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  • 2014 Social Venture Plan Competition Showcase Results

    Apr 19, 2014

    The 8th annual Social Venture Plan Competition Showcase Round was held on April 16.  Student teams from across SPU and from other universities pitched their plans to students, faculty and staff and to a large number of business professionals serving as judges.  The votes are in and here are your 2014 results.

  • Madeleine Albright Speaks at Royal Brougham Pavilion

    Mar 11, 2014

    America's first woman secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, visits 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.  Royal Brougham Pavilion, Seattle Pacific University campus, Thursday, April 3, 7–8 p.m.

  • Social Venture Plan Competition Showcase, April 16

    Mar 11, 2014

    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.  Join us in Martin Square and Weter Hall Lounge on the SPU campus, Wednesday, April 16, 2–6 p.m.

  • Downtown Business Breakfast with Madeleine Albright, April 4

    Mar 11, 2014

    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.  Friday, April 4, 7–8:45 a.m., The Westin Seattle Hotel.

  • A Truth-seeker’s Guide to Big Data with Dr. Bruce Baker

    Mar 10, 2014

    Dr. Bruce Baker’s thoughtful and engaging presentation on how big data reduces people to digital commodities (along with measures to help preserve human dignity) is now available for online viewing.  Sponsored by the SBE’s Center for Integrity in Business, the presentation includes both the audio track and accompanying slides, and originally aired as a webinar on February 20. Watch for future webinars from the CIB.

    Our next CIB webinar will be March 19, featuring SBE adjunct Neil Gavin, who will offer thoughts on “Business, Eucharist, and Koinonia.”  To learn more, spread the word, and register, visit our site.

  • Craig Jelinek, COSTCO CEO, Our 2014 Distingished Speaker

    Oct 3, 2013

    Mr. Craig Jelinek, President and CEO of COSTCO Wholesale Corp. will be our guest speaker at this year's Distinguished  Speaker Series luncheon on January 21st.  His current position caps a four decade career in the wholesale/retail industry where he worked his way up from stocker to CEO.  Read more on our Events page.

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  • Randall Lane of Cisco Systems speaks on
    The Business Value of Inclusion

    Oct 3, 2013

    October 29th is our next Dean's Speaker Series event.  Our visiting executive will be Mr. Randall Lane, Senior Leader, Global Inclusion & Diversity, Cisco Systems, Inc. This quarterly event brings leading professionals to campus to share with our undergraduates.  Mr. Lane will be speaking on The Business Value of InclusionRead more.

  • Business as a Calling Day to Feature Misfit Wearables
    Founder Sonny Vu

    Oct 3, 2013

    Sonny Vu is this year’s keynote speaker for our annual “Business as a Calling” event on November 7. The founder, chairman, and CEO of Misfit Wearables will share lessons learned and inspiration from his experience in a high-tech, multinational startup that manufactures unique fitness tracking devices.

  • Dr. Kierulff Leads Valuation Challenge National Competition

    Sep 18, 2013

    Now in its third year, the BVR/SPU Valuation Challenge is going national.  Schools from across the U.S. are signing up for this competition between teams of undergraduate and graduate finance students. Learn more at the challenge web site and read Dr. Herb Kierulff's recent blog post explaining "Why Finance Majors Should Learn to Value Private Companies."

  • Branch Rickey's legacy: Reflections for Labour Day

    Aug 30, 2013

    While Jackie Robinson changed the game of baseball and hence influenced society, Branch Rickey built a business that ended up changing culture. Rickey's untold story invites us to consider commerce as a means of cultural renewal.  CIB Director John Terrill writes of Rickey's legacy in his Labour Day refections published in Comment magazine.