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Lori Reese

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UNM Bookstore Goes Global with a New Passport Center

Posted by Lori Reese on 5/22/17 5:30 AM

When the new Passport Center in the University of New Mexico Bookstore launched with a “soft opening” in April, a few weeks before its grand opening in May, no one was sure how much business it would attract. The UNM Global Education Office, which runs the center in partnership with the bookstore, kept hours and staff to a minimum.

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Amazon Cybercriminals Endanger Students

Posted by Lori Reese on 5/18/17 5:30 AM

A global ransomware attack raises awareness about cybercrime, but a less-publicized scam is likely to impact students more: phony third-party sellers on Amazon that snag credit card information and fail to ship promised goods.

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Five Things a Microsoft® Surface Pro Mobile POS Will Do for You

Posted by Lori Reese on 5/17/17 5:30 AM

Imagine this: It is homecoming. The parades are on, the crowds are dense and the beer is flowing. You and six of your best associates are each armed with a Microsoft Surface Pro Mobile POS. In the past, you would have been forced to accept cash payments only for spirit wear. Now you can accept all tenders — even student cards and financial aid — right there at the parade. You no longer have to wait for the crowds to come to you. Your store taps into the school excitement on-the-spot.

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Include Food

Posted by Lori Reese on 5/9/17 5:30 AM

Salty, sweet or protein-rich: food is guaranteed to drive students into your store morning, noon and night.

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Signs of the Times

Posted by Lori Reese on 5/2/17 5:30 AM

The retail layoffs started last year, as business journals projected job losses on a scale not seen since 2010. Then, in January, Macy’s and Sears announced hundreds of stores would be shutting down. Even Wal-Mart has shown it’s not immune. The retail behemoth announced in the same month it would cut roughly 1,000 jobs.

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Career Matters

Posted by Lori Reese on 4/25/17 5:30 AM

Winning the heart of today’s student means showing you care about the two things: money and career.

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Lycoming College Partnership Better Serves a Diverse Student Body

Posted by Lori Reese on 4/24/17 5:30 AM

For Lycoming College's bookstore director Tricia Bausinger, the recent decision to partner with MBS Direct is more than an opportunity to inject new life into a business. It’s a chance to offer better service to a rapidly-changing student body. 

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The Places to Be

Posted by Lori Reese on 4/20/17 5:30 AM

It’s got to be cool. It can’t be too generic. It’s got to be ultra-convenient, and, most of all, today’s college store must speak directly to the peculiar needs, tastes and lifestyle of today’s diverse student body.

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