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       Newsletter for Alumni and Friends | December 2013


Greetings From the School of Business and Economics!

I need your help. As a friend of the School, you recognize the value of an SBE degree and the many opportunities here. So if you know or work with someone who would make a good MBA -- perhaps a rising star, a saint, an ambitious colleague, or just someone searching for future opportunities -- please let that person know about our MBA program.

In addition, if you know any recent liberal arts graduates who are looking for a way to connect their education to business, please ask them to check out our intensive 11-month Master of Arts in Management program. The program has seen amazing results, producing quality graduates who quickly find jobs and careers.

Because our alumni and friends are the most effective sources of referring new students to SBE, we appreciate your key role in helping us recruit each outstanding class. As this Shareholder newsletter shows, great things are happening at SPU. This is one of the best places to learn quality business skills while having the opportunity to openly discuss values that can help build a business you can believe in. And since we do not run a cohort program for our MBA program, students may enroll immediately to begin their studies this winter or spring -- instead of waiting for autumn. Many thanks!


Joseph Williams

Best regards,
Joseph Williams, Dean
School of Business and Economics




Recently at the School of Business and Economics …

Cisco Leader Explains Values
Randall Lane, senior leader of global inclusion and diversity for Cisco Systems, Inc. was the featured speaker at the Dean’s Speaker Series this past October 29. Read more about the event.

Business as a Calling Day Shines
November 7 marked our annual "Business as a Calling Day" with special guest Sonny Vu, CEO of Misfit Wearables. Learn more about the event.



Upcoming Events

Craig Jelinek
Costco CEO Comes to SBE
SBE welcomes Craig Jelinek, president and CEO of Costco, as the speaker at our Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon on Tuesday, January 21. Find out more.
Breakfast
SBE Homecoming Alumni Breakfast
Save the date for the popular SBE Alumni Breakfast, scheduled for Saturday, February 1. Details.


SBE People

Chengdu, China
Students Gain a China Perspective
Seven SPU students are studying during the Winter Quarter in Chengdu, China -- one of the most ancient and culturally fascinating places in all of China. Find out what they’ll be learning.
Doug Deardorf
Doug Deardorf: Enjoying a Global Career
SBE alumnus Doug Deardorf '78 is the newest member of SBE's Executive Advisory Board. A graduate of Issaquah High School, he has been enjoying a career that in many ways personifies the globalization of the American economy. Read his story.
Kim Sawers
Kim Sawers: From Controller to Professor
Professor Kim Sawers just completed her term as president of the Accounting Behavior in Organizations section of the American Accounting Association. But accounting behavior is not nearly as arcane as it might sound. Read what she's doing now.



First in the PRME: What Does That Say About Us?
SBE has long been a champion for personal ethics in business dealings, and has promoted a social ethic of business captured by our tag line, "Another way of doing business." Learn how we're building on that reputation today

Faith in Work
Take a closer look at Working the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won’t Do through a book review by SPU’s Education Library liaison Cindy Strong.

Book, Papers, Presentations
SBE faculty are engaged and changing the world. Read about their scholarship and activities over the past couple of months.


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