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Department Newsletter

 

Updates on the Philosophy Department

 

Allen Sanford (class of 1999) has given the Philosophy Department a wonderful gift, which allows us to offer a prize each year for an outstanding philosophy paper on a designated topic.Allen Sanford won the Fallon Prize in 1998.

Greg Lanier (class of 1985) has given the Philosophy Department a wonderful gift, which has allowed us to reinvigorate the Fallon Award, given each year to the outstanding junior in Philosophy. Greg Lanier won this award (then called the Class of 1939 Award) in 1984.

This year's winner of the Fallon Award is Breanna Noriega.

This year's winner of the Sourriseau Prize, given to the outstanding senior in Philosophy, is Patrick Coutermarsh.

This year's winner of the Sanford Award is Julia de Lorimier.

In 2010 Professor Shannon Vallor won the prestigious Graves Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities. She is the fourth member of the Philosophy Department to win this award. Professor Carol White won it in 1985, Professor Michael Meyer in 1990, and Professor Scott LaBarge in 2004.

Professor Lawrence Nelson won the coveted Logothetti Teaching Award for 2009-10, given to the outstanding teacher in Arts & Science at SCU.

In recent years Professor Scott LaBarge has run Café Socrates a student/faculty discussion group that meets every Thursday night from 6 to 8 pm in Graham Commons. We invite you to drop by and join the discussion.

Noelle Lopez (class of 2008) won a Rhodes Scholarship and is now studying at Oxford University in England. She is the first Rhodes Scholar at SCU in 53 years. The last one was also won by a Philosophy major—Arthur Hayes in 1955.

James Felt, S.J. retired from the Philosophy Department in 2006.

William Prior has just retired from the Philosophy Department

The Chair of the Philosophy Department is Philip Kain — pkain@scu.edu

The Administrative Assistant of the Philosophy Department is Janis Davis — jldavis@scu.edu  

Check out the Philosophy Department website.


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