NCICU Holds its 10th Annual Ethics Bowl
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In a most unusual year, students from 15 private colleges in North Carolina participated in NCICU’s Annual Ethics Bowl, exploring ethical issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was held Saturday, February 20, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. via Zoom.
“The Ethics Bowl is both an academically challenging and a personally rewarding experience that our students look forward to each year,” said NCICU president Hope Williams. “Our Campus Coordinators were committed to holding the event this year even though it will be a very different format than in the past.”
Each Ethics Bowl team consists of four-to-six students. A campus coordinator works with the students to help them prepare for the competition which typically consists of four rounds over the two-days, plus semi-final and final rounds – all judged by a panel of corporate, community and government leaders. This year, in the virtual setting, each team made presentations on two selected cases: one involving vaccines and one relating to reopening of schools. While the presentations were not judged this year, guests who have previously served as judges provided feedback to the teams.
The NCICU Ethics Bowl is made possible by sponsorships that allow students to participate at no cost to themselves or their institutions.
“Students consistently cite the NCICU Ethics Bowl as a highlight of their college experience,” Williams said. “We deeply appreciate the corporate and civic leaders who make this event possible.”
PARTICIPATING COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Belmont Abby College
High Point University
Johnson C. Smith University
Mars Hill University
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Saint Augustine’s University
University of Mount Olive
William Peace University
ETHICS BOWL SPONSORS
SunTrust, now Truist
Sarah West and Tom Dominick
Mount Olive Pickle Company
McMillan Pazdan Smith
Liz and Steve Riley
Southern Bank and Trust