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SBGE Graduate Open House

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m.

Our next open house will be held on Wednesday, March 25, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., in the business school conference room in McKenna Hall.  To RSVP, send an email note to the Graduate Center at or to Dr. Jackqueline Miller,, Graduate Coordinator  in the business school, or just drop in at your convenience.

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Burton and Ralene Walls Distinguished Speaker Series (Annual)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

This winter, the School of Business, Government, and Economics welcomes Alec Hill, President and CEO of InterVarsity/USA, Tuesday, February 24th at noon. This is our 14th year of introducing outstanding business leaders to our students. 

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30th Anniversary Celebration of ISM, Saturday, February 7th

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 1:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Join us from 1:45-3:45 p.m. in the Fine Center at First Free Methodist Church for an opportunity for Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM) alumni and guests to celebrate and reconnect while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and refreshments with past and current ISM faculty and Joseph Williams, dean of the School of Business, Government, and Economics. We will also be honoring a distinguished alumnus from each decade of the ISM program. No charge. RSVP here or contact Gerhard Steinke at

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SBGE Alumni Breakfast, Saturday, February 7

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

You are warmly invited to attend our annual SBGE Alumni Breakfast on Saturday, February 7, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Fine Center of First Free Methodist (campus) Church. Come visit with former classmates and hear a panel of alumni discuss the strategic synergy of the “new and improved” School of Business, Government, and Economics. Beginning this year, we will honor an SBGE Alumnus of the Year and Young Alumnus of the Year. Reserve your seat here (scroll down the page to "SBGE Alumni Breakfast"). If you have questions, contact Kathy Stegman by email or phone 206-281-2992.

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Graduate Open House, Tuesday, November 18

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m.

Our next open house will be held on Tuesday, November 18, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., in the McKenna Hall Conference Room (2nd floor) on the SPU campus.  Come learn about the MBA, MS-ISM, and specialized MA in Management programs.  To RSVP, send an email note to Dr. Jackqueline Miller, our Graduate Coordinator (, or just drop in at your convenience.  We look forward to meeting you and discussing your next steps in your career preparation and lifelong learning. 

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Dean's Speaker Series, Dr. Stan Humphries

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 3 p.m.–4 p.m.

This quarter's SBGE Dean's Speaker Series welcomes Dr. Stan Humphries, Chief Economist of Zillow, Inc.  Stan is a recognized leader in the real estate industry, serving as a member of Fannie Mae’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council. Prior to joining Zillow, Stan spent five years at Expedia where he ran the advanced analytics team.  Join other SBGE undergraduates to hear about this innovative company at the intersection of real estate, economics, and technology. 


Business as a Calling Day 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Every year, students at the School of Business, Government, and Economics enjoy the opportunity to hear from a visionary business leader or entrepreneur – someone who understands and exemplifies deeper aspects of influencing culture through business. This year we welcome Dr. Michael Naughton, Director of the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought at the University of St. Thomas on Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is the author and editor of several books and articles, including Bringing Your Business to Life, Managing as if Faith Mattered, Rediscovering Abundance and Rethinking the Purpose of Business.  We look forward to our time with this international expert on issues at the intersection of Christian faith and business. 

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Graduate Open House at the Washington Athletic Club

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

Our upcoming Graduate Programs Open House will be held on Tuesday, April 22, in downtown Seattle at the Washington Athletic Club.  Come learn about our flexible evening MBA, MS-ISM, and MA in Management programs at this special downtown event. 

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Earth Day 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m.

Five time Emmy Award winning producer Hal Calbom, of the Sustainable Media Group, will be our guest speaker.  His presentation is titled, Sustainable Solutions: The Business of Green.  This special event is sponsored by the Associated Undergraduate Students of Business & Economics (AUSBGE) and the student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  Join us in OMH 109 at 3:30 on April 22.  Refreshments will be provided.

Dean's Speaker Series, Executive Chef Russell Lowell

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9 a.m.–10 a.m.

This quarter's SBGE Dean's Speaker Series welcomes Mr. Russell Lowell, Executive Chef/Owner: Russell Lowell Catering, Russell’s Restaurant in Bothell & The Garden Café at Molbak’s in Woodinville. Chef Lowell's reverence for life and cuisine, complemented by his drive to deliver an exceptional experience, makes him one of the Pacific Northwest's most respected chefs.  SBGE students will interact with this entrepreneur who is following his passion.