Local Professionals Talk Workplace Ethics

MSUM Ethics Day noon panel is open to the public

Matt VonPinnon, editor of The Forum; Birch Burdick, Cass County state’s attorney; and Paul Richard, chief legal officer, Sanford Health, are among a dozen area business leaders who will share their experiences about ethics in the workplace during Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Ethics Day Thursday, March 21.

More than a dozen professionals representing the fields of accounting, business, computer science, construction management, healthcare, mass communications, operations management and paralegal will speak in College for Business and Industry classes throughout the morning.

The public is invited to the free, noon panel discussion on workplace ethics in the Center for Business 111.

“We discuss theory in the classroom, but hearing from professionals in various disciplines is how we really learn about ethics in the workplace,” said Marsha Weber, Dean of the College of Business & Industry. “Students can ask pointed questions and learn from our guest speakers who will talk about ethical dilemmas they face daily.”

“Eventually we’re going to be the professionals having to make ethical decisions,” said Anna Hansen a senior mass communications major. “I’m glad we get the chance to learn from example and see the application, not just read about it in class.”

Ethics Day is sponsored by the MSUM College of Business & Industry.

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