Monthly Archives: October 2012

Input needed re: scheduling a meeting about placement with Dr. Diana Meyers

Message From Dr. Meyers:

Hi All — I’m discovering that some of you have a misconception about placement — namely, that it’s something that only students who are about to finish their dissertations need to think about.  NOT SO!!!  Throughout your graduate education, you should be taking job placement into account.  In the session I volunteered to hold re placement, I’ll be discussing placement as a lengthy diachronic process.  So students at all stages of their grad school careers are welcome, indeed encouraged to attend!

If you wish to attend please fill out this doodle link (with the time you are available and with your full First and Last name) by NOON on Friday, November 2nd:
Best, Diana

Philosophy Club Meeting, Oct. 31st

“Religion from the Perspective of Analytical Psychology”

October 31, 2012


Dumbach 117

Any questions, contact Sumaya:

LUC Writing Workshop sponsored by the Graduate School

Graduate Student Writing Workshop
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Corboy, Room 206 – WTC
Feel like you need some assistance in your writing?  Most of us, regardless of our degrees and status could benefit from advice from someone who has made it his career to guide people to the next level of their writing ability.
Attend an interactive writing workshop specifically geared to graduate students. This 90 minute session will contextualize the major influences on writing struggles for graduate-level papers, and then feature three elemental areas of sound scholarly writing at the graduate level: organization around a complex and worthwhile purpose, a framed paragraph structure that follows and explores the organizational purpose, and a reassessment of source relationships according to the organizational purpose.
The workshop will be conducted by Michael Meinhardt, English Instructor and is open to both Master’s and Doctoral students from all disciplines.

Registration is required. Space is limited. Please send an email to Include the workshop title in the subject heading, and in the message include your full name, academic program, and degree pursuing.

Virtue ethics reading group

For graduate students interested in virtue ethics: a reading group is now meeting on Monday nights at 6pm. The group is reading and discussing some of the seminal works in the field. The reading list has not yet been finalized, and the meeting time may be changing after this week. If this is something you have a serious interest in, you should join!

Contact Robby Duncan for more details.

This is your blog!

You may be wondering why we’re starting a blog.  (After the semester started the webmaster began wondering that, too.)  Let us assure you, we have good reasons.

A blog is a convenient way to post announcements and keep track of current events.  A blog is more functional than a static website; we can share linked videos, audio, articles, or your original content.  A blog is searchable via major search engines, so not only will we be better able to keep track of what philosophers at Loyola are working on, but so will our neighbors.  In short, we want to nurture our philosophical community.

In light of that, we invite you to contribute your own announcements, current events, and items of interest.  There is no set format or tone for the blog–serious to humorous–we welcome a variety.  Here are some things you might want to post about:

  • Colloquia
  • Publications
  • Awards
  • Reading Groups
  • Local philosophy (and philosophy-related) events
  • Porphyry gigs!

You can send posts (or post suggestions) via email.  We can publish your post verbatim or, if you send a flyer, link, etc., we can throw a post together for you.  Over the next couple of weeks the webmaster will be creating posts from some of the emails circulated recently within the department.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email the webmaster (Sarah at  Thanks for coming by to check it out, and we hope you’ll be back soon!