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Top 3 things you need to know:
1.   Aggie 100 recognizes Aggie success
2.   Pick up your copy of @Mays today
3.   Save the date


Aggie 100 honors fastest-growing companies
The Texas A&M University Mays Business School McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship revealed the fastest growing Aggie-owned businesses from across Texas and around the world during the 14th Annual Aggie 100 Friday night in College Station. Members of the exclusive club, which include 10 local companies, were honored by hundreds of attendees at a private event held at the Hall of Champions at Kyle Field.

@Mays Fall 2018 issue out now
“The Business of Healthcare” @Mays magazine is out now. Pick up your copy in magazine racks around Wehner or read it online.

Help Swim help the children
Help Keith Swim (MGMT) provide gifts to at least 225 children in Child Protective Services of Brazos County this holiday season. Sign up for the Angel Tree in Wehner Lobby, donate through Venmo (@swimtoydrive), or donate a gift card (Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, Academy, or Best Buy), checks, or cash. Deliver all donations to Wehner 420, 401S, or 220 by Nov. 30. Gifts should be wrapped and have the child’s number visible on the outside of the package.

Faculty-staff events Dec. 6
Save the date of Dec. 6 for a faculty-staff breakfast at 8 a.m., faculty-staff recognition and awards ceremony at 9 a.m., and holiday social 6:30-9 p.m. Watch your emails for more details.

Aggie Adveristing Club sweeps Houston competition
Students from the Aggie Advertising Club led their teams to first-, second-, and third-place wins in the 2018 American Advertising Federation Houston Conference. Students were charged with creating a multi-media advertising campaign in six hours for a national client. Students also participated in resume reviews and panel discussions from industry professionals.

Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series: Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.
RSVP now to the Texas A&M School of Public Health Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Peter J. Hotez on Wednesday (Nov. 14) at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. A reception will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a presentation from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Parking will be available in Lot 43.

Orange and Maroon Legislative Day
Remind students that applications for Orange and Maroon Legislative Day (OMLD) are due TONIGHT before midnight. OMLD is a grassroots network of former and current student volunteers, university officials, and friends of Texas A&M University and The University of Texas that advocates for higher education and Tier I research universities. This event will be in Austin on Feb. 5.

International Education Week
Remind students to attend the Study Abroad 101 sessions hosted by Study Abroad Programs Office in Rudder 401 on Tuesday (Nov. 13) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday (Nov. 15) from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. There will also be a Study Abroad for All: LGBTQ+, Race, First Generation, and Disability event on Friday (Nov. 16) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Rudder 701. This event will be a panel-style informational session that will address diversity and identity abroad, recommended planning tips, and available campus resources.

Holiday schedule
Plan accordingly for faculty and staff holidays on Nov. 22-23 and Dec. 24-Jan. 1. Graduation is on Dec. 15.


–   Lorraine Eden (MGMT) was an invited speaker at the Multi-Disciplinary Academic Conference at the 2018 World Investment Forum in Geneva on Oct. 26, where she gave a keynote address and chaired a panel on the digital economy, global value chains, and sustainable development. She also spoke on a panel led by Jeffrey Owens, former head of the OECD’s Tax Policy Center, on tax (un)certainty, foreign direct investment, and sustainable development.

–   Ph.D. student Rakesh Mallipeddi’s (INFO) paper “A Framework for Analyzing Influencer marketing in Social Networks: Selection and Scheduling of Influencers” won third place in the 2018 IBM Best Student Paper Competition in Service Science held at the Annual INFORMS Conference on Nov 3-7.

–   Venky Shankar’s (MKTG) paper “How artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping retailing” has been selected for publication in Journal of Retailing.


Nov. 12-16: Halliburton Business Leadership Development II
Nov. 13: Entrepreneurship Hour with McFerrin
Nov. 13: Full-Time MBA Virtual Information Session
Nov. 14: Humana Health Care Analytics Case Competition: Finals
Nov. 15: Ray Garcia, PWC’s Assurance Operations Leader
Nov. 15: Mays 2018 Scholarship Banquet


McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship (MGMT), Texas A&M Today, Nov. 9, 2018, “14th annual Aggie 100 features 10 Bryan-College Station businesses.” Also in, The Eagle online, Houston Chronicle, and Houston Business Journal.

Michael Howard (MGMT), The New York Times, Nov. 7, 2018, “Bound to fail: Poor choices can ruin business partnerships” Also in AP Regional State Report, Tribune Online, Biz 1190, Times Herald Online, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Online, Canadian Manufacturing, Whk radio, Rocky Mount Telegram Online, Inc. Online, Mankato Free Press – Online,, CKWX-AM (News 1130) Online, Bay News 9 Online, Citrus County Chronicle Online,, The Daily Progress Online, St. Joseph News-Press Online, Gettysburg Times Online, WFTV-TV Online, Huron Daily Tribune Online, El Paso Inc. Online, The Daily Journal Online, Daily Times Online, KNTH-AM Online, Newser, The Hour Online, Longview News-Journal Online, Quincy Herald-Whig Online, Janesville Gazette Online, CJNI-FM (News Halifax 95,7) Online, Journal Review Online, Pueblo Chieftain Online, Virginian-Pilot Online, Att net, The Daily Astorian Online, Las Vegas Sun Online, The Leader Post Online, Aggie Sports, The Daily Inter Lake – Online, Morning Times – Online, Daily Freeman-Journal, The – Online, Ottumwa Courier Online, Houston Chronicle Online, Daily Sentinel Online, Daily Herald Online, Earthlink Inc, LNP Online/, 1310 News, Bristol Herald Courier Online, Daily Advance Online, MSN Money (US), Reading Eagle Online, Twin Cities Business Radio, CFFR-AM (News Calgary 660) Online, CJOK-FM (Country Fort McMurray 93,3) Online, The Gazette Online, Journal Times Online, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Online, South Florida Sun Sentinel Online, Manufacturing Business Technology, Daily Journal Online, Star Tribune Online, Southern Illinoisan Online,, Post-Star Online, Winston Salem Journal, Manufacturing.Net, CKGL-AM (570 News Kitchener) Online,, Daily News Online, Globe Gazette Online, Midland Daily News Online, The Argus-Press Online, The Vancouver Sun Online, Beaumont Enterprise Online, KTAR-AM Online, Laredo Morning Times Online, Daily Star Online, Clay Center Dispatch Online, Press of Atlantic City Online, WTOP-FM Online, Financial Post Magazine Online, The Kansas City Star Online,,, San Antonio Express-News Online, New Haven Register Online, CFTR-AM (680 News Toronto) Online, The Middletown Press Online, Sun News Online, The Miami Herald Online, WRAL-TV Online, Ottawa Citizen Online, The Advocate Online, News-Times Online, The Province Online, WJAX-TV Online, Yahoo Canada News, Yahoo UK – Yahoo News UK, Tampa Bay Times Online, FOX Business Network Online, SFGate, Daily Reflector, Telegraph (India) Online, Greenwich Time Online, The London Free Press Online, Associated Press News, Washington Times Online, New Zealand Herald Online,, ABC News Online, National Post online

Michael Howard (MGMT), The New York Times, Nov. 7, 2018, Thinking of partnering? Some tips for business owners” Also in AP Financial News, Brown County Democrat Online, Biz New Orleans Online, News & Advance Online, St. Joseph News-Press Online, Telegraph Herald Online, The Daily Journal Online, Longview News-Journal Online, Your West Valley, Quincy Herald-Whig Online, The Register-Herald Online, Virginian-Pilot Online, Marketbeat, Las Vegas Sun Online, The Leader Post Online, Ottumwa Courier Online, Daily Sentinel Online, LNP Online/, The Seattle Times Online, Bristol Herald Courier Online, Reading Eagle Online, Joplin Globe Online, Journal Times Online, Southern Illinoisan Online, Daily Journal Online, Star Tribune Online, The Wichita Eagle Online/, Winston-Salem Journal Online, Telegraph Online,, Daily News Online, Globe Gazette Online, Sentinel Online, Tampa Bay Times Online, The Argus-Press Online, Winona Daily News Online, White Lake Beacon – Online, Modesto Bee Online, KTAR-AM Online, The Olympian Online, The News Tribune Online, Sun Herald Online,  Plainview Daily Herald Online, Clay Center Dispatch Online, WTOP-FM Online, Financial Post Magazine Online, Idaho Statesman Online, The Kansas City Star Online, The Sacramento Bee Online,, New Haven Register Online, The Middletown Press Online, Sun News Online, The Register Guard Projects, The Miami Herald Online, Ottawa Citizen Online, SFGate,, Times Union Online, Yahoo UK – Yahoo News UK, FOX Business Network Online, The London Free Press Online, Associated Press News, Beaumont Enterprise Online, New Zealand Herald Online, San Antonio Express-News Online, Laredo Morning Times Online, Oklahoman Online, ABC News Online

Venky Shankar (MKTG), The Conversation, Nov. 9, 2018, “Singles Day shows China’s global retail power

Marco Rossi (FINC), Houston Chronicle, Nov. 4, 2018, “Texas’ fastest-growing charter network planning massive bond package

Jim Gaines (REC), California Political Review, Nov. 3, 2018, “Say it ain’t so: Is Texas turning into California?


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