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April 7, 2008
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In a visit to the Office of Service-Learning, Dr. Caryn Musil (center) talks with Drs. Eileen Underwood, biology, (left) and Jane Rosser, director of service-learning.

In a visit to the Office of Service-Learning, Dr. Caryn Musil (center) talks with Drs. Eileen Underwood, biology, (left) and Jane Rosser, director of service-learning.

Educating for responsibility is key in evolving world

For anyone who has ever wondered what ethical questions might confront a college student, Dr. Caryn Musil offered a snapshot of a typical morning routine:
The hypothetical student rises and gets dressed. She might wonder where the seams on her jeans were sewn and how much that worker earned. What was the environmental impact of the dyes used in their production, and the carbon imprint of the jet that transported them to the United States?

“These are the kinds of questions a student might have, and how will faculty and those in student affairs help them learn to think through and make sense of all these issues?” Musil said in her April 2 talk titled “No Longer Elective: Educating for Responsibility.”

The senior vice president of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, Musil was on campus to speak about the Core Commitments program, of which she is the director and BGSU a participant. President Sidney Ribeau is a member of the advisory board for Core Commitments and works with Musil on an outreach committee to educate other University presidents about the importance of education for personal and social responsibility.
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