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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

Eller College to host second annual High School Ethics Forum

Interest in ethics education gains momentum among Pima County, Ariz., high schools

TUCSON, Ariz. – April 30, 2008 – Attendance at the second annual Eller College of Management High School Ethics Forum, scheduled for Friday, May 2, has doubled over last year. More than 50 sophomores and juniors from 15 Pima County, Ariz., high schools will converge on The University of Arizona to explore personal and professional ethics with Eller College students ― the Eller Board of Honor and Integrity ― and community business leaders.

“Ethics is a topic that has moved to the forefront during recent years,” said Paul Melendez, director of the ethics program and public policy lecturer at the Eller College of Management.  “It’s critical that people begin grappling with personal and professional ethics during their formative years. This will hopefully lead to a more socially responsible population of young adults and professionals.”

Students will be challenged to think about issues from many angles using three cases designed to raise awareness of the importance of social responsibility. The 2008 event will include in-depth discussions about ethical issues surrounding violent video games, economic feasibility of equipping school buses with seat belts, and gender discrimination in the workplace due to globalization and cultural sensitivity. After participating in the roundtable talks, the high school student groups will be asked to present ethical, responsible, and logical solutions for each case.

The event, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, will conclude with a luncheon and a keynote address by Patrick Kuhse, a recognized authority on business ethics with a compelling personal story.

Media: More information and the schedule of events are on the website:
The Forum begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Ventana Room of the Student Union Memorial Center on the UA campus. For further information, and to attend any part of the forum, please contact Liz Warren-Pederson.

Participating High Schools

  • Amphitheater High School
  • Catalina Foothills High School
  • Cienega High School
  • Desert View High School
  • Flowing Wells High School
  • Ironwood Ridge High School
  • Mountain View High School
  • Rincon High School
  • Sabino High School
  • Sahuarita High School
  • St. Gregory's Preparatory School
  • Salpointe Catholic High School
  • Sunnyside High School
  • Tanque Verde High School
  • Tucson High School

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #48 in the U.S. The College is among the leaders of business schools generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.

Press Contact:
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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