Aristotle Now and Then
2013 Annual ACPA Meeting
(1 November-November 3)

Secretary's Letter: May Mailing

May 2013

Dear Colleagues in the ACPA:

In this email you will find, in addition to this letter, a dues notice for the upcoming year, the VP/President-Elect’s “Letter and Call for Papers” for the 2014 Annual Meeting, and “Guidelines for Submitting Papers” for 2014.  Please pay your dues on time, since the timely payment of your dues will eliminate the need for reminder notices and thereby help to reduce the ACPA’s overall costs.

Here are a number of announcements and reminders.

For the 2013 Meeting:

1. Be sure to Update Your Membership Information on the Dues Renewal Notice:

There are two ways to pay your dues: online by clicking on the link on the Dues Renewal Notice, or by mailing the notice to the Philosophy Documentation Center. All members are asked to update any membership information (including mailing address, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, etc.) that may have changed over the past year or two.  Since we now send this notice by email, it is imperative that we have your current email address(es). Life members are also asked to update their membership information in the same manner, even though they do not pay dues.

2. 2012 Proceedings:

The Proceedings from the ACPA’s 2012 annual meeting (hosted by Loyola Marymount University) has been edited. It has been sent off to the publisher and should be mailed out to members early in the fall of 2013. 

3. ACPA Meeting hosted by Marian University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, 1—3 November 2013: “Aristotle, Now and Then”:

Don’t forget that the 2013 Annual Meeting will take place 1—3 November 2013, at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre, Indianapolis. As usual, the complete conference program, along with registration materials for the 2013 Annual Meeting, will be sent out to members in September of 2013. But before that, all relevant information will be up on the ACPA Website ( ). By going through the ACPA website, or directly to the ACPA page at the Philosophy Documentation Center website, you will be able to register for the conference, make a reservation at the Hotel at the conference rate ($ 135 per night), and sign up for the banquet and women’s luncheon. Once it is available, you will be able to inspect the conference program online. In order to whet your philosophical appetites, let me mention here that the plenary speakers for the 2013 Annual Meeting are:

John O’Callaghan, ACPA President, Director of the Jacques Maritain Center, University of Notre Dame.

Alasdair MacIntyre, Rev. John A. O'Brien Senior Research Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame.

Candace Vogler, David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago.

V. Bradley Lewis, Associate Professor of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America.

At the 2013 Meeting, the Association’s Aquinas Medal will be presented to Eleonore Stump, St. Louis University.  

4. Commentators and Chairs at the Indianapolis meeting

If you would like to be on the program of the 2013 Annual Meeting, as either a commentator on a paper or chair of a session, please send your name and contact information (including phone number, FAX number, e-mail address, and regular mailing address) to me (email addresses below).  Be sure to do so by 15 June 2013. If you are interested in serving as a commentator, be sure to indicate your area(s) of interest or expertise. 

5. Satellite Sessions at the Indianapolis meeting

There were twenty-six satellite sessions at Los Angeles in 2012. Judging from the exceedingly large number of submissions for the “contributed papers” this year, we hope to have even more Satellite Sessions in 2013. Satellite Session organizers are reminded that final information regarding planned satellite sessions (session title, names of organizer, session chair, and speakers, and the titles of papers) should be received at the National Office no later than 1 July 2013.


6. New Schedule of Sessions for the 2013 Meeting

In light of excellent suggestions made at the Executive Council Meeting and the Business Meeting in 2012, there will be changes in the Schedule of Sessions for the 2013 Meeting. Please consider these changes when making your travel plans. The main changes will be:

Thursday, 31 October 2013: Executive Council Meeting: 6-9 pm.

Friday, 1 November 2013:

Satellite sessions: 10am to noon and 1-3pm.

“Contributed” papers sessions 3:30-5:30pm

Plenary session: 8-10pm


Saturday, 2 November 2013:

Plenary session: 9-11am

"Contributed” papers sessions:  1-3pm

Satellite sessions:  3:30-5:30pm

Sunday, 3 November 2013:

Satellite sessions: 9-11am   

For the 2014 Meeting:

1. Election Results

The complete results of this year’s ACPA election (concluded April 2, 2013) are as follows:

Vice-President/President-Elect: Jorge L. A. Garcia (Boston College)

Executive Council Members:

Gregory Doolan (The Catholic University of America)

Jon McGinnis (University of Missouri at St. Louis)

Siobhan Nash-Marshall (Manhattanville College)

Michael Rota (University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN)

Jennifer Hart Weed (University of New Brunswick)

On behalf of the Association, the Secretary would like to congratulate our newly-elected Council members, and to thank all who were willing to stand for election. The new members will take office at the conclusion of the 2013 meeting and will be on the Executive Council through the 2016 meeting.

2. 2014 ACPA Meeting:

The President-Elect and the Executive Committee of the ACPA has determined that the theme of the 2014 conference will be Dispositions, Habits, and Virtues. For further details about the meeting, please see the letter from President-Elect Daniel Dahlstrom and the “Call for Papers.”

3. Hosts for 2014, 2015, and 2016

We are looking for volunteers to host the 2014, 2015, and 2016 meetings. If you are interested, please contact the National Secretary.  

Respectfully submitted,

R. E. Houser

ACPA National Secretary