August 2012

Behn Appointed Head of Accounting and Information Management

Congratulations to Bruce Behn on his recent appointment as head of the Department of Accounting and Information Management. Behn is the Ergen Professor of Business in the College of Business Administration and a faculty fellow in the Center for Business and Economic Research.

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Save the Dates!

This fall, the UT College of Business Administration will welcome alumni and friends back to campus through a variety of game-day events. Mark your calendar now, and plan to join us for these opportunities for food, fun, and fellowship!

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UT's Associate Dean Ranft is a WSJ Shining Star

Women are a relatively rare sight in the top ranks of business school administration; they comprised just over 18 percent of U.S. business school deans in 2011. But that is changing as schools are aggressively working to bring female faces to the table. The Wall Street Journal asked executive search firms and current deans to name the industry's current shining and rising female stars — those who either have made it or are well on their way. Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Management Professor Annette Ranft in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration is a Wall Street Journal shining star.

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UT Human Resources Student Organization Recognized as Industry Best

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management was recently named one of the outstanding chapters worldwide, according to its parent organization.

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CNN: How Graduating On Time Pays Off

CNN highlighted a recent UT study that shows students who plan on obtaining a four-year degree in college shouldn't take five or six years to do it. The study, from the College of Business Administration's Center for Business and Economic Research, found that people who earned bachelor's degrees within four years received, on average, higher wages than those who earned similar degrees within six years.

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September Events

2 EMBA International Session Begins

3 Labor Day Holiday – No Classes/Offices Closed

4 Dixon Hughes Goodman Social
4 SHRM Kick-off

AIM – Meet the Firms

7 MBA Career Blitz

8 CBA Alumni & Friends Open House Featuring Inky Johnson
8 ADMBA Residency Period

11 Ernst & Young Fall Evening Social

12 State SHRM Begins
12 Beta Alpha Psi Administrative Meeting

13 ADMBA Advisory Board Meetings
13 M&SCM Undergrad & Faculty Reception
13 Deloitte Campus Social

14 MBA Mock Job Fair

15 CBA Giving Society Tailgate Reception
15 TOMBA Tailgate

17 Accounting Interview Week Begins

19 Shopper Marketing Forum Begins

20 Global Supply Chain Forum Begins

21 MBA Fall Job Fair

23 CEE Lean Applied to Business Processes

24 CEE Women, Power, and Leadership

25 Vol Court

26 Shopper Marketing Forum Managers Conference
26 Beta Alpha Psi Meeting

27 Global Supply Chain Forum
27 Shopper Marketing Forum Executive Summit Begins

29 MBA Habitat Blitz Day

To view the College's online calendar click here.

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Alum Spotlight

Dyersburg, Tennessee, native Dena White vonWerssowetz is a two-time graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration and a rising star at Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo. She is a 2007 graduate with an undergraduate degree in finance and a 2009 graduate of UT's full-time MBA program, concentrating in marketing and supply chain management. Read More

Faculty Spotlight

Randy V. Bradley, PhD, lecturer in the UT College of Business Administration's Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, is well-known and admired by the students on campus. In addition to his work inside the classroom, Bradley serves as faculty advisor for the UT chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants and the UT Love United Gospel Choir. He has served as a representative and recruiter for the College of Business Administration at various conferences and has served on the college's technology committee and the UT Commission for Blacks. Read More

Student Spotlight

Rising senior Cicely Rufus may be an accounting and information management major, but her specialty appears to be performing balancing acts. In addition to the rigorous demands of her coursework (in which she maintains an honors GPA, Rufus serves as president of UT's chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, pledge education director of Alpha Kappa Psi (the business fraternity), and a member of People of Style and Education. She also is a charter member of Women Empowerment Knowledge and Nurture. Read More