Autumn Welcome Edition / October 2010
Distinguished Speaker Series Luncheon to Feature
Wireless Pioneer John Stanton
- RSVP Today!
Our annual "big event " comes early this
year on Monday, November 1st, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
in Upper Gwinn Commons. The AWB Distinguished Speaker
Series, sponsored by the Association of Washington Business,
John W. Stanton, Chairman of the
Board, Trilogy International Partners.
His talk is titled, Business, Voila, and the Earthquake.
This annual luncheon
is free to our SBE students, and attendance may be required by
you instructor. The online reservation form has already
been accepting RSVPs. Read more about this premier SBE
event and about our speaker, and click on the
RSVP HERE button to sign up. Over 100 students have already signed up.
AWB Distinguished Speaker Series web page.
Speaker Series with Raymond Davis, President & CEO of Umpqua
Holdings Corporation Banking executive and author, Mr. Ray
Davis, is the featured speaker at our quarterly Dean's Speaker
Series event. Mr. Davis has a compelling story to tell.
The title of his book will tip you off,
Leading for Growth:
How Umpqua Bank Got Cool
and Created a
Culture of Greatness.
The event will be Monday, October 25, 1:30 p.m. in the Library
more on our Speakers page.
Sponsors First "Donuts with the Dean" this Thursday
Consider this your invitation to Donuts with the Dean,
Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. SBE Dean Jeff
Van Duzer regularly meets with SBE undergraduates in this unique
(and tasty) venue. Join him and interested students in the
McKenna Conference Room, 2nd floor McKenna Hall, 9:30-10:20 a.m.
on Thursday, October 7th. Pre-majors are especially welcome.
Women in the Workplace
Dinner with Kristi Drake
Dr. Denise Daniels sends her recommendation to women in our
program for this quarterly dinner event. SPU alumna and
SBE Executive Advisory Council member Kristi Drake will be the
featured speaker at this month's Women in the Workplace
dinner event at
Westminster Chapel, Bellevue, Thursday, October 21,
Kristi Drake is co-owner of Le Panier in Pike Place
Market. She will share what she’s learned about running an ethical
business and managing people. Cost is $15 ($20 after 10/18).
Women in the Workplace
is a division of Westminster Women’s Ministry, designed to
“connect, encourage, and inspire” working women in their
congregation and the community through three dinner events each
year (fall, winter, and spring) that feature workplace-focused
speakers. Contact: Nancy Erisman at
Advising and Registration
Are you paying
attention to the little stuff?
As students pursue SBE majors,
occasionally it's the co-curricular degree requirements that
slip through the cracks. Elizabeth Gordon, our
Undergraduate Services Supervisor, can tell you stories about
students who may have "walked" at graduation, but still lacked a
diploma or degree posted to their transcript (which is what
employers want to see), because they lacked an internship credit
or some other seemingly minor item. Here are a few items
some students might overlook. Follow the links for complete
AUSBE: The Associated Undergraduate Students of Business and Economics
The AUSBE officers have been meeting and
planning for a great 2010-11 year in SBE. Other
events and activities, beyond the monthly Donuts with the
Dean morning break, are in the works. Meet this
year's AUSBE officers at the AUSBE web site.
with our Dean, Jeff Van Duzer, and your fellow students, this
Thursday, and watch for details about the SBE Barbeque,
sponsored by AUSBE, coming up in a few weeks. Details are
still being finalized. And find your AUSBE friends on FACEBOOK.
Center for Applied Learning
Social Venture Plan Competition: Kick-off Meeting November 8th
It's not too soon to start thinking about gathering a team and
beginning to develop a social venture idea for the annual Social
Venture Plan Competition next April. Our
Center for Applied Learning (CAL) will be hosting the first
SVPC Information Session on
Monday, November 8th at 3:00 p.m. in the Library
Learn More About CAL
In August, the Center for Applied Learning released its report cataloguing experiential learning within the School of Business and Economics (SBE). During the 2009-10 academic year, SBE and CAL facilitated over 900 applied learning experiences for students, utilizing over 600 community partners. This includes 250 placements through the SPU Mentor Program, over 100 participants in the annual Social Venture Plan Competition and a multitude of internships, volunteer work, Study Abroad experiences and service learning projects. CAL continues to be a key distinctive or our program.
Two Center for Integrity in Business Events Open
Integrity in Business (CIB) is an integral part of the
School of Business and Economics. Often, events sponsored
by CIB are open to our students. Many of these are offered
free or at a reduced price to our students. Two such
events are coming up and a great opportunities to connect with
business professionals in the Seattle area and to consider the
place of our faith in the work world.
The Center for Integrity in
Business (CIB) monthly hosts the Seattle chapter of Kiros
here at SPU. The mission of Kiros is to c 7:00
8:30 a.m. Invite a friend and come and hear our featured
speaker, Kristen Waggoner, partner with Ellis, Li & McKinstry,
lessons learned the hard way. To register, please
send an email to Lindsey Peterson at
sponsor your registration fee). For other upcoming Kiros events, visit the CIB web site at
18, The Center for Integrity in
Business will host Ted Malloch, Chairman and CEO of The
Roosevelt Group, and author of
Spiritual Enterprise: Doing Virtuous Business. The
evening (7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons) will feature a screening of
the new PBS-produced documentary, Doing Virtuous Business, followed by an interactive
Q&A session and panel discussion. To register for this event,
send a note to John Terrill, Center Director, at
For more details, visit the CIB web site at
Computer Resources for You
Back in 1997, the "USWEST Computer Lab" opened in McKenna Hall.
A large (mostly empty) study room and lounge was wired and
equipped to serve our students. While faculty may request
to reserve it for class use, this only occurs a few hours each
quarter. The McKenna Computer Lab (as it's now called) is
open 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10:30
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. of Fridays. The same specialized
software loaded in the Computer Science and Library labs is
available in the McKenna lab. You can
meet the current
lab staff here.
SBE Welcomes Drs. Baker, Lee, Mason
and Seitz to an updated McKenna HallFor two months this
summer, McKenna Hall was a construction zone. First,
six large faculty offices were emptied and converted into eight
normal sized offices. Then everyone needed to get
everything off the floor as new carpet was installed
throughout the building. The last bit of work was
completed just in time to welcome our four newest faculty
Our new Strategy
Donghun "Don" Lee, who comes to us
from Korea via the
University of Pittsburgh. Economics
students will be met by
Geri Mason, a Northwest native but one who earned her
doctorate at the University of Hawaii. (Now why didn't I think of
that! -- ed.)
Bruce Baker taught for us in 2006-07 but has recently
returned from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland where he
received his doctorate. Bruce will primarily be teaching
Business Ethics, but his résumé stretches from Cal Tech and
leadership in the high tech industry to the
Presbyterian church where he is an ordained pastor.
Rainer Seitz (NOT pronounced like the local 14,410' peak)
comes to us from the Vancouver/Portland area where he has taught
regularly at area schools including Washington State University.
Dr. Seitz will be teaching in the management area.