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Business and Media Leaders to Discuss Ethics and Leadership at

For Immediate Release

Debra Holtz
Director of Media Relations
(925) 631-4222
[email protected]

MORAGA, CA (Oct. 22, 2004) -- Prominent business leaders, journalists and educators will discuss such issues as corporate ethics and news coverage of the presidential election as part of the Business and Media Forum at Saint Mary's College of California.

During the two-week program, which begins Oct. 25, Saint Mary's College will host 28 international students from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. The students will visit key Bay Area companies and attend events and courses at Saint Mary's College.

Following are presentations open to the public and held at the Soda Activity Center of Saint Mary's College in Moraga:

* "Sports, Culture, and Media" -- Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, noon to 2 p.m. -- Fox Sports Net senior coordinating producer Kent Camera, Sports Illustrated writer John O'Keefe, Golf Digest photography editor Matt Ginella and Oakland Raiders director of broadcasting Chris Gargano look at the role of sport in American culture and the ethical dilemmas involved in sports journalism. Find out more...

* "Leadership and Teamwork" -- Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. -- Features William F. "Rick" Cronk, recently retired president of Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream and chairman elect of the World Scout Foundation; Paul Zingg, president of California State University, Chico, and author of books and articles on educational leadership; and Steve Gladstone, the University of California at Berkeley rowing coach whose leadership resulted in 10 national championships. The session includes a showing of All for One, a film chronicling the winning ways of Cal crew and the gratification of teamwork. Find out more...

* "Business and Ethics" -- Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. -- Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Dennis Reigle, the former managing director of human resources and partner matters for Arthur Andersen LLP, will lead a panel focused on corporate ethics, the rise of cynicism, and possible remedies to bad business behavior. Find out more...

* "Ethics and the Standards of News" -- Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. -- Cynthia Gorney, associate professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and a former reporter for the Washington Post, will provide an insider's perspective on news coverage and the role of journalism in a conflicted world. Find out more...

* "Election Postscript" -- Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, noon to 2 p.m. -- Marcy McGinnis, CBS News senior vice president, news coverage; Peter Umhofer ('92), U.S. Senate environmental policy advisor, and others will be featured in a panel discussion of what's likely to happen next following the presidential election. Hear what those who followed the election closely have to say about national politics. Find out more...

The Business and Media Forum is presented by the Saint Mary's College School of Economics and Business Administration and the Communication Department in conjunction with St. Gallen University of Switzerland and the Disney Forum at Saint Mary's. For information on other events and courses, please visit our web site.

For more information or to make reservations, call the School of Economics and Business Administration, (925) 631-4035.


Saint Mary's College of California, founded in 1863, is a residential learning community based in the Catholic, Lasallian and liberal arts traditions. An outstanding faculty brings these traditions to life. The College enrolls 2,440 traditional undergraduates and more than 2,000 students in adult education and graduate programs. The Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guides the academic growth and spiritual character of the school. Saint Mary's is located in Moraga, 20 miles east of San Francisco.