ENEWS | February 2, 2018


Reminder: One of the many ways to communicate with the Dean’s Office is through the Virtual Suggestion Box, which is checked on a weekly basis. Click here.


Office of Undergraduate Programs

  • The Feb. 2 Career Fair (and the pre-career fair supply chain recruiting event) were attended by more than 850 students and 110-plus companies. Sixteen of the recruiting companies at the career fair had “Inclusive Leader” banners across their tables, identifying them as participants in the college’s Inclusive Leader Breakfast held that morning, sponsored by new NC State partner, VF. About 100 recruiters and students took advantage of the opportunity to get to know each other over breakfast as they discussed a range of topics related to corporate culture in their organizations. Watch for a story coming later this week.
  • Julie Lawson, who received the Barbara Soloman Advising Award at last Friday’s Undergraduate Academic Awards Ceremony, talks about her perspective on academic advising in this Poole College story.
  • The Poole College Scholarship Committee in the Office of Undergraduate Programs is recruiting faculty to serve as reviewers for the 2018-2019 Poole scholarship cycle. The scholarship application process is rather competitive, so securing a solid breadth and depth of reviewers is very important in making certain that scholarships are awarded to the most deserving students. See a Jan. 25 email from Tamah Morant for details.

MAC Program

  • MAC students and firms met at the Summer Leadership Conference Fair and networking event held at Tally last week. Watch for a story this week.
  • March 15-16 – MAC Fellowship Candidate Interviews & Networking
  • March 16 – MAC New Student Advising & Welcome Reception – Class of 2019

MBA Program

  • See the Feb. 3 email message from Steve Allen regarding one-hour courses,
  • Sarah Danaher has joined the college’s MBA team, as office assistant. She comes to us from Duke University, where she was an application processor.
  • The MBA front desk changes: Ella Reese is now at Susan Ebbs’ previous desk; Susan is in Ashley Creech’s former office.
  • Feb. 6 | MBA Infosession, 6 p.m., RTP campus, 1 Park Drive, Suite 130
    Durham, NC 27709
  • Mar. 5 | Spring MBA Residency, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Mar. 7 | MBA Lunch & Learn, 12-1 p.m., RTP campus

Global Luxury Management

Registration and other details for the following events are here.

  • Feb. 7 | Information session, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Nelson 4210
  • Apr. 5 | Information session, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Nelson 4210
  • Apr. 19 | Information session, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Talley Student Union
  • Webinars: Feb. 22, Mar. 14 , May 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Business Sustainability Collaborative

  • This semester’s BSC students and companies seeking assistance connected last Friday at The Frontier in RTP.  Watch for a story coming soon.

Enterprise Risk Management Initiative

  • The ERM Initiative’s spring 2018 Advanced ERM workshop: Evaluating your Organization’s Approach, is scheduled for Feb. 22-23. Read here.

Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

  • Rob Handfield, in his blog, View from the Field, offers commentary – from a supply chain perspective – on the 2018 State of the Union address.

Department of Accounting

  • Accounting students will begin their 2018 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance schedule this coming Saturday. Their full schedule: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 10 and 24; March 17 and April 14. Read more.


Feb. 5 | Final Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs interview, 9:00-9:45 a.m.,  Nelson Hall 2405

Feb. 10 | Blockchain Training | one-day training, primarily for students participating in the Blockchain competition, but also for faculty, staff who are interested in learning more about this. The event is free but registration is required. Register here.

Feb. 10, 24; Mar. 17; Apr. 14 | Volunteer Income Tax Return Assistance (VITA) is again being provided by Poole College accounting students who have completed training for this service. Ernest Carraway, accounting lecturer, has scheduled the help sessions for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the dates noted above, in a Nelson Hall computer lab. Full details will be available later this week, online and via posters in stairwells and e-billboards.

Feb. 21 | The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools – A Discussion with Authors and Researchers, co-hosted by the College of Education, Poole College of Management and College of Humanities and Social Sciences, 5-5:30 p.m., reception; 5:30-6:45 p.m., lecture, Park Shops 210

Feb. 23, 2018, 2:00-3:30, Nelson 2405 | College Meeting; agenda link and associated files forthcoming

Mar. 12 | B the Change: Benefit Corporations as a Force for Good in the World, NC State’s Talley Student Union. Details

April 19 | 10th Annual Leadership & Innovation Showcase. Details.

Apr. 19-20 | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting. Details.

Apr. 26-27 | Spring 2018 ERM Roundtable Summit and Pre-Roundtable Workshop

May 10 | Jenkins Graduate Program Hooding Ceremony, Meymandi Concert Hall, downtown Raleigh, between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

May 12 | Poole College Commencement Ceremony following the University Commencement Ceremony, PNC Arena

Department of Economics

April 10| Jesse Tack, Topic: TBA (Kansas State University)

April 6 | Econometrics Workshop, Yonghong An (Texas A & M): TBA

Department of Business Management

Finance Workshops Series | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Nelson Boardroom

  • February 16, Tony Cookson (University of Colorado)
  • March 16, 2018, Pat Akey (University of Toronto)
  • March 23, 2018, Yasser Boualam (UNC-Chapel Hill)


  • Poole Pre-Career Fair Breakfast Discussion: Inclusive by Design. Read here.


  • Transloc, a startup with NC State, Duke and UNC ties, has been purchased by Ford Motor Co. The TransLoc Founder Josh Whiton is an NC State alumn who had taken several entrepreneurship courses, Lewis Sheats said, adding that Whiton has not been involved in the day-to-day operations of TransLoc in the last couple of years, but remained a shareholder and board member.  This Herald Sun story provides a local perspective; , and this Business Insider story provides perspective on Ford’s plans for the technology.


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Call for faculty volunteers: The Social Innovation Fellows program, supported by the NC State Institute for Non-Profits, is looking for a few of our faculty to share their wisdom in the areas of market research, business models/plans, supply chain/sourcing, marketing and brand development. The fellows are an extremely talented group of young innovators and problem solvers. Tamah Morant, associate dean for undergraduate programs, reports that Poole has seven students in this inaugural class of ~25 fellows. Interested? Contact Elizabeth Benefield directly for details.

February is Data Privacy Month at NC State. NC State Office of Informational Technology is hosting few workshops: Click here for registration and other details. Go.ncsu.edu/DPM2018

NC State Sustainability Fund awards grants for campus sustainability projects that impact students. Grant application period open through Feb. 16. Read here.

GREEN ZONE Training: Wednesday, Mar. 28, 3-5 p.m. Registeration via the university’s Reporter system. This program prepares faculty and advisors interested in being Green Zone Allies, individuals who provide a sympathetic ear for student veterans and are able to refer a student veteran to appropriate on-campus resources. See the Jan. 19, 2018, ENEWS for additional details.

Awards for Excellence Nominations Requested by 5 p.m. on Feb. 16.

Donna Barrette, computer consultant at Poole College, is again coordinating the college’s Awards for Excellence program nomination process. She reminds us that Poole college will select one EHRA and one SHRA staff member as college-level winners. Each will receive a handsome plaque of recognition, eight extra hours of paid leave, and a $250 check. Poole winners automatically become nominees at the university level. Refer to her Jan. 31 email message with details about the nomination process, and watch for a message soon with details of the college’s award luncheon.

Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professorship nomination deadline is Feb. 16. Click here for details about what a complete nomination must contain, or contact Steve Allen, associate dean for graduate programs and research.

The Office of Global Engagement will recognize faculty and staff who have made contributions to the university or the world in international research, scholarship, or service at the upcoming Global Engagement Exposition on April 24. Nominations for both the Jackson Rigney International Service Award and the Outstanding Global Engagement Award are due Feb. 22.

Recognition: University Service Awards

Thirteen members of Poole College’s staff – representing a combined 160 years of service to the University of North Carolina system – are among those recognized at recent university celebrations for their service. Those with five through 25 years of service were recognized at breakfasts last month; those with 25 years of service were recognized in November. Poole College honorees are:

Five Years:

  • Melusian Wright, academic advisor, Office of Undergraduate Programs
  • Troy Pinkins, program coordinator, Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

Ten Years:

  • Charles Canteen, director of online marketing & web systems
  • Christine Ferrell, director of communications and media relations
  • Jenny Champ, assistant director of admissions, Jenkins MBA program
  • Bonnie Yarboro, director of admissions, Office of Undergraduate Programs
  • Kathleen Ford, executive assistant, Department of Accounting
  • Sherley Teel, executive assistant, Department of Economics
  • E.C. Mabe, Jr., systems programmer/analyst, Poole College Computing Service

Fifteen Years: Dena Haugley, financial manager, Dean’s Office

Twenty Years:

  • Yolanda Sanders, human resource manager, Poole College
  • Lynn Rasmussen, Computer Consultant III, Poole College Computing Service

Twenty-five Years: Carla Brown, accountant, Poole College


Donations for the NC State FEED-the-PACK food pantry may be dropped off in the orange bins in the back of the 2150 Nelson (Undergraduate Programs’ suite). Items to Donate: Canned vegetables (except green beans & corn), canned fruit, pasta & grains, snacks, breakfast food items, and personal hygiene items.  Monetary donations may be made here.


Blockchain Training and Challenge (with cash prizes)

Oracle, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Sia Partners, Ally Bank and BB&T and the Carolina Fintech hub are looking for talent, for internships and jobs. Their approach: Hold a blockchain competition, along with a free one-day blockchain training workshop. Electronic billboards and slides sent with this week’s ENEWS to Poole faculty and staff include the NC State discount code for the blockchain workshop which will be held this Friday, Feb. 10, at Hunt Library Faculty are asked to bring this opportunity to their students’ attention. Registration and details are here. Contact Richard Warr for additional details.

April 19 | 10th Annual Leadership & Innovation Showcase.

See the Poole College calendar for additional events.