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Winter Edition / January 2011
 Upcoming Events  Advising & Registration  Student Organizations  Center for Applied Learning

Upcoming Events and Deadlines
       Upcoming Events

   Application to Major DEADLINE - January 20th

   Interview with Jeff Van Duzer in Christianity Today

   Dean's Speaker Series in February


Advising & Registration
       Three BUS 3950 Sections in Spring Quarter
       Center for Career and Calling Events

    Student Organizations
          AUSBE Events

Center for Applied Learning
          5th Annual Social Venture Plan Competition
          Mentor Program: Last Chance for Seniors


Center for Integrity in Business
Bottom Billions/Bottom Line Conference in April

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, January 19 AUSBE Winter Kick Off event, SUB Collegium, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 20 DEADLINE:  Application to Major annual deadline for Accounting, Business Administration,
and Economics.  Apply online now.
Thursday, January 20 AUSBE presents "Meet Your Professor" with Dr. Denise Daniels.  1:00-1:50 p.m., McKenna 117.
Thursday, January 27 Federal Jobs & Internships (a Center for Career & Calling event), 1:00-1:50 p.m., McKenna 111
Thursday, February 3

AUSBE sponsors Donuts with the Dean, 9:15-10:20 a.m., McKenna Conference Room

Tuesday, February 8

Dean’s Speaker Series welcomes Karen Turner Lee, 10:30 a.m., Library Seminar Room

Annual "Application to Major" Deadline, Thursday, January 20th

This coming week marks the single opportunity students have this year to apply for their major in Accounting, Business Administration or Economics.  Since nearly all upper-division School of Business and Economics courses are restricted to SBE majors, getting into your major should be your goal as soon as you qualify.  If you are ready, apply online here.

To meet the minimum requirements for admission to a major, the student must:

  • Have attained at least sophomore standing.
  • Have completed at least 15 credits (10 credits for junior or senior transfer students) in SBE courses (ACCT, BUS, ECN).
  • Have a minimum of 2.7 cumulative GPA from all institutions and a minimum of 2.7 cumulative GPA in all SBE courses.

Attainment of the minimum GPA standards does not guarantee admission to a major as the total number of admissions may be limited by capacity.

Interview with SBE Dean Jeff Van Duzer Featured this Month in Christianity Today Magazine

"Christians in the marketplace," says Jeff Van Duzer, "are not second-class citizens of the kingdom."  Serving Christ wholeheartedly while pursuing a vocation in the secular Business world may be God's best intention for you.  Read the interview in this month's Christianity Today, prompted by Jeff's new book, Why Business Matters to God, published by InterVarsity Press.

Dean's Speaker Series Welcomes  Karen Turner Lee, CEO of Pioneer Human Services

The School of Business and Economics welcomes Karen Turner Lee, CEO of Pioneer Human Services, for the Winter quarter Dean's Speaker event. Ms. Lee is also the former Washington State Employment Security District Commissioner. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Mark Oppenlander,, 206.281.2942.

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 8th, 10:30 a.m.
Location: Library Seminar Room


 Advising and Registration

Spring 2011: 1-credit Weekend BUS 3950 Sections

BUS 3950: Spirituality and Business

CRN: 44305

William Kauppila
Grant Learned


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

May 20
May 21

Financial Freedom

CRN: 44692

Ross Stewart
Kimberly Sawers


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

May 13
May 14

Having, Losing and Gaining
CRN: 45789 Gary Karns Fri
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
May 6
May 7
Topic pending

Get these Center for Career and Calling Events onto Your Calendar
Thursday, January 27 Federal Jobs and Internships, 1:00-1:50 p.m., McKenna 111
Wednesday, February 9 Choosing (or Changing) Your Major, 3:00-3:50 p.m., Demaray Hall 256
Thursday, February 10 Winter Career Mixer, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Upper Gwinn Commons (RSVP required)
Thursday, February 17 Finding Internships: A Workshop for All Majors, 1:00-1:50 p.m., McKenna 111
Thursday, February 24 Skills for Life after Graduation - Senior Survival, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Fine Center, First Free Methodist Church, ($5, RSVP required)
February 22-24, 28, March 1 Résumé Blitz!  15 minute Drop-in Résumé Reviews, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Center for Career and Calling
Wednesday, March 2 Job & Internship Fair (annual event!) 11:30-2:30 p.m., Upper Gwinn Commons
Dress professionally and bring your résumé.


Student Organizations


The Associated Undergraduate Students of Business and Economics

Join your fellow SBE students for a mid-winter study break with hot cocoa and cookies in the SUB Collegium.  The event is 7:00pm-8:00pm on Wednesday, January 19th.  It will be an opportunity for SBE students to get to meet and socialize with each other and with some of the SBE alumni.

Meet Your Professor with Dr. Denise Daniels, January 20th

Dr. Denise Daniels is our featured professor for AUSBE’s Meet Your Professor lunch this month. This event will be held on Thursday, January 20th, 1:00-1:50 p.m. in McKenna 117. As always, complimentary lunch is provided. This is a great opportunity to get to know Dr. Daniels, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Management.

Next "Donuts with the Dean," Thursday, February 3rd, 9:15 a.m., McKenna Conference Room


Center for Applied Learning

5th Annual
Social Venture Plan Competition

Game on!  This year's Showcase Round is April 13th, but teams are forming now.  Check out the Social Venture Plan Competition.   Learn more about the SVPC!

Mentor Program Update: Last Chance for Seniors

Are you a senior graduating this June?  Have you been putting off applying for the Mentor Program thinking that you had plenty of time?  Well time is running out!  As a senior, Winter is your last quarter to sign up for the Mentor Program and there are only a few spaces still available.  Submit your application through the Banner Information System now!

Center for Integrity in Business

Save the date - April 1st and 2nd!  This conference, sponsored in part by our SBE Center for Integrity in Business, will focus on "The Role of Business in Ending Global Poverty."

The "Bottom Billions/Bottom Line" conference welcomes students and business and thought leaders from around the nation to explore ways in which we all can change how business does business and contribute to human flourishing. It's open to anyone interested in innovative, practical ways to help the world's poor — from within "big business" or smaller startups.  

More details will follow, but students interested in real tools to attack global poverty should get this event on your calendars!


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