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JUNE 2014

Sound Steps

From Used Tires to Prosthetic Feet: Sound Steps is Top Idea at SVPC

A student proposal to aid amputees in developing nations with high-quality lower limb prosthetics made from used tires took top honors at the eighth annual Social Venture Plan Competition. Read more about the competition, which took place April 16 at SPU.

Seattle skyline $116,200 Grant to Communities of Practice
The Center for Integrity in Business, in partnership with Seattle Pacific Seminary and the Center for Biblical and Theological Education, has received a $116,200 Kern Family Foundation grant to establish 20 church-based communities of practice across the Puget Sound area. These communities of marketplace leaders, pastors, and seminarians will wrestle with issues of work, business, and economics. The grant also funds curriculum development and impact assessment, as well as entrepreneurship coaching with marketplace leaders from churches in economically distressed communities.

Josie Graybeal Josie Graybeal: Vision for the World
She's not just an accounting major in the School of Business and Economics. This active SBE student has plans.

Bruce Baker Webinar: Truth-Seeker's Guide to Big Data Now Available Online
Dr. Bruce Baker's webinar on how big data reduces people to digital commodities (along with measures to preserve human dignity) is now available for online viewing. Sponsored by the SBE's Center for Integrity in Business, the presentation includes both audio and slides, and originally aired earlier this year. Watch for future webinars from the CIB.

Rotaract Club Service, Scholarships: New Rotaract Chapter Organizes
SPU now has a Rotaract chapter for young adults that has been meeting monthly since being inaugurated in February. Dean Joseph Williams serves as faculty advisor and recently gave a presentation at the Rotary District 5030 meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, about the unique joint sponsorship between two Rotary chapters to create this chapter. The Magnolia Rotary Foundation is also now funding two student scholarships.

Denise Daniels Daniels Receives Faculty Servant Award
Each year, the Faculty Servant Award is given to a faculty member who has performed exemplary service to colleagues and the university community. This year, the award went to Denise Daniels, professor of management and associate dean for undergraduate studies.

Cindy Strong Review: God at Work Looks Deeper
Business and Economics Library Liaison Cindy Strong reviews God at Work: The History and Promise of the Faith at Work Movement. What do “leading a bifurcated life” and a niece's questions have to do with this title?

SPU Grad Receives CEO Executive Excellence Award
SPU graduate Dan Price '08 is the youngest ever to receive Seattle Business magazine's annual Executive Excellence Award. The recognition singles out top regional leadership, and also honored executives from CenturyLink, McKinstry, Expedia, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Price is the CEO of Gravity Payments, a credit card payment company he helped start from his SPU dorm room when he was 19.



Graduates, Sponsors, Accomplishments

As I complete my first year as dean of the School of Business, I have found tremendous joy in associating with amazing young men and women who have answered a calling to study business and serve others through a career in business. As they graduate, these students give me reason for great optimism about the future. In the recent tragic events we have experienced as a community, our students have been a beacon of God's love to the world, and I know they will do the same as graduates. (Read more.)

Joseph Williams

Joseph Williams, Dean

Two Lives, Two Legacies: Summers, Edgell

Many thanks to all who helped fully fund the Don Summers Endowment. You'll see from the infographic (below) that we are also approaching our goal for the Dr. Margaret Sampson Edgell Faith at Work Endowment, which funds the Margaret Edgell Prize -- an annual award for a video report of a business that exemplifies the integration of Christian faith and business.

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Book, Papers, Presentations
Catch up on recent research and commentary by SBE faculty.


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