Tuesday, October 6, 2015

P2P: Challenging Extremism Initiative

The University of New Mexico is one of 45 schools worldwide participating in the Peer to Peer (P2P): Challenging Extremism initiative. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, and facilitated by EdVenture Partners with other interagency governmental support, tasks student teams to create digital media content in the form of an initiative, product, or tool that empowers networks of youth to counter the social media presence and effectiveness of violent extremists' online messaging.

The Internet - and specifically social media - has emerged as one of the primary battlefields on which the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) engages with the public in order to propagate extremist narratives, build public support for extremist actions, and recruit or inspire willing participants to either travel abroad to fight or commit violent acts at home.

One of the best ways to respond to the proliferation of violent extremist content online is to mobilize individuals to create social media campaigns that counter ISIL's rhetoric and refocus attention on positive alternatives. This program seeks to be part of that solution, by empowering the very people ISIL and other violent extremist groups are trying to recruit - young people.

As part of the initiative, undergraduate marketing students in the Anderson School of Management promotion management class have formed a student-run agency to develop and implement a campaign using a $2,000 budget.

Student participants in the program are encouraged to use their creativity, digital proficiency, and expertise on their community of peers to formulate effective narratives and identify how best to motivate and encourage youth to become involved in countering violent extremism.

"The P2P: Challenging Extremism initiative is a unique opportunity for us to apply classroom learning to a real-world issue while making a meaningful impact on a global stage," said the UNM team's agency coordinator.

The program is leading towards an international competition on Jan. 14, 2016. The top three participating schools will be invited to Washington, D.C. to present their research, plan, and results to senior government officials and industry leaders at the U.S. Department of State to determine the P2P: Challenging Extremism winner. The top team will receive a scholarship prize of $5,000, followed by $3,000 for second place, and $1,000 for third.

ACFE Talk Features John Johnson

John Johnson, a portfolio manager for a Denver-based firm, plead guilty to insider-trading charges in 2013 before U.S. District Judge John Keenan in New York. Mr. Johnson will be speaking about the charges and what followed at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners lecture event on Tuesday, October 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building.

A comprehensive article on the incident can be found at Bloomberg.com.

For more information, please contact Rich Brody.

A Taste Of Anderson 2015

From left to right: Advisement staff with Associate Dean Shawn Berman and his wife Janet Holmberg;
Rick Johnson Scholarship recipients Bryan Mirabal and Joel Taylor with Anderson Ambassador Chloe Polanco;
Board chair Terri Giron-Gordon with board member Steve Griego.
Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town was the venue for A Taste of Anderson, where more than twenty culinary partners convened for a variety of innovative dishes, drinks, and desserts to benefit the students at the Rick and Debbie Johnson Marketing Lab at the UNM Anderson School of Management and support a 2015 Rick Johnson Scholar. Guests enjoyed dishes from gourmet pizza to refreshing watermelon sorbets to small-batch IPAs and much more.

The Rick and Debbie Johnson Marketing Lab at UNM Anderson School of Management is the perfect pairing of outstanding education with real-world excellence. We appreciate our community partners who add to the recipe with their continued support of our educational programs.

Silverleaf Family Farms Celebrates Solar Project

USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner and Silverleaf Family Farms, LLC, invite the public to celebrate the successful completion of construction of a solar power project by Silverleaf Family Farms, using USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America (REAP) funds.

Silverleaf Family Farms was the winner of the 2015 UNM Business Plan Competition Entrepreneurial track.

The event takes place on Thursday, October 8, at 11:00 a.m. at Silverleaf Family Farms, 358 Mountain Shadows, Corrales, 87048.

Parish Lecture Series Features Subramanian Iyer

Parish Memorial Library's Fall 2015 Lecture Series features Anderson School of Management Assistant Professor of Finance Dr. Subramanian Iyer. 
Dr. Iyer will present Insider Trading: A Clear or Murky Concept? on Wednesday, October 21 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at Parish Memorial Library. Learn about low and high profile (think Martha Stewart) insider trading cases, the rules pertaining to insider trading, and the latest academic research on insider trading that may help practitioners develop a good platform on insider trading.
The lecture is open to the public.

Faculty Brightens ReStore

Members of the Anderson School of Management faculty recently participated in their annual community service project, painting the fa├žade of  Habitat for Humanity's ReStore building at 4900 Menaul Boulevard NE. The faculty had a great time, and Habitat for Humanity was thrilled with the building's new look!

More fun photos beneath the cut.


Anderson School of Management lecturer Stacy Sacco will be serving as co-curator of Entrepreneur 2.0, a TEDxABQ Salon held  on Thursday, October 8, from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Albuquerque Art Museum in Old Town, 2000 Mountain Rd NW. 

The salon features inspirational TED Talks by:

• Michael Caito, CEO, Restaurants on the Run
• Gregory Frost, Jr., Executive Team, Frost Group of Companies
• Katie Snapp, Founder, Skirt Strategies: Leadership For Women
• Tamara Thorpe, Life Guide and Organizational Development Consultant
• Charles White, Successful Solo Entrepreneur

TED Video Introductions:
• Gregory Allen, Student, UNM Innovation Academy
• Angella Welcome, Coordinator, UNM Small Business Institute

The cost of the event is $20 general admission, $10 students, and includes hearty hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. RSVP online at www.tedxabq.com.  For more information, contact Stacy Sacco at sasacco@aol.com or 505-489-2311.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Apply To The Washington Campus!

In 1978, former Chief Economic Advisor to the President, L. William Seidman, and other academic, business, and governmental leaders founded The Washington Campus on the premise that all business leaders must understand the public policy process to succeed in the U.S. regulatory climate. Since then, 16 U.S. business schools have joined The Washington Campus consortium, and the Campus has offered its MBA Seminar to over 4,000 students.

The Anderson School of Management is a member of The Washington Campus, so UNM MBA students are offered this unique opportunity to study the intersection of business and the American public policy process. Sessions focus on the policy-making role of the Executive Branch, lawmaking and oversight functions of the Legislative Branch, the regulatory process, the role of the media, and the formation of economic policy. Participants also study the roles of lobbyists and special interest groups. Guest lecturers include former members of Congress, senior White House and Congressional staff, business executives, regulatory and cabinet agency executives, members of the media, and distinguished professors in academia. Throughout the week, students visit government agencies and buildings where policy decisions are deliberated.

Participants come from 16 other member universities including Arizona State University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan, Purdue University, and University of Texas at Austin. This program provides Anderson graduate students an excellent opportunity to network and build a strong foundation for the future.

Application Deadlines
•OCT 5, 2015 by 5:00 PM for January and March sessions
•FEB 15, 2016 by 5:00 PM for May and June sessions

Program Dates
Four one-week sessions are offered each year. Participation is limited at each session. The sessions for MBA students are as follows:
• Program Dates
•January 4-8, 2016
•March 14-18, 2016
•May 16-20, 2016

Contact Shawn Berman or Erick Rodriguez for more information.

If you are an EMBA student, you are eligible to participate in a different Washington Campus program. Please contact the EMBA Director for more information.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Rebuilding A Cultural Olympiad

Photograph of “Santa Fe International Folk Art Market” provided CC © of Denise Womack-Avila.
The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is the largest of its kind in the world and serves as a shining example of social innovation and cultural entrepreneurship that is ethically engaged and sustainability-minded. In 2015, the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market generated 2.9 million USD in 21 hours. 90 percent of that money returned to the 173 artists and their communities from 57 countries across six continents.

International Business Students Global (IBSG), led by Dr. Manuel Montoya, has proposed a three-day version of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market to be held during the beginning of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Dr. Montoya and his IBSG students will present on their efforts to revisit the concept of a “Cultural Olympiad” and how UNM is positioned to be the long-term leader in connecting two of the world’s largest cultural events to each other.

This event takes place on Monday, November 2 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute on 801 Yale Blvd. NE, and is free and open to the public.

For more information about this presentation, visit laii.unm.edu/events

Business Plan Seminar Series


A Taste Of Anderson

There are still tickets available for A Taste of Anderson, a gathering of the best cuisine Albuquerque has to offer!

Join us and more than twenty culinary partners for a variety of innovative dishes, drinks, and desserts to benefit the students at the Rick and Debbie Johnson Marketing Lab at the UNM Anderson School of Management and support a 2015 Rick Johnson Scholar.

The event takes place Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town and tickets cost $125.

Click here for more information and to order tickets!

Homecoming 2015!

Please join the UNM Anderson School of Management Alumni Association on Saturday, October 17, 2015 as we cheer on the Lobos at this year’s Homecoming Football game against Hawaii.  This is a great opportunity for you and your family to reconnect with fellow Anderson alumni and enjoy the festive atmosphere of Homecoming 2015. 

Each $15 ticket purchased through the Anderson Alumni page includes a cooked on-site meal from JR’s BBQ, refreshments, and one ticket to the game.

The tailgate will be located in the University Stadium North 4 Lot (north of the track) from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the game begins at 5:00 p.m.

Parking ranges from $5 to $10 per vehicle, depending on the lot.  Parking cost is not included.

Click here to purchase your Anderson Homecoming Game and Tailgate tickets!

For more information about any of the Homecoming 2015 events, contact Darrell Garcia by email at dgarci30@unm.edu or by phone at (505) 277-6264.

McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecturer Series Presents Jack Stack

He has been called the "smartest strategist in America" by INC Magazine. Meet strategist Jack Stack on October 13, 2015 as part of the McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series presented by the Anderson School of Management.

Stack is the President and CEO of SRC Holdings Corp., a manufacturing and distribution company that INC singled out as "one of America’s most competitive small companies." The company has sales of more than $550MM per year and employs 1,400+ people. It was named one of the Top 100 Companies to Work for in America.

In his presentation Stack will discuss the beginnings of the SRC Holding Corp. along with open-book management and how it changed the culture of the workplace. He will share information from his seminars and training programs specializing in all aspects of teaching people how to implement this effective management style. Stack is the author of The Great Game of Business and A Stake in the Outcome which outlines the open-book program that has been recognized by the CBS program "Eye on America", PBS "McNeill-Lehrer Report" and has received both the National Business Ethics Award and Business Enterprise Trust Award.

The McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series with Jack Stack begins with a reception at 5:00 p.m. at WisePies Arena aka "The Pit" followed by the presentation at 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend the reception and lecture for free; however, seating is limited and reservations are required. RSVP online at http://www.mgt.unm.edu/events/ceo-lecture-series/ or contact Felicia Rodriquez at (505) 277-1504 or by email at feliciar@unm.edu.

The McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series was created in 2010 by Anderson alum Sonnet McKinnon and her husband D. Ian McKinnon as an expression of their commitment to UNM and the Anderson School. The endowed lecture series is held annually to provide a glimpse into the minds of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Jacqueline Baca Named Fall 2015 Commencement Speaker

Jacqueline Baca, President of Bueno Foods, will be the keynote speaker at UNM Anderson's Fall 2015 Convocation ceremony.

Jacqueline Baca has been President, a Director and a stockholder of Bueno Foods since 1986.  She is a native of Albuquerque, born to a family with multi-generational ties to New Mexico. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in Business Administration, both from the University of New Mexico. 

Under Ms. Baca’s leadership, the company has become a successful, professionally-managed organization, attaining 98% name recognition in the New Mexico marketplace, and increasing its sales thirteen-fold and employment five-fold.  She leads the team that has expanded distribution beyond New Mexico and throughout the United States.  She has guided the company through three major expansions in the South Barelas Industrial Park in her family's original neighborhood and under her leadership, the company has developed an excellent reputation for its products and service, as well as its reputation as a desirable place to work.

Jacqueline Baca has a personal goal to help provide educational and job opportunities to disadvantaged and minority persons.  She accomplishes this through her business activities as President of Bueno Foods and through her community service. 

The Fall 2015 Convocation takes place on Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. in Johnson Athletic Center.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Parker Center Presents 9th Annual Symposium

The Anderson School's Parker Center for Family Business is presenting a one-day symposium on October 23, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Sandia Resort and Casino.

The symposium includes presentations by keynote speakers, a luncheon speaker, afternoon panel presentation with family business members sharing successes, near misses and failures, and breakout groups focusing on pertinent operational topics for family-owned businesses.

Keynote Speakers Bonnie Brown Hartley Ph.D. & Michael T. Hartley CFP, AAMS will be introducing THINK AHEAD: Family Enterprise Fire Drills for Strategically Integrating Contingency Planning.

To register for the event, please click HERE. An agenda can be found HERE.

For more information contact Sonja Romero at (505) 848-1800, ext. 1668 or sonjar@modrall.com.

The UNM Anderson Parker Center for Family Business (UNM PCFB) is a not-for-profit organization created to provide a forum that addresses critical challenges unique to family businesses, providing tools to help them succeed now and for generations to come.