ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University’s Udvar-Hazy School of Business continues its bimonthly noontime Business and Ethics Forum series March 7, featuring a presentation on health care in Utah by Tyler Hoopes, administrator at Hurricane Health and Rehab.
The Business and Ethics Forum, presented every other Thursday throughout DSU’s spring semester, will be held in the Boeing Auditorium in room 121 of the DSU Udvar-Hazy Business Building. General admission is free.
The series will continue March 21 with a presentation by Blue Bunny Human Resource Director Christine Healy and retired CEO Bud Bracken will wrap up the semester schedule with a presentation on April 11.
The Business and Ethics Forum is every other Thursday throughout the fall and spring semesters, with each guest lecturer speaking on business matters in their respective professions and how to integrate ethics into the discussion.
Each speaker throughout the semester will speak on business matters in their respective professions and have been asked to integrate ethics into the discussion.
The bimonthly forum, along with campus’ Institute for Business Integrity, was created by former DSU president Dr. Robert Huddleston in 2006, as a way to integrate ethics into the curriculum and have it serve as a blueprint to ensure that students graduate with a set of ethical tools to help them get along in the professional world.
In 2006-07, Dixie State’s business program sought initial accreditation with the high profile Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In order to become accredited with the AACSB, ethics were required to be integrated into the college’s business curriculum. As a result, each business class on the DSU campus now includes an ethical component.
Huddleston noted the business forums will give students – and current and prospective local business owners – an added dose of ethics training that is so sorely needed into today’s business world. His hope is that by the time students leave Dixie State, they have been exposed to enough ethical cases that when they get out in the workforce they will have the wherewithal and the intestinal fortitude to do the right thing, even when their job might be on the line.
“The Institute for Business Integrity has brought an important opportunity for the business community, as well as DSU faculty and students, to emphasize the significance of social responsibility for business and industry in Washington County,” Huddleston said. “As research indicates, ethics contribute to employee commitment, investor loyalty, customer satisfaction and to profits.”
The DSU Institute for Business Integrity is a partnership between the Udvar-Hazy School of Business at Dixie State University, the Small Business Development Center, the Washington County Economic Development Council, and the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce.
Event details and contact information
Date: March 7
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Boeing Auditorium (Room 121), Udvar-Hazy Business Building, DSC campus
For questions regarding the DSC Institute for Business Integrity forums, contact Dr. Huddleston at [email protected] or 435-652-7740.
Submitted by Steve Johnson, director of public relations, publications and marketing.
Email: [email protected]