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From the Philosophy Department

DR. SAM COCKS NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (11-16-17)
Dr. Sam Cocks has been appointed as the next program director of the Environmental Studies Program starting in Jaunary 2018. He will be replacing Dr. Meredith Thomsen. Dr. Cocks has been at UWL since 2009 and teaches and does research in environmental philosophy. He has been an actively engaged with the environmental studies program since arriving at UWL and has worked with Dr. Steve Simpson to create the Midwest Consortium for Philosophy and Outdoor Education, and is co-organizer with Dr. Thomsen of the Spring 2018 symposium on the ethical dimensions of land management.

WISC PHILOSOPHICAL ASSN CALL FOR PAPERS! (10-31-17)
The annual meeting of the Wisconsin Philosophical Association (WPA) will be held on Sat., April 28, 2018 at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh in Oshkosh, WI. Submissions are now open. The WPA will run concurrent faculty/graduate student sessions and each session will have a commentator. The meeting will also run undergraduate sessions. Papers must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2018. Extension date: Feb. 7, 2018.

UWL STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE PHILOSOPHY CLUB (9-26-17)
The purpose of the Philosophy Club is to provide students a platform to openly discuss the philosophical roots and implications of various issues seen in today’s world. Members will develop a firmer understanding of their own philosophical principles through active and
in-depth discussions about the issues they care about. This club is open to all students attending UW-La Crosse. If interested, please contact Marcus Reed-Thorsen via email at
reed-tho.marcus@uwlax.edu

DR. SHERYL TUTTLE-ROSS ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT OF ASARMD (8-15-17)
Dr. Sheryl Tuttle-Ross has been elected Vice President of the American Society for Aesthetics, Rocky Mountain Division (ASARMD). ASARMD is a relatively small, interdisciplinary group of scholars and artists devoted to the study of aesthetics, it theories, applications, history, and origins. More information on ASARMD can be found on their web site.

   

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