Spring Reading Stack

Published March 15, 2019

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Select Reads for Spring Break

Published March 9, 2018

Looking forward to reading and listening to books over the break I set aside earlier in the semester. The topics range from text analytics to stress management.

I plan to listen to Ready Player One again, the epic pop culture adventure. Forging ahead with Stephen fry’s performance of Sherlock Holmes, I have 40 or so hours left.


Bingeworthy for Spring Break

Published March 7, 2018

Trying to decide what to binge during Spring Break? Here are my suggestions. Please note ratings, trigger warnings, most of these series deal with loaded topics.

Proceed in order or episodes. Consider how all these connect to what we do in class through tech or through observations of human nature.


Self-Tracking by Neff and Nafus

Published March 27, 2017

“This book examines how people record, analyze, and reflect on this data, looking at the tools they use and the communities they become part of.

Gina Neff and Dawn Nafus describe what happens when people turn their everyday experience — in particular, health and wellness-related experience – into data.”


Irresistible by Adam Alter

Published March 18, 2017

Reading Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter.

A look at “how we can harness addictive products for the good—to improve how we communicate with each other, spend and save our money, and set boundaries between work and play […]”


Guest Speaker Day – Fall 2016

Published October 18, 2016

Former MIS 3300 students with service and work experience in The US Army, Amazon, NASA, Marathon Oil, Schlumberger, USDA, The Victory Vipers, Cougar Pathway, independent film-making, publishing, and music stopped by to share their thoughts and lessons learned on the lifespan of their learning in Excel and ISs, future courses, internships, study and travel opportunities.


Welcome Back, Welcome On Board!

Published August 22, 2016

Excited to start the Fall 2016 semester, looking forward to welcoming students in Melcher 160 tomorrow morning and afternoon!

Below are a few quick tips and helpful links for student success to assist you as you navigate a transition into/back to campus life.


National Book Lovers Day

Published August 9, 2016

To celebrate #NationalBookLoversDay, the Office of Communications has asked faculty and staff of the C. T. Bauer College of Business for book recommendations.

While it is hard to pick just one book, below are a few words on why Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal set in Discworld stands out for me right now.


Bradford Tatum – Student Q&A

Published December 28, 2015

Read Part I of the Q&A with Bradford Tatum, author of Grey Matters: Fictional Dialogues for the Real World. 

The first selection of student submitted questions and corresponding responses from Fall 2015 sections are now available. Many thanks to those who submitted questions and for Bradford Tatum for his time.


On Another Note – Role Models

Published December 18, 2015

A conversation with Inside Bauer’s Amanda Sebesta led to this modest list of women who inspire us at the cross section of business and technology.

Ada Lovelace, Hedy Lamar, and Grace Hopper from a previous post are joined by leading figures at The Fed, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo!, HP, and IBM.


Iron Man + Office 365

Published May 22, 2015

The #CollectiveProject recently worked with Robert Downey Jr. to raise awareness about the incredible work Alberto Manero does for Limbitless’ and #BionicKids.

Check out how Alberto and fellow #CollectiveProject visionary Neha Gupta use Office 365 to empower those in need on their tumblr page.


The Big Bang Theory

Published May 19, 2015

Schema theory posits that we learn better if we build on concepts already familiar to us. Connecting new content with the familiar will allow for more in-depth application and synthesis.

Below are just a few of the great many instances of how a popular sitcom illustrates concepts from computer science and communication.


Inventors & Pioneers

Published May 16, 2015

A selection of interviews, lectures, keynotes, and documentaries in appreciation of key figures in/for the digital age from Gottfried Leibniz to Tim Berners-Lee.

The list herein is by no means comprehensive and offers a subjective selection. Feel free to share featurettes of links to your idols.