On the third Thursday of the month from May through September all MAP students, graduates, faculty, staff and friends are invited to attend Third Thursday Throwdown at Champps at Keystone at the Crossing for a chance to socialize, mingle and network on the patio. The fun begins at 5:30pm. We'll see you on May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20 and September 17!
Mike Henn, Director of Ticket Sales at Indy Eleven, has joined the MAP faculty, teaching BUS 348-Sports Marketing and Sponsorship. Henn brings over 30 years of sports industry experience with the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Ice, and now the Indy Eleven. Henn brings his humor, training, and knowledge to the classroom as he coordinates the MAP students and their community partner.
Natasha Blakemore-Evans, May 2015 MAP graduate, was inducted into the 2015 directory of Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. To be nominated for this national recognition, students must demonstrate both academic excellence as well as participation in campus activities and community service. Congratulations, Natasha!
MAP's marketing students worked with program partners, Indy Parks and Indy Eleven, focusing on the addition of Futsal courts at local Indy Parks. Students researched and made recommendations as to which park should have the inaugural court. They also helped with sponsor identification, social media, and the promotion and marketing of this endeavor, including promotional video production.
In January, "the unemployment rate of workers who hold a bachelor's degree or higher sank to 2.8 percent, its lowest level since September 2008. That compares with a jobless rate of 5.7 percent for the overall population." (Stilwell, Bloomberg Business, Pretty Soon the U.S. Might Run Out of College-Educated Workers, 2015)