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Bridging Theory and Business Practice: Pollard Fellowship Online Presentations

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Often there is a gap between the work of academic business scholars and business practice. The Bill Pollard Faith & Business Research Fellowship was developed to help bridge this gap. In the summer of 2019, selected scholars came to Seattle Pacific University for a short residency, during which they drew on the Pollard papers and other resources in SPU’s Work and Faith Collection to develop new research on an aspect of the papers related to the interest of the scholar. By studying these writings, scholars engaged with the business practices of the ServiceMaster Company. Their research is aimed at filling in the gap, looking at business practices through the lens of a scholar. The two “best paper” winners from the Pollard Fellowship 2019 were Dr. Helen Chung and Dr. Marcus Brauer. They will introduce their papers at this event and have a dialogue about their findings.

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SBGE Graduate Programs Virtual Open House

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 12 p.m.–1 p.m.

Come learn about our four master’s degree programs and six graduate certificates in business in the School of Business, Government and Economics. Faculty and staff will be available to answer your questions. RSVP to let us know you will attend.

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Distinguished Speaker Series 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

This year the annual Burton and Ralene Walls Distinguished Speaker Series Luncheon features former Washington state Governor Gary Locke. This is our 19th year of introducing outstanding business and civic leaders to our students.

Chad Cohen

SBGE Dean's Speaker Series

Monday, October 28, 2019, 9:30 a.m.–10:50 a.m.

The first of our quarterly Dean's Speaker Series events for 2019-2020 features Mr. Chad Cohen, CFO of Adaptive Biotechnologies.  All are welcome.  RSVP to

Al Erisman

Navigating a World of Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 5:30 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Join the artificial intelligence conversation with Dr. Al Erisman. Every 21st century business leader must be armed with some understanding of the implications of AI. It is no longer possible to be an effective leader without comprehending issues of technology. 

Roei Ganzarski

Burton and Ralene Walls Distinguished Speaker Series

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

This year the annual Burton and Ralene Walls Distinguished Speaker Series Luncheon features Roei Ganzarski on Thursday, March 7. This is our 18th year of introducing outstanding business leaders to our students.

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