Yesterday inaugurated the new semester, highlighted with the Welcome Barbeque. It’s great to see the campus return to life, and to see new and familiar faces.
There are many ways to be involved in the life of the Department this semester. Many of you are taking classes, teaching classes, and working as teaching and research assistants. There are also several extracurricular ways to interact with your colleagues. Here are a few:
-The Association for Graduate Students in Philosophy (AGSP): This is your graduate student organization for advocacy, resources, and input. Contact AGSP President Thomas Bretz with questions or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Writing Group: This is a great way to get feedback on projects in progress. Each week, various students present their work and engage in follow-up discussion. For more details, contact Rebecca Scott at email@example.com.
-Translation Groups: These are not instructional groups, but they do provide opportunities for students to keep their language skills fresh (or to break the rust off). All skill levels are welcome to participate. For French or German, contact Corbin Casarez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Reading Groups: Several groups have formed to tackle specific texts or topics. For each group, contact the designated person for more information. Levinas – Rebecca Scott (email@example.com); Metaethics – David Atenasio (firstname.lastname@example.org); Gadamer – Corbin Casarez (email@example.com)
-Mid-week Social: Informal gatherings happen all the time, so keep your ears perked for the latest buzz. There will be an attempt to have a regular social night on Wednesdays for those wishing to break up the week. A regular meeting place will be established soon; if you would like to keep in the loop, please e-mail Corbin Casarez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about upcoming colloquia and other opportunities will be advertised as those events approach. If you have a relevant event or activity to promote, please contact Corbin Casarez at email@example.com.