The third ever UCF Ethics Bowl Competition was held on March 1st, 2009 (9.45-4.15 p.m. in the UCF Teaching Academy)!  The teams were as follows:

ARRR!
The Others
The Researchers

The Straight Talk Express

These teams competed in two rounds of competition from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm to determine the seeding  order for the semifinal round which went from 2.00 pm to 3.05 pm.  The seeding  ordere was:

The Straight Talk Express (1st)
ARRR!
(2nd)
The Researchers
(3rd)
The Others (4th)

In the final round, The Others defeated ARRR! becoming competition champions.

Congratulations to both of these teams, and to ALL of the UCF ethics bowl teams that participated and did such a commendable job! It was a truly thought-provoking and conversation-starting event for all involved. Further, it is very important to thank all of the people who helped to make the 3rd UCF Ethics Bowl a success.


Judges and Moderators:

Mason Cash, Department of Philosophy
Arup Guha, Engineering & Computer Science
Ronnie Hawkins, Department of Philosophy
Trig Johnson, Department of Philosophy
Shelley Park, Department of Philosophy
Bill Schaeffer, Attorney, UCF Alumnus
Michael Strawser, Department of Philosophy
Sharon Wyly, Valencia CC – Digital Media Program

Ethics Bowl Organizers:

Nancy Stanlick, Department of Philosophy
Michael Strawser, Department of Philosophy
Martha Marinara, QEP for Information Fluency and Department of English
Hank Lewis, Information Fluency
Robert Slade, UCF Civil Engineering Major and IF/Philosophy/Core Commitments Assistant
John Townsend, UCF Philosophy Major and Core Commitments Assistant

Faculty Coaches and Sponsors:

Dr. Kimberly Schneider
Dr. Madi Dogariu
Dr. Michael Strawser

Competing Students:

ARRR!
Raafia Baboolal, Rose Crutcher, Ruth Strakosha

The Others
Ana Dela Rosa, Holly Parham, Ricardo Rampersad, Daniel Westhoven

The Researchers
Javed Khan, Paul Biscardi, Rachel King, Brianna Sheahan, Stacey Mont, Amber Dukes

The Straight Talk Express
Alexander Kaplan, Tim Mason, Ross Harrison, John Townsend

The UCF Ethics Bowl was presented by:

The Association of American Colleges and Universities’ Grant Project, Core Commitments: Educating Students for Personal and Social Responsibility
The UCF Quality Enhancement Plan for Information Fluency
The UCF Department of Philosophy
The UCF Ethics Center Initiative
The UCF Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

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