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EKU to Host Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Philosophical Association

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On Saturday, April 1, 2017, the EKU Department of Philosophy & Religion will host the annual meeting of the Kentucky Philosophical Association. The keynote speaker will be Danielle Poe of the University of Dayton.

Tom Morris to Deliver Inaugural Ron Messerich Lecture in Philosophy and Religion

Tom Morris

In a talk entitled, "True Success: The Art of Achievement in Times of Change," Tom Morris will present wisdom from the great philosophers on life and work success. Morris has authored numerous books and is widely recognized as an engaging speaker on the value of philosophy in everday life and work.

Dr. Matthew Pianalto Publishes Book On Patience

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Dr. Matthew Pianalto, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy & Religion, has published his first book, On Patience: Reclaiming a Foundational Virtue, with Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group).

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A.J. Jeck Wins Dr. James Robert Miller Annual Best Philosophy Thesis Award for 2016

Anthony (A.J.) Jeck

Anthony (A.J.) Jeck, a philosophy B.A. graduate in May 2016, was this year’s winner of the Dr. James Robert Miller Annual Best Philosophy Thesis Award. The award is given to the student who writes the best senior philosophy thesis based on the determination of a committee of at least five members of the EKU Philosophy and Religion Department faculty.

Dr. Velez Wins Arts & Sciences Award for Excellence in Research

Dr. Velez with Dean Wade and Associate Dean Otieno

Dr. Abraham Velez, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy & Religion, is the 2014-15 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.

Eric Noe Wins Dr. James Robert Miller Annual Best Philosophy Thesis Award for 2015

Thesis Award winner with Miller family

Eric Noe, a graduating senior majoring in philosophy, is this year’s winner of the Dr. James Robert Miller Annual Best Philosophy Thesis Award for 2015. The award is given to the student who writes the best senior philosophy thesis based on the determination of a committee of at least five members of the EKU Philosophy and Religion Department faculty.

Cody Whittington: CAS Student of the Week

Congrats to philosophy major Cody Whittington for being recognized as the Student of the Week by the EKU College of Arts and Sciences. Details here.

Best Philosophy Thesis Award at EKU Honors Memory of Robert Miller, Former Chair of Department

Robert Miller

Eastern Kentucky University's Department of Philosophy and Religion will award the first Dr. James Robert Miller Annual Best Philosophy Thesis Award this semester to a senior philosophy major, thanks to the generosity of family and friends of the late professor.

College of Arts & Sciences Launches Humanities@Work Program

Humanities@work

The College of Arts & Sciences is proud to announce an exciting Co-op/Internship Program Opportunity that is uniquely tailored for EKU Humanities Majors!

This program is for students with any of the following majors:

  • Philosophy
  • Comparative Humanities

Doug Geivett to speak on "God and the Problem of Evil"

Doug Geivett

God and the Problem of Evil

7:00 pm  October 28, 2014  Adams Auditorium, Wallace Building room 149

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