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Ribbon-cutting for David F. Miller Retail Center set for Wednesday

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Warrington College of Business Administration will hold a dedication and ribbon-cutting for the newly remodeled David F. Miller Center for Retailing Education & Research on Wednesday, October 19 at 4 p.m. at David Stuzin Hall on the business campus of the University of Florida. Scheduled to

Former Sears VP Kirn named Executive Director of Miller Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Steven P. Kirn, a former Vice President for Learning and Development at Sears, has been named Executive Director of the David F. Miller Center for Retailing Education and Research. Dr. Kirn replaces Dr. Barton Weitz, who has served as the Center’s Executive Director since its inception

Even for the haves, holidays may not be bright

Gainesville, Fla. – Due to tough economic times, Florida consumers plan major cutbacks to their 2008 holiday spending, according to telephone surveys of more than 500 Florida residents conducted in September and October. The worst news for retailers: expectations fell as the season approaches. The September survey showed a 38

Undergrad Takes 1st Place in International Charrette

Gainesville, Fla. – Sylvia Borek, a graduating senior and one of Warrington’s top students, recently won first place in the 2nd Annual ACRA (American Collegiate Retailing Association) Charrette in Toronto, Canada. A Charrette is an intense, real-world case business competition in which interdisciplinary student teams solve a complex problem for

Weitz named outstanding retailing educator

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Barton Weitz, JCPenney Eminent Scholar of Retail Management in the Warrington College of Business, has been named the recipient of the third Annual Outstanding Retailing Educator Award. The award is sponsored jointly by the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M, JCPenney, and the National Retailing Federation.