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Clayton State’s philosophy congress kicks off this weekend

School Notebook 2-21-14

MORROW — Philosophers nationwide will gather again at Clayton State University for the university’s philosophy faculty’s annual Southeast Philosophy Congress.

The group invites all Clayton State faculty, staff, students and the public to attend the Seventh Annual Southeast Philosophy Congress, which will be held at Clayton State Feb. 21-22. It will feature talks by students as well as undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral speakers from across the country.

The keynote speaker is Professor Robert Lane from the University of West Georgia, who will discuss the founder of American Pragmatism, Charles Sanders Peirce, in a talk titled “Peirce’s Pragmatic Conception of Reality.” Lane’s address is at 1:30 p.m. Friday in room UC 322 of the James M. Baker University Center. A discussion will follow his presentation.

All sessions are free and open to the public. The event is from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday, and from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Saturday, with dual sessions throughout both days.

For a complete schedule, video of past keynotes and online copies of the print proceedings, visit www.clayton.edu/humanities/Philosophy/Congress.

Lovejoy student joins future journalists in Washington D.C.

Lovejoy High student Joshua Robinson has been selected as a National Youth Correspondent for the 2014 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

Robinson joins a group of students selected from a national pool for an intensive, hands-on study of journalism and media. He was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies. The conference is July 13-18.

Brenau recognizes locals in academics

Thao Thi-Minh Le of Morrow was named to the fall 2013 semester Dean’s List at Brenau University. Dean’s List students must maintain a 3.6 grade point average while carrying 15 semester hours of course work and received no grades below a ‘C.’

Also making the university’s fall 2013 semester Merit List were: Alexis Marie Cray and Staricka Breonn Cummings, both of Riverdale, Trinita Perkins of Rex and Corrinna Redford of Jonesboro. Merit list students must maintain a 3.5 GPA while carrying between 12 and 14 semester hours of course work with no grade lower than ‘B.’