Six students from the University of Lynchburg will participate in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ 23rd annual statewide collegiate Ethics Bowl later this month. The free, public event takes place on Sunday, Jan. 29, and Monday, Jan. 30, on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The Lynchburg team includes Caleb Adams ’25, Trigg Anderson ’23, Sydney Dombrovskis ’24, Maddie Miller ’23, Jack Schroeder ’23, and Olivia Upton ’25. They’ll compete against other student teams from independent colleges and universities in Virginia, discussing a variety of case studies related to this year’s theme, “Ethics and Digital Media.”
They’ll then present their deliberations to prominent individuals working in business, law, education, finance, journalism, and other fields.
“The VFIC event is great because it gives students the chance to interact with peers and professionals across the state, which helps build bridges in so many ways,” said team leader Dr. Laura Kicklighter, an associate professor and associate director of the Westover Honors College.
“Our team is a small but dedicated group of outstanding students. I’m so proud of what they’ve accomplished to prepare for this event. They’ve done a superb job of learning how to think on their feet and work cooperatively with their peers in developing stances on difficult topics like online privacy, free speech, trust, and transparency in digital spaces.”
The competition will begin with an opening session at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday in Virginia Wesleyan’s Blocker Auditorium, with the first rounds scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in various rooms in Blocker Hall and Greer Environmental Sciences Center. On Monday, rounds three and four will begin at 8:45 a.m.
The final round of competition will take place at 11:30 a.m. in Brock Theatre in the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center. The winning team will be announced at 12:45 p.m. on Monday.
For more information about the event, contact Dawn Greggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.