Texas Regional Ethics Bowl
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas
Cases for 2014: http://skipperweb.org/ethicsbowl/2014/2014_cases.pdf
The Texas Regional Ethics Bowl serves as a qualifying event for the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB, or, informally, the national ethics bowl), which will take place on February 19, 2014 in Costa Mesa, California. (Note that this will be held a week earlier than traditionally.) Both the national and regional ethics bowls are sponsored by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE). For more information on the IEB and for names of other regional bowls, follow this link: National Ethics Bowl.
The consequences of placing high. The top (three or
four ) teams of the TREB received a trophy. (The exact number will
depend on several factors.) Our arrangement with APPE works this way.
Our regional event has a number of places determined by the total
number of teams competing in regional bowls around the country.
The top three or four schools from our event (not the top
teams) will receive an invitation to send one team each to the
national event. Schools who have two or more winning teams only receive
a single invitation. If a school with a winning team declines to accept
the invitation, it passes down the list again.
Cases. I selected our cases from a pool of fifteen, written by a committee for use by all regional events.
*** New restriction:
Since this event is sponsored by APPE, they have placed a new
requirement that each team have one individual or one institutional
member of APPE. In most cases, this should not cause a problem, since
someone at your school will probably me a member of APPE anyway. But it may be a hardship.
Online Registration: Deadline for registration is October 18, 2014. http://skipperweb.org/ethicsbowl/register_2014.html
Fees. The fee this year is $100 dollars per team. Explanation:
APPE collects $50 per team to help defray the cost of the national
event, and I collect $50 to defray the cost of the regional event. The
$50 that I charge defrays the cost of six t-shirts, six catered meals, and the
supplies. No more than two teams from a school may enter. You do not need to make out a separate
check to APPE. Make all checks payable to St. Mary's
University, and send them to:
Robert Boyd Skipper, Ph.D.
In case the check gets misplaced, please put "Ethics Bowl registration" or some such comment in the memo space.