The CSUB Ethics Bowl team participated in the California Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition on December 3, 2016 at CSU, Chico, along with 17 other teams from 10 colleges and universities. In three rounds of competition against teams from Chapman University, CSU Chico, and Cabrillo College, the team insightfully discussed a wide range of ethical issues, including political correctness, abortion, and 3D-printed guns.
The six members of the team, David Baker, Stephanie Borges, Jennifer Fair, Francisco Holguin, Russell Ming, and Cristal Ronquillo, were coached by Dr. Nate Olson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy. The competition was the culmination of the team members’ semester-long work in Philosophy 4620: Internship in Practical Philosophy (which is offered each fall).
Support for the Ethics Bowl team was provided by the CSUB Teaching and Learning Center (through a Teaching Innovation Grant), the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, the Kegley Institute of Ethics and Gene Voiland, a board member of the Kegley Institute.