SUU and Dixie Presidents Join in Welcoming UCESP

Published: March 07, 2007 | Read Time: 1 minutes

Southern Utah University President, Michael Benson, and Dixie State College President, Lee Caldwell, come together to welcome members of the Utah Center for Ethics and Social Policy (UCESP) to the annual winter symposium in St. George on Thursday, March 8, 2007.

Professors from institutions of higher education throughout the state will come together to present scholarly papers to those in attendance, relating to the conference’s theme, “Moral Courage: Implications for Policy and Practice.” Peer professors and community members alike are invited to attend the event, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Dixie Center Entrada conference room (1835 Convention Center Drive).

In his welcoming remarks Benson is expected to bring the public up-to-date on programs, progress and developments related to SUU, as well as, share his insights regarding ethics and moral courage.

Previously, UCESP has hosted its annual fall conference on SUU’s campus for the past four years and is expanding to include a winter and spring symposium at Dixie and the University of Utah as well. They have also been beneficial in helping to raise scholarship money through fundraising events.

UCESP originally started with only a dozen or so participants and have shortly increased to over 200 people last year. Rulon Huntsman, alum of SUU, is the current President and founder of ECUSP. He currently works as an attorney, specializing in elder care, in Las Vegas.

The organization was established in an effort to “provide a forum for scholarly discussion, debate, analysis and evaluation of ethical and social policy issues.” It is their hope and goal to “stimulate interest and action and to provide new insights and knowledge regarding a wide range of ethical and social policy issues.”

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