Inside Business Buzz – August 2014
Message from the Dean
As we start a new academic year, I find myself thinking about A Day for Southern (ADFS). ADFS is a tradition, more than four decades old. On this one day last year, more that $2 million was given to the University by the faculty, staff, and members of the Statesboro and Bulloch County community. This year, the ADFS on-campus campaign will begin August 21 and will culminate on September 9 with the community campaign.
But it is on my mind now because it is essential to our future. As a College of Business and a University, we compete at the highest level. We compete for the best students and faculty. We compete to provide world-class facilities and a cutting edge education. And, we compete for the resources required to succeed.
So, when I think about our students, our faculty, and the start of a new year, I also think about those who have supported us, in Statesboro and beyond. We appreciate your partnership and your investment. And we ask, once again, that you join us in our journey towards national prominence.
The annual campaign, A Day for Southern, will take place the second Tuesday of September, September 9. Since 1998, the campaign has raised more than one million dollars per year. During A Day for Southern, local businesses, individuals, and Georgia Southern faculty and staff provide financial support for University programs not covered by state funding. Gifts of all amounts are welcome and help with the educational needs of our students. To designate your gift to the College of Business, please click here to view the list of College of Business Administration funds.
During the annual Academy of Management conference in Philadelphia, PA, earlier this month, Steve Charlier, assistant professor of management, was honored with the Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE) Outstanding Reviewer Award.
Geoff Dick from the IS Department was sponsored by IBM and the Global Institute for IT Management to attend a conference on organizational design over the summer. Held in an IBM executive training facility in the Palisades in NY, the conference focused on Big Data and Analytics, including the role they can be expected to play in organizations and how organizations should prepare themselves to manage data as an asset.
Eagle QuaRC will host the Qualitative Research Symposium on Friday, September 12 from 12:00-5:00pm in the Professional Development Center, 3rd floor of CEIT Building. This year’s topic is “Approaches to Qualitative Research.” Lunch will be provided by the College of Business with a keynote address by Dr. Lori Amy. To learn about qualittative research happening on-campus, attend these research presentations and Q&A roundtables. For more information and to register, go to goo.gl/H3YHRH on or before September 9.
Save the Date
Eagle Executive Exchange, September 18 at Georgia Southern University Golf Course
Welcome Lunch for new BBA students, September 24
Family Weekend Tailgate, September 25; App State vs Georgia Southern
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