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News & Events Archive

This is an archive of News & Events that have already taken place.

University Honors Program presents faculty showcase next week

The University Honors Program on Tuesday will showcase faculty research and teaching around the theme of “survival.” The faculty showcase is from 4 to 6 p.m. in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. More information is available here.

Philosophical Collaborations 2019 ♦ March 28-29

philosophical collaborations thumbnail imageHeld on the SIU campus each spring since 1993, the annual Philosophical Collaborations Conference is designed to encourage creative interaction among graduate students and faculty.

The 2019 conference flyer packet, including detailed event information and full speaker schedule, can be viewed and downloaded HERE (pdf).


An Agora Schedule for the Spring 2019 semester can be viewed HERE (pdf).

Building Bridges Philosophy Conference

Broadly conceived, the purpose of "Building Bridges," the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, is to bring into dialogue diverse elements not commonly associated. 

Click here (pdf) to view the flyer. 

Learn more here.

Philosophical Collaborations 2018

Philosophical Collaborations 2018

March 22-23 2018, Student Center - A faculty member and graduate student jointly research and present their collaborative effort in our annual conference.

View our full schedule.

The Mystery of the Beginning of All Things: Mini-Symposium

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 — Part of the 12th annual Darwin Week celebration
6:00 PM, John C. Guyon Auditorium (Morris Library)

Symposium will feature 20-minute talks about any subject relating to evolution or Darwin. Examples of fields (but not limited to these) include:

  • biogeography
  • ecology
  • education
  • evolutionary biology
  • geology
  • philosophy
  • psychology

If you are interested in making a presentation, please contact Janice Valencia (


Leys Lecture

Lecture scheduled for April 7 in Faner 1004. View flyer HERE (pdf).

Event: Person and Exemplars: A Dialogue

Tuesday, April 11 in the Phenomenology Research Center (Faner 2514). View flyer HERE (pdf).

Recent Scholarship Winners

Diefenback Scholarship (Undergraduate or Graduate)
Jared Kemling (graduate)
Nakkiah Stampfli (undergraduate)

Eames Scholarship (1st year Ph.D. Student)
Eli Kramer

Schilpp Scholarship (Graduate Student)
Andrew Barrette

Doctoral Research Fellowship (Ph.D. Student)
Kevin Cales

Graduate Dean's Fellowship (1st year Ph.D. Student)
Aaron Darrisaw

Morris Fellowship (Incoming Student)
Michael Russo

Philosophical Collaborations

25th Annual Conference: "Moral Reasoning: Ontological and Empirical," February 23-24, 2017, held on the SIUC campus. A poster can be viewed HERE.

Conversations on Philosophy and Pop Culture

Conference, April 7-8, 2016, held on the SIUC campus. To view the poster, including schedule of events, click HERE.

Phenomenology Research Center

Conference, April 7-8, 2016, held on the SIUC campus. To view the poster, click HERE. To view the Schedule of events, click HERE.

Click here for the flyer regarding John Shook's visit. An image of the same flyer can be viewed here.

See Judith Green flyer here.

SIU alumnus Dr. Dwayne Tunstall joined us for the Philosophy Faculty Colloquium on Thursday, November 14th from 3:45-5:00pm in Faner 3059. Dr. Tunstall presented on the topic “Royce, Christianity, and the Metaphysics of Community.” The flyer can be viewed here.

SIU alumnus Dr. Tommy Curry joined us for the Philosophy Faculty Colloquium on Thursday, November 7th from 3:45-5:00pm in Faner 1005. A video of his presentation can be viewed here. The flyer can be viewed here.

Dr. Kevin O’Neill, Fellow in Philosophy, Johnston Center for Integrative Studies University of Redlands, Redlands, CA; Professor of Philosophy, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, Thursday, October 24th, 2013; Reception 5:30pm, Lecture 6-7:30pm. Philosophy Seminar Room 3059, Friday, October 25th, 2013; Lecture 3:30-5pm. Philosophy Seminar Room 3059, Dr. O’Neill has agreed to come to SIUC to present on the topics of 1) Virtual Immortality: Life after death in the age of social media, and 2) Impossible death: Post-modern Mortality in Derrida, Foucault and Bataille. The events are a continuation of Philosophy’s and Graduate Philosophy Union’s annual Colloquium Series, which is an ongoing effort to bring distinguished scholars to Southern Illinois University in an effort to promote interest in philosophy and contemporary work of philosophical import.  Dr. O’Neill has been invited to SIUC for a variety of reasons of interest to those working in Representations of Death and the Afterlife in Popular Culture, Death and Philosophy, American Philosophy, Pragmatism and Neo-Pragmatism, and Post-Modernism.  Dr.  O’Neill will lecture on popular representations of death in America/social media, and juxtapose it with Post-Modern European philosophers and their thinking on the impossibility of knowing or understanding death. Dr. O’Neill will engage in question and answer sessions with students, faculty, and members of the SIUC community on a range of related issues. Dr. O'Neill is a leading scholar in Death and Technology Theory. He was the Keynote Speaker at the ADEC (The Association for Death Education and Counseling) National Conference this year, where his lecture, "Empty Sky: Mourning 9/11 in the CSI Television Series" drew wide praise. Flyer can be viewed here.

Cick here to view a poster regarding an upcoming visit by John Caputo partially sponsored by Philosophy.