Winter Registration Edition / November 2008
Dean Jeff Van
Duzer to speak this Sunday
Dean of the School of Business & Economics Jeff Van Duzer will
be speaking at KALEO, the First Free Methodist Church's new
college class, this Sunday, November 16th at 9:30am.
Meet at SPU's Commuter Lounge in the SUB to enjoy a
free, delicious breakfast, grab a free KALEO t-shirt, and listen
to Dean Van Duzer as he speaks on the topic of "Answering God's
Call!" Contact Renee Dudley at
Alison Howard at
Apply to SBE Majors
December 20th to January 20th
Autumn quarter grades are due from the
faculty by Friday, December 19th. So if you are intending
to apply to an SBE major (Accounting, Business Administration or
Economics), you can go online to our application form and fill
it out once you get your grades. The once-a-year deadline for
submitting your SBE major application is Tuesday,
January 20, 2009. You can review the admission
requirements and preview the application form here
Services Offers 2009-2010 Scholarships: Apply Online Now!
of Business and Economics scholarships are awarded in the
spring, but Student Financial Services at SPU has a
December 3, 2008 deadline for a special collection of
over 70 scholarships which they award. Will you be a full
time UG student next year?
Could you use some scholarship money?
What are you waiting for?
The 2009-2010 SFS Undergrad Scholarship Application is back!
Over 70 scholarships will be given out -- but only one
online application form needs to be filled out.
This is for current SPU students only. Money has been donated to
SPU for these scholarships.
Apply online now!
All scholarship application materials are due,
December 3, at 4:30pm. SFS
will not be able to accept late applications.
Contact Whitney Kruse, Program Manager of Grants and
(206) 281-2467 or
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have
Advising and Registration
Who should take BUS
1600 Introduction to Business Practice?
The short answer to
that initial question is, (1) anyone looking for a practical
overview of business, and (2) anyone ready for a great
introductory business course to begin their Minor in Business
The SBE faculty have talked about
a course like this for many years. Now there's a course
that looks at the big picture of business from the standpoint
developing a product or service and delivering it to the
customers. This is a new offering in SBE. It would be a great
option for students who are still considering business as a major or
who want to include it in their Business Administration
minor – or who simply want to be better informed about how
business works. It counts as a “Social Science B”
course in the SPU Exploratory Curriculum.
BUS 1600 will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday
mornings,10:30-12:20 during winter quarter only this year (CRN
Here's its full course description.
Students will be introduced
to the purpose and practice of business, with an emphasis on
evaluating the goods and services provided by business as well
as the employment practices of business. Student will develop
their understanding of the interrelationships between financial
information systems, product development, marketing and
management. This course is intended for business minors and
others interested in exploring the role of business in society.
BUS 3950 Spirituality and Business offerings
for Winter 2009
next quarter, SBE will offer two sections of BUS 3950.
Many Business Administration students choose to complete
three of these 1-credit courses to satisfy their
"Signature Experience" requirement. Both of these topics have been offered in previous years so be
aware that each of the three sections you take need to
be in unique areas.
Dr. Al Erisman's section will be very
early in winter quarter, meeting on Friday night and
Saturday of the first weekend of the quarter, January 9 and 10.
Dr. Randy Franz' section will meet a month later on
February 6 and 7.
Dr. Al Erisman
Science/Brain/Faith and Business
6:00 PM-9:00 PM, January 9
9:00 AM-4:00 PM, January
Dr. Randy Franz
Finding Grace and Building Soul in Business
6:00 PM-9:00 PM, February 6
9:00 AM-4:00 PM, February
When is a non-business course a business
your courses for next quarter (or next year) can be difficult
when there are time conflicts or closed classes or other
problems. Here are a few pointers that can help.
look through the Time Schedule and see that BUS 1700
Spreadsheets and BUS 2700 Statistics for Business and
Economics are "Not offered this academic year" should not
panic. In place of BUS 1700 be sure to look for CSC 1123
(or consider the
waiver option), and remember that this must be taken
care of before you register for ACCT 2362, MAT 2700, or
BUS 3700. Two math (MAT) classes may count in place of BUS 2700.
These are MAT 1360 and MAT 2700.
Spreadsheets ( WINTER 2009 Sections -- Note:
CSC 1123 meets twice a week for
only half the quarter. )
||12:30 PM-1:20 PM
||January 5 through February 4
||3:00 PM-3:50 PM
||January 5 through February 4
||February 9 through
3910 Internship & Career Strategies is offered each
quarter and Business Administration students may also substitute
a different 1-credit course for it: GS 3001 Career and Vocational
Planning. (Beginning in
2009-10, BUS 3910 will be
numbered BUS 2910. This
has been done to emphasize that this course should be taken well
before your junior year.)
process for BUS 4942 Internship Reflection & Professional
Development has changed
all, Christina McCracken will be on leave
winter 2009. During next quarter only, please see Patty
Farmer in her place in the Career Development Center (SUB 2nd)
for all things related to BUS 4942. (email@example.com , 281-2679)
there have been a few changes to the registration process for
this class. There is a new
Internship Reflection Course
Approval Form and registration for BUS 4942 can now
be completed online — if you follow
the right steps. Read the updated details online at
Don't overlook these Winter 2009 electives
3810 Community Economic Development, 3 credits,
Hairston's LinkedIn.com profile
describes her as an "Experienced Non-Profit
Leader, Vision Builder, Program Developer, Community Leader and
Mentor". She is the Vice President - U.S. Programs at
Microfinance, Dr. Kenman Wong will offer this 5 credit
course in a unique format. It is scheduled M,W,F
12:30-1:20pm and includes online content for the remaining
Special Topics in Management , 2 credits,
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:40PM, (starts January 14th). This
course is designed to assist students participating in the
Plan Competition (SVPC). Successful completion of the
course includes participation in all aspects of the SVPC
through the Showcase event to be held on
April 15, 2009 from
3:00 - 6:00 PM in Weter Lounge.
Summer ’09 classes
BUS 3250 Business Finance
Hess) , 5 credits, June 15 - June 26, M,T,W,Th,F, 8:00am to
and Society (Dr. Schlee), 5 credits, June 15 - July 10, M,T,W,Th,
BUS 3910 Internship
and Career Strategies and BUS 4942
Internship Reflection & Professional Development
will also be offered this coming summer.
AUSBE: The Associated Students of Business and Economics
invite you to "Donuts with the Dean"
Dean, Dr. Jeff Van Duzer, is accessible. Perhaps we get
spoiled by his availability and openness to students. Be
assured that this is a rare commodity among business school
deans. If you were to have a look at his weekly schedule,
you'd see that it's packed with business breakfasts, faculty
meetings, appointments with business executives and potential
donors, and dozens of other important activities. But Jeff
is not one to forget why he's here. At
the AUSBE sponsored, Donuts with the Dean
Van Duzer gets to hear from you, our undergraduates, and you can
learn from him what's really going on in SBE and SPU.
Maybe he'll tell you what are his favorite board games or what it's
like to be half way to 108! The next Donuts with
the Dean will be Tuesday, December 2nd, 9:30-10:20am in the
McKenna Conference Room.
Learn About the Washington State Society of CPAs,
Thursday, December 4th
Planning on having a career in finance and/or accounting?
Consider taking the CPA exam or the CFA exam. Get information
from Washington State professionals on how to better prepare for
these exams and learn about the opportunities of being a part of
the Washington State Society of CPAs (WSCPA) as a student
member. Dinner will be provided.
in the McKenna Conference Room.
hosting two events: Boeing factory tour and Obama's economic
the International Business Awareness Club, is pleased to present
these upcoming events for the remainder
of Fall quarter.
Make sure to take advantage of these opportunities to learn
about global issues of our time--such as globalization, Fair
Trade and microfinance.
Friday, November 21st, Company Visit: Boeing - 3:30 pm*
Mark your calendars!
Join IBAC for a factory tour of Boeing's Everett facilities,
including a peak at Boeing's new Dreamliner (787)
series! *Please note that this time is subject to change.
Monday, November 24th
- 5:00 pm* (Demaray Hall 150) IBAC will be welcoming a surprise
guest speaker to discuss Obama's economic policies and their
implications on you.
*Please note that this time is subject to change.
Center for Applied Learning
Update on the
Social Venture Plan Competition
Social Venture Plan Competition (SVPC) will be held on April 15,
2009. Social ventures are enterprises that address two bottom
lines: financial and social. They respond to critical social
needs while providing sustainable funding. SVPC has proven to be
an excellent means of teaching our students how the tools of
business can be used to transform good intentions into specific
The winter 2-credit Social Venture course (BUS 4661/CRN
25539) supports students in the development of their plans. It
takes students through all phases of developing a social venture
plan and provides them with access to experts in marketing,
finance, operations and social enterprise overall. BUS
4661 is taught by both SBE faculty and business executives. The
course runs from 6:00 to 7:30pm, Wednesday nights, beginning
January 14, 2009. Contact Dr. Don Summers at
call 206.281.2621 for more information.
In a tough economy, a mentor can be a
good friend to have
Considering signing up for the
Mentor Program? Only a few spaces remain for Autumn
quarter. Submit your application soon or wait until winter
term. Applications are available in the Banner Information
System under the Student tab.
construction phase for the new "SBE Lounge" is nearly complete.
A peek down from the 2nd floor hallway window gives a glimpse of
the new space. Wiring and electronics (including a 37" HDTV)
will go in next. Our one delay may be in the arrival of
the furniture. In light of this, if the furniture arrives
as late as we expect, we will hold our "grand opening" on
January 5th, the first day of winter quarter.
new space, created by the partition of the McKenna Computer Lab
from its lounge section, will be available to undergraduate
students most of the day. Graduate students, who often
come directly from work to their 6:00pm classes in McKenna Hall,
will have this as their lounge from 4:30 to 6:00pm Monday
What are the "Distinctives" of the School of
Business and Economics?
Ask the dean
and faculty what the "distinctives" of the business school are
and you will hear about things like "applied learning", "a
theology of business", our tag line "another way of doing
business", and perhaps a generic term that holds a variety of
meanings: "social enterprise."
A number of
programs fall under the Social Enterprise label. One is the BUS 3680 Social Enterprise course being
taught this quarter by Dr. Franz. Now you can visit our
Enterprise web site, and its related
Microfinance Initiative site, and learn more about this
growing "distinctive" of SBE that cuts across disciplines and
marks us as a regional leader in this important aspect of business.
New look for the SBE Undergraduate eNews
Students can thank Elizabeth Gordon, SBE
Undergraduate Coordinator, and Dr. Denise Daniels, Associate
Dean for Undergraduate Studies, for guiding (and goading)
your eNews editor into finally
updating the look and usability of your undergraduate
newsletter. (The seasonal splash of color was
is being released as both a web page and in email form.
Please email me (SL8@spu.edu)
if you have trouble viewing this newsletter or want to give any
(hopefully constructive) feedback. Continuous quality
improvement must apply to all areas of an organization. I
hope it has finally reached my messy desk.
Dr. Dick Sleight