Author R. Glenn Hubbard to Deliver Presentation at Georgia Southern University

Glenn Hubbard, the current Dean of the Columbia University School of Business, recently authored a new book, “Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America.” The new book, co-authored by Tim Kane, offers an explanation as to why great economies often fail, and warns that the U.S. could be next. Hubbard is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other national publications. As part of the promotion for his new book, Hubbard will be speaking at Georgia Southern University.

WHAT: R. Glenn Hubbard to speak about his recent book “Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America.” Hubbard will address the current U.S. economic outlook and will be answering questions from university faculty and students on contemporary economic topics and the state of the economy.

WHO: R. Glenn Hubbard is the dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics in the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a director of Automatic Data Processing, Black Rock Closed-End Funds, KKR Financial Corporation, and MetLife. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1983. From 2001 to 2003, he served as chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers and chairman of the OECD Economic Policy Committee, and from 1991 to 1993, he was deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department. He currently serves as co-chair of the nonpartisan Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. Hubbard’s fields of specialization include public economics, financial markets and institutions, corporate finance, macroeconomics, industrial organization, and public policy. He is the author of more than 100 scholarly articles in leading journals.

WHEN: November 6th from 12:15-2:00 PM

WHERE: Georgia Southern University, College of IT & Engineering BLDG, Room 1004

City Campus Plans for Another BIG Global Entrepreneurship Week

BiG-Logo-Draft-Set5-MovedGear2-SMALLThe Georgia Southern Business Innovation Group (BIG) will be participating in “Global Entrepreneurship Week,” November 17-22. Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a Kauffman Foundation initiative, is a worldwide celebration of the innovators and job creators that bring ideas to life. The week will be filled with presentations and networking events, most of which are free and open to the public. GEW is an empowerment week aimed at giving innovators important information and networking opportunities to help them be successful.

This year’s BIG GEW will begin with an official Proclamation from Statesboro’s City Council. Expert lecturers will present on topics that business owners find most beneficial such as best accounting practices, securing a good location, business law, and social marketing. A schedule of events will soon be available.

Business Networking International (BNI) is partnering with BIG to host motivational and educational speaker, Ron Kirby, on Wednesday, November 19 from 4-5 PM. Mr. Kirby has more than 37 years of leadership experience in the Marine Corps and corporate America. He will share his passion and experiences in leadership concerning business, personal development, innovation, and education. A mixer at Eagle Creek Brewery will follow Mr. Kirby’s presentation.

Marshall Tuck, Corporate Small Business Officer for Gulfstream Aerospace, is scheduled to bring back our monthly ProBid Procurement Series on Thursday, November 20 at 8:30 AM. Mr. Tuck will lead a discussion on the types of services managed and contracted by Gulfstream. He will give attendees all the information they need on policies for doing business, certification and application requirements, and bidding processes. He may even offer insight on upcoming requests for proposals.

We will close the week with the inaugural BIG Maker Day in downtown Statesboro on Saturday, November 22.  Makers, those who embrace the do-it-yourself philosophy, from our region will showcase their latest inventions as well as host hands-on demonstrations. Lowe’s will host their Build and Grow hands-on workshop for kids. The BIG highlight for the day will be a Cornhole Catapult workshop and competition from 9 AM—2 PM. Maven Makers will provide all materials and instruction, assisting teams of 2-4 in constructing their very own cornhole catapult.

We are delighted to bring another BIG Global Entrepreneurship Week to City Campus and downtown Statesboro. The Business Innovation Group is proud to be leading the charge in growing an innovative culture in the region.

For more information on participating or sponsoring, please contact Suzanne Hallman at 912-478-5586 or

The Business Innovation Group is the business outreach arm of the Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration. The BIG focus is to provide students and entrepreneurs with the skills and training necessary to understand business principles, to experience how businesses operate, and to successfully launch new business enterprises.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit:

Eagle Expo Career Fair

A Great Opportunity for Employers and Job Seekers Alike

Are you looking for new career opportunities? If so, we strongly encourage you to check out the upcoming Eagle Expo Career Fair. Plenty of Georgia Southern University alums will be there, including a sizable group from the College of Business Administration. Whether you’re about to graduate, are in the market for a new job, or preside over an expanding business that needs to hire talented workers, the Eagle Expo has something for you.

When and Where

This year’s Eagle Expo will take place in the RAC on the campus of Georgia Southern University. The main event will last from noon until 4 p.m. on October 29. There will be time for mingling and networking before and after its scheduled hours, so take advantage of this opportunity to show recruiters what you’re all about.

What to Expect at the Eagle Expo

As our largest career fair, the Eagle Expo has something for just about everyone. In fact, we don’t restrict attendance in any fashion: Employers, students, and alumni are welcome. As an attendee, you will find job opportunities in fields like:

  • Retail & sales
  • Supply chain and logistics
  • IT and computer science
  • Communications

Are you in need of a professional headshot? If so, you’re in luck, and you’re already dressed to have your picture taken. The MBA Association (MBAA) is offering professional headshots by professional photographer, Frank Fortune, during the Eagle Expo. Professional pictures will be $30 (cash or check only; $110 value). So, get “Professionally Captured! You have to look the part to play the part.”

Other Career and Networking Events

If you’re not able to attend the Eagle Expo or want to increase your chances of securing the perfect job, we’re proud to offer a number of other career fairs and networking opportunities. Here’s a small sampling of our career-related programming over the next few months:

  • Mock Interview Day and Résumé Critique Night on October 28 at the Williams Center
  • Education Career Fair on November 6 at the Union Ballroom
  • Healthcare Networking on November 12 at the Union Ballroom


Georgia Southern College of Business: A Great Place to Get a Business Degree

While we hope that you’ll be able to join us on October 29, we understand that not every single member of the Eagle Nation can make it out to every single event. That’s why we offer an impressive lineup of open and alumni-only events throughout the calendar year. Whether you’re looking to start a new career or find the right talent for your growing company, our dense network of business leaders can help.

Professional Headshots at the Career Fair

Statesboro’s premier professional photographer, Frank Fortune will be taking professional headshots at the Career Fair on Wednesday, October 29, from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Headshots will cost $30, cash and checks only. This event is open to everyone, not just students! Reservations are accepted, walk- ins are welcome.

To schedule a reservation, contact


Georgia Southern City Campus plans BIG Maker Day

BiG-Logo-Draft-Set5-MovedGear2-SMALLGeorgia Southern’s Business Innovation Group (BIG) is planning a Maker Day event to showcase the work of area makers – those who are embracing the do-it-yourself spirit. The inaugural BIG Maker Day will be held on November 22, 2014 from 9am-2pm at the City Campus in Downtown Statesboro.

Maven Makers of Savannah, GA will be leading a workshop to help participants build a corn-hole catapult. Teams of 2-4 people can participate for $75/team. Maven Makers will supply all necessary materials and give instructions on how to build a small catapult capable of launching up to 1 lb. The workshop should take about 4 hours. Once the catapults are built, participants can participate in a corn-hole bag launching competition where prizes will be given for accuracy and distance of launch.

While teams are working on their catapults other makers will be showcasing their latest creations for everyone in attendance. Technical Training Aids from Atlanta will highlight items produced on 3D Printers they sell. Georgia Southern student and entrepreneur, Francis Okechukwu, will demonstrate his latest engineering educational game for kids.  Lowes will also be hosting a Build and Grow workshop for kids.

If you’re interested in participating in BIG Maker Day in any capacity please call Suzanne Hallman at 912-478-5586.

College of Business Administration • P.O. Box 8002 • Statesboro, Georgia • (912) 478-2622