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Student teams to give Ethics Bowl demonstration

Nov. 8, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Ethical issues, from the latest advances in medical technology to dating and relationships, will be among the debate topics at the 2001 Western Michigan University Ethics Bowl demonstration Wednesday, Nov. 14.

The program will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Lee Honors College on WMU's campus. Designed to introduce students to the style of the national Ethics Bowl tournament, which is held annually in Cincinnati, the demonstration will feature two teams of ethics students from the Department of Philosophy. This event is sponsored by the University's Center for the Study of Ethics in Society and is free and open to the public.

WMU will be among 34 U.S. colleges and universities sending teams to compete in the eighth Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Feb. 28th in Cincinnati. Modeled after the College Bowl format seen on television, the Ethics Bowl challenges participants to engage in ethical analysis and discussion. A team of jurors, much like a judges' panel, evaluates both teams' answers to determine who receives points.

Information and applications for the 2002 WMU intercollegiate Ethics Bowl team will be available at this program. For more information, contact the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society at (616) 387-4397.

Media contact: Scott K. Crary, 616 387-8400

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