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Business Ethics Forum Nov. 3-5

Oct. 27, 2004

Speakers and events at the Business Ethics Forum will engage Baylor students and faculty with corporate business leaders in discussions of ethical issues in the workplace today. The forum will take place November 3-5, at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business in Waco, Texas.

"A critical dimension in the experience of a Baylor business student is the opportunity to develop ethics skills," said Terry Maness, dean of the school. "Although ethics is included in our business curricula all year long, we feel compelled to set aside this week every year to place special focus on this important topic."

On Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 11:45 a.m., Gary Weaver, professor of Management, University of Delaware will present "Ethics in Business: What I Wish I'd Known Before I Started That Job." At 4:00 p.m., Edward S. Petry, executive director, Ethics Officer Association will present "Emerging Trends in Corporate Ethics."

All day Thursday, Nov. 4, ethics officers from Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, Waste Management, TXU, Shell Oil and many other corporations will be visiting with students in classrooms.

On Friday, Nov. 5, at 12 noon, Charles Niemeier, member, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board will present "The Value of Integrity" as part of the Ben H. Williams Distinguished Speakers Series. Tickets are required for entry. This event is full to capacity and no more tickets are available. At 1:30 p.m., a panel of well-known experts from Harken Energy, Ernst & Young, United Way and the director of Inspections for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board will be on hand for a discussion about compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act at the Roundtable on Integrity in Financial Reporting. The roundtable will be broadcast live on the web at

All events will occur on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center at the Hankamer School of Business on the Baylor campus in Waco, Texas.

The Business Ethics Forum is sponsored by the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Endowment for Christian Ethics in Business and in association with the Ethics Officer Association.

For more details about the Business Ethics Forum, visit


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