Past Newsletters

2004 Newsletters

Spring 2004: Another semester and another year are suddenly upon us.  As you can see, we have a full roster of events for Spring Semester 2004.  Aside from our regular programming, we continue with the Democracy Project, conceived by Associate Director Brian Birch.  The idea is to trace the issues of the challenges and responsibilities of democracy throuh a series of public forums.  We invit you to join the discussions!  As we try to build democracy in Iraq, of special special relevance is the symposium, "How to Build a Democracy."  I would like to introduce a new member to the ethics center team, Grant Skabelund. Grant was named Executive Program Coordinator toward the end of fall semester. He received a baccalaureate degree in International Studies with a minor in Journalism from Brigham Young University, and went on to earn a masters degree in International Studies from the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. Grant has taught International Relations and World Geography here at UVSC as an adjunct instructor. Prior to being named Executive Program Coordinator, Grant served as Administrative Assistant for the Philosophy and Humanities Department.  It is a pleasure and an honor to work with Grant on a daily basis. Welcome, Grant!  Read more ...

2003 Newsletters

Spring 2003: The Center for the Study of Ethics is an academic organization serving the campus of Utah Valley State College and our Utah County community. The aim of the 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. A successful democracy requires that its citizens carefully evaluate complex moral problems that face our society and to respond to these problems in the face of alternative approaches. We aim to further this end through the organization of a variety of events including conferences, symposia, guest lectures, radio programs, and faculty seminars. Read more...

Fall 2003: The Center for the Study of Ethics is celebrating its tenth birthday, making it a good time to reflect on what we have accomplished since Dr. Elaine Englehardt founded Utah’s only ethics center in 1993. Since then, the Center has received over $1 million in prestigious federal grants, enabling us to implement ethics education across campus. Thousands have attended our public forums and workshops. Our Faculty Fellows Program supports ethics research in a variety of disciplines. And over 40,000 students have taken Ethics & Values (Philosophy 2050), which serves as the core Humanities General Education course. Read more...

2002 Newsletters

2001 Newsletters

April 2001: Schedule for Ethics Across the Curriculum Faculty Summer Seminar 2001. Read more...

March 2001: Ethics Center honored nationally. Read more...

2000 Newsletters

September 2000: Rules Schmules: Cezanne's Impact. Read more...

1999 Newsletters

November/December 1999: We will have a Christmas Party for Ethics Across the Curriculum on December 2 at 3 p.m. in SC 213a. Only faculty are invited. This will also be our December Ethics Across the Curriculum meeting. Alex Caldero will perform his poetry as well as discuss creative thinking and writing with the group. Christmas refreshments will be served. We will have sign up sheets for EAC award points. Faculty receive $25 per on hour event attended up to $200 per academic year. Read more...

October 1999: We are pleased to announce that the prominent philosopher Carol Gilligan will be on campus on Thursday, November 18 at 10 a.m. in the Ragan Theater. She will speak for one hour followed by an hour-long question and answer session. Please plan to attend the lecture as one of our Ethics Across the Curriculum meetings. We have been trying to get Dr. Gilligan on campus for the past two years. We hope you enjoy her discussion. Read more...

1998 Newsletters

November/December 1998: Westpoint Academy Professor of Philosophy Louis P. Pojman will be on the UVSC campus November 30 to discuss ethics and philosophy with faculty, students and interested community members. His address, “Why I Became a Philosopher” will be at noon in the Presidential Suite of the McKay Special Events Center. Everyone is invited to attend free of charge. Refreshments will be served. Read more...

1997 Newsletters

1996 Newsletters

1995 Newsletters

October 1995: On October 25, 1995 at 11 a.m. in the Ragan Theater, Utah Valley State College will present the Excellence in Ethics Award to Irene Fisher. Following the presentation of the award, Ms.Fisher will speak on “Ethics and Humanitarian Service.” All students, faculty, and community members are invited to attend. Read more...

1994 Newsletters

1993 Newsletters

February 1993: Nursing faculty to address health concerns. February’s meeting will be held on the 25th in BU 130 at 4 p.m. The nursing faculty, mentors Sharon Staples and Larry Harper, and advisory board member Dr. Lee Duke will present the program. The focus of the program will be on ethical decisions that face health care workers in administration, education and practice. Case studies will be presented as part of the program. Refreshments will be served. The mentors meeting will be at 3:00 p.m. Read more...