Spring Registration Edition / February 6, 2012

Tuesday, February 7

This is the deadline for submitting your "Intent to Participate" form for the 2012 Social Venture Plan Competition.

SVPC 'Intent to Participate' Forms Due

Are you planning to enter the 2012 Social Venture Plan Competition?  If so, complete your Intent to Participate form today!  The form and additional details are available on the SVPC page, and the form can be returned to CAL@spu.edu when completed.

Thursday, February 9
9:00 a.m. to Noon


This major event for all SBE students and others interested in business begins in 150 Demaray
at 9:00 a.m.


Our 2nd Business as a Calling Day is this week!

All SBE classes that start before 1:00 p.m. this Thursday, February 9th will be given over to participation in our second Business as a Calling Day.  The school and its Center for Integrity in Business will host our guest speaker Gloria Nelund.  Ms. Nelund has an extensive résumé in international asset management as a Wall Street executive and is a co-founder of TriLinc Global, a private investment company dedicated to creating impact investment products that provide significant capital to the “missing middle” (established small to medium-sized businesses) in stable, emerging markets, helping to address some of the world’s urgent needs. 

Thursday, February 9
6:30-8:30 p.m. in Bellevue

Faith, Gender, Work: Lessons From My Career

Dr. Denise Daniels, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, invites the women of SBE to the Thursday evening, Women in the Workplace Dinner, at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue.  Our morning speaker, Gloria Nelund, will be the featured dinner speaker.  Complete details and an opportunity to make reservations can be found online.

WIW Dinner, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $15 includes catered dinner.

Sign-up Deadlines Near for Autumn 2012 Study Abroad Opportunities


Details on the
China Trip.


Details on the Guatemala Trip.


Other SPU study abroad opportunities.

Study Abroad in China or 
Guatemala in Autumn 2012

You can Study abroad in China next year in 
Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and Chengdu.  
Come to one of these information meetings 
to find out more:
Tuesday, February 7 at 1:00 p.m., 
McKenna Conference Room
Monday, February 13 at 5 p.m., Demaray 356 
Thursday, February 23 at 9:30 a.m. 
McKenna Conference Room

On the Guatemala trip, students will live with host families, study with SPU faculty, study Spanish language in a one-on-one immersion setting, and also fulfill their internship requirement.  The Guatemala trip will offer BUS 3615 International Organizational Behavior with SBE management professor Dr. Denise Daniels, which students can take in lieu of BUS 3614.  If students have already taken Organizational Behavior, they can take a Natural Science B course with SPU's Dr. John Lindberg, looking at earth systems instead.  During the term, students can complete their SPU language competency requirement, and those who are pursuing the international business concentration will fulfill their second year language requirement on the trip.  Finally, all students will have the opportunity to fulfill their internship experience, or apply these credits toward upper division business elective credits. Learn more here or get more details from Dr. Daniels.

Looking for
BUS 3950
Spirituality & Business

BUS 3950 Spirituality & Business Now Listed in Time Schedule by Topic

Sections of BUS 3950 are now listed in the SPU Time Schedule by their topic titles.  Three sections are planned for spring quarter.  These 1-credit one-weekend courses are limited to 20 students.  Some Business Administration students also use three of these courses, taken over their time in SBE, to satisfy their "signature experience" requirement.

BUS 3950: Financial Freedom 
CRN:  44692 Bill Kauppila Fri 6:00 PM-9:00 PM   May 11-12
Sat 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
BUS 3950: Promise of Heaven for Our Earthly Work 
CRN:  44305 John Terrill and Ryan LaBrie Fri 6:00 PM-9:00 PM   April 13-14
Sat 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
BUS 3950: Spiritual Disciplines in Business 
CRN:  45789 Jeff and Margie Van Duzer Fri 6:00 PM-9:00 PM   May 4-5
Sat 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

February 13-17
Registration Week

Registration and Advising
words from Elizabeth Gordon

SBE Undergraduate Services Supervisor

Registration Week

FACULTY ADVISOR HOLDS? 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.

BUSINESS/ECONOMICS/ENTREPRENEURSHIP MINOR: Although required for completion of your minor, many of our courses have “major-restrictions”. Prior to registering for these courses you will need to contact me and request the removal of major restriction holds. Please email me at eg@spu.edu, as soon as you have made your schedule. Do your best not to wait until your registration time, or it may delay your ability to get into the classes you need. If you are not formally admitted to one of our minors, please apply online through the SBE website first.

FRESHMEN: 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).

SOPHOMORES: Congratulations if you were admitted to the program this year. Please continue to meet with your Faculty Advisor to ensure your timely progress through SBE. If you were not admitted and are still listed as “intended”, please work with your faculty advisor to come up with a plan of attack. It may mean re-taking a class or two.

JUNIORS:  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 to graduate within the next four quarters, please login to your Banner account and apply to graduate today!

SENIORS: 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 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, Elizabeth Gordon will remove the registration restriction on the course, allowing you to register as usual through your Banner account.

Returning Majors, Update your SBE Scholarship Data:  Each spring, SBE makes a number of undergraduate scholarship awards. In recent years, scholarship application data has been collected from each student at the time they apply to a major in SBE. Students who were admitted prior to this year may wish at this time to update their scholarship application data by completing this convenient online form. Not doing so will not keep one from being considered for an SBE scholarship, however, the additional information may be helpful to the Undergraduate Committee. The deadline for updating your SBE scholarship application data is February 20th.

ASWA Accounting Scholarship Applications

The Bellevue Chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for deserving accounting majors. This is the sixteenth year of presenting awards.  This year the scholarships will be in the form of:

• One cash scholarship - $1,500 for a student attending a four year college
• One cash scholarship - $1,000 for a student attending a two year community college
• One Becker CPA Review Course – $3,500 value. Available to students and Puget Sound residents.

Postmark due date of application is: Tuesday, March 10, 2012.  The scholarships will be awarded on April 17, 2012 at the annual Student Night event. This event is open to accounting students in the Puget Sound area. The scholarship application is on the Bellevue ASWA website. Additional details are available from Dr. Sawers or Dr. Sleight.

Job Fairs List
from Now through October

2012 Washington State Job Fairs List

A job fair is an important place to kick-start your job search.  The SPU Center for Career and Calling has ample resources to help you.  In addition, check out this list of 2012 Job and Career Fairs.

February 28
Dean's Speaker Series 
Library Seminar Room, 10:30 a.m.


Winter Dean's Speaker Series Event to Feature
Mr. Atul Tandon

Mr. Atul Tandon, the founder and CEO of the Tandon Institute, was a keynote speaker at our wildly successful 2009 Pacific Northwest Microfinance Conference.  He will return to SPU as our speaker at our quarterly Dean's Speaker Series event on February 28th.
More details are available on our Speaker Events page.  

The SBE Undergraduate eNews is sent to SBE majors, minors and “intended majors” as recorded in Banner. 

It is typically sent twice quarterly.  Please contact SAS to correct your major, minor, or “intended major” status
if you wish to be removed from this email list.   Your SBE Undergraduate eNews editor is Dr. Dick Sleight