Anthropology Department Graduate Colloquium to Host Ethics Competition

Posted on 5/3/2013 10:19:56 AM

The Anthropology Department Graduate Colloquium will host an Ethics Bowl on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in McElhaney G-2.

The Ethics Bowl will pit two teams of four against each other in a debate. The teams are made up of M.A. students in the Applied Archaeology program who have prepared for three months to hone their knowledge of archaeological ethics and debate tactics. This event, modeled on a similar competition hosted by the Society for American Archaeology, offers students the opportunity to grapple with thorny ethical issues that are often faced by professional archaeologists.

The competition will be judged by John Kilmarx (IUP, associate VP for Academic Administration), Angela Jaillet-Wentling (GAI Consultants, Inc., archaeologist), and Lisa Dugas (URS, senior archaeologist). Angie and Lisa are both alumni of the Applied Archaeology program and veterans of Ethics Bowl competitions.

The Anthropology Department Graduate Colloquium is a student-run organization that provides opportunities for Anthropology graduate students to broaden their education. The Colloquium hosts approximately five events a year, including guest lectures and outings. The current Colloquium organizers are Jamie Dworsky and Mark Durante.

Department of Anthropology