Society for Values in Higher Education (SVHE) moves to WKU & holds conference in April 2013

As was previously announced and reported, the Society for Values in Higher Education (SVHE) (Facebook) yesterday moved into Cherry Hall at WKU. This move is a great addition to WKU!

Here is how the SVHE describes itself: ‘The Society for Values in Higher Education is a fellowship of teachers and others who care deeply about ethical issues—such as integrity, diversity, social justice and civic responsibility—facing higher education and the wider society. We believe that such values call for study, reflection, discussion, and action. We pursue these activities through publications, projects, regional gatherings, and an annual national meeting.’

For more information, please contact Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo, Executive Director of SVHE, Head of the Department of Philosophy & Religion at WKU, and Co-Director of the Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility (ICSR): or 270-745-5744.

From April 11-13, 2013, it co-sponsors the 39th Conference on Value Inquiry on ‘Virtue, Vice & Character’ at WKU.

To submit a paper, an abstract, or a proposal, or for additional information, please contact
Professor Audrey Anton at the Department of Philosophy of WKU: 1906 College Heights Blvd. Bowling Green, KY 42101, (270)-745-5757,

Call for Papers

The 39th Conference on Value Inquiry “Virtue, Vice, and Character” will be held at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green Kentucky 11-13 April 2013. Broad participation is sought. Papers and proposals for papers that address considerations of virtue and vice in character development, moral decision-making, moral education, and whether character is even possible are particularly welcome. Early Submission is strongly encouraged and advised. Papers should be between 20-25 minutes reading time. Papers submitted by 1 February 2013 are ensured review and will receive priority in selection.

Papers may be practically or theoretically oriented. Topics may be disciplinary and range over issues within a single field of value inquiry such as normative ethics, applied ethics, aesthetics, political theory, or economics. Topics may be interdisciplinary and range over issues between two or more fields of value inquiry. Topics may even be meta-disciplinary and range over purely conceptual issues important for fuller understanding of values tied to virtue, vice, and character. Julia Driver and John Doris will be among the plenary speakers at the conference.

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