EXTENDED: Short Term Study Abroad Deadline

The GWSB International Programs Office has extended the deadline for the spring short-term study abroad programs to COB Monday, December 2nd to provide students additional time to apply to our 5 opportunities over spring break. Make sure to sign up today and Happy Thanksgiving from the MBAA.

Attend The Center for the Connected Consumer Meet and Greet Wed, Nov 20

TWO TIMES: 12:15 to 1:15 (Duques 5th Floor ) or 5:30-6:45p (Duques 5th Floor)

New marketing faculty Tom Novak and Donna Hoffman are hosting a meet and greet reception in the fifth floor lobby to talk about their new center and new marketing courses. Pizza and refreshments will be served. The CCC is dedicated to understanding how consumers interact with smart devices in post-social media environments – learn more about the Center for the Connected Consumer at this link.

Plan to attend? Let us know by RSVPing here.

Please contact Donna or Tom with questions. [email protected] or [email protected]

GW AMBA’s Kickstarter Project Gains National Attention; Finds Himself on ESPN

Game Day Pic 3AMBA Stephen Keefe has a new social crowd-funding project that’s attracting attention from college sports fans and entrepreneurs all around the U.S.  …And if you were watching ESPN’s College Gameday before the LSU vs Alabama game a few Saturdays ago, you probably saw him him dressed head to toe in a bear costume, complete with 2 inch white teeth and claws.  

Why?  Well, besides being a lifelong Alabama Football supporter, Stephen Keefe is also the great grandson of Carney Laslie, Assistant Head Coach to Bear Bryant for more than 20 years.  For Keefe, the stunt was an eye-catching and humorous way to tip his hat to one of college football’s legendary figures.

Screenshot 2013-11-18 17.53.03But, despite the hundreds of thousands viewing the broadcast from across the country, only those in attendance were able to grasp the true motivation behind this Keefe’s clever getup.

Stephen is promoting “Tide to A Dream: In the Shadow of the Bear”, a forthcoming book by his mother and Laslie’s granddaughter, Carey Laslie Keefe, about Bryant’s unwavering and remarkable quest to win college football national championships. In spite of his enormous impression on Bryant and the Alabama team, Laslie’s influence has remained largely in the shadows – until now.

Alabama v LSU Pre_GameThe book narrates Bryant’s role in achieving three national titles in the 1960s and is currently being circulated on the social crowdfunding website Kickstarter, which relies on pre-sales to effectively raise enough money to complete and publish the story.

This past Friday, the book was profiled by Sports Illustrated affiliate BamaHammer and several private funding sources with ties to the University of Alabama have expressed interest in funding the effort.   

Keefe’s Kickstarter project expires in two weeks.  Before its too late, be sure to check out his project and consider making a pledge.  If he doesn’t hit his goal than no money is collected (no one gets charged), but Keefe won’t be able to launch his project.

So, let’s show some spirit and spreading the word about Keefe’s Kickstarter campaign.  Click on the links below to go to his project and find out more info on his website. And be sure to like his Facebook page “Tide to A Dream“.


Matthew Levenson, founding COO of StubHub to speak at GW on November 18

Howard Hoffman Lecture Series: A Conversation with Matthew Levenson, Founding COO, StubHub 

Matthew Levenson was the Founding COO for StubHub, an online marketplace providing services for buyers and sellers of tickets for sports, concerts, theatre and other live entertainment events, which was sold to eBay for $300M.

Currently, Levenson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Moocho, a mobile in-store payments company with a free mobile app that provides college students with a way to pay by phone and receive exclusive discounts and rewards to use at their favorite off-campus retailers. Levenson is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

When? Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:30pm – 7pm Eastern Time

5:30 PM – Networking & Refreshments

6:00 PM – Lecture

Where? The George Washington University, Funger Hall, 108


Decision 2013: MBAA Election Results

On behalf of the 2013 MBAA Board, thank you to each of the candidates that stood for election. We commend each of the participants for their enthusiasm and dedication to the electoral process.

It is not easy standing before your classmates seeking consideration and everyone involved deserves to be recognized and congratulated for their effort.

By all means necessary, each member of the current MBAA board will do everything in our power to facilitate a transition that is effectively seamless.  This process will immediately begin today at the next MBAA meeting, which is scheduled as it is every Wednesday, at 5:30pm in RM 357.

And now for the election results:

2013 MBAA Election Results



Election Day

Today is MBAA Election Day.  From 8:30am – 7:00pm, the MBAA Election Ballot will be open and Graduate Business students will choose the 2014 MBAA Board.

You should have received an email from the Executive Director for MBA Programs with the Electronic Ballot.  All candidates seeking consideration are named on the ballot, however only two offices are contested.

Voting is only open today, so please do not forget to vote!

Good luck to all the candidates.