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Registration Edition / February 2010
 Upcoming Events  Advising & Registration  Student Organizations  Center for Applied Learning

Upcoming Events and Deadlines
Study Abroad in China: Information Meetings


Advising & Registration
       Spring Registration Update

    Student Organizations

Center for Applied Learning
          4th Annual Social Venture Plan Competition

Upcoming Events

Monday - Thursday,
February 22-25

Résumé Blitz Week!  9:00am - 4:00pm, Center for Career and Calling, 2nd Floor, SUB, 281.2485 Career counselors’ doors are open! Use these 15 minute appointments to attack your résumé and enhance your job search.

Tuesday, February 23

Careers in Government, 1:00 - 1:50pm, Demaray Hall 261

Great job and internship opportunities for any major - thousands will be hired, despite the tight economy.  50 minutes of invaluable information - OK to bring your lunch!   Speakers: Catherine Dolan and Ashley Johns, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Tina Minor, Administration for Children and Families

Tuesday, March 2

Pre-Law Study Break!  Take a break from your studies and join us for a relaxing hour! We will provide refreshments and food. 6:00 pm in the Collegium.

Wednesday, March 3

Job & Internship Fair, 11:30-2:30pm, Upper Gwinn Commons.  Meet employers here!

Thursday, March 4

Donuts with the Dean.  Our last AUSBE sponsored chance to meet with the dean this quarter, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the McKenna Conference Room. 

Wednesday, April 21

Social Venture Plan Competition - Showcase Round; 2:00-6:30 in Martin Square and Weter Hall

Monday, April 26

New Majors Dessert; 7:00-9:00pm at the Fine Center, First Free Methodist Church

SPUBA / China in Autumn 2010:
Information Meetings

Consider this your invitation to one of our upcoming information meetings for the China Study Abroad trip this Autumn.

Wednesday, February 24th, 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m, McKenna Conference Room.

Drs. Learned and Poznanska will be the SBE faculty leading the trip this year.  Dr. Doug Downing continues as the SPUBA (Seattle Pacific University Business Abroad) faculty coordinator.  Please contact him at with your SPUBA questions. 


 Advising and Registration

SBE Minors Take Note

Business Administration, Economics, and Entrepreneurship minors must email Elizabeth Gordon ( as soon as possible, to request that major restrictions be lifted from any upper division courses they plan on taking for their Minor.

Not Admitted Yet?

Upper division Business Administration, Economics, and Accounting courses are restricted to SBE Majors only. If you would like to register for one of those courses, you’ll need to email Elizabeth Gordon ( with that request and include your student ID number. She will calculate your cumulative and SBE GPAs to make sure you are on track for admission (2.85 or better). If you meet the minimum, she will allow you to register for them.

CSC 1123 or Approved Spreadsheet Waiver Still a Requirement for all SBE Majors

Many SBE intended majors continue to overlook the SBE Spreadsheet Competency requirement.  There are many ways to satisfy this requirement, but students who are otherwise ready to register for MAT 2700 Statistics for Business and Economics or ACCT 2362 Managerial Economics will be prevented from registering until this "competency requirement" is satisfied.  See the full policy here.   Most students satisfy this requirement by completing the 1-credit CSC 1123 Spreadsheets course.  Eight sections of CSC 1123 were scheduled in 2009-10 and two of these sections are available Spring quarter.

Spring 2010 1-credit BUS 3950 Sections: Instructors, Weekend Dates, and Topics

BUS 3950: Spirituality and Business

CRN: 44305

William Kauppila
Grant Learned


6:00 PM-9:00 PM
9:00 AM-4:00 PM


"Financial Freedom"

CRN: 44692

Ross Stewart
Kimberly Sawers


6:00 PM-9:00 PM
9:00 AM-4:00 PM


“Having, Losing and Gaining”

Student Organizations

AUSBE: The Associated Undergraduate Students of Business and Economics

In honor of the late Dr. Lisa Klein Surdyk, AUSBE is hosting a fundraiser to support her family. AUSBE is collecting donations to go towards gift certificates to restaurants, movies, and other family activities. If you would like to contribute to this cause, there is a collection being taken at the SBE front desk (2nd floor, McKenna Hall) and at all AUSBE events.  With your help we can reach our goal of $200 to help them through this difficult time. Thank you for your continued prayers for her family!


Upcoming events:

  • Our next Donuts with the Dean, Thursday, March 4th, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the McKenna Conference Room.  Join Dean Van Duzer for donuts and great conversations!

  •  Finals Week = Cookie week.  Come take a break between finals to enjoy light refreshments - McKenna 2nd Floor Lobby


  • Feel free to contact any of the AUSBE officers if you have suggestions, comments, questions, topics for Donuts with the Dean, etc., as we are here to serve you!

  • Look for many exciting events coming Spring quarter!

Center for Applied Learning

4th Annual
Social Venture Plan Competition

Students from a variety of majors have been coming together to develop the idea that a sustainable business can have a social cause and be profitable! Participants for the past four years have challenged the way we do business through participating in the Social Venture Plan Competition. This year we will not only have participants from SPU but also from other universities. If you have been wondering if you should get involved, now is the time to get off the fence. Contact Dr. Don Summers for more information at You have until March 17 to turn in your written project!  Also, if you have not turned in your Intent to Participate form, then please contact Dr. Summers now.  Full details about the SVPC are here.


If your schedule will not allow you to participate, that's OK!  Support your fellow students by following their journey on the SVPC blog!   And read what the Queen Anne & Magnolia News reported about our SVPC! 



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