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  •  Immersion Trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua

    Interested in joining us for a 12 day immersion to Costa Rica and Nicaragua?

    Download the application online

    We are still accepting applications!

    Immersion trip is scheduled for June 27 – July 7, 2011

    Sponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute and the Leavey School of Business
    All undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are welcome to apply!

    All participants will be required to register for and attend a 2-unit lecture series that will take place during spring 2011. 

    BUSN 151 FHPE (Food, Hunger, Poverty, Environment) Immersion

    The course blends short lectures, guided discussions and reflections and a 12-day immersion in Costa Rica and Nicaragua interacting with local people of diverse backgrounds for experiential active learning. The goal is to increase students’ understanding of the role of business in the developing world and to explore the role of business in alleviating poverty through economic development and the pursuit of social justice.

    For more information, contact Jessica Gagnon by email fai@scu.edu or by phone 408-554-4086

    Visit the Food and Agribusiness Institute online www.scu.edu/fai

  •  The Business Of Bread

    Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

    Claudia Pruett, SCU  BS '83 and MBA '87, will discuss her experience as an entrepreneur, author, and chef.  Enjoy a family-style Italian meal and watch Claudia's cooking demonstration as she shares her story.

    Claudia is a published author, focaccia entrepreneur, professional chef, busy mom and active community volunteer. Whether cooking for VIP's like George Clooney or VNP's (very normal people,) Claudia celebrates her Italian heritage by sharing her culinary passion   She is a founding partner of A Tavola Together - a culinary production company that promotes cooking and eating together and A Tavola Together Foundation - an educational organization that promotes healthy cooking and eating to school-age children.


    Williman Room, Benson Center
    6 p.m. Lecture and Dinner

    Book signing to follow

    RSVP by Friday, April 8th

    The Business of Speaker Series
    The Business of Speaker Series is sponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute in the Leavey School of Business and features executives and entrepreneurs working within a particularly food industry or working with a particular food product.  The lectures offer insight into the unique benefits and challenges for those working within the business of the featured industry.

  •  EVENT CANCELED: The Business of Organic Beer

    Please note, this event is canceled.  Due to illness, our speaker needs to reschedule.

     

    Emily Thomas, cofounder of Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, will discuss her experience as an entrepreneur in the organic beer brewing industry.  What began as a dream 2004 has transformed into a thriving, popular local hotspot.
    Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, with the motto "Think Organic. Drink Organic," is a certified organic microbrewery specializing in hand crafted beers.  From the triumphs to the challenges she, her husband, and their team have faced, Emily will provide the inside story behind the beer.

    Monday, February 28th
    Benson Center, California Mission Room
    6 p.m. Lecture (open to all)
    followed by a Reception
    7 p.m. Beer tasting (21 plus only)

    RSVP required by Friday, Feb. 25th

    The Business of Speaker Series
    The Business of Speaker Series is sponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute in the Leavey School of Business and features executives and entrepreneurs working within a particularly food industry or working with a particular food product.  The lectures offer insight into the unique benefits and challenges for those working within the business of the featured industry.

    Sponsored by the Food & Agribusiness Institue.

    Cosponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

  •  Follow Your Food: Carrots

    Follow Your Food: Carrots

    Thursday, February 10th
    12-1:30 p.m.
    Benson Parlors


    Lunch provided
    RSVP required by 2/7

    Featuring a speaker from ALBA.

    Enjoy a meal featuring carrots as you learn where carrots are locally sourced, how many are consumed on campus, their nutritional value, and other fun facts about this winter vegetable.

    Sponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute and SCU's Dining Services by Bon Appetite.

    The Follow Your Food Series
    Faculty, staff, and students will enjoy a meal featuring a fresh, seasonal, and local food product while learning more about where that product is locally sourced, how much of it is consumed on campus, the history and nutritional value of the item and more.

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