SLA Students to Present at National Conferences

History Conference

Students majoring in History, Political Science, Philosophy, and English will present at national
undergraduate conferences this spring. Pictured above are students at the Phi Alpha Theta History
Conference accompanied by Dr. Kristin Bayer of the History Department. Please join us in congratulating
all of the students named below on their achievements!

  • Five Marist students presented at the Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society) regional conference
    on April 6th, including Political Science major Jennifer Grobe and History majors Megan Ripley,
    Freda Turner, and Kathleen M. Wicks, and Lauren Kelty. The meeting took place at Hartwick College.

  • English major Naomi Faris presented her work at the annual convention of Sigma Tau Delta,
    the International English Honor Society, held March 20-22 in Portland, OR. Naomi's paper,
    "Mixed Race America: Overtly Offensive, Covertly Changing," built upon coursework she completed
    in an upper-level course on Gender and Sexuality in Literature.

  • Philosophy major Chelsea Richardson will present her Capping paper, "A Critique of Modern
    Agriculture and its Effects on Personhood," at the 17th Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy
    in Oregon. In her paper she uses the theories of Marx and Borgmann to argue that modern
    agriculture alienates us from our food and personhood. Her paper will be part of a panel on
    Environmental Ethics.

  • Ryan Montano presented his capping paper, "Intuitions and Experimental Philosophy," at the
    Third Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference hosted at Marist March 8-9, 2013.
    In his paper Mr. Montano examines recent experimental results concerning philosophical intuitions,
    and he suggests a role for philosophy in the context of the empirical sciences. Mr. Montano is a
    double major in philosophy and biomedical sciences.