Business Update
Feb. 1, 2011

Experience UTSA!

Come celebrate the emergence of UTSA as a vibrant campus and experience the growth that has occurred during UTSA's 40-year history.

Join the College of Business for a tour (by bus and on foot) featuring highlights on the Main Campus followed by a reception hosted in the Business Building.

The tour will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8.


Calendar of Events

Feb. 1
COB Graduate Programs Information Session
5:45 p.m.
BB 4.01.18
Call 458-4641

Feb. 11-13
International Seminar featuring John Sullivan, Center for International Private Enterprise
Call 458-6447

Feb. 15
COB Banking Panel
3:30 p.m.
BB 2.06.04
Call 458-4039

Feb. 16
COB Graduate Programs Information Session
5:45 p.m.
BB 4.01.18
Call 458-4641

Feb. 17
COB Insurance Panel
3:30 p.m.
BB 2.06.04
Call 458-4039

March 7
COB Graduate Programs Information Session
5:45 p.m.
BB 4.01.18
Call 458-4641

March 8
Experience UTSA Tour
6 p.m.
UTSA Main Campus
Call 458-4313 or RSVP online

March 12
COB Graduate Programs Information Session
10 a.m.
BB 4.01.18
Call 458-4641

March 28
Real Estate Expo
3-6 p.m.
University Center Ballroom
Call 458-7333

March 29
Women's History Month lecture featuring Elisa Chan
2 p.m.
BB 2.01.02
Call 458-4313

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  College Establishes Security Research Center

Computer LabThe College of Business has established the Center for Education and Research in Information and Infrastructure Security (CERI²S). Dr. Fred Chang, the AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure Assurance and Security, will direct CERI²S.

The center, which will be interdisciplinary in nature, is charged with conducting high-impact research in information assurance and security and will help to educate the cybersecurity workforce.

CERI²S will consist of two lab components: ALIAS and LASER. The advanced Laboratory for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (ALIAS) consists of a 30-seat security computer classroom as well as a specialized network used to address network problems such as intrusion detection.

The Laboratory for Advanced Information Security Education and Research (LAISER), which is currently under development, will be a network and systems testbed consisting of file servers and software that give researchers a carefully controlled and highly-secure environment in which to study cybersecurity phenomenon.

CERI²S will partner with academic institutions, businesses and the federal government to devise research solutions to cybersecurity issues.

Sponsors Needed for Annual Accounting Golf Tournament

Hispanic Business SurveySponsors are still needed for the 19th annual UTSA College of Business Department of Accounting Scholarship Golf Tournament.

The tournament, which benefits the Kathleen Reymann Keil Memorial Endowed Scholarship, will be held on Friday, May 20 at the Silverhorn Golf Course.

Signature Sponsors
Lunch Sponsor: KFC, Taco Bell, Long John Silver's, Pizza Hut, A&W, WingStreet
Shirt Sponsor: PwC
Prize Sponsor: Stephanie A. Davis, '94, MT '98
Breakfast Sponsor: Tesoro

Additional Sponsors
Longest Drive Sponsor: Rush Enterprises
Closest to the Pin Sponsor: C.H. Guenther & Son
Driving Range Sponsor: Akin, Doherty, Klein & Feuge
Scoreboard Sponsor: Ryan, LLC

Available Sponsorship Opportunities
Benefits include one foursome, golf shirt for each player, breakfast, awards luncheon, recognition in all publicity materials and event program.

Putting Green Sponsor--company sponsorship sign on putting green
Banner Sponsor--company name recognition on event banners
Raffle Sponsor--company name recognition on raffle item table

Roadrunner Four
One foursome, golf shirt for each player, breakfast, awards luncheon, listing in event program.

Single Roadrunner
One golf participant, golf shirt, breakfast, awards luncheon

Hole Sponsor

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Karina Galindo at (210) 458-6632 or e-mail her.

CSPD Names New Director of Professional Development

Karen RayzorKaren Rayzor has been named director of professional development in the Center for Student Professional Development for the UTSA College of Business.

Rayzor will be charged with managing and growing relationships with local, regional and national corporations seeking to employ business students. She will also oversee the college's internship program that matches business students with employers throughout the nation.

With over 20 years of corporate and nonprofit experience, Rayzor previously guided the intern program for Guidestar, USA, Inc., which operates an online database for all nonprofits recognized by the IRS.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Roanoke College. For more information about the college's employer relations program, contact Rayzor at (210) 458-4039 or visit the CSPD website.

Business Student Named to National Advisory Board

Lyndsey LutherLyndsey Luther, a junior majoring in human resources management in the UTSA College of Business, was selected to serve on the State Farm Youth Advisory Board. Luther was one of 30 students chosen from across the United States as a board member.

Board members will oversee the awarding of more than $5 million a year in grant funding for student-led service learning projects. State Farm initiatives have included access to higher education, driver safety, environmental responsibility, financial literacy and disaster preparedness.

"I'm excited to be chosen for the State Farm Youth Advisory Board," said Luther, who is a member of the Honors College and vice president of Kappa Delta Chi. "I wanted to be a part of something that will help other people."

As part of her appointment, Luther was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from State Farm. She will serve a one-year term with the board.


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