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

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  • 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 washcraf@truman.edu.

  • August 18, 2010

    PHRE major becomes Truman’s first Rhodes Scholarship winner

    Congratulations to PHRE major Andrew McCall on becoming Truman’s first-ever recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University.

    News about Andrew’s winning the scholarship was featured in U.S. News and World Report. See also the article in the Truman Index for additional information about this exciting development.

  • Index essay on mindfulness by a PHRE major

    Click here to find a nice published essay on being mindful by one of our PHRE majors, Michelle Martin.

  • Spring 2010 Religion and Film festival at Truman

    The Religion and Film Festival was held this past spring semester in conjunction with PHRE 386: Religion and Film and Mark Lambert’s Student Initiated Learning Opportunity. It is funded by the Provost’s office.

    Below is the schedule of films.

    JAN 24: The Seventh Seal

    JAN 31: Blade Runner

    FEB 7: The Departed

    FEB 14: The Magnificent Seven

    FEB 21: The Dark Knight

    FEB 28: A Serious Man

    MAR 21: 2001: A Space Odyssey

    MAR 28: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    APR 11: 12 Monkeys

    APR 25: Dogma

    The festival was free and open to the public.

  • Spring 2010 Religion and Film talks at Truman

    The Religion and Film Student Initiated Learning Opportunity, sponsored by the Provost’s Office and the Department of Philosophy & Religion, brought to Truman talks by two noted scholars of religion and film:

    • Star Wars as Religion: Myths, Morals and Rituals

      Wednesday, March 24, 7:30 p.m., SUB Georgian Room

      Dr. John Lyden, Chair of Religion at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska and the editor of the Routledge Companion to Religion and Film

    • Religion and Film Shorts

      Thursday, April 1, 11:30 a.m., SUB Alumni Room

      Dr. Willaim Blizek, Professor of Philosophy and Religion at University of Nebraska – Omaha and founding editor of the Journal of Religion and Film

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