Achievements: Crawford, Gosselin, and the Ethics Bowl team

Photo Credit: Sidnie White Crawford, Dave Gosselin, Ethics Bowl team
Wed, 01/07/2015 - 08:38

Dave Gosselin, natural resources, was re-elected member-at-large of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors executive committee through September 2016. The council is part of the National Council for Science and the Environment.

Sidnie White Crawford, professor of classics and religious studies, was elected to serve on the Council of the Society for Biblical Literature. The council is the governing body of SBL and determines its general policies and program initiatives and appoints committees, editors and additional representatives as needed. SBL is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies, with more than 8,500 international members. Crawford is also the chair of the board of the Albright Institute in Jerusalem, in its American Schools of Oriental Research Center.

The UNL Ethics Bowl Team has earned a bid to the national Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition in Costa Mesa, Calif., which will be held Feb. 22. The competition is sponsored by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. In the competition, teams are tasked with arguing and defending their moral assessment of some of complex ethical issues, based on cases developed by the APPE. Questions address a wide array of topics in business and professional ethics, in personal relationships, and in social and political affairs.

The UNL team will compete with 31 other teams. Members of the UNL team are Avery Messing, Drew Dudley, Kyle Kettler and Taylor Birdwell. The team is coached by graduate students Allison Fritz andAdam Thompson, along with assistant coaches Chelsea Richardson **and **Shane George. The faculty advisor is Aaron Bronfman, assistant professor of philosophy. The team competed last year in the national competition and were ranked 14th in the nation.