ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Blackstone Launchpad’s workshop, How to Effectively Use Social Media, begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Oct. 16) in Wehner 161. It will focus on what you need to know before launching a social media campaign, how to use social media for events, and how to approach best practices.

The sold-out Women’s Leadership Initiative Conference will be Friday at the Bethancourt Ballroom in the Memorial Student Center. This dynamic one-day leadership conference will focus on critical issues pertaining to women’s leadership development – particularly the under-representation of women in executive leadership positions.

Sign-ups for the gingerbread house building contest are continuing in the dean’s office, Wehner 440. Up to 30 teams of students, faculty, and staff will compete by decorating a gingerbread house using the kit provided. A $10 entry fee will be charged, which will go toward the team’s fund-raising total. The proceeds will benefit MaysBuilds, a partnership with B/CS Habitat for Humanity.

The deadline for Mays staff, faculty, and students to apply for an Inclusion, Diversity, and Accountability Grant from Mays is 5 p.m. Oct. 30. The grants are for initiatives that promote increased diversity and/or that support the Mays strategic goal of promoting the development of inclusive mindsets.

The Professional Selling Initiative is hosting a Texas A&M Sales Competition Friday and Saturday (Oct. 20-21). It is open to all current Texas A&M undergraduate students in good standing. The winners will be awarded $500 to $2,000.

Diwali, an Indian celebration, will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 19). The event for MBA students will expose them to the festival of lights celebrated in India.

Texas A&M’s Division of Information Technology’s “Keep Tradition Secure” game, created as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, continues through Friday (Oct. 20). Prizes will be awarded for participation.

A blog by Shannon Deer (MBA) is featured on the Business and Management Ink blog of Sage Publications. It is titled, “Balancing Profit and People: Corporate Social  Responsibility in Business Education.”

COMING UP

Oct. 16: Mays Transformational Leader Speaker: Cathy Helmbrecht
Oct. 16: How to Effectively Use Social Media
Oct. 16: Fall 2017 Mid-Semester Grades Due
Oct. 17: BBA-MGMT Career Mixer
Oct. 17: Student Retailing Association Meeting
Oct. 17: MS Business Information Session
Oct. 17: I-Corps National Cohort Opening
Oct. 18: Career Chat Afternoon Break with TI
Oct. 18: Sarah Masek, KPMG Advisory
Oct. 18: Texas Capital Bank Tabling
Oct. 19: Jim Lewis – GG Enterprises/Village Food
Oct. 19: Executive Certificate in Business Essentials – Session One
Oct. 19: Diwali
Oct. 20: Women’s Leadership Initiative Conference
Oct. 20: Texas A&M Employee Wellness Fair
Oct. 20: Collegiate Sales Competition
Oct. 20: Humana Healthcare Analytics Case Competition: Virtual Workshop
Oct. 20: MRE Speaker Series – Bank of the Ozarks

IN THE NEWS

Matthew Ege (ACCT), AccountingWEB, Oct. 5, 2017, Study: Sarbanes-Oxley Act Serves as an Early Warning System for Fraud.

Real Estate Center, San Antonio Express-News Online, Oct. 5, 2017, History, real estate and politics: Texas universities are stepping into podcasts. Also in Houston Chronicle Online.

James Gaines (ACCT), Mortgage Professional America, Oct. 6, 2017, Condo sales are surging in this market. Also in Houston Agent Magazine Online, Dallas Business Journal, Connect CRE, San Antonio Express-News Online, Houston ChronicleOnline, Houston News Info, and Dallas News.

Humana, Wireless News, Oct. 7, 2017, Humana, Texas A&M University Introduce Inaugural Care Analytics Case Competition for MS/MBA Students. Also in Manufacturing Close-Up and Professional Services Close-Up.

Henry Musoma (CIBS), KBTX-TV – Online, Oct. 9, 2017, SHIP holding fundraiser to help students in El Salvador.

Leonard Berry  (MKTG), Harvard Business Review, Oct. 9, 2017, “Making time to really listen to your patients.”

James Gaines (REC), The Dallas Morning News, Oct. 12, 2017, “Hurricane Harvey evacuees are making Dallas home; here’s what Katrina taught us.”

Leonard Berry (MKTG), Becker’s Hospital Review, Oct. 11, 2017, “The most crucial aspect of patient interactions physicians often miss.”

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