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Grad Open House

Graduate Open House at the Washington Athletic Club

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

Our upcoming Graduate Programs Open House will be held on Tuesday, April 22, in downtown Seattle at the Washington Athletic Club.  Come learn about our flexible evening MBA, MS-ISM, and MA in Management programs at this special downtown event. 

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Earth Day 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m.

Five time Emmy Award winning producer Hal Calbom, of the Sustainable Media Group, will be our guest speaker.  His presentation is titled, Sustainable Solutions: The Business of Green.  This special event is sponsored by the Associated Undergraduate Students of Business & Economics (AUSBGE) and the student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  Join us in OMH 109 at 3:30 on April 22.  Refreshments will be provided.

Dean's Speaker Series, Executive Chef Russell Lowell

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9 a.m.–10 a.m.

This quarter's SBGE Dean's Speaker Series welcomes Mr. Russell Lowell, Executive Chef/Owner: Russell Lowell Catering, Russell’s Restaurant in Bothell & The Garden Café at Molbak’s in Woodinville. Chef Lowell's reverence for life and cuisine, complemented by his drive to deliver an exceptional experience, makes him one of the Pacific Northwest's most respected chefs.  SBGE students will interact with this entrepreneur who is following his passion.

Social Venture Plan

Social Venture Plan Competition Showcase

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 2 p.m.–6 p.m.

Each spring, teams of students from diverse disciplines and various universities develop imaginative plans to address dual bottom lines: financial and social. The event culminates in a public showcase.

Downtown Business Breakfast

Downtown Business Breakfast With Madeleine Albright

Friday, April 4, 2014, 7 a.m.–8:45 a.m.

Our 18th annual Downtown Business Breakfast features Madeleine Albright, America’s first woman Secretary of State. Learn more about how your business can host a table at this invitation-only event for business audiences. Contact for more details, or call 206-281-2723.

Madeleine Albright

Free Public Lecture With Madeleine Albright

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 7 p.m.–8 p.m.

America's first woman secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, will visit the Seattle Pacific University campus this spring in connection with the 18th annual Downtown Business Breakfast. Albright offers audiences a unique and up-to-the-minute perspective on issues confronting the United States and the world.

Dana Manciagli

Dean’s Speaker Series (Quarterly)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 1:50 p.m.–3 p.m.

Dana Manciagli, called “a combination of Jillian Michaels and Suze Orman for careers,” has been a corporate executive for more than 30 years and has leveraged her employee hiring and management experience into that of author, blogger, keynote speaker, career coach, and global career expert. She is the author of Cut the Crap, Get a Job! A New Job Search Process for a New Era.

Alumni Breakfast

SBGE Alumni Breakfast, Saturday, February 1st

Saturday, February 1, 2014, 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

You are warmly invited to attend the SBGE Alumni Breakfast on Saturday, February 1st, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Fine Center at First Free Methodist Church on campus. As the new dean in the School of Business, Government, and Economics, Dr. Joseph Williams will share his vision for the future of the School of Business, Government, and Economics as we prepare students to engage the global community in business that they can believe in. SBGE offers this homecoming breakfast to its alumni and friends at no cost.

Craig Jelinek

Burton and Ralene Walls Distinguished Speaker Series (Annual)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

This winter, the School of Business, Government, and Economics welcomed Mr. Craig Jelinek, President and CEO of COSTCO as our invited speaker at our Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon. Mr. Jelinek has a long and increasingly significant career in this industry, beginning during his college years in the 1970s in California. He joined COSTCO in 1984 and was elevated to CEO upon the retirement of Jim Sinegal in January 2012. Learn more about our distinguished speaker in this BloombergBusinessweek article titled, Costco CEO Craig Jelinek Leads the Cheapest, Happiest Company in the World.


Sonny Vu

Business as a Calling Day 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 1:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

Every year, students at the School of Business, Government, and Economics enjoy the opportunity to hear from a visionary business leader or entrepreneur – someone who understands and exemplifies deeper aspects of influencing culture through business. Sonny Vu is the 2013 keynote speaker. The founder, chairman, and CEO of Misfit Wearables shares lessons learned and inspiration from his experience in a high-tech, multinational startup that manufactures unique fitness tracking devices.