Events


RECENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Fall 2018 Events

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 5:00 pm Stout 035
Ethics Bowl meeting, everyone welcome! 

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 5:00 pm MUR 239
Philosophy Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Christopher Drohan 

Friday, September 7, 2018, 12:30 pm MUR 239
First Friday Pizza Forum: "Disagreements about Morality" with Dr. Justin Horn 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 6:00 pm LSW 103
Friends of the Forms presents: "No Passport Required: The Ethnic Component of Diversity in America, from Academe to Popular Entertainment" by Dr. Randie Eldevik, OSU English Department. Watch online! 

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7:00 pm Murray Hall Parlor (130) 
The Murray Hall Civil Rights Speaker Series presents: "What's in a Name? Public Tributes, Public History, and Community Identity" by alumnus Dr. Christopher P. Lehman

Friday, October 5, 2018, 12:30 pm MUR 239 
First Friday Pizza Forum: "On the Necessity of Conflict" with Dr. Apple Igrek

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 5:00 pm MUR 239
Philosophy Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Apple Igrek 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6:00 pm LSW 103
Friends of the Forms presentation by Dr. Apple Igrek, OSU Philosophy Department

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 5:00 pm MUR 239
Philosophy Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Jim Cain

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7:00 pm AGH 108
Critical Conversations: Implicit Bias, Body Cameras, and Racism

Friday, November 2, 2018, 12:30 pm MUR 239 
First Friday Pizza Forum: "Religious Truth(s)" with Dr. Doren Recker

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5:00 pm MUR 239
Philosophy Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Rebecca Bensen Cain 

Monday, November 12, 2018, 7:00 pm BUS 001
A Critical Conversation with  Rodney Barnes about Race and Popular Culture. Rodney Barnes is an award-winning screenwriter and producer who has written and produced The Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris, American Gods, Marvel's Runaways, and more. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 6:00 pm NRC 106
Friends of the Forms presentation by Frank Grove, architect of SQ788

 

PAST EVENTS

 

Spring 2018 Events

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 7:00 pm MUR 035
Critical Conversations presents: "Twice as Hard: Race, Religion and the Politics of Black Education" by Dr. Ray Owens, Metropolitan Baptist Church of Tulsa

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6:00 pm PS 101
Friends of the Forms presents: "Love the Sinner but Hate the Sin? Homosexuality and Christian Love" by Dr. Eric Reitan, OSU Philosophy Department

Friday, February 2, 2018, 12:30 pm MUR 239 
First Friday Pizza Forum: "Should Non-Human Animals Have Human Rights?" with Daniel Trippett

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 7:00 pm MUR 035
Critical Conversations presents: "Identity Isn't Destiny" by Kimberly Foster, founder and editor-in-chief of For Harriet

Friday, March 2, 2018, 12:30 pm MUR 239 
First Friday Pizza Forum: "Moral Objectivity and Moral Progress" with Dr. Justin Horn

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 6:00 pm MUR 035
Friends of the Forms presents: "What Does Food Have to Do with Justice?" by Dr. Anna Zeide, OSU History Department

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7:00 pm MUR 035
Critical Conversations Event: Screening of "Set It Off"

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 5:00 pm AGH 275
Critical Conversations Event: Screening of "Free CeCe"

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 9:00 am MUR 239
Meet and Greet with the 43rd Annual Philosopher in Residence Dr. Karma Lekshe Tsomo. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 12:00 pm Hideaway Pizza
Lunch with the 43rd Annual Philosopher in Residence Dr. Karma Lekshe Tsomo (please RSVP to philo@okstate.edu)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 6:00 pm MUR 035
Friends of the Forms presents: "Living and Dying in Buddhist Cultures" by the 43rd Annual Philosopher in Residence Dr. Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 7:00 pm Murray Hall Parlor 
The Murray Hall Civil Rights Speaker Series presents: "Tragedy and Transformation: Personal Recollections of April 1968" by OSU alumni Harold Fields and Keith McGlamery

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 6:00 pm MUR 239 
Ethics Bowl Meeting: all interested students invited! 

Friday, April 6, 2018, 12:30 pm MUR 239 
First Friday Pizza Forum: "Relax: None of This is Real" with Dr. Christopher Drohan 

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7:00 pm MUR 035
Critical Conversations presents: "Heavy: An American Memoir" by Kiese Laymon, Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi and a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Nonfiction at the University of Iowa

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:00 pm MUR 035
Friends of the Forms presents: Harold and Maude Move Night and Discussion

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 5:00 pm MUR 239
Philosophy Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Apple Igrek

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:00 pm MUR 035
Friends of the Forms and SGA present, "SQ 788: Yes or No?" a panel discussion featuring Frank Grove, Norma Sapp, August Rivera, and Norman McNickle. 

Fall 2017 Events

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 4:00-7:00 pm on the Murray Hall Patio 
Philosophy Department fall 2017 Kick Off Party! Join us on the patio for a free taco bar and games. 

Friday, September 1, 2017, 12:00 pm MUR 239 
First Friday Pizza Forum: "The Hiddenness of God" with Justin Rice

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:00 pm CLB 101
Friends of the Forms presents: "Is Morality Real?" by Dr. Justin Horn, OSU Philosophy Department

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:00 pm CLB 101
Friends of the Forms General Meeting

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 5:00 pm MUR 239
Philosophy Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Brian Kim, "Only Knowers Live Well" 

Friday, October 6, 2017, 12:00 pm MUR 239 
First Friday Pizza Forum: "The Value of Diversity" with Dr. Brian Kim

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:00 pm CLB 202
Friends of the Forms presents: "Where is Music? Some Thoughts about the Ontology of Musical Works and Performances" by Dr. Jeffrey Swinkin, OU School of Music

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 5:00 pm MUR 239
Philosophy Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Eric Reitan, "Personal Pacifism, Vocational Pacifism, and Conscientious Objection" 

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:00 pm MUR 035
Oklahoma Premiere of "Whose Streets" Flyer

Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:00 pm MUR 035
Dr. LaVonya Bennett, "Insidious Trauma: Exploring the Mental Health Implications for Experiences with Oppression" Flyer

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:00 pm CLB 103
Friends of the Forms General Meeting

Friday, November 3, 2017, 12:00pm MUR 239 
First Friday Pizza Forum: "Mythos, Logos, and Religious Truth" with Dr. Doren Recker

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 7:00 pm Murray Hall Parlor
The Murray Hall Civil Rights Speaker Series: "Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture" by J.W. Franklin, Cultural Historian and Senior Manager NMAAHC Smithsonian Institution Flyer

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 5:00 pm MUR 239
Philosophy Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Doren Recker

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:30 pm HSCI 236
Friends of the Forms presents: "Christianity & the Problem of IneffectiveWitnesses" by Justin Rice, OSU Philosophy Department and Religious Studies Program 

Monday, November 27, 2017, 7:00 pm MUR 035 - Postponed until 2018 
Kiese Laymon, "Heavy: An American Memoir" Flyer

Friday, December 1, 2017, 12:00pm MUR 239 
First Friday Pizza Forum: "What are Stereotypes?" with Dr. Shannon Spaulding 

Spring 2017 Events

February 3, 2017, 12:30 pm MUR 239
First Friday Pizza Forum: Dr. Shannon Spaulding, "Stereotypes and Implicit Bias"

February 6, 2017, 4:00 pm MUR 035
"Bans, Moratoriums and Protests: The New Normal in Immigration?," a panel discussion featuring:

  • Dr. Farida Jalalzai, Hannah Atkins Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Kelly Basey, J.D. Partner at Winningham, Stein and Basey
  • Dr. Holly Karibo, Assistant Professor of History
  • Dr. Stephen Nemeth, Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Dr. Erica Townsend-Bell, Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • E. Vance Winningham, J.D. Partner at Winningham, Stein and Basey

February 21-23: Divine Hiddenness, A Three Day Event 

February 27 - March 2, Voices Unheard: The Critical Conversations and Gender Studies Film Festival 

  • Monday, February 27 at 7pm, SU Theater: The Birth of a Nation
  • Tuesday, February 28 at 3:30pm, AgH 107: Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights
  • Wednesday, March 1 at 7pm, AgH 107: The Help
  • Thursday, March 2 at 3:30pm, AgH 107: Thunderbird Woman: Winona LaDuke

March 2-3, Friends of the Forms 42nd Annual Philosopher in Residence: Jonathan Dancy  

March 21, 2017, 6:00 pm CLB 114
Friends of the Forms presents: "Digital Doomsday? The United States and the Growing Threat of Cyber Attacks" By Dr. Mauslein, OSU Political Science.

March 23, 2017, 5:00 pm MUR 239
Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Reitan

April 7, 2017, 12:30 pm MUR 239
First Friday Pizza Forum: Dr. Megan Burke, "The Sex/Gender Distinction"

April 11, 2017, 6:00 pm MUR 035
Critical Conversations: Do Black Lives Matter to the Christian Church? by Rev. Eric Gill 

April 26, 2017, 5:30 pm MUR 239
Yearend Meeting and Awards Ceremony: Philosophy Awards, Friends of the Forms introductions, and Phi Sigma Tau induction ceremony and officer elections


FALL 2016 EVENTS

September 2, 2016, 12:30 pm MUR 239
First Friday Pizza Forum: Dr. Doren Recker, "Can we Demarcate Science and Religion?"

September 12, 2016, 7:00 pm HSCI 236
Friends of the Forms presents Critical Conversations Event: "What is White Supremacy?" by Lawrence Ware, OSU Philosophy Department Lecturer and Diversity Coordinator.

September 18, 2016, 4:30 pm MUR 239
Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Bensen Cain presents, "Malice and the Ridiculous as Self-Ignorance: A Dialectical Argument in Philebus 47d-50e."

September 21, 2016, 4:30 pm MUR 239
Pedagogy Workshop for Graduate Students

September 26, 2016, 7:30 pm Student Union Little Theater
Converse-Yates-Cate Lectureship in the Humanities, OSU Philosophy, OSU Ethics Center and Faculty Commons present, "Arguments for the Existence of God," by Dr. Richard Swinburne, Nolloth Professor Emeritus, Oxford University. Watch online! 

September 27, 2016, 10:45 am Murray Hall Parlor
"Body and Soul" by Dr. Richard Swinburne, Nolloth Professor Emeritus, Oxford University. Watch online! 

October 7, 2016, 12:30 pm MUR 239
First Friday Pizza Forum:  Dr. Rebecca Bensen-Cain, "Philosophy and Poetry: Friends or Foes?"

October 10, 2016, 5:00 pm MUR 239
Graduate Student Workshop: Applying to PhD Programs 

October 11, 2016, 4:00 pm Ag Hall 275
Friends of the Forms presents: "The DNA of ISIS" by Dr. Stephanie Wheatley, OSU Religious Studies. Watch online!  

October 19, 2016, 4:30 pm MUR 239
Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Recker

November 7, 2016, 12:30 pm MUR 239
First Friday Pizza Forum:  Dr. Eric Reitan, "SameSex Marriage and Christian Love"

November 7, 2016, 7:00 pm MUR 035
Critical Conversations presents a Netflix original documentary entitled, "13th: From Slave to Criminal With One Amendment," from Ava DuVernay, Director of Selma.

November 8, 2016, 2:30 pm ES 214A
Friends of the Forms presents, "Estimating Judicial Accomplishment: Applying the Legislative Accomplishment Approach to the Decisions of the Supreme Court," by Dr. Marcus Hendershot, OSU Political Science Department, Clinical Associate Professor

November 16, 2016, 4:30 pm MUR 239
Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Igrek

December 2, 2016, 12:30 pm MUR 239
First Friday Pizza Forum:  Dr. Justin Horn, "Evolution and Morality"