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by admin Mar 30, 2015

Sunset Blvd.: Questions for Reflection


This week's installment in the "Ethical Dilemmas on Film" Series at the State Theatre is the 1950 film noir classic Sunset Boulevard. Here are some things to consider as you reflect on the film: Sunset Blvd.: Questions for Reflection - Read More…

Summer Road Trip Podcast Selections


Getting ready for an end of summer road trip? Possibly one to an abandoned place? Need something entertaining for that long drive? Not to worry! I’ve got you covered with some podcast selections that not only have been on my heavy rotation, but that also touch on ethics through a wide variety of lenses. Summer Road Trip Podcast Selections - Read More…

Summer Reading: Speculative Fiction and the Power of Language


Looking for a beach read this summer, but craving something off the beaten path from your usual reads? Well, look no further because I’ve rounded up three speculative fiction selections for your perusal. Summer Reading: Speculative Fiction and the Power of Language - Read More…

State Theater Films and Community Dialogue on Ethics


This semester, Lisa Sternlieb, Associate Professor of English at Penn State's University Park Campus, is offering a 1-credit course entitled Ethical Dilemmas on Film. The films will be screened Monday nights at 7:00pm at the State Theatre, with discussion to follow immediately afterwards. We at the Rock have teamed up with Prof. Sternlieb to continue the discussion of these films, and of the ethical questions they encourage us to pose and think through, online, here on our Speak Up blog. State Theater Films and Community Dialogue on Ethics - Read More…

Stand Up, Speak Up


The Penn State Rock Ethics Institute is launching a new campaign to raise awareness concerning the ethical challenges we face in our personal lives, our professional lives, and as citizens. Stand Up, Speak Up - Read More…

Stand Up Awards


Want to change the world? Stand up. In the classroom, stand up for intellectual rigor and honest achievement. In the workplace, stand up for the customer and the shareholder. In the community, stand up for all voices, and for those without a voice. In your world, stand up. Stand Up Awards - Read More…

Spring Cleaning: Running Habits and Ethical Obligations


Over the past few years, as running has experienced a resurgence in popularity, several articles have been published on the concerns over impact of races on indigenous wildlife populations and the waste generated by running events. These concerns raise the question as to whether or not runners have an ethical obligation to protect the planet from potential harm and to preserve the planet for future generations of runners? Spring Cleaning: Running Habits and Ethical Obligations - Read More…

Social Networking, Politics, and 'Friends'


If your Facebook news feed has been anything like mine this week, you're seeing a lot of talk about the results of Tuesday's elections. Just as important as who won and why, and whether we ought to be more relieved or concerned, it seems, is the stance we are now going to take towards those in our circle of 'Friends' who have offended us in some way or another over the course of the last several months. Social Networking, Politics, and 'Friends' - Read More…