SAU to compete in NCICU Ethics Bowl this weekend
For the third consecutive year a delegation of St. Andrews University students will be competing at the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Ethics Bowl in Raleigh.
With a theme of “Ethics in Health Care,” the event, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, will be held at Campbell University School of Law.
“We have returning students who will be better prepared to represent St. Andrews University this year who have relished the experience,” said Dr. Doug Glass, assistant professor of business and economics and Ethics Bowl coach. “It is a terrific opportunity for our students to grow in their worldview and meet peers in a competitive setting.”
Students representing St. Andrews this year include Mike Ianuzzi, Rebekah Webster, Stuart Marshall, Dalton Marshall and Dara Corbett.
“Our team prepares from December through January,” said Glass. “In our practice sessions we apply the format of the Ethics Bowl to our discussions. We must take an ethical stance and defend it.”
At the NCICU event, a panel of three judges will score the debate. The judges are business and community leaders from across the state. The teams will be evaluated on the quality of their argument, research, presentation style and moral theory. Moderators will facilitate each round.
“We deeply appreciate the corporate and civic leaders who make this event possible through financial contributions and by volunteering their time as judges and moderators,” said NCICU President Dr. A. Hope Williams. “Students consistently cite the NCICU Ethics Bowl as a highlight of their college career.”
According to information provided by NCICU, the theme “Ethics in Health Care” was chosen to help encourage a sense of social responsibility and accountability among students at independent colleges and universities. The purpose of the competition is to emphasize the importance of being able to apply ethical standards to situations students inevitably will face as future local, state and national leaders.
The presenting sponsors of this event are Duke Energy and Wells Fargo. Other sponsors include Ads Infinitum, AT&T, BB&T, Burlington Industries/International Textile Group, Inc., BSWH Architects, Dominion NC Power, the George Foundation, Fidelity Investments, Martin Marietta Materials, Piedmont Natural Gas and Theo Davis Printing.
Additional student teams for the event will come from Campbell University, Chowan University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, Johnson C. Smith University, Livingstone College, Louisburg College, Mars Hill University, Meredith College, Methodist University, Montreat College, N.C. Wesleyan College, Pfeiffer University, Saint Augustine’s University, Salem College, Shaw University, University of Mount Olive, Wake Forest and Wingate College.
NCICU is comprised of North Carolina’s 36 private, non-profit liberal arts, comprehensive and research colleges and universities accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. NCICU represents independent higher education in the areas of state and federal public policy and on education issues with the other sectors of education in the state. It also provides research and information to and about private colleges and universities, conducts staff development opportunities and coordinates collaborative programs. For more information, visit www.ncicu.org.