On the CIB Blog
Does Business Matter to God? Read Jeff Van Duzer's award-winning article
Being Faithful with Big Data
by Kristen Voetmann
Digital Homo Economicus
by Bruce Baker
CIB co-hosts Summer Institute 2013
The Center for Integrity in Business and Center for Biblical and Theological Education are delighted to offer two one-week courses in June. These are geared for business leaders, pastors and church leaders, and theology students. More»
Kiros Seattle - new location
The June 27 breakfast event will be held at 415 Westlake Ave, in the South Lake Union neighborhood. Sean McDonough, New Testament Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, will explore theology of work themes in the Book of Revelation. The event begins at 7:30 and concludes by 9:00. More information and registration»
SBE's new Dean
It's official! Dr. Joseph Williams has been selected as the next Dean of the School of Business and Economics, effective July 1, 2013.
Joseph leaves his position at Microsoft as managing director of the "software as a service partner" channel managing 10,000 partners in Microsoft's SaaS cloud channel business. He has also held positions at Sun Microsystems, and regularly served as a consultant on IT issues with CEOs and CIOs in Fortune 100 companies.
Prior to working in industry, Joseph spent ten years as an associate professor of Computer Information Systems at Colorado State University, and served on the faculty of the University of Montana, New Mexico State University, and Bucknell University. He is the author of several books and has published a number of articles in academic journals and popular press.
Joseph earned his B.A. from University of California-Berkeley, his M.A. from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and both his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from University of Texas-Austin.
We look forward to working with Joseph as we begin this next chapter in SBE's history.
CIB to host conference on Peter Drucker
When he was 87, Forbes magazine described Peter Drucker as "one of the youngest-thinking people in America, and certainly one of the clearest-thinking."
Drucker was a widely-known and influential thinker and writer on the topic of management theory and practice. CIB is hosting a one-day conference on "Management as a Liberal Art: Insights from Peter Drucker, Our Christian Faith, and the Practice of Management" ... More»
LAUNCHED: Communities of Practice
CIB and the Center for Biblical and Theological Education (CBTE) are co-hosting monthly lunch gatherings of business leaders, pastors, and seminary students. The inaugural Community of Practice met for the first time on May 31, beginning a series of thoughtful conversations on faith, work, and a Christian view of business and economics.
Stay tuned for additional information.
Teacher of the Year Nominee
|Kim Sawers, Associate Professor of Accounting, was nominated for SPU's "Teacher of the Year" award. Dr. Sawers has taught Cost Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Intermediate Accounting II, and believes the accounting profession has a greater purpose, "a social good." One of her goals in teaching students is "to pass on a model of decision-making that fully integrates ethical considerations" while exploring "concepts of justice, fairness, and faith."|
Students appreciate how Dr. Sawers weaves application problems into her teaching, and her thoughtful, interactive teaching methods caught the attention of the award selection committee. Congratulations, Kim!
Researching 'Spiritual Capital'
What does it take to get an entrepreneurial venture off the ground? Could spiritual capital be an important part of the mix? Read more about Dr. Bruce Baker’s exciting research exploring lessons learned on spiritual capital from Silicon Valley. Dr. Baker says, "I can think of nothing more thrilling in my business career..." More»
Featured Scholar: Bruce Baker
In this Q&A, Dr. Bruce Baker, assistant professor of business ethics, explains his journey from studying astrophysics to pastoring a church to teaching in Seattle Pacific's School of Business and Economics. Read why he says, "I'm not worried about humanity at all." More»
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F Y I
Ethix issue 84 features an interview with Brad Tilden, Chairman and CEO of Alaska Air Group. Brad talks about baggage fees, company culture, the airline industry after 9/11, and strategies for building a great company. His warmth and humor are evident whether discussing labor relations, technology, or the passenger experience.
Faith and Work
The Autumn 2012 issue of Response is devoted to faith and work. Take a look at the thoughtful and thought-provoking articles, which include pieces contributed by Jeff Van Duzer, Kenman Wong, and John Terrill.
FREE STUDY GUIDE
If you want to get more out of Jeff Van Duzer's book, Why Business Matters to God, download this free study guide (PDF, 2 MB).