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Sources: Micaela Johnson,;
and Andy Bretz,
News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-6415,

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's Students in Free Enterprise organization will be host to a Business Ethics Case Competition, Feb. 18-20.

The event is sponsored by ConocoPhillips and will feature Students in Free Enterprise teams from K-State, K-State at Salina, Johnson County Community College, Truman State University, University of Nebraska at Lincoln and Texas State University.

Each team has four members.

"The teams arrive Thursday, Feb. 18, and will all receive the same business ethics case," said Andy Bretz, graduate student in business administration, Dighton, and a member of K-State's Students in Free Enterprise. "They will have 36 hours to analyze it, develop potential solutions and prepare a professional presentation, which they will deliver to a panel of professional judges from 8-11:45 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Holiday Inn across from the K-State campus."

Each presentation is 19-minutes long, with another five minutes for a question-and-answer session.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony from 12:15-1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.

Teams are competing for cash prizes of $2,000 for first, $1,500 for second, $1,000 for third, and $500 for fourth, fifth and sixth places.

Students In Free Enterprise is a nonprofit organization aimed toward the development of entrepreneurial skills. The organizations provides an opportunity for students to become involved within their community by participating in educational projects that build teamwork, dedication and communication, management, and leadership skills. The organization is active on more than 900 two- and four-year college campuses across the world.