June, 2008

Shanklin  Awards Announced

Peter Jaworski, a graduate student in the Philosophy Department, has been chosen to be one of the recipients of this year's Shanklin Award.  This is the university's top award that is given in recognition of outstanding performance as a graduate assistant and is presented by the Graduate Student Enhancement Program (GradSTEP).  From a field of over 700 graduate assistants, only three were selected to receive the award this year.  Department Chair Lou Katzner was proud to recognise Peter's achievement at one of the department's colloquia at the end of the spring semester.  The Director  of GradSTEP, Barb Peck, was on hand for the celebration, as can be seen in the picture below, alongside Peter, Lou  and Fred Miller.  Peter begins a one year full-time position teaching philosophy at the College of Wooster, Ohio this Fall.

Jennifer Coon Receives Graduate Assistantship

Adding to her achievements in the Spring semester when she received both the Tom Tuttle Award for undergraduate philosophy majors and the Jonathan Heskett Award for work in environmental philosophy, Jennifer Coon has been awarded a graduate assistantship at the University of Missouri, where she will begin graduate study in philosophy this Fall.  All in the department at BG wish her well and will follow her progress with interest.

Dacey's Secular Conscience Praised

A book by one of Bowling Green Philosophy Department's graduate alumni, Austin Dacey, recently received a favorable review in the New York Times.  Indeed, the book, entitled The Secular Conscience: Why Belief Belongs in Public Life has been widely praised by reviewers  in general.  Austin completed his PhD in 2002 under the supervision of Loren Lomasky and currently serves as a representative to the United Nations for the Center for Inquiry. To read the NYT review, click here.  To see Austin's website, click here.

BGSU 2007 Distinguished Dissertation Awarded to Russell Disilvestro

Congratulations to former graduate student Russell DiSilvestro for winning the university-wide competition for the Graduate College's 2007 Distinguished Dissertation Award.  Congratulations also to Russell's dissertation advisor, R.G. Frey.