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Youngstown Torch Club Invitation

The newly elected president of the Youngstown Torch Club has invited any interested persons from the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies or any students of philosophy to their meetings that take place in Kilcawley Center every month. The first … Continue reading

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Who Said Philosophy Doesn’t Pay?

A recent article in The Atlantic magazine compares the salaries of humanities graduates. Guess who comes out on top? &nbsp The Earning Power of Philosophy Majors Edited with BlogPad Pro

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Dr. Deborah Mower Received NEH Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Mower who, along with her co-winner Dr. Phyllis Vandenberg, professor of Philosophy at Grand Valley State University in Michigan has recently received a $150,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to run a four-week long Summer Institute … Continue reading

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Alumni Update: Michael Poljak

Michael J. Poljak: Bethel Park, PA Dr. Bruce Waller has received more good news about one of our graduates. Michael Poljak graduated with a degree in philosophy and a minor in psychology in 2013. He was also a YSU hockey … Continue reading

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Alumni Update: Sean Geizer

Recent graduate Sean Geizer is currently working at an after school academy on the south side of Seoul, South Korea. He teaches approximately 7 classes per day of 40–50 minutes each with a 5 minute break between classes. He works … Continue reading

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Letter from Peace Corps Volunteer Terry Walters (UPDATE)

[Terry Walters is a graduate of our department, and was inducted into the Peace Corps in August 2014. He recently sent the following letter to us updating his work in Moscovei, Moldova.] Hello to All, I hope this email finds … Continue reading

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2015 Shipka Speaker: Susan Jacoby

Susan Jacoby, an independent scholar who now focuses on American intellectual history, presents “The Culture of Distraction: Why the Young Need to Fight It,” 2015 Shipka Speaker: Susan Jacoby from YSU Phil and Rel Studies on Vimeo.

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More on the Value of a Liberal Arts Education: Fareed Zakaria

“In his new book, In Defense of a Liberal Education, Zakaria writes that America’s success was built on a liberal arts education – on multidisciplinary study for the sake of learning rather than vocational study for the sake of a … Continue reading

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Long Term Success of Liberal Arts Majors

“New Report Documents That Liberal Arts Disciplines Prepare Graduates for Long-Term Professional Success: Analysis of Census Data Tracks Long-Term Earnings and Employment Rates of Liberal Arts Graduates; Counters Stereotypes about Value of Liberal Education” Liberal Arts Majors and Professional Success … Continue reading

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Dr. Eric Roark Visits YSU

On Thursday, November 19, Dr. Eric Roark of Millikan University spent the day talking with classes about his new book Removing the Commons: A Lockean Left-Libertarianism to the Just Use and Appropriation of Natural Resources. He also gave a talk … Continue reading

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