Friday, August 31, 2012

Accounting Meet the Firms

The Department of Accounting Meet the Firms networking event is scheduled for Thursday, September 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Tennessee Room of James Union Building (JUB) on the MTSU campus.

Golf Tournament: Chair of Finance

The 24th Annual Jack O. Weatherford Invitational Scramble Golf Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

If you or your company are interested in playing or would like to sponsor a hole, please register here:
Please mail registration and checks to:
Weatherford Chair of Finance
P.O. Box 27, MTSU
Murfreesboro, TN  37132       
Attn:  Diane Cothern
The Weatherford Chair of Finance has conducted an annual golf tournament, in the fall of the year, since 1989. The tournament raises funds to support the Financial Institution Management program, research, scholarships, and conferences. This year the tournament will be held at the Old Fort Golf Club and usually draws 144 players who are leaders of Middle Tennessee's banks, thrift institutions and their clients. 

For information, contact Diane Cothern:

Small Giants

Doug Tatum, Wright Travel Chair of Entrepreneurship, presented at the Small Giants International Summit in San Francisco in June. [Read more about the Small Giants Community.]

Networking Event: Digging Deeper

Seniors are invited to network with more than 35 employers on Tuesday, September 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. in James Union Building (JUB) on MTSU campus. Dress is business casual.

Discuss careers in multiple industries. Employer attendees have backgrounds in human resources, retail, sales, banking, financial services, business services, insurance, non-profit, consulting, entrepreneurial, communication and restaurant management.

For  more information, contact
[Department of Management and Marketing]

Thursday, August 9, 2012

In Remembrance: Rebecca Ransom Jones

Mrs. Ellen Rebecca Ransom Jones, wife of Jennings A. Jones, for whom our college is named, passed away on Thursday, August 9, at the age of 99 years and 1 day.  Mrs. Jones was predeceased by her husband.

Mr. and Mrs. Jones, and the philanthropic foundation which they established, were extraordinary benefactors to the college, the university, and the community at large. They were very involved in educational philanthropy at all levels, pre-K through college, and provided the start-up funding for many noteworthy endeavors in the community.

Mrs. Jones was an avid and well-known horticulturist with a special affinity for roses.  She was also quite dedicated to animals and was especially supportive of the Jesse C. Beesley Foundation.

The faculty and staff of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU are deeply saddened at  the passing of a dear friend and benefactor, Mrs. Rebecca Jones. 

Tennessee Housing Market 2nd Quarter 2012 

On balance, the Tennessee housing market showed very modest improvement in the second quarter, following a stronger first quarter. Housing construction continued to grow, rebounding mildly from very low levels, but real estate transactions and mortgage activity fell. Home sales rose in Nashville but not in Memphis or Knoxville. Mortgage delinquency rates fell again, continuing a long trend of improvement. . . . [newsletter]

Monday, August 6, 2012

Economic Outlook Conference 

The annual MTSU Economic Outlook Conference is scheduled for Friday, September 21, at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro

Speakers will include:
  • Greg Gonzales, Commissioner of Financial Institutions, State of Tennessee
  • David Penn, director of MTSU's Business and Economic Research Center, on the midstate outlook
  • Donald Ratajczak, Regents Professor of Economics Emeritus at Georgia State University, with a national forecast

Motlow State/MTSU Partner for New Center 

"'A Celebration of Education' was held at Middle Tennessee Education Center Thursday afternoon, introducing the Bedford County community to the center and the expanded curriculum available to local students." [Times-Gazette article]

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Agents Recognized in MTSU Insurance Hall of Fame

Three insurance professionals soon will be recognized for their stellar insurance careers with induction into the Robert E. Musto Tennessee Insurance Hall of Fame at MTSU. [Daily News Journal article]