CSU, Chico News

Ethics Bowl Comes to Chico State in December

Date: 11-10-2010

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Becky Cox-White
Department of Philosophy

On Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, California State University, Chico will host the California Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Teams from five universities will compete for the opportunity to represent California at the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in Cincinnati in March 2011.

Last year, CSU, Chico placed second in the regional competition, which it also hosted. Universities competing in this year’s ethics bowl, in addition to CSU, Chico, include the National Hispanic University; University of California, Santa Cruz; San Jose State University; University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business; and USC, Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics.

The Ethics Bowl, a competitive academic game modeled loosely on the television program “College Bowl,” is designed to develop students’ abilities in ethical analysis and judgment. A moderator poses questions on ethical issues to student teams. The issues may concern professional, social, political or personal ethics. Students prepare for the Ethics Bowl in a class called Regional Ethics Bowl taught by Becky Cox-White, professor of philosophy.

“The CSU, Chico Ethics Bowl enhances our reputation between campuses, across campus and within the community,” said White. “We are pleased to be hosting it once again.”

The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, located at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, sponsors the competitions.

For more information, call White at 530-898-4730 or e-mail her at bcwhite@csuchico.edu.