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Tea & Ethics at Coastal tackles Wal-Mart controversy

January 17, 2006

Coastal Carolina University professors Dennis Earl and J. Kay Keels will lead a discussion entitled Is the Wal-Mart Business Model Right for America? on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m. in room 249 of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

The event is part of the universitys Tea and Ethics series, which is free and open to the public. Complimentary tea will be served.

The program repeats Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach.

Dennis Earl is a teaching associate of philosophy at Coastal. He earned a bachelors degree in philosophy from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

J. Kay Keels is an assistant professor of strategic management. She earned a bachelors degree in special education from Columbia College, a masters degree in divinity from Emory University and a Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of South Carolina.

The discussion is sponsored by Coastals Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values. The purpose of the center is to cultivate and promote awareness in the community of the importance of personal and professional integrity. The center sponsors scholarships and visiting scholars as well as public discussion forums on ethical issues in science, business, education, and the arts and humanities. For more information, call 349-4149.