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Watch Pollard Fellowship Presentations on Zoom
The Bill Pollard Faith & Business Research Fellowship was developed to bridge the gap between the work of academic business scholars and business practice. Helen Chung and Marcus Brauer discussed their papers on faith in the workplace at ServiceMaster over Zoom on Oct. 27. Dr. Chung’s paper is titled, “Servant Leadership at ServiceMaster: A Commitment to Love, Development, and Diversity.” Dr. Brauer’s paper is “Workplace Spirituality and the Tension Between Profit and People: the ServiceMaster Case.”

UpWords podcast interviews Faith & Co. Producers
In this episode of the UpWords podcast, John Terrill, executive director of Upper House in Madison, Wisconsin (and former CIB director), talks to Randy Franz and Kenman Wong about Faith & Co. The three men, who have all taught Faith & Co. courses, discuss the backstory to the films, some of the most memorable episodes, and the broader faith-and-work movement.

15th Annual Social Venture Plan Competition
Students representing several universities, judges, and community members gathered virtually for SPU’s 15th annual Social Venture Plan Competition on April 14, 2021. About 70 students in 20 teams competed for several cash prizes.

Souk, an online marketplace benefitting Moroccan artisans, was chosen as the $5,000 Herbert B. Jones Grand Prize winner by the combined votes of 61 judges representing the business, nonprofit, academic, and professional communities. Watch this team’s video pitch. Souk was named after the Arabic word for market.

The Student Community, an app that helps build virtual campus community during the pandemic, came in second, winning the $3,000 runner-up award and the $1,000 COVID-19 Impact Prize. Over the course of the day, more than 700 people voted for their favorite project, giving the Donald B. Summers People’s Choice award to The Shore, a coffee shop that would donate the proceeds from every 10th cup of coffee to help educate incarcerated women.

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