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Judges needed for Chicago H.S. Ethics Bowl Regional Competition

Illinois Tech's Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP) invites Lewis College faculty and staff to serve as judges at the Chicago High School Ethics Bowl Regional Competition which will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Illinois Tech's Mies (Main) Campus. The event is co-hosted by the University of Chicago's Winning Words program and CSEP. Teams from Chicago-area high schools—both public, charter, and private—will be competing, and it should be a day of lively discussion and debate!

During an ethics bowl, teams are presented with ethical dilemmas which they have had the opportunity to study and analyze and are asked questions about the cases. They are then judged on the quality of their analysis of each situation. The event is competitive but not adversarial—teams can agree but for different reasons. The format allows for teams to respond to each other, and to respond to questions from the judges; the goal is to raise students’ ethical awareness and sensitivity, encourage collaborative thinking and promote civil discourse.

The day will start at 8:30 a.m. with a judges' orientation and run until around 3:30 p.m. Judges will likely need to stay until 2:30 p.m. and are welcome to leave or stay to watch the final match of the day.

If you are interested in volunteering or have further questions, please contact Kelly Laas, CSEP Librarian. Please feel free to share this information with anyone who might be interested in participating in this event.