Business, Ethics Forum discusses integrity in business

ST. GEORGE — Nate Staheli, DSU professor of accounting, will present on integrity in business at the final Business and Ethics Forum series of the 2014 fall semester Thursday at noon.

Staheli’s presentation, entitled “I’m not Raising Cattle, I am Raising Young Men,” will draw from how his life’s experiences strengthened his integrity, both personally and professionally. Staheli will share some early childhood memories on the family farm and how those experiences continue to govern his thoughts and actions in the business and academic world. Staheli, who is also a senior partner at Staheli & Jacobsen CPA, will also discuss the importance of having ethical behavior in academics, and how that ethical behavior played a role in his Doctoral work.

The DSU Business and Ethics Forum is held every other Thursday throughout the fall and spring semesters, with each guest lecturer speaking on business matters in their respective professions and how ethics are introduced into the discussion. The Forums will return to its regular bi-monthly schedule for the 2015 spring semester beginning in January.

The Business and Ethics Forum is held in the Boeing Auditorium, Room 121, of the Udvar-Hazy Business Building. Admission is free and all are invited.

About the Business and Ethics Forum

The bi-monthly forum, along with campus’ Institute for Business Integrity, was created by former DSU president Dr. Robert Huddleston in 2006, as a way to integrate ethics into the curriculum, and have it serve as a blueprint to ensure that students graduate with a set of ethical tools to help them get along in the professional world.

In 2006-07, Dixie State’s business program sought initial accreditation with the high profile Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, AACSB. In order to become accredited with the AACSB, ethics were required to be integrated into the college’s business curriculum. As a result, each business class on the DSU campus now includes an ethical component.

Dr. Huddleston noted that the business forums will give students – and current and prospective local business owners – an added dose of ethics training that is so sorely needed into today’s business world. His hope is that by the time students leave Dixie State, they have been exposed to enough ethical cases that, when they get out in the workforce, they will have the wherewithal and the intestinal fortitude to do the right thing, even when their job might be on the line.

The Dixie State University Institute for Business Integrity is a partnership between the DSU Udvar-Hazy School of Business, the Small Business Development Center, the Washington County Economic Development Council, and the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce.

Event details and resources

  • What: Nate Staheli presentation, “I’m Not Raising Cattle, I am Raising Young Men,”
  • When: Dec. 4, at noon
  • Where: Boeing Auditorium, Room 121, Udvar-Hazy Business Building, 225 South 700 East, St. George
  • For questions regarding the DSU Institute for Business Integrity forums, contact Dr. Huddleston by email or telephone, 435-652-7740

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  • PROTECT THE SHEEP December 2, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Would be a new thing to see mormons practice ethics in business. I’ve never seen it…

    • Koolaid December 2, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      Like that J. Johnson guy?

      • Zonkerb December 3, 2014 at 3:37 am

        Hey check out what not again posted LOL

    • Dana December 2, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      My thoughts exactly. The Mo’s are the inventor’s of Affinity Fraud.

    • Zonkerb December 3, 2014 at 3:36 am

      Hey check out what not again posted LOL

  • Bender December 2, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Nate does like to talk.

  • Zonkerb December 2, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    How to Mormonize a business and pay their employees minimum wage and absolutely no benefits and force them to work Thanksgiving day while the owner stays home with the family and then base promotions on what religion somebody belongs to

    • NOTAGAIN December 2, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      Do you realize how stupid you sound? Sounds like you and Koolaid read the same comic books. Now get the … out of the bosses office and get back to washing those pot & pan– your on notice dude. Remember,, there are 3-4 hard working illegals outside that are willing and able take your place.
      Ed. ellipsis.

      • Zonkerb December 3, 2014 at 3:21 am

        You got any idea how stupid you sound.? of course you do.. the truth really hurts doesn’t it..? now go back to washing to those pots and pans because there is a truck load of illegals out there willing to do your job..

      • Zonkerb December 3, 2014 at 3:27 am

        Hey not…. You got censored ha ha ha ha ha ha

      • Dana December 3, 2014 at 4:58 am

        You need to go back to school. You can barely string a sentence together. Are you the product of the failing Utah educational system?

      • koolaid December 3, 2014 at 7:11 am

        Maybe he can use connections to get a nice job from which he can embezzle a bunch of money and then play the church get out of jail card

    • tight magic undies December 2, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      Exactly. I would sue my employer (all bosses are ironically lds) for discrimination, but I know who runs the justice system around these parts. By the way do you think I would get a fundraiser if anything unfortunate happened to me, or I did something horribly wrong?

      • Crackmeup December 2, 2014 at 10:10 pm

        When you work hard, have a good idea, have a demand for your product or service, and assume the risk of starting and running a business you should get some perks. Making more than your employees and having time of that is important to you seems reasonable. Don’t like it? Quit and work in a different Industry, or start your own business. Just quit whining!!

        • Zonkerb December 3, 2014 at 3:57 am

          LOL you want some cheese with that whine ha ha ha ha

        • NOTAGAIN December 3, 2014 at 9:39 am

          Crackmeup, Only 1 out of 10 respondents to your remarks on this subject understand what the ‘heck’ your talking about. They were told,’If you move to Utah, everything is free’. All you have to do, to get free goodies, is to show up once a month at the Walmart parking lot to protest and pay their dues. The Mormon folks are pushovers- NOT.

  • B Young December 2, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Sorry its so painful for you folks to live in such a terrible place! But I do thank you for your hilarious comments

    • Zonkerb December 3, 2014 at 3:25 am

      We like it here because we get to ruffle the feathers of people like you that don’t want us here.. so I get a laugh whenever I see comments from people like you

  • PROTECT THE SHEEP December 2, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    One day the cult’s stranglehold on the place will loosen its grip and eventually die out. All monopolies eventually must end…

    • Zonkerb December 3, 2014 at 3:31 am

      Did you see what not again wrote.? Ha ha ha ha ha ha I love it.! LOL

    • modigliani December 3, 2014 at 11:45 am

      but probably not in your lifetime…

    • NOTAGAIN December 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      Be patient Sheep head. It’s on Holder’s list for things to address. OH! wait a minute, the dude is already on the train to a fund raiser in Chicago’s west side
      for a Presidential golf course. Talk about a monopoly.

  • The Rest Of The Story December 3, 2014 at 11:35 am

    I think that most of the business owned/run by LDS that have an actual Brick & Mortar storefront presence are generally fair and ethical with customers. It’s some examples of treatment of employees that I’ve heard about that have left me shaking my head. Of course, unfair treatment of employees isn’t strictly limited to LDS owned/run businesses. But when people claim to be better, or live to a certain standard of “Christ-likeness” but then use their outward display of religion as a cloak for their own vice, to mistreat others–this is what is egregious, IMO. For this reason, whenever someone tries to use their religion as a reason why I should trust them (ex: “I’m LDS and I’m honest”) I usually run the other way as fast and as far as I can, and avoid dealing with them.

    • NOTAGAIN December 3, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      The Rest Of The Story,, Good post.
      This post reminds me of a Bert Lancaster part played in the movie “Elmer Gantry”. Snake oil salesmen come in all different styles of suits.

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