Category Archives: Education

Liberal arts education and the challenges it faces — special lecture

For those interested in liberal arts education, its purposes and the challenges it faces: Victor Ferrall, former president of Beloit College and author of Liberal Arts at the Brink, will present a special lecture tomorrow, Wednesday March 19, 11:30-12:45 in … Continue reading

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“Want fries with that degree?”

All philosopher majors know the drill – you tell someone your major and immediately field “what are you going to do with that?” questions.  Well, tonight I encountered that bias in an unexpected place.  I was playing the game of … Continue reading

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Upcoming panel discussion of interest

Discussion Panel on the Future of Higher Education in Utah.  Panelists include State Senator Steve Urquhart (chair of higher ed appropriations), Ann Millner (former   Wednesday Sept 11, 11:30-12:30 (Common Hour) in TSC AUD.   IOGP3-sept11president of Weber State), and … Continue reading

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Mr Rogers Neighborhood

I have been spending a lot of time this summer doing two things, one professional and one personal.  Professionally I have undertaken a substantial overhaul of my USU courses (objectives, assignments).  Personally, I have spent a lot of time doing … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Teaching Fellow opportunity

Calling all students: A funding request for more Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for my USU 1320 Humanities class has been approved so my need for “UTFs” has gone up greatly.  I will have a team of 5 UTFs for my 1320 … Continue reading

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Human Library

USU Libraries is hosting a “Human Library” event this Wednesday (Feb 27) from 10-2 in LIB 101.  A colleague suggested me for this Human Library, which is titled “Spiritual Pathways.”  The idea is that you can come and check out … Continue reading

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On Coach Anderson leaving

I am finding myself far more bitter about Coach Anderson’s abrupt departure than I would have expected.  I am not a huge USU sports fan, though I was starting to get excited about the football program.  I am generally not … Continue reading

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An exercise in silence

I am, once again, doing a “silence” project with my students.  Here is the write-up for this year: “I have often said that the sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in … Continue reading

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Light on a Hill

CHASS is once again celebrating the start of the year with the Light on a Hill ceremony.  August 27th at the Old Main Hill Amphitheater, 7:30 for refreshments and 8:00 for the convocation.  It is a nice thing and I … Continue reading

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Advice to graduates

Charles Wheelan offers some advice to graduates in this piece called “10 things your commencement speaker won’t tell you.” Some highlights: “1. Your time in fraternity basements was well spent. The same goes for the time you spent playing intramural sports, … Continue reading

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