DeSales University has hosted the Fleming Institute Business Ethics Bowl Competitions since 2010 with undergraduate and graduate students participating among distinguished teams from Lehigh Valley institutions. In 2010 and 2011, Muhlenberg College teams were recognized as the Grand Champions; and in 2012, the DeSales University team was recognized as Grand Champion.
According to founder, Richard Fleming, the Institute hopes to create a meaningful dialogue between academia and business by fostering the study of both principles and practical case histories by students who will be our business leaders of tomorrow. These competitions help build an awareness of ethical behavior in the business world leading graduates toward resolving future ethical problems that unfold for them.
Two to five students comprise an ethics bowl team and team advisors are responsible for submitting the team applications by a specified date. The business ethics cases are sent to team advisors shortly after receipt of the team registration. Team Registration Link: --------
Round One: Each team will be given a case and asked to respond to the questions. Teams will conduct a presentation to a panel of judges. Presentations are not to exceed 20 minutes and will be followed by approximately 5-10 minutes of questioning from the judges. Three to five teams (actual number dependent upon number of competing teams) will be chosen to proceed to the final round.
Final Round: Finalists will present a scenario related to the original case to the panel of judges. Presentations are not to exceed 10 minutes and will be followed by approximately 5-10 minutes of questioning from the judges. First- and second-place teams will be announced at the end of the day.
Event Details for 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013 in the White Pavilion, University Center.
The following executives served as judges for the 2012 Ethics Bowl Competition:
|Larry Deal, The Heart Care Group
||Emil W. Kantra, II, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C.
|Andrew Gildner, Keystone Technology, LLC
||Christopher J. Romano, Merrill Lynch
|Shelbi R. Gourniak, Rodale, Inc.
||Kevin Schmidt, The Neffs National Bank
|Richard Jennings, Fulton Financial Advisors
||Rev. Dr. Sherrie Sneed, Pocono Medical Center
|Audra J. Kahr, Cedar Crest College
||Gene Yacapsin, Hertz Equipment Corporation
The Fleming Institute Ethics Bowl Competition awards total $4,500 and they will be awarded at the Division of Business Senior Awards Dinner in late spring. This date is forthcoming.
Dr. Charles G. Jobs
Division of Business
(610) 282-1100, ext. 1217