2023 Indiana High School Ethics Bowl Schedule and Information
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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|
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.
Emily Knuth, Associate Director: (765) 720-5352
Jeff Dunn, Director: (765) 720-0419
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.
Phyllis W. Nicholas Director
|Cloverdale High School||Chelsea Meluch||Cmeluch@cloverdale.k12.in.us|
|Culver Academies||Evan Dutmerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fishers High School||Chris Edwardsemail@example.com|
|Greencastle High School||Ted Bitnerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Herron High School||Dave Pappasemail@example.com|
|Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities||Dain Kavarsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Northview High School||Nathan Logueemail@example.com|
|Purdue Polytechnic High School Englewood||Jacob Watermanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|South Putnam||Leah Henry||Lhenry@sputnam.k12.in.us|
|Zionsville Community High School||Danielle Wilsonemail@example.com|