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   Autumn Welcome Edition /  October 2011
 Upcoming Events  Advising & Registration  Student Organizations  News from the SBE Centers  Around SBE

Upcoming Events and Deadlines
RSVP now for the Distinguished Speaker Series Luncheon

   Business vs. Government?  Come hear Dr. Gideon Strauss
       Alaska Air CFO at Dean's Speaker Series

   Upcoming Center for Career and Calling Events

Student Organizations
  AUSBE Update

Center for Applied Learning

  6th Annual Social Venture Plan Competition:
          Information Session, November 8th

Around SBE
SBE Faculty Honored with Annual SBE Awards


  Upcoming Events

Annual Distinguished Speaker Series Luncheon is Thursday, November 10th

Students can start making their reservations for this year's School of Business and Economics Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon sponsored by the Association of Washington Business.  This annual big event in Upper Gwinn is free to all SBE undergraduates, and SBE classes do not meet between Noon and 1:30 p.m. to encourage your attendance. 
RSVP here today!

Phyllis J. Campbell, Chairman, Pacific Northwest for JPMorgan Chase & Co will be speaking on Perspectives on Banking, Change Management and Careers.  Read more about this special luncheon and about our speaker.

Center for Integrity in Business Brings Dr. Gideon Strauss to Campus

Our Center for Integrity in Business (CIB) is proud to host Gideon Strauss, a senior fellow at The Center for Public Justice, for a series of conversations titled, Eternal Enemies! Why Business and Government Are Not, and How They Can Partner on October 13-14. Dr. Strauss will discuss the ways in which business can approach a creative partnership with government for achieving shared purposes.

A special discussion time with undergraduate students is set for Thursday, October 13th from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Otto Miller 109. Targeting undergraduates broadly and business majors specifically, this talk will provide a distinct perspective on government-business partnership intended to reinforce the purpose of business perspective taught at SBE.

And free tickets are available to the first fifteen students who wish to attend the CIB-Kiros luncheon just before the undergraduate meeting.  Contact CIB Director John Terrill if you are interested in attending this event on SBE. 

Meet Alaska Air's Brandon Pedersen at our Dean's Speaker Series

Brandon Pedersen, Chief Financial Officer of Alaska Air Group, is our invited speaker for our quarterly Dean's
Speaker Series event this month.  Join with other SBE undergraduates on Wednesday, October 26th, at 11:00 a.m. in the Library Seminar Room.  Mr. Petersen leads not only in the area of finance, but also in information systems and strategy at Alaska Air. 

These quarterly seminars with top area executives are always fascinating and informative. Get this one on your calendar!

Fall Networking Mixer

Monday, October 10th.  Free to SPU students and alumni.  3:00pm - 5:00pm, Upper Gwinn Commons    Register to attend and see attending employers!

Meet a variety of industry professionals in the Seattle area and beyond. Active job and internship seekers benefit from building relationships with employers
and many find opportunities at this event.


Nuts and Bolts of Applying to Graduate School 

Tuesday, October 25th, 1:00pm - 1:50pm, Demaray Hall 261. Cover the basics of a grad school application, the GRE, obtaining recommendations, writing your personal statement, and more.


Oh Behave! Social and Professional Etiquette Dinner, Tuesday, October 25th

Register now to attend!   $12.00 for SPU Undergraduates, all others $25.00; 5:00pm - 7:30pm, Third Floor, Upper Gwinn Commons   

Learn the skills you need to be prepared and comfortable in a variety of social situations.



   Student Organizations
AUSBE: The Associated Undergraduate Students of Business and Economics  

AUSBE BARBEQUE:  October 20th at 5:30 p.m. in Tiffany Loop and the Gazebo Room, AUSBE is hosting a barbeque. Free food, Frisbee, etc. and just a time to hang out with others in SBE. (Come enjoy some free food before heading over to the Men’s Soccer home game.)

And find your AUSBE friends on FACEBOOK.


   Center for Applied Learning

2011-12 Social Venture Plan Competition Info Session

It's not too soon to get this event on your schedule. In one month, the 6th annual Social Venture Plan Competition (SVPC) will kick off.   Join us on Tuesday, November 8th at 3:00 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room and learn how you can team up with other students to address some of the world's most persistent social issues. Check out the results from last year.



   Around SBE

Annual SBE Awards Announced

Each September, at the annual SBE Fall Retreat, members of the SBE community are recognized for their exemplary contributions in various categories over the preceding year.  Here are this year's awards.  Congratulations to these leading servant-scholars over 2010-11. 


Dr. Herb Kierulff


Dr. Kim Sawers

Dr. Gary Karns

Dr. Randy Franz

Dr. Al Erisman

Dr. Vicki Eveland


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