ENEWS | February 9, 2017


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.

College Meetings & Events

Feb. 17 & 24 | Office of Undergraduate Programs’ Make a Date sessions for admitted students

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 | College meeting for faculty and EHRA staff,  2 – 3:30 pm, 2405 Nelson. [Meeting materials for this meeting will be distributed by 5 pm Wednesday, February 21.]

Feb. 26 | Sisterhood Dinner: Speaking Truth through our Stories, an NC State Council on the Status of Women program. Poole College has several tables reserved for this annual dinner, with a supply of tickets. Faculty and staff interested in attending the dinner may contact Christine Ferrell. Those interested in inviting students may contact Tamah Morant for student tickets. Programming for this event has been expanded this year. See the full schedule and options for purchasing additional ticket once the college’s tables are full. See details here.

Mar. 1 | Celebrating and Discussing Privately Held Businesses in the Triangle, a panel discussion presented in partnership with The Wake Forest University Center for Private Business, 4-6 p.m., State View Hotel. This is a public event. Details here.

Apr. 4 | College meeting for faculty and EHRA staff, 2-3:30 p.m., 2405 Nelson [Updated]

Apr. 4 | Spring Fling, 4:30-6 p.m. for all Poole College faculty and staff, Park Alumni Center

Apr. 5 | Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony, 6 p.m. For details, contact Brian Peters or Alissa Dodds, undergraduate program advisors

Apr. 11 | SHRA staff lunch meeting, 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m., Board Room [Updated]

April 19 – 10 | Annual Leadership & Innovation Showcase, judging, 2:30-4 p.m.; public event, 4-6:00 p.m., Reynolds Coliseum, 2411 Dunn Ave, Raleigh NC

May 10 | Jenkins Graduate Program Hooding Ceremony, Meymandi Concert Hall, downtown Raleigh, between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

May 11 | Chancellor’s Reception, honoring graduates, friends and family, 4-5:00 p.m.

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

Blockchain Training & Competition | An opportunity to learn about the rapidly evolving blockchain technology brought about 70 students – and a few professors – to a day-long workshop at Hunt Library on Saturday, Feb. 10. The event, presented by the Carolina Fintech Hub, was designed to prepare students for CFH’s Generation Blockchain Challenge. Poole faculty attending were Richard Warr, professor of finance; Sarah Khan, teaching assistant professor, IT; Patrice Nealon, marketing lecturer; Srini Krishnamurthy, associate professor of finance; Donald Pagach, professor of accounting; and Andrew Schmidt, associate professor of accounting. Watch for a story in Poole College News this week.

Departments | Department of Accounting

  • Accounting students continue their 2018 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance schedule: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 24; March 17 and April 14. Read more.

Departments | 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)

Departments | Department of Economics

  • April 10| Jesse Tack, Topic: TBA (Kansas State University)
  • April 6 | Econometrics Workshop, Yonghong An (Texas A & M): TBA

Programs | Office of Undergraduate Programs

  • 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. Reviews will take place between February 16 and March 1. See a Jan. 25 email from Tamah Morant for details.
  • Feb. 18 | Conquering the Internship/Job Search Challenge, 1-5:00 p.m., Talley Student Union. Details.

Programs | MAC Program

  • March 15-16 – MAC Fellowship Candidate Interviews & Networking
  • March 16 – MAC New Student Advising & Welcome Reception – Class of 2019

 Programs | MBA Program

  • 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

Programs | Global Luxury Management

  • 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.

Centers & Initiatives | Enterprise Risk Management

Centers & Initiatives | Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

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

Recent Headlines

  • Jenkins MBA Ranked Among Best ROI Programs Read here.
  • Alumnus Values Flexibility, Time Management Skills from Jenkins MBA Program Read here.
  • Poole College Announces Dean’s List Recipients Read here.
  • Julia Lawson Receives Barbara Soloman Advising Award Read here.
  • Changing Trends in Modern MBA Programs Read here.

Poole College In the News

  • Stocks Hate Inflation – Here’s Why, a commentary on the blog, The Conversation.
  • Three Years After Tragedy, Our Three Winners’ Legacy Lives On. Read here.
  • Opinion: This Contrarian Trade Lets You Scoop Up Stocks on the Cheap (Includes remarks by Richard Warr, professor of finance and Business Management Department Head. Read here.
  • NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic Cited in ‘State of the Region’ Update Read here.

Campus Events & Notes

NC State is now an official passport facility open to faculty, staff and students. Details here.

Deadlines for campus grants and awards

  • NC State Sustainability Fund awards grants for campus sustainability projects that impact students. Grant application period is open through Feb. 16. Read here.
  • Donna Barrett, 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. Nominations are due 5 p.m., Feb. 16
  • Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professorship nominations are due Feb. 16. Click here for details.
  • 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. Details here.
  • NC State Green Brick Awards recognizes those who have made campus or the community a better, more sustainable place. Nominations are being accepted through March 16 in the following categories: student, staff member, faculty member, department or student organization, and innovation/impact. Learn more and nominate at go.ncsu.edu/thegreenbrick

Feb. 22 | Should Oprah run for president? That question is at the heart of this year’s Impact of Religion Lecture, “Oprah 2020: The Problem of Celebrity and Politics in America.” The speaker, Kathryn Lofton, is professor of religious studies, American studies and history at Yale University, where she is also chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Deputy Dean for Diversity and Faculty Development. All are welcome,  4:30 p.m. 434 Daniels Hall.

Feb. 22 | There is a Xenophobe Among Us: Diversity and Inclusivity on College Campuses, 5-6:30 p.m., Witherspoon Student Center Washington Sanofka Room

The Social Innovation Fellows program, supported by the NC State Institute for Non-Profits, is looking for a few Poole faculty members to share their wisdom through one-hour mini-labs in February, during the lunch hour or immediately after work. Topics needing instructors are: market research, business models/plans, supply chain/sourcing, marketing, brand development. Poole College has seven students in this inaugural class of about 25 fellows.

Four Poole faculty members and one alumnus serve on their Brain Trust: Tamah Morant, Raj Narayan, Jeff Pollack and Jessica Thomas. Read more about this program about here. Interested?  Contact Elizabeth Benefield, program manager, for details. Also, Applications for next year’s fellows program will be available in early April.

Parking Update: If you’re in the habit of backing into parking spots – or pulling through adjacent spots – you may want to start breaking that habit when parking on campus, unless you have matching license plates on both the front and back of your vehicle. Why? Because effective July, 1, NC State Transportation is switching to License Plate Recognition (LPR), an advanced parking technology that uses virtual permits instead of paper permits or plastic hangtags. Read about this new system – including when/how to purchase your virtual parking permits.

The Graduate School at NC State has launched Accelerate to Industry (A2i)™ Program, a new initiative to increase awareness among postdoctoral researchers and graduate students about the growing range of industry career opportunities. Participants also will learn about the business and professional skills sought by today’s hiring executives. Read more here.

For graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff: The NC State Graduate School is again hosting its competition, Envisioning Research. Read about this annual contest.