Peer Writing Advisor Positions at the Writing Center

The Peer Writing Advisor positions are open to students with at least a 3.3 G.P.A. who will be enrolled at the University of Puget Sound during the 2009-10 school year. Preference will be given to students who will be juniors and seniors during the next academic year. The application deadline is March 6th, 2009. For more information and application instructions, check out the following page:

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Summer Research Awards

I know that everyone just received an e-mail from the university regarding summer research programs, but I wanted to write a post emphasizing that this really is a good opportunity if you’re interested. 

Here’s how it would work.  You would put together some sort of independent summer research program on any topic  that interests you within the arts, humanities, or social sciences.  Since this is a philosophy blog, I’ll assume you pick a philosophy topic.  Maybe it’s free will, maybe it’s Derrida, maybe it’s modal logic, whatever, it’s entirely up to you.  Anyway, in exchange for 10 weeks this summer devoted to researching your chosen topic, the university will pay you, with a stipend of $3,000 or $3,500.  In effect, this research could be your “summer job.”

This really is an unbelievable opportunity.  In fact, I’m willing to go out on a limb and say that if you don’t take advantage of it, you’ll regret it for the rest of your life.  “Wait,” you’re thinking, “isn’t that a little over the top?”  No.  It’s true!

If I’ve piqued your interest, check out the following link for application instructions…

Call for Papers: Northwest Student Philosophy Conference

The students of the Western Washington University Philosophy Department are hosting the sixth annual Northwest Student Philosophy Conference, to be held in Bellingham, Washington on Memorial Day weekend, May 22nd – 24th, 2009. The conference will consist of a keynote address by Kit Fine, student presentations, and lots of philosophical discussion with students and faculty (including special guest Michael Rea).

Submitting papers for the conference is open to undergraduates, graduates, and people currently unaffiliated with any college or university. Submissions of original work in any subfield of philosophy are welcome. Submitted papers will undergo blind review by a student committee. The deadline for submissions is March 10.

For more information:

University of Alaska Anchorage Undergraduate Conference

The Philosophy Department and Club of the University of Alaska Anchorage are pleased to announce a call for papers for its 4th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on April 17th and 18


The conference keynote speaker will be Dr. David Chalmers.

Papers will be judged by blind review. Please include the following on a separate cover sheet: presentation title; an abstract of no more than 500 words; author’s name, academic status, and institutional affiliation; contact information, including email and phone number; areas of philosophical discussion.

Paper submission deadline: March 9th.
Papers should be of a philosophical nature.
Papers should be approximately 3000 words (roughly 10 pages).
Send submissions via email as an attached file to: Ashley Whitaker: whitaker_alw -at- hotmail

Authors will be notified of acceptances by email no later than March 18th .

For further information contact: Ashley Whitaker (whitaker_alw -at- hotmail) or Dr. Stephanie Bauer (afslb -at-