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Student Debaters to Argue Moral Issue on County Ethics Day

November 16, 2011

The afternoon portion of the first-ever Palm Beach County Ethics Awareness Day on Friday will feature an exhibition by Palm Beach Atlantic University’s ethics bowl competition team.

PBA's Ethics Bowl Team members include (from left) Cary Bible, Greg Bromley, Lindsay Matz, Justin Dalrymple and Sky Gray.
PBA's Ethics Bowl Team members include (from left) Cary Bible, Greg Bromley, Lindsay Matz, Justin Dalrymple and Sky Gray.

The event, which begins at 3 p.m. in MacArthur Hall Room 1291 on PBA’s main campus, is free and open to the public.

The five-member ethics bowl team, which recently participated in the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl in St. Petersburg, will debate the ethics of grade inflation. The team consists of pre-law and philosophy double-majors Greg Bromley and Sky Gray; pre-law major and philosophy minor Lindsay Matz; and philosophy majors Cary Bible and Justin Dalrymple.

After the debate, a three-member panel will discuss the question, "What is ethics?" Moderating the panel discussion will be Robert M. Meyers, former executive director of the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics.

The scheduled panelists are David Baker, a shareholder in the law firm of Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsey and chairman of the Palm Beach County Ethics Ordinance Drafting Committee; real estate and business attorney Manuel Farach, who also serves as vice chair of the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics; and Associate Professor of Philosophy Dr. Craig Hanson, who teaches courses in logic, ethics, medical ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind and others at Palm Beach Atlantic.

Ethics Awareness Day is presented by the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics. The day begins with a morning program from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners’ chambers at the Palm Beach County Governmental Center in downtown West Palm Beach. The program will feature a keynote address by Ethics Commissioner Robin Fiore, followed by a panel discussion on Transparency and Accountability in Local Government: Past, Present and Future.

The afternoon program will be held at PBA from 3 to 5 p.m., and the evening program runs from 7 to 8:45 p.m. at Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter Campus. During the evening program, the Office of Inspector General and the Commission on Ethics will discuss initiatives in ethics moving forward in Palm Beach County.

For a complete schedule of events, please visit the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics web site: www.palmbeachcountyethics.com.

 

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