Westminster Ethics Bowl Team Makes Nationals

Nov 26, 2012

Nov. 26, 2012 SALT LAKE CITY - Westminster is proud to announce the college's Ethics Bowl team took first place during the 2012 Wasatch Regional Ethics Bowl Competition on November 10 at Utah State University. Winning four of its five matches, the team now qualifies and will compete against 31 other national teams at the Seventeenth Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) Championship in San Antonio, Texas, in February 2013. This year, Westminster's team competed against five Utah teams during the regional competition, including Weber State, Utah State University, Utah Valley University and the University of Utah. The team consisted of students: Alex McCallister, Kira Castagno, Katrina England, Nick Kuzmack, John Allred, Derrick Fan, and coach Jason Goltz. "Based on past performance, I think Westminster is expected to do well at these regional competitions, but this result exceeded even our normally high expectations, said Goltz. "We are really proud of these students."   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 rates the teams on intelligibility, focus on ethically relevant considerations, avoidance of ethical irrelevance and deliberative thoughtfulness.

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About Westminster

Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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