Thursday, February 14, 2008

Minnesota Undergrad Journal Extends Submission Deadline

Hi all:

Laurie asked me to post this. The call for papers for the Minnesota Undergrad Journal has been extended. Please see the info below:

THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA UNDERGRADUATE JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY Address: University of Minnesota Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy 831 Heller Hall, 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455 - 0310 Email:

Call for undergraduate papers
We are the University of Minnesota Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy; an expanding journal recognizing the great work being done by undergraduates in philosophy. Over 100 copies of our previous issues have been sent to university departments around the country, as well as the Library of Congress.
We are seeking insightful, original work by undergraduate philosophers for our third issue. In this issue we are looking to reach out to and develop a global community of undergraduate philosophers.
Take this opportunity to be published while you are an undergraduate, to share your unique philosophical perspective with our readers and to preserve your work forevermore in academic journal collections.
For more information about our journal, please visit our website at
Deadline: March 1, 2008
Submit as .doc, .pdf, .rtf, or .odt to
2500 – 8000 words; optional 500 word abstract
Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. (Footnotes & Bibliograph

UM Info Days

Hi everybody:

Laurie has asked me to look for volunteers to staff the department's booth at next week's UM Info days. The details are:

Next week on Tuesday/Wednesday, Feb. 19-20 from 9:00-2:00...location - Marshall McLuhan Hall, 2nd Floor, University Centre.

If you think you might have time to put in an hour or two on either of these days, please comment on this post.



Friday, February 8, 2008

Resuming Phil Fridays

Hello all,

Since the hiring is at least temporarily over, it seems like a good time to resume the Phil Fridays sponsored by the Philosophy Club, beginning next Friday. (Although spring break is the week after, so the next one won't be until two weeks after that.)

People who haven't given talks yet this year (Adam, Binhan, Chelsey, Jason C, Justins D and W, etc etc - we'll call these people 'Future Talkers') are given priority over those who have. Future Talkers need to become Past Talkers as soon as possible. If you are a member of the set containing Future Talkers, and you can give a talk as quickly as next Friday, please respond before Monday morning.

I think Wes has already volunteered to give another talk. So, Wes, if no Future Talkers volunteer before Monday morning, perhaps you'd be willing to give a talk?

As for snacks and such afterwards: we sorta ran out of beer money due to the great success of Fall Term Phil Fridays. So we're going to start a beer fund for the remaining Fridays. If you can, pitch in for beer money and bring something like five bucks to Phil Fridays. Usually beer and chips comes to $50 for every Phil Friday, so we only need ten people giving 5 bucks. If you're feeling generous and want to give more than five bucks, that's cool too. Or if you want to donate the whole $50 and sponsor beer for a talk, that'd be even better.