The 4th Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium
DePauw University — April 7-9, 2011

DePauw University invites you to take part in the Undergraduate Ethics Symposium at the Prindle Institute for Ethics, a center for interdisciplinary reflection on ethical issues. This symposium is an opportunity to engage in dialogue with leading scholars and professionals about today’s ethical concerns.
Although students may write about any ethical issue, this year we especially encourage submissions focusing on personal morality, as well as environmental ethics, bio-medical ethics, media ethics, feminist ethics, and diversity.  Students may submit an argumentative, interpretive or analytic essay or a creative piece. Accepted students’ work will be the primary focus of the symposium workshops.

• Participating students attend seminars with distinguished visiting scholars or professionals.
• Students’ travel (up to $400), lodging, and meals while at DePauw will be covered by the Institute
• Accepted work will be published.

• Deadline : February 1, 2011
• Submit to Linda Clute at
• All submissions should be electronic; texts should be MS Word, not pdf.
• Place name and collegiate affiliation on separate page.
• Guidelines:
▪         Argumentative, analytic and interpretive essays should be submitted in Chicago style with a 3,500 word limit.
▪         Fiction should also be submitted in Chicago style with a 3,500 word limit;  poets should submit 5-10 poems, not more than 10 pages total.
▪         Playwrights and screenwriters should submit a single work, up to 10 pages in length.
▪         Film makers and documentarians should submit a single work, up to 10 minutes long.
▪         Photographers should submit approximately 10 photographs or a video accompanied by a short description.

Notification: March 1, 2011

Speakers and Workshop Leaders
Robert G. Bottoms, President of Seabury Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, and President Emeritus of DePauw University
June Cross, Columbia University Professor, Award-winning Television and Documentary Producer, and Author of the Memoir, Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away
A. Rafik Mohamed, Sociology Professor at Clayton State University, Author of Dorm Room Dealers:  Drugs and the Privileges of Race and Class
Alison Bailey, Philosophy Professor and Acting Director of Women’s Studies, Illinois State University, Editor of The Feminist Philosophy Reader

For additional information about the 2011 DePauw Undergraduate Ethics Symposium, or the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, please visit or call 765.658.4075.