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Submissions are now open for the Philosophy Department's History of Philosophy Scholarship, which comes with an award of $1,500. Applications need to completed by 1 April, 2024. View this story for information about the scholarship and for submission instructions.

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A recent opinion article published by Technician describes a variety of ways that studying philosophy can help you to gain a competitive advantage in many employment sectors.

Prof. John Symons

The WSU Philosophy Department will host Prof. Symons on December 7, 5:00-6:30pm, in RSC 261. The talk is free and open to the public.

Call for papers for Simpliciter journal

Simpliciter is a new undergraduate philosophy journal published at Brandeis University. The first submission deadline is January 7, 2024.

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Please join us in congratulating Elliott Schreck, who was selected by the Philosophy Department as the recipient of the 2023 Craig Macy Scholarship.

A recent AP News story describes how Francesco Farioli, who studied philosophy at Florence University, ultimately became the coach of the OGC Nice football club in France's Ligue 1.

WSU Philosophy Student Support Fund

Through the generosity of anonymous donors the department has a new fund for our majors. The goal is to provide help to students who might be dealing with external difficulties, particularly financial ones. If you're a philosophy major who needs help, or you know of a student who might, or if you would like to contribute to the fund, please click this story to read more!

Professor Boyle

Professor Deborah Boyle (College of Charleston) will be the Philosophy Department's 2023 Distinguished Lecturer in the History of Philosophy. Boyle's first lecture (title TBA) will take place Thursday, March 23, at 1:00pm in Lindquist Hall Room 100. The second lecture (title TBA) will take place Friday, March 24, at 1:00pm in Lindquist Hall Room 100. Both talks are free and open to the public

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Come as you are for an afternoon of resilience and food! Attendees will have the chance to listen to Dr. Kabagarama speak on the topic of resilience, incorporating her early life experience in Uganda, migration to the United States in 1982, and career as a professor, minister, storyteller, poet, author, and motivational speaker. Friday, February 10, 1pm-3:30pm at the CAC Theater. The talk is free and open to the public.

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The Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is hosting a meet and greet with employers on February 15, from 10:30am to 12:30pm, for students in the liberal arts and sciences interested in chatting with employers about positions and internships. Free pizza!