Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
October 24, 2006

Schreiner University Students to Compete at Ethics Match  

Four Schreiner University students will participate in Ethics Match 2006 Nov. 16-17 in Fort Worth.  Team members Ileana Espinosa, Harlingen; Greg Kirkham, League City; Jennifer King, Elmira, New York; and Wes Blankman, Hunt, will compete along with more than a dozen other teams from private colleges across the state of Texas.  

Schreiner Ethics Team Members 2006Picture left to right are Ethics Match team members, Ileana Espinosa, Harlingen; Greg Kirkham, League City; Jennifer King, Elmira, New York; and Wes Blankman, Hunt. On the back row is Dr. Charles Torti, Schreiner assistant professor of business administration and the team’s faculty sponsor.

Ethics Match flyer Dr. Charles Torti, assistant professor of business administration at Schreiner, serves as the team’s faculty sponsor.

“The purpose of the match is to enrich educational opportunities for students by providing a forum for discussion of applied business ethics,” said Torti. “In addition, the event is expected to raise awareness of the value of independent higher education, and of the thoughtful discussion and reasoned argument that are the cornerstones of a liberal arts education.”

The Texas Independent College Fund will host the competition for the 68 students in teams of three to four, representing various private universities from around the state.  

Ethics Match 2006 is an opportunity for students to display their reasoning skills while debating current hot issues in business ethics with other students. The debaters will focus on 12 case studies about ethics in business, with eight of those to be provided to the students beforehand. Topics will include: drug marketing, insider trading, truth in advertising, accepting gifts, competitive bids, employee theft, human resources practices and sales practices.

For more information, contact Torti at 830-792-7255 or by e-mail at cwtorti@schreiner.edu.

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