Tuesday, August 12, 2008

IU Ethics Bowl Team Announcement

The 2008-09 IU Ethics Bowl Team is seeking participants for the upcoming annual intercollegiate competition!

Each year the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions at IU sponsors one team to travel and compete in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. The format begins with a regional round in the fall that feeds the national competition that is held in late February.

The first round will have teams competing in 8 regional competitions across the United States. The IU team will compete in the Indianapolis regional at Marian College on November 1, 2008. The cases will be posted during mid-September and the IU team will meet approximately twice a week at the Poynter Center to prepare and debate their positions on each case in advance of the regional match.

The final round draws together the top 32 teams from the regional rounds and will be held on March 5, 2009 in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics in Cincinnati, Ohio. If IU makes it to national competition, team members will (again) meet twice a week to prepare and debate arguments about each case in advance of the final match.

Shana Bergen, a graduate of the IU Department of Philosophy, is this year’s coach.
Interested students should send their name, year, major (or possible major), along with a statement of interest, to: Richard Miller (miller3@indiana.edu), Director, Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, IUB. Applications will be reviewed starting on September 2, 2008. Students should also include information about their coursework and background in ethics, along with any questions about the Ethics Bowl team that they may have. The IU team will be selected by mid-September.