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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.

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