2012-13 Moravian Debate Team

Congratulations to the Moravian Ethics Debate Team!

Made it to Nationals! (Read about it)

On December 1st, 2012, the Moravian Ethics Bowl Team participated in the Eastern Regional Ethics Bowl competition held at Sacred Heart University. They competed against 18 teams, arguing cases and answering questions from a panel of judges about the cases the students have been analyzing and discussing during the semester.

Moravian made it to the semi-finals, qualifying for Nationals!

Top 4 teams from the 8 regions go on to the national competition. The 32 teams selected nationally will compete in the Seventeenth Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl which will be held on February 28, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.

Moravian Team

Kelsy-Ann Adams, 2014
Colton Krial, 2015
Ashley Newhart, 2015
Sarah Baiardi, 2016
Michelle Mason, 2016

Debate Team 2013


1. Colgate University First Place

2.  Buffalo State University Team 1 Second Place

3.  Moravian College and Villanova University (Tied forThird)

5.  Manhattan College

6.  Dartmouth

7.  St. John’s University

8.  St. Joseph’s University

Teams that did not make it past the quarterfinals

US Merchant Marines
West Point Academy
Buffalo State University Team 2
Marist Team I
Marist Team 2
Stevens Institute of Technology
Franklin Pierce University
Notre dame of Maryland
Sacred Heart University

The Moravian Debate Team competes in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB), sponsored by The Center of the Study of Ethics in the Professions at Illinois Institute of Technology. The IEB provides undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in a competitive tournament of ethical debates with undergraduate students from over 100 Universities and Colleges. The experience challenges student on various fronts and helps them develop invaluable educational skills for future success in the work force and in graduate school. Some of the skills they work on and practice throughout the year are the following:  

  • Public speaking.
  • Develop and articulate arguments.
  • Express their views and justification clearly and intelligibly.
  • Discern ethical issues.
  • Discern ethically relevant and irrelevant issues.
  • Discern the various ethical perspectives and viewpoints.

About IRB and The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Profession at Illinois Institute of Technology

“The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) combines the excitement and fun of a competitive tournament with a valuable educational experience for undergraduate students. Recognized widely by educators, the IEB has received special commendation for excellence and innovation from the American Philosophical Association, and received the 2006 American Philosophical Association/Philosophy Documentation Center's 2006 prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs. The format, rules, and procedures of the IEB all have been developed to model widely acknowledged best methods of reasoning in practical and professional ethics.” For more info on the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl:

2011 Moravian Debate Team

The 2011 Regional Competition will be held on November 12, 2011 and includes the following Universities and Colleges: Dartmouth, Villanova, Manhattan, Buffalo (SUNY), Marist, Franklin-Pierce, Notre Dame-Maryland, St. John's, Union, Husson, Stevens Institute of Technology, Colgate, and Buffalo Satate University.

About the Moravian Team

The Moravian Ethics Bowl Team is made up of five undergraduate students. They meet and practice bi-weekly, discussing the ethical cases provided by the Ethics Bowl Executive Board. Upon receiving the cases for the given year’s Regional competition, each team member investigates the ethics that line both sides of a given case. The Team prepares its arguments and possible rebuttals for each of the cases to prepare for competition at the Regional IEB.

  • Jackie Held

  • Abby Kaintz

  • Kelsey Adams

  • Lawrence Olejar

  • Genesis Ortega

2010 Moravian Debate Team

Made it to the quesrter finals