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Congratulations Taylor University Ethics Bowl Team

Congratulations to the Taylor University Ethics Bowl Team for winning the Regional Ethics Bowl competition. Both Taylor teams were undefeated in the competition with Team #1 defeating teams from Marian University, DePauw University and Indiana University and placing first overall in the competition and Team #2 defeating University of Arkansas, Ohio Northern University, and Mt. St. Joseph University and placing 5th overall.

They have qualified to compete in the national competition on February 21, 2016 in Reston Virginia to defend their national championship from last year.

Members of the team include Veronica Toth, Blair Hedges, Jackson Wilcox, Sarah Manko, Caleb Holleman, Loyal Juraschek, Kasey Leander, Sam Moore, Gabriel Harder, Chin Ai Oh, Bo Thomas, and Gloria Talbot. The coach of the team is Dr. Jim Spiegel.


Fall Ethics Events

The next few weeks will be busy for the Center for Ethics.

Students for Ethics has joined with Alpha Pi Iota, the health professions student club, to sponsor a discussion of the ethics of physician assisted suicide on Tuesday, 9/22/15 at 7 PM. The discussion will focus on Brittany Maynard and her decision to end her life with PAS and her advocacy of legal PAS.

On Tuesday, 10/6/15, the Center for Ethics will be hosting a Conversation on Animal Welfare and Christian Ethics. This will be a panel discussion focused on the Evangelical Statement on Responsible Care for Animals. This statement was written by several evangelical leaders in conjunction with the Humane Society of the United States and will be released at the end of September. the discussion at Taylor will be the first of a series of discussions across the country as a part of the Every Living Thing campaign being coordinated by The Clapham Group. Taylor University’s Dr. Jim Spiegel will be on the panel along with Reasa Currier of the Humane Society of the United States; Dr. Charles Arand, member of Humane Society Faith Advisory Council and Professor at Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Louis; and Abby Skeans of The Clapham Group. the discussion will be at 7 PM in the Recital Hall.

On Monday, 10/19/15, Dr. Nancy Jones will be coming to Taylor for the second annual Walter Randall Lecture on Ethics and Research. Dr. Jones is a senior health science policy analyst at the
National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities of the NIH. her topic will be “Navigating the Nexus of Science and Ethics”. We will meet at 4 PM in Euler 109.


Annual Report 2014-2015

The Annual Report of the Taylor University Center for Ethics for 2014-2015 is available by clicking on the Annual Report heading or at this link. Read about what the Center has been doing in the past academic year.