Winter 2013 Edition / January 17, 2013
Upcoming Events and Deadlines
21st — Annual
to Major deadline in SBE.
— First of three "Professional
Kiros Breakfast Event, Upper Gwinn, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
January 31st —
Nate Miles, Director of Government Affairs for the Eli
3:00 p.m., Library Seminar Room.
February 5th —
Intent to Participate
forms are due for this year's
Social Venture Plan
February 7th —
Business as a Calling Day.
February 11th — Spring
registration for admitted students begins.
February 25th —
New Majors' Dessert.
to Major Deadline This Weekend
Each year in late December, the School
of Business and Economics turns on
application form for students to apply for majors in
Accounting, Business Administration, or Economics. That
form gets turned off again after this coming long weekend.
application requirements are listed here. We'll
process these new applications quickly. But please don't
miss this important annual opportunity if you are intending to
apply. And please remind your friends and classmates who may be
intending to apply this year.
AUSBE and Beta Alpha Psi Team Up
Essentials - Going Beyond the Classroom"
and BAP are teaming up to offer all SBE students the opportunity
to attend a professionalism-building series. Ms.
Mary Mitchell, from the Mitchell
will be presenting on a variety of topics including:
"Assertiveness in the Workplace," "Engaging in Business
Socials/Events," and "Continuing Business Connections." All
sessions are on a Thursday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in OHM 109.
Please join us January 24th, February 28th, and March 7th. The
cost is $5 per session, or $12 for all three sessions. Please
submit cash payments to Elizabeth Gordon at the SBE front desk.
Questions? Please contact
Kiros Breakfast, January 31st,
to feature SPU Grad Brian Bauer
31st, Kiros Seattle and our
Integrity in Business (CIB) welcome
Brian Bauer as the
featured speaker at a 7:30 a.m. breakfast on the SPU campus. He
is a senior manager of product development estimating in
Boeing's commercial division, and his topic is "God
Loves Honest Scales: Christians in Finance."
This is a great place to build your
network in the Puget Sound business community. Interested
students should contact Tom Lane in CIB for a "student discount"
to this event. (He reports that a limited number of free
tickets are available to SBE students!) Contact Tom at
Business as a Calling Day
returns to SBE on Thursday, February 7th
We are pleased to announce the 2013 Business as a Calling Day, Thursday February 7,
featuring keynote speaker Steve Tourek of Marvin Windows &
Doors. Steve's company has been such a powerful witness to the
higher purpose and calling of business, that they were featured
by both presidential campaigns in the recent election. In spite
of the dire impact of the recession on the construction
industry, the company was able to make some hard decisions and
creative trade-offs to maintain employment and take care of
their people. Additionally, Steve's personal Christian witness
also includes a powerful transformation story. He is widely
sought as a speaker, and he also teaches part-time.
Business as a Calling Day:
Keynote, Feb. 7, 9:00 – 10:20 a.m. Demaray 150
After a short transition time, various
seminars will take place as breakout sessions led by our
faculty, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
All SBE classes meeting between 9:00 a.m. and noon on February
7th will be cancelled to allow all students to attend.
Spreadsheets and Business
Statistics Courses Return to SBE
This coming Autumn, the newly revised Exploratory
Curriculum will be launched across every SPU department and school. Changes to degree requirements will impact student
coming to SPU after this Spring, but current students should be
aware of some of the 2013-14 course changes.
BUS 1600 Introduction to Business Practice will become
BUS 2000 Purpose and Practice of Business.
CSC 1123 Spreadsheets will
return to its pre-2007 home in SBE and will again be offered
as BUS 1700 Spreadsheets.
2700 Statistics for Business and Economics will
continue to be offered for Winter and Spring 2014. But
in Autumn 2013, it will be offered under its old course
designation BUS 2700. This special
section of business statistics will emphasize Microsoft
Excel, and students who pass BUS 2700 will thereby satisfy
computer competency requirement. BUS 1700
Spreadsheets will not be a prerequisite for BUS 2700 as
it is for MAT 2700. BUS 2700 will be taught by our SBE
technology manager, Dr.
Dick Sleight, who was our regular instructor of BUS 1700
and BUS 2700 in past years.
Watch for more course information in
our February edition of this newsletter. We try to
publish the SBE Undergraduate
eNews before each advising week.
Registration for spring classes begins February 11th, so
make any needed advising appointments in advance.
New Leadership for SBE
the promotion of our dean since 2001, Jeff Van Duzer, to
Provost, SBE has
found in its ranks the leadership to guide the school as we
conduct a national search for our fifth dean.
Denise Daniels, Professor of Management, is now serving as
Interim Dean. Stepping up to take over for Dr. Daniels
as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies is
Ross Stewart, Professor of Accounting.
Apply for the 2013 Soderquist Fellowship
This opportunity came to SBE from one of our most respected
former EAC members. Does it have your name on it?
The Soderquist Fellowship /
Application Deadline – February
The Soderquist Fellowship program offers talented individuals
the opportunity of a full scholarship to pursue a Master’s
John Brown University while working at The Soderquist Center
for Leadership & Ethics. This model of applied academics brings
students together with practitioners in a professional setting.
Here are a few highlights:
Full scholarship to pursue your Master’s degree at John
Brown University, a private, nondenominational Christian
University, ranked the number one regional college in the
South by U.S. News in 2012.
Monthly Stipend of $1,550 as a Project Coordinator for The
Soderquist Center. Term is 06/2013 - 05/2015.
Access to top leaders, both at The Soderquist Center and those
you will meet through the Center.
Exciting place to study business. The Northwest Arkansas
region is home to the corporate offices of Walmart, Tyson
Foods, and J.B. Hunt, as well as approximately 1,500
Experience of a lifetime. It’s not uncommon to share dinner
with a customer, belay climbers from a 50-foot tower, spend
time in the office coordinating logistics for customer
events, co-teach undergrad students, or board a plane to
almost anywhere, in any given week.
Accelerate your career. From earning a doctorate, to running
a top performing team, to starting a life-saving nonprofit,
Fellowship graduates have gone on to do amazing things.
Interested? Follow the link to