Seven students from Shenandoah University will participate in The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’s (VFIC) 16th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 8, and Monday, Feb. 9, on the campus of Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.
The Shenandoah University teams will compete head-to-head against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia’s 14 leading independent colleges and universities, debating a variety of case studies highlighting ethical dilemmas. The members of the Shenandoah student teams are: William Arens, senior; Genevieve Arens, senior; Nader Hussein, junior; Mary Miller, senior; Jo Ann Baettinger, freshman; Alex Camey, sophomore; and Renee Sogueco, junior. The faculty coordinator for the teams is Professor of Philosophy and Religion Barry Penn-Hollar, Ph.D.
Many notable personalities from business, law, education, finance, journalism and other fields will listen to team presentations and offer reactions to the students’ presentations.
The Ethics Bowl program will commence with an opening session on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2:30 p.m. at Marymount’s Rowley Hall, Room G127, with the first matches scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in various classrooms throughout Rowley Hall.
On Monday, Feb. 9, rounds 3 and 4 will begin at 8:45 a.m. The final round of competition will take place at 11 a.m. in the Reinsch Auditorium.
The public is invited to attend the match sessions free of charge. The winning team will be announced at 12:15 p.m. on Monday. The team from Hollins University took home the Batten Trophy at the 2014 Ethics Bowl.
Founded in 1952, the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges is a nonprofit fund-raising partnership supporting the programs and students of 15 leading independent colleges in the Commonwealth: Bridgewater College, Emory & Henry College, Hampden-Sydney College, Hollins University, Lynchburg College, Mary Baldwin College, Marymount University, Randolph College, Randolph-Macon College, Roanoke College, Shenandoah University, Sweet Briar College, University of Richmond, Virginia Wesleyan College and Washington & Lee University. For additional information on the VFIC, visit www.vfic.org