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Holiday next Monday
Mays Weekly will be distributed on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Spring 2019 is here – welcome back!
Remind your students no food or drink are allowed in Wehner classrooms at any time. No tobacco products are allowed in the building, including electronic cigarettes. Water is permissible in clear containers, except in the computer classrooms. “Campus Carry” is still in effect. The media office will continue to accept room reservation requests via mediaoffice@mays.tamu.edu. Service organizations may not request a room more than 60 days out. The room request form is still active on Maysnet, but there are some who cannot access that website.

Abu Zeya name Halliburton VP of Investor Relations
MBA graduate Abu Zeya ’02 was named VP of Investor Relations for Halliburton. He most recently oversaw all the finances for the Eastern Hemisphere out of Dubai.

MPACT Speaker Series: Chris Field
The next MPACT Speaker Series session on Thursday (Jan. 17) will feature Mays lecturer and author Chris Field. He will present “Disrupting for Good”: Using Passion and Persistence to Create Lasting Change,” which is the title of his book. Doors open at 6:30 and the workshop starts at 7, with networking opportunities afterward. Admission is free but RSVP is required.

StoryCorps exhibit spotlights Mays leaders 
An opening reception for “StoryCorps at Texas A&M” – an oral history exhibit that gathers Aggie stories to capture and preserve the spirit of Texas A&M University for future generations – will be 4-6 p.m. on Jan. 22 in the Stark Galleries. The project includes compelling stories from current and former students, faculty, and staff reflecting on their unique Aggie experiences – including Henry Musoma (formerly of CIBS) and Marty Loudder (ACCT). The exhibit will be open through Jan. 31. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

You’re invited to judge
The McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship requests your participation in the 2018 Raymond Ideas Challenge on Feb. 10. Faculty and staff are invited to help judge the Top 40 Finalist participants. This is opportunity will offer the change to meet and network with some of the most innovative and entrepreneurial students on campus. RSVP by Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. to attend.  Details on judging will be provided the morning of the competition.
Schedule of events:
– 2:30 p.m.: Registration & Refreshments
– 2:45 p.m.: Judging Orientation & Video Viewing
– 3:15 p.m.: Judging of Written Entries
– 3:45 p.m.: Room Orientation
– 4 p.m.: Student Presentations
– 6:45-8 p.m.: Awards Reception

FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS
Andres F. Jola-Sanchez (MIS) received a T3: Texas A&M Triads for Transformation grant for his project Dynamic Evacuation Planning Considering Traffic Congestion.

WELCOME
Say “howdy!” to Nancy Hutchins, clinical assistant professor in Business Undergraduate Special Programs and director of diversity and inclusion.

COMING UP

Jan. 14: First Day of Spring 2019 Classes
Jan. 16: Houston Information Session – Executive MBA
Jan. 16: Houston Information Session – Professional MBA
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Student, Faculty, and Staff Holiday

IN THE NEWS

Shrihari Sridhar (MKTG), American Marketing Association, Jan. 14, 2019, “Social media strategists: Here is the science behind scheduling content

Jim Gaines (REC), Dallas News, Jan. 11, 2019, “Average time to sell a D-FW home is now the longest in years

Jim Gaines (REC), Dallas Business Journal, Jan. 7, 2019, “How much do you need to own a home in DFW’s priciest neighborhoods?

GOT NEWS?

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