Bowling for ethics

Monday December 7 2009


The Lynchburg College Ethics Bowl Team placed fifth at the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in Richmond, Va., against much larger competitors.

The top four places went to teams from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and Clemson University.

LC's team members are Elizabeth Cantrall '13 of Herndon, Va., Elizabeth Childress '12 of Goode, Va., Kat Chappell '13 of Chesapeake, Va., Cameron Craddock '12 of Lynchburg, Va., Nick Hagen '10 of Roanoke, Va., Zach Hughes '12 of Evington, Va., and Paul Robertson '10 of Moneta, Va.

Dr. Laura Kicklighter, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies, is the team's coach.

The competition featured 15 cases on a variety of topics that the students received in advance, were expected to research thoroughly, and then respond to with a 10-minute presentation. This was followed by a five-minute presentation by the opposing team, a five-minute rebuttal, and questions from the judges.

LC's cases were on: Sexting, Synthetic Meat, Women and Health Insurance, Copper Mining in West Papua, Performance Enhancing Drugs in Academia, and Privacy on the Internet/Social Networking sites.