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McAfee School of Business Administration hosts annual conference

JACKSON, Tenn.April 13, 2004 – The McAfee School of Business Administration at Union University will host its second annual “Business Through the Eyes of Faith” conference on April 30 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Coburn Dining Room in the Barefoot Student Union Building on the Union campus. The luncheon focuses on promoting Christian practices in West Tennessee businesses and incorporating those values as part of a business ethic.

“This is part of our mission at Union—to encourage the business community to use Christian principles and values,” said Kenny Holt, director of the Center for Business & Economic Development. “We have people attending from all levels of business administration, from entry-level employees to self-employed people to presidents and CEOs of large corporations.”

The featured speaker at the luncheon will be Richard C. Chewning, a professor of Christian ethics in business and the author of numerous books including Business Through the Eyes of Faith. Serving as distinguished scholar in residence at John Brown University, Chewning holds degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Washington and has taught at numerous colleges and universities including Baylor University, the University of Richmond, and the University of Washington. He is the author of seven books on Christian business ethics and biblical principles and has written more than 90 articles, essays, and reviews on the subject. In addition to other awards, Chewning has been named Distinguished Educator at Baylor University, listed in Who’s Who in America and honored with “Lifetime Membership” in the Christian Business Faculty Association.

“We are very fortunate to have someone of his caliber speak at the luncheon,” Holt said. “Richard Chewning is one of the most prolific writers on Christian business ethics today.”

Tickets for the event are $10. For further information or reservations call Kenny Holt at 661-5365 or the business administration office at 661-5360.

by Mariann Martin ('05)

Media contact: Tabitha Frizzell, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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