It is a longstanding tradition for a group of philosophy majors and minors from Missouri State to attend the annual Midsouth Philosophy Conference in Memphis. The conference brings in philosophers, philosophy grad students, and philosophy undergrad students from all over the country for dozens of talks given over a day and a half. This year Missouri State sent 19 students, its largest contingent ever. Philosophy major Kevin Marren presented a paper to the undergraduate conference, and faculty members Pam Sailors and Andy Johnson gave talks as part of the main conference.
This is a valuable opportunity to get involved not only as a philosophy student but as a member of the greater philosophy community!
Unfortunately, you only have one more week to submit your work to the conference in time for the deadline. Your submissions can be sent in to Nick Tominello at his email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must be received by Sunday, January 15, 2012 to be considered.
Submissions should be 3,000 words in length or less and can be on any philosophical topic. Also, your submission must include a cover letter with your name, the name of your institution, mailing address, telephone number and email. There is no submission fee.
If you have any questions, feel free to email Nick Tominello. Again, the submission deadline is January 15. Good luck!
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The philosophy department hosts an annual “Who Is The Most Logical Undergraduate?” contest intended to give students some hands-on experience with philosophy and helping other students see how philosophy can be beneficial to their degree programs. The most recent contest was November 10, and we had a great turn-out! Here are the winners:
1st place ($150): Christian Shade
2nd place ($100): Michael Hansen
3rd place ($50): Carmen Gentes
For students who wish to participate in the next contest, don’t forget that it is an annual contest. Keep an eye out for news about it next fall!