August 2014

Dr. John Cicala Earns a Place in the College of Business Administration's Research Spotlight

Since earning his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a major in marketing and a minor in psychology from the Fogelman College of Business & Economics at the University of Memphis in 2011, Dr. John Cicala has established himself as a dedicated and respected researcher in sales and marketing. He is the solo or co-author of seven published research articles in well-respected academic journals, including the Journal of Business Research, Journal of Marketing Education, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, and the Review of Business and Finance Studies. Three of these articles were published in the most recent school year.  An eighth is under review at the Journal of Business Ethics. Read more.

College of Business Administration Receives Application Acceptance from AACSB

The College of Business Administration has conquered the first phase in the journey to obtain accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)- application acceptance. AACSB will appoint a mentor to assist the college through accreditation process. The appointed mentor is a "seasoned" business dean. Our 2014-2015 academic year will be devoted to developing an alignment plan with 15 AACSB standards. This plan will need to be submitted to the AACSB Initial Accreditation Committee by June 1, 2015 for approval.

AACSB is regarded as the benchmark for business school quality among the academic community. The mission of AACSB is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership and value-added services. AACSB standards drive innovation, engagement and impact with students, employers and the communities they serve. We look forward to this exciting endeavor to obtain accreditation which will assure students of a high-quality education.

Current Students and Alumni Receive Equal Career Placement Services

The mission of the university's Career Services Center is to educate and empower a diverse body of students to achieve personal growth, development and lifelong career success and, in the same capacity, support appropriately all of our employers and alumni while proactively supporting our division and institution.

Students, we would like to be your partners in preparing you for career success and in making connections to a broad and diverse array of employers regardless of your major. Your success begins with creating superior marketing materials (résumés, cover letters, etc.), honing career skills and developing and executing an appropriate strategy to pursue your goals.  If you are unsure of your ultimate career goal we can help you with that as well! Make an appointment to see a career advisor at 104 Eckhardt Hall, call 361-593-2217, or email careerservices@tamuk.edu

As alumni of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, you receive all of the same services as a current student! Whether you need help polishing your résumé, job search strategy advice, or connections to employers, we stand ready to assist you with all of your career needs.

Texas A&M-Kingsville Holds Summer Commencement August 8
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More than 300 graduates crossed the stage to receive their degrees during the summer commencement ceremony held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, in the Steinke Physical Education Center at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Students receiving their master's and doctoral degrees were recognized within their academic colleges. Read more.

Faculty Accomplishments

  • Dr. Valerie Bartelt's paper "Ethnic Diversity Deflates Price Bubbles" was accepted at the MIT Collective Intelligence conference called "Financial Bubbles" Co-authors include: Sheen S. Levine, Columbia University; Evan P. Apfelbaum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Mark Bernard, Goethe University Frankfurt; Valerie L. Bartelt, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Edward J. Zajac, Northwestern University and David Stark, Columbia University.
  • Dr. Bartelt also attended the NCHN Conference. This is the health network conference for the HRSA grant. 
  • Dr. Bartelt had a conference paper accepted at AMCIS - the Association for Information Systems Conference. This is one of the three major IS conferences. Paper title: "A Study of Personal Cloud Computing: Compatibility, Social Influence, and Moderating Role of Perceived Familiarity" - Co-author: Murad Moqbel, KU Medical Center.
  • Dr. Jack Shorter had an article titled "Social Networking and the Exchange of Information" accepted to be published in the issues in Information Systems Journal in October.
  • Harmeet Singh passed Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Examination. The CFA® program bridges industry practice, investment theory and ethical and professional standards to provide investment analysis and portfolio management skills.
  • Dr. Priti Verma had an article accepted titled, "Country Risk and Macroeconomic Factors: Evidence from Asian Markets." in the Journal of Applied Business and Economics

The Fall Career Fair, sponsored by the Office of Career Services, will be held in a new, convenient location this year, the Student Recreation Center.
S&P Capital IQ is Made Available to Students & Faculty

College of Business Administration has arranged for students to have access to S&P Capital IQ, a web-based information service that combines information on companies worldwide along with a variety of software applications that allows students to analyze company fundamentals, build financial models, screen for investment ideas and execute other financial research tasks.
Send-Off Parties Welcome New Students to Javelina Nation

Send-Off parties kicked off in Kingsville on Tuesday, August 5th, welcoming our newest students to Javelina Nation and providing them with a chance to meet fellow classmates, faculty and staff before beginning their college journey. Cities visited included Kingsville, Edinburg, San Antonio, Houston and concluded in Corpus Christi on August 14th.

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