Westminster Ethics Bowl Team Makes Nationals
Westminster’s A Team ties UVU to progress to the national IEB competition in 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 17, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY – During the 2010 Wasatch Regional Ethics Bowl Competition at Westminster College on November 13, teams from both Westminster and Utah Valley University tied for first place solidifying invitations for both schools to the upcoming national competition. The regional event consisted of six schools and 10 teams from Utah State University, Westminster, University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Utah Valley University and Weber State University.
Westminster’s team will progress to the 2011 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl National Championship in Cincinnati, OH in March.
For the past two years, Westminster’s A team has placed in the top four at nationals, and this year they plan to continue their streak under the tutelage of Westminster’s Dr. Michael Popich.
Westminster’s 2010 Team includes: Mauricio Aguilera, O'Ryan Moore, Paul (Steven) Whisman, and Marvin Backes, as well as Tyler Sutton, Camber Stoddard, Tess Graham, Jillian Edmonds and Cooper Henderson, who are all members of the college’s Honors Program.
About the IEB:
The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) is a team competition that combines the excitement and fun of a competitive tournament with an innovative approach to education in practical and professional ethics for undergraduate students. In the IEB, each team receives a set of cases which raise issues in practical and professional ethics in advance of the competition and prepare an analysis of each case. At the competition, a moderator poses questions, based on a case taken from that set, to teams of three to five students. Questions may concern ethical problems on wide ranging topics.
A panel of judges will rate the teams on intelligibility, focus on ethically relevant considerations, avoidance of ethical irrelevance and deliberative thoughtfulness.
For more information on the IEB, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~appe/ethicsbowl.html#national.
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information visit www.westminstercollege.edu or follow @WestminsterSLC or @WestminsterPR on Twitter.