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Sykes College of Business – Faculty Research Day 2016

The Sykes College of Business Annual Research Day will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 131 of the Sykes College of Business. This program showcases the intellectual contributions made by the College's faculty over the past year. With over 80 full time faculty members in the College of Business, we have had more than 200 intellectual contributions in noteworthy journals this past year. Many of the Colleges' intellectual contributions are in pedagogical outlets such the Journal of Education for Business, the Journal of Financial Education, the Journal of Entrepreneurial Education and more. We pride ourselves as a premier teaching institution with intellectual contributions making an impact on theory and practice. Full program  

UT Student Wins Governor’s Cup of Florida Award for Best Business Concept - See more at:
UT Student Wins Governor’s Cup of Florida Award for Best Business Concept - See more at:

 UT Students Successfully Competed at the Beta Alpha Psi Southeast Regional Meeting  

Nine UT students competed Feb. 27-28, 2016, at the Beta Alpha Psi Southeast Regional Meeting in Birmingham, AL. The teams took first place and second place, respectively, in two of the three topics for the Best Practices Competition. The team that earned first place competed in a section entitled Good or Great. Because of winning this regional competition, this team has been invited to compete against the winners of seven other regions from around the country at the Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, on Aug. 4–6. UT topped teams from nine other schools in the southeast region including Auburn University, Elon University, USF, The University of Memphis and UCF, among others. UT's team included Brent Caramanica '16, Lucie Matulikova '16, Ryan Skaletsky '16 and Yafeng Zhang '16. The team that earned second place competed in a section entitled Leadership and Management. In this category, UT bettered teams from five other schools including The University of Mississippi and Florida International University. This UT team included Carly Cantelmo '16, Caramanica, Morgan Flannery '16, Kelly Moore '17, Sean Okochi '17 and Adam Zaki '16. The University of Tampa was the only school to have teams place in two of the three Best Practices categories.

UT Student Wins Governor’s Cup of Florida Award for Best Business Concept 

UT student John Publicover’s business, Storedby, was awarded Best Business Concept in the inaugural Governor’s Cup of Florida Business Model Competition. The Governor’s Cup was sponsored by the Roundtable of Entrepreneurship Educators of Florida (REEF). REEF is an organization that unites educators, thought leaders and students throughout Florida’s higher education community. Storedby is one of the companies in the UT Spartan Accelerator program in the John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center. The Spartan Accelerator provides large spaces for student entrepreneurs to work on their startup businesses. Six Florida universities participated in the competition. Publicover, a senior majoring in international business and finance, competed in the finals with teams from the University of Florida and from the University of Central Florida. Publicover was awarded $3,000 for the further development of his business. The Governor’s Cup was held during SEEC (Southeastern Entrepreneurship Conference), which was held at UT.

Upcoming Sykes Hall of Fame Event features John Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft Corp., and Bob Dutkowsky, CEO of Tech Data Corp.

Join us on March 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The University of Tampa Falk Theatre. John Thompson and Bob Dutkowsky will address the topic "Shaping the Future of Tech...What Makes Tech Tick?" and discuss how success in the tech world takes more than smarts. In fact, it takes vision, tenacity and being able to create new opportunities. They will share their experience and insights about identifying trends and opportunities in the global technology industry.

UT Entrepreneurship Center Named a National Model Program for Entrepreneurship Education

Jan. 26, 2016

The Lowth Entrepreneurship Center in The University of Tampa was recently awarded the National Model Program Award for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship at its annual conference in San Diego. The awards are given for exemplary programs that reflect innovation, quality, comprehensiveness, sustainability, transferability, depth of support and impact. “This award is arguably the most coveted award among entrepreneurship educators in the United States,” said Rebecca White, director of the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center and professor of entrepreneurship. Full Story.

An Outstanding Example of Impact: New UT Economics Professor, Abby Hall

On Oct. 26, Abigail Hall gave a lecture at James Madison College at Michigan State University on drones and public choice. The invitation was directly related to her past and ongoing research on drones. Also related to the drone research, she was recently interviewed for a radio program operating out of Uppsala University in Sweden. The episode aired on Nov. 23. In addition, Hall presented a lecture for the Foundation for Economic Education at Georgia Perimeter College on Oct. 30 on income inequality in the US. Also related to her ongoing research, “The Gender-Wage Gap - A Myth that Just Won’t Die” is to be reprinted in the new edition of Katherine A. Ackley’s textbook, Perspectives on Contemporary Issues.

Congratulations to Deirdre Dixon for Receiving the 2015 Kenneth E. Clark Award!

Congratulations to Deirdre Dixon for receiving the Kenneth E. Clark Award for her dissertation, titled “Staying Alive: The Experience of In Extremis Leadership.” Her dissertation was selected from 75 submissions originating in nine countries through a blind-review process from 25 faculty members. To top it off, the International Leadership Association offered to sponsor a trip for her to Barcelona, Spain. What a way to start her first year as a full-time faculty at UT! 

On March 20, 2015, the UT Sykes College of Business Hosted its Third Annual Faculty Research Day 
Faculty members representing a variety of disciplines from the Sykes College of Business presented their research to the greater Tampa Bay community. Topics included brand building, the strategic use of information technology, legal issues associated with a digitally connected world, leadership and motivation in the African diaspora, and responding to cultural changes. Several faculty members further presented case studies, often tried and tested within their classrooms. The Fourth Annual Faculty Research Day will be held on March 18, 2016.  

The University of Tampa’s bachelor’s degree program in management information systems (MIS) was recently accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET is the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology.