Autumn Registration Edition / May 2009
News and Events
Dr. Downing gives "Last Lecture"
Reasons for Optimism and Pessimism
Dr. Doug Downing, Associate Professor of Economics
Tuesday, May 12,
(Light refreshments provided)
The Last Lecture
Series, sponsored by
Ivy Honorary, began in the 2007-08 academic year as a chance
for chosen faculty members to discuss their lasting thoughts
with the SPU community as if it were their final lecture. In
this quarter's lecture, Dr. Downing will discuss some of the
reasons for optimism and pessimism in our current economic
Ph.D., is the author of 14 books
on quantitative methods and computers, including a trilogy of
math textbooks in the form of adventures stories:
Algebra the Easy Way, Trigonometry the
Easy Way, and Calculus the Easy Way
(first published in 1982). Recently he
Java Programming the Easy Way.
His current economic work involves updating previous work on
unemployment and investigating other public policy questions.
Write your own business plan in BUS 4631 & 4632
Need a job? Hire yourself!
For those of you with an entrepreneurial vision, or the hope of
gaining one, we recommend the two course sequence BUS 4631
Business Planning I (Autumn - 5 credits) and BUS 4632
Business Planning II (Winter - 2 credits).
This two-course series is taught by Dr. Herb Kierulff, who holds
an endowed professorship here in Entrepreneurship. You
study with a nationally recognized authority and champion of
Entrepreneurship when you study under him. One students
went so far as to say, “It has been
my best class ever.”
more about Business Planning I & II here.
Upcoming dates to get on your calendar
May 14 Donuts with the Dean, 9:30 a.m., McKenna Conference Room
BAP Annual Banquet
Beta Gamma Sigma Honors and Scholarship Luncheon (by invitation
SBE Graduation Banquet
Advising and Registration
|SPRING TIME SCHEDULE
Did your choice for a Statistics
class close already?
MAT 2700 Statistics for
Business and Economics has three rather than
four sections this coming year. SBE students
needing statistics should always check on the
availability of the approved alternate course, MAT
1360 Introduction to Statistics, of which
there are four sections scheduled in 2009-10.
Spirituality and Business: Autumn Topics
These two 1-credit sections are
limited to 20 students each and meet on one weekend.
||Mark Oppenlander and Beth Oppenlander
God’s Economy: Reconciling a God of
abundance with an economics of scarcity
|6:00 PM-9:00 PM
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
6 and 7
Work and Rest
|6:00 PM-9:00 PM
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
23 and 24
AUSBE: The Associated Students of Business and Economics
invite you to
. . .
Meet Your Professor, Dr.
Randy Franz. May 26th from 1-2pm in McKenna
117. Lunch will be provided.
Donuts with the Dean, May
14 at 9:30 a.m. in the McKenna Conference Room. This is your
last chance of the year to share donuts and coffee with the
Seniors!! Come buy your
ticket for the SBE Senior Graduation Banquet at
the front desk in McKenna! The banquet is Thursday, May 28th
at 7:00 p.m. at Anthony’s Homeport in Ballard. Tickets are still
only $20. Guest speaker from The Apprentice, James Sun.
2009-10 AUSBE Officer Applications
are available at the front desk! If you want to commit to
serving the students of SBE, please apply!
Annual banquet next week
The Beta Alpha Psi Annual Banquet is May 14 from
at McCormick & Schmick's on Lake
Welcome and congratulations to our new 2009-10 BAP
Megan Winskill - President
Lucas Kartic - Vice President
Josh Pitzlin - Director of Reporting
Kyle Jones - Secretary
Jeff Kreuter - Treasurer
Center for Applied Learning
Update on the
Social Venture Plan Competition
Last month's 3rd Annual Social Venture Plan Competition was a
huge success. And "huge" is the proper term. It was
nearly twice the size of the two earlier events. The teams,
judges, and student votes were all way up and the event expanded out
of Weter Memorial Hall onto Martin Square.
out the winning teams and give a thought to where
you will be next April!
a Mentor this Spring
The Mentor Program offers you a customized match with a business
leader, executive, or professional in a career field of your
interest for mentoring, job shadowing, or broad career
Mark Oppenlander, Associate Director of our
Center for Applied Learning says, "If any students were hoping
to begin meeting with a mentor this spring or early summer, now
is the time to sign up.
in this popular program was limited last quarter, but is open
once more for non-graduating students. Students from all
majors are allowed to sign up. Find the Mentor
program link on the Student Menu in
Complete details about the Mentor Program, managed by SBE,
can be found here.