Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions
2012 Annual ACPA Meeting
(2 November-November 4)

Secretary's Letter: May 2011

Enclosed you will find a dues notice for the upcoming year, the President-Elect's "Letter and Call for Papers" for the 2012 Annual Meeting (to be held in Los Angeles, California, and hosted by Loyola Marymount University), and "Guidelines for Submitting Papers" for 2012. 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. Herewith I am also sending you a memo containing a number of announcements and reminders. 
For the 2011 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 sending in 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. 2010 Proceedings 
The Proceedings from the ACPA's 2010 annual meeting (hosted by Loyola of Maryland) have been edited, sent off to the publisher, and they should be mailed out to members early in the fall. 

3. ACPA Meeting hosted by St. Louis University, St. Louis, 28 - 30 October 2011: "Science, Reason, and Religion" 
Don't forget that the 2011 Annual Meeting of the ACPA will take place 28 - 30 October 2011, in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, St. Louis, which is not far from St. Louis University. As usual, the complete conference program, along with registration materials for the 2011 Annual Meeting, will be sent out to members in September of 2011. By June you will be able to register for the conference at the ACPA website, and by September 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 2010 Annual Meeting are:

John Cottingham, Professor Emeritus, University of Reading, Professorial Research Fellow, Heythrop College, University of London. "Confronting the Cosmos: Scientific Rationality and Human Understanding." 
Michael Ruse, Florida State University, "Making Room for Faith: Does Science Have Limits?" 
John F. Haught, Georgetown University "Darwin, Faith and Critical Intelligence." 
Dominic J. Balestra, Fordham University, "Galileo's Legacy: Getting the Relationship In-Between Scientism and Literalism Right"
At the 2011 Meeting, the Association's Aquinas Medal will be presented to J.L.A. Gracia. 

4. Commentators and Chairs at the St. Louis meeting 
If you would like to be on the program of the 2011 Annual Meeting (either as a commentator or as a chair), 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 2011. 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 St. Louis meeting 
There were twenty satellite sessions at New Orleans in 2009 and nineteen in Baltimore, the maximum capacity of the hotel each year. Judging from the large number of submissions for the "contributed papers," we hope there will be even more this year. 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 2011. 

For the 2012 Meeting: 

1. Election Results: 

The complete results of this year's ACPA election (concluded April 2, 2011) are as follows:
Vice-President/President-Elect: John O'Callaghan (Notre Dame University)
Executive Council Members:
Arthur Madigan, SJ (Boston College) 
Janet Smith (Sacred Heart Major Seminary) 
Mary C. Sommers (University of St. Thomas, Houston) 
Alice Ramos (St. John's University) 
Joshua Hochschild (Mt. St. Mary's University)
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 2011 meeting and will be on the Executive Council through the 2014 meeting: 

2. 2012 ACPA Meeting in Los Angeles, California (hosted by Loyola Marymount) 
The Executive Committee of the ACPA has determined that the theme of the 2012 conference (to be held in the fall of 2012 and to be hosted by Loyola Marymount University) will be Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions. For further details about the meeting, please see the enclosed letter from President-Elect Richard C. Taylor. 

For the 2013 Meeting 

1. Hosts for 2013 and 2014 

We are looking for volunteers to host the 2013 and 2014 meetings. If you are interested, please contact the National Secretary. 

Respectfully submitted, 
   R. E. Houser, ACPA National Secretary 
   houser@stthom.edu acpa@stthom.edu
ACPA National Office 
Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St. Thomas 
3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006 
Phone: (713) 525-3596 Fax: (713) 942-3483 
E-mail: houser@stthom.edu, acpa@stthom.edu 
Web: www.acpaweb.org 

ACPA Subscription and Membership Services 
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Phone: (800) 444-2419 
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