The Huntsman Post
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business - Utah State University
Social Media Soars at Huntsman School
Sterling Morris
 
Sterling Morris expanded the reach of the Huntsman School's social media efforts
 
When it comes to social media-Facebook, Twitter, YouTube-the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business has vaulted into the ranks of the top 30 AACSB accredited business schools in the United States, thanks to the efforts of one graduate student. In April 2012, the Huntsman School ranked 8th in Twitter followers, 15th in Facebook followers, and 29th in YouTube views. This puts it ahead of all other Utah business schools combined.

This all comes thanks to a single student, Sterling Morris, who recently graduated in May of 2012 with a master's in management information systems (MIS). Sterling said he has little interest in his own personal social media presence. And yet, thanks to his efforts, his school can boast that its Facebook and Twitter communities are outdoing some major business schools.

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Students Off to Asia, South America, and Europe
After four weeks of little sleep, intense studying, and big projects, Parker Brower is ready for all of his hard work to pay off - now that he is more than 5,000 miles away from where it all began.

Parker is currently in South America where he is prepared to understand the cultures and economics of the countries he will be visiting because such preparation is a key part of what makes the Global Learning Experience work.

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Student in front of international building
 
Anna Vardanyan in Asia
 
Throry Meets Reality
Former XFL Exec Recalls Day Marketing Idea was Deflated
Blimp crashing into building
 
A good idea went bad when the wind took this $2 million marketing blimp on a ride.
 
In 2001, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and NBC recruited me to head up the marketing launch for a new professional football league that was to rival the NFL, called the XFL. What did XFL stand for? Many thought it was for "X-treme" football, others "X-rated" football, but the truth is that league founder Vince McMahon just went through the alphabet starting with the letter "A" matching it with "FL" for "Football League," and he liked the way XFL sounded. No hidden meaning at all. Just "XFL."

The league launched with eight teams: The LA X-treme, the San Francisco Demons, the Birmingham Bolts, the Orlando Rage, the Memphis Maniax, the Chicago Enforcers, the New York-New Jersey Hitmen, and the Las Vegas Outlaws. Great logos, cool names. Our XFL brand was to play football as it was meant to be played ... no sissy rules protecting quarterbacks or receivers. Hard-hitting, in-your-face, raw football, with an in-stadium experience superior to the NFL with big-screens, and rock-concert quality sound with players wearing microphones to let fans in the stands hear every bone-jarring hit, trash talk, and more.

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Also in this edition
MBA Program Offers Opportunities For the Ambitious

New Huntsman Professor Who Once Wanted to Be Preacher to Teach Business Law and Ethics

Huntsman School Wins Telly Award For Thank-You Video

Huntsman Student From Dominican Republic Wins Recognition for Helping Disabled