Mays Weekly, Oct. 8, 2018

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Top 3 things you need to know:
1. SEC Pitch Competition TONIGHT
2. Mays student featured in university annual address
3. Retailing Summit registration closes Tuesday (Oct. 9)


SEC Student Pitch Competition
RSVP by noon for the SEC Student Pitch Competition TONIGHT at the All American Club North at Kyle Field. Hosted by the SEC and McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship, the competition will bring together the champion student entrepreneurship teams from each SEC university to compete for the title of SEC Student Pitch Champion. This event is free. Finalist presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a reception at 7:15 p.m. Read more.

Mays Ph.D. student introduces President Young at annual address
Jennifer Glenn (ACCT), a fourth-year doctoral student and former Senior Tax Associate with PwC’s Tax Group, introduced President Young and shared her inspiring story at the State of the University address on Oct. 4. After recovering from surgery due to a brain tumor discovered during her second year at Mays, Glenn passed her comprehensive exam and began working on her dissertation. Read moreabout Glenn’s story and watch or read the full address online.

LAST CALL – Retailing Summit
Register now for the Retailing Summit 2018 in Dallas on Thursday and Friday (Oct. 11-12). Registration closes on Tuesday (Oct. 9).  Mays employees qualify for a discounted rate of $395 by registering under “General Attendee” and using the discount code tamuRS18mays. Check out the full agenda.

New monitors in the Wehner lobby
Enjoy our latest addition to technology. The new screens require a new size for the graphics: They must be exactly 1920 x 1080 pixels. Remember, all announcements/news for video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a request form at by the Friday before the week you want it to run.

Mays MBA in 35 best
Mays is #31 in the 35 best MBA programs in the U.S. in BusinessInsider India.

Beat the flu with free vaccine clinics
Free flu vaccines will be available for Texas A&M System employees starting Oct. 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Health Professions Education Building. There will also be Drive-thru shots available on Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Fan Field parking lot off of Research Parkway. For more dates and locations, check out the full schedule. Remember to bring the required forms, your picture ID card, and your insurance card.

Hurricane Harvey Service Trip
Sign up now for the Hurricane Harvey Service Trip on Oct. 27 sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Volunteers will leave from Wehner at 7 a.m. to serve in the Beaumont/Vidor area until they return at 7 p.m. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to volunteer. Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Mays student creates 360° video in NYC
During the NYC Mays Market Tour hosted by the Center for Retailing Studies, students were able to tour the iconic flagship stores on Fifth Avenue, buying offices, and fashion studios. Check out this 360° video a Mays student created.

Giving back to the faculty
Former students and friends are giving back to their former professors with gifts in their honor.


–   Kris Muir has been promoted to Academic Director of the MS Business program. He was previously the Interim Academic Director of the MS Business program. He has served Mays Business School in various roles since 2014.

–   Lorraine Eden (MGMT) was the keynote speaker at the 8th annual Transfer Pricing Forum of the Mexican National Federation of Economists in Mexico City on Sept. 27. Eden spoke on the unintended consequences of transfer pricing regulations, specifically Advance Pricing Agreements and the European state aid investigations of multinationals including. While in Mexico City, she met with officials in the Mexican Transfer Pricing Commission and SAT (Servicio de Administracion Tributaria) and was interviewed by IDC Magazine.


Oct. 8: SEC Student Pitch Competition
Oct. 9: Executive MBA Virtual Information Session
Oct. 9: Professional MBA Virtual Information Session
Oct. 9: Entrepreneurship Hour with McFerrin
Oct. 9: Full-Time MBA Virtual Information Session
Oct. 10: BBA-MGMT Lunch & Learn – Don’t let your brand bite you
Oct. 11-12: Retailing Summit 2018
Oct. 12: Department of Accounting Research Seminar Series
Oct. 12: MRE Speaker Series


Venky Shankar (MKTG), Houston Chronicle, Oct. 2, 2018, “Amazon minimum wage hike could be advantage in tight labor market

Stephanie Burns (McFerrin), Oct. 2, 2018, SEC Pitch Competition

James Gaines (REC), Fort Worth Star-Telegram Online, Oct. 3, 2018, “Why Betsy Price isn’t surprised Fort Worth is one of the fastest-growing big cities

James Gaines (REC), DSNews, Oct. 1, 2018, “The Impact of Population Growth

Henry Musoma (CIBS), Maroon Weekly, Oct. 3, 2018, “Pa Nsaka with Kasonde!

James Gaines (REC),, Oct. 5, 2018, “Homebuyer interest is cooling off Realtors’ top economist says


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All announcements/news for video monitors throughout the Wehner building should be submitted through a request form at by the Friday before the week it should run. The graphics must be exactly 1920 x 1080 pixels in size.