Fall 2016 News
Dr. Tuttle Ross awarded AAPT grant
Dr. Sheri Tuttle Ross and Dr. Anna Bergqvist (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) have been awarded a grant from the American Association of Philosophy Teachers. Their project, "From Photovoice to Photo-Philosophy," is among one of only four projects to recieve funding this year. Congratulations to Dr. Tuttle Ross and Dr. Bergqvist!
Dr. Tuttle Ross awarded Faculty Research Grant
Congratulations to Dr. Tuttle Ross for her award of a Faculty Research Grant for Summer 2015! The grant will support her project, "Postmodern, Postmillennial Romantic Comedies."
Senior Capstone Presentations are Wednesday, 12/10
Join us on Wednesday, 12/10 to hear Michaela Buskohl, David Schaal, and Samantha Rottscheit give their senior capstone presentations. We will meet in Centennial 2313 from 4:00 to approximately 5:30 PM, and light refreshments will be provided. See our events page for more details!
Philosophy Club hosts Game Night
The Philosophy Club Game Night on November 20th was a success! Everybody had a great time! Please join us for similar events in the future.
Eric Kraemer presents paper at Central States Philosophical Association meeting (10/14/14)
Eric Kraemer attended the Central States Philosophical Association meeting, October 10-11 in Evanston, IL, and gave a paper titled "Theism, Science, and Evil."
Philosophers attend Minnesota Philosophical Society meeting (10/7/14)
Mary Krizan, Eric Kraemer, Sharon Scherwitz, and Ron Glass attended the Minnesota Philosophical Society's Annual Meeting, October 4, 2014 at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, in Duluth, MN. Krizan presented "Extension, Magnitude and Matter in Aristotle'sPhysics," Kraemer presented "Virtue Epistemologies and Epistemic Vice," and Scherwitz served as discussant-moderator for the session on Hermeneutical Injustice and the Disabled.
Philosophy Club and Socrates Cafe offer opportunities to get more involved with philosophy (updated 9/17/14)
After a brief hiatus, the Philosophy Club and Socrates Cafe are back for Fall 2014! Those interested in participating should check out the Philosophy Club tab, which is maintained by its student officers. All students are welcome to join Philosophy Club and Socrates Cafe - you do not need to be a philosophy major.
Sam Cocks presents results of teaching project (8/26/14)
Sam Cocks presented a project titled "Team-Based Learning in a Zen Buddhism Philosophy Course" as part of the 16th Annual UWL Conference on Teaching and Learning. This project is based on research undertaken while Dr. Cocks was a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow.
New Data: Philosophy Majors Still Dominate GRE (8/20/14)
New data based on students taking the GRE between August 1, 2011 and April 30, 2014 shows that philosophy majors still outperform other majors on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Philosophy majors have the highest scores in Analytical Writing and Verbal Reasoning of any discipline, and continue to perform well on the Quantitative Reasoning section - better than any other major in the arts and humanities.