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March 2011 


Ethics Initiative

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.

-Henry Ford  [Henry Ford Biography]


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The Ethics Initiative web site is now up and running! Visit our site today to learn more about our organization and find out about upcoming events.  
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The first few months of 2011 have proved to be very busy for the Ethics Initiative staff. With a number of events and a new program coordinator, Liz Moore, its been an exciting couple of months. There are many more events and opportunities to come; stay tuned and read below for more details. As always, we appreciate those who have worked with us in making ethical behavior an important measure of success for our students. 
Success of this program will depend on participation from the College of Business faculty and staff.  We invite you to share your suggestions, ask any questions and get involved.

Upcoming Events                 


15: Bill Daniels Business Ethics Luncheon Speaker Series The Upper Lodge

15: Instilling Ethics in the Business of Sports Workshop University Center Room 302


8: Ethics Case Competition Breckenridge Hall
Please visit the events page on our website to stay abreast of all our upcoming events:

UCCS Ethics Initiative Website: Events



Student Activities Bulletin: 
February 21- March 18:
Ethics Essay Contest -UCCS

The case, application, and procedures for the Ethics Essay Contest have now been posted! The award for first place is $1,500;second place is $1,000. The deadline for submission is March 18, 2011!! 


The case application, procedures, and essay contest question are available here if you wish to pass this on to any of your students:


Ethics Essay Contest 

April 8:

UCCS COB Ethics Case Competition- Breckenridge Hall 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Teams of two students will be asked evaluate a case and offer recommendations on how to proceed. 20 minute presentations will be followed by approximately 10 minutes of questioning from the judges.


Awards will be announced at a luncheon directly after the competition, followed by a keynote speaker from a major company. For additional information, please contact the Ethics Initiative staff at ethics@uccs.edu.


Please encourage your students to register at uccs.edu/business ethics (under the events tab) before March 11th. You can also send them the following link:





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Junior Achievement

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Past Events:


March 2, 2011

The Conscious Capitalism Conference, held by the Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR), brought together students from multiple Colorado universities, including to interact with  innovative business people.  These business pioneers and conscious capitalists exposed UCCS students and staff to a new way of thinking in which businesses don't consider profits in isolation from integrity, higher standards, and serving all stakeholders. The Ethics Initiative sponsored the attendence of the following UCCS students; Zahra Behfar, Danielle Norris, Inga Lange, and Heather Smith.

Please review this video to learn more:
Conscious Capitalism
Conscious Capitalism

 February 23-25, 2011

The motto for the 2011 United States Air Force Academy, National Character and Leadership Symposium was "Strength Within, Leadership Throughout." It proved to be an amazing event which inspired critical thought about what it means to be a leader in today's world. The participants, Alyssa Buckley, Javier Alcaraz, Jeff Hourihan and Drew Johnson, along with Dr. Tracy Gonzalez-Padron, all attested to the high quality and thought provoking messages of the speakers, and gained insights which they will carry with them throughout their lives. If you are interested in the accounts of the participants, please email ethics@uccs.edu for more information.


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February 24- 25, 2011

Congratulations to UCCS MBA Race & Case Team for placing 2nd overall! The Team consisted of MBA students Chris Gilkes, Brandon Harris, Colleen Johnson, Heather Smith, and Bipaswi Tuladhar.

    Race and Case Team    

The UCCS Ethics Initiative Staff: 
Dean Venkat Reddy, Team Lead
 vreddy@uccs.edu , 255-3113
Dr. Tracy Gonzalez-Padron, Director  tgonzale@uccs.edu , 255-3794
 Val Holtz, Instructor
 vholtz@uccs.edu , 255-5215

Elisabeth Moore, Coordinator
 emoore@uccs.edu, 255-5168

Jeff Hourihan, Student Assistant

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