Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Seminar: The Challenge of Entrepreneurship

On November 22, at 9:30 a.m. meet Jim McNally ('86 PhD), COO, Applied Technology Associates and former CEO, TruTouch, and hear his thoughts on “The Challenge of Entrepreneurship.”

An expert in precision-sensing measurement and control devices with commercial and military applications, McNally brings invaluable insights for students considering an entrepreneurial career path. His contributions advanced the development and commercialization of noninvasive alcohol testing products, recognized by Time magazine as an invention of the year in 2006. The presentation in ASM 1064 will be followed by a question and answer session. A light breakfast will be served.

The series of six seminar workshops, supported by Los Alamos National Laboratory and US Bank, helps to prepare students for the UNM Business Plan Competition. A leading professional in the field of accounting, business finance, new business funding, technology management, business plan presentation skills, or other related area will offer students an extension of the knowledge they gain in the classroom. It also provides the opportunity for student entrepreneurs to initiate relationships with key community influencers in a dialogue-style setting.

Seminars are held on selected Friday dates in ASM 1064, from 9:30am – 11:30am. Seminars are open to students from Anderson and from all schools and colleges at UNM.

Business To Business Lecture Series

Scott Appelman
On Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30 a.m., the UNM Anderson Business to Business Breakfast Series presents Scott Appelman of Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Company. 

Mr. Appelman will discuss hot air ballooning as a career choice.  He will talk about how he started his business 30 years ago and currently operates 22 balloons and multiple national corporate contracts in Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Scottsdale, AZ.  Rainbow Ryders offers daily balloon flights year-round and accommodates 20 thousand passengers a year. 

Scott's talk will focus on New Mexico’s tourism industry, the number two industry in the state, and Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, and the impact they have in Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico. 

For the past 14 years Rainbow Ryders has been the only authorized company to offer rides at the world’s largest hot air balloon fiesta and he and his staff of 50 employees can fly as many as 2,500 passengers during the nine day event.   

Scott graduated from the Anderson School in 1981 with  concentrations in Finance and Economics. 

RSVP here or contact Sara Lucero at 277-6413.

International Career Information Session

UNM Alumni Mathis Shinnick will be on campus on Monday, November 25th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to host an International Career Information Session in GSM 302. 

Mr. Shinnick will share his practical perspective on what to expect when transitioning from the classroom into the international work space. He will provide insight into international cultural issues, employers who are hiring, as well as higher opportunity career paths with the goal of fostering confidence in students who are interested in International Business.

Join us for pizza and a lively discussion in GSM 302 at 11:30 a.m. sharp.  Please register online HERE to insure adequate seating and food.

CPA Review

UNM Earns Top Honors In Ethics Competition

A team of University of New Mexico students took first place in the Daniels Fund Initiative New Mexico Ethics Competition on November 8th. Teams from UNM and NMSU competed along with students from New Mexico Military Institute and Eastern New Mexico University. 

The teams were challenged with a hypothetical situation that required them to come up with a response to the dilemma and prepare a presentation for a group of judges led by Barney Rosenberg, VP of Ethics and Business Conduct for Meggitt, PLC, a global defense contractor. 

The competition is aimed at cultivating more ethical behavior in business, government and society in general.  It is funded through the Daniels fund Ethics Initiative which seeks to promote higher ethical standards in young people and to improve principle-based ethics education. The fund is a private foundation established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels. 

Both UNM and NMSU received $1.25 million from the Daniels Fund along with six other universities in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.  Each school in the consortium teaches ethics and promotes ethics training off campus.  UNM offers ethics training, free of charge, to teachers from across New Mexico as part of the grant. 

Follow Anderson's Dean Search

Dean Doug Brown will be retiring from the Anderson School of Management in June of 2014. As Anderson bids him farewell, those interested in following the search for a new dean are invited to bookmark the Anderson Dean Search page, which will track and record all events and news related to the process of hiring a new dean.

Fall 2013 Convocation

Anderson School of Management's 2013 Fall Convocation will be held on Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m. in Johnson Gym.

This year's speaker is Daniel Burrell, the immediate past Chief Executive Officer of Rosemont Realty and current member of the Board of Advisors. Prior to joining Rosemont, Mr. Burrell was President of DCB Private Equity, a boutique firm specializing in real estate debt and equity financing.

A reception will follow the ceremony.

Celebration of Giving

    Donors Kimberly Pena (l) and Corine Muller-Pena (r) with scholarship recipient 
The Anderson School of Management recognized donors and scholarship recipients at the annual Celebration of Giving Scholarship Reception held at Embassy Suites on Friday, November 1.

Every year the UNM Anderson School of Management awards fellowships and scholarships to deserving graduate and undergraduate students. 154 scholarships comprising 97 graduate and 57 undergraduate recipients were awarded for a total of $220,000. 
Donor Ward Hickey III

Students and donors were on hand to celebrate the generosity of Anderson donors and the academic achievement of student scholars. Scholarship funds allow Anderson students to stay in school and the donors realize the tremendous impact of using their own success to help others.

Several of the donors spoke about what it means to them to sponsor scholarships and scholarship recipients, such as Do Wan Kim, David Hammitt, and Ruthann Tibbets, gave personal accounts of how the scholarships have changed their lives and allowed them to continue their education while balancing the commitments of family and work.

Dr. Patterson Journal Publication

Dr. Karen Patterson has recently been accepted for publication at the prestigious Academy of Management Journal. 

Her article entitled "Eliciting Acceptance for 'Illicit' Organizations: The Positive Implications of Stigma for MMA Organizations" was co-authored with Wesley Helms of Brock University.

Congratulations to Dr. Patterson! 

Rich Brody Featured In Farmington Daily Times

Professor Rich Brody was featured in the Farmington Daily Times, discussing the implications and challenges of fraud protection in the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

Dr. Brody says it is not enough to have safety protocols in place, they must be followed to  prevent future fraudulent behavior.

Read the full article featuring Dr. Brody here.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Manuel Montoya Lecture At UMD

On November 18th at 7:00 pm at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Dr. Manuel Montoya presented a lecture on poetics and business in the global political economy. The lecture inaugurated UMD's cultural entrepreneurship program which recognizes several contributions from the University of New Mexico. Congratulations to Dr. Montoya!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Anderson Announces New Development Officer

The University of New Mexico Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Emily Fox as the new senior development officer at the Anderson School of Management. 

Fox was hired after an extensive national search and comes to UNM after spending the past 17 years at the Discovery Center of Springfield in Springfield, MO and serving most recently as its executive director.  At UNM, she will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift donors and prospects for the Anderson School. Emily will also oversee activities with the Anderson Foundation Board, Anderson Alumni Council, and Anderson community events including the Hall of Fame, the school’s largest fundraiser that recognizes successful Anderson alumni.

Dean Doug Brown of UNM Anderson looks forward to working with Emily and her continued success at the business school. “The whole team is ready to embrace Emily’s leadership, experience and enthusiasm,” said Brown.  

“We are so excited to welcome Emily to the UNM family. She is going to be a great fit and asset to the development operation,” says Larry Ryan, VP of University Development at the UNM Foundation.

Emily’s first day at UNM will be Monday, December 9.  She takes over the position from Ernest Rodriguez-Naaz who served as Anderson’s development officer for the past six years.

Monday, November 4, 2013

A Message from Dean Brown

“Guanxi.”  That’s the word in Chinese pinyin to refer to having influence and connections.  Fortunately, MIS Professor Xin “Robert” Luo has guanxi in abundance and has opened doors for the Anderson School throughout leading Chinese universities.

Led by Robert’s efforts, a small contingent of Anderson faculty visited three Chinese universities last week and received strong interest in crafting various student exchange and degree programs.  Our strategy continues to target leading universities in China’s secondary cities, cities which are largely overlooked by elite U.S. universities.

Attracting students from abroad gives those students valuable exposure to the U.S., and many stay on to add talent to our local community.  Their presence also provides a degree of global exposure for New Mexico students.  Even better is when we can get our students to study abroad, an effort that often involves financial subsidies.

Crisis Management Panel


The Language of Architecture: A Lecture By Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind is an internationally-acclaimed architect whose buildings include the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Imperial War Museum North in Greater Manchester, the London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre,  the Wohl Centre at the Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel, the extension to the Denver Art Museum, and the Ground Zero Master Plan, NYC.

Among his many awards are: the 2001 Hiroshima Art Prize, awarded to an artist whose work promotes international understanding and peace; the 2006 Royal Institute of British Architects International Award for the Wohl Centre; the 2011 American Institute of Architects Medal of Honor; and the 2010 Buber-Rosenzweig Medal. awarded to individuals or institutions, for having actively contributed to Christian-Jewish understanding. Mr. Libeskind is the first architect to ever receive this honor.
The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, November 7th at 5:30pm in Woodward Hall and is free and open to the public. The School of Architecture and Planning Alumni Association will host a reception at George Pearl Hall following the lecture at 7pm.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the Anderson School of Management, the School of Architecture and Planning, the Office of the Provost, and the International Studies Institute.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Entrepreneurial Speaker Series

Stacy Sacco, Entrepreneurial Studies, announces a series of speakers in the month of November who will share their insights on a number of topics relevant to the Anderson community 

Tuesday, 11/5/13
7:00 p.m.
Andy Lim
CEO, POS Lavu,
ASM 1017, MGT 384, Professional  Selling
Andy will talk about the challenges and opportunities of starting a new business.

Thursday, 11/7/13
8:00 a.m.
Ted Trujillo
Director, Sandoval County Small Business Development Center,
ASM 1064, MGT 324, New Venture Strategies
Ted will discuss the components of a business plan and the tactical steps to start a small business

Tuesday, 11/12/13
7:00 p.m.
Kim Blueher
Director of Lending, WESST,
ASM 1017, MGT 384, Professional  Selling
Kim will share her insights on the loan application process and how to present yourself and your small business to funders to obtain financing.

The lectures are open to all of the Anderson School community.  If you would like to attend any of these lectures, please contact Stacy Sacco to reserve a seat: sasacco@unm.edu.

Dr. Brody Honored

UNM Anderson School of Management Accounting Professor Dr. Rich Brody will receive the 2013 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award from the New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants (NMSCPA).

Dr. Brody was selected by the NMSCPA for his outstanding accomplishments in the classroom that enhance the reputation of the CPA profession.  He  has been a faculty member at Anderson since 2006.

Dr. Brody will be honored at the 19th annual Pride in the Profession luncheon on Friday, November 8 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown. Congratulations!

Native Art Market November 13 & 14

The American Indian Business Association is holding its second Native Art Market at the University of New Mexico as part of its celebration of American Indian Heritage Month.

The show will take place on November 13 and 14, 2013 in the SUB Ballrooms from 9 am to 6 pm.

"Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories of Native Peoples, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native Peoples," says AIBA advisor Jaye Francis. "And sharing our art and culture is one of the best ways we can carry on that dialogue."

In keeping with last year, AIBA has asked a former UNM alumni artist to open the Market. Last year, Navajo artist Shane Hendren opened the market. This year, J.T. Willie is the featured artist. J.T. Willie is an award winning Navajo artist who has combined beadwork and silverwork to create amazing jewelry and accessories. This year, he was named by the Indian Arts and Crafts Association as their Artist of the Year for his beaded dress and accoutrements. His work has inspired AIBA to add a Fashion Show this year.

This is a juried show presenting handmade and handcrafted art made by American Indian artists. The show is open to the public.

For more information, contact Jaye Francis: 277-8889, jfrancis@unm.edu.

UNM Students Heading to Northern Italy

The Anderson School Community is invited to join a group of UNM business students and friends on a trip to Northern Italy over spring break 2014.  This custom tour will highlight the Italian lakes, starting and ending in Milan. 

See where Ernest Hemingway wrote his novel ‘A Farewell to Arms,’ travel into Southern Switzerland to the “Monte Carlo of Switzerland,” and experience the Italian-made amaretti (almond or apricot kernel biscuits) and Amaretto.  Explore Bellagio, Verona, Limone, and more than five lakes while learning about the culture, history, economy, people, and more! 

Contact professional faculty member Linda Shul at lshul@unm.edu if you are interested in joining the group.

AIBA Fall Semester Service Project

Front row L-R: Alicia Ortega, Marie Schulenberg, and Jaye Francis;
Back row L-R: Jamie Rivera, Tracy Yazzie, Christina Tewa, and Andres Lazo
Members of the American Indian Business Association, lead by Jaye Francis of UNM Anderson, recently donated their time at the Roadrunner Food Bank. 

AIBA members bagged, sealed, labeled, and packed pinto beans for food boxes for senior citizens. Every semester, AIBA selects a service project to give back to the community.

If you would like to get involved contact Jaye Francis at jfrancis@unm.edu or 277.8889.