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GMC to Hold Spring Ethics Bowl

Georgia Military College will hold the school’s Spring Ethics Bowl on May 7, 2010 in Milledgeville. Teams from six of the college’s eight campuses will compete, including Augusta, Columbus, Fairburn, Milledgeville, Valdosta and Warner Robins. The competition will take place from 2-6 PM in the New Academic Building. The winning team of Georgia Military College’s Ethics Bowl will go on to compete in a Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowlsm later this year. According to the Association of Practical and Professional Ethics, the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) is a team competition that combines the excitement and fun of a competitive tournament with an innovative approach to education in practical and professional ethics for undergraduate students. In the IEB, each team receives a set of cases which raise issues in practical and professional ethics in advance of the competition and prepare an analysis of each case. At the competition, a moderator poses questions, based on a case taken from that set, to the teams. A panel of judges may probe the teams for further justifications and evaluates answers. Rating criteria are intelligibility, focus on ethically relevant considerations, avoidance of ethical irrelevance and deliberative thoughtfulness.