Congratulations to KSU's Mock Trial Team!
At the American Mock Trial Association's 2013 National Championship Tournament, the KSU Mock Trial Team won the organization's top award for exemplifying the ideals of honesty, civility and fair play. The winner of the U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy Spirit of AMTA Award is determined by the students, based on a vote by team captains. In addition, KSU's performance in four rounds of competition earned the team a 12th place finish, just behind #11 Yale and just ahead of #13 UC-Berkeley. KSU senior Eric Butler was named All-American witness for achieving the highest witness score in the division, for his portrayal of a doctor specializing in water sports injury prevention. Political Science major Misty Gann served as this year as team captain. Dr. Elizabeth Gordon, professor of political science, serves as the team's coach and faculty advisor.
SIEGEL INSTITUTE / ALLIANCE THEATRE 2013-2014 PARTNERSHIP
The Siegel Institute has been invited by the nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre to form a partnership involving a series of five plays focusing on women, leadership, ethics, politics, sports, and social justice...to read more
The Siegel Institute is sponsoring an interdisciplinary Graduate Conference focusing on the "Ethics of Self-Image." All graduate students at KSU are encouraged to attend and to present a paper or panel discussion...to read more
Register for the conference.
Interested in becoming a Political Science Research Fellow in the Siegel Institute?
Learn more about Dr. Johnston's research on female bullying!
Donate to the Siegel Institute Ethics Scholarship. Your gift to the Siegel Institute Ethics Scholarship will help a derserving graduate student interested in performing research on leadership or ethics at the Siegel Institute. Be sure to designate the Siegel Institute as the recipient of your donation!
Welcome to the Siegel Institute's web site! I encourage you to peruse the site to discover the new and exciting offerings as well as information about continuing programs and projects. Take a moment to explore our many workshops and conferences as well as the course offerings in the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics. Of special note is our new Leadership and Ethics Abroad couse which will include a visit to Costa Rica in the summer of 2013 and a Technology and Ethics course which focuses on the ethical impact of technology on business and society by examining issues in medicine, research, information technology, and the environment.
Another exciting first is the Institute's Ethics Scholarship which will be an annual award. The student receiving the scholarship will work on a research project related to his/her own academic field and explore the ethical implications in this research area. It is our hope that this will encourage graduate students to explore the ethical ramifications and add ethical discussions to their thesis or dissertation work.
We are also offering a new series of workshops this year leading up to the March 22, 2013, Phenomenal Women's Conference. We have been told by past conference participants that it was not possible to attend all the workshops they were interested in during our one-day event. Consequently, we planned this series of six workshops for women who are interested in enhancing their leadership potential.
I hope you enjoy discovering the various programs and projects offered by the Siegel Institute and that you will choose to attend some of our events. If you have any questions or would like more information about the Siegel Institute, please feel free to contact me!
-Dr. Linda M. Johnston, Executive Director
Crystal Money, Fall 2012. "The Siegel Institute courses fit perfectly with the American Studies master's program. I have been able to incorporate the knowledge learned in Foundations of Leadership and Foundations of Ethics in many other aspects of my studies. The courses have taught me applicable skills valuable to both my academic and career goals. In today's competitive job market, it is important to be seen as an ethical leader, and that is exactly what I have learned from the Siegel Institute courses. I would recommend this certificate program, not only as a supplement to your graduate degree, but as a way to expand your skill set."
Jeffrey S. Wilson, Ed.D. "After teaching for over a decade at one of our Nation's premier leader development institutions, I was looking for a place where I could continue, after leaving the military, to teach and mentor in a collegial and intellectually vibrant environment that instantiated a firm commitment to character development and ethical leadership. I found that place in the Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics & Character, and am greatly honored by the opportunity to serve on the faculty here."
See Jeffrey Wilson's resume.
Shameka Lloyd is a senior dance major at KSU. She has enjoyed her time at the University, working with the KSU Department in Dance and the KSU Dance Company. Shameka is also involved with several campus organizations including: Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity, National Residence Hall Honorary, Golden Key, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Recently she was inducted into "Who's Who Among College Students and Universities" and has maintained her name on the Dean's List for several semesters. Shameka greatly enjoys working at the Siegel Institute and has gained a great deal of knowledge from doing so.