Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Entrepreneurship Resources


Jones College of Business is partnering with 12th and Broad on a venture provide resources and information for entrepreneurs. It will feature interviews with the new chairholder of the Wright Travel Chair of Entrepreneurship, Bill McDowell. [Tennessean article]

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jones College Annual Report


The Jones College Annual Report 2013-2014 is online now.

Millennial Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference

REGISTER NOW for the Jones College Conference "2020 Millennial Game Plan: Maximizing Millennial Entrepreneurship and Innovation" on Oct. 31 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro. Keynote speakers are Matt Thornhill and John Martin of GenerationsMatter and John Boyens of the Boyens Group. [register]

Jones College Partners with Dale Carnegie


Jones College is entering an exciting partnership with Dale Carnegie to provide training in "soft skills" to all Jones College majors so they will be even better prepared for the workforce! (read more)

Jean Wilson, an instructor and coordinator of career planning in the Department of Management and Marketing in the MTSU Jones College of Business, gives a two-minute presentation on job interviews as part of August training sessions given to College of Business faculty and staff at the Business and Aerospace Building. Those going through the training will become certified instructors for Dale Carnegie courses and will teach College of Business students the courses as part of their curriculum starting in spring 2015. (MTSU photos by Andy Heidt)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Value of Student Organizations

In today's Daily News Journal, marketing major Andrew George discusses his role as Student Government Association president. He notes "he was not heavily involved in university life when he was a freshman, but joining organizations turned around his entire student career."  http://www.dnj.com/story/news/education/2014/09/11/communication-top-priority-sga-president/15444491/

Monday, August 25, 2014

MTSU Foundation Honors Paula Thomas


Accounting professor Paula Thomas was honored Friday as the 13th recipient of the Career Achievement Award during MTSU’s Fall Faculty Meeting at Tucker Theatre. [article]

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Seminar July 24: How to Start a Business

The Small Business Development Center will offer a seminar on how to start a business July 24 at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce from 3 to 6 p.m. [read more]

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

International Fellow

Dr. Thomas Tang, Department of Management and Marketing, was named a Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology. He will receive his award at the closing ceremony of the quadrennial meeting of the International Congress of Applied Psychology in July in Paris, France. According to the Journal of Business Ethics, Tang is being honored for his work in economic psychology and is best known for his research on the meaning of money, love of money, and monetary intelligence. [read more]

Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter

The Jones College chapter of BGS has been recognized as an Exemplary Chapter for 2013-2014. Membership in the international business honor society is the highest honor for a business student at an AACSB-accredited school.

Computer Lab Facelift

This fall Jones College students will find the computer lab upgraded with an increased focus on student convenience and customer service in an open work-centered environment. [read more]

This May 2014 photo shows the existing Jones College computer lab. The lab, closed this summer for renovations, will reopen by fall semester.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Institute for Leadership Excellence

The recently completed Institute for Leadership Excellence included presentations by David Foote, institute director and associate dean of Jones College, and faculty members Earl Thomas and Deana Raffo of the Department of Management and Marketing. [Read more at http://mtsunews.com/institute-of-leadership-excellence-2014/.]

New Leadership Middle Tennessee Director

Patti James has been named the new executive director of Leadership Middle Tennessee. She will replace Susan Taylor, who is retiring. [Read more in the Tennessean.]

Monday, April 28, 2014

Hemby Named NBEA Collegiate Educator

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Virginia Hemby for recently winning 2014 NBEA Collegiate Educator in LA, CA! (At right is Robert Blair.)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Enactus Students Help Local Shelter

With funds from a Coca-Cola grant, the Jones College student group Enactus has supplied the Way of Hope Women’s Resource Center with a computer, software, printer, phone system, and retooling of its website. [article]

From L to R, Brad Blomgren, founder and executive director of the Way of Hope; 
MTSU student Eric Wedgworth; Kimberly Bean, director of the Women’s Resource 
Center and program director; and MTSU student Brittany Page. 

CIS Accelerated Degree Program

Computer Information Systems Chair Charles Apigian recently hosted an information session on the new CIS Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's program (ABM).

Nathan Neely was the first student to enroll
in the new CIS ABM.
CIS Chair Charles Apigian
explains the accelerated degree program.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Nonprofit and Social Innovation Student Summit

The Nonprofit and Social Innovation Student Summit was a great success. Hosts were Jones College and the College of Liberal Arts with Management and Marketing, Business Communication and Entrepreneurship, and Speech and Theatre (Organizational Communication) departments.
Meagan Flippin, CEO of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, spoke to MTSU students Friday, April 4, about nonprofit leadership during an opening session at the inaugural Nonprofit & Social Innovation Student Summit at MTSU. (MTSU photos by J. Intintoli)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

RutherfordCABLE Hosts Dean Urban

RutherfordCABLE will feature David J. Urban, dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, at its upcoming breakfast meeting Tuesday, from 7:30-9 a.m. at Stones River Country Club. [DNJ article]

Nonprofit & Social Innovation Student Summit

MTSU students looking to turn their passions into careers are invited to the Nonprofit & Social Innovation Student Summit scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Business and Aerospace Building. The summit is free for MTSU students, with 
the first 125 students to register receiving a complimentary lunch. Students may register at http://MTSUStudentSummit.eventzilla.net.

The event is being hosted by the Jones College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts in partnership with the departments of Management and Marketing, Business Communication and Entrepreneurship, and Speech and Theatre (Organizational Communication).

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BEST Career Fair a Success

About 150 students visited with 40 prospective employers at the Management and Marketing BEST Career Fair, many looking to hire for positions in management, marketing and sales in an improving economy. [more]

Roger Kovalchik and Andrea Morrow, to his left, of the Hershey Co. meet with MTSU students to answer questions about career possibilities during the BEST Career Fair Monday inside the Student Union. (MTSU photo by Darby Campbell)

New M.S. in Management

As the local job market improves and the region continues to attract good-paying jobs, Jones College hopes its new master’s degree in management will become increasingly attractive to those workforce professionals seeking a boost up the career ladder. [more]

From left, Dr. David Urban, dean of the Jones College of Business, Dan Morrell, director of the Master of Science in Management program, and Dr. Jill Austin, chair of the Management and Marketing Department, talk to graduate student Samantha Montagno during the recent kickoff reception for the M.S. in Management program held at the Business and Aerospace Building. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)