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Achievements

Philosophy major Athenamarie Demeros was named the 2017 Student Commencement Speaker for the College of Arts and Humanities.

Philosophy major Athenamarie Demeros was named the 2017 Student Commencement Speaker for the College of Arts and Humanities.

Philosophy graduate Leon K Mire, 2017 Distinguished Senior, Phi Sigma Tau, Athenaeum Award

 

Philosophy graduate Leon K Mire, 2017 Distinguished Senior, Phi Sigma Tau, Athenaeum Award

2012 – 2013 was a busy year for Philosophy Majors:

  • Athenaeum Philosophy Scholarship ($1000) awarded for the first time: Greg Schoonover (Spring 2013)

  • Two outstanding Senior awards: Cecily Randle El (Fall) and Sarah Minobe (Spring)

  • Philosophy majors who received Pre-law awards from Political Science:

Warner-Brainard Scholarship: Sarah Minobe

C.A. Hollister Award: Ben Sisney (Ben also received the J.Y. Kelly award in 2011)

  • Five students participated in Independent Studies

  • One student completed Honors Research

  • Two students completed Honors Theses

  • Philosophy graduates in both Departmental Honors and University Honors

  • Philosophy major participated in EIU Showcase event

  • Philosophy majors inducted into Phi Sigma Tau, international philosophy honor society:

  • Students engaged with Philosophy Club

And Faculty:

  • Two books, several articles, national and international conference presentations and commentaries, reviews, panels and symposia

  • Two Achievement and Contribution Awards: Dr. Teresa Britton, Service and Dr. Jason Waller, Research

  • Humanities Center Faculty Speaker: Dr. Jason Waller

  • Area Editor for Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Dr. Jason Waller

  • Guest Host, NPR local affiliate WILL, “Keepin’ the Faith,” Professor Dannie Otto

  • University of Illinois, Education for Justice Project, Professor Dannie Otto

  • Faculty Marshall, School of Continuing Education, Dr. Teresa Britton

  • Participation in Han Maum Sience Institute and Dharma research program, Dr. Young Sook Lee

  • Professors Dannie Otto and Jonelle DePetro receive Redden Fund Awards to provide resources for undergraduate education

2013 – 2014 was also a busy year for Philosophy Majors.

  • Robert Barford Philosophy Scholarship ($1000) awarded for the first time (Spring 2014) to William Knobbe for his paper “The Role of the Enlightenment in the Suppression of the Feminine in Western Discourse.”

  • 2014 Athenaeum Philosophy Scholarship ($1000) awarded to Gina Iaffaldano (Gina was also named Ms. Physique, EIU!)

  • Two Outstanding Senior Awards ($500 each): Ethan Slattery and William Knobbe (Spring 2014)

  • J.Y. Kelly Award in Pre-Law – Gina Iaffaldano (awarded Spring 2014 by Political Science Department)

  • Two majors were inducted into Phi Sigma Tau the international Philosophy Honor Society: Ethan Slattery, Gina Iaffaldano

  • Five students participated in Independent Studies

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Contact Information

Philosophy Department

3542 Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-3012

Chair: Jonelle DePetro

jmdepetro@eiu.edu

Office Manager: Leslie Ashley

lsashley@eiu.edu


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