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Prospectus and Learning Objectives for Finance 4335 (Spring 2017 Semester)

Dear GIS students,

This coming spring semester, I am scheduled to teach Finance 4335 (Business Risk Management), so I hope that many (if not most) of you will consider enrolling in this course. Below, you’ll find links to a course prospectus and list of learning objectives.

As you can see from the prospectus, Finance 4335 is being offered from 9:05 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. on Fridays. By offering the course only once per week, this means that instead of having 30 75 minute biweekly class meetings, there will only be 15 weekly class meetings. I plan to have a 15 minute break from 10:20 – 10:35, so really it will be like having two back-to-back 75 minute class meetings.

If anyone has any questions about this course, please call me at 254-710-6207.


Dr. Garven

Finance 4335 Learning Objectives.pdf

Finance 4335 Course Prospectus (Spring 2017).pdf


Gamma Iota Sigma (Inaugural Fall 2016) Meeting: Tuesday, August 30 at 5 p.m. in Foster 322

Hi all, Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) is holding its first chapter meeting of the semester this coming Tuesday, August 30. GIS is an Insurance/Risk Management/Actuarial Science business fraternity with the purpose of promoting student interest in the insurance industry. It provides many scholarships, travel, and job opportunities to students of all majors. Please join us on Tuesday while we go over important details for our schedule, scholarship application deadlines, and travel opportunities for the semester.

All students from all majors are welcome. The meeting will take place Tuesday, August 30th at 5:00 pm in Foster 322. Please contact Melissa Sutton at if you have any questions.

Gamma Iota Sigma Meeting: Speaker NAPSLO Committee Member Joe Dahlvig – Tuesday, March 22 at 5:00pm

Hi all,

We have an exiciting meeting coming up this Tuesday, March 22 at 5:00 pm! Please see below for details.

Who: All members and non-members are welcome!

What: NAPSLO committee member Joe Dahlvig is coming to speak about the surplus lines industry and the opportunity it holds in addition to sharing some timely opportunities for students

When: Tuesday, March 22 at 5:00 pm

Where: TBA

We will have pizza at the meeting!!!

I look forward to seeing you there!

Rachel Shriver
Gamma Iota Sigma, Alpha Pi chapter President

Gamma Iota Sigma Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Scholarship Opportunity

Hi all,

Please see link about an upcoming scholarship opportunity!
Deadline: April 1, 2016

logo.png Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation Scholarships
Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation Scholarships In 1998, the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation established the scholarship program for students …


Rachel Shriver
Baylor University | Class of 2016
B.B.A. Business Fellows | Mathematics | Economics
LinkedIn | 512.771.8817

Gamma Iota Sigma Scholarship Opportunity

Hi all,

Please see below in regards to the NAMIC Merit Society Scholarship Program and note the extension of the deadline to March 7th, 2016. This is an opportunity for a $1,000 scholarship! Please see additional details below and be sure to submit your application by next Monday, March 7th. Please direct any questions to the NAMIC Merit Society Managing Director, Tonya Suits, at tsuits.


The NAMIC Merit Society Scholarship Program is intended for undergraduate student pursuing a degree in risk management. This scholarship is only applicable to students who are citizens of the United States of America or Canada and plan to find permanent employment in North America. Two students will be chosen for a one-time, $1,000.00 check to assist in the funding of their studies.

The goals of the scholarship are outlined in the following pages. In order to qualify for the scholarship, students must comply with all phases of the application process.

The essay should be limited to 500 words, and specifically address the questions located on the Scholarship application. We encourage prior recipients to acknowledge receipt of the scholarship in their essay.

Students must submit their application postmarked no later than March 7, 2016 to NAMIC Merit Society, c/o Tonya Suits, 3601 Vincennes Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268.Because of the extended deadline, students are encouraged to submit their applications via email to tsuits. Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered. No incomplete applications will be considered. Applications will be reviewed and award recipient(s) will be notified by mail by May 1, 2016. Announcement of Scholarship Recipients will be made at the annual NAMIC Convention each year.

We are looking for dedicated individuals who are in need of additional funds in order to complete their studies. If you have any questions about the application process, please email the NAMIC Merit Society Managing Director at tsuits.

Tonya Suits

Merit Society Managing Director

National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

3601 Vincennes Road, Indianapolis IN 46268

317.875.5250 ext. 1017 or 800.336-2642 ext. 1017

The difference is in the experienceSM

Rachel Shriver
Baylor University | Class of 2016
B.B.A. Business Fellows | Mathematics | Economics
LinkedIn | 512.771.8817

Texas Mutual Insurance Company – Summer 2016 Underwriter Internship

Underwriter Intern

At Texas Mutual, our people and their commitment to customer service make the difference. Join us in this commitment as an Underwriter Intern.

The Underwriter internship will be located at our Austin Regional Office. The internship will take place in summer 2016.

In this role, you will be introduced to:

Underwriting workers’ compensation insurance policies.
Evaluating applications, analyzing risks, and defining coverage terms.
Building and maintaining strong relationships with agents and policyholders, and delivering excellent customer service.
Establishing appropriate premium rates to further company goals and objectives.

The successful candidate must have:

Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in progress in Risk Management, Insurance, Business or related field.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Progress towards CPCU, CIC, ARM, or other recognized insurance designation is preferred.

Email resumes directly to jdietert.

Last Chance for Chicago Trip

Hi all,

This is just a reminder that the deadline for registering for the NAPSLO Extreme Risk Takers Symposium is approaching soon. The trip will take place March 18th-19th (we will most likely fly back the 20th) in Chicago.

I have the schedule attached of the agenda for more details. Please let me know within the next 2 days if you can go!


Melissa Sutton

Gamma Iota Sigma, Alpha Pi chapter

Vice President

2016 NAPSLO Symposium Program Agenda.pdf