NMSU College of Business Today: December 8, 2011

December 8, 2011 by College of Business online newsletter for alumni

Third book in former Sen. Domenici’s Legacy Series wins New Mexico Book Award

The latest installment in “Senator Pete Domenici’s Legacy” book series took first place in the political/current events category at the 2011 New Mexico Book Awards, handed out Nov. 18. The book, edited by Vicki Taggart, chronicles the proceedings of the 2010 Pete V. Domenici Public Policy Conference, which took place at New Mexico State University. “Senator Pete Domenici’s Legacy” offers transcripts of presentations made by every speaker at the 2010 conference, including the lively debate between Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff and senior adviser to former President George W. Bush, and Joe Lockhart, a former presidential press secretary in the Clinton Administration. Read more…. More Domenici news.

Longtime NMSU donors issue $100,000 challenge for an endowed chair in accounting

After donating $250,000 toward the creation of a professorship in accounting at the New Mexico State University College of Business, Aggie supporters Michael and Judy Gray Johnson are challenging alumni and members of the business community to match an additional $100,000 gift with a goal of raising the first fully endowed chair for the accounting department. “The goal is to have full funding for a professorship, rather than partial funding,” said Judy Johnson, who majored in accounting at NMSU. “Eventually we would like to have the endowment built up so it would have enough to sustain a professor’s program going forward.” Read more….

NMSU ready for takeoff with 13th annual unmanned aircraft systems conference

New Mexico State University is building a stellar international reputation for its work on unmanned aircraft systems, a fact reflected in the continually growing success of its annual UAS TAAC (Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technical Analysis and Applications Center) Conference. On the economic development front, the Arrowhead Center is creating opportunities for aerospace businesses in southern New Mexico and beyond, partly in tandem with Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences. Read more + Video….

Cracking the code: NMSU looks at what does and doesn’t attract students to university sporting events

Free T-shirts, more traditions, a winning team — what exactly will it take to get more New Mexico State University students to attend the school’s sporting events? Elise “Pookie” Sautter, head of the marketing department for the College of Business and a member of the task force, had students in one of her classes direct to an online survey fellow students on the main campus who had attended the University of Texas at El Paso and Ohio University home games. The survey tracked what the students liked and didn’t like about their game-day experiences. The students’ actual attendance at the games was verified through their student IDs. Read more….

College of Business Alumni!

If you receive an exceptional award or professional accolade/promotion between now and September 2012, please let us know. Send me an email with the pertinent information (your name, the name of the award, the name of the organization that presented it to you, and a picture if you have one). These items will be posted on the college website at a future date. Alumni and donor giving is essential to the success of our students and growth of the College of Business. For more information on ways to give, please contact me or make a secure online contribution at http://fndforms.nmsu.edu/giving.php.

Best regards to you and Go Aggies!
Dr. Andrea Tawney
575.646.4917; atawney@nmsu.edu

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