OREM — A jubilee celebrating 30 years of the ethics and values course at Utah Valley University will kick off Ethics Awareness Week, which runs Sept. 26-30 in Classroom Building Room 511. The event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics. All events are free and open to the public.
Monday’s celebration will begin with UVU President Matthew S. Holland presenting Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, with the 23rd Annual Excellence in Ethics at 9 a.m. Hatch will then speak on the topic of “Excellence in Ethics.”
Hatch’s remarks will be followed by a lineup of keynote and featured speakers, including Kirk O. Hansen, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, who will speak on the “Ethical Awareness of the Professions at 10 a.m.; Utah House Minority Leader Brian King, D-Salt Lake City, who will discuss “Ethically Educating Our Future Leaders” at 1 p.m.; and Nicole Mouskondis, CEO of Nicholas and Co. food distributors, who will discuss “Business Needs Ethical Employees — Come Trained!” at 3 p.m.
In addition, the jubilee will focus on UVU’s ethics and values course, a required general education class. Elaine E. Englehardt, founder of the course, will lead panel discussions at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The celebration launches a full week of events with discussions on a broad range of topics. A screening of the film, “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story” will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, followed by a panel discussion. To view the complete schedule, visit uvu.edu/ethics/eaw.