The Center for the Study of Ethics is an academic organization serving the campus of Utah Valley University and our Utah County community. The aim of the Ethics Center is to provide a forum in which a variety of ethical issues can be discussed in an atmosphere of openness and impartiality. We seek to promote the Jeffersonian ideal of an educated citizenry by bringing diverse voices together in thoughtful and productive dialogue.

The Center for the Study of Ethics promotes the study of interdisciplinary ethics at UVU by offering regular and special events designed to foster community, student and faculty discussions of ethics.

Our driving philosophy is centered on the belief that ethics is a dimension of academic inquiry rather than an isolated philosophical discipline.

All UVU Ethics Center forums are free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ethics Awareness Week

September 22 (Monday)

Ethics Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion: “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

(Organized by Michael Minch, Director of Peace and Justice Studies, UVU)

Sponsored by the UVU Library

 

Session One

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Film Screening: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

(see: Mandela film)

11:00 - 12:30: p.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

(sponsored by the Library)

 

Session Two

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Panel Discussion: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Lynn England, Lecturer of History and Political Science

Michael Minch, Director, Peace and Justice Studies

David Connelly, Chair, Department of History and Political Science

Michael Goode, Assistant Professor of History and Political Science

Moderator: Michael Minch, Director, Peace and Justice Studies, UVU

1:00 -1:50 p.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

(co-sponsored with Peace and Justice Studies)

 

September 23 (Tuesday)

Session One

Center for the Study of Ethics

Ethics Awareness Week Keynote Address

“Ethics & Government”

Spencer J. Cox, Utah Lieutenant Governor

10:00 -11: 15 a.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

(co-sponsored with the Office of New Urban Mechanics)

 

Session Two

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ethics and Public Service Panel: The Swallow-Shurtleff Scandal

Utah State Representative, Jim Dunnigan –R  

Eric Peterson, Salt Lake City Weekly

Robert Gehrke, Salt Lake Tribune

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

(co-sponsored with the Office of New Urban Mechanics)

 

Session Three

Student Panel Discussion:

 “Ethics, Mental Health, and the Penal System”

(Hosted by the Philosophy Forum)

(BOX LUNCHES PROVIDED; FIRST COME FIRST SERVE)

1:00 -2:15 p.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

 

Session Four

University College

Panel: “What is Your Responsibility with Ethics?”

Thomas Mgonja, Instructor, Developmental Math

Darin Eckton, Assistant Professor, University College

2:30 – 3:45 p.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

 

Session Five

Woodbury School of Business

“The Confidence Crisis for Girls and Women”

Susan R. Madsen, Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics Woodbury School of Business, UVU

Registration CLOSED

6:30-8:30 p.m., Sorensen Center, Ragan Theater

(co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics)

 

September 24 (Wednesday)

Session Six

College of Technology and Computing

Panel: “Ethical Considerations of Genetic Data Usage in the Industry”

Bryce Daines, Tute Genomics

Susan Manley, Myriad Genetics

James Price, Professor of Biology

Angela Trego, Professor of Technology Management

Anne Arendt, Assistant Professor of Technology Management  

Moderator: Anne Arendt, Assistant Professor of Technology Management 

9:00 - 9:50 a.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

 

Session Seven

University of Utah

“What is your brand of Inclusion?”

Kilo Zamora, Guest Lecturer, University of Utah

10:00 - 10:50 a.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

 

Session Eight

Center for the Study of Ethics

Annual Excellence in Ethics Award and Address:

“Living Ethics”

Pastor France Davis, Calvary Baptist Church, Salt Lake City

11:00 - 11:50 a.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

(co-presented with the Office of the President)

 

Session Nine

College of Science and Health and Library

Panel: “Drought, Climate Change & Wasting Water in Utah”

Jim Callison, Earth Sciences, UVU

Zach Frankel, Utah Rivers Council

Moderator: Catherine McIntyre, Archivist & Digitization Librarian, UVU

12:00 - 12:50 p.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

 

Session Ten

Center for the Study of Ethics

Panel: “What if Judges do Wrong?”

Collin Winchester, Executive Director Utah’s Judicial Conduct Commission

Elaine Englehart, Distinguished Professor of Ethics

Representative Kraig Powell

Tori Henley, California Commission on Judicial Performance

Moderator: Elaine Englehart, Distinguished Professor of Ethics, UVU

1:00 - 1:50 p.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

 

Session Eleven

School of Education

Panel Discussion:“K-12 Building Classroom, Culture, Caring and Confidence”

Jentry Youd, 6th Grade Teacher at East Meadows Elementary School

Sabrina O’Very, 6th Grade Teacher at Fox Hollow Elementary School

Jenny Spadafora, 6th Grade Teacher at Vineyard Elementary School

Sarah Sumsion, 6th Grade teacher at Cherry Creek Elementary

Kristel Peterson, 6th Grade Teacher at Brockbank Elementary School

JanNae Wilson, 6th Grade Teacher at Brockbank Elementary School

Moderator: Axel Ramirez, Associate Professor, Secondary Education

2-2:50 p.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

 

Session Twelve

College of Science & Health

Panel: “The Revolutionary Potential of Environmental Education”

Joel A. Bradford, Associate Professor Earth Science

Eddy Cadet, Associate Professor of Earth Science

Steven H. Emerman, Associate Professor of Earth Science

3-3:50 p.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

 

September 25 (Thursday)

Session Thirteen

Library

“You Can't Handle This Book: The State of Banned Books in America”

Annie Smith, Reference/Instruction Librarian

9:00 - 9:50 a.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

 

Session Fourteen

School of Arts

Panel: “The Intellectual Property and the Arts: Balancing Creativity, Ethics and the Law”

Christopher Clark, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Theatre Department

Courtney R. Davis, Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art & Visual Communications, and Attorney at Law

Traci Hainsworth, Events Manager, School of the Arts

Stephen Hales, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Department of Art & Visual Communications

Todd Sorensen, Artist In Residence, Department of Music

Moderator: Nichole Ortega, Chair, Dance Department

10:00 - 11:15 a.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

 

Session Fifteen

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

“Musings and Morality: A Reading”

Kristen Eliason, Poet

Introduction: Elaine Englehardt, Distinguished Professor of Ethics, UVU

10:00 a.m.-11:15 p.m., Sorensen Center (SC 206 A) Concurrent Session

(sponsored by the English Department and Center for the Study of Ethics)

 

Session Sixteen

Center for the Study of Ethics

Faculty Ethics Fellow Keynote Addresses

Everything Done in a Circle: The Ethics of Creating a Classroom Community”

University Faculty Fellow in Ethics for the Professions Keynote Address: Nancy Peterson

“A Boy Scout’s Field Guide to the Redshifting Universe”

University Faculty Fellow in Ethics for the Liberal Arts and Science Keynote Address: Scott Hatch

Introduction: Jonathan Westover, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Ethics

11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

 

Session Seventeen

Woodbury School of Business

Panel: “The Ethics of Money and Profit”

Pierre Lamarche, Professor of Philosophy, UVU

Leo Chan, Associate Professor of Finance

Lowell Glen, Chair, Department of Finance

1-2:15 p.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

 

Session Eighteen

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Panel: “Women and War”

Shannon Mussett, Chair, Philosophy and Humanities

Kat Brown, Associate President Academic Administration

2:30-3:45 p.m., Library Auditorium (LI 120)

(co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs)

 

September 26 (Friday)

Ethics Across the Curriculum Faculty Workshop

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., SC213c (Trustee’s Suite)