Aggies Think Care Act and the Institute for Government and Politics have teamed up to bring former Idaho Senator Brent Hill to campus Monday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m., for a conversation about civil discourse. Brent Hill, a USU alum, currently serves as the Next Generation Program Director for the National Institute for Civil Discourse.
The event can be viewed either on Aggie Cast or in person in the President’s Hall in the David B. Haight Center.
Perhaps some readers of this blog will remember the great television show MASH. Some clever person saw hints of the coronavirus in several episodes.
My friend Dr Walz, who teaches philosophy at University of Dallas, wrote an interesting reflection today on learning during COVID19. He used C.S. Lewis’ sermon “Learning in War-Time” as the starting point for his reflection, though he stresses the distinction between COVID19 and actual war. Dr Walz has interesting insights for teachers and students as we try to learn in this unique situation. Worth a read, so click here.
Though it was late in getting posted, PHIL 4250 Tolkien and Lewis on Myth and Truth will be offered Fall 2020. Please spread the word to fans of Tolkien and Lewis!
CHaSS hosts alumni lunch series events that get current USU students connected with alumni. This is a great opportunity to see how a degree in the liberal arts (including philosophy) can be used after college in various careers. Plus you get an opportunity to network. Bonus – free food!
The next event will feature Selma Mlikota (Liberal Arts major, ’15). Selma Mlikota has an unusual job. She helps create great employee experiences for a company that’s in the employee experience business. Come learn about that but, more importantly, how she framed and deployed her liberal arts education into a cool career!
Friday September 13, 12:15-1:30 in LIB 154.