November 2010

Upcoming Events

November 2
Accounting 200 Stars Reception

November 3
Home Federal Bank Scholarship Luncheon

November 8
UT Investment Group Meeting

November 9-11
Supply Chain Forum

November 9
TVHRA Meeting

November 10-12
Forecasting & Demand Management

November 10
MAcc Information Session

November 11
Full-Time MBA Information Session

November 12-13
Advisory Council to the Dean

November 12
Second Annual Alumni Awards Gala

November 12
MBA Alumni Tailgate

November 15
Accounting 301 Stars Reception

November 16-17
SHRM Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox

November 19
Transfer Student Orientation

November 22
UT Investment Group Meeting

November 25-26
Thanksgiving Holiday
(No Classes/Offices Closed)

November 30
Fall Semester Classes End

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Knoxville, TN 37996- 4140

Phone: 865- 974-5061
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UT Business School Honors Mike Masters
in Naming Investment Center

Masters Investment Learning Center dedication

The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has honored alumnus Mike Masters, founder of Masters Capital Management, with the naming of the Masters Investment Learning Center. The center promotes interactive education utilizing cutting-edge technology that includes 12 Bloomberg terminals.

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Program Notes

UT Students Rank Tops in the Nation for Passing all Parts of 2009 CPA Exam

Accounting and Information Management logoThe National Association of State Boards of Accountancy released the 2009 CPA examination passage rates for all universities across the United States. University of Tennessee students with a Master of Accountancy degree taking the CPA exam for the first time earned the 11th highest passage rate among all public and private universities nationwide.

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UT Alumna Amy Miles Named to Forbes Power List

Amy MilesForbes named CBA alumna and Regal CEO Amy Miles one of the magazine's “Power Women in the Wings,” a diverse list of up-and-coming women executives from around the world. Miles graduated from UT in 1989 with a degree in accounting and continues to support the college through her service on the Advisory Council to the Dean.


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Lauren Gennett Essay on 2010 FMA Trip to NY

Lauren GennettAs I look back on the Financial Management Association trip to New York City, it is hard to put the experience into words. Every destination in New York was unique, and each brought a different view of the financial world. Sitting in the Bloomberg Terminal Headquarters, I was amazed by the transparency of the corporation. Its core belief is to “bring transparency to capital markets through access to information.” This is very apparent as you walk through the entire glass building and watch employees interact and work as equals.

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UT Launches Knoxville Economics Forum

Kelly KingThe Great Recession that began in 2007 has brought increased focus on the performance of the national and state economies.  Now there is an organization dedicated to an ongoing public discussion of business and economic issues as they relate to East Tennessee. The Knoxville Economics Forum, organized by the Department of Economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, hosted its first meeting on October 15 at Club LeConte in downtown Knoxville. Kelly King, chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation, was the forum's inaugural guest.

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Ruby Tuesday Sponsors Corporate Governance Center Speaker Series at UT

Ruby Tuesday logoLocally based Ruby Tuesday has given a $25,000 gift to sponsor the College of Business Administration's Corporate Governance Center 2010-2011 Speaker Series at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Corporate Governance Center Speaker Series hosts high-profile speakers for the community, including prominent accountants, attorneys, business professionals and regulators.

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UT Business Students Hosted Nation's First Barefoot Run/ Walk On Grass: Raising Money for Samaritan Place

Barefoot BenefitFor some, running or walking barefoot in the grass is pure pleasure and it argued to be good for your health. With that in mind, six undergraduates in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, organized the country's first barefoot run/walk as part of a service-learning course taught by Marketing Professor Ernie Cadotte.

Barefoot Benefit raised money for Samaritan Place, a home for the elderly in East Tennessee.

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UT Business School Gets Top MBA Ranking from The Princeton Review

Princeton Review logoThe College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has one of the nation's best MBA programs, according to The Princeton Review, a top education service and evaluation company. The college’s full-time MBA program is listed in the 2011 edition of "The Best 300 Business Schools." The 300 schools included in the book are not ranked in any order. UT's full-time MBA program also appeared in The Princeton Review’s 2009 and 2010 listings.

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Faculty Spotlight

LeAnn LunaLeAnn Luna, associate professor of accounting, traveled the world during her childhood. As the daughter of a geologist working for a large oil company, Luna has lived places that many people will never visit, including Bogota, Columbia, Tripoli, Libya, and Anchorage, Alaska.  However, Luna considers Knoxville to be “home.” She earned her Ph.D.  from the University of Tennessee in 2000 and joined the faculty in 2005. She has a dual appointment with the Department of Accounting and Information Management and the Center for Business and Economic Research, where she interacts frequently with state policymakers on a variety of issues.


Alumni Spotlight

Bart GrahamBart Graham came to UT as a recruited member of the swim team under Coach Ray Bussard, and he stayed to complete two degrees. He achieved All-America honors at the NCAA Championships as a relay team member in each of his four years of swimming eligibility, and later became a graduate assistant coach for the UT swim team. Graham graduated with honors with a degree in finance in just three years and then went on to complete UT’s Master of Business Administration program with a finance concentration.  He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Graham was appointed the revenue commissioner for the state of Georgia on June 12, 2003. 


Student Spotlight

Greg Curtin“Always be happy but never be satisfied” is a motto UT College of Business Administration senior Greg Curtin truly personifies. With a constant smile and enthusiasm that is contagious, Curtin’s undergraduate journey has been full of unique decisions that have taken him to over 40 countries in a few short years. During his time at UT, Curtin has taken advantage of every possible opportunity. He is vice president of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, serving as director of projects, and he is president and co-founder of the UT Investment Group, serving as head of currency and commodity trades.



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