EMU's College of Business hosts nation's only Ethos Week

by Pamela Young, Published February 09, 2009

YPSILANTI — Got Ethos? Eastern Michigan University’s College of Business is hosting a national celebration examining ethics in business and education during its Third Annual Ethos Week March 9-13, 2009.  Business leaders and keynote speakers will present their views on the country’s ethical business climate and issues during the five-day conference.

The keynote speaker is Frank C. Bucaro, a leading authority on helping organizations create values-based, high performance cultures. Bucaro is a professional business motivational speaker focusing on ethics and values within business organizations.

Other speakers and their presentations include Wayne Brockbank, The RBL Group, “Ethics and Human Resources;” Richard Sheridan, Menlo Innovations, “Ethics in Marketing;” Joseph Reid, Capitol Bancorp Limited, “Ethics and Banking and Finance;” Joe Bione, Whitehall Group, L.L.C., “Ethics in Supply Chain Management;” Richard Baird, PricewaterhouseCoopers, “Ethics in Accounting,” and Mark Wellman, Camtronics, “Ethics in Entrepreneurship.”

Sponsoring Ethos Week are Michigan Business Review and WJR Radio. WJR’s Paul W. Smith will broadcast his show live from EMU’s College of Business the morning of March 9. The week raises awareness of ethical considerations in a variety of business and personal contexts. The college’s Ethos Statement, the first of its kind in the nation, emphasizes six core values: integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, respect, learning and the work ethic. EMU is the first and only university in the nation to host an Ethos Honor Society.

“EMU’s emphasis on ethics in business and education sets us apart from business schools across the nation,” said David Mielke, dean, College of Business. “Ethos Week is a fundamental component of our program, raising student awareness of ethical considerations in a variety of business and personal contexts.”

All events are free of charge except for the luncheon. Luncheon tickets are $35 per person. For more information, call 734.487.4140 or visit emich.edu/ethosweek.

Pamela Young

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