The Sandbulte Center for Ethical Leadership is dedicated to fostering a robust discussion of ethics and their application in the Duluth community. It is only through this conversation, this back and forth with one another, that our individual ethical compasses can point in the same direction.
January 2013 | Kurt Linberg, Ph.D. and Kathy Modin, M.A. had the article "Strategic Initiatives to Advance Business Ethics Education: Reflecting on a 17 year Journey" published in Journal of Academic and Business Ethics.
November 27 | Briana von Elbe, was the guest speaker for the November 27th Character Builder Lunch. She spoke about her experiences as a marekting entrepreneur and ethical dilemmas she has faced.
Briana von Elbe is a lifelong resident of the Northland. In 1998, at the age of 23, she started her advertising agency, Pearson & von Elbe Advertising LLC. Ten years later she launched a promotional products company, Footprint Promotional Advertising. Briana assists clients in building, maintaining and executing their marketing campaigns in the most efficient and cost effective way while having the greatest impact. She believes in putting out the highest quality of work for her clients so that it produces the biggest results for their business and, in turn, their customers.
Briana volunteers for many organizations in the community. She is a board member of PAVSA, Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank and the MN Ballet; a member of the Duluth and Hermantown Chambers of Commerce and the Arrowhead Builders Association and she serves as a volunteer on several committees for non-profit organizations and assists them with their marketing, special events and fundraising efforts.
November 9-10 | Dr. Perwaiz B. Ismaili, Assistant Professor and a member of the Multicultural Organization Development (MCOD) team within the School of Business and Technology was invited to present talks in Atlanta. He delivered two sessions one in Duluth, GA, and the other in Atlanta, GA, exploring The Communal Ethics of Elderly Care Using a Faith-based Approach. Both sessions were well received by the community in attendance of 461 in Duluth, GA and 675 in Atlanta, GA.
October 18 | Skip Fischer, Ph.D., retired Senior Professional Staffer, U.S. Senate Banking Committee, presented "Ethical Dilemmas Involving Defense Contractors and Congress" from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Burns Wellness Center 249 on October 18th. Dr. Fischer served as a legislative assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives and as an Assistant for Foreign Policy and National Defense for Senator John McCain. He received his Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of South Carolina.
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October 3 | Bob Hartl, M.A., Associate professor, Management, The College of St. Scholastica, School of Business & Technology, presented "Continuous Change and the Ethics of Decision-Making" from noon - 1:00 p.m. in the Duluth Chamber of Commerce Office, 5 W. First Street, Suite 101, Duluth, MN on October 3rd.
Fall Semester 2012
SB&T alum Eric Vanderstelt ('08) met with students to discuss his experience working abroad and ethical issues that he faced. Eric also gave students career advice as they prepare to apply for internships and full time positions.
June 18-20 | Karen Schuder, MA in Management Alumni and member of the SB&T Business Ethics Committee presented at the 8th International Catholic Social Thought and Business Education conference in Dayton, OH. Her paper is titled "Expanding Business: A Qualitative Study of Business Schools Integrating Ethics."
Summary of 8th International Conference on Catholic Social Thought & Management Education
University of Dayton, Ohio, June 18-20, 2012
by Rev. Karen Schuder
With support from the Sandbulte Endowment I was blessed to represent the CSS School of Business and Technology at the 8th International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education at the University of Dayton in June. The theme of the conference was "Renewing Mission and Identity in Catholic Business Education" with an emphasis on integrating ethics and applying Catholic Social Thought principles to business school curriculums. Individuals from more than 23 countries participated in speeches, research presentations, and discussions focused on the integration of ethics and social principles in business education.
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March 26 | Sabah Alwan, Associate Professor in Leadership and Organizational Behavior , School of Business and Technology was notified that his paper titled "Leadership Ethics between Supportive Application and Reluctant Endorsements" will be published by the Global Business Development Institute.