We will be celebrating our philosophy majors graduating this spring, and inducting members into our honor society. If you are a philosophy major and would like to join in the dinner and celebration, please send a note to charlie.huenemann@usuphilosophy. The dinner will be on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 6:30 pm, at the Beehive Grill. Please respond by midnight Wednesday (4/20) so we have an accurate headcount!
If you are interested in assisting with a philosophy course next fall, please click on the link and fill out our short application form. Deadline is May 1st!
Logan native Kevin White earned a BA with a double-major in JCOM and Spanish at USU in 1991. He has had a wide-ranging career with a variety of tech companies in Salt Lake and Utah Counties, and he currently is Director of Global Sales Development at Visa’s office in Lehi. Kevin is very interested in raising awareness of opportunities for our students at his company—we can extrapolate from Kevin’s experience to that of many other ‘Silicon Slopes’ firms.
There will be an information session with Kevin for students, faculty, and staff this Friday, April 8th, 1:00PM at the Alumni House (food and beverages provided). This will be a low-key opportunity to socialize and learn more about career options.
Richard Sherlock, Professor of Philosophy at USU, will retire at the end of this academic year. We are planning a retirement event for him on Thursday, April 7th, 3-5 p.m., in the Caine Room (room 212 in the Family Life building).
We’d love to see you tomorrow afternoon (04/05/22) at 4:30 in Main 326 for Philosophy Club! This week, we’ll have an open discussion on the topic of the philosophy of death.
We have two events taking place in partnership with Weber State this week. One is an Ethics Panel discussion on Philosophy and Education. That will take place Wednesday, March 30th at 2:00 p.m. That event will occur on Zoom. To register, click on this link: https://weber.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkfuCvrTMrEtNeehy6bOPcQa2dse2SiM_O
The other is an Ethics Slam, also on the topic of Ethics and Education. That will be held on Thursday, March 31st at Grounds for Coffee on 25th Street in Ogden (3005 Harrison Blvd) at 5:00 pm (it will last roughly an hour. Hope to see some of you there!
You probably have written something other people should hear! So you should submit it to the Student Research Symposium and share it with others!
I was fortunate enough to interview Anna Pechenkina, an international relations scholar here at USU who happens to be a native Russian speaker from eastern Ukraine, on my podcast. She is incredibly knowledge and incisive, and I learned a ton from her. You might also find this interesting in light of recent events. We in part consider some of the possible outcomes and ethical questions surrounding the conflict in addition to the history of Ukraine and some of the key figures on both sides of the war.