Additional Program Info
The Department of Philosophy hosts several recurring activities for students, faculty, and the local community.
Food for Thought
Food for Thought is a public forum held biannually and sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and organized by our majors and minors in which members of the campus and local community come together to discuss issues of contemporary importance and philosophical significance.
For information contact Dr. Melanie Shepherd at email@example.com or 570-674-6456.
Honors and Awards
Phi Sigma Tau - International Honor Society in Philosophy
Phi Sigma Tau is the International Honor Society in Philosophy. This organization is for students who have taken at least two Philosophy courses and who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Phi Sigma Tau offers fantastic professional activities and networking opportunities at our regular events.
To find our more about our chapter, please contact Dr. Melanie Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about Phi Sigma Tau, please visit their website.
Sarah Gill Award
The Sarah Gill Award for Excellence in Philosophy and Literature is given to a graduating senior who has double majored in Philosophy and English and has demonstrated excellence and creativity in connecting the disciplines of literature and philosophy.
For information contact Dr. Melanie Shepherd at email@example.com
The recipient of the Aspen Award must be a graduating senior who, at the time of graduation, has not only completed the major program in philosophy, but has also completed the major program in at least one other discipline, and who has done one or both of the following: 1) minored in a third discipline in addition to the double major, 2) worked extensively to publically promote philosophy and philosophical thinking in extracurricular venues.
For information contact Dr. Melanie Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Philosophy/GLNS major makes paper presentation at Phi Sigma Tau Conference
Posted 03/03/2017 12:37PM
Painter receives inaugural Living Philosophy Aspen Award
Posted 06/29/2016 04:02PM
Sarah Gill Award presented to Michelle Cameron
Posted 05/30/2014 12:00AM
Department of Philosophy hosting Eastern Pennsylvania Philosophical Association Meeting
Posted 03/11/2014 12:00AM
Misericordia hosting Eastern PA Philosophical Association Meeting in April
Posted 03/20/2013 12:00AM
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