| Issue : 10/30/2013 (3)
|Art Appreciation Forum Trip Section |
This past weekend, five cadets from the Elsie Sannes-Pinnell Art Forum visited The Frick Collection, one of NYC's most celebrated collections of sculpture, painting, and architecture.
|The 2013 Conference on John Milton|
LTC Dave Harper presented a paper at the 2013 Conference on John Milton, hosted by Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 17-20 October 2013.
|The Philosophy Forum hosted Professor Nancy Sherman|
On October 22nd, the Philosophy Forum Hosted Professor Nancy Sherman from Georgetown University in the Haig Room of the Jefferson Library.
| Issue : 10/22/2013 (3)
|Annual Conference of the Association for Political Theory|
On 11 October, Dr. Graham Parsons presented a paper, "Public War, Individualism, and the Traditional Social Contract," at the annual conference of the Association for Political Theory at Vanderbilt University.
|EN102: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Workshop|
On 16 October, cadets enrolled in the advanced sections of EN102 Literature participated in a two-hour workshop with professional actors and teaching artists from the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.
|SS457 Guest Lecture: “Advanced Studies in Grand Strategy.”|
On 17 October, MAJ Ian Fishback, lectured for a Social Sciences course, SS457 "Advanced Studies in Grand Strategy."
| Issue : 10/16/2013 (1)
|American Literature Association War and Literature Conference|
LTC Peter Molin presented a paper and moderated a panel at the American Literature Association War and Literature Conference, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, 10-12 October 2013.
| Issue : 10/9/2013 (7)
|Vassar Trip Section |
On 26-27 September, LTC Peter Molin escorted 25 West Point cadets to Vassar College to take part in events commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement March on Washington and to explore issues associated with the military, race, and social change.
|EN302: Advanced Composition through Cultural Studies|
On 25 September, MAJ Sean Case and Dr. Jessica Stock interviewed Dr. Robyn Creswell, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown University. In addition to serving as the poetry editor for The Paris Review, Dr. Creswell edited and translated Sonallah Ibrahim’s That Smell and Notes from Prison, the latest addition to EN302’s consideration of Egypt.
|West Point’s Defense and Strategic Studies “War Council” Series|
|Hwarangdae International Symposium Held at the Korean Military Academy in Seoul|
From 29 September to 1 October, LTC Brian Imiola attended the 17th Hwarangdae International Symposium held at the Korean Military Academy in Seoul. The title of this year’s conference was Leadership for Military Leaders: Theories, Applications, and New Perspectives.
|Art Appreciation Forum|
Members of the Elsie Sannes-Pinnel Art Appreciation Forum, accompanied by MAJ Erin Hadlock, visited Storm King Arts Center on 28 September. Anne Marie Schoonhoven, SKAC docent and friend of DEP, introduced cadets to the collection's larger-than-life sculptures through history, materiality, and perspective.
|Research Trip to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas|
Patrick Query traveled to Austin, Texas on 25 September to conduct research at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas.
On October 8th, 2013, the Philosophy Forum hosted Dr. Jordan Pascoe from Manhattan College. Dr. Pascoe presented a view that attempts to reconcile Immanuel Kant’s view of rights with his views on retributivism. She examined the difficult case of dueling military officers, concluding that Kant argues for a consistent right to life, but struggles with conflicting duties of life and honor.
| Issue : 9/25/2013 (4)
|Connecting Science and Literature in EN102|
On 18 September, Dr. (COL) Alan Beitler, a surgeon from Keller Army Community Hospital gave a presentation on Hippocrates, Galen, and humoral theory to MAJ Utzig’s EN102 sections.
|Creative Writing Forum Poetry Meeting|
The Creative Writing Forum had its second meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 17. The event focused on providing extensive feedback on poems submitted by the Cadets.
On 23 September, COL Italo Bastianelli (OB/GYN at Keller Army Hospital) visited COL Mike Stoneham's Senior Seminar (EP433) class to provide perspectives on the efforts of bio-engineers, geneticists, and obstetricians to enable the birth of healthy children.
|DEP Works-in-Progress Colloquium|
On 19 September, LTC Peter Molin presented his work in progress concerning literary representations of wounded veterans in Iraq and Afghanistan war fiction.
| Issue : 9/17/2013 (3)
|EP433: Senior Seminar|
On 11 September, COL Grant Jacoby (Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) visited COL Mike Stoneham’s Senior Seminar (EP433) class to provide perspectives on the valuable way in which disciplines as diverse as philosophy, literature, computer science, mechanical engineering, mathematics, and electrical engineering all converge when considering how to best employ robotics and smart technology in service to humanity.
|West Point Writing Center Grand Opening|
On 16 September, the Department of English and Philosophy (DEP) hosted the grand opening of the West Point Writing Center (WPWC) in Jefferson Hall 423. COL Scott Krawczyk and Dr. Jason Hoppe, the Director of the Writing Fellows Program and the WPWC, hosted a small reception before conducting the ceremonial ribbon cutting.
|Creative Writing Forum (CWF)|
The Creative Writing Forum (CWF) of the Cadet Fine Arts Forum held its first meeting of the year on 10 September in Jefferson Hall.
| Issue : 9/11/2013 (3)
|EP333: Cultural Studies Trip Section|
On 31 August, COL Scott Krawczyk and Dr. Richard Schoonhoven took 10 cadets from EP333: Cultural Studies to see a performance of King Lear, performed by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival across the river at Boscobel.
|Philosophy Forum Hosts Dr. Fiery Cushman|
On 9 September, the CFAF Philosophy Forum hosted Dr. Fiery Cushman of Brown University’s Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences.
|Interdisciplinary “War Council” Discusses Potential Intervention in Syria|
MAJ Ian Fishback provided an ethical perspective to the interdisciplinary "War Council" panel sponsored by DSS on Friday, 6 September.
| Issue : 9/4/2013 (3)
|Philosophy Forum Guest Speaker|
On 27 August, Dr. Ping Cheung Lo of Hong Kong Baptist University spoke to the Philosophy Forum. Dr. Lo has presented his work on the ethics of war at several prominent venues, including the annual McCain Conference sponsored by the U.S. Naval Academy.
|Northern New England Philosophical Association Conference Paper|
On 24 August, Captain Lay Phonexayphova presented a paper titled “Lessons from Yusufiyah: Agency and the Professional Military Ethic” at a conference sponsored by the Northern New England Philosophical Association (NNEPA) at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
|Cadet Fine Arts Forum (CFAF) Membership Night|
The department’s Cadet Fine Arts Forum (CFAF) showcased its ten clubs at the DCA-sponsored “Club Night” on Monday, 26 August.
| Issue : 8/28/2013 (9)
|Influence of Setting |
On 12 June 2013, MAJ Nicholas Utzig led his EN102 STAP cadets to New York to examine the influence of setting on poetic creation.
|PY201 STAP: The Ethics Block |
In PY201, SFC Mark Tonelli and the USMA Jazz Knights led a workshop for cadets focused on helping them understand how jazz improvisation works and how it might serve as a metaphor for the way we think about ethics.
|Cadet Summer Training 2013: Land Navigation|
Eight members of DEP, augmented by five newly commissioned Lieutenants, conducted advanced land navigation training and leadership development for the classes of 2014 and 2015 and oversaw the training for the class of 2016.
Seven cadets completed two interdisciplinary AIADs on morality and law in war. A June AIAD at Rutgers University focused on jus ad bellum (justice of war), while a July AIAD at Georgetown University focused on jus in bello (justice in war).
|Literature, Nature, and Culture AIAD|
MAJ Charlie Markley and CPT Barrett Ward led five cadets to multiple locations on an AIAD that explored the various ways that cultures interact with nature through the arts.
|Faculty Presentations & Engagement.|
On 5 June, Dr. Graham Parsons presented a paper titled "The Absurdity of Public War for Human Rights" at a symposium on Oppression, Resistance, and Rights sponsored by the Canadian Jacques Maritain Association in conjunction with the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Victoria, Canada.
|"Minimizing Harm to Combatants: Nonlethal Weapons, Combatants' Rights, and State Responsibility." |
LTC Chris Mayer saw the publication of "Minimizing Harm to Combatants: Nonlethal Weapons, Combatants' Rights, and State Responsibility." It is a chapter featured in the Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War: Just War Theory in the 21st Century. Fritz Allhoff, Nicholas G. Evans, Adam Henschke (editors). New York: Routledge, 2013.
|Carnegie New Leaders (CNL) event |
On 7 August, MAJ Ian Fishback hosted a Carnegie New Leaders (CNL) event as part of USMA's outreach to NYC. The foci of the event were ethical leadership and contemporary civil-military relations. MAJ Fishback provided the CNL participants with a tour of West Point followed by a dinner discussion at MacArthur's in Hotel Thayer. CNL is run by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. The members of CNL are a diverse and dynamic group of accomplished individuals, aged 40 and under, from the business, government, academic, and nonprofit sectors in NYC.
|Initial Colloquium for Editors |
From 5-7 July, at the University of Leicester (UK), Dr. Patrick Query attended the initial Colloquium for editors of the 42-volume Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh, published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Query is a member of the edition's Advisory Board and is editing A Tourist in Africa (1960), Waugh's final travel book.
| Issue : 4/4/2013 (4)
|Dramatic Performance Workshop |
Cadets participate in the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's dramatic performance workshop on 29 March.
|Hudson Valley Culture Forum |
On 23 March, the Hudson Valley Culture Forum embarked on a local cultural excursion centering in the historic town of Rhinebeck, NY.
|Panel on Counterterrorism Law |
On 21 March, MAJ Ian Fishback participated in a panel on counterterrorism law at the University of Michigan Law School.
|“Whether Pfc. Justin Watt Had a Moral Duty to Inform on One's Fellow Soldiers"|
On 25 March, Dr. Steve Kershnar (SUNY Fredonia) addressed the Philosophy Forum in the Haig Room.
| Issue : 3/27/2013 (4)
|Toni Morrison |
The Department of English and Philosophy, in conjunction with the Sol Feinstone Lecture Series, hosted a visit to West Point by Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison on 22 March.
|Cloisters Medieval Art Museum|
Major Nicholas Utzig and seven cadets from the Elise Sannes-Pinnell Art Appreciation Forum travelled to the Cloisters medieval art museum in New York City on 23 March.
|Cadet Fine Arts Jazz Forum |
On 22 March, the Cadet Fine Arts Jazz Forum attended a performance at the legendary Village Vanguard Jazz Club in New York City.
|Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference |
On 8 March, Art, Philosophy, and Literature majors participated in the Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference hosted by Marist College.
| Issue : 2/20/2013 (4)
|Presentation to the Creative Writing Forum|
COL (R) Joe Cox, former Academy Professor in the Department of English and Philosophy, with MAJ Richard Hartney and CDT Jordan Lee (2014) after his presentation to the Creative Writing Forum.
|Hudson Valley-area Rotary Club |
On Saturday, 16 February, LTC Pete Kilner, of the Department of English and Philosophy, ran a workshop on leader development at a meeting of Hudson Valley-area Rotary Club presidents and regional leaders held in the West Point Club.
|"Public War and the Moral Equality of Combatants"|
Dr. Graham Parsons' article "Public War and the Moral Equality of Combatants" appeared in the current issue of The Journal of Military Ethics.
|Band Delivered a Lecture |
On Tuesday, 12 February, the Jazz Knights of the West Point Band delivered a lecture to approximately 150 cadets from EN102 (Literature) on the relationship between poetry and music entitled “Form Follows Function.”
| Issue : 2/15/2013 (1)
|Spring Newsletter 2013|
Spring Newsletter 2013
| Issue : 1/30/2013 (2)
|"10 Best" EN101 Essays|
EN101 Composition faculty honored the cadet authors of the "10 Best" EN101 essays.
|Sundance Film Festival |
Seven members of the department’s Cadet Fine Arts Film Forum, accompanied by MAJ Erin Hadlock, attended the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, from 23-27 January.
| Issue : 1/23/2013 (1)
|Master Army Profession and Ethic Trainer (MAPET) Program|
As part of the Department's ongoing outreach to the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE), CPT Kevin Schieman assessed and reviewed a training package on ethical decision making for the Master Army Profession and Ethic Trainer (MAPET) program.
| Issue : 1/16/2013 (2)
On 13 January, Dr. Marc Napolitano and MAJ Erin Hadlock chaperoned an Opera Forum trip section to see the new film Les Miserables. Recently nominated for eight Academy Awards and five Golden Globes, the film is a cinematic adaptation of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil’s landmark musical, which is in turn an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s epic novel of the same name.
|Synergy Between Two Courses |
As part of an effort to achieve better synergy between two courses across the USMA core curriculum, six PY201 (Philosophy) faculty members from the Department of English and Philosophy visited SS202 (American Politics) classes taught by faculty from the Department of Social Sciences.
| Issue : 12/18/2012 (3)
|Judge Andrew Napolitano|
On November 26th, sixty cadets from the Philosophy Forum met to debate whether or not government is obligated to abide by natural law principles. Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOXNEWS Senior Judicial Analyst, facilitated the discussion which took the form of a town-hall meeting.
|Recognize some Outstanding Contributions to Teaching |
On 6 December, BG Trainor visited the Department of English and Philosophy in order to recognize some outstanding contributions to teaching this semester. The first group recognized by the Dean consisted of six cadets from the Class of 2014 who volunteered to be the Academy’s first “Writing Fellows” by enrolling in EP490: The Writing Tutor Course—and by working one-on-one throughout the semester with selected cadets in EN101.
|Interdisciplinary Team Project |
EN101 Composition faculty concluded an nine lesson sequence in which they focused on energy-related issues. The sequence, titled "The Energy Block," participated in the Core Interdisciplinary Team project whereby cadets in core courses studied energy as an interdisciplinary subject with scientific, mathematical, cultural, political, economic, military, and historical dimensions.
| Issue : 12/11/2012 (2)
|Native American Heritage Forum |
Cadets from the Native American Heritage Forum gathered on Sunday, 3 December, at the home of their OIC, LTC Mark Smith, for a cultural cooking experience and a matinee. They made Native American tacos, which use fry-bread as the staple, covered in spiced ground beef, beans, cheese, lettuce, onions, and tomatoes. Cadets then watched the 1998 film Smoke Signals, a comedy about two young Native American boys that explores tragedy, community, and the challenges of contemporary Native American life.
|Creative Capstone Projects |
Last week, the APL majors in COL Mike Stoneham’s EP433 Senior Seminar presented a wide variety of creative capstone projects synthesizing what they learned about the human-machine interface, the subject of the seminar.
| Issue : 12/3/2012 (8)
|United States Military Academy Preparatory School |
EN101 Composition faculty visited the United States Military Academy Preparatory School to engage in dialogue and class visitations with the USMAPS faculty.
|Opera Forum held its final meeting of the semester|
On Monday, 19 November, the Opera Forum held its final meeting of the semester. To conclude the group’s discussion of Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold, OIC Dr. Marc Napolitano lectured on Wagner’s legacy in the fantasy genre, noting his narrative influence on writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin.
|Ritual and the Idea of Europe in Interwar Writing |
Dr. Patrick Query's first book has been published by Ashgate Publishing Company. Ritual and the Idea of Europe in Interwar Writing is a study of several British and Irish writers exploring European identity in the two decades between the World Wars, when public ritual was taking on increased significance. http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409446088
|Elsie Sannes-Pinnell Art Appreciation Forum traveled to NYC’s Museum of Modern Art|
On 1 December, seven cadets from the Elsie Sannes-Pinnell Art Appreciation Forum traveled to NYC’s Museum of Modern Art. Highlights from the visit included Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Edvard Munch’s The Scream, and Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. The trip concluded with a nighttime view of the NYC skyline from the Rockefeller Center observation deck.
|Just War Theory |
On 30 November, Professor Jamie Kelly, assistant professor of philosophy at Vassar College, visited MAJ Alex Weis’s PY201 class. Professor Kelly participated in the Seminar on Designing and Teaching Philosophy Courses, which took place on 24 August 2012 and was hosted by PY201 faculty. Because he teaches just war theory in his introduction to philosophy course, Professor Kelly returned to West Point to observe MAJ Weis teaching this topic. Following the class, MAJ Weis and Professor Kelly had an in-depth discussion on the class and on how to teach just war theory to undergraduates. Professor Kelly has invited PY201 faculty to observe his class at Vassar College.
|New England Ethics Bowl competition|
On 1 December, the USMA Ethics Bowl team competed in the New England Ethics Bowl competition, held at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Eighteen teams from fifteen colleges and universities throughout the northeast participated. Overall, the event was an excellent opportunity to exchange arguments with peers on important moral issues pertaining to public policy and business ethics.
|Teagle Assessment Scholar Workshop |
From 29 November to 1 December, LTC Chris Mayer attended a Teagle Assessment Scholar workshop at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. At the workshop, faculty members and administrators participated in an exercise on institutional governance.
|Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol |
Professor Marc Napolitano performed his annual rendition of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol for the Department of English and Philosophy circle of faculty, family, and friends on Sunday, 9 December, in the Haig Room, Jefferson Library.
| Issue : 11/28/2012 (8)
|Acting Workshop |
On 9 November, actors Katie Hartke and James Knight of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival conducted an acting workshop for cadets in EN102 (Literature).
|Limited Edition Handmade Artist's Books|
On 13 November, cadets in EN102 (Literature) were visited by Bill and Vicky Stewart, collectors of limited edition, handmade artist's books, for a presentation and exhibition. Cadets had an opportunity to handle books that directly challenged their notion of the book as a physical object, with many books requiring their active participation.
|Strangers in Strange Lands: Distorted Landscape in the Modern American Military Memoir|
COL John Nelson published a chapter entitled “Strangers in Strange Lands: Distorted Landscape in the Modern American Military Memoir” in the collection Critical Insights: War, released by Salem Press.
|EP487 Senior Thesis |
On 14 and 15 November, cadets enrolled in the philosophy track of the EP487 Senior Thesis course made formal presentations on their senior thesis topics to the philosophy doctoral faculty and an audience of instructors and fellow cadets.
|Relationships that Humans have with Machines |
On 15 November, cadets in COL Mike Stoneham’s Senior Seminar extended their inquiry into the oft-complex relationships that humans have with machines beyond the EP433 Senior Seminar classroom by exploring the world of custom motorcycle creation at Orange County Choppers (OCC).
|Storm King Art Center|
Anne Marie Schoonhoven explains one of Storm King Art Center’s outdoor sculptures to EP433 students
|New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities (SENCER) Conference |
On 16 November, LTC Peter Molin, course director of EN101 (Composition), attended and presented at the Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities (SENCER) conference at Rutgers University’s School of Environmental and Biological Science.
|Native American Heritage Forum|
The Native American Heritage Forum, in conjunction with the USMA Equal Opportunity Office and the Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic, sponsored the 2012 Native American Indian Heritage Month Observance in the West Point Ballroom on 16 November.
| Issue : 11/14/2012 (3)
|Philosophy Forum |
Dr. Jeff McMahan (Rutgers University) presented a lecture to CFAF’s Philosophy Forum on 6 November 2012.
|Midwest Modern Language Association Conference |
Dr. Marc Napolitano attended the Midwest Modern Language Association conference in Cincinnati, OH, (11/08-11/11). His paper assessed Charles Dickens’s “debts” to illustrator George Cruikshank regarding the theatrical and cinematic afterlives of “Oliver Twist.”
|Midwest Modern Language Association |
CPT (P) Sean Case presented a paper titled “Served on a Corporate Platter: Dystopian Food Consumption in Rob Zeigler’s Seed and Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl” at the annual conference of the Midwest Modern Language Association in Cincinnati, Ohio.
| Issue : 11/7/2012 (5)
|Military Ethics: An Introduction with Case Studies.|
On 25 October, Professor Stephen Coleman met with PY201 (Philosophy) faculty to discuss teaching military ethics and his new book, which is titled Military Ethics: An Introduction with Case Studies.
|Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. |
From 25-26 October, sixteen cadets, most of them Art, Philosophy, and Literature majors, visited Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Highlights of the visit included two seminars with artist-author Benjamin Busch, a Vassar graduate and Marine Corps veteran of Iraq.
|The Art of Bullfighting |
On 29 and 30 October, Dr. Patrick Query lectured on the art of bullfighting to two Spanish Civilization classes taught by Dr. Laura Vidler of DFL. Dr. Query has long been an aficionado of the bullfight and has written and spoken widely on the subject.
|Emerging Issues in Military Ethics|
On 29 October, Professor Martin Cook met with PY201 (Philosophy) faculty to discuss emerging issues in military ethics, including robotics and autonomous weapons; cyberwar; human performance enhancement; and the shifting international system.
|Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City|
On 1 November, Dr. Terri Sabatos led thirty-four cadets on a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, enriching their educational experience by viewing the art and cultural artifacts they had studied in class.
| Issue : 10/31/2012 (4)
|Professional-Development Exercises |
On 16-18 October 2012, LTC Pete Kilner facilitated a series of professional-development exercises for leaders (SSG and above) in the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, which deploys this month to Afghanistan.
|Elsie Sannes-Pinnell Art Appreciation Forum|
Eight cadets from the Elsie Sannes-Pinnell Art Appreciation Forum, an element of the Cadet Fine Arts Forum, traveled to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on 20 October 2012.
|Native American Heritage Forum|
On 20 October 2012, LTC Mark Smith and five cadets from the Native American Heritage Forum traveled to New York City to learn more about Native American culture.
|Opera Forum |
On 23 October 2012, the Opera Forum held a concert in the Haig Room of Jefferson Library featuring USMA graduate and trained opera singer Lorna Case (Class of 1999), Russian mezzo-soprano Viktoriya Bright, and pianist Dr. Barbara Bacik Case.
| Issue : 10/24/2012 (4)
|Dr. Patrick Gray presented a paper at the Virgil and the Renaissance Conference.|
On 15 October, English professor Dr. Patrick Gray presented a paper titled "Constancy and Pity in Shakespeare's Coriolanus and Virgil’s Aeneid” at the Virgil and the Renaissance Conference, sponsored by the Accademia Nazionale Virgiliania di Scienze e Lettere in Mantua, Italy, in celebration of the 2012 Virgil Prize.
|Art, Philosophy, and Literature Mixer|
On 16 October, the Department of English and Philosophy hosted a mixer for cadets enrolled in the Art, Philosophy, and Literature major. In addition to welcoming the sixteen new APL majors from the Class of 2015, cadets and faculty enjoyed the opportunity to mix and mingle over lunch in Cullum Hall.
|Colonel John Nelson of the Department of English and Philosophy presented a paper at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association's annual conference. |
On 20 October, Colonel John Nelson of the Department of English and Philosophy presented a paper at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association's annual conference at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington.
|The Department of English and Philosophy hosted its Fall Family Festival.|
On 20 October, the Department of English and Philosophy hosted its Fall Family Festival at West Point’s Victor Constant Ski Lodge. The purpose of the evening was to allow faculty and family members to socialize, relax, and enjoy each other’s company in the midst of a busy semester.
| Issue : 10/17/2012 (2)
|Studio Arts Forum cadets escorted Mr. Mort Walker during the Army vs. Boston College football game.|
On 6 October, cadets from the Studio Arts Forum, which is part of the Department of English and Philosophy’s Cadet Fine Arts Forum, escorted Mr. Mort Walker during the Army vs. Boston College football game. Mr. Walker is the creator of the “Beetle Bailey” and “Hi & Lois” comic strips.
|Dr. Marc Napolitano presented his paper at the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association conference.|
On 12 October, Dr. Marc Napolitano presented his paper, “Guidance from the (m)other side: deceased mothers as moral guides in Dickens and Rowling,” at the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association conference in Columbus, Ohio.
| Issue : 10/10/2012 (2)
|Dr. Steve Svoboda visited DEP's EP433 Senior Seminar.|
On 28 September, Dr. Steve Svoboda, orthopedist and director of the sports medicine fellowship at Keller Army Hospital, visited DEP's EP433 Senior Seminar and provided APL majors studying literature that explores the interrelationships of humankind and machines a fascinating presentation on current orthopedic efforts to repair what might be called broken human parts.
|Faculty traveled to Vassar College to attend the annual William Starr Lecture on freshman writing.|
EN101 Composition and EN302 Advanced Composition faculty traveled to Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York to attend the annual William Starr Lecture on freshman writing.
| Issue : 10/9/2012 (1)
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| Issue : 10/3/2012 (6)
|African American Arts Forum gathered to listen to jazz and share spoken word poetry. |
Poets sought not only to evaluate their personal experiences, but also their roles as officers and leaders in an evolving, unstable world.
|Native American Heritage Forum attended a Powwow at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights, NY. |
On 21 September, the Native American Heritage Forum, part of DEP’s Cadet Fine Arts Forum, attended a Powwow at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights, NY.
|USMA Opera Forum met to watch the first two acts of Richard Wagner’s “Das Rheingold."|
On September 10th and 24th, forty cadets in the USMA Opera Forum met to watch the first two acts of Richard Wagner’s “Das Rheingold,” the first opera in Wagner’s epic tetralogy “Der Ring des Nibelungen.”
|Members of our philosophy faculty met with the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE).|
As part of DEP’s outreach to the Army and continuing work with the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE), eight members of our philosophy faculty met with the CAPE director, COL Jeffrey Peterson, and his staff to discuss ongoing projects and opportunities for future collaboration. These opportunities include support to upcoming Army wide campaigns concerning the profession as well as upcoming Army-wide education and training programs that CAPE will conduct.