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  • Are Siri and Alexa making us ruder? The answer is... Friday Aug 16 2019

    Is the way we bark out orders to digital assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant making us less polite? Prompted by growing concerns, two BYU information systems researchers decided to ask.


  • Finding Gremlins Wednesday Aug 14 2019

    All roads lead somewhere, and for BYU Marriott assistant professor of marketing John Howell, the many roads he's traveled have brought him back to where it all began—academia.


  • Bringing the Past to Life Friday Aug 09 2019

    BYU Marriott MPA professor Jeff Thompson didn't realize the two weeks he and his family spent performing in the Nauvoo Pageant would shape his next research project. His newfound interest in historical interpreters and their purpose for the work they do not only changed Thompson personally, but is also helping him revolutionize his approach in the classroom.


  • A Valuable Exchange Wednesday Aug 07 2019

    From developing business relationships in France to watching a sunrise over a mountain in Peru, the Global Management Center’s foreign exchange programs teach what a classroom can’t. The foreign exchange program provides students the opportunity to learn the inner workings of international business, become proficient in a new language, experience a different culture, and build professional international relationships.


  • Top of the Hustle Wednesday Aug 07 2019

    Marketing alum Mitchell Kimball spent his free time messaging, emailing, calling, and visiting anyone involved in careers that interested him, efforts which would prepare him to be a top candidate for his dream job.


  • Eccles Scholar Award Winners Tuesday Aug 06 2019

    Eleven first-year MBA candidates were recognized from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University as Eccles Scholars, an award presented by the school’s Whitmore Global Management Center (GMC). Up to $9,000 of financial aid is awarded to each recipient for schooling expenses, international projects, and global career exploration.


  • The Secret to Success, Qualtrics Style Friday Aug 02 2019

    In a world of endless job listings requiring extensive qualifications, pursuing a career can seem overwhelming. But for Natalie Nyman, helping people land their dream jobs is her dream job.


  • Business in the Front, Music in the Back Wednesday Jul 31 2019

    Outside the office, Jonathon Wood, managing director at the Whitmore Global Management Center, spends a lot of his free time playing in a bluegrass acoustic band known as Lincoln Highway. Along with his fellow band members, Wood recently accepted an invite from Mike Lee, senator from Utah, to play in Washington, DC, at an event known as Utah Days.


  • Napoleon Dynamite, Jimmy Carter, and a BYU Marriott MBA Monday Jul 29 2019

    As BYU Marriott's own Napoleon Dynamite, assistant professor Mark Hansen credits his involvement with the Future Farmers of America as one step that led him to where he is today.


  • Military Parade Concludes Another Outstanding Year for AFROTC Thursday Jul 25 2019

    For over three decades, Air Force Detachment 855 has held an annual military parade, featuring an impressive assembly of cadets marching in strict military formation. BYU Marriott's Detachment 855 is comprised of BYU and UVU cadets and is a satellite of the Air Force itself. The long-standing tradition continued this spring as one hundred sixty cadets drilled across the Richards Building Fields at BYU.


  • Influencing Change Friday Jul 19 2019

    With a background in law and research interests in the NFL, assistant professor Taeya Howell brings a unique perspective to BYU Marriott.


  • Reaching for the Stars Strategically Friday Jul 12 2019

    Following in the footsteps of her grandpa and her father, Itza Miller came to BYU in 2014 bright-eyed and cougar-tailed, without a clue as to what she wanted to study. As her BYU experience recently came to a close, Miller says she has appreciated the moments that guided her towards the people she calls her strategy family.


  • Women Helping Women in Entrepreneurship Wednesday Jul 10 2019

    The Ballard Center's Social Venture Academy works to solve social issues across the globe, and recent participants seem to be setting a new trend in social entrepreneurship—women helping women.


  • Count, Sing, Lift, Repeat Tuesday Jul 09 2019

    BYU Marriott School of Accountancy alumna Jennifer Notley packs school lunches, washes never-ending piles of dirty clothes, drives children to soccer practice, and ensures that the needs of her family of five are taken care of. At first glance, Notley doesn't seem much different from many other mothers. But what you don't know is that she's also a singer and songwriter, vocal coach, fitness instructor, and CPA—all at the same time.


  • LeBaron Appointed as New Chair of Management Tuesday Jul 02 2019

    BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian announced the appointment of Curtis LeBaron as the new chair for the Department of Management. LeBaron began his new role on 1 June. LeBaron takes over for John Bingham, who recently began his role as an associate dean at BYU Marriott.


  • New Deans Announced John Bingham named associate dean; Eric Teel named administrative dean Monday Jul 01 2019

    BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian has announced the appointments of John Bingham as an associate dean and Eric Teel in the newly created position of administrative dean. These assignments took effect on 1 July.


  • Gearing Up for Greatness Monday Jul 01 2019

    Juniors from the BYU Marriott ROTC program who are now attending Advanced Camp, a thirty-one-day training event held at Fort Knox, Kentucky, were given a practice during field training conducted in St. George, Utah. Cadets must complete Advanced Camp in order to receive a commission in the army 


  • Merrill Appointed New Finance Chair Friday Jun 28 2019

    BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian appointed Craig Merrill as the new chair of the finance department.


  • From Classroom Concept to Thriving Company Friday Jun 28 2019

    Dissembled computer mice, parts of a camera, and batteries scattered everywhere are not typical under-the-bed clutter, but for Bryan Brittain, his childhood floor was littered with the evidence of an inventive mind. Putting that mind to work, Brittain is now co-founder of Thrive Smart Systems, an innovative landscaping company, which has claimed over $85,000 in competition earnings.


  • UAVs, Engineering, and Ethics Thursday Jun 27 2019

    Undergraduates typically don’t have to worry about fulfilling a contract with the Department of Defense (DOD) managing a drone company’s mistakes. But that’s exactly what BYU Marriott students Scott Williams and Griffin Holt spent a weekend in Maryland doing.