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Heisler Business Ethics Lecture Series Begins with Post-Enron Discussion

January 21, 2003

DELAWARE, OHIO -- The Woltemade Center at Ohio Wesleyan University will kick off the Heisler Business Ethics Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 in OWU's Hamilton-Williams Campus Center Benes Room with a panel discussion focusing on "Business Ethics After Enron." Moderated by OWU philosophy professor Dr. Bernard Murchland, the panel will include Phillip Meek '59, retired senior vice president and president of Capital Cities/ABC; Paul Smith '57, retired chief financial officer of the Eastman Kodak Company; and Chuck Berger, Woltemade Center Executive-in-Residence and retired CEO of Scotts Company.

Funded by the Heisler Family Endowment for the Study of Ethics, in honor of James Heisler '38, Robert Heisler '42, and Bruce Heisler '49, the lecture series is an outgrowth of an interdisciplinary faculty workshop on the subject of Global Development: Social and Ethical Issues. During the past year, several OWU professors from three academic departments (economics, philosophy and politics and government) met regularly to discuss a common reading -- Future Perfect by John Micklewhite -- and to present individual research from the perspectives of their academic disciplines. These faculty members have now developed a new honors seminar, The Impact of Globalization in the Contemporary World, which they will teach for the first time this spring.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, call 740-368-3545.