November2011 by yantingting


                                 The official e-newsletter of the College of Business

   The mission of the UNT
  College of Business is to      College Opens BLB in “Grand” Fashion
prepare tomorrow’s business      Story credit: Leslie Wimmer, UNT News Service
 leaders in an intellectually
                                      The University of North Texas and the UNT      interdisciplinary research.
  stimulating and collegial
                                  College of Business officially opened the new           “The Grand Opening marked a new
 community through high-
                                  Business                                                                  beginning for the College
 quality teaching, research,
                                  Leadership                                                                of Business,” said
         and service.
                                  Building on                                                               College of Business
                                  September 22                                                              Dean Finley Graves. “It
                                  with more than                                                            celebrated the opening of
     NOVEMBER 2011                350 people in                                                             a building on par with any
                                  attendance.                                                               business building in the
                                      Some of the                                                           country, but it also
                                  180,000-square-                                                           symbolized the path UNT
                                  foot building’s                                                           and the College have
    IN THIS ISSUE:                features include                                                          taken toward becoming a
                                  a securities                                                              national research
(click on a story below)          trading room                                                              university, including
                                  with a dozen Bloomberg kiosks and a scrolling      instruction that incorporates cutting-edge
                                  stock ticker, an executive board room, 24          technology and research that impacts the
Accounting and Financial
Reporting Update Conference       classrooms, a café, computer labs, a rooftop       business world internationally.”
                                  garden, study and tutor rooms and an entire             The building is expected to receive gold-
CoB Golf Classic Raises           floor dedicated to faculty offices and meeting     level Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Money for Scholarships            spaces. In a departure from academic tradition,    Design certification from the U.S. Green
                                  faculty offices will not be organized by           Building Council, which means the building’s
Jeb Bush Featured Speaker
                                  department, a design feature encouraging                               click more to read on page 4
at 2011 Leadership Luncheon

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CoB Tidbits
                                 UNT Logistics and Supply Chain Mangement Program
                                 Receives Top 25 Ranking
ITDS Student Places Third in
Microsoft Imagine Cup
                                     The UNT Logistics and Supply Chain             Logistics Education and Research.
Did You Know?                    Management program was                                          “College recruiters use the
Center for Logistics Education   ranked 23rd in North America,                              rankings to identify the very top
and Research                     according to research                                      programs to recruit the best talent
                                 published on October 6 by                                  available,” he said. “As the quality of
CoB in the News                  Gartner, Inc.                                              our students and programs move to the
                                     This marks the first time                              next plateau, UNT will further move up
CoB on the Scene
                                 UNT has been ranked in                                     in the rankings resulting in even more
                                 Gartner’s top 25 programs.                                 recruiters, companies, and students
                                     “Program rankings,                                     being attracted to our campus.”
                                 including Gartner, can have a                                   In the study, Gartner assesses
                                 positive and long-term effect                              North American university supply chain
                                 on the UNT supply chain programs,” said Dr.        programs and provides insights on the ones
                                 Terry Pohlen, Director of the Center for                              click more to read on page 5
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2011 AAFRU                  Accounting and Financial Reporting Update
 Featured                   Conference Set for November 10
 Speakers                       The Professional Development Institute
                            and Dallas CPA Society
                                                                                      Program attendees are eligible for up to
                                                                                                   eight hours of CPE, while
                            have teamed up with the                                                covering topics of current
James J. Leisenring         College of Business to                                                 relevance to board members,
Former Board Member,
                            host the annual                                                       financial executives,
Paul Munter                 Accounting and Financial                                               accountants, owners/
Partner, KPMG               Reporting Update                                                       managers of business
Jay Hanson                  Conference on November                                                 organizations, CPAs,
Board Member, PCAOB         10 at the Hilton Anatole in                                           financial analysts, attorneys
Jeff Matthews
Vice President,
                            Dallas.                                                                and others interested in
Charles River Associates        The conference                                                     staying abreast of important
Robert Dye                  provides an unparalleled opportunity for               accounting and financial reporting
Chief Economist, Comerica   meaningful interaction between business,               developments.
                            financial and accounting professionals, policy            To learn more and register, visit http://
Linda Stiff
Managing Director, PwC      makers and the private sector.               
Matt Nielsen
Partner, Andrews Kurth
C.H. Moore
Audit Committee Chairman    Golf Tournament Raises More than $18,000 for Student
Laura Wright
CFO, Southwest Airlines
                                  The College of Business held its second                 There were a total of fourteen tournament
    2011                     annual Golf Classic on October 3 at Old                  sponsors and sixteen raffle donors. Donated
                             American Golf Club in an effort to raise                 items included two round trip tickets on
 Golf Classic                scholarship money for business students.                 American Airlines, a weekend stay at the
  Sponsors                        The event,                                                                         Hilton, an
                             which is                                                                                autographed Tony
                             coordinated by                                                                          Romo jersey and
Jacobs                       the CoB                                                                                 a gift card to III
Ennead Architects            Dean’s                                                                                  Forks restaurant.
                             Advisory Board,                                                                                This year
BIRDIE SPONSORS              raised $18,300                                                                          also marked a new
Rhys J. Best                 to go directly                                                                          location for the
Duxiana                      into the                                                                                tournament. Old
Starplex Cinema              General                                                                                 American Golf
Texas Capital Bank           Scholarship                                                                             Club is known not
                             Fund for the        College of Business Golf Classic Winners: (from left to right) Tom
                                                                                                                     only for its
PAR SPONSORS                 college.                                                                               beautiful scenic
                                                 Collard, Phillip Brown, Bruce Smith, Michael Cole
UNT Department of
 Accounting                       Steve                                                                             views, but for its
TTI, Inc.                    Holmes, chair                                                                          challenging course.
Crane Worldwide              of the golf committee, said this fundraiser                  The winning team, representing Duxiana,
Morgan Stanley Smith         allows the advisory board to utilize their               won an automatic entry and free
 Barney                      personal and professional networks to help               accommodations to the Acura College Alumni
US Health                    support the College.                                     Team Championship held at Pinehurst Resort
Trinity Highway Products          “Each of us are committed to the success in North Carolina on October 27-30. Winning
Perimeter Logistics
                             of the College of Business,” Holmes said.                team members were Phillip Brown, Michael
SHIRT SPONSOR               “Everyone involved in the tournament stepped Cole, Tom Collard, and Bruce Smith.
Whitley Penn LLP, CPA’s      up to the plate to ensure we achieved our
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Jeb Bush Scheduled to Speak at Leadership Luncheon                                                      CoB
Story credit: Leslie Wimmer, UNT News Service
     Former                                     and programs offered through the Murphy
Governor of                                     Center for Entrepreneurship. Each year at the   Dr. Michael Meeks is the
                                                                                                new Associate Director
Florida, Jeb Bush,                              luncheon student scholarships are awarded,
                                                                                                of the Murphy Center for
will be the keynote                             donors are recognized and winners of the
                                                                                                Entrepreneurship. Prior
speaker at the                                  Center’s New Venture Creation Contest are       to coming to UNT, he was
2011 BDO, USA                                   announced.                                      Assistant Professor of
LLP Leadership                                      Also, each year a recipient is awarded      Management and Founding
Luncheon.                                       the Murphy Award, honoring lifetime             Director of the San
                                                                                                Francisco State University
     The                                        achievement in entrepreneurship. Past
                                                                                                Family Business Center.
Leadership                                      Murphy Award winners include Trammell
Luncheon will last                              Crow, Ebby Halliday, Herb Kelleher and Sam      Dr. Danielle Cooper,
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on November 18,    Wyly.                                           professor of management,
at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.                    The Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship      serves on the Journal of
     “We are thrilled to have Jeb Bush as our   opened its doors in 2000 with a $1 million      Organizational Behavior
                                                                                                Editorial Review Board.
keynote speaker this year, since he is not      donation from Ken and the late Shirley
only a great political leader but also an       Murphy, founders and owners of The Mail
                                                                                                The Student Chapter of
advocate for education and                      Box. The center encourages                      the Society for Human
entrepreneurship,” said Tony Mendes,            entrepreneurship by providing students with     Resource Management
director of the Murphy Center for               counseling, mentoring and training              (SHRM) was awarded the
Entrepreneurship.                               opportunities that help them turn ideas into    2010-2011 Superior Merit
                                                                                                Award from the National
     The Leadership Luncheon has been an        viable business entities.
                                                                                                Society for Human Resource
annual event for the Murphy Center for              Registration and sponsorship
                                                                                                Management. This award
Entrepreneurship since 2002. Past speakers      opportunities are still available through       recognizes student chapter
include H. Ross Perot, George Foreman and       November 11. For more information, call         achievements and a
Nolan Ryan.                                     940.565.2848 or email MurphyCenter@unt.         commitment to providing
     Proceeds from the Leadership Luncheon      edu.                                            meaningful programs and
                                                                                                services to its members.
are used for scholarships, student awards
                                                                                                Dr. Victor Prybutok,
                                                                                                Regents Professor of
                                                                                                ITDS, and Xiaoni Zhang
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         CoB                     ITDS Student Places Third in Microsoft Imagine Cup
        Tidbits                       The Microsoft Imagine Cup is an               Round 2, Angel submitted an essay-based
                                 international competition in                                 case study that tested her ability to
Dr. Wes Randall, professor
of logistics, was recognized
                                 which students write software                                reason through and describe an
for having the best article in   and develop plans to “solve the                              architecture and method of
2010 in the Transportation       world toughest problems.” UNT                                implementation of a Microsoft
Journal. Dr. Randall was         ITDS student Angel Fox                                       networking environment.
Recognized at the Supply         placed third out of nine in the                                      She was invited by Microsoft
Chain Management
                                 U.S. and 25th out of 112 in the                              to attend the TechEd conference in
Educator Conference on
October 2.
                                 world in the IT Challenge                                    Atlanta, GA to talk about the
                                 category.                                                    Imagine Cup and blog for the event
The Spencer Foundation                In Round 1 of the                                       (
awarded the Risk                 competition Angel was                                                Four other students,
Management and                   required to pass a 60 minute                                 Christopher Blackmon,
Insurance program a Risk
                                 online quiz about various Microsoft products       Johnathan Bolt, Angela Fox, and Christina
Manager in Residence for
the second year in a row.
                                 (e.g., Windows 2008 R2, Hyper-V                    Isabel Gray also competed. Faculty mentors
                                 Virtualization, etc.). Students, who               were Dr. Chang Koh, Dr. Sherry Ryan and Dr.
Dr. Mary Jones, chair of         successfully passed Round 1, advanced to           Charles Blankston.
the ITDS department, has         compete in Round 2 of the IT Challenge. In
been selected as a UNT
Leadership Fellow for
the 2011-2012 academic
year. Leadership Fellows
are selected among UNT
                                 Business Leadership Building Grand Opening
department chairs, interim       continued from page 1
chairs, and other faculty
members who show interest        design and construction met strict                 provides to stop and chat with students, an
in and demonstrate potential     environmental standards.                           opportunity our old building did not offer,”
in administration.                    UNT President V. Lane Rawlins said            Graves said. “The students’ new sense of
                                 the new Business Leadership Building is part       community and connection to the college is
The Risk Management and
                                 of a wave of new university facilities             amazing.”
Insurance program has
received $60,000 in student      symbolizing that UNT’s dedication to                    The building will use cloud computing as
scholarships from industry       providing students the best education has          its main computing platform, which allows all
partners as of Fall 2011.        never been stronger.                                                   students and faculty to
They have also received               “Everything we do                                                 access College of
$10,000 to be used for
                                 at UNT is in support of                                                Business software and
student activities.
                                 our students, so when                                                  applications from
The College of Business          we build, it’s not just to                                             anywhere in the world, at
raised $844.20 for the           make room for more                                                     any time, without having to
State Employee Charitable        students on a booming                                                  be in a computer lab in the
Campaign. Cheryl                 campus. We’ve created                                                  building. Each classroom
McQueen, Senior Assistant
                                 a state-of-the-art                                                     features two video
to the Dean, led several
                                 environment to inspire                                                 projection screens,
fundraisers including raffles,
a bake sale and a costume        students and help them become the next             document cameras, fast internet connections
contest.                         generation of business leaders and                 for using live video with HD video cameras
                                 entrepreneurs,” Rawlins said.                      and fast wireless internet access. Meeting
CoB alumni:                           Seeing students enjoy the building’s          rooms have video conference capabilities,
We want to hear from you!
                                 collaborative spaces has been especially           document cameras, projection screens,
Share your good news with
                                 rewarding, Graves said.                            wireless microphones and telephones.
Email:                                “Walking through the atrium, the primary           Construction on the $70 million building       gathering space in the building, is a particular   began in 2009. It is designed to
                                 treat for me because of the opportunity it         accommodate more than 7,500 students.
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Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program Ranked                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Did You
continued from page 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Know?
doing the best job developing students into                                                                                                          want graduates who can make an immediate
supply chain professionals.                                                                                                                          impact. Many graduates tend to be “book-                                                                                                                                                    The Center for Logistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Education and Research
     Institutions were ranked according to                                                                                                           smart,” but are deficient in skills necessary to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (CLER) is one of four
three criterion: 1) industry value (highly                                                                                                           do the job.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 centers housed in the
recruited schools); 2) program scope                                                                                                                     In order to address this gap, every                                                                                                                                                     College of Business.
(students have a broad understanding of                                                                                                              student majoring in logistics at UNT is
industry concepts); and 3) program size                                                                                                              required to complete an internship prior to                                                                                                                                                 CLER establishes
(number of students and professors in a                                                                                                              graduation.                                                                                                                                                                                 partnerships between
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 businesses and the
program).                                                                                                                                                Gartner, Inc. is the world’s leading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 academic community
     The study found that programs had a                                                                                                             information technology research and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 designed to advance
high industry value when students have                                                                                                               advisory company. Founded in 1979,                                                                                                                                                          the study and practice of
real-world experience, i.e. internships.                                                                                                             Gartner’s research is utilized by leaders in all                                                                                                                                            logistics and supply chain
According to the study, “programs that                                                                                                               areas of business.                                                                                                                                                                          management in Texas,
require internships and have curricula that                                                                                                              To read the full research report, visit                                                                                                                                                 nationally and globally.
reflect a broad, supply chain span of control                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Learn more at http://
performed best in our assessment.”                                                                                                                   documents/2011GartnerStudy.pdf.
     Past industry research shows recruiters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        UNT student spends summer in war zone | Denton Record Chronicle | News for Denton County, ...

CoB In the News
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Despite danger, aviation logistics senior wants to return to finish work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12:08 AM CDT on Sunday, September 18, 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  By Rachel Mehlhaff / Staff Writer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  University of North Texas student Alex Scheidel was fitted for body armor before he even got on the plane to his summer internship in
   2D      Monday, September 19, 2011                                                                                                                                 The Dallas Morning News                             Afghanistan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Scheidel, who’s studying aviation logistics, was given the job of creating an efficient system for transporting medical supplies and maintaining
                                      Now on                                                                                                                      CONSUMER WATCH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  inventory on military bases in the area. He arrived in Afghanistan in July, after a 16-hour flight.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          A chilly era                                            “When I got over there, I really didn’t know what to expect,” he said.

                                                                                                                                                                                          for cold
                                      and updates on the market and a look at Dallas-Fort Worth                Pamela Yip, use our calculators to help plan your financial                                                                        In the month and a half he was at the Kandahar Airfield base, it was hit by 15 rocket attacks.
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  UNT to                                                                                                                                                                                  detergents                                              Not true.

  open new
                                                                            Market Week                                                                                                         Newly formulated laundry
                                                                                                                                                                                            detergents can wash most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “It’s more like three seconds,” he said.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  During his time there, Scheidel and his team determined the amount of supplies each base should have and made sure deliveries were set up

                                                                                      WHAT’S MAKING NEWS                                                                                    clothes perfectly well in cold                        because some bases weren’t getting the supplies they needed. The supplies are delivered in planes and helicopters.
  business                                                                                                                                                                                  water, manufacturers say, but
                                                                                                                                                                                            customers are stubbornly re-

  facility                                                        Monday                                                                                                                    fusing to turn down the tem-
                                      The National Association of Home Builders releases housing                                                                                                About three-quarters of the
                                      market index for September.                                                                                                                           energy use and greenhouse-gas

  T                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3
         he University of North       Lennar Corp. releases financial results.                                                                                                              emissions from washing a load
          Texas and its College                                                                                                                                                             of laundry come from heating
          of Business will offi-                                  Tuesday                                                                                                                   the water — a practice that, sci-
  cially open the new $70 mil-                                                                                                                                                              entists say, is often wasteful
                                      The Commerce Department releases housing starts for
  lion Business Leadership                                                                                                                                                                  and unnecessary.
  Building at 10:30 a.m. Thurs-                                                                                                                                                                 Procter & Gamble, the con-
  day on the Denton campus.           The Federal Reserve meets to discuss interest rates.                                                                                                  sumer products giant that
      Some of the 180,000-            Carnival Corp., ConAgra Foods Inc. and Oracle Corp. release                                                                                           makes Tide, takes credit for the            1 of 5                                                                                                                                                                 9/29/2011 11:33 AM
  square-foot building’s features     financial results.                                                                                                                                    innovation of cold-water deter-
  include a securities trading                                                                                                                                                              gent in North America. After
  room with a dozen Bloomberg                                  Wednesday                                                                                                                    realizing how much energy was
  kiosks and a scrolling stock                                                                                                                                                              used to heat water for laundry,
                                      The National Association of Realtors releases existing home
  ticker; an executive board-                                                                                                                                                               Procter set a goal to convert 70
                                      sales for September.
  room; 24 classrooms; a café;                                                                                                                                                              percent of all washing-ma-
                                      General Mills Inc. releases financial results.
  computer labs; a rooftop gar-                                                                                                                                                             chine loads to cold water by
  den; study and tutor rooms;
                                                                                                                                                                                            2020; by Proctor’s estimate 38                                                                             
  and an entire floor dedicated
  to faculty offices and meeting
                                      The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims.
                                                                                                                                                                                            percent of laundry loads glob-
                                                                                                                                                                                            ally are done in cold water.                    1.            The Business Leadership Building was featured in a column by
  spaces.                                                                                                                                                                                       Tide Coldwater was intro-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dallas Morning News writer, Robert Miller on September 19,
                                      Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates.
      In a departure from tradi-                                                                                                                                                            duced in 2005. Several com-

  tion, faculty offices will not be   The Conference Board releases leading indicators for Au-                                                                                              petitors followed with their
  organized by department, a                                                                                                                                                                own cold-water formulas, in-
  feature designed to encourage
                                      Discover Financial Services, FedEx Corp., Nike Inc. and Rite
                                      Aid Corp. release financial results.
                                                                                                                                                                                            cluding Purex from Henkel,
                                                                                                                                                                                            Wisk from Sun Products and                                    2011.
                    ary research.                                                                                                                                                           Biokleen from a small compa-
                       “The grand
                                      Annual meeting of the the way in conservation | Denton Record Chronicle | News for Denton County, Texas | L...
                                                       Leading International Monetary Fund and the
                                                                                                                                                                                            ny by the same name.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Sales data provided by Hen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CoB alum Melisa Denis, who is a senior partner at KPMG and
                    marks a new                                                                                                                                                             kel shows that sales of cold-wa-
                    beginning for
                    the College of
                                      World Bank begin and run through Sunday.
                                      KB Home releases financial results.
                                                                                                            Nike Inc. releases financial results Thursday, along
                                                                                                            with Discover Financial Services and FedEx Corp.
                                                                                                                                                                                            ter detergents have declined 16
                                                                                                                                                                                            percent in the last year in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dean’s Advisory Board member, was a featured author of an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          article in Texas CEO Magazine. The article highlights her
                    Business,” said                                                                                                                                                         U.S. Despite the challenges,
  FINLEY            Dean Finley                                                                                                                                                             Procter & Gamble officials re-
                    Graves. “It                                                                                                                                                             main undeterred.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          experience as a woman in the boardroom as well as the
  celebrates the opening of a                                                                                                                                                                   New advertising is promot-
  building on par with any busi-                                 UNT opens new business complex in grand fashion                                                                            ing the virtues of Tide Cold-
  ness building in the country,                                                                                                                                                             water, and the company is
  but it also symbolizes the path
  UNT and the Business College
  have taken toward becoming a
                                      Home sales, building may stay in rut
                                                                 12:21 AM CDT on Friday, September 23, 2011

                                                                 By Rachel Mehlhaff / Staff Writer
                                                                                                                                                                                            working with washing ma-
                                                                                                                                                                                            chine manufacturers to im-
                                                                                                                                                                                            prove cold-water cycles in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          formation of The Board Connection, an organization which
  national research university,
  including instruction that                              business Thursday.
                                                                                                                                                                                            high-efficiency machines.
                                                                 The stock exchange bell at the University of North Texas rang as Dean Finley Graves declared the new Business Leadership Building open for
                                      Hurdles may thwart rebound IPO calendar                                                                                                                          The New York Times                                 supports women professionals. To read the full article, visit
  incorporates cutting-edge
                                      in residential real estate
                                                                           The following companies plan initial public offerings this week:
  technology and research that                            “We accomplished a vision,” said Graves, dean of the College of Business.
                                                                                     Company                            Headquarters                       Shares          Price
  impacts the business world                                                         WhiteGlove Health Inc.*            Austin                         2.5 million      $6 to $9
  internationally.”                       Sales of previously owned homes in *The offering was scheduled for week of Sept. 12, but did not price.                                              CALENDAR
      The building is expected to
  receive gold-level Leadership
                                      August probably held close to the weak- SOURCE: The Associated Press
                                      est level this year while construction                                                                                                            TUESDAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.            Aviation logistics student, Alex Scheidel, was featured in an
  in Energy and Environmental         may have dropped to a three-month
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          article in the Denton Record Chronicle on September 18, 2011.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dallas Career Transition: “10 Lessons
  Design (LEED) certification         low as the industry showed few signs of                                                           al pace of August housing starts is             for Success” with speaker Mary
  from the U.S. Green Building        emerging from its slump, economists                                                               590,000, little changed from the                Anne Davis, 6 p.m. at Park Cities
  Council, which means its            said in advance of reports due out this                                                           587,000 begun last year, the second-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The artlcle highlights Alex’s experience during his summer
                                                                                                                                                                                        Baptist Church Fellowship Hall,
  design and construction met         week.                                                                                             fewest ever. Home construction totaled          3933 Northwest Parkway. Visit
  strict environmental stan-              Existing-home sales probably rose                                                             554,000 units in 2009, the lowest since
                                                                 DRC/Al Key
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          internship in Afghanistan. Alex’s internship was through Onsite
  dards.                              1.7 percent to a 4.75 million annual rate                                                         record-keeping began in 1959.
                                                                 Finley Graves, dean of the University                                                                                  WEDNESDAY
      UNT president V. Lane           from an eight-month low in July, ac-                                                                   Building permits, an indicator of fu-
                                                                 of North Texas’ College of Business,
  Rawlins said the Business           cording to a survey of 59 economists                                                              ture construction, probably fell 1.8 per-       Success North Dallas: “Taking on the
                                                                 addresses the crowd at the grand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Occupational Health and Safety Inc., which handles medical
  Leadership Building symbol-         ahead of Wednesday’s report from the                                                              cent in August, the report from the             Giants: The Ambit Energy Story”
                                                                 opening of the university's Business                                                                                   with speaker Jere W. Thompson, 7:15
  izes UNT’s dedication to pro-       National Association of Realtors.                                                                 Commerce Department is expected to
                                                                 Leadership Building on Thursday in                                                                                     a.m. at Prestonwood Country Club,
  viding students the best edu-           Economists also forecast that Com-                                                            also show.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          needs for civilian contractors sent on government deployments.
                                                                                                                                                                                        15909 Preston Road. Contact Jan
  cation possible.                    merce Department data being released                                                                   Meanwhile, a report coming Mon-
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      “Everything we do at UNT        a day earlier will show that housing                                                              day may show the National Association
                                                                                                                                                                                        Calendar deadlines are one week
  is in support of our students,                                                                                                        of Home trading room flashed senti-
                                      starts dropped 2.3 percent. 12 Bloomberg terminals and a scrolling stock ticker in the securitiesBuilders/Wells Fargoto life as the UNT band played the university’s fight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.            The Business Leadership Building Grand Opening was featured
                                                                                                                                                                                        before publication. Email business
  so when we build, it’s not just                                                                                                       ment index held
                                          Limited employment, declining more than 300 people in attendance clapped and sang along. at 15 this month. Read-
                                                                 song, while the                                                                                              
  to make room for more stu-          property values and mounting foreclo-                                                             ings lower than 50 mean more respon-
  dents on a booming campus.                                                                                                            dents view conditions the university celebrate the grand opening of the new $70
                                      sures remain hurdles Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs and state Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Denton, helpedas poor.
                                                                  for builders,
  We’ve created a state-of-the-
  art environment to inspire
                                      thwarting a sustained rebound business building.
                                      dential real estate.
                                                                 million in resi-                                                            Homebuyer traffic and construction
                                                                                                                                        along the eastern seaboard may also                                                                               in an article in the Denton Record Chronicle on September 23,
  students and help them be-              “The economy overall will take this                                                           have been hindered by Hurricane
  come the next generation of
  business leaders and entrepre-
                                      crawl-stagger-crawl approach into
                                                       1 of
                                                                                                        The Associated Press

                                      2012, which reflects5all the issues the re- Construction may be dropping to a
                                                                                                                                        Irene, which caused losses of about
                                                                                                                                        $12.4 billion, according to an estimate
                                                                                                                                                                                              COMPANIES 10/5/2011 11:25 AM                                2011. The article highlights the day’s events as well as the
  neurs,” he said.                    covery is wrestling,” said Paul Ballew, three-month low.                                          by Kinetic Analysis Corp., a Silver                  IN THE NEWS
      “Walking through the atri-
  um, the primary gathering
                                      chief economist at Nationwide Mutual
                                      Insurance Co. “Housing should hit a the Federal Open Market Committee fects of disasters.
                                                                                                                                        Spring, Md., firm that predicts the ef-         This index lists companies in The
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dallas Morning News’ Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sustainability of the building.
                                                                                                                                                                                        section today. Not covered are
  space in the building, is a         trough by the end of this year before go- completes a two-day meeting on                               Among data this week, the Confer-          companies mentioned in passing
  particular treat for me because     ing sideways at very suppressed levels.”     Wednesday. Ben Bernanke, the central ence Board’s index of leading economic                          and those listed only in financial
  of the opportunity it provides          Federal Reserve officials meet this bank’s chairman, told economists Sept. indicators is projected to show growth                             tables.
College of Business On the Scene


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  1.    The ITDS Department partnered with IBM to host a Smarter Planet Day on September 15. The event was part of a worldwide tour in which students learn
        the skills it takes to build a smarter planet. Activities included a scavenger hunt, a “zone” fair and a panel discussion. Dr. John Windsor was the campus
  2.    College of Business students enjoy lunch provided by the Dean’s Office and drinks provided by the Departments of Management, ITDS and FIREL during
        the 2011 Homecoming Tailgate. Attendees donated $615 toward student scholarships.
  3.    The Distinguished Speaker Series brought Phil Sorgen, UNT alum and Vice President for Microsoft, to speak to students on September 23, 2011.
        Pictured are:(from l-r) CoB student ambassadors Maria Hernandez, Grant Elliott, Dean Finley Graves, Phil Sorgen and Jin Na.
  4.    The Fall 2011 College of Business Career Fair was held on September 14, 2011 in the UNT Coliseum. More than 950 students were in attendance as well
        as 115 companies. Visit to participate in the Spring Career Fair.
  5.    Management faculty member, Mike Sexton, found a creative way to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes. Mr. Sexton began a “Stripping for Charity” raffle in
        which a lucky raffle winner was able to shave off his beard! Ann Bartts, CoB Academic Advisor, was the lucky winner.

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