Cameron University team claims top ten finish at regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl

Students of Cameron University’s School of Business found success at the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl regional competition, held recently in San Antonio, Texas, sponsored by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Nicholas Kirschten, Lawton; Akissi Koffi, Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Minh Le, Hanoi, Vietnam; and David Wildman, Lawton, comprised the Cameron team, which participated in the competition under the guidance of Dr. Ken Masters, Associate Professor of Management and Virginia Brewczynski Endowed Chair in Business Leadership. The Cameron team placed sixth overall out of 22 teams, placing over teams from Oklahoma State University, the University of Central Oklahoma, Texas Wesleyan University, Southern Methodist University and Texas State University.  

“Cameron’s performance was excellent, given that we have not regularly fielded a team for this competition,” Masters says. “Participation in the tournament was made possible by the Virginia Brewczynski Endowed Chair in Business Leadership, which was endowed by donations from the Lawton Retail Merchants Association. The support of that organization plays a direct role in our ability to provide field experiences such as this competition for business students.”

The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) is an academic competition that combines excitement and fun with an educationally valuable experience in the areas of practical and professional ethics.

Teams argue and defend their moral assessment of some of the most troubling and complex ethical issues facing society today. The competition focuses on selected cases developed by APPE ethics faculty, researchers, and professionals; covering a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to, business, engineering, journalism, law, medicine, and social work. In the competitions students demonstrate their ability to understand the facts of the case, articulate the ethical principles involved in the case, present an effective argument on how the case should be resolved, and respond effectively to challenges put forth by the opposing team as well as the panel of expert judges.

 

Masters is currently recruiting for next year’s team, which is open to any Cameron undergraduate student. For more information, contact Masters at jmasters@cameron.edu.

 

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November 30, 2012

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