Friday, October 26, 2012

Sales Career Showcase

A networking event, “Sales Career Showcase – An Evening With the Professionals,” will be held on Tuesday, October 30, from 6:15  to 9 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Murfreesboro.  The event is funded by the Professional Sales Program/Sales Enrichment Fund at the MTSU Foundation.  Twelve companies (with 24 representatives) will be there along with representatives from the Rutherford Chamber of Commerce and the United Way.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:15 p.m., and company reps will give 2-3 minute presentations beginning at 6:30 p.m. on why the students should visit his/her table; this should be completed by about 7:15 p.m.  The Chamber and United Way reps will speak briefly on the value of getting involved in the community.  Following the brief introductions to the companies, the students will visit tables of interest for the “career fair” portion of the event.

The event is open to any undergraduate or graduate students who have an interest in a sales position. Students should be dressed appropriately and have resumes.

For more information, contact Katie Kemp.

Journey Home Benefit DInner Ticket Sales

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) members are selling tickets for a benefit dinner for the Journey Home's garden. The Journey Home is a Christian Outreach Center for the homeless and at-risk individuals and families in Rutherford County. The class goal is to sell 540 tickets at $7 per ticket; if they make that goal, Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial will match up to $2,500. The class should be able to turn over a check to the garden for over $6,000 to purchase some much needed equipment.

The event will be held on Friday, November 9, at Stones River Country Club. There will be two seatings: one from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and one from 6:30 to 8 pm. The spaghetti sauce, noodles, and Alfredo sauce are being provided by Demos. The ticket price also includes rolls or bread sticks, salad, dessert, coffee, tea, or water.  One hundred percent of the ticket price goes to the garden. Scott Foster, Executive Director of the Journey Home, will be giving a short presentation on the panhandling issue at both dinners as will Brad Blomgren from Way of Hope.

Students from Siegel High School's Key Club will also be working that time to help the SIFE students serve the patrons.

For more information, contact Jean Wilson.

Pre-Election Economic Policy Discussion

The Department of Economics and Finance and the Economics Club presented a panel discussion of the policies of the presidential candidates. Five economists--Bill Ford, Karen Mulligan, Todd Gable, Bram Gallagher, and Mike Hammock--participated. Prior to the Q&A session, Bill Ford presented a summary of the macroeconomic situation.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Weatherford Chair of Finance Golf Scramble

The Weatherford Chair of Finance Golf Scramble at Old Fort Golf Club on September 26 raised a record $44,500 to support the Financial Institution Management program, research, scholarships, and conferences.

Weatherford Golf Scramble at Old Fort Golf Club

Dr. Bill Ford and Mr. Jack O. Weatherford

Culture Fest 2012

Culture Fest 2012 is an opportunity to tour the world and never leave home! Exhibits from more than 40 countries, interactive activities, entertainment, informational booths, and food will delight the senses and expand your world view. Coordinated by Students in Free Enterprise, this MTSU student-created event is free and open to all ages.

Come celebrate the richness of our community’s diversity and have fun!
  • Thursday, November 15 
  • new MTSU Student Center ballroom
  • 6 to 9 p.m.

For more information, contact Jean Wilson:

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Accounting CPE Day Seminar 

The annual Accounting CPE Day Seminar will be Thursday, December 6. Presentation topics include accounting and financial reporting, auditing, taxation, and ethics. Participants can earn up to 8 hours of CPE credit.

Dean Burton to Keep a Role in College

Dean Jim Burton

"Jim Burton won't be through with his contributions at MTSU's College of Business for some time yet. Even though he announced plans to step down as dean after 13 years at the end of this academic year, he will be back on campus as dean emeritus. . . ."  [Read more at Daily News Journal.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Economics Lecture

The Department of Economics and Finance will host Douglas W. Allen on Friday, November 9, at 7 p.m. in the State Farm Room (BAS S102). Professor Allen will give a lecture titled “The Institutional Revolution: What Happened to Dueling, Aristocrats, Indentured Servants, and the Town Watch?” It will be about an hour long, with 15 minutes afterward for questions. Douglas Allen is Burnaby Mountain Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University

(For information, contact Michael Hammock,

Pre-Election Policy Discussion

The Economics Club and the Department of Economics and Finance will hold a “Pre-Election Policy Discussion” Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. in the State Farm Room (BAS S102). Professors Bill Ford, Karen Mulligan, Todd Gabel, Bram Gallagher, and Michael Hammock will answer questions about the economic policies proposed by the presidential candidates as well as other questions about economic policy raised by the audience. The discussion will be about one hour and 15 minutes long, but it might run longer if there is interest.

(For information, contact Michael Hammock,