November 2, 2005
WHAT: St. Mary’s University will host the Eighth Annual South Central Texas regional Ethics Bowl featuring teams from state universities and colleges that will be judged on questions concerning ethical choices in real-world case studies.
WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.
WHERE: Raba Law Building and the Albert B. Alkek Business Building.
OF INTEREST: The topics for this year’s competition range from parents monitoring a child’s buying and eating habits, studying the effects of pesticides in humans, relationships, and European Union regulations on genetically modified agricultural products, to human testing of pesticides, health care, the use of eminent domain for private development, and the aiding of Chinese censorship laws by multinational corporations. In addition to St. Mary’s, participants will include Eastfield College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, San Antonio College, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas Lutheran University, University of Texas-Pan American. Texas schools send teams to the regional Ethics Bowl to prepare them for national competition.
For more informationm contact Rober Boyd Skipper, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy at St. Mary’s, at (210) 431-6857.