UNL Ethics Bowl competes in Costa Mesa

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January 9, 2015

The UNL Ethics Bowl Team has earned a bid to the national Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition in Costa Mesa, Calif., which will be held Feb. 22. The competition is sponsored by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. In the competition, teams are tasked with arguing and defending their moral assessment of some of complex ethical issues, based on cases developed by the APPE. Questions address a wide array of topics in business and professional ethics, in personal relationships, and in social and political affairs.

The UNL team will compete with 31 other teams. Members of the UNL team are Avery Messing, Drew Dudley, Kyle Kettler and Taylor Birdwell. The team is coached by graduate students Allison Fritz and Adam Thompson, along with assistant coaches Chelsea Richardson and Shane George. The faculty advisor is Aaron Bronfman, assistant professor of philosophy. The team competed last year in the national competition and were ranked 14th in the nation.