE

IN THE NEWS

Aggie 100, Houston Chronicle, Oct. 26, 2015, “Houston IT company recognized as fastest-growing Aggie business,”
http://www.chron.com/business/article/Houston-IT-company-recognized-as-fast
est-growing-6586788.php
Also in Austin Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News – Online, The Eagle, Houston Business Journal, TAMU Today and WTAW.

Bobby Jenkins ’81, The Eagle, Oct. 28, 2015, “Aggie grad appointed chairman of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board,”
http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/aggie-grad-appointed-chairman-of-texas-higher-education-coordinating-board/article_bc2d2589-c148-5890-8e91-2bf8b50e74f9.html

Markus Fitza (MGMT), Forbes, Oct. 28, 2015, “What’s It Take To Be A CEO? Performance May Have Little To Do With Ability,”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2015/10/28/whats-it-take-to-be-a-ceo-performance-may-have-little-to-do-with-ability/
Also in: Business News Daily, Managing Partner, TAMU Today, MyInforms.com, Stone Hearth Newsletters, Inc. Online, Boing Boing, Tech Sum, “Story Bones” blog and “Mostly Signs (some portents)” blog

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics need to be at least 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Texas A&M Executive MBA program is the top public university in Texas and maintains its place among the top 10 programs offered by U.S. public universities, according to rankings released by Financial Times.
http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2015/10/19/texas-am-executive-mba-leads-texas-public-schools-in-financial-times-rankings/

The Full-Time MBA program ranked 22nd overall and 8th among U.S.-based public universities in rankings released last week by Bloomberg Businessweek. These are enormous strides over last year, when Mays was ranked 42nd overall and 17th among U.S. public schools.http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2015/10/20/mays-full-time-mba-in-top-10-among-u-s-public-universities/

The Mays Development Council will meet this Friday (Oct. 30). The committees and their development council chairs are: Dean’s Development Council Chair: Jerry Cox; Fundraising/Development Chair: Lou Paletta; Marketing and Communications Chair: Brandon Coleman; and Student Recruitment and Career Development Chair: Jim Stark. See the newly updated list of all current council members here: http://mays.tamu.edu/development-council/

Around 800 people attended the annual Scholarship Banquet, which brings together Mays donors and their scholarship recipients. The Oct. 15 event was held in the Hall of Champions in Kyle Field. Numerous faculty and staff members were also in attendance.

The Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship welcomed hundreds of business-minded Aggies to campus Friday (Oct. 23) for the Aggie 100 Awards Luncheon at Kyle Field. The top 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses were recognized, as well as a Summit Award winner. See the results at: www.aggie100.com and mays.tamu.edu/news.

Communicators for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University received three Silver Quill awards recently at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Southern Region awards in Denver, Colo. The annual competition recognizes creative work by professional communicators in 13 U.S. states, the Caribbean and Latin America. The Real Estate Center won for its flagship periodical Tierra Grande magazine, its weekly Red Zone podcast and design of its annual report, renowned for its calendar of exceptional Texas photographs.

Luis Torres, a research economist at the Real Estate Center, was among 81 in the United States to be designated a Certified Business Economist (CBE). In October, the inaugural class was honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., as part of the annual meeting of the National Association of Business Economists (NABE). The CBE was designed by leaders in the economics profession as a means to fill the gap between an academic education in economics and the skills and knowledge required for a successful career as a practitioner. CBEs must pass a comprehensive, practical examination; be an NABE member in good standing; have two year’s work experience in applied business economics; hold a four-year degree; and complete an NABE curriculum of coursework.

On Oct. 8 and 9, 103 students and 13 board member companies participated in the Center for the Management of Information Systems’ (CMIS) Case Competition. This year, three divisions of teams competed for up to $400 in individual scholarship awards from CMIS. Each team analyzed a business problem and presented solutions to panels of business information systems professionals. For the undergraduate ISYS 320 Jasperson Division, Suited To You Consulting took first place and Vision Consulting took second. For the undergraduate ISYS 410 Jamieson Division, the top two teams respectively were Most Valuable Nonpaid Geeks (MVNG) and Intelligence 2.0. In the graduate division, the top two teams respectively were Brain & Co. and ARV. Participating companies included: Anadarko, ConocoPhillips, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, GM, HP, National Instruments, Noble Energy, Pepsico, Phillips 66, Shell, Southwest Airlines and USAA.

The Center for Retailing Studies hosted a campuswide H-E-B Day on Oct. 20. Executive leaders from the San Antonio-based retailer addressed more than 3,000 students in more than 30 classrooms across campus. They shared day-to-day solutions for diverse, real-world workplace challenges for grocers, such as constructing stores, evaluating meat, globally sourcing products and managing technical systems. By addressing classes across different majors, including marketing, agri-business, management, horticulture and information systems, the event communicated to students that the multibillion dollar grocery chain encompasses all academic and business fields.

Thirty-two Business Honors students travelled to Seattle Oct. 21-25. While there, they visited Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks and World Vision. Several donors and Mays faculty and staff members helped the program connect with company executives to set up the visits.

To request Dean Eli Jones to speak at your event, visit the Dean’s Page and fill out the provided form at least two weeks in advance of the event. http://mays.tamu.edu/invite-dr-jones-to-an-event/.

The Center for Executive Development is offering the following training session this week, starting today (Oct. 26) to Friday (Oct. 30): Halliburton, Business Leadership Development II Program.

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).  

When giving assignments, be more explicit than you may think is necessary. Although it is natural to assume that a basic description of an assignment is sufficient, students may have assumptions about the nature of the task that are not in line with yours. (How Learning Works: 7 Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching).

COMING UP

Oct. 28: Monthly Meetup: Do I Need An Internship As A Freshman? (with AT&T)
Oct. 29: MIS Information Session & Career Night
Oct. 29: Mays Outstanding Alumni Dinner and Recognition
Oct. 30: Mays Development Council Meeting
Oct. 31: 1st Commercial Banking Program Tailgate

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

Oct. 26: Ken Bouyer, Ernst & Young
Oct. 28: Reynolds & Reynolds
Oct. 30: MRE Speaker Series – Mark Alfieri, Monogram Residential Trust

IN THE NEWS

Jim Gaines (REC), The Dallas Morning News – Online, Oct. 16, 2015, “2016 forecast: Dipping job growth will slow Dallas-area real estate market,”
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/residential-real-estate/20151016-forecast-for-2016-sees-slower-d-fw-real-estate-fewer-job-gains.ece

Jim Gaines (REC), CultureMap Dallas, Oct. 18, 2015, “Why Dallas-Fort Worth’s sizzling real estate market may start to simmer,” http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/real-estate/10-18-15-homebuying-growth-slows-down-economist/

Mays’ Full-Time MBA Program, Houston Chronicle, Oct. 21, 2015, “Rice University’s MBA programs ranks No. 19 nationwide,”
http://www.chron.com/about/article/Rice-University-s-MBA-programs-ranks-No-19-6581716.php

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics need to be at least 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

Maysnet

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mays is launching the recently approved Master of Science in Business degree (MS Business) in 2016. The MS Business degree will provide students who did not major in business with core business knowledge, solid critical thinking skills and a basic understanding of leadership best practices—with an emphasis on experiential learning, teamwork and career preparation.  Read more: http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2015/10/14/m-s-business-degree-for-non-business-majors-launching-in-2016/

The launch dinner for the Professional Sales Initiative (PSI) at Mays was last Tuesday night (Oct. 13) at the Diamond Club at Bluebell Park. About 60 faculty, staff, students, industry guests and PSI partners were in attendance. The dinner included speakers Dean Eli Jones and Ron Lamb, president of Reynolds and Reynolds, a Founding Partner of the PSI. Photo here: http://on.fb.me/1Oz8itV

The Center for Retailing Studies at Mays Business School hosted the 30th annual Retailing Summit in Dallas Oct. 8-9. This year’s theme was “Redefining: Retail” and featured executive speakers from companies including JC Penney, Bluemercury and Mastercard Advisors.
http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2015/10/15/texas-am-retailing-summit-features-jcpenney-bluemercury-and-mastercard/

The Annual Houston Titans Alumni Fall Dinner was held in Houston last Wednesday (Oct. 14). Secretary James Baker, Chancellor John Sharp and two Regents attended. Britt Harris and his team coordinated the event. Learn more about the Titans of Investing program: http://mays.tamu.edu/department-of-finance/titans-of-investing/

In an article recently published in the International Journal of Production Research, Texas A&M ranked 10th (8th among U.S. public schools) based on publications in 11 operations management journals from 1985 to 2010. Individually, operations management Professor Chelliah Sriskandarajah is the 12th most-published faculty member in the world, with pieces in 11 top operations management journals for 1985-2010.

Texas A&M tied for 5th place with University of Chicago in a ranking of 25 top business schools for networking by GraduatePrograms.com. The ranking was based on a survey of more than 13,000 current and former business school students who ranked their schools based on the strength of their networking connections and opportunities.

The Mays Scholarship Banquet was held last Thursday (Oct. 15) in Kyle Field’s Hall of Champions. Mays faculty and staff joined scholarship recipients and their donors in recognition of the students’ achievements and the generosity of their donors. The event featured speakers Dean Eli Jones, Bob Jordan ’85 and student Layeeka Ismail.

Yong Chen (FINC)’s paper “Hedge Funds: The Good, the Bad, and the Lucky” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Chen coauthored the paper with Mike Cliff and Haibei Zhao. Zhao was a former student of Chen at Virginia Tech.

Check out the Real Estate Center’s reinstated blog “Mixed Use.” As part of the launch of the new Real Estate Center website, the blog “shares musings, ramblings and occasionally useful insights on Texas real estate,” according to Associate Editor Bryan Pope. https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/info/blog/

The Center for Executive Development is offering the following training session this week, starting today (Oct. 19) to Friday (Oct. 23): Halliburton, Business Leadership Development II Program, College Station.

The December 2015 Commencement Ceremonies are just two months away. Mark your calendars for the Mays graduates and undergraduates date – Friday, Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. in Reed Arena.

The monument signs at Wehner entrances 1 and 5 now have the correct Mays Business School logo. They were installed last Thursday (Oct. 15). Photo here: https://tx.ag/signs

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).  

Consider doing a quick mid-term check in with your students through a one-minute paper using Start, Stop and Continue. Ask them to tell you what they’d like to see START happening in class, STOP happening and CONTINUE happening. It’s a great way to learn, for example, that the students in the back of the room often can’t hear you, that the class enjoys the current events discussion and your silly jokes at the beginning of class, and they wish you’d get assignments returned more quickly.

COMING UP

Oct. 20: BBA-MGMT Career Mixer
Oct. 20: Warren Douglas Advertising Information Session
Oct. 20: H-E-B Day
Oct. 22: Brown Bag Career Q&A
Oct. 23: Texas A&M Accounting Formal Doctoral Students Research Conference
Oct. 23: Aggie 100

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

Oct. 19: Traci Cain, H-E-B
Oct. 19: Colt Green and Matt Lundborg, ALDI, Inc.
Oct. 21: KPMG
Oct. 22: Tai Lee, Veritas Wine & Bistro, Paolo’s Italian Kitchen, Chef Tai’s Mobile Bistro
Oct. 23: MRE Speaker Series – G. Lynn Carr, Wells Fargo

IN THE NEWS

Kelli Hollinger (CRS), Chain Store Age, Oct. 9, 2015, “Bluemercury’s search for exceptionalism,”
http://bit.ly/1jDaFi5

Richard Lester (CNVE), Individual.com, Oct. 12, 2015, “3-Day Startup provides challenge for young entrepreneurs,”
http://www.individual.com/storyrss.php?story=210380784&hash=e9ec12ec2df1738d3ba6e58541457f45
Originally at The Battalion.

Jim Gaines (REC), The Dallas Morning News­ – Online, Oct. 12, 2015, “North Texas’ tight housing market isn’t showing signs of ending soon,”
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/databases/20151012-north-texas-tight-housing-market-isn-t-showing-signs-of-ending-soon.ece

Jim Gaines (REC), Beaumont Enterprise, Oct. 12, 2015, “Home buyers must be fast in SE Texas,”
http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Home-buyers-must-be-fast-in-SE-Texas-6567249.php

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a Marketing and Communications request form at mays.tamu.edu/maysnet. The graphics need to be at least 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

 

Maysnet

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Caleb Warren, assistant professor of marketing, was awarded the 2015 Robert Ferber Award by the Association for Consumer Research (ACR) for his paper “What Makes Things Cool? How Autonomy Influences Perceptions of Coolness,” coauthored with Meg Campbell. The Ferber Award is given to the best interdisciplinary dissertation article published in the latest volume of Journal of Consumer Research. In addition, Warren’s paper “Differentiating what is humorous from what is not,” written with Peter McGraw, was accepted at Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Mays recognized two of its former students for its annual Outstanding Doctoral Alumni Award last Friday in Wehner. The 2015 recipients are Glen B. Voss ’94 and Anandhi Bharadwaj ’93. Voss received his Ph.D. in Marketing from Mays and is currently the Marilyn and Leo Corrigan Endowed Professor of Marketing at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, and the Research Director for the SMU National Center for Arts Research. Bharadwaj received her Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Mays and is currently Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management at Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Every year, the award honors doctoral graduates who have achieved significant distinction in their field and serve as role models for current students.

Be on the cover of @Mays Magazine! There will be a photo shoot today (Oct. 12) with Dean Eli Jones in the indoor stairs across from Cocanougher Center. Check-in is at 1:30 p.m. and the shoot ends by 2:30 p.m. Open to Mays faculty, staff and students. If interested, email Molly Painter at mpainter@mays.tamu.edu. Please wear formal or business casual attire. No T-Shirts, logos, stripes or patterns. Note: Attendance at the photo shoot does not guarantee an appearance in the final cover photo.

By the end of September, the Mays website had broken six out of seven of all-time records tracked by Google. Our record number of pageviews (354,138) and time spent on pages (26 seconds higher than average) are the result of engaging ad campaigns and great content from around the college.

Coffee with a Cop will be 9-11 a.m. Thursday (October 15) in the Wehner Lobby. Stop by and chat with a university police officer.

Check out the voices of Mays – our bloggers – at http://mays.tamu.edu/social-media/. Student bloggers include undergraduates Lauren Woltemate (http://maysblogs.tamu.edu/lauren/) and Scott Shaver (http://mays.tamu.edu/scott/) and Professional MBA student Louis Schultz (http://mays.tamu.edu/louis/). Professor Mike Shaub (ACCT) writes about ethics (http://mays.tamu.edu/mike/). Other voices from around the Mays community write at (http://maysblogs.tamu.edu/beyond-mays/) and there are numerous blogs about studies abroad.

Welcome Student Services’ Office of the Dean of Student Life to West Campus. Due to the demolition of Cain Hall, the office relocated to a new West Campus hub called Student Services @ White Creek. Other Student Services offices will be relocating to this new location during the next month, including Residence Life, Disability Services and Student Counseling Service.

Former Mays faculty member Thomas Jackson coauthored a report on renewable energy and solar homes with a team of research scientists including Ben Hoen, Sandra Adomatis, Joshua Graff-Zivin, Mark Thayer, Geoffrey T. Klise and Ryan H. Wiser. Their study, “Selling into the Sun: Price Premium Analysis of a Multi-State Dataset of Solar Homes,” was published early this year. At Mays, Jackson was the G. Steven Dawson Fellow in Real Estate for three years and served in the Department of Finance for 13 years.

The Center for Executive Development is offering the following training sessions:
FSCEO/TEEX in College Station Oct 12-16; Halliburton, Business Leadership Development I Program in London Oct 12-16.

WELCOME

Say “Howdy” to: Keith Lane, Program Coordinator in the MBA Programs Office, and Brittany Hammond, Senior Academic Advisor II in the Undergraduate Advising Office.

COMING UP

Oct. 12: Memorial Hermann Health System Information Session

Oct. 13: MGMT Lunch & Learn – What Is Consulting?

Oct. 14: Infosys Information Session

Oct. 15: Mays Business School Scholarship Banquet

Oct. 16: RBC Capital Markets Information Session

Oct. 17: MBA Programs Alumni Tailgate

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

Oct. 12: John Turner, Lone Star College-Kingwood

Oct. 13: Dahna Hull, AT&T

Oct. 14: Russell Kolb ’95, Academy Sports + Outdoors

Oct. 14: Trenegy

Oct. 16: MRE Speaker Series – Tom Sutherland, Colliers International

IN THE NEWS

Eli Jones, (DEAN), Time.com, “A business school dean’s best financial advice,” http://time.com/money/4060718/business-school-dean-financial-advice-tamu/

Eli Jones, (DEAN), KAGS News, Oct. 5, 2015, “TAMU Dean of Mays Business School to be honored at annual banquet,”
http://www.kagstv.com/News/KAGSNews/ID/11142/TAMU-Dean-of-Mays-Business-School-honored-at-annual-banquet

David Cordani ’88, TAMU Today, Oct. 2, 2015, “Cigna CEO, Former Student, Credits Success to Texas A&M,”
http://bit.ly/1Nv7INr

Shannon Deer (ACCT), MBA Digest, Sept. 21, 2015, “Mays Names New Full-Time MBA Director”,
http://mbanewsdigest.com/mays-names-new-full-time-mba-director/
Also at TAMU Today.

Kelli Hollinger (MKTG), Houston Chronicle, Oct. 2, 2015, “River Oaks District design meant to evoke neighborhood feel,”
http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2015/10/river-oaks-district-design-meant-to-evoke-neighborhood-feel/

Judon Fambrough (REC), The Gilmer Mirror, Sept. 29, 2015, “AgriLife Extension in Gregg County to host program on water rights,”
http://bit.ly/1huxxib

Don Lewis (MGMT), TAMU Today, Oct. 2, 2015, “‘Food+City Challenge’ Awards Food Innovation,”
http://today.tamu.edu/2015/10/02/foodcity-challenge-awards-food-innovation/

Jim Gaines (REC), East Texas Review, Oct. 4, 2015, “Texas Housing Market Still Strong,”
http://www.easttexasreview.com/texas-housing-market-still-strong/

Ted Jones (previously of REC), The Wichita Eagle, Sept. 30, 2015, “Economist: Commercial real estate the way to go,”
http://www.kansas.com/news/business/article37124388.html

Mays Business School, TAMU Today, Oct. 8, 2015, “Aggies Satisfied with Education, Bucking National Trend,”
http://bit.ly/1FWEpRs

Mays Business School, TAMU Today, Oct. 5, 2015, “Chancellor’s Century Council Helps ‘Suit’ Job Seekers,”
http://today.tamu.edu/2015/10/05/chancellors-century-council-helps-suit-job-seekers/

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AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mays Business School invites students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in business to attend an information session about the six master of science (MS) programs – accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, management information systems and real estate. The session will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 7) in Wehner 161. It will include an overview highlighting each program and breakout sessions. http://mays.tamu.edu/ms-info-sessions/

Mike Hitt, Mays professor emeritus of marketing, was named the 2015 SMS Service Award Recipient for his significant contributions to the Strategic Management Society. The award recognizes individuals who have given outstanding service to the Society and its members. In addition to serving as director-at-large, treasurer and president, Hitt oversaw a change to more democratic governance, introduced an Interest Group structure, and he was integral to the creation of the Strategic Research Fund and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Hitt was in the management field for 40 years, and was given the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award at Mays, where he was a University Distinguished Professor and Joe B. Foster ’56 Chair in Business Leadership.

Thanks to Goldman Sachs for designating Mays as a core school and hiring our graduates. Plans are underway to host a Goldman Sachs Day in the spring.

The Center for Retailing Studies is co-hosting a program at the Bush School of Government and Public Service on Wednesday (Oct. 7) – the 2015 McLane Leadership in Business Award ceremony honoring Craig Boyan, President and Chief Operating Officer at H-E-B. RSVP by the end of day Monday (Oct. 5) at http://bush.tamu.edu/mosbacher/ or 979.845.1927. You can see the invitation here: http://mays.tamu.edu/maysnet/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/formidable/CraigBoyanInvite_v02.pdf

Texas A&M was ranked 10th in the 2016 Top Public Universities ranking based on key statistics and student reviews. The top-ranked public colleges are described as “elite academic institutions that provide a good value for in-state students and offer an exceptional college experience.” https://colleges.niche.com/rankings/top-public-universities/

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TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

Before a lecture, divide students into teams who will have responsibilities, such as:
1) Raising questions about points they suspect most students didn’t understand
2) Providing examples to demonstrate key concepts
3) Playing devil’s advocate and identifying points that they disagree with or question
4) Making connections to ideas previously addressed in class
5) Making connections to ideas from other classes
After the lecture, give groups time to prepare and then share their thinking or questions with the whole class. This activity could also be done online on the discussion board in eLearning.

COMING UP

Oct. 5: Sabre Information Session
Oct. 5: Tesoro Corporation information Session
Oct. 6: Consulting Panel with Accenture, Deloitte, Hitachi and Sendero
Oct. 6: MSF Informational
Oct. 6: Career Catch Up: Ace Your Interview
Oct. 6: Shawcor Information Session
Oct. 7: Mays MS Programs Information Session
Oct. 7: USAA Information Session
Oct. 7: Spectra Energy Information Session
Oct. 8: The Wonderful Company Information Session
Oct. 8: CMIS Fall Case Competition
Oct. 8: MSF Informational
Oct. 8: Retailing Summit
Oct. 9: Retailing Summit
Oct. 9: 3DS Fall 2015
Oct. 11: Commercial Banking Program Application Deadline

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

Oct. 5: Sendero Consulting
Oct. 5: Andrew Buss, Macy’s Inc.
Oct. 6: James Starke ’97, J.C. Penney
Oct. 7: Deloitte Consulting

IN THE NEWS

Scott W. Davis and Kelly L. Haws (previously of Mays MKTG), Science 2.0, Sept. 28, 2015, “Understanding Self-Control: Eating And Spending Are Different Public Policy Issues,”
http://bit.ly/1L2877y

Jim Gaines (REC), The Dallas Morning News, Sept. 28, 2015, “D-FW leads Texas In August home sales.”
http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2015/09/d-fw-leads-texas-in-august-home-sales.html/
Also in Houston Chronicle, Gilmer Mirror, Prime Property, EIN News, Weatherford Democrat and Search Austin Home’s Real Estate Blog.

Jim Gaines (REC), The Dallas Morning News, Sept. 29, 2015, “North Texas housing market is hot, but analysts say it’s no bubble”
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/residential-real-estate/20150929-north-texas-housing-market-is-hot-but-analysts-say-its-no-bubble.ece
Also in The Housing Bubble blog.

Henry Musoma, Individual.com, Sept. 25, 2015, “‘It’s not a men’s ring; it’s an Aggie ring’,” http://www.individual.com/storyrss.php?story=209773229&hash=b53828bdbafda185f4fd332b66233cf1 Also in The Battalion.

GOT NEWS?

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AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Don Lewis, executive management professor and assistant director of Startup Aggieland, led a team to win the inaugural Student Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition at the 2015 SEC Symposium in Atlanta on Sept. 20-22. The team developed a 3D printed leg.

Wesley Rondinelli, MBA Class of 2017, and his team received the second-place prize in the inaugural PepsiCo MBA Invitational Case Competition, held at TCU on Sept. 20. His teammates, randomly assigned, hailed from Duke, TCU and UT-Dallas. Participating MBA programs were Wharton, Duke, Maryland, Washington University, Vanderbilt, Iowa, Rice, UT, UT-Dallas, TCU, University of Houston and SMU. It was only open to first-year full-time MBA students.

Mays has scheduled digital ad takeovers for the following sites, meaning every ad on the sites will showcase Mays Business School:
Monday (Sept. 28) – Fox News US section takeover (www.foxnews.com/us)
Tuesday (Sept. 29) – Fox Business homepage takeover (www.foxbusiness.com)
Wednesday (Sept. 30) – CNNMoney Business section takeover (money.cnn.com/news/)

Necati Ertekin’s paper “Assessing the Impact of Product and Service Quality on Consumer Returns: A Data Analytics Study” was selected as one of the top three finalists for the “2015 INFORMS Service Science Section Best Student Paper Award Competition Sponsored by IBM Research.” Ertekin, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Information & Operations Management, coauthored the paper with Michael Ketzenberg and Gregory Heim. He is scheduled to present the paper before a panel of judges on Nov. 3 at the 2015 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

Management Science has accepted a paper by Yong Chen, associate professor in the Department of Finance, for publication. Chen coauthored “The Behavior of Investor Flows in Corporate Bond Mutual Funds” with Nan Qin, one of his former Ph.D. students at Virginia Tech.

Mays Academy of Learning and Teaching is hosting “Progressive Dining with MALT” today (Sept. 28) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cocanougher Center. Interactive activities and refreshments will be included, and MALTed milkshakes will be served at 2 p.m.

Student Health Services will provide flu shots to faculty, staff and students in Wehner on Wednesday and Thursday (Sept. 30-Oct. 1) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $23 for faculty and staff.

Get your Mays gear this week. Business Student Council is holding a Mays Exchange sale on Wednesday and Thursday (Sept. 30-Oct. 1) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside Wehner 113.

The search function has been updated on the Mays website. When on any page in the mays.tamu.edu domain, enter a word or phrase in the “Search Mays” box in the top right corner to search topics.

If you haven’t had your Mays photo taken yet, you have an opportunity Friday morning (Oct. 2). A photographer will be in the Faculty Lounge from 9 to 11 a.m. These photos are used on the Mays website and in ads and publications.

The Center for Executive Development is offering the following training sessions this week: Halliburton, Business Leadership Development III Program, Sunday through Friday (Sept. 27-Oct. 2); Halliburton, Business Leadership Development I Program, Monday through Thursday (Sept. 28-Oct.1).

Check out the Real Estate Center’s new website: https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

Break up your lectures so that they are presented in 20-minute chunks. What’s wrong with a one- or two-hour lecture? Research shows that students remember the first and the last 10 minutes of lecture, but little of the intervening time. Undergraduate students have a limited attention span, so take advantage of it to structure your class. Switch gears after each 20-minute mini-lecture and do something different: Pose a discussion question, a short in-class writing assignment, small group discussion or problem-solving activity.

COMING UP

Sept. 28: Shell Oil Information Session
Sept. 28: Halliburton Information Session
Sept. 29: Interviewpalooza
Sept. 29: MSF Informational
Sept. 29: BP Information Session
Sept. 29: Phillips 66 Information Session
Sept. 29: 3DS Bootcamp
Sept. 30: Monthly Meetup: I’m an Aggie. Now what?
Sept. 30: MSF Informational
Sept. 30: Chevron Information Session
Sept. 30: Liberty Mutual Information Session
Sept. 30: Raytheon Company Information Session
Oct. 1: Commercial Banking Program Career Fair
Oct. 1: MSF Informational
Oct. 1: Professional MBA Information Session – Houston
Oct. 1: Essilor of America Information Session
Oct. 1: Lockheed Martin Information Session
Oct. 2: Outstanding Doctoral Alumni Award Program
Oct. 2: RBC Capital Markets Information Session
Oct. 3: Aggie 100 Tailgate

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

Sept. 28: Jacob Bradburn, Accenture Strategy Consulting
Sept. 29: Summer Mohn, Neiman Marcus
Sept. 30: Andrew Burns, Alvarez & Marsal
Sept. 30: Shanna Trenchard, Cera Johnson ‘11, Kelly Travis ’13, Stage Stores
Oct. 2: MRE Speaker Series – David Williams, PlainsCapital Bank

IN THE NEWS

James Gaines (REC), KLUV, Sept. 18, 2015, “How Over Valued Is The Texas Housing Market?” http://kluv.cbslocal.com/2015/09/18/how-over-valued-is-the-texas-housing-market/

Startup Aggieland, TAMU Today, Sept. 22, 2015, “Students and faculty shine at SECU Symposium” http://today.tamu.edu/2015/09/22/students-and-faculty-shine-at-secu-symposium/?utm_source=today&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2015-09-23&utm_content=Students%20And%20Faculty%20Shine%20At%20SECU%20Symposium

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Thursday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

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AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Shannon Deer has accepted the position of Full-Time MBA Program Director at Mays Business School, effective Dec. 15. She will serve as the senior leader and administrator of Mays’ Full-Time MBA Program and the MBA Program Office. She has been the assistant department head and a senior lecturer in Mays’ Department of Accounting since 2007. She has been a leader in bringing energy industry-related courses to Mays, having founded the Certificate in Energy Accounting (CEA) and developed related courses for the program. In the classroom, Deer teaches Excel and math boot camps for the Executive MBA and Full-Time MBA programs. Additionally, she has spearheaded several innovative teaching methods in Mays, including implementing a flipped course model in her classes and providing many high-impact experiential learning opportunities for students, including the Halliburton Energy Case Competition.

MBA students from Mays competed over the weekend in the first annual PepsiCo MBA Invitational Business Case Competition, held last weekend at TCU. The competition, which is open only to first-year full-time MBA students, included three Class of 2017 students: Wesley Rondinelli, Alex Bardeguez, and Tien Le.

Mays faculty and students will be participating in the third annual SEC Symposium this week in Atlanta, GA. This year’s Symposium theme is Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Management professor Don Lewis will be accompanying a team to the symposium on Saturday. The symposium will be broadcast on the SEC Network on Monday, Sept. 28.

Houston’s Channel 11 KHOU hosted the Master of Science in Finance program for a visit to its station on Friday (Sept. 18). The visit included a behind-the-scenes tour of the newsroom and a viewing of the live 4 p.m. news broadcast.

The Trading, Risk & Investments Program (TRIP) is holding two informational sessions in Wehner 108 this week. Students can eat free pizza and learn more about the TRIP program. The sessions will be 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 24) and 6-7:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 25).

The Texas A&M Study Abroad Fair will be 10 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 23) at Rudder Exhibit Hall. It is a come-and-go event open to all majors.

The Center for Executive Development is offering the following training sessions this week:
Halliburton, Financial Leadership for Non-Financial Managers Program, Sept. 20-25; Halliburton, Business Leadership Development II Program, Sept. 21-25

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

Would you like an opportunity to reflect on your teaching and your students’ learning in the company of like-minded colleagues? Put Wakonse South 2016 on your calendar! Better yet, consider submitting a proposal for a Wakonse South conference session. Deadline: Oct. 19.
http://cte.tamu.edu/getattachment/Featured-Programs/Wakonse-South/Wakonse-South-2016-(1).pdf.aspx

COMING UP

Sept. 21: Resume reviews
Sept. 21: Monthly Meetup: Career Fair Prep for Freshmen Business Students
Sept. 21: Career Catch Up: Identifying Companies/Career Fair Success
Sept. 21: AT&T Information Session
Sept. 21: Dell, Inc. Information Session
Sept. 22: MSF Informational
Sept. 22: Devon Energy Corporation Information Session
Sept. 22: PepsiCo Information Session
Sept. 22: CMIS Speed Networking
Sept. 22: Fall Retailing Career Fair
Sept. 23: MSF Informational
Sept. 23: BASF Information Session
Sept. 23: ExxonMobil Information Session
Sept. 23: ConocoPhillips Information Session
Sept. 23: Texas Instruments (TI) Information Session
Sept. 23: TAMU Study Abroad Fair
Sept. 24: MSF Informational
Sept. 24: Schlumberger Information Session
Sept. 24: Weatherford Information Session
Sept. 24: General Electric Information Session
Sept. 24: ExxonMobil Information Session
Sept. 24: TRIP Informational
Sept. 25: TRIP Informational

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

Sept. 21: Clay Whitaker, Deloitte
Sept. 23: Joe Stallard, Sewell Automotive Companies
Sept. 25: MRE Speaker Series – John Zikos, Venture Commercial Real Estate

IN THE NEWS

James Gaines (REC), Professional Builder, Sept. 17, 2015, “Texas Market Not A Bubble Despite High Home Prices,”
http://www.probuilder.com/texas-market-not-bubble-despite-high-home-prices

James Gaines (REC), The Dallas Morning News, Sept. 10, 2015, “Steve Brown: Market slide no housing wrecker,”
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/columnists/steve-brown/20150910-steve-brown-market-slide-no-housing-wrecker.ece

Rami Cerone ‘95, The Eagle, Sept. 17, 2015, “Owner of Caffe Capri shares story of success as restaurant reaches 20th anniversary,”
http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/owner-of-caffe-capri-shares-story-of-success-as-restaurant/article_61c5095c-df54-5f26-ab91-27135569a1f3.html

EBV and Mays Business School, Our Tribune, Sept. 10, 2015, “Texas A&M First For Serving Veterans, According to New Poll,”
http://ourtribune.com/article.php?id=19021
Also at KBTX:
http://www.kbtx.com/news/tamu/headlines/Texas-AM-First-In-The-Nation-For-Serving-Veterans-According-To-New-Poll-326332371.html

MBA Program, The Times-Picayune, Sept. 14, 2015, “Forbes ranks LSU’s MBA program among top 30 for public universities,”
http://www.nola.com/news/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2015/09/lsu_mba_program_forbes.html

MBA Program, Business Because, Sept. 10, 2015, “MBA Rankings 2015: The 25 Best US Business Schools — Forbes,”
http://www.businessbecause.com/news/mba-rankings/3444/mba-rankings-25-best-american-schools

Mays Business School, San Antonio Express News, Sept. 12, 2015, “3 business schools named for S.A. Tycoons,”
http://www.expressnews.com/150years/education-health/article/Universities-name-three-business-schools-for-San-6501511.php

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Thursday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.

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MAYS WEEKLY – Sept. 14, 2015

AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

On Sept. 10, Mays Business School welcomed Texas A&M President Michael Young and Provost Karan Watson. An overview of Mays Business School was presented by Dean Eli Jones, followed by short introductions of two of Mays outreach centers: an overview of the Real Estate Center by Gary Maler, and an introduction by Richard Lester to students in Startup Aggieland as part of the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship. A reception with Mays faculty was held in the Cocanougher Center.

The Full-Time MBA Program was ranked in the top 10 among U.S. public programs at 9th and 24th overall in the 2015 Forbes “Best Business Schools” ranking. Since the last ranking in 2013, the MBA program has risen six places in the overall rankings and five places among U.S. public universities. The results reflect alumni return on investment, based on a comparison of alumni earnings in their first five years out of business school to their opportunity cost. http://mays.tamu.edu/news/2015/09/09/mays-mba-considered-a-good-investment-in-forbes-ranking/

Mays Business School’s undergraduate programs are ranked 19th public, 29th overall in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Business Programs” report released last week. Mays tied for 2nd top business school in the Southeastern Conference with the University of Florida. Mays’ peer assessment score – the measure the magazine uses to rank business schools – is at 3.6 (of a possible 5). U.S. News ranks undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business based solely on surveys of business-school deans and senior faculty. To learn more about the rankings and methodology, visit http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/business.

David Cordani ’88, president and CEO of Cigna Corporation, will speak from 12:40 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 18) in Wehner 113. Cordani graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and earned an MBA from the University of Hartford. He is on Modern Healthcare’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.” Cordani will share his perspective on improving health care, now and for the future. He will follow his presentation with a brief question-and-answer session with students and faculty.

Amazon has designated Mays Business School as one of its core schools for MBA recruitment, placing Mays among the select set of schools from which to recruit. On Sept. 9, Amazon leaders met about career opportunities with students, academic department heads and representatives from the Center for Retailing Studies and The Career Management Center.
Leonard Berry (MKTG) co-wrote an article on customer service featured in the October 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review, with Scott W. Davis and Jody Wilmet. The article, titled “When the Customer is Stressed,” cites Berry’s research on cancer care.
https://hbr.org/2015/10/when-the-customer-is-stressedd

Jim Gaines (REC) was named chief economist at the Real Estate Center. Mark Dotzour retired after 18 years at the center.

Sarah Rice (ACCT) was selected as one of the nine 2015-16 Montague-CTE (Center of Teaching Excellence) Scholars, tenure-track faculty members chosen for exhibiting excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning.
Wanda Curtsinger (INFO) recently received the Quality Matters (QM) certification for her online course at Mays, ISYS 209. QM, an internationally recognized, standards-based program, involves a rigorous peer-review process that assures continuous quality improvement in an online or hybrid course.
Don’t forget, all faculty and staff can add events to the Mays calendar. Adding events can now be done by all faculty and staff. To get to the events section click “Events” Add the title and the description of the event. The date field is required. However the time, location, and location detail can be left out if you wish. Click “Submit for Review” to have the marketing and communications team approve the event. Once the event is approved, it will appear on the front page of the Mays website and the front page of the associated unit.

The Center for Executive Development is offering the following training sessions this week:
Halliburton, Financial Leadership for Non-Financial Managers Program, Sept. 13-18; Halliburton, Business Leadership Development II Program, Sept. 14-18;
Halliburton, President’s Leadership Excellence Program, Sept. 14-18.

TEACHING TIPS

Each week, we’ll bring you tips about best teaching practices, sponsored by MALT (Mays Academy for Learning and Teaching).

What do students think about lectures? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBwiX8EwBGs

COMING UP

Sept. 14: Leveraging Your International Business Experience

Sept. 14: CIBS Informational

Sept. 15: Monthly Meetup: Career fair prep for freshmen and sophomores

Sept. 15: MSF Informational

Sept. 15: TRIP Informational

Sept. 15: CIBS Informational

Sept. 16: Networking 101

Sept. 16: Resume Reviews

Sept. 16: MSF Informational

Sept. 16: 3DS Application Deadline

Sept. 17: Career Fair prep workshop

Sept. 17: MSF Informational

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

Sept. 18: Executive Speaker Series – David Cordani ’88, Cigna President and CEO

Sept. 18: MRE Speaker Series – Eric Walker, Capital Retail Properties

IN THE NEWS

David Cordani ’88, Insite Brazos Valley, Sept. 8, 2015, “Improving HealthCare: a Talk by David Cordani ’88,”
http://www.insitebrazosvalley.com/featured-articles/2015/9/1/improving-healthcare-a-talk-by-david-cordani-88.html?utm_source=9+9+15&utm_campaign=Eblast+9%2F2&utm_medium=email

Detlef Hallermann (RTC), KBTX, Sept. 7, 2015, “Gas Prices are Dropping Leaving Some Uncertain About the Future,”
http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Gas-Prices–325536471.html

Mark Dotzour (REC), Keeping Current Matters online, Sept. 9, 2015, “Most Experts Agree: There is No Housing Bubble,”
http://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2015/09/09/most-experts-agree-there-is-no-housing-bubble/

GOT NEWS?

Send your latest honors, events, research and announcements to klevey@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions to any upcoming “Mays Weekly” are due by 5 p.m. Thursday for publication the following Monday. Please be sure to add events and speakers to the Maysnet events calendar so that they can be included in Weekly and elevator news.
All announcements/news for consideration to be shown on the video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be sent to webmaster@mays.tamu.edu. The graphics need to be at least 1280 x 768 pixels in size.

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