Mays Weekly, Dec. 18, 2017

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Top 4 things you need to know:
1. Happy holidays
2. The road is almost open
3. The big chili
4. Mays bites the Big Apple


Happy holidays
We wish you all a wonderful holiday season! Mays Weekly will resume on Jan. 8. The exterior doors to the Wehner building will be open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 14 until Jan. 16, the first day of the spring semester. The doors will be locked during university holidays on Dec. 25 to Jan. 1 and on Jan 15.

The end is near
The end is in sight for the Adriance Lab Road and West Campus Pedestrian Improvement Project. The renovation is scheduled to be completed mid-January – possibly by Jan. 8. During this phase, the contractor will reset the drive aisle through Lot 98 to complete the project.

Savor the date
The Mays chili cook-off is 11:30-1 p.m. Jan. 12 in the Cocanougher Center. All proceeds will go toward benefiting MaysBuilds partnership with B/CS Habitat for Humanity. Use your winter break time wisely to perfect your recipe.

Mays loves NYC
Eight Mays students won $50,000 in retail scholarships via the Fashion Scholarship Fund at a national competition in New York City. Marketing junior Payton Cupstid received a $15,000 award for a perfect paper, and seven students netted $5,000 each. Cupstid and fellow junior Emily Atkinson are eligible to compete in the next level next year. Executive Professor Cheryl Bridges (MKTG) guided the students through a semester of preparation. The recognition program will be in New York City on Jan. 9. Mays competed against 60 universities, including top business, retail and fashion design programs such as Harvard University, Cornell, and FIT.

Faculty accomplishments:
– Venky Shankar’s (MKTG) article titled “Second Mover Advantage: A primer on how late-entering companies can compete with pioneers,” (2013, co-authored with Greg Carpenter) is among the Top 3 most popular articles on Kellogg Insights, a digital and physical publication that reaches tens of thousands of managers and alumni of Northwestern University.
– Ph.D. student Eunho Park’s (MKTG) article “Social Dollars in Online Communities: The Effect of Product, User, and Network Characteristics” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Marketing.
– Palgrave has contracted with Hari Sridhar (MKTG) and Rob Palmatier (MKTG) for a new book on data analytics based on first principles, to be published in 2019. The book – Data Analytics: Based on First Principles – will be an introduction to data analytics for graduate students (MS, MBA, MSBA).


Dec. 22: University closes at noon
Jan. 2: University re-opens
Jan. 4: Virtual Information Session – Full-Time MBA
Jan. 8: CED – Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
Jan. 9: Virtual Information Session – Executive MBA and Professional MBA
Jan. 15: University holiday
Jan. 16: Spring semester begins


Michael Shaub (ACCT), The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 12, 2017, Government clean house at audit regulator.

Rogelio Oliva (INFO), Forbes, Dec, 16, 2017, “Too few retail workers on the floor, too few retail sales and profits on P&L statement.” Also in Retail Dive.

Kelli Hollinger (MKTG), The Conversation, Dec. 15, 2017, In-store shopping still matters this holiday season.

Amanda Vigil (STUDENT), KAGS, Dec. 13, 2017, TAMU student on a mission to spread joy to kids in the hospital. Also in Texas A&M Today.

Detlef Hallermann, KBTX, Dec. 14, 2017, “A&M expert says Burleson County pipeline burst shouldn’t have happened.”

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