Thanks to everyone who participated in our Socrates Café last night, where students and community members explored the big question: What is happiness?
SRU's third annual Live Like A Stoic Week is underway!
Stoic philosophy, developed by the ancient Greeks, ponders questions about life and how people should treat others, while ridding oneself of emotions in order to prevent suffering. This year's theme is "Stoicism at Work." As part of the event students, faculty, staff and members of the community read and work through Stoic texts in thinking about how to better overcome the personal and professional obstacles that may arise in the work and educational environments.
Participants have been meeting at 6AM every morning in the Slippery Rock Ski Lodge. Despite the early bird time, attendance is the highest it's ever been!
If you want to participate, there's still time! Contact Andrew Winters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ever wonder what is happiness? The SRU Philosophy Club and CPH invite you to the Socrates Cafe at North Country Brewing Company next Monday, October 23 at 7PM.
Students and the public will discuss the nature of happiness and what it takes to live a good life.
ALL are welcome to participate. 😀
Want to live like a Stoic for a week? Attend the informational meeting today from 4-5 to learn more.
The third annual Live Like A Stoic Week will be held at the SRU ski lodge starting Monday, October 16. It's FREE to attend and OPEN to all community members.
October is National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) – a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993, it was reestablished by Americans for the Arts and national arts partners as a month-long celebration, with goals of:
FOCUSING on the arts at local, state, and national levels;
ENCOURAGING individuals and organizations to participate in the arts;
ALLOWING governments and businesses to show their support of the arts; and
RAISING public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.
We have a TON of exciting events planned this October to celebrate National Arts & Humanities month. Check out what's happening on campus and in our community!
Thank you to all who participated and aided in the success of this event for the third year at SRU! Special thanks to the following:
Judges: For your exemplary performance in challenging the students to think through the cases more carefully through commentary and considering alternative positions.
Moderators: For being professional and playing a key role in ensuring the event moved forward and was completed in a timely manner.
Students: For taking time to carefully consider the cases, formulate ethical arguments, and present them in a well-prepared manner.
Mentors: For your willingness to meet with teams to aid them in preparation for the event.
Special Guests: Dr. Megan Altman (Hiram), Dr. Alan Tom have (Youngstown), and Dr. Michael Coulter (Grove City) for bringing teams to the event. Their teams’ involvement has set the foundation for making the SRU Ethics Bowl a regional event in future years.
This event also greatly benefited from the support of President Norton, Provost Philip Way, Associate Provost for Transformational Experiences Brad Wilson, Dean for College of Liberal Arts Jennifer Keller, Philosophy Department Chair Katherine Cooklin, Dr. Andrew Colvin, and Dr. Andrew Winters.
Slippery Rock University's third annual Ethics Bowl competition will take place this Saturday, March 25th in Spotts World Culture Building. SRU teams will debate important contemporary moral issues with Youngstown State, Hiram College, and Grove City College. Come and root for SRU!
Round 1 - 9:00-10:15 Matches SWC 101, 102, 105, 117, 118, 120
Round 2 - 10:30-11:45 Matches SWC 101, 102, 105, 117, 118, 120
Lunch and Awards - 12:00-1:00 Weisenfluh Dining Hall 103
The Office of the Provost
The Office of Associate Provost for Transformational Programs
The College of Liberal Arts
The Department of Philosophy
The Stone House Center for Public Humanities
We hope to see you there!
Help facilitate key outcomes in values and ethics, critical thinking, and effective communication. Community members and faculty are invited to participate as judges or moderators in the 2017 SRU ETHICS BOWL. Don't miss this unique opportunity!
Want to hold a community event in collaboration with the Center for Public Humanities? Let us know!