Academics, Featured|January 27, 2012 4:30 pm

Hollins Students to Debate “Ethics and Integrity in Campus Relationships” at VFIC Ethics Bowl

Five students from Hollins University will participate in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ 13th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl on February 12-13, 2012, on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. The Hollins University team will compete head-to-head against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia’s 14 leading independent colleges and universities, debating a variety of case studies highlighting campus-based dilemmas.  The Hollins University student team members are: Morgan Conroy ’12; Jessica Hall ’12; Jennifer Hau ’12; Rachel O’Connell ’14; and Bethny Barrett ’15.

Many notables from the business sector, law, education, finance, journalism and other fields will listen to team presentations and offer reactions to the students’ presentations. 

The Ethics Bowl program will commence with an opening session on Sunday, February 12 at 2:45 p.m. at Shenandoah University’s Armstrong Concert Hall, with the first matches scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center.  On Monday, February 13, rounds 3 and 4 will begin at 8:30 a.m.  The final round of competition will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Ferrari Room of the Brandt Student Center.  The public is invited to attend the match sessions free of charge.  The winning team will be announced at 12:30 p.m. on Monday.  The team from Sweet Briar College took home the trophy at the 2011 Ethics Bowl.   

 Founded in 1952, the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges is a nonprofit fund-raising partnership supporting the programs and students of 15 leading independent colleges in the Commonwealth: Bridgewater College, Emory & Henry College, Hampden-Sydney College, Hollins University, Lynchburg College, Mary Baldwin College, Marymount University, Randolph College, Randolph-Macon College, Roanoke College, Shenandoah University, Sweet Briar College, University of Richmond, Virginia Wesleyan College and Washington & Lee University.

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