Photo of the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, MD.SOPHIA will be hosting a panel at the 2017 Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association. Day & time are TBD.

Group Session

Topic: “The Value of and Impediments to Studying Philosophy for First Generation College Students”

Chair: George R. Lucas (U.S. Naval War College & Notre Dame University)

Speakers and titles:

Dr. Daniel Brunson.Daniel Brunson (Morgan State University)

“Traditions are Precious Treasures? Pragmatic Reflections on Inculcating a Tradition You Only Recently Joined”

Photo of Dr. Jackie KegleyJackie Kegley (California State University Bakersfield)

“First-generation students excelling in Philosophy”

Photo of Dr. Bertha Manninen.Bertha Manninen (Arizona State University)

“Why First Generation Students Stay Away From the Humanities – And How We Can Bring Them Back In.”

Dr. Chris Surprenant.Chris Surprenant (University of New Orleans)

“High School Philosophy Programs and First-Generation College Students”

Date: January 4, 2017—January 7, 2017
Time: TBA
Event: SOPHIA Panel at the 2017 Eastern Division Meeting of the APA
Topic: "The Value of and Impediments to Studying Philosophy for First Generation College Students"
Sponsor: The American Philosophical Association
302.831.1112
Venue: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
410.547.1200
Location: 202 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
USA
Public: Public

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Eastern APA Panel Planning for 2017

Logo of the American Philosophical Association.

SOPHIA has the opportunity to hold a panel at the 2017 Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association. The conference will run from January 4th to the 7th of 2017 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, in Baltimore, MD. Alongside SOPHIA’s other activities, we do aim to represent ourselves and what we do in the country’s professional organizations. Such meetings are also a good opportunity to recruit people into membership and to grow chapters, as people learn about opportunities to gather with SOPHIA folks who live near them.

We will post details about our panel here soon as an “event” post. Reach out if you have ideas for panels that would be valuable for us to hold either at this or at other professional associations. We want to spread the word in and beyond the academy about SOPHIA’s new phase of growth. More soon.