Student Ethics Symposium 2013

The Student Ethics Symposium is one of the events held during Parent's Weekend.

Subcommittee for the Ethics Symposium:
Peter Wicks (Chair)
Cynthia Nielsen
Mark Wilson

Awards Presented:

  • Edith Stein Student Research Award in Ethics
    Mary C. Finnegan
    "The Case for Moral Education Reform"
  • The Augustine Award in Ethics
    Not awarded in 2013
  • The Socrates Award in Ethics
    Julie Micalizzi
    "Can Aristotle's Ethics Be Vindicated? A Discussion on MacIntyre"


Charles D. Bates
“A Critique of Milton Friedman's 'The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Make a Profit'”

Samuel S. Chung
"An Overlooked Ethical Issue: Abstinence"

Nicholas R. Di Paola
"The Value of Suffering"

Mary C. Finnegan
"The Case for Moral Education Reform"

Thomas Garvey
"The Integrity of Utilitarianism"

Dylan Gray
"Lance Armstrong: A Modern Platontian Experiment"

Mary Catherine Hickey
"Groarke on Freedom"

Felicity Johnson
"War and Christianity"

Osagie Johnson
"The Fallacy of the Facebook Friendship"

David Kim
"Synthesizing a Complete War Ethic: Obama's Consideration of Humanity's Faults and Hopes"

Julie Micalizzi
"Can Aristotle's Ethics Be Vindicated? A Discussion of MacIntyre"

Mark Mullany
"The Essence of Equality to the Good Education"

Alyssa Suhm
"Unintended Consequences"

John Szot
"Veterns and Homelessness: On the Lack of Extra Moral Obligation to Former Soldiers"

Socrates Award Winner
Julie Micalizzi and Dr. Doorley
Edith Stein Award Winner
Mary Finnegan and Dr. Doorley
Symposium participants and Ethics Faculty members Mark Doorley, Cynthia Nielsen, and Peter Wicks
Ethics Faculty and Staff
Ethics Program Faculty: Mark Doorley, Mary Quilter, Brett Wilmot, Peter Wicks, Kevin Vander Schel, and Cynthia Nielsen


Here are some of our past and upcoming events. Visit this section often to keep up-to-date on all of the exciting things happening in the program.

Annual Ethics Lecture

Ethics for Lunch Schedule

Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium

Annual Praxis Award in Professional Ethics

Learn more about the Catherine of Siena Ethics Teaching Fellowship

Returning Soldiers' Project