Barnett Business Newsletter

Vol. 1, Issue 2

Sep 1, 2020

Faculty Updates

Recent Faculty Publications:

Thinking outside the ‘box’: a discussion of sports fans, teams, and the environment in the context of COVID-19. Sport In Society. (August 2020). Dr. Ross, with co-authors Henry Wear and Michael Naraine.
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17430437.2020.1804108.

The Importance of Developing Talent for the Profession: Reinforced Lessons from Remote Learning. Florida CPA Today. (Forthcoming, 2020). Professor Jozsi and Dr. Falcon, with co-author Ildi Toth.

Celina Jozsi

Celina Jozsi

Recent Faculty Peer Review Activities:

Dr. Bias peer reviewed Will Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3 Produce a Meteor Outburst in 2022? by Joe Rao for WGN, The Journal of the International Meteor Organization, August 2020

Dr. Bias peer reviewed a book proposal: Atlas of Meteor Showers, proposed by Dr. Peter Jenniskens, SETI Institute for Elsevier, July 2020

Dr. Bias peer reviewed Hot Talk, Cold Science; Global Warming’s Unfinished Debate, 3e (2020) by S. Fred Singer and David R. Legates for Independent Institute, July 2020

Dr. Bias peer reviewed It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. . . to see meteors! by Joe Rao for Sky & Telescope magazine, April 2020

Announcements:

Virtual Academic Department Meeting: The faculty did an outstanding job orchestrating our first Virtual Academic Department Meeting for freshman and transfer students. The session was informative and fun! A special thanks to Dr. Hardin for coordinating the event.

Student Stories

Internships:

Ally Louden

Ally spent the summer of 2020 as a tax intern at The IRONMAN Group. The main assignment that she worked on was retrieving data and preparing the Value-Added Tax (VAT) reconciliations. She gained valuable business experience and she is grateful that the internship has been extended into the upcoming fall semester.

Ally Louden

Ally Louden

Rachael Buckel

Rachael is a senior Accounting and Business Administration double major and a soon-to-be graduate, seeking to begin a MAcc program in the Fall of 2020. She was selected for the prestigious summer Internship Development Program at Raymond James Financial. She worked in the Internal Audit Department where she had the opportunity to apply essential knowledge learned from the world-class Accounting faculty at Florida Southern College. Highlights from the internship included the testing of internal controls and attending control walkthroughs with external auditors. She has accepted an offer from Raymond James to extend her internship experience into the fall semester. In a quote from Rachael, she said; “I would like to thank Professor Jozsi for being my faculty mentor and for always supporting me in reaching far beyond my dreams”.

Rachael Buckel

Rachael Buckel

Chapters and Clubs:

Delta Sigma Pi

Chapter meeting on Wednesday, 9/9 @ 7:30pm

Dean's Office Updates

Announcements:

Annette Boyd Pitts joined the team at the School of Business two weeks ago and has been Zooming with students and internship supervisors every moment. She will be teaching two sections of the Professional Development course and coordinating ten sections of internships. Companies throughout Lakeland and across the country are filling their internships (and employment opportunities) with our business students. Current internship sites this semester include Keller Williams, Northwestern Mutual, Mosaic, Catapult, Department of State, Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine, and so many more! One student will be working with the Economic Section of Mission China in the area of foreign affairs and the economy. She will be researching data on tourism, healthcare, and emerging market trends, as well as preparing a variety of resources such as infographics, reports, and other publications.

Annette Pitts

Annette Pitts

Upcoming Events

MBA Southern Strategic Case Competition will be held virtually November 14, 2020.

Learn More about the MBA Southern Strategic Case Competition

Church Management Conference will be held March 8-10, 2021.

Learn More about the Church Management Conference

Featured Alumni

Arpit Agrawal

Arpit is an Executive Director at Vishal Group, the biggest corporate house of Nepal. VG operates in twelve major business sectors and Arpit drives the distribution vertical for the group. Listed by Forbes South Asia as “Young Entrepreneurs to look out for”, Arpit has added significant value to his family business, and his company is constantly thriving to build better lives through their operations. The Vihal Group is one of the largest corporations in Nepal, with more than $2 billion in assets.

Arpit Agrawal

Arpit Agrawal

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Barney Barnett School of Business Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 2, September 1st 2020.