Sept. 26, 2016


Mays is hosting Bruce D. Broussard, CEO of Humana, on Thursday (Sept. 29) as part of Dean Jones’ Leadership Series. Broussard will speak from 11:10 to 11:50 a.m. in Wehner 113 (Ray Auditorium). The event is free and open to the public, and all in the Mays community are invited to attend and to encourage their students to attend.

All faculty and staff who did not attend Town Hall 3A are encouraged to attend Town Hall 3B, which will be 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday (Sept. 28) in the Cocanougher Center. The purpose is to activate the Mays vision and mission. Those who attended Town Hall 3A can record their feedback at or monitor feedback at

A photographer will be in the second-floor faculty/staff lounge to take headshots of faculty and staff 9-11 a.m. next Monday (Oct. 3).

V. Kumar, Regents’ Professor and the Richard and Susan Lenny Distinguished Chair Professor of Marketing at Georgia State University, will collaborate with faculty researchers at Mays. He was named a Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study (TIAS) Faculty Fellow. Kumar was the Mays Dean’s Distinguished Scholar in May.

Free flu vaccines will be offered to all faculty, staff and their eligible dependents from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 28) in Koldus 110, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 29) at a drive-through clinic at Fan Field on the West Campus. No appointment is needed. Vaccines for $24 will also be provided by Student Health Services for faculty and staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5-6 in the Wehner First Floor Lobby. To speed the process, fill out the forms in advance.

David Weekley of David Weekley Homes will receive the 2016 McLane Leadership in Business Award from the Mosbacher Institute at the Bush School of Government and Public Service on Oct. 5. RSVPs are required.

Associate Professor of Accounting Korok Ray co-wrote an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal titled “Bigger loans for STEM students.”

Assistant Professor of Marketing Chiraag Mittal’s study “Silver spoons and platinum plans: how childhood environment affects adult healthcare decisions,” was featured in the Advance Access Highlightsby Journal of Consumer Research.

A study coauthored by Professor of Management Murray Barrick, “Initial impressions: What they are, what they are not, and how they influence structured interview outcomes,” was featured in Harvard Business Review and New York Magazine.

To facilitate collection of recyclable materials, only put plastics and cans in the small blue recycling bins around the building. Paper can be placed in the recycling bins in each office suite’s copy room.

Venky Shankar (MKTG) and Ravi Sen (INFO) served on the organizing committee of the Big Data conference on the Texas A&M campus Sept. 22-23.

The Texas A&M Office for Diversity is hosting Enhancing Diversity Seminar Series speaker Joan C. Williams this week. Williams, who is Distinguished Law Professor and founding director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings, will speak on “Interrupting Gender and Racial Bias in Academia: Concrete, Low-Risk Steps,” from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday (Sept. 30) in MSC 2400. Learn more or register.


Welcome new Mays employees Lessa Crawford, administrative coordinator in the MBA Programs office, and Brent Jankowiak, business coordinator in the Department of Accounting.


Sept. 26: JPMorgan Chase
Sept. 27: Professional Program Town Hall
Sept. 27: Interviewpalooza
Sept. 27: MS-Marketing panel: “The Best Advice I Ever Got”
Sept. 28: TAMU Study Abroad Fair
Sept. 28: Mays Town Hall
Sept. 28: Career Chat afternoon break
Sept. 29: Student Retailing Association Social

See all upcoming events at


Sept. 26: Peggy Zapalac and Larry Keller, Texas A&M Risk and Compliance (ACCT 408)
Sept. 27: Jeff Borgan, Paladon Americas; Rachel Logn, Sanchez Energy Corp.; Tasha Proske, Anadarko Petroleum; Todd Storch, Formstack (MS Marketing panel)
Sept. 28: Chris Briggs, Buxton (CRS Executive Professor Speaker Series)
Sept. 29: Kim Austin, Graduate Career Management Center
Sept. 29: Bruce D. Broussard, 2016 Dean’s Leadership Speaker
Sept. 30: METLife


Venky Shankar (MKTG),, Aug. 22, 2016, “Mobile matters,”

Chirrag Mittal, Journal of Consumer Research, Sept. 20, 2016, “Silver spoons and platinum plans: how childhood environment affects adult healthcare decisions,”

Murray Barrick (MGMT), Harvard Business Review, Sept. 14, 2016, “Should you chat informally before an interview?”
Also at:

Cindy Zapata (MGMT), Business News Daily, Sept. 18, 2016, “Build relationships with employees to defeat biased perceptions,”

Henry Musoma (BUSP), KBTX online, Sept. 19, 2016, “Shelter the Homeless International Projects – Love needs no translation,”—-393957741.html

MS-MHRM, Yahoo! Finance, Sept. 20, 2016, “College Choice releases its 2016 ranking for the best masters in human resources degree programs,”
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