Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 29, 2014

Global Issues Colloquium: Student Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Date/time for the colloquium:
Thursday, January 30, 7 PM, MG 2001

As one of the longest ongoing international conflicts in the world, the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict has generated international controversy and global dissension.  Six students will present on this issue and share their perspectives based on their research and personal experiences traveling this past summer through Israel and the West Bank as part of a Middle East Study Abroad course.  Topics include the Separation Wall, U.S. involvement in the conflict and peace negotiations, Israel’s Settlers Movement, U.N. Security Council Resolutions 242 and 348, the Gaza Strip, and Iran-Israeli relations.

There will be a Q and A following the presentations

Sponsored by the Global Issues Colloquium and Students for Middle East Peace.

January 22, 2014

2014 Truman Student Research Conference Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts
2014 Student Research Conference
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Abstracts due: Fri, Feb 28, 2014, 11:59 PM

On Tuesday, 15 April 2014, Truman State University will hold its 27th annual Student Research Conference. The Conference is a University-wide celebration of student research, scholarship, and creative achievements. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts.

Abstracts should be submitted online at All abstracts need to be sponsored by a Truman faculty or staff member. A copy of the information submitted will be sent electronically to the student presenter’s mentor for approval. Students should work with the faculty mentor before submitting the abstract to be minimize multiple drafts in the system.

The submission site is now open and the deadline for receiving abstracts is Friday, 28 February 2014, 11:59 pm.

In addition to the many student presentations, the day will feature a conference-wide plenary address delivered by Jeffrey McClurken, Chair and Professor of History and American Studies, University of Mary Washington. Please see the SRC website for more information.

Faculty-requested special sessions are included in the discipline options for presentations. If you are planning to present in such a session, please look for the specific discipline designation when submitting your abstract (Ex: History Senior Seminar, Democracy and Human Rights in South Africa, Kirksville Sigma Xi, Secondary English MAE Intern Research).

Please direct any inquiries about the Student Research Conference sessions, guidelines and program to Dr. Goggin by emailing

Please call Marsha Redmon at x4598 if you have questions about and/or problems with the abstract submission process.

January 17, 2014

Schedule for Truman’s 19th Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Conference

Find the schedule of presentations here!

January 15, 2014

Call for Papers: Illinois State University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Illinois State University Department of Philosophy
Undergraduate Philosophy Conference April 25 & 26, 2014

Conference Theme:  Friends and Family: Do we owe everyone equal treatment?

According to one line of thought, morality requires that we treat others impartially and that our own individual projects, commitments and attachments have little moral value. Our obligation towards strangers, therefore, should be similar to those towards friends and family, for the particular relationship that we might have towards those close to us has negligible moral relevance. One might object to this line of thought, however, on the grounds that these projects and commitments are often essential to giving life value, and the impartiality required is overly-demanding. Alternatively one might contend that the senti- ments and attachments that we have for those close to us are essential for the development of moral character, or one might argue that morality must be contextual and relational, and thus must take into account the importance of the context and relationship that we have with others.

Keynote Speaker:
Julia Driver, PhD / Department of Philosophy / Washington University St. Louis

Requirements for paper submissions:

  • Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome although we are particularly interested in receiving papers that are connected to the con- ference theme: Friends and family: Do we owe everyone equal treatment?
  • Papers should be between 2500 and 3000 words and should be prepared for blind review. Please submit the paper along with a cover page including author information, institutional affiliation, and a 250-word abstract to
  • The deadline for receipt of papers is February 1, 2014.
  • Acceptances will be announced by March 1, 2014.

Travel and Accommodation:
A limited amount of funds are available to help subsidize the costs of travel and accommodation for undergraduate students.