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BYU symposium March 1-2 to consider ethics, professional careers

Sponsored by Religious Education and College of Engineering and Technology

Two Brigham Young University entities will come together to host a symposium about religion and ethics Thursday and Friday, March 1-2, on the BYU campus.

The symposium, to be sponsored by Religious Education and the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, is titled “The Gospel: The Foundation for a Professional Career.”

Students, faculty, staff and off-campus guests are welcome to attend the event; however, off-campus attendees must register prior to the symposium. Registration information can be found online at et.byu.edu/charactersymposium.

The symposium, this year themed “Moral Character in Professional Life,” will host a variety of popular LDS speakers. Matthew Richardson, BYU professor of Church history and doctrine, will address “Losing the Sacred Character: Social Ethics and Divine Morality”; Terry Ball, dean of the College of Religious Education, will speak on “Faithful Science”; and Daniel K Judd, professor of ancient scripture, will focus on “Success and the Second Mile.”

In addition, Elder Richard G. Scott, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a mechanical engineer, will address symposium participants.

Other speakers will include King Husein, CEO of Span Construction and a member of the BYU President’s Leadership Council; Ron Terry, professor of chemical engineering; and Alan Parkinson, dean of the College of Engineering and Technology, among others.

The symposium will also host a banquet Thursday evening honoring Elder H. Burke Peterson, emeritus member of the Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ, who has made invaluable contributions to the university through his work as a civil engineer. Admission to the banquet will be by invitation only.

“The Gospel: The Foundation for a Professional Career” is designed to emphasize the importance of moral fiber in making decisions as students move into professional careers.

For more information, contact Tamera Seely at (801) 422-2814.

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Photo by Mark A. Philbrick/BYU Photo

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