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Feb. 28, 2008
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EMU's College of Business hosts nation's only Ethos Week, March 10-14

YPSILANTI — Got Ethos?

Eastern Michigan University’s College of Business will host a national celebration of events which examines ethics in business and education during its Second Annual Ethos Week March 10-14, 2008.

Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D., nationally-known ethics columnist for BusinessWeek.com, closes out the week-long series of events with his keynote speech, “Lie, Cheat and Steal Your Way to Success! What Would the World Be Like Without Ethics?”           

Known as “The Ethics Guy” (theethicsguy.com), Weinstein has appeared as an ethics analyst on NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, the Fox Business Network’s morning news program and other national television shows.           

WJR Radio, Michigan’s voice for more than 85 years, is the “Official Information Station” for Ethos Week. WJR’s Paul W. Smith will broadcast his show live from EMU’s College of Business, 6 – 9 a.m., March 10.

Ethos 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 also 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. “We are committed to fostering an environment where students can learn to be ethical leaders in their future careers. Ethos Week is a fundamental component of our program, raising student awareness of ethical considerations in a variety of business and personal contexts.”

Other guest speakers and their topics include:

John Bailey, president and CEO of Bailey and Associates Public Relations, and ethics officer for the Detroit Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, who will discuss “Honesty is the Only Policy,” March 11, 11 a.m., room 114, College of Business;

Robert H. Holland, Ph.D., chair, TEC Associates, “Ethics and IT: Will It Cost You or Your Employer Your Job?” March 11, 5:30 p.m., room 114;

James A. Koepke, director, Doeren Mayhew, “Ethics and Business in Accounting,” March 12, 11 a.m., room 114;

Donald Campbell, attorney, Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff, “Dark Secrets and Ugly Truths: When an Attorney’s Ethos and Client Confidentiality Collide,” 5:30 p.m., March 12, room 114;

James Lewis, vice president of human resources, NSF International, “Can Your Mission Be Ethical Everywhere,” March 13, 11 a.m., room 114;

Joan E. Moore, J.D. SPHR, president, The Arbor Consulting Group, “Preparing to Live an Ethical HR Life,” March 13, 5:30 p.m., room 114.

All events are free of charge except for the luncheon. Luncheon tickets are $35 per person. For more information, call 734.487.4140 or go to: http://www.cob.emich.edu/


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