Good day. In today’s edition, a McFerrin newsletter and Retailing Summit this week.


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Stay up to date with McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship

If you are someone who wants to stay informed about entrepreneurship at Texas A&M, the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship has a newsletter for you. Faculty and staff may find it helpful as a resource for workshops and events that they can use as assignments or attend themselves. Join the mailing list here.

It’s go time! Center for Retailing Studies Retail Summit this week!

Hosted by the Center for Retailing Studies, the 2020 Virtual Retailing Summit provides two days of digitally engaging, industry-focused, content on the depth of transformational change in retail and the impact of digital technology on the customer experience.

All faculty and staff at Mays have the opportunity to participate in this virtual event for a special rate of $200. Register here and enter the code RS20mays at check-out.

Please note, this code is for faculty and staff of Mays only.
*When registering, please use your TAMU email address.

This year’s conference features keynote addresses from:
Jack Boyle | Global Co-President, Direct to Consumer | Fanatics
Jag Bath | CEO & President, Favor | Chief Digital Officer, H-E-B
Janey Whiteside | EVP and Chief Customer Officer | Walmart
Gary Magenta | Senior VP and Chief Change Architect | Root, Inc.
Additional content:
Live Q/A sessions with speakers
Virtual networking opportunities with companies, students, and attendees

For more information, visit

NEXT WEEK! Women’s Leadership Initiative Conference

Registration for the 2020 Women’s Leadership Initiative Conference is now open! Leverage the knowledge of our #aMAYSing leadership faculty, the power of the Aggie Network, and women’s business community and join the many women with a vision for an inclusive future. This virtual conference will take place on Friday, October 16, 2020, from 8:30 am-Noon. Texas A&M University Faculty, Staff and Current Students may register free of charge for this event. Register here



COVID-19 Resources

Texas A&M Employee Return to Campus: The Multi-Phase plan for the return to campus
Texas A&M official COVID-19 site: The most up-to-date information from the university level

Mays Keep Teaching: A resource for faculty to learn how to shift courses online
COVID-19 information for employees: For employment-related information concerning COVID-19
Zoom backgrounds: Made for Mays faculty, staff, and students



Difficult Dialogues with the Mays Diversity and Inclusion Director
On September 28, MasterCast welcomed Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Mays, Nancy Hutchins. Nancy talked about sparking difficult dialogues, helping first-generation students, goats, and swing-sets.


Venkatesh Shankar (MKTG), Midland Reporter-Telegram, Men’s Wearhouse unveils ‘Next Gen’ store incorporating digital shopping experience