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5th Annual Moral Literacy Colloquium

When Mar 23, 2012
from 4:10 PM to 5:10 PM
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Join us at the Pennsylvania State University for the 5th Annual Moral Literacy Colloquium sponsored by the Rock Ethics Institute and the Willower Center for the Study of Leadership and Ethics. The theme of this year’s colloquium, From Awareness to Action:  Moral Courage in Educational Leadership, will provide a context for continued dialogue and exploration of themes and issues related to values and ethics in educational leadership.

The colloquium will operate with the usual two day format beginning Friday evening, March 23, at the Nittany Lion Inn, and continuing all day Saturday, March 24, in the nearby Rackley Building on the Penn State campus.

The program for Friday evening, March 23, will feature a keynote speaker, dinner at the Nittany Lion Inn, and lots of time for dialogue.  The program on Saturday, March 24, will include a limited number of individual papers as well as interactive workshop sessions.


View the complete colloquium program.


There is no fee associated with attending the colloquium; however you must be registered in advance to attend.  Register by contacting Nancy Tuana at by March 2, 2012.

Call for Papers

If you would like to deliver a paper or facilitate a workshop at the colloquium, we would be pleased to accept your proposal for consideration. Please note we have a capacity for a limited number of papers. Send us the title and a 150-word abstract for the proposed paper or workshop by Friday, March 2, 2012. We are particularly interested in papers that address the practical applications of moral literacy and moral courage. Send abstracts to the attention of Professor Nancy Tuana at


Participants who require lodging may make their own reservations at discounted rates at the following:

The Penn Stater (800-233-7505)

    • single occupancy $125/night + taxes
    • mention COLD12H for the group rate
    • discounted group rate available until February 22

Sleep Inn (814-235-1020)

    • single occupancy $89/night + taxes
    • mention Moral Literacy Colloquium for the group rate
    • discounted group rate available until March 9

Other hotels within reasonable distance include:Comfort Suites and Days Inn.  For these and other hotels, see