Dr. Joseph Williams, SBE's Fifth
With the promotion of long-time
SBE dean Jeff Van Duzer to Provost, a national search was
undertaken to find his successor. From four
finalists, Dr. Joseph Williams was selected to lead the
business school, and he became SBE's 5th dean this summer.
Dr. Williams is returning to his
academic roots. He taught at other institutions,
including 10 years at Colorado State University. But
in recent years he has been working in the fast-paced
world of high tech where he was for the past 14 years at
Sun Microsystems and most recently Microsoft.
Learn more about Dr. Williams online and consider
joining with other students to welcome him at AUSBE's next
Donuts with the Dean
follow Dr. Williams and CIB Director John Terrill on their
Flipboard site "Business
You Can Believe In."
New SBE Seminar/Study Room and Other McKenna Hall
This summer, the McKenna Computer
Lab was converted into a seminar/study room. Three
46" monitors allow groups of students to collaborate.
As your editor likes to say, "College is a team sport."
Bring your laptops. A weekly schedule for that room,
showing when it is open for student use,
is posted here, and on the SBE Undergraduate
Resources and Advising page with which all SBE
students should become familiar.
Also new this fall are the
printer/copiers all over campus. One has been
installed in the McKenna Lounge. There are also two
kiosk personal computers in the lounge for your
SBE now has a chapter of Rotaract. Learn
more (and enjoy pizza)
on October 8th
Are you interested in global and local community service
to help change the world? You’re invited to join the
new SPU Rotaract Club! We’re holding an information
session with pizza and sodas to tell you more about
Rotaract and how you can get involved. Please join
us! And visit the
Rotaract FACEBOOK page. You can also learn more
student and young professional branch of Rotary
You are invited! Rotaract Pizza Party &
Information Session — Tuesday, October 8th,
7:00 - 8:00 p.m., McKenna Conference Room.
What is Workplace Wardrobe Wednesdays?
SBE faculty have added a new item
to their syllabi this quarter. "Workplace Wardrobe
Wednesdays" is an effort to foster the habit that
professionalism in business begins in the b-school, not at
the job interview. This new SBE policy responds to
feedback from our business partners and evaluations
returned from internship supervisors. You don't get a
second chance to make a good first impression.
Orientation, October 10th, 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Transfer students who intend to
apply for one of the SBE majors are invited to a special
orientation time in the McKenna Conference Room next week.
Join us on Thursday, October 10th at 5:15 p.m. to get all
your questions answered and, of course, for pizza!
Dean's Speaker Series
Welcomes Randall Lane of Cisco Systems
a leader in Global Diversity and Inclusion at
Cisco, will speak on
Tuesday, October 29th at
9:00 a.m. in the
Library Seminar Room. Quarterly, the
Dean's Speaker Series brings executives from across the
Pacific Northwest to interact with our undergraduates.
Business as a Calling Day
Returns November 7th
Mark Thursday afternoon, November
7th, as our next Business as a Calling Day
half-day seminar. All SBE classes that meet that day
after lunch will be participating and all SBE students are
encouraged to attend. Our guest speaker this year
Chairman (& Founder) of Misfit Wearables.
“Wearable tech” (aka, Ecouterre, Eco-fashion, and The Dork
Factor) is one of the hottest categories in the tech and
fashion fields right now. In addition to Sonny’s faith
mission (which is an interesting story in its own right)
the business area he is exploring should be super
interesting to our students. Read about Sonny Vu in
article in Fast Company.
Dr. David Anderson Joins
Dr. David Anderson comes to us
from Westmont College and you can
meet him online here. Professor Anderson is
to be teaching at SPU. He is known for utilizing the
very latest interactive classroom technologies to engage
his students. He will be teaching a range of
undergraduate and graduate courses, including
Organizational Behavior and Business Ethics this term.
Boeing Internship Program
Annie Kato with the Boeing
Company, and an SBE alumna, has this important opportunity
to share. Online information sessions are being held
on October 11th and 15th. Follow the link for
"I wanted to pass along the
e-flyer for the
2014 Boeing Business Intern Program.
We are now accepting applications for summer 2014. This is
an exciting year as we have expanded and integrated the
program across the company so that it now represents
business internship opportunities across all major Boeing
sites. Please refer students to the
website for more
information about the specific opportunities available and
how to apply.
The Boeing Company
Business Intern Program
your 2013-14 AUSBE officers:
As your AUSBE club
(Associated Undergraduate Students of Business and
Economics) officers this year, we will be putting
on numerous events including a chance to connect with our
new dean over donuts, time to meet and ask questions to
business professionals, and an awesome FREE barbecue so
you can connect with both SBE students and professors! Our
Kick-Off Barbecue and Donuts with the Dean events are
coming up soon for both those accepted into the School of
Business and Economics (SBE) and those interested in SBE,
so be on the lookout for those dates shortly. The five of
us are excited to get to serve you this year!
VP of Finance
VP of Communications
Learn about other SBE
Clubs and Societies
AUSBE, Beta Alpha Psi, Rotaract, SPUSIF (SPU Student
Investment Fund), Beta Gamma Sigma — where do you
fit in with the co-curricular activities available to SBE
students? Our clubs are getting organized and will
be holding meetings and announcing events for this
quarter. Check their bulletin boards in the first
floor McKenna hallway and on the foyer monitor.
Consider joining these groups and visit their social media
sites. And learn more about these groups serving SBE
students on our
Student Clubs and Societies web page.
Center for Applied
In all the excitement of the new school year, please
don't overlook one of the most valuable co-curricular
opportunities available to SPU students. The
Mentor Program, administered by Director Mark
Oppenlander of SBE's
Center for Applied Learning, can be one of the most
important steps you take in your college experience.
Think of it as taking a glimpse into your own possible
career future. Check it out today.
The Center for Integrity in Business
Center for Integrity in Business
(CIB) exists to serve, inspire, and equip business leaders
for personal and organizational impact. Drawing on
theological and management scholarship, the CIB serves as
an accelerator of business and faith integration by acting
as an outreach to the business community, a laboratory for
research and ideas, and a source of connection for all
types of leaders. We host events for the business
community and for students throughout the year. To
stay plugged into the CIB’s work, visit
spu.edu/cib or follow
them on twitter @IntegrityShop.