2023 Indiana High School Ethics Bowl Schedule and Information

Competition Schedule

Detailed match-up schedule

Match-up Schedule should open as a spreadsheet

Saturday, February 4, 2022

7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Check-In Hoover Hall: Wallace-Stewart Commons
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Hoover Hall: Main Dining Room
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome Julian: Atrium
9:10 – 10:10 a.m. Round 1 Julian: Floors 1 & 3
10:25 – 11:25 a.m. Round 2 Julian: Floors 1 & 3
11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Round 3 Julian: Floors 1 & 3
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch Prindle Institute: Great Room
1:40 – 2:00 p.m. Coaches Meeting Prindle Institute: Auditorium Lobby
2:00 p.m. Finalists announced Prindle Institute: Great Room
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Quarter-finals Prindle Institute & Bartlett Reflection Center
3:25 – 4:25 p.m. Semi-finals Prindle Institute
4:35 – 5:35 p.m. Finals Prindle Institute: Auditorium

Important Information

Map of DePauw University Campus

A detailed map of the campus, including Hoover Hall and Julian, can be accessed here.

Directions from Julian to the Prindle Institute

If using a maps app, type in “Prindle Institute for Ethics.” Do not use our address, as it often leads to the wrong location.

  • Exit the Julian parking lot on Hanna Street heading west, towards Blackstock Stadium.
  • Turn left onto Jackson Street.
  • Continue on Jackson Street for 0.6 miles.
  • Turn right onto County Road 200 S (look for black and yellow sign for the Prindle Institute and Nature Park).
  • Follow the road until you reach the Prindle Institute gates.
  • Enter gates and immediately turn right into the parking lot.
  • Take the switchback trail to walk up to the building.

NOTE: Accessible parking is located on the circular parking lot in front of the building.

Contact Numbers

Emily Knuth, Associate Director: (765) 720-5352

Jeff Dunn, Director: (765) 720-0419

Quick Bites

Starbucks: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m., 2 E. Washington Street

Myers’ Market (deli sandwiches and soups): 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 302 E. Washington Street

TapHouse Burgers (fries, burgers and shakes): 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., 24 Indiana Street

Marvin’s (fries, pizza and the legendary garlic cheeseburger): 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., 202 S. College Ave.


Letter from the Director

Dear High School Ethics Bowler,

We are so excited to welcome you to DePauw University and the Prindle Institute for Ethics for the 9th Annual Indiana High School Ethics Bowl. It is always one of our favorite times of year at the Prindle Institute, and this year is especially meaningful as we are holding the competition in person for the first time since 2020.

High School Ethics Bowl cultivates a unique set of important skills. Through ethics bowl you learn how to consider multiple perspectives and evaluate arguments for different viewpoints. It is important in a world where many refuse to engage with other people and other perspectives. Through ethics bowl you learn to be critical and offer incisive criticism in good faith. Such criticism is not combative or unfriendly; instead, this kind of criticism shows deep respect for others’ views and their arguments. Through ethics bowl you learn that things are often more complex than they seem. Our first reaction to a case may evolve after collaborative discussion with others. And finally, through ethics bowl you learn to think about moral issues. These moral issues are among the most critical to consider, because they involve judgments about what is valuable and what really matters.

Considering other perspectives, offering criticism, seeing complexity, thinking through what is valuable; these skills are important because they contribute to a well-rounded and flourishing human life. But they are also of practical importance. Democratic societies depend on citizens who can deploy these skills in the public sphere. Employers in both the private and public sectors crave critical, creative thinkers who have the ability to think about what matters most.

High School Ethics Bowl, because it cultivates these important skills, really is a special event.

Have a great time today. I have been a judge for High School Ethics Bowl for many years and have seen the tremendous preparation that goes into competing. Even before your first round you should be proud of the preparation that got you to this point. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time to talk about more opportunities to continue thinking carefully about ethics, including our Prindle Ethics Scholarships. The Prindle Institute is excited to partner with students and educators who are passionate about this work.

Best wishes,
Jeffrey Dunn
Phyllis W. Nicholas Director

Participating Schools

Cloverdale High School Chelsea Meluch Cmeluch@cloverdale.k12.in.us
Culver Academies Evan Dutmer evan.dutmer@culver.org
Fishers High School Chris Edwards cedwards@hse.k12.in.us
Greencastle High School Ted Bitner tedbitner@depauw.edu
Herron High School Dave Pappas dpappas@herronhighschool.org
Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities Dain Kavars dwkavars@bsu.edu
Northview High School Nathan Logue loguena@clay.k12.in.us
Purdue Polytechnic High School Englewood Jacob Waterman jwaterman@pphs.purdue.edu
South Putnam Leah Henry Lhenry@sputnam.k12.in.us
Zionsville Community High School Danielle Wilson dwilson@zcs.k12.in.us

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