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ABSOC E-Board Elections - Fall 2013

ABSOC's Got Talent - Thursday, March 21

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/113764562139774/


41st Annual Meet the Industries Expo - Friday, February 15

The Grand Event Center

4101 E Willow Street

Long Beach, CA 90815 (Map)

More info: csulbmie.com


ABSOC E-Board Elections - Spring 2013

Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 4:00 pm, CBA Room 227


Thursday, December 6, 2012 @ 4:00 pm, CBA Room 227



Here is your chance to become part of the ABSOC E-Board! Find yourself with the skills needed in the business world. The following positions are open:


VP of Public Relations, Internal


- Compose agendas/minutes

- Email correspondence and coordination


VP of Public Relations, External


- In charge of outreach and creating/distributing marketing materials

- Seek corporate sponsorship


VP of Student Services


- Event planning

- Week of Welcome (WOW), Retreat, Banquet


VP of Administration


- Room maintenance

- Prepare a budget for activities and events

- Plan the Fall Mixer

- Update the photo display case outside the Dean's office


** All E-Board members will also have a choice to participate in areas outside their positions, such as event planning, marketing, etc., if they so choose.


You may be self-nominated or nominated by a voting member of ABSOC, and you must be an active member of at least one CBA organization in good standing. Candidates who receive a majority vote of ABSOC will hold office for spring 2013. To be eligible to run for office, you must be in good standing (not on probation of any kind), enrolled in at least six units, and have a CSULB semester and cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.


If you are interested in running for office, please email your name and Campus ID to Dr. Jeane Caveness at jeane.caveness@csulb.edu and to CBA Coordinator Roblyn Smith at roblyn.smith@csulb.edu by December 4th.


To see more information about the positions, please download and read our by-laws: https://orgsync.com/36531/files/270363/download

Ethics at The Beach Seminar - Friday, November 2, 2012

All students are welcome! And it’s FREE!


Impress prospective employers by attending a workshop that provides a conceptual framework for ethical leadership and offers a certificate that may be advantageous for your job search.


- Complimentary breakfast and workshop

- Learn how to make ethical leadership a daily practice

- Certificates of completion for workshop participants



There can be little doubt from both statistical and anecdotal evidence that contemporary U.S. culture is laboring under an increased cynicism about the very possibility of ethics and leadership. Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, Ph.D., will discuss some of the sources of this precarious turn of events and will suggest four important steps to extricating ourselves from this cynicism:


1) Moving from an “ego-comparative” to a “contributive” approach to purpose and identity.

2) Formulating our own principles – and using them!

3) Reconsidering the four cardinal virtues of Socrates and Plato:

- Wisdom

- Justice

- Moral courage

- Self-discipline

4) Finding rational, practical, and creative ways of applying our principles in difficult ethical situations.


Fr. Spitzer will suggest that these four steps can be integrated into both individual and group reflection and habits, and that wherever they are even partially practiced, the results have been remarkable for transforming not only ethics but also leadership, organizational culture, and organizational effectiveness.



Father Robert Spitzer


Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. is currently president of the Spitzer Center and the chief educational officer for EPI (Ethics and Performance Institute). He was president of Gonzaga University in Spokane from 1998-2009. During that time, he led the efforts to build 20 new facilities, increased the student population by 75%, and raised more than $200 million for scholarships and capital projects.


Among his academic accomplishments, Fr. Spitzer held the John Aram Chair of Business Ethics at Gonzaga University and received the Bunn Medal for most outstanding professor at Georgetown University.


Fr. Spitzer has given hundreds of talks to universities, professional societies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies, both nationally and internationally. He has made presentations to members of former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Cabinet in London, officials of the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia, both sides of the conflict in Northern Ireland, and government officials in El Salvador.


An author of five books, including Spirit of Leadership: Optimizing Creativity and Change in Organizations, Fr. Spitzer is also no stranger to media appearances. He has been seen on “Larry King Live” (debating Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow, and Deepak Chopra on God and modern physics), the “Today Show” (debating on the topic of active euthanasia), the History Channel, and was featured in a multiple part PBS Series, “Closer to the Truth”.


Ethics at The Beach is made possible with generous support from Associated Students Inc.,
Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, and Target.





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