To beard or not to beard?

The ethics of beards is discussed here. An excerpt:

But, while this may make some rational sense, Pratt acknowledges that growing a beard seems like a strange moral obligation; plus, facial hair has loaded connotations in many cultures. “It’s a symbol of manliness. In fact, it’s a symbol of patriarchy,” writes Pratt. “Growing beautiful facial hair might be the equivalent of creating a beautiful painting that’s oppressive towards women.”

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University of North Texas UG conference

3rd Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

UNT DEPARTMENT of Philosophy and Religion in conjunction with

UNT Department of History, UNT Philosophy Club, and Phi Sigma Tau

CALL FOR PAPERS- This year’s theme: History of Ideas

UNT Department of Philosophy and Religion is announcing an open call for philosophy or history papers with submissions open to undergraduate students and Phi Sigma Tau members. This is an exciting pre-professional learning opportunity for anybody considering a path to graduate school or a career in academia. Submissions of papers should be focused on writing, researching, and reviewing philosophical concepts that serve to explore the writer’s particular area of interest.

Keynote Speakers: Mariana Alessandri and Alexander Stehn: University of Texas- RGV

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Submissions on any area of philosophical/historical interest are welcome. Papers should be limited to approximately 30 minutes reading time (approx. 10-12 pages double spaced). Please prepare for blind review, eliminating any author-identifying marks. In addition to the paper submission please provide, in a separate document:

Name

Name of School/Affiliation

Title of Paper

150-word abstract

CONFERENCE INFORMATION: The conference will be held on April 6, 2019, at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February, 2019

Reviews and acceptances will be completed within two weeks from the deadline.

Participants should: * Submit your paper/abstract to untphilosophyconference@gmail.com (include “UNT undergraduate philosophy conference” as the subject heading)

* For more information, email; Michael.thompson@unt.edu

Intercollegiate Studies Institute Conference

FREE Undergraduate Student Conference Saturday, January 19th (Students can apply at: sforce.co/2Qd7t1x – by January 16th)

 Poster: utahconference

“Becoming Whole: From Secular Learning to Religious Living” – a free all-day undergraduate student conference will be held on January 19th, in Provo, at BYU’s Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center.

Let’s take a lesson from some of our dedicated Utah faculty and learn about how education ought to enhance our religious experience, and how our religious experience should enhance and direct our academic and professional contributions. Our speakers will be Dr. Ralph Hancock (Brigham Young University), Dr. Harrison Kleiner (Utah State University), and Dr. Carl Scott (Utah Valley University). The theme of each of their lectures will be on how a secular book/author of their choice has increased their understanding of a foundational principle of their religious denomination, and how this experience inspires their actions and beliefs. Join us at Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center on January 19th, and get to know some of our brilliant students and faculty across Utah and Idaho that are also striving to understand how to cultivate virtue, personal responsibility, and a greater sense of justice.

“The philosopher whose dealings are with divine order himself acquires the characteristics of order and divinity.” – Plato, The Republic

Two visits by USU philosophy alumni

Two USU philosophy majors of years gone by will be visiting campus, and students are encouraged to meet with them, and join them for a lunch presentation, to hear about their post-USU careers. This is a good opportunity to begin thinking about how to navigate your life after graduation, and to consider the wide range of jobs you are well-suited for, even if you don’t yet realize it.

I will post more details about their lunch presentations as they are made available. Also, if anyone is interested in helping with their visit (walking them around campus, introducing them at lunch), please contact me (Huenemann).

  • Nate Putnam (Philosophy ’06, MBA ‘12) is tentatively scheduled to visit on Wednesday, January 30th. Currently the CEO of Monumetric, he is eager to share his experiences working in the area of tech advertising, which may appeal to a wide range of students.
  • Ben Kolendar (Philosophy) will visit on Thursday, April 4. Ben has substantial government experience at both the local and national level and currently works as Deputy Director for the Department of Economic Development in the Salt Lake City Mayor’s office. He is eager to share his experiences since leaving USU with our students, and will be on campus from 11-1 that day for an alumni lunch presentation.

“Understanding in Community” conference

The Greater Philadelphia
Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
sponsored by
The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium
and
Villanova University Phi Sigma Tau and Department of Philosophy
Call for papers on the theme
Understanding in Community
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Garey Hall 10A
Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085
Organizers: James Benecke, Jessie Dern-Sisco, and Ian Maley
Philosophical essays are welcome on any topic, but preference will be given to papers that reflect this year’s theme “Understanding in Community.” Only undergraduates may submit papers.

More details here: GPPC 2019 CFP FINAL