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Sport Ethics Conference

Join us at the Sport Ethics Conference to engage in a discussion on the integration of ethics into sports organizations and practices. Penn State sport practitioners and administrators will raise issues and ethical concerns that they face in their day-to-day engagement in sport. To help navigate the issues and concerns in a more ethically sound manner, world leading sport ethicist will provide a critical analysis of them. The following are some of the topics that will be explored: athletes’ role modeling, the pedagogical potential of sport participation, the environmental impact of sport events organization, and the commercialization of sport.
by Rob Peeler Mar 16, 2017
When Apr 06, 2017 10:00 AM to
Apr 07, 2017 5:00 PM
Where 110 Henderson Building, University Park, PA 16802
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About the Conference

Join us at the Center for the Study of Sports in Society's premiere event. The Sport Ethics Conference will engage in a discussion on the integration of ethics into sports organizations and practices. Penn State sport practitioners and administrators will raise issues and ethical concerns that they face in their day-to-day engagement in sport. To help navigate these issues and concerns in a more ethically sound manner, some of the world's leading sport ethicists will provide a critical analysis of them. The following are some of the topics that will be explored: athletes’ role modeling, the pedagogical potential of sport participation, the environmental impact of sport events organization, and the commercialization of sport. 

Note that you do not need to attend the entire conference to register. A program events will be posted as it gets closer to the event.

This conference is approved for SARI@PSU participation credit. 

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Program of Events

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Speakers

Sandy Barbour
Director of Athletics, Penn State

Michael D. Burroughs
Associate Director of the Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State

Maureen Cooper 
Commonwealth Campuses Athletics Administrator, Penn State

Mark Dyreson 
Professor of Kinesiology, Penn State

Roy Eisenhardt
former President of Oakland Athletics 

Douglas R. Hochstetler 
Professor of Kinesiology, Penn State Lehigh Valley

Peter Hopsicker
Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Penn State Altoona

Abraham Khan
Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Communication Arts & Sciences, Penn State

Shawn Klein
The Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship, Arizona State University

Andrew Krebs
Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Penn State Smeal College of Business

Robert S. Kretchmar
Professor of Kinesiology,  Penn State

Mike McNamee 
Professor of Sports Science, Swansea University

Russ Rose
Women’s Volleyball Coach, Penn State

Steve Ross
Director of the Institute for Sports Law, Policy, and Research, Penn State

Jaime Schultz
Professor of Kinesiology, Penn State

Ted Toadvine
Director of the Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State

Cesar R. Torres 
Professor of Kinesiology College at Brockport, SUNY

Joseph Weiler
Professor of Law, University of British Columbia

Stephen Wenn 
Professor of Kinesiology & Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University

Student Essay Award Contest

The Penn State Center for the Study of Sport in Society announces a student award competition hosted during the organization of the Sport Ethics Conference, April 6-7, 2017.

A panel of members of the center will grant the award to an essay of outstanding quality addressing any ethical issue arising in sport.

ELIGIBILITY

Any student enrolled in an undergraduate, masters, or doctoral program at conference time (or who graduated prior to the conference in the calendar year corresponding to the award).

REQUIREMENTS

Candidates should submit, by March 1, 2017 a formal essay that addresses ethical issues related to sport.

GUIDELINES

    • Maximum length - 3,000 words (including footnotes or endnotes). References do not count toward word limit. Longer papers will not be accepted. Include word count with name and affiliation separately. 
    • Text in standard format: double-spaced, one inch margins; word-processing font size no smaller than 12.
    • Submissions are limited to one per student.
    • The writer shall attend the convention and present the paper. Inability to present onsite forfeits the award, which shall be awarded to the next ranked paper.

Submit paper electronically as a Word document (blind-review ready) to: Francisco Javier Lopez Frias (fjl13@psu.edu)

ABOUT THE PENN STATE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SPORT IN SOCIETY

The center will be charged with supporting research, teaching, public programs and service across Penn State related to the study of sport and its cultural, economic and social impact. The center hopes to bring academics and sports officials together on topics such as changes in football rules and protocols to improve safety, the use and misuse of data and the gap between data analysts and those without math backgrounds, and the disparity of opportunity for competitive youth sports in underprivileged and communities of color. 

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