Posted at 12:15 p.m., March 8, 2016

Cowboy ethics presented at college

Author Jim Owens presents how to stay true to personal ethics

“Cowboy Ethics” author Jim Owens will be giving a presentation about his book at 7 p.m. on April 14. The presentation will feature discussion about personal ethics, how they play in the business world, and how to stay true to personal ethics under pressure to stray from them.

The message he will be providing is important to college students, who may be leaving home for the first time in their lives and will face choices that may cause students to question their personal ethics.

Along with the Owens’ presentation, Kent Noble will be directing an interactive workshop called “Stand Tall, What do You Stand For?” which goes through personal experiences to help people determine what they stand for, said Lisa Trimble, Director of Alumni Affairs and Event Planning.

While Owens’ presentation will focus more on ethical rules, Noble’s session will guide people in reflecting on what matters to them, creating a safe environment to explore the core values of what they stand for and how to defend the code they live for and live by. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. until noon in the Center for Conferences and Institutes room 130.

Both the workshop and the presentation will teach students about team building, finding and defending their personal ethical code and raising themselves to higher expectations, Trimble said.