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August 2019

Dean's Digest

Dean's digest

Happy back to school month! In just a few weeks we welcome almost 5,500 new undergraduate and graduate students to W. P. Carey across all campuses. That’s a big number, and I am grateful to each of you for the hard work it takes to make that happen. Hopefully donuts will help sustain you — look for your start-of-semester box the morning of August 22. Save me a maple frosted one!

New faculty hires

We are happy to welcome not just new students this fall, but many new faculty members. Please join me in congratulating the faculty joining our ranks.

School of Accountancy
Badryah Alhusaini, Assistant Professor
F. Dimas Peña-Romera, Assistant Professor

Department of Economics
Andreas Ravndal Kostøl, Assistant Professor

Department of Finance
Michael Barnett, Assistant Professor
Christoph M. Schiller, Assistant Professor

Department of Information Systems
Donghyuk Shin, Assistant Professor
Xiao Liu, Assistant Professor

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Dan Gruber, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, Clinical Professor

Department of Marketing
Evan Weingarten, Assistant Professor

Department of Supply Chain Management
Harish Guda, Assistant Professor

New school year, new program

The increasingly global nature of business necessitates equally global opportunities to learn. We are pleased to announce a redefined business language and culture degree for undergraduates, which combines our previous offerings to form a single degree with four distinct tracks — Chinese, Spanish, French, and Italian. Congratulations to the many folks who worked to get this program off the ground.

Lights, camera, training

As part of new faculty orientation on Tuesday, August 20, other faculty and staff members who might have a reason to speak to the media are invited to a media training seminar, run by our Marketing and Communications team. It’s a good overview of what to say and not to say, how much of the interaction with the media you actually control, and a look at some of our goals and initiatives, as well as the channels we use to promote the school, our research, and our programs. Sign up by this Friday, August 9 at noon to reserve your seat for the media training session on August 20 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Contact wpc.mediarelations@asu.edu for more information.

State of the School

Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 26 from 8 to 9 a.m., when I will see you all in Avnet Lounge for a State of the School Coffee Chat. We will discuss some new initiatives, celebrate our many accomplishments, and walk through some of your questions. See you there, and at our other upcoming events.

Mark your calendars

Fall semester begins + Dean’s Donut Delivery
Thursday, August 22

Happy Hour at the Oasis
Friday, August 30
4 to 6 p.m.
McCord Hall, Rm 450

Labor Day – university closed
Monday, September 2

Fall Faculty Assembly
Tuesday, September 24
1 to 2 p.m.
McCord Hall, Rm 422

State of the School Coffee Chat
Thursday, September 26
8 to 9 a.m
McCord Hall, Avnet Lounge

Happy Hour at the Oasis
Friday, September 27
4 to 6 p.m.
McCord Hall, Rm 450

Good luck with all the final touches to semester planning. I’m proud to work alongside you all. Together, we make this big, bustling school feel personal. That’s pretty cool.