Mac employees making waves in scholarly journals

By Ryne Turke on August 9 at 11:03am

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Eric Berg, associate professor of philosophy and religion at MacMurray College, has been named the first book review editor of The Journal of Camus Studies.

Dr. Berg will scour publishing sources for the scholarly journal, searching for new books in any language on the French writer and philosopher Albert Camus. The search will also include books on philosophers who were Camus’ contemporaries and books on the context surround Camus’ work.

Dr. Berg has been instrumental in helping to establish protocols for writing reviews, forming relationships with academic publishing houses and scholars who are potential reviewers and drafting a style guide for book reviews.

The first books have been sent out for review and the 2014 edition is expected to begin later this year.

Joe Squillace, director of the Social Work Program at MacMurray College, published an article on alternative spring breaks for the scholarly publication The Journal For Civic Commitment.

The article, “Short Immersion Trips for Rural Students in Social Work,” is based on surveys of MacMurray students who, over the past two years when classes weren’t in session, spent a week working at a homeless shelter in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Journal for Civic Commitment is published online twice a year by the Community College National Center for Community.

A link to the article can be found here.