We want to hear from you. Over the next few months, SBE will be
adding a feature on our web site designed to introduce
prospective students to our undergraduate
programs in accounting, business administration, and economics.
What attracted you to
SBE? What were the pleasant surprises you discovered here?
What would you tell a high school or transfer student about your
experiences in SBE? Email your ideas and comments to the
SBE webmaster and we'll
incorporate the best ones into our new site.
Last quarter, over forty SBE students traveled with two of our
faculty members to China. Plans are well underway for
another trip this coming fall and applications are due in April.
You can get some of the details
online here and at one of these information
sessions being held in the McKenna Conference Room.
Peter Lim, Coordinator for Global
Involvement, shares another international opportunity: Vietnam
"We have a SPRINT team
going to Vietnam
this summer, partnering with
. This trip will
engage students through interactions with students at DTU, many
of whom are business majors. This is a great opportunity for
business major students.
Peter Lim can be contacted at SPU's
John Perkins Center at 206-378-5411 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Upcoming dates to get on your calendar
February 24 Social Venture Plan Competition
Intent Forms due.
Meet Your Professor (Dr. Ryan LaBrie), 1:00 p.m., McKenna Hall
- Beta Alpha Psi,
McKenna Conference Room
February 28 Scholarship Update Forms
Last day to register for the Beta Alpha Psi Regional Conference
Donuts with the Dean, 9:30 a.m., McKenna Conference Room
Social Venture Plan Competition entry forms due.
Beta Alpha Psi
Plan Competition Showcase Round, 3:00-6:00 p.m., Weter
April 20 New Majors'
Dessert, 7:00 p.m., The Fine Center at First Free Methodist Church.
May 4 Dean's Speaker Series with Jay Allard, Microsoft's leader on
XBOX, 3:00 , Library Seminar Room.
, Upper Gwinn
Commons, hosted by SBE.
May 28 Undergraduate
Spring Banquet, Anthony's in Ballard
And see the CDC, AUSBE, Beta Alpha Psi, and IBAC
items below for more details on those scheduled events.
Advising and Registration
|SPRING TIME SCHEDULE
Marketing students: looking for a replacement for BUS 4543
As mentioned in the last
eNews, BUS 4543
will not be
available next quarter. Business
Administration majors pursuing the Marketing
concentration may opt
to take BUS 4622 Information & Database Systems
as a fulfillment of an upper division marketing
class. It was recently added as a course in
the Marketing concentration. Research has shown that
having good database skills is one of the attributes
employers most desire in
marketing graduates. BUS
4622 (CRN: 43503) will be offered T/Th, 10:30–12:50, with Dr. LaBrie.
Special "Blended" Format for BUS
2600 Managerial Communication -- TUESDAY
There are two sections of BUS
2600 offered each quarter. The Tuesday
section this coming quarter will be taught in what
is a called a "blended" format. Much of
the class material will be available online and the
class will actually meet only on March 31, May 26,
and June 2. Both spring sections will be
taught by Tanya Boyd, so please contact her with any
Spirituality and Business: Spring Topics
These two 1-credit sections are
limited to 20 students each.
|Fri, May 15
Sat, May 16
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Losing, and Gaining"
|People have always had to
negotiate life in economic terms, perhaps
most typically by gaining and losing things
as property. People derive much of
their identity, their sense of self, in
relation to the things they value.
"Having" in one's social and personal life
brings into focus one of the basic human
questions. This class explores
property and possessions from a moral and
spiritual viewpoint. We will discuss,
watch, and listen to stories of possession
and dispossession from our current economic
crisis and examine the underlying moral and
Sat, April 25
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
|"Finding a Digital Ethic"
technology have led to new, exciting, and
sometimes downright scary ways of
interacting with fellow human beings.
Oftentimes those we interact with through
technology don’t share the same ethical
standards that we have. What we choose
to do, or not do, through these interactions
says a lot about our character. During
our time together we will explore whether
and how a Christian faith can influence our
development of a personal and corporate
digital ethic. More often than not,
our online interactions are not a question
of whether what we’re doing is legal, but
whether it is right. In this
pluralistic society, can we even come to a
conclusion of what is right? This is
the dominant question we seek to address in
SBE Scholarships $ $ $
Each year the
and Economics Undergraduate Committee distributes nearly $50,000
in scholarships. In past years, students needed to submit
a special Scholarship Application form in order to be considered
for an award from SBE. Beginning last year, we did away
with this application form. All SBE majors and intended
majors will be considered for these scholarships.
Many of these grants
are either need-based or merit-based. A few, however, have
unique requirements stipulated by the donors.
Students who were admitted to SBE majors this past January were
given the option of providing specific information needed for
these special scholarships. (Not providing this data will
not prevent a student from being considered for most of our
scholarships.) However, for students who did not go through the
SBE application process this year, or for those who would like
to update their personal data, this
convenient online form is available this
month. The deadline for providing this information this year is
February 28, 2009.
Employment and Internship Opportunities
Many interesting job and internship
requests seeking our talented students are sent to SBE
faculty. One recent one was for positions in
Marketing & Promotions with the Seattle Mariners.
To be impartial, we forward these on to the
Along with being the campus
clearinghouse for employment opportunities, the CDC offers
many valuable sessions in their popular SpringBoard program.
Here are the next two events -- visit their site for
“Taking a Year Off: Pros and Cons”
— CDC Workshop
Wednesday, February 25, 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m., Demaray Hall
Popping the SPU Bubble!
Thursday, February 26, 6:30 p.m.
9:30 p.m., Fine Center, FFMC
AUSBE: The Associated Students of Business and Economics
invite you to
. . .
Meet Your Professor, Tuesday, February 24th at 1:00 p.m., McKenna Hall
Come get to
know Dr. Ryan LaBrie on a more personal level over lunch with
fellow students and professors.
Donuts with the Dean, Thursday, March 12th, 9:30 a.m., McKenna Conference Room.
Come have donuts, juice, and coffee with Dean Van Duzer at our
final "Donuts with the Dean" meeting of the quarter.
Mark your calendars for the
Spring Banquet, May 28th at Anthony's in Ballard
it's that time of the year when we are seeking officer
candidates for AUSBE. Contact
The International Business Awareness Club is planning a tour of
the Port of Seattle with Greg Englin, Port Manager for Business
Development & Real-Estate. This event is tentatively set for 3:00 p.m.
to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27th. Contact Jason Williams (email@example.com)
Upcoming Thursday Night Topics
Regional Conference (last day to
register is March 6th)
are also looking for officers for next year.
Please contact Dr. Ross Stewart or Caitlin Lind,
President, Beta Alpha Psi, Lambda Upsilon Chapter.
Accounting Students: Summer Cooperative
workplace learning experience
Would you like to earn 20 internship credits
this summer that would help you become CPA exam eligible?
If you need additional credits to achieve the 225 quarter credit
hour CPA eligibility rule please contact Ross Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Center for Applied Learning
Update on the
Social Venture Plan Competition
Are you planning to enter this spring’s Third Annual Social
Venture Plan Competition? If so, don’t forget these
is the last day to submit your
intent form. These forms provide us with
information on how many teams are competing so that we can
ensure that you have adequate support throughout the
remainder of the competition.
March 19th will
be the date on which the final written social venture plans
will be due. Please submit your team’s written plan
(including financials) electronically to Dr. Don Summers (email@example.com)
along with your official
entry form .
more information on the SVPC, please visit:
Did you miss the bus?
Did you miss the bus? The Mentor
Program is no longer accepting applications for Winter term.
But don’t despair! If you’re a freshman, sophomore or
junior, your next opportunity to sign up will be in the spring.
New applications for the Mentor Program will be considered
starting March 20th.
The Mentor Program
offers you a customized match with a business leader, executive,
or professional in a career field of your interest for
mentoring, job shadowing, or broad career exploration. In the Banner Information System, look for the
Mentor Program link under the Student menu.
Consider signing up for the