Posted: 9/26/96

Texas A&M International "IBA Cafe" Lunch Talk Series Underway



Texas A&M International University's International Business Association is hosting a series of informal Brown Bag Lunch talks called the "IBA Cafe" on Wednesdays, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Bullock Hall room 202.

The talks are primarily geared for A&M International students but are open to the public as well. Scheduled speakers include faculty from the University's College of Business Administration (COBA) and A&M International administrators.

The IBA Cafe's Fall Feast includes the following topics and speakers: Oct. 2--"COBA Programs: A Chat With Your COBA Dean," Dr. Khosrow Fatemi, Professor of International Business and Dean of the College of Business Administration and the Graduate School of International Trade and Business Administration; Oct. 9--"Soviet Union: Transition From Central Planning to Market Economy," Dr. Kamal Fatehi, Professor of Management and Chair of the Department of Management and Marketing; Oct. 16--"Is the Border Fit to Compete Under NAFTA?" Dr. James Giermanski, Professor of Management; Oct. 23--"What Is Re-engineering?" Dr. Leland Jordon, Associate Professor of Accounting and Dr. Stephanie Smith, Assistant Professor of Finance; Oct. 30--"Beat the Rush: Gear Up For Spring Registration," Imelda Lopez, Graduate Admissions Counselor; Nov. 6--"Meet the President," Dr. J. Charles Jennett, A&M International President; Nov. 13--"The Changing Nature of Management and Career Patterns," Dr. Martin Broin, Assistant Professor of Production and Operations Management; Nov. 20--"AACSB Accreditation: What Does This Mean For You?" Dr. Kurt Jesswein, Associate Professor of International Banking; and Dec. 4--"Student Input on Program Outcome Effectiveness," Dr. William Renforth, Professor of International Business.

Additional lunchtime talks are scheduled from January through April for the IBA Cafe's Spring Smorgasbord.

For more information on IBA Cafe, please call IBA Faculty Sponsors Dr. Jacqueline Mayfield at 326-2533 or Dr. Milton Mayfield at 326 2534.