Events


Fall 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 8:00 pm via Zoom

  • Friends of the Forms movie event: "Life of Brian"

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 3:00 pm via Zoom

Thursday, October 15, 2020, 6:00 pm via Zoom

Thursday, October 22 through Saturday, October 24, 2020 via Zoom

  • Ethics Club: Oklahoma Statewide Student Ethics Challenge

Friday, October 23, 2020, 11:30 am via Zoom

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 4:30 pm via Zoom

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 3:00 pm via Zoom

Friday, November 20, 2020, 11:30 am-12:00 noon via Zoom

  • First Friday Pizza: TBA

Saturday, November 14, 2020 via Zoom

  • Ethics Club: APPE Texas Regional Ethics Bowl

PAST EVENTS

Spring 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 4:30 pm 035 MUR

  • Religious Studies Program: "One Nation Under Fear: How White Christian Nationalism Helps Us Understand Donald Trump, His Policies and His Supporters," by Dr. Sam Perry, Assistant Professor, Oklahoma University

Friday, February 7, 12:30 pm 239 MUR

  • First Friday Pizza Forum: "What's the Ethical Choice: Beef, Pork or None of the Above?" by Bailey Norwood

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 3:00 pm 239 MUR

  • Philosophy Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Shannon Spaulding

Monday, February 24, 2020, 4:30 pm 035 MUR

  • Religious Studies Program: "Telling Lies and Saving Lives: The Ethics of Truthfulness in the Christian Tradition," by Dr. Stewart Clem, Assistant Professor, Aquinas Institute, St. Louis University

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 6:00 pm 035 MUR

  • Friends of Forms:  An Evening of Surreal Escape, short films, a discussion and games about surrealism.

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7:00 pm Murray Hall Parlor

  • Civil Rights Speaker Series: "Black Panther, White Noise: James Coody Johnson, Alfalfa Bill Murray, and the Fight to Define Inclusion in Jim Crow Oklahoma," by Dr. Laura J. Arata

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 3:00 pm 239 MUR

  • Philosophy Faculty Colloquium:  Dr. Marty Heitz

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 7:00 pm 035 MUR

  • Friends of the Forms: "Revisiting the Concept of a 'Persistent Vegetative State'" by Dr. Erik Clary

Friday, March 6, 12:30 pm 239 MUR

  • First Friday Pizza Forum: "Questions Concerning Conservation and Trophy Hunting," by Daniel Trippett

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 7:00 pm SU Ballroom

  • CAS Awards Banquet

Fall 2019 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7:00 pm 110 PS 

  • "Muslims and the Making of America," by Dr. Amir Hussain, Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University, Co-Sponsoring with Religious Studies Program

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 4:30 pm 110 PS

  • "Unexpected Root of Modern Hindu Devotion: Islam, Tantra, and Bhakti in Mughal Indian" by Dr. Patton Burchett, Assistant Professor, College of William & Mary, Co-Sponsoring with Religious Studies Program

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 4:30 pm MUR 035

  • "Truth Over Fear: Constructive Responses to Rising Islamopobia in America," Dr. Charles Kimbell, Presidential Professor and Chair of Religious Studies, Oklahoma University

Spring 2019 

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7:00 pm 108 Ag Hall

  • Critical Conversations presents a screening of "White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books"

Friday, February 2, 2019, 12:30 pm MUR 239 

  • First Friday Pizza Forum: "The Inverted Spectrum Problem" with Dr. James Cain

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6:30 pm CLB 102

  • Friends of the Forms presents a panel discussion: Queer Identity, Spirituality, and the Christian Bible

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 5:00 pm MUR 239

  • Philosophy Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Doren Recker

February 26-28, Friends of the Forms Philosopher in Residence Dr. Robert Gressis 

  • Tuesday, February 26, 12:00 pm MUR 128 Meet and Greet with Dr. Robert Gressis
  • Wednesday, February 27, 6:30 pm MUR 035 "What Should Professors Think about Bad Students? And What Should Students Think about Bad Professors?", by Dr. Robert Gressis
  • Thursday, February 28, 12:00 pm at the Hideaway Round Table Lunch with Friends of the Forms and graduate students
  • Thursday, February 28, 5:00 pm MUR 239 "The Placeholder View of Disagreement", by Dr. Robert Gressis

Friday, March 1, 2019, 12:30 pm MUR 239 

  • First Friday Pizza Forum: "How We Understand Others" with Dr. Shannon Spaulding

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 5:00 pm MUR 239

  • Philosophy Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Justin Horn

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:00 pm CLB 103 

  • Dr. Peter Wayne presents, “Minding” and Mending Our Bodies: Tai Chi for Improving Balance, Cognition, and Pain 

Friday, April 5, 2019, 12:30 pm MUR 239 

  • First Friday Pizza Forum: "Democracy - Who Cares?" with Dr. Scott Gelfand

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Colvin Recreation Center, Dance Studio 1 

  • Dr. Peter Wayne presents, The Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:30 pm MUR 035

  • Friends of the Forms presents, "Looking after Dogs: Friendship and Alterity" by Dr. Martin Wallen

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 5:00 pm MUR 239

  • Philosophy Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Eric Reitan

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 5:30 pm MUR 239

  • Philosophy Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Marty Heitz

Fall 2018

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 presents: "On the Necessity of Conflict" by Dr. Apple Igrek, OSU Philosophy Department. Watch online! 

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

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. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7:00 pm NRC 106

  • Critical Conversations presents a screening of "White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books" -- POSTPONED due to weather

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 7:00 pm NRC 106

  • Friends of the Forms presents, "State Question 788 and ISIS: Two Sides of the Same Coin?" by Frank Grove, architect of SQ788

Spring 2018 

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 

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 

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 4:00-7:00 pm on the Murray Hall Patio 

  • Philosophy Department fall 2017 Kick Off Party!  

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" 

Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:00 pm MUR 035

  • Dr. LaVonya Bennett, "Insidious Trauma: Exploring the Mental Health Implications for Experiences with Oppression" 

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 

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 

Friday, December 1, 2017, 12:00pm MUR 239 

  • First Friday Pizza Forum: "What are Stereotypes?" with Dr. Shannon Spaulding 

Spring 2017 

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 

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7pm, 035 MUR: Dr. Travis Dumsday presents, "If God is Real, Why Doesn't He Show Himself to Me?"
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 11:30am to 5:30pm, Murray Hall Parlor: Workshop on Divine Hiddenness
  • Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7pm, 035 MUR: Dr. Tyler Paytas presents, "Beneficent Governor of the Cosmos: Kant and Sidgwick on the Moral Necessity of God"

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  

  • Thursday, March 2 at 7pm, CLB 207: Understanding Tolerance
  • Friday, March 3 at 10:30am, MUR 239: Meet and Greet with Jonathan Dancy
  • Friday, March 3 at 12:30pm, Hideaway Pizza: First Friday Pizza with Ethicist Jonathan Dancy 
  • Friday, March 3 at 3:30pm, CLB 103: Forms of Instrumental Reasoning

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 

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"