NMSU College of Business Today: March 31, 2010

March 31, 2010 by College of Business online newsletter for alumni

NMSU College of Business awarded $1.25 million to develop ethics program

New Mexico State University’s College of Business has been awarded $1.25 million over the next five years to develop a principle-based ethics program. The grant is part of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, whose goal is to strengthen principle-based ethics education and to foster a high standard of ethics in young people. “Ethics has always been important in business as well as in society in general,” said Garrey Carruthers, dean of NMSU’s College of Business. “Unfortunately, there is a growing concern in the public that not enough is being done to educate people, and in particular young people, about ethics.” Read more

NMSU helps turn pools of green algae into piles of green money for state’s economy

Imagine filling your tank with a fuel grown in New Mexico, not drilled for in some far-off country. What if that fuel created a more secure energy future while pumping new money into the state’s economy? What would it take to make that fuel economically viable? That’s what C. Meghan Starbuck, an assistant professor of economics at New Mexico State University, is working on – a way to turn microalgae, and millions of their tiny, slimy friends, into a successful fuel industry for the state. Read more

Ed Scribner named head of NMSU’s Accounting and Information Systems Department

New Mexico State University Professor Ed Scribner has been named the new department head for accounting and information systems in the NMSU College of Business. He will assume the post this semester. “Our strength in this department has really been in the quality of our students,” Scribner said. “We have students with a good, strong work ethic who spend an inordinate number of hours working on their projects. Our students studying information systems receive more of a technical background here than they would at other schools. I’d like to maintain that.” Read more…

New NMSU president maps out initial challenges

Spring Convocation at New Mexico State University Jan. 12 opened a new chapter for the university, not only in the form of a new semester, but also in the direction provided by new President Barbara Couture. Speaking before the campus community at the Atkinson Recital Hall, and to off-campus faculty, staff and students via the Internet, President Couture laid out five areas of focus for the university. Read more

NMSU professor awarded for book on Domenici legacy

The book “Senator Pete Domenici’s Legacy,” edited by New Mexico State University Professor Jon Hunner, has won the award for best anthology of 2009 by the New Mexico Book Awards. The awards, presented by the New Mexico Book Co-op, recognize the best books by New Mexico authors and publishers. “Senator Pete Domenici’s Legacy” contains the proceedings from the 2008 Domenici Public Policy Conference, held at NMSU. Read more

Artwork by Virginia Romero now available in NMSU Bookstore

Internationally recognized Las Cruces artist Virginia Maria Romero’s Arte de Romero tiles can now be found in the New Mexico State University Bookstore inside the Corbett Center Student Union. Arte de Romero tiles, which are sold in various locations in Las Cruces and around the country, were first seen on campus at the Arrowhead Center in 2007 when a project with a student team from NMSU’s BA 502 class conducted a market analysis and developed a plan for Romero’s business, Arte de Romero. Read more

NMSU receives designation as military-friendly university

New Mexico State University is committed to the needs of the men and women who serve in the military. Now, the university has gained its second national recognition as a military-friendly institution. Military Advanced Education magazine puts out an annual guide of military-friendly colleges and universities based on a series of criteria that include the evaluation of an institution’s academic programs, online programs and the support the institution offers to veterans. Read more

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