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   Autumn Edition /  October 2012
 Upcoming Events  Advising & Registration  Student Organizations  News from the SBE Centers  Around SBE

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

What Can SBE Do for You?  
          An SBE orientation for the not-yet-admitted                  
          Tuesday, October 30th, 1:00 p.m., Demaray 150
      RSVP now for the Distinguished Speaker Series Luncheon

       Dean's Speaker Series, Nov. 8th, Fisher Communications CEO

   Donuts with the Dean with Associate Dean Dr. Karns

   Upcoming Center for Career and Calling Events

Advising and Registration
       BUS 3950 Sections for Winter 2013
       Advising Notes from Elizabeth

Student Organizations
  AUSBE Update

Center for Applied Learning
  7th Annual Social Venture Plan Competition:
         Information Session, November 6th

Center for Integrity in Business
       Network with Christians in Business 

Around SBE
SBE Faculty & Staff Honored with Annual SBE Awards    


  Upcoming Events

What Can SBE Do for You?  Orientation Scheduled for Students Considering SBE
Tuesday, October 30th, 1:00-1:50 p.m., Demaray 150

SBE invites you to a special orientation and information hour specially prepared for intended SBE majors or minors and undecided students who want to learn more about SBE and our undergraduate programs.  Our Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies,  Dr. Denise Daniels, will MC the event which will include Dr. Kenman Wong, Elizabeth Gordon, and others.  Enjoy refreshments, and learn about the SBE philosophy, extracurricular opportunities, and about admission requirements (including one recent change!)  Come with your questions and make the right choices when you register.

Annual Distinguished Speaker Series Luncheon,
Wednesday, November 28th: RSVP Today!
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!
Bradley D. Tilden, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alaska Air Group, Inc. will be speaking on Changing Times: How Alaska Airlines Keeps Adapting to Succeed, Change Management and Careers Read more about this special luncheon and about our speaker.

The Dean's Speaker Series Brings Colleen Brown to Campus
on November 8th

Our quarterly Dean's Speaker Series will feature
Colleen B. Brown, President & CEO, Fisher Communications, Inc.  Fisher Communications operates 20 television stations and three radio stations (KOMO, STAR 101.5 FM, and KVI), as well as many online media sites.  This event will be Thursday, November 8th, in the Library Seminar Room at 10:30 a.m.  More information about our speaker and about this important quarterly event is available online.

AUSBE's "Donuts with the Dean", Thursday, November 1st, 9:30 - 10:20 a.m.,
McKenna Conference Room, Featuring Dr. Gary Karns

You may not be thinking that graduate school is in your future, but for many of you it certainly is.  Next month's AUSBE-sponsored Donuts with the Dean event will feature Dr. Gary Karns, Professor of Marketing and our Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.  This is your chance to look ahead to your next degree (yes, there's more!)  Ask Dr. Karns about the MBA, both here at SPU and elsewhere.  And Economics students, business minors, or your non-SBE friends may want to ask him about our amazing one-year Master of Arts in Management (MASSM) degree program. 

Dr. Karns also has a long history here in SBE at SPU, having joined the faculty in 1979.  He can tell you what life was like before there was a McKenna Hall (built in 1983), or when we all worked in cubicles instead of offices.  Come enjoy the refreshments and fellowship at our next Donuts with the Dean gathering.    

Autumn Events from the Center for Career and Calling


HOW TO FIND A FEDERAL JOB, Tuesday, October 30th, 4:00-5:00 in Bertona 1

FINDING INTERNSHIPS, Tuesday, November 6th, 4:00-5:00 in Bertona 1


CAREER MIXER - MARKETING, MEDIA, and P.R., Thursday, November 8th, 3:00-5:00, Upper Gwinn Commons




   Advising and Registration

BUS 3950 Spirituality and Business Sections for Winter 2013

These three offerings of the 1-credit weekend BUS 3950 class next quarter are limited to 20 students each.  Each class is held on a single weekend listed in this table.  Friday night classes are held from 6:00-9:00 p.m., and the following day classes meet from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Completing 3 credits of BUS 3950 is one of the ways that Business Administration students can satisfy the SBE "Signature Experience" requirement.

    CRN:  25541 Another Way of Doing Business Jeff Van Duzer 2/1 - 2/2
    CRN:  25542 Work and Faith: Practical Connections to a Career and Calling in Business Cynthia Strong and John Terrill 1/11 - 1/12
    CRN:  27814 Spiritual Gifts, Disciplines & Fruitfulness in Business Vocations Gary Karns 2/8 - 2/9


I cannot remove Faculty Advisor Holds. Please contact your Faculty Advisor and work with them to form a schedule for next quarter. They will remove the hold upon your schedule completion.


If you are a Business Minor, needing a major restriction removed from a class you'd like to take, please be sure you emailed me your Student ID Number, the class, and the subject name and number (i.e., Business Finance: BUS 3250). If you are not formally admitted to one of our minors, please apply online through the SBE website first:

SBE INTENDED-MAJOR (Applying this Winter)

If you are an SBE intended-major wanting to register for major-restricted classes for Winter, please email me your Student ID Number, and the courses you’d like to take. I will calculate your SBE and Cumulative GPAs, and if they are both above 2.80, I will lift major restrictions for you.


Make sure you’ve got one of our core courses in your schedule for next quarter. This could be Microeconomics (ECN 2101), Macroeconomics (ECN 2102), Financial Accounting (ACCT 2361), Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2362), or Legal Environment of Business (BUS 2414). If you have room, consider adding a 1 or 2 credit course on top of that, like Spreadsheets (CSC 1123), Managerial Communication (BUS 2600), or Internship and Career Strategies (BUS 2910). I want you making headway towards that 15 SBE credits, to be eligible for admission next year! Thinking about Statistics? We will have a special offering of Business Statistics Fall 2013, which will incorporate the Spreadsheets requirement! Consider holding off to try out this option.


All upper division SBE courses will be restricted to you (they have “major-restriction” holds on them). If you are intending to apply to one of our majors this winter, and have taken all lower division SBE courses available, please email me and request your GPA be calculated for admission into upper division courses. If you are considered “on track” for admission with 2.80 cumulative and SBE GPAs, I will lift the major restriction for you.

The 2012 Major Application window has been set.  You will be able to apply online between December 20th and January 20th.


If you’ve been admitted to SBE, you should be on autopilot by now. Make sure you’ve completed the pre-Internship course (BUS 2910), and be on the look-out for internship opportunities! Now is also the time to start thinking about what concentration (if any) you’d like to complete, and start making headway. If you intend on graduating within the next four quarters, please login to your Banner account and apply to graduate!


Have you completed your internship experience? Then it’s probably time to register for BUS 4942, Internship Reflection and Professional Development. Here’s how: Complete the Internship Reflection Course Approval Form and be sure to obtain your Internship Supervisor’s signature. Return the form to Christina McCracken’s office (SUB 2nd) for her signature. Once SBE has received word from the Center for Career and Calling that you have permission to register for BUS 4942, I will remove the registration restriction on the course, allowing you to register as usual through your Banner account.

Elizabeth Gordon

Undergraduate Services Supervisor
School of Business and Economics, SPU

3307 3rd Ave W, Suite 201, Seattle, WA, 98119
ph: 206.281.2970 | fax: 206.281.2733



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

Fellow SBE students,

AUSBE has a potentially rewarding opportunity for you.  In order to gauge our effectiveness and to better meet the needs and desires of SBE students, we are seeking your input via the voluntary survey below.  If you completely fill out the survey and include your email address, we will enter you into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to one of these three great locations: Menchies, Bubble Tea, and Safeway.  The deadline to complete the survey is Thursday, November 1st at 11:59pm.  Here is the link to the survey.


 The AUSBE Officers


“Donuts with the Dean” special edition with Dr. Gary Karns, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Thursday, 9:30am, November 1, McKenna Conference Room.


And find your AUSBE friends on FACEBOOK.



Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi is gearing up for another year of events of interest to its members.  If you are a student in Accounting, Finance, or Information Systems, get in touch with the BAP officers and don't miss out on the targeted programs BAP will provide this year.


   Center for Applied Learning

2012-13 Social Venture Plan Competition Info Session

It's not too soon to get this event on your schedule. On Tuesday, November 6th, the 7th annual Social Venture Plan Competition (SVPC) will kick off for this year.   Join us on election day 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.  More information is being added to the SVPC web site regularly, and check out the results from last year

And read the KOMO News story about last year's winner, Protosong, and visit their website.

Vist the Center for Applied Learning page to learn more about CAL. 

Center for Integrity in Business

CIB Helps Students Network with Christians in Business

You can always find out the latest and greatest from the Center for Integrity in Business.  For example, CIB hosts Kiros Seattle, a fellowship of Christian businesspeople, for monthly breakfast events. The next one - on November 29 - features speaker Mark Sabo, who will talk about the destruction that occurs when “small” decisions go wrong in a big way.  Members of the SPU community (students, faculty, staff) who contact Tom Lane ( prior to the breakfast will have their registration fee covered by SBE. 


   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 2011-12. 


Dr. Kim Sawers



Dr. Dan Hess


Elizabeth Gordon


Mark Oppenlander


Dr. Lisa Donegan


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