Campus News Top Stories — 08 November 2013

Murray State University celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 19-21. All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required for most events.

The first session will be at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Curris Center Barkley Room. James Koinis and Jessica Rowland with Fox & Company in Mayfield, Ky., will present “10 Ways QuickBooks Can Help Your New Business.” At 9:30 Johanna Fox Turner and Michelle Neiswender of Milestones Financial Planning, will cover “The Best Easy Retirement Plans for Your New Business.” Registration for these two events is at

A noon luncheon will be held at the Robert O. Miller Conference Center. The program, sponsored by the Small Business Development Center, will feature Sherry Mulkins of the World Trade Center Kentucky discussing the Kentucky Export Initiative. Registration is required at

At 1:30 p.m., Chris Tanner, a patent attorney from Elizabethtown, Ky., will present “A Beginners Guide to Intellectual Property” in the Mississippi Room of the Curris Center. Registration is required at

Wednesday’s (Nov. 20) program consists of four MSU faculty workshops in the Barkley Room from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a luncheon at the Miller Conference Center.

The workshops include “Leveraging Location Analytics for Entrepreneurial Success” by Dr. Fred Miller at 10 a.m.; “Human Resources in the Global Arena” by Dr. Sandy Miles at 11 a.m.; “IT Security — How Safe is Your Business?” by Michael Ramage at 1 p.m.; and “Using Google to Promote Your Business” by Elizabeth Price at 2 p.m. Registration for all of these sessions is at

The luncheon, sponsored by the Small Business Development Center, will feature Tamela Hayton talking about “Social Networking.” Registration is required at

The day concludes with the Global Distinguished Lecture Series at 7 p. m. in the Curris Center Theatre. It is sponsored by the MSU Alumni Association and the Institute for International Studies. There are two featured speakers — Jeff Stearman, ’88, B.S. accounting, senior director of tax accounting at Yum! Brands Inc.; and Justin Taylor ’03, B.S. agribusiness, global markets analyst for Arysta Lifescience. No registration is required.

On Thursday, Nov. 21, the program begins with a Business Model Canvas Workshop in the Curris Center Barkley Room at 9 a.m. Laurie Daugherty, associate vice president of the Kentucky Innovation Network and Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs, will be the speaker. This workshop introduces the Business Model Canvas, an easy-to-use tool that is key to figuring out business strategy. It can help users uncover success strategies and avoid pitfalls. This event is free and open to the public with registration required at

The Women in Business Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the MSU Hall of Benefactors, located in Heritage Hall, with Kim Hodous as the keynote speaker. Her presentation is “Stop Being Busy and Start Being Effective — How to Get the Right Things Done in Less Time and Have Fun While You Are at It.” Lunch will be provided, but seating is limited. Registration is required at The luncheon is sponsored by the Regional Business and Innovation Center, the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business and the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce.

The closing program on Thursday will be another presentation by Hodous in Wrather Hall from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This presentation is open to students and community members.

Her topic will be “How to Make Money Doing What You Love, Even if You’re Not Sure How.” No registration is required for this event.

Hodous is a former high school teacher who became an award-winning businesswoman and a bestselling author. She is a noted speaker who does motivational, business, communication and leadership presentations.

For more information, contact Beth Ward, assistant RBIC director, at 270.809.6074 or by email at


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