UP hosting two virtual events focused on listening and storytelling for Ethics Week 2021

Events will be held on Feb. 1 and Feb. 3 from 6-7:15 p.m.

By Austin De Dios | January 31, 2021 4:44pm

A photo of last year's Ethics Week event, where students and speakers gathered for more personal conversation.

Photo courtesy of the University of Portland webpage

As we continue to navigate this historic time, the stories we hear and tell play a huge role in documenting our journey. To recognize that, UP will be hosting two virtual events for Ethics Week 2021 focused on listening and storytelling. The first webinar is being held on Monday, Feb. 1, and will be focused on ethics and listening. The second event on Feb. 3 will highlight ethical storytelling. 

The ethics and listening webinar this Monday will go from 6-7:15 p.m., and features UP Board of Regents Chair Kay Toran, United States Circuit Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, Fr. Pat Hannon, and Assistant Professor for the School of Nursing Marjorie Attis-Josias. The discussion will be facilitated by Senior Editor for Portland Monthly Magazine Fiona McCann. 

Wednesday’s ethics and storytelling webinar will also be hosted from 6-7:15 p.m. Dave Miller, who hosts Oregon Public Broadcasting’s daily talk show “Think Out Loud”, will be joining KATU-TV News Director Yvonne Simons on the panel of guest speakers. Other panelists include President of De La Salle North Catolic High School Oscar Leong and Professor of Theatre at George Fox University Rhett Luedtke. Communications Studies Professor Jenette Lovejoy will facilitate the webinar.

Ethics and Listening by Austin De Dios

The Dundon-Berchtold Institute is also sponsoring a student podcast on listening. The podcast will feature a group of students on campus sharing their thoughts and experiences about the importance of conscious listening in relationships and in the world. It is scheduled to be released later in February, according to Director of Dundon-Berchtold Institute Daniel McGinty. 

Students interested in the events can register on UP’s Ethics Week webpage. There will not be an interactive Q&A with the audience. For those who cannot attend, the webinars will be recorded and later available through the Dundon-Berchtold Institute’s website, McGinty said in an email. 

Austin De Dios is the News and Managing Editor of The Beacon. He can be reached at dedios22@up.edu.