By Bethany Deramo
Are you looking for a new organization to join? Do you enjoy discussing the works of philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle and Socrates with other like-minded individuals? Then Plato’s Academy wants you!
Plato’s Academy is a new student organization on the Claremore campus of Rogers State University. This organization was founded by: Christine LaMont, Jake McNaughton, Drew Tripp, Amy Hendrix and Matthew Hendrix. Dr. Frank Grabowski is the advisor of Plato’s Academy. These individuals revived the club after its long absence from the university in recent years.
Christine LaMont, one of the founding members, says, “We wanted to revive a club so that students like ourselves–who show an interest in philosophy and things pertaining to philosophy, could have a place to discuss those interests and become more involved with philosophy related events around town.”
The group will be attending Dr. Grabowski’s speech at the Tulsa Philosophical Society on October 19th at 7pm. His speech will tie-in perfectly with the month of October, because he will be discussing: The Philosophy of Horror.
Open to all current Rogers State Students, Plato’s Academy will delve into different philosophical works from books to sound bites and even some artwork. There are no dues to pay in this organization—all they ask from you is your time and enthusiasm about philosophy.
Meetings for Plato’s Academy are held every other Wednesday, from 12:15 – 1:15pm in Baird Hall, Room 228. The dates and times of the meetings are subject to change.
For more information about Dr. Grabowski’s speech or the club in general, you can find the club on Facebook. Just search for Plato’s Academy.