Winter 2013 Edition / February 5, 2013
Upcoming Events and Deadlines
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 21st —
AUSBE presents... Meet the Professional
February 25th — New
— Professional Essentials with Mary Mitchell (2nd session)
— Professional Essentials with Mary Mitchell (last session)
April 17th — Social
Venture Plan Competition Showcase
Business as a Calling Day
returns to SBE this 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, February 7th, 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.
SESSIONS 10:45 – 11:45
What’s Love Got to Do
With It?: True Confessions of an Economist – Geri Mason
Love is not the first thing
most people think of when they study economics. How does
one fall in love with a discipline maligned as “the
dismal science”? Dr. Geri Mason has a story to tell
about how she fell in love with a subject that appears
to be severely unromantic, at least on the surface.
Through her confessions and reflection on the twists and
turns of discovering her calling to teach and study
economics, Dr. Mason brings us spiritual and practical
lessons for how to find a meaningful career that thrives
in passion for one’s calling.
God’s Call – Doug Koskela and Bruce Baker
(McKenna Conf. Room)
How do we find our path, and discover our calling in
life and society? How does God speak to us? How do we
discern the meaning of our career choices? These are the
challenging questions we face in the search to walk by
faith and stay on the right path in the sight of God. In
this seminar we will explore biblical lessons on the
topic of calling and vocation. Along the way we will
address some popular beliefs and surprising
misconceptions about biblical notions of calling and
career, as we reach some helpful conclusions about the
mystery of hearing God’s call.
A Report from the
“Front Lines” – Cameron Lowell and Randy Franz (McKenna
SPU alum Cameron Lowell has
had a stellar career in accounting. He will report on
his experience as a CPA at KPMG, and now at Amazon. Mr.
Lowell will tell stories from the “front lines” of
exciting and fast-paced data-driven business and give
advice for current students.
Living Faith – Regina
Schlee and Kim Sawers
Professors Schlee and Sawers
will share experience from their chosen professions.
They will describe the particular ethical challenges
they faced and discuss how faith has made a difference.
They will discuss the role of faith in their
professional careers and help us understand the call to
live as disciples while carrying out our business
Sessions for Autumn Study Abroad in China
If you are
China study abroad for
next fall, come to the McKenna Conference Room
on one of these dates:
Tuesday, February 19, 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 21, 2:00 p.m.
Friday, February 22, 9:00 a.m.
SPU study abroad
web site for more information, or contact Dr. Douglas
Downing at email@example.com.
AUSBE Presents . . .
Meet the Professional
and Professional Essentials Events Coming Up
On February 21st, we will be hosting our
first Meet the Professional event. The event
will be from 1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. in McKenna 117. We
will be hosting Doug Clerget who started his own non-profit
called Dollar Per Month, which helps support local non-profits
like the Kids in Need Foundation. Pizza will be provided.
28th, we will be having our second installment of
Professional Essentials with Mary Mitchell, this time
focusing on Engaging in Business Social/Events. It will be
in Otto Miller 109 again and we will be providing food. $5 cost.
installment of Professional Essentials will be
focused on Continuing Business Connections and will be on March
7th. Again in Otto Miller 109 with food provided. $5 cost.
Watch for These Non-SBE Courses
in Spring Quarter If You Still Need Them
Spreadsheets: All SBE
majors need to either pass the 1-credit Spreadsheet
course or satisfy the
Passing CSC 1123 this spring or BUS 1700 beginning this summer,
satisfy this requirement. Note that CSC 1123 meets twice
weekly for half the quarter.
|44203 CSC 1123
||Otto Miller Hall 244
|44204 CSC 1123
||Otto Miller Hall 244
Spring 2013 is the last quarter that SBE majors may substitute
MAT 1360 in place of MAT 2700 as their required statistics
course. Both classes are offered spring quarter.
Beginning autumn quarter, SBE majors need to look for BUS 2700
or MAT 2700.
||McKenna Hall 113
||Otto Miller Hall 139
||McKenna Hall 113
Majors' Dessert to Welcome Our Newest Class of SBE Majors
note: I have only 20 days to lose enough girth to fit into
my tux!) Monday, February 25th, the SBE
faculty, staff, and student leaders will welcome our newest
class of majors into SBE at our annual dessert. This
really is an elegant affair with live music, scrumptious
desserts like cake and cheese cake, and a very special "guest"
speaker. Dr. Jeff Van Duzer, SPU's new Provost and SBE's
former Dean, will reprise his introduction to SBE majors for one
The festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m.
at the Fine Center at First Free Methodist Church. And you
really don't have to track down a tux, but business formal
attire is expected.
Spring BUS 3950 Sections with
Our Accounting Faculty
Our two 1-credit Spirituality and
Business weekend courses offered this coming quarter will
be taught by our three accounting faculty members. Here
are the specific topics and weekends for these sections.
|McKenna Hall 111
|6:00 PM-9:00 PM
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
|McKenna Hall 117
BUSINESS, ACCOUNTING, and
Review the following catalog
information to get an idea of the core courses for your program.
(Do note that if you have already been admitted to one of SBE’s
majors, you will be accountable to the requirements set during
the academic year you were admitted to the program). Then, jump
to your appropriate class standing for specific advising tips.
Also, please review your graduation
checklist in Banner to see what common and exploratory
curriculum classes you have taken, and which ones you still need
to take before graduation. If you are not planning to major in
an SBE major (Business, Accounting or Economics), you need to
select another faculty member in your intended major. You can
change this person through Banner as well. Your new faculty
advisor can assist you with the registration process.
You need to plan your schedule so that you’re eligible
to apply for the major by January of your sophomore
year. You will need to take at least 15 credits within
SBE by the end of fall quarter of your sophomore year,
in order to be eligible to apply for one of the SBE
majors. Also, you must have a minimum overall GPA and an
SBE GPA of at least 2.70 to be eligible to apply. Since
we have a competitive admission process, the minimum GPA
is not a guarantee of admission to the major. The higher
your GPA, the more likely it is that you will get into
SBE. So be sure you are working hard in your classes!
You will be registered for
either UCOR or UFDN 1000. In addition to that, you’ll
want to pick out one SBE course (ECN 2101 and 2102, ACCT
2361 and 2362, BUS 2414, BUS 2600, or MAT 2700), and
finally, one Exploratory Curriculum course.
You should be on your way to completing your 3000 level
courses, and finishing up your exploratory curriculum
requirements. Now would be a good time to also start
thinking about your final four quarters, and putting
together a prospective class list.
By now you should have received notification of
admission into SBE. If you were admitted,
congratulations! We look forward to formally welcoming
you on February 25th, at our New Majors' Dessert.
When considering classes to take in SBE this winter, you
should be well on your way to completing our 2000 level
courses (ECN 2101 and 2102, ACCT 2361 and 2362, BUS
2414, BUS 2600, and MAT 2700). If you’ve completed all
these courses, you are ready to take an upper division
SBE course. Either Business Finance (BUS 3250),
Marketing and Society (BUS 3541) or Organizational
Behavior (BUS 3614), would be a good choice.
SENIORS: You should be wrapping up
your undergraduate career with our capstone courses
(Business Ethics and Strategic Management), as well as
your concentration (or elective courses). If you are
planning on graduating in June, feel free to email
Elizabeth to look over your record one last time to make
sure all is in order. Finish strong!
MINORS in Business,
Economics, and Entrepreneurship:
As you may have already
noticed, all of our upper division business courses are
restricted to School of Business and Economics majors
only. Because you need to take a few of them for your
minor, you will need to have these restrictions removed
prior to registering.
Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
as soon as possible if you plan on taking any 3000 or
4000 level Business classes. Your email should include
name, student ID number, course name (i.e. “Business
Finance”) and course number (i.e. BUS 3250).
Faculty Advisor Holds:
I will not lift Faculty Advisor holds. Please make sure
you meet with your Faculty Advisor prior to your
registration time so you are able to register right
Looking Ahead to Summer 2013
As mentioned in our January edition, BUS
1700 Spreadsheets replaces CSC 1123 beginning this summer.
It will be offered during the first two weeks of summer term.
ACCT 2361 Financial Accounting will also be offered in
June. The BUS 2910 and 4942 internship classes will be offered, and
BUS 3541, BUS 4690, and ECN 2101 will all be offered in a
flexible online format. Please contact the listed
instructors, if you have any questions about these summer SBE
MTWTh 9:00-1:00, 6/10-7/03
MTWF 10:30-11:50, 6/10-6/21
||Internship & Career
W 1:30-3:50, 7/10-7/31
||Marketing & Society
||Marketing & Society
Principles of Microeconomics
SBE's Centers Do the Work of
Engaging and Changing the World
for Applied Learning (CAL): “Save the date!”
The Social Venture
Plan Competition Showcase event is April 17th from 2:00 to
6:00 p.m. with prizes to be awarded around 6:15 p.m. All
students, faculty and staff are invited to come and see the
efforts of these hard-working teams and to cast a People’s
Integrity in Business (CIB): John Terrill and
Tom Lane, in our Center for Integrity in Business do amazing
things on behalf of SPU and SBE. They connect us with the
business community, sponsor and lead
and provide a wealth of
to our faculty and students. Visit the
CIB site and
get familiar with this SBE educational ministry with a global