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Warrington students win essay contest at ethics case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Warrington students Alex Maller and Megan Towzey won the essay competition of the 14th Annual Collegiate Ethics Case Competition on Oct. 20-22 at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. For their winning submission, Maller and Towzey were awarded the Stephanie Chance “Bright Line” Award, which offers a forum for students to dig deeper into the ethical issues of the competition’s case in essay form. The case focused on Apple’s refusal—upon the FBI’s request— to unlock

First-year students flourish in ethics case competition

The Warrington Welcome Ethics Case Competition, hosted by the Business Ethics Ambassadors (BEAs), is more than a competition. It’s an opportunity for first-year students to be exposed to the business ethics and help acclimate themselves to the Warrington College of Business. Here’s how Warrington students prepared for the competition Oct. 3-10. Beginning the Competition The BEAs led ethical discussions challenging students to apply their perspectives to relevant ethical dilemmas that corporations are currently facing. Students were placed into teams and

Measuring your inner self

If you were to paint a self-portrait, would it accurately depict your appearance? Like artists, job seekers have a similar challenge. In a job interview, you must understand who you are in order to properly convey your strengths and intentions. In other words, “Know yourself so you can portray yourself.” It was the central theme J. Hyatt Brown (BSBA ’59), Chief Executive Officer of Brown & Brown, Inc., and his company’s leadership expressed to Heavener students during a career workshop

Ethics in the Job Search

Steve Weiss’ (BSBA ’80) definition for ethics is simple: “Try to do the right thing in every situation.” It’s an approach not only for business professionals, but also for students about to begin their careers. Weiss, an Executive Vice President and Corporate Ombudsman at CACI International, offered advice to Warrington students about how to tackle ethical quandaries they may face in their career pursuits. His presentation, sponsored by the Poe Center for Business Ethics, included instant polling technology, allowing students

Ethics scholars named Affiliate Faculty at Bob Graham Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Drs. Michelle Darnell and Brian Ray, Co-Directors of the Elizabeth B. & William F. Poe, Sr. Center for Business Ethics Education and Research, were appointed as Affiliate Faculty at UF’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service. The Graham Center’s Affiliate Faculty are chosen because of their record of mentoring student research projects and their support of undergraduates engaged in campus and community outreach. Former Governor and U. S. Senator Bob Graham founded the Center in 2006 as

Heavener School director to step down, continue focus on leadership and ethics education

Dr. Brian Ray has announced that he will step down as Associate Dean and Director of the Heavener School of Business at the conclusion of the 2016 Spring semester. Dr. Ray will continue his role as a Lecturer in Leadership and Ethics, and will become Co-Director of the College’s Elizabeth B. & William F. Poe, Sr., Center for Business Ethics and Education Research. The College is conducting a search for a new director, and Warrington Dean John Kraft said he

Innovative teaching methods in ethics, big data earn professors notable honor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Management Lecturer Dr. Michelle Darnell and Dr. Liangfei Qiu, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, were recipients of the 2015 Judy Fisher Teaching with Technology Award. The award is given annually to the Warrington College of Business professor(s) whose teaching best exemplified the use of technology over the past year. Dr. Darnell was recognized for her innovative work in her Ethics in Global Business course where she successfully utilized Canvas—the university’s

College mourns loss of devoted alumnus

The Warrington community suffered the loss of one of its greatest supporters Thursday when William F. Poe (BSBA ’53) passed away at the age of 82. Poe, who served as the Mayor of Tampa from 1974 to 1979, supported the College’s programs and activities for more than 30 years. His most influential contribution was a $2 million endowment—given by his children in their parents’ honor—that established the Elizabeth B. & William F. Poe, Sr. Center for Business Ethics Education and

Heavener team places second at national business ethics case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – John Bryan and Rachel Chang, seniors at the Heavener School of Business at the Warrington College of Business Administration, placed second at the Collegiate Ethics Case Competition held Oct. 25-27 at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. The duo also placed first in the essay portion of the competition. “John and Rachel worked very hard for this case competition,” said Dr. Michelle Darnell, Lecturer and Advisor for the College’s Undergraduate Ethics Team. “The topic was

Undergraduate Ethics Team qualifies for Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Four members of the Undergraduate Ethics Team recorded a top-five finish in the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl on Nov. 12 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The team’s impressive finish in the regional competition qualified it for the APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl on March 1, 2012 in Cincinnati. The team was comprised of senior Management major Abby Zayyad, junior Economics and Chinese double major John Bryan, junior Economics major Rachel Chang and