‘Students abroad’ Category

Senior Philosophers Present

The six graduating members of the philosophy department presented their thesis research at the second annual Celebration of Creative Inquiry, held in the college dining rooms on Friday, May 1. Representing the department were Kate Goodpaster, Joe Hillman, Laurel Hoch, Rhea Muchalla, Jeff Nichols, Caleb Phillips.

How do you say “rout” in Greek?

The playing fields at Gustavus were busy on Saturday afternoon, April 25–so busy, in fact, that the second annual Classics-Philosophy kickball game found itself being played not on a regulation field, but on a grassy patch near Mattson Hall, using bases made out of cardboard boxes. No matter. Nor did it matter that last year’s […]

Caught Waiting…

Alex Legeros has been Waiting for Godot. Check to see who else was waiting (on April 8)….

Speaking of the Bodhi Tree

It seems that several members of the philosophy department have had Bodhi Tree sightings…. Deane Curtin has shared two photos of the Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, a Buddhist pilgrimage site that he and students visited during his January, 2009 course Buddhist India. Thanks to Deane for these images. And Doug Huff reports that he […]

The Bodhi Tree’s Swedish Offshoot

Even the casual student of Buddhism has probably heard the story of Siddhartha Gautama’s long sit under a fig tree, during which time he reached enlightenment. That tree, now referred to as the Bodhi Tree, was  in Bodh Gaya, India; a current descendant of it, found near the Mahabhodi Temple in that city,  is today […]

Philosophy alumni present

The philosophy department welcomed back three wonderful alumni–Tad Marinac, Shel Silvernail and Paul Tidemann–on Wednesday, March 18, for the semi-annual dinners-and-discussions that we call “Mom, Dad…I’m a Philosophy Major.” The Rev. Paul Tidemann (’60) provided us with a written copy of his remarks. Shel Silvernal (’90) discussed the ways in which her life as a […]

Gone, but not forgotten: blogs at the end of their road

We at Philosophy Blog Central bid farewell  to several  links to student and alumni blogs, written during study and travel programs that have now ended. The blogs live on, however, in wherever it is that blogs go when they have fulfilled their bloggy mission. And you can still find them thanks to this metablog post! […]

Was that Alex with a reindeer?

Sophomore philosophy major Alex Legeros is spending this spring in Sweden, with the Gustavus Semester in Sweden program, led by Scandinavian Studies professor Roland Thorstensson. Oh, and by the way, Lisa will be leading the trip to Sweden in the Spring of 2010….