Inside Look

Dr. Pianalto Receives CAS Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Award

Matthew Pianalto

Dr. Matthew Pianalto, Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy & Religion, is the 2012-13 recipient of the EKU College of Arts and Sciences' Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Award, in the area of Arts & Humanities. Annual awards are also given to faculty in the areas of social & behavioral sciences and natural & mathematical sciences.

EKU Ties for 4th Place at the Central States Regional Ethics Bowl

Eastern Kentucky University tied for 4th place among the thirteen schools that competed at the 14th Annual Central States Regional Ethics Bowl at Marian University on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Included among the schools that EKU outscored were Indiana University, Xavier University, The College of Mount St. Joseph, and Wright State University.

Dr. Velez's Forthcoming Book: The Buddha and Religious Diversity

The Buddha and Religious Diversity, by Dr. J. Abraham Velez de Cea, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy & Religion, will be published by Routledge this December. The book is part of the Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy series.

Dr. Mike Austin Receives Major Grant from The Character Project

Professor Mike Austin, in the Philosophy and Religion Department, has received a grant from The Character Project at Wake Forest University, sponsored by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

Department to Host Oxford Style Debate on Disclosure of Government Information

The department of Philosophy & Religion will be holding an Oxford Style Debate this spring in conjunction with the 2012 EKU First Amendment Celebration. The topic of the debate is the unauthorized disclosure of classified government information via the internet, e.g., WikiLeaks. The debate participants are:

Dr. Pianalto's Essay on Courage Wins International Competition

Matthew Pianalto, an assistant professor in the EKU Department of Philosophy & Religion, has authored the winning entry in the Robert Papazian Annual Essay Prize on Themes from Ethics and Political Philosophy. The prize (€1500) is established in memory of a young man executed for his ideas and political ideals.

EKU Team Finishes 10th out of 22 Teams at Regional Ethics Bowl

Competing in the Central States Regional Ethics Bowl in Indianapolis for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 12, a newly formed student team from Eastern Kentucky University finished 10th among 22 teams from 19 schools.

EKU Forming Student Team to Compete in Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl

Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Philosophy and Religion is forming a team of EKU students to compete in the 16th annual Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in 2011-2012.