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Spotlight: Jim Luecke How Student Savings Impacts Student Success

Posted by Liz Schulte on 11/7/17 5:30 AM

Jim Luecke is a strategic sales consultant for MBS. In the over 12 years he has worked with schools and stores, Jim has collected an abundance of industry knowledge. He uses that expertise to help schools find course materials distribution solutions that best suite their unique needs and situations. We sat down with him to discuss where he sees the industry heading and what trends are gaining momentum as he visits schools across the country.   

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North Dakota State University Bookstore Saves Students $500,000

Posted by Liz Schulte on 10/23/17 8:04 AM

The semester is just getting underway, but already the North Dakota State University Bookstore is making headlines with newly implemented changes that have saved students money and decreased bookstore expenses. NDSU Bookstore Interim Director Kim Anvinson took the time to discuss with us how the bookstore does its part to increase student affordability and to welcome new and returning students to campus.

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Catching a Good One

Posted by Rob Heller on 8/24/17 5:30 AM

Summertime!  A time to gather up the belongings and head to the lake.  I had a pile of things to take with us:  Ski vests, tubing floats, some paddle and there was a cooler — of course there had to be a cooler.  What’s a trip to the lake without a cooler?  Will, our six-year-old, came out to toss his red plastic Lightening McQueen fishing pole beside the collection.

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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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Iowa State University Bookstore Repeats with College Materials Performance Award

Posted by Jason Smallheer on 4/10/17 5:30 AM

The Iowa State University Bookstore took home some hardware from ICBA in March, winning the Course Materials Performance Award for the second year in a row.

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