Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Survey of Graduating Students

The Career Development Center is collecting data. MTSU undergraduate and graduate students who are graduating in May 2013 are encouraged to complete the survey regardless of your employment status. [Take survey.]

Friday, April 12, 2013

Former Economics Prof to Receive Congressional Gold Medal 

"Dr. Muhammad Yunus, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, will be presented with the Congressional Gold Medal at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, April 17, at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol rotunda. From 1969 to 1972, Yunus was an assistant professor of economics at MTSU, where he taught both macroeconomics and microeconomics." [Read more....]

Marketing and Management Boulevard Trivia

How much do you know about management and marketing careers? Management and Marketing students and faculty are invited to play Boulevard Trivia on Tuesday, April 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Boulevard restaurant, 2154 Middle Tennessee Blvd. There will be lots of prizes, deals on food, and fun.

Raiders' Closet Dress for Success Fashion Show

The Raiders' Closet Dress for Success 2013 Spring Fashion Show will be May 1 in the State Farm Room, Business Aerospace Building Room S102, from 7 to 9 p.m.  The event is sponsored by Belk, Men's Wearhouse, and Jos. A. Bank.

About Raiders' Closet 

Do you have business clothing you can no longer wear that is taking up closet space? MTSU students often lack the appropriate professional attire needed to create the best impression in an interview or internship setting. Many students simply cannot afford the cost of a business suit. You can donate your gently used, professionally dry-cleaned men’s and women’s business attire (suits, shirts, slacks,  blouses, ties, skirts, jackets, and scarves) to MTSU students in need.

Students who receive your clothing donations will be able to participate in interviews, internships, job fairs, and formal presentations because they will have the necessary professional business attire.

Donated items must be dry cleaned and on hangers. Men’s shirts must be folded for shelf storage. All clothing donations must be professional business attire.

Note: Raiders’ Closet reserves the right to refuse to receive/accept clothing donations that are not professional business attire.

To make a clothing donation, please contact:
  • Jaye Kiblinger, Raiders’ Closet Coordinator:  (615) 898-2902
  • Dr. Virginia Hemby: (615) 898-2369
Drop off:
BCEN Department
Jones College of Business
BAS N429
Note: Raiders’ Closet now has a Foundation account  for tax‐deductible monetary donations.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Arik to Present Macroeconomic U.S. Outlook

Business and Economic Research Center Associate Director Murat Arik will give a macroeconomic U.S. outlook presentation at the C2ER (Council for Community and Economic Research) conference in Nashville on May 22. [conference registration information]

MTSU Enactus Team Named Regional Champions

Congratulations to MTSU's Enactus team members, named Regional Champions in Atlanta competition April 2. They will compete in May at the national competition in Kansas City.

Students on the Enactus team are: Eric Brinson, Jijin Deng, Ashley Garth, Sarah Hamilton, Rajan Khurana, Brittany Page, Raquel Pulecio, Jessica Scott, Wykeesha Sims, and Eric Wedgworth.

Laura Buckner and Jean Wilson (Management and Marketing) are faculty sponsors. 

Enactus was formerly named SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise). The name change highlights its longstanding commitment to using entrepreneurial actual as a catalyst for progress. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

New American Marketing Association Chapter

A chapter of the American Marketing Association will launch at MTSU this fall. Information sessions about the benefits of joining AMA will be in BAS S273 at these times:

  • Thursday, April 4, 2:30 p.m.; 
  • Monday, April 8, 5 p.m.; 
  • Wednesday, April 17, 11 a.m.; 
  • Tuesday, April 23, 5 p.m. 

Senate Joint Resolution Honors Dean Burton

Dean Jim Burton receives a framed copy of Senate Joint Resolution 139, sponsored by State Senator Jim Tracy and State Representative Joe Carr, in the Senate Chambers of the Tennessee State Capitol on April 2. The resolution honors and commends Dr. Burton "for his contributions to Middle Tennessee State University,  as dean of the Jennings A Jones College of Business." [complete text]

Pictured from left to right are State Senator Bill Ketron; Dr. Burton's wife, Nancy; Dr. Burton; Senator Tracy; and Dr. Burton's granddaughter, Reese Wrather, grandson Gavin Wrather; daughter, Robin Wrather; and son-in-law, Jason Wrather. Speaker of the Senate and Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey is on the dais.