University of Lynchburg will host two other colleges for an ethics bowl exhibition match about “Ethics and U.S. Presidential Politics” on Wednesday, January 25, at 7 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
The match will include ethics bowl teams from LC, Randolph College, and Sweet Briar College. The match will help them prepare to present ethical arguments about the same topic in a statewide competition in February.
The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl will be held February 12-13 at Virginia Weslyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. The contest challenges teams of five students each to think quickly to analyze a scenario and discuss which actions are ethical. University of Lynchburg will be represented by Judge Browning ’17, Lauren Fishbein ’18, Mary King ’20, Cecilia Roseo ’19, and Andrew Rossman ’17.
University of Lynchburg’s team also is preparing for the national stage. After winning first place in a regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl tournament at Clemson University, the team is bound for the national competition February 26 in Dallas, Texas. Organized by a different organization than the VFIC Ethics Bowl, the national competition requires teams to research many ethical case studies in advance and prepare themselves to present arguments and answer questions related to any of the cases. 2017 is the second year in a row that LC has won a place in the national forum.
LC’s team is coached by Dr. Laura Kicklighter, a professor of philosophy and religious studies who also teaches in the Westover Honors Program.