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Nov. 28, 2007
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EMU's College of Business hosts nation's only Ethos Week

YPSILANTI - Got Ethos?

Eastern Michigan University’s College of Business is hosting a national celebration examining ethics in business and education during its Second Annual Ethos Week March 10-14, 2008.

Business leaders and keynote speakers from a variety of organizations and education will present their views on the country’s ethical business climate and issues during the five-day conference. The keynote speaker is Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D., an internationally syndicated columnist from Business Week and CNN. Weinstein is known as “The Ethics Guy” (theethicsguy.com).

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 the morning of March 10.

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 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.”



Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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