Honors for Opus College of Business Programs, Faculty and Students St. Thomas Newsroom November 15, 2008 CEBC, SAIP Institute contribute to professional literatureCEBC fellows Alexandre A. Ardichvili, Ph.D., Douglas J. Jondle, Ph.D. and James A. Mitchell are authors of “Characteristics of Ethical Business Cultures,” published in the Journal of Business Ethics. The paper summarizes a study identifying general characteristics attributed to ethical business cultures by executives from a variety of industries. The fellows’ research identified five clusters of characteristics: a mission- and values-driven business, stakeholder balance, leadership effectiveness, process integrity and long-term perspective. The authors proposed that the characteristics be used as a foundation for a comprehensive model to influence operational practices of creating and sustaining an ethical business culture.Deane Maines, president of the SAIP Institute, is the author of two articles, “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA)” and “Clarkson Principles for Business,” published in the Oct. 2007 Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. He also is the author ofan article, “Creating Cultures of Responsible Conduct,” in the March/April 2008 issue of MX Magazine, a bimonthly publication for medical technology business executives.Minnesota Women’s Press recognizes UST MBA programSt. Thomas was honored in the March issue of the MinnesotaWomen’s Press as the most women-friendly M.B.A. program in the Twin Cities. Each year the popular newspaper polls its readers to find out their favorites in a variety of categories.Key distinctions of St. Thomas’ program that won out over other top Twin Cities programs were its focus on ethics in the classroom and wide variety of times and locations available to take classes.Evening UST MBA student selected to study in BrazilEmily Geyer, a student in the Evening UST MBA program, was selected by RotaryInternational District 5960 as a member of an elite team to participate in the 2008group study exchange trip to Brazil. Each year, the Rotary Foundation sponsors an all-expenses paid opportunity for outstanding local professionals to connect globally withintheir fields. During the one-month exchange, team members participate in vocational experiences and serve as ambassadors, conducting presentations about life inMinnesota.