Mays Weekly, May 21, 2018

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Top 3 things to know:
1. Summer schedule
2. Reimagining Wehner
3. Traffic detours

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mays Weekly is on summer schedule
Mays Weekly will become “Mays Biweekly” for the remainder of the summer, coming out every two weeks until mid-August. You can still find Mays news on Facebook and Twitter.

Reimaging Wehner
Progress continues on the expansion of the Wehner Building. The Reimagine Wehner Task Force will meet 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday (May 22) at the Cocanougher Center in Wehner. The focus of the workshop will be on initiating the programming for the building, which includes identifying the programmatic goals for the project. Building on the big ideas generated during the last Task Force Meeting, the group will use the “Problem Seeking” methodology, focusing on balancing four primary considerations – Function, Form, Economy, and Time. The program will be developed in concert with the work Advent will be doing to map the experiences in the building – telling the Mays story through the building architecture and recognition displays.

Traffic on FM 60 being rerouted
Beginning Monday (May 21), the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will close both ramps on the north side of FM 60 at FM 2818:
· FM 2818 Southbound Exit Ramp to FM 60
· FM 2818 Northbound Entrance Ramp from FM 60
·Map of closures http://transport.tamu.edu/About/img/constr/2018/05-ddi-rampsclosed.jpg. The work is part of the construction of the new DDI (diverging diamond interchange), which is expected to be complete in the spring of 2019.  For more information, contact Bobby.Colwell@txdot.gov or (979) 778-9764.

Leonard Berry in The Conversation
Leonard Berry’s article, “How lessons from childhood cancer could improve adult cancer care,” was published in The Conversation. The online “magazine” is designed for academics to be able to reach the lay public with their research. It has a subscriber base of 67,000, but its main purpose is for mainstream media to republish the articles. Berry’s previous article reached more than 40,000 readers. Any faculty members who want to contribute to The Conversation should contact Kelli Reynolds.

Competing for safe driving
Don’t forget about the Texas A&M Wellness partnership with Safe 2 Save from May 29 thorugh June 22. The free mobile app that encourages safe, distraction-free driving to reward you for following the law and staying safe this summer! To increase participation, departments will be competing against each other for a popcorn machine to include supplies. Download the Safe 2 Save app. Use event code: “TAMUWellness” when prompted to get 500 free points!  If you already use this app and want to get these free points, you can contact Carling with Safe2Save at carling@safe2save.org. Mays members can tap the trophy icon in the bottom right-hand corner of your app, click “Join a Competition,” and enter your department code which is WELLCYNTHIA.

Nominate undergraduate professors
Poets & Quants for Undergrads is seeking 150-word nominations for the best undergraduate business professors. The deadline is June 1 for nominations from students, faculty (including self nominations), and administrators. The 40 finalists will be published in an upcoming issue of the magazine, which is increasingly becoming a source for undergraduate and graduate students to learn about universities.

Bill Peel in the news
William “Bill” Peel was mentioned in the May/June 2018 issue of BizEd magazine, which is published by AACSB International. If you have an issue, look for him on page 66.

#MaysMemories
As we continue to celebrate our 50-year anniversary, we are collecting memories of Mays Business School. Send your stories to memories@mays.tamu.edu or share them on Mays social media accounts and tag #maysmemories.

COMING UP

May 21:  Halliburton Business Leadership Development Program (London)
May 22:  Reimagining Wehner committee meeting
May 25:  Aggie 100 nominations close

WELCOME
Say “Howdy” and “Welcome back!” to Coral Gabaldon, who started May 17 as an administrative associate in the Dean’s Office.

IN THE NEWS
Nate Sharp (ACCT), Forbes, May 17, 2018, “Why are analysts almost always wrong about Apple?

Venky Shankar (MKTG), Wallethub, May 17, 2018, “What is a good starter credit card?

GOT NEWS?
Send your latest honors, events, research, and announcements to kreynolds@mays.tamu.edu. Submissions 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 Mays Weekly and elevator news. If you have news to share on Mays social media channels, email details to socialmedia@mays.tamu.edu.

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