2015 Essay Topics
||Christian Weeks, Computer Science
||Topic: Through a Glass Darkly
||1st Prize: $1,500 Scholarship
||Savanna Sullivan, Biological Sciences
||Topic: Heritage or Heresy
||2nd Prize: $1,000 Scholarship
||Schuyler Easterling, Marketing
||Topic: To Bee or Not to Bee
||3rd Prize: $500 Scholarship
||Megan Brovan, English
||Topic: Faith Healers
Ethics Across the Curriculum K-12 Scholarship
Over the last several years, as a benefit of membership in the Rutland Ethics Alliance at
certain levels, and as a means of outreach into the community, scholarships have been
provided for K-12 teachers to attend a one day version of EAC K-12. Drs. Wueste and Fishman
have created and offered this program.
Preparations are in process with the various Upstate superintendents to seek nominations for
the 2014 session of Ethics Across
the Curriculum K-12
for teachers is planned for Tuesday, July 8th. 2014 scholarship
awardee and sponsor information will post soon.
In 2013 ELEVEN K-12 teachers were awarded scholarships to attend a session. They represented
2 high schools, 3 middle schools and 6 elementary schools from 5 school districts in the Upstate.
Click here to view the 2013 recipients
The Rutland Institute for Ethics stepped up to provide a championship cup for the
International Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, an annual ethics competition sponsored by the
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.
The “Rutland Cup,” as it almost immediately came to be called, made its debut at the 20th
International Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, which took place at the annual meeting of the
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics in Jacksonville, Florida, February 27, 2014.
The names of the schools that have won the championship since it began in 1995 as well
this year’s winner, the University of Montana, are engraved on the base of the Cup. This
practice will continue from now on. The Rutland Cup is a lasting indicator of the Rutland
Institute’s commitment to promoting ethics across the country, indeed around the world!
2014 Rutland Cup Winners
Ida Spruill, PhD, RN, LISW, FAAN
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Medical University of South Carolina
Ida Spruill, a nurse, faculty member and researcher in the College of Nursing at the
Medical University of South Carolina, is the inaugural recipient of the Rutland Institute’s
“Bringing Ethics into Focus” Award. Spruill is recognized for her accomplishments in health
care research resulting in dramatic health improvements in individuals and communities.
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