Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Women's Real Estate Group Awards Scholarships

Three grateful MTSU students in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business recently received a financial boost to their educational aspirations from the Women in Commercial Real Estate Nashville chapter.
[http://www.mtsunews.com/wcre-scholarships-2015/]

The Women in Commercial Real Estate Nashville chapter visited the MTSU campus in October to award scholarships to three female students in the real estate program within the Jones College of Business. Pictured from left are Dr. David Urban, dean of the Jones College; Rhonda Thomas, president of WCRE Nashville; MTSU real estate students Marcela Arredondo of Franklin, Tenn., Keysha Honey of Murfreesboro and Jessica Vega of Franklin; Clarice McPherson, MTSU alumna and WRCE Legacy Award winner; and Dr. Philip Seagraves, assistant professor in the MTSU Department of Economics and Finance. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)
The Women in Commercial Real Estate Nashville chapter visited the MTSU campus in October to award scholarships to three female students in the real estate program within the Jones College of Business. Pictured from left are Dr. David Urban, dean of the Jones College; Rhonda Thomas, president of WCRE Nashville; MTSU real estate students Marcela Arredondo of Franklin, Tennessee, Keysha Honey of Murfreesboro and Jessica Vega of Franklin; Clarice McPherson, MTSU alumna and WRCE Legacy Award winner; and Dr. Philip Seagraves, assistant professor in the MTSU Department of Economics and Finance. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

Jones College Recognizes 4 with Business Awards

Jones College of Business recently honored four business people with awards in recognition of their contribution to business and industry. [more at ttp://www.mtsunews.com/?s=jones+college+business+awards]

Fall Faculty Award Winners

MTSU’s Jennings A. Jones College of Business recently honored top faculty members with its Fall Faculty Awards. [read more at http://www.mtsunews.com/?s=fall+faculty]

Jones College Alumni Honored at Homecoming

Col. Jeff Bonner
Col. Jeff Bonner
Distinguished Alumni Award
Col. Jeffery Bonner, Class of 1982, Bachelor’s in Business Administration 
Bonner’s career and service to both the military and the MTSU ROTC program are impressive. Attending MTSU on a full Army ROTC scholarship, he was the cadet commander and Distinguished Military Graduate as a senior, recipient of the Lt. George W. Burkheart Scholarship and received the prestigious George C. Marshall Award.
He earned numerous awards — including the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star — in a distinguished military career in active duty and reserve capacities. He finished his tenure rated as the best commander within each two-star commander’s span of responsibility. In 1998, he returned to MTSU as an assistant professor of military science, joining a core group of fellow alumni to rebuild the ROTC program. They succeeded in elevating the program to No. 1 in the nation.
Now a corporation owner, Bonner works with major hydrocarbon organizations to increase the effectiveness of their global corporate social responsibility programs in Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Syria and Kurdistan.
Richard Key
Richard Key
Service to the University
Richard Key, Class of 1962, Business 
Key has devoted himself to serving MTSU in various capacities through the years. After retiring from Aladdin Industries, he has continued to serve the university in multiple volunteer capacities. He has served as president of the MTSU Alumni Association and serves on the Past Presidents Council.
A member of the Golden Raiders Society, Key has been a Blue Raider Athletic Association member since 1984 and is a member of both the 1911 and Walnut Grove giving societies. He also has been a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business.
In 2014, Key established the Charlene Key and Jan Key Endowed Fund for Excellence, named after his late wife and their daughter, in the Jones College. His love and passion for MTSU is exemplified by his long MTSU career, his financial commitment to the future of the university and his continued involvement and input in university boards and organizations.

Business Competition a Learning Experience

MTSU’s second Strategic Management Case Competition saw 205 students participating for eight weeks for $1,800 in prize money and an eye-catching entry for their resumes. Only 35 students (nine class-champion teams) made it to the Dec. 5 final round, where Goodwill judged them on the quality of their research, recommendations, and presentations. [more at http://www.mtsunews.com/?s=goodwill]
MTSU students Lindsey Ryner, left, of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Lucas Tidwell of Nolensville, Tennessee, and Emily Benavides of Franklin, Tennessee, are the winners of MTSU’s second Strategic Management Case Competition recently held through the Jones College of Business. The trio developed a proposal for Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee to attract more millennials to its brand. (Photo courtesy of Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee)

Book: Economic Impact or Contribution

BERC director Murat Arik's book Economic Impact or Contribution: Essays on Business and Community Relations has been published by Lexington Books and is available at: http://goo.gl/jdcEF3

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

CIS Major Receives Hawkins Scholarship

Emily Young, a freshman from Whitwell, Tennessee, majoring in computer information systems, is the first recipient of the Hawkins Endowed Scholarship at Middle Tennessee State University. [Read more http://www.mtsunews.com/young-hawkins-scholarship/]

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Jones College Recognizes 4 with Business Awards

Jones College of Business recently honored four business people with awards in recognition of their contribution to business and industry. Read more at MTSU News here:
http://www.mtsunews.com/jones-college-awards-2015/

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Jones College Interviews and Tour

Learn all about Jones College initiatives and new graduate programs, and tour the new financial analysis center! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2sYhpaWA80

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Research: Tennessee's Chemical Exports

In 2014, chemical exports valued at $4.4 billion were shipped out of Tennessee. See Dr. Steven Livingston's research in Global Commerce. http://capone.mtsu.edu/berc/globalcommerce.html


Panel on Tennessee Immigrant Entrepreneurs

A panel discussion on the role of immigrant entrepreneurs in the middle Tennessee economy will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in BAS S277 as part of MTSU's Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration. [download PDF]


Captivate Any Audience in 30 Seconds

Learn how to captivate any audience in 30 seconds from internationally known presentation and pitch coach Nathan Gold on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 9:40 to 11:05 a.m. in BAS S102, the State Farm Room. This event is sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation as part of MTSU's Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration. [download PDF]


Ming Wang Global Entrepreneurship Keynote

Ming Wang will be the keynote speaker for MTSU's Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration. His presentation is on Monday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in BAS S102, the State Farm Room. A reception and book signing begin at 6 p.m. in the lobby. A Q&A session with students is from 4:30 to 5:30. [download PDF]

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Economist Kotlikoff to Give Nov. 5 MTSU Lecture on ‘Broke’ U.S.

A Boston University economist will give a free public lecture Thursday, Nov. 5, at MTSU that focuses on the realities of the nation’s severe debt load. Economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff will give a talk entitled, “What None of the Candidates Will Tell You … Our Country is Broke!” The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the State Farm Lecture Hall located in Room S102 of the Business and Aerospace Building. A searchable campus parking map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking2015-16. [Read more at mtsunews.com]

Conference Looks at How Generations Relate

Understanding how to navigate the differences among baby boomers, generation X and millennials within the workforce is key to success for any leader was the bottom line from the 21st Century Generations@Work conference. [read more at DNJ]

BERC: Goodwill Has $38M Impact in Rutherford

Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee annually generates wages and salaries of more than $14 million and business revenues of about $24 million in Rutherford County while placing hundreds of people into jobs, according to a report from the Business and Economic Research Center at MTSU. [Read more at DNJ]

Urban Sets Sights on 'Regional Dominance’

Since David Urban was named dean of MTSU’s Jones College of Business in 2013, he has started to transform the department to prepare for “national prominence as well as regional dominance,” he said. [Read more at DNJ]

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

BERC Study of Goodwill's Economic Impact

BERC's study shows Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee's total economic impact is nearly a half-billion dollars.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Register Today for Generations@Work Conference

The21st Century Generations@Work conference will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Embassy Suites Conference Center off Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro. Registration deadline. Cost is $30 per person.