Last week Bloomberg Senior Economist Richard Yamarone visited Queens University and the McColl School to provide his insights from the 30 years he has worked in Financial Services and his economic outlook to students, faculty, visiting banking leaders and members of the McColl School Alumni Association.
This event was the first on-campus engagement with Bloomberg and was sponsored by the McColl Scholl Business Club with supporting faculty Tracy Grooms and Tim Burson.
Thanks to everyone who attended!
The McColl School Business Club and our Banking Initiative led by Tracy Grooms will host Bloomberg economist Rich Yamarone Thursday, February 20 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Ketner Auditorium. A networking reception in Sykes 334 will follow immediately after Mr. Yamarone’s presentation.
We expect 12-15 local banking leaders to attend, as well as representatives from the media, alumni, faculty and students.
Come and join us!
Dr. John Bennett and the McColl School will partner OD on the Edge (the local organization development professional group) to host a panel discussion and Q-and-A titled Getting From Here to There: Using OD in Business in the Crown Room of the Levine Center (on campus) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m tonight (Feb 19).
Panelists include Josh Greenwald, Dr. Renee Hansen, Dr. Charlotte Roberts, and Dr. Rita Smith.
Come join us!
Two MSOD students — Jeanne Pritt and Jen Shoemaker — joined Dr. John Bennett last week at the NC Industrial and Organizational Psychology conference in Greensboro.
John is on track to become chair of this organization next year, and Queens will host the fall 2014 conference.
Congratulations to Jeanne and Jen for helping spread the word about our MSOD program in the McColl School!
In yesterday’s edition of The Charlotte Observer there was a feature story about the rise of “lifestyle centers” — areas of a city where residents live, work, shop and play.
The shopping and residential corridor along Selwyn Avenue was cited as an example, and
Jim Foster, owner of the Selwyn Pub and McColl School professor of business law, was pictured and quoted in the article (link below):
Selwyn Avenue lures small businesses, shoppers (from The Charlotte Observer)
(Nice sweater, Jim)
Posts to the blog have been a bit scarce lately. I have been in Texas on an AACSB accreditation visit. Our visit team included a dean from a school in Kansas and a president from a college in Massachusetts. Learning what is going on in other states and at other schools is an intangible benefit of serving on visit teams, plus I get to bring back best practices from the school we visit!
For today’s news I am passing along a nice feature in The Torch, an e-mail newsletter for the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle about Tracy Grooms, our new director of banking initiatives in the McColl School:
American Red Cross Tiffany Circle feature about Tracy
Thanks for supporting the American Red Cross, Tracy!
Tracy Grooms, director of banking initiatives at the McColl School, was quoted in a story titled “Smaller Charlotte banks struggle to fill openings, as student grow wary” that appeared in today’s Charlotte Observer.
Tracy was quoted as saying that “… turnover is rising in the banking industry, creating job openings at banks.”
Read the full article at this link:
Charlotte Observer story about talent shortage in banking industry
Way to go, Tracy!
The School Executive Leadership Academy (SELA) is a unique partnership linking the Charlotte/Mecklenburg School system, the Cato School of Education and the McColl School of Business in a program to develop leadership skills in principals and aspiring principals in the school system.
Led by Director Cheryl Pulliam, SELA graduated its first class of leaders last month.
The success of our program is making waves nationally as Cheryl has been invited to the George W. Bush Center in Dallas to participate in an AREL program to highlight the best leadership programs in the country. (AREL = Alliance to Reform Education Leadership.)
Here is a link to the press release (with Cheryl’s picture to boot!):
SELA program gets top billing at AREL conference in Dallas
Way to go, Cheryl, and thanks to Cheryl, Lynn Morton and Linda Christopherson for their leadership in making our SELA program one of the nation’s best!
Dr. Harry (“Chip”) Bowen followed up yesterday’s media splash (see previous blog post) with another hit today.
The Charlotte Observer ran a story about the dip in the unemployment rate in Mecklenburg County and quoted Chip exclusively.
Speaking about the uptick in local restaurant and hotel activity, Chip remarked: “I would say that’s a nice leading indicator of the health of the economy. When people start to go out again and spend money on restaurants, that’s an indicator people are starting to feel a little cushion in their incomes.”
The entire article may be accessed through this link:
Dr. Harry (“Chip”) Bowen, professor of economics and international business in the McColl School of Business, was quoted in today’s Charlotte Observer about the impact of the government shutdown.
Chip said that the political wrangling over financing government operations will reduce the focus on other important agenda items.
Here is a link to the article:
Impact of the government shutdown
Good job, Chip!