Monthly Archives: September 2010

September 17, 2010

New Theta Alpha Kappa Members Inducted

Reprinted from the Truman Today at

Truman’s chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa national honor society for religious studies and theology recently inducted four new members. Pictured (left to right): Brenna Hale, Amy Fleming, Amy Yeagle and Heidi Geisbuhler were inducted May 5. Established in 1976, Theta Alpha Kappa has grown to more than two hundred chapters nationally in four-year educational institutions ranging from smaller liberal arts colleges to large public research institutions. It is the only national honor society dedicated to promoting academic excellence in baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate students in the field of religious studies. The society also maintains a vigorous national program of scholarship awards and fellowship competitions including annual awards and the publication of outstanding student papers.

September 10, 2010

“Call for Papers” for the 2010 PHRE Undergraduate Conference.

Undergraduates interested in presenting a paper at Truman’s 21st Annual Undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference can find details about the submission process on the conference webpage.  Submissions must be postmarked by September 30, 2010.

2010 Smits Lecture announced

Dr. Philip Robbins (University of Missouri-Columbia)  will give the Department of Philosophy and Religion’s 2010 Smits Lecture.  Robbins is the co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Situated Cognition.

The Smits Lecture will take place during the lunch hour at the 2010 PHRE Undergraduate Conference on November 6.  Stay tuned to the PHRE website for forthcoming details about this exciting talk.

September 9, 2010

Meeting about interest in going to seminary

Posting of a message from Prof. Mike Ashcraft:

Meeting for anyone thinking about seminary or planning to go: Monday Sept. 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., MC 208.  Open to anyone, you don’t have to be a PHRE major or minor.  Open to all denominations, non-denominational, open to anyone thinking about a career track that seminary helps with: pastor, social work, religious education, etc.

For more info, contact Prof. Mike Ashcraft at