Posts Tagged ‘Business’

Congratulations, Jeff Van Duzer, on being named SPU Provost!

November 27, 2012

Join us in congratulating Jeff Van Duzer, Dean of SPU’s School of Business and Economics, in being named SPU Provost.  Here are a few iTunes U highlights from various events at which he has shared over the past several years.

Christians in the Marketplace October 1995

The Purpose of Business April 2005

God’s Vision for Business December 2006

How Business Contributes to Human Flourishing January 2009

The Digital Society

July 25, 2012

How should Christians frame their understanding of technology?  What makes a Christian perspective on technology unique from others? How does our theology and spirituality influence the way we think about technology?  Practitioners, business and IT leaders, and historians and sociologists who study technology explore these and other questions at an interdisciplinary conference about rethinking the Christian commentary on technology for the digital era.  Join the conversation by listening to all four lectures on SPU iTunes U.

Distinguished Speaker Series

December 21, 2011

The AWB Distinguished Speaker Series hosted by the SPU School of Business and Economics features a prominent national or regional business leader each year.  Decision makers, risk takers, and leaders of the regional and corporate world share their personal experiences and philosophies with students through this program.  Students and faculty receive real-world insight into the issues they regularly explore in the classroom.

This year’s speaker Phyllis Campbell, Chairman of Pacific Northwest for JPMorgan Chase & Co., discussed perspectives on banking, change, management, and careers. November 10, 2011. [Audio & Video]

Bottom Billions Bottom Line Conference

May 11, 2011

Learn about the Bottom Billions Bottom Line Conference held April 1-2, 2011. Hosted by the Center for Integrity in Business.

Why the World Needs Business – by Collin Timms. Evening Plenary Session. Timms is founder and chairman of Guardian Bank, a cooperative bank established for the poor in Bangalore, India. [Audio] [Video]

Large Companies and the Power of the Supply Chain – by Gregg Nebel and Bonnie Nixon.  Bonnie Nixon is director of environmental sustainability at Hewlett-Packard. Gregg Nebel is head of social and environmental affairs for the Americas for the Adidas Group. [Audio] [Video]

Chocolate, Social Responsibility, and Fair Trade – by Joe Whinney, CEO, Theo Chocolate. [Audio] [Video]

Small-Scale Consumer Energy Business in Developing Countries – by Craig Nakagawa, co-founder of Vida-Gas, Jill Bamburg, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, and Gregory Spencer, marketing dir., the Paradigm Project. [Audio] [Video]

Business Legal Structures and Your Values – An Overview of the Advantages and Restrictions of For-profit, Nonprofit, B-Corps, L3Cs, and Hybrid Entities. By Brian Howe, founder, Vox Legal, R. Todd Johnson, partner, Jones Day, and John Sage, founder, Pure Vida. [Audio] [Video]

Doing Virtuous Business

January 12, 2011

The Center for Integrity in Business hosted Ted Malloch, chairman and CEO of The Roosevelt Group and the author of numerous books, including Spiritual Enterprise: Doing Virtuous Business. Following a sneak preview of Malloch’s new PBS-produced documentary, Doing Virtuous Business, an interactive Q&A session and panel discussion was held on the topic of virtuous business in the Pacific Northwest. Panelists included: Jean Barber Bartell (Bartell Drugs); Steve Bell (Pacific Crest Industries); Steve Brock (Brand Wallop); and Dan Bross (Microsoft). November 18, 2010. [Video]

Day of Common Learning 2010

December 7, 2010

Changing China: Associate Professor Doug Downing explores the story of how China has recently changed and the role of microcredit in providing opportunities for the poor. Associate Professor of Economics. Part 1 [Video] Part 2 [Video]

The Global Food System and India: Food Security vs. Food Sovereignty: Professor Kevin Neuhouser discusses the possibilities of ending world hunger through maximizing food production and strategies that focus on local, organic, and native foods. [Video]

Today’s Persecuted Church: Associate Professor Don Peter discusses the cultural, political, and religious motivations of global Christian persecution. [Video]

Who Is My Neighbor?: Associate Professor Michelle Beauclair and Instructor Andrea Taylor-Brochet discuss the stance of Christian Roma community members, how Christian groups have responded to the Roma expulsion, and what we can learn from this about our interactions with people who are culturally different from us. [Video]

Signs and Wonders: Communications Specialist Julia Siemens and SPU students Emily Morehouse and Rachel Smith tell stories of miraculous things they witnessed in Bangalore. [Audio]

The Global Impact of Infectious Disease: What Can You Do?: Biology Professors Cindy Bishop and Derek Wood discuss the global impact of parasites and infectious diseases with a focus on the “Microbial Impact Project” assembled each year by students in the SPU BIO 3351 Microbiology course. [Video]

A Child Redeemed: ZOE Children’s Home, Chiang Mai, Thailand: SPU staff member Joyce Bhang portrays God’s redemptive work in Thailand through the life of a child rescued from the threat of human trafficking. [Video]

The World Comes to Seattle: Assistant Professors of Education Jorge Preciado and Tracy Williams discuss ideas on improving social and academic performance in multicultural education. [Video]

Art, Christianity, Global: Charis Boundary Crossings: Art Professor Roger Feldman examines the artistic cultural exchange, hosted by the Nagel Institute and CCCU, that converged in Yogyakarta and Bali on Java, Indonesia in June of 2008. [Video] [Audio]

Energy Poverty: Associate Professors of Physics Lane Seeley and John Lindberg discuss the ways in which availability of energy resources influences a community’s ability to meet basic human needs and provide opportunities for intellectual and spiritual growth. [Video] [Audio]

Our Top Ten List of Amazing Good News from India: Professor of Geography Kathleen Braden and Al Erisman, Executive in Residence discuss ten economic and social phenomena from India that create encouragement and hope regarding India’s future. [Video] [Audio]

SPRINT India: Transformative Mission Through Empowering Education: Owen Sallee, Michael Richards, and members of the Summer 2009 and 2010 India SPRINT teams share stories from their work with Operation Mobilization and the Dalit Freedom Network, empowering members of India’s lowest caste through schools and education. John Perkins Center. [Video] [Audio]

Kingdom Without Borders: Global Christianity in the 21st Century: Professor of Global Ministries Miriam Adeney explores Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist countries, as well as Latin American and African, and provides a glimpse of the backstory of her new book Kingdom Without Borders. [Audio]

Embassy Doorways for Orphan Nation: Assistant Professor of Education Richard Scheuerman and 2004 Alum Richard Moore share information on challenges and opportunities to place over a thousand orphans in Christian homes in their native country across Eastern Europe. [Audio]

Reading and Movies

June 21, 2010

Co-Founder and President of Walden Media, Michael Flaherty, discusses focusing on grace in storytelling; how to grow a mission-guided company. May 5, 2010  [Audio]

The Virtue of Profit

March 10, 2010

Bill Pollard, former chairman and CEO of The ServiceMaster Company, discusses the purpose of business and the virtue of profit. The SPU Center for Integrity in Business in partnership with Kiros and Pinnacle Forum hosted this event. February 9, 2010. [Audio] [Video]

Best Teaching Ideas 2009

June 8, 2009

Creative Presentations for Teachers SPU Assistant Professor of Education and Elementary Placement Coordinator Debby Espinor describes a project that requires her students to create creative presentations that illustrate their individual teaching philosophies. [Audio] [Video]

What Is Truth? SPU Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology Paul Yost outlines his use of a postmodern Cinderella story to examine the importance of varying perspectives in trying to get at truth. [Audio] [Video]

Teaching Grammar by Numbers Instructor of English Misty Anne Winzenried describes her method for teaching grammar to students. [Audio] [Video]

Market Simulation Associate Professor of Economics Doug Downing simulates the fluctuation in the stock market in a classroom where the buying and selling by students changes the value of their stocks. [Audio] [Video]

The Physics Interview Process Assistant Professor of Physics Hunter Close shares about how learning assistants studied how students think about something in physics. [Audio] [Video]

How Business Contributes to Human Flourishing

February 18, 2009

Dean of the School of Business & Economics Jeff Van Duzer discusses the role of business and the way that business should run to further God’s purpose in the world. January 5, 2009. (35:46) [Audio]