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Taylor University Ethics Bowl team has success at regional competition

Taylor University Regional Ethics Bowl TeamAt the Central States Regional Ethics Bowl on 11/12/11 Taylor University was the only school to place both of its teams in the top five in the competition. The competition involved 22 teams representing 19 schools. Because of their success at the regional competition Taylor will be one of five schools from the central states region to send a team to the national Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl that will be held at the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics in Cincinnati on March 1, 2012.

Participating in the Ethics Bowl competition gives students an opportunity to explore their moral beliefs in detail and learn how to express their moral values in a society that may have very different ideas. Participants have expressed how deeply the experience of being on the team has impacted them in their lives after leaving Taylor.

The following students competed at the regional Ethics Bowl:

Team 1:  Tim McDermott–Captain (Senior, Political Science and Philosophy), Paul Nurkkala (Junior, Computer Science/Systems), Maggie O’Connell (Senior, Economics/Systems), Libby Trudeau (Senior, History and Sociology), Sean West (Senior, Psychology and Philosophy)

Team 2:  Tom Weingartner–Captain (Junior, Political Science and Economics), Daniel Kasper (Senior, Computer Science and Math), Suzanne Neefus (Sophomore, Philosophy and Political Science), Jonathan Povilonis (Senior, Philosophy and Biblical Studies), Jenna Stupar (Senior, History)

A team of five students from the two teams that competed at regionals is being selected to represent Taylor University at the national competition.

They are coached by Jim Spiegel, Jeff Cramer, and Julie Campbell.


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