Baylor Will Host 10th Annual Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum

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Oct. 30, 2015

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2015) – The Dale P. Jones Ethics Forum was created in 2005 to engage students, faculty, alumni and business leaders in discussions of major ethical issues facing the business world.

The 10th Annual Business Ethics Forum begins Tuesday, Nov. 3, and continues through Friday, Nov. 13. The theme of this year’s forum is “The Ethics of Health and Wellness.”

“Ethics are central to an education at Baylor and the development of principled leaders within the Hankamer School of Business,” said Mitchell Neubert, Ph.D., professor and Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business at Baylor. “We are intentional about providing opportunities for students to hear about and wrestle with ethical challenges.”

During the forum, 120 undergraduate and graduate business students will compete in the 10th Annual Ethics Case Competition and 12 MBA teams from across the country will compete in the Ninth Annual National Case Competition in Ethical Leadership.

“We believe leaders should be ethical regardless of the costs, but we also believe it pays to be ethical. To that end, the winners of the competitions will receive combined awards of about $15,000,” Neubert said. “Our message throughout the forum is that ethical business should not be an afterthought, it should be our first thought.”

Forum Schedule

• 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, Aaron Beam, speaker, author and former CFO of HeathSouth presents “Fraud, Lies, and Hermes Ties,” Foster Campus Room 250

• 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, Launch of the 10th Annual Hankamer Business Ethics Case Competition, Foster Campus Rooms 143 and 144

• All day, Friday, Nov. 6, 10th Annual Hankamer Business Ethics Case Competition, Foster Campus Rooms 143 and 144

• 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, Randall Balmer, professor in the arts and sciences and chair of the department of religion at Dartmouth College, presents “Out of Left Field: The Symbolic Universe of Sports in North America,” Barfield Drawing Room in the Bill Daniel Student Center

• 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, “Ethical Leadership in Healthcare” CEO Forum welcomes Lyn Van Dermark, co-founder and CEO of MedTrials, Inc., and Carlyle Walton, CEO of Metroplex Adventists Hospital, Foster Campus Room 250

• 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, Richmond Wandera, senior pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Kampala, Uganda and founder and director of Pastors Discipleship Network, presents “Wealth and Wellness in Africa,” Foster Campus Room 250

• All day, Friday, Nov. 13, Ninth Annual National MBA Case Competition in Ethical Leadership, Foster classrooms

• 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, Bill Simon, former CEO and president of Wal-Mart Stores, presents “Doing Well by Doing Good” as part of the Ben Williams Distinguished Speaker Series, Foster Campus Rooms 143 and 144

For more information, visit the Business Ethics Forum website.

by Bethany Harper , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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