Department News

May 18, 2015

Katie Luckenbill was awarded the Outstanding Student Award for the Master of Humanities Program in the College of Liberal Arts for 2015. Katie grew up in the Dayton area and earned her BA in Classical Humanities at Wright State University. She then pursued a Master of Humanities, again with a focus on Classics. Katie's MHUM thesis examined the role of the calvary in the texts of the 4th Century BCE Greek writer, Xenophon. During her masters degree, Katie began teaching Latin part-time at a...

May 18, 2015

Shane Moon was given the Master of Humanities Outstanding Graduate Student Award for the Graduate School in 2015 because of his impressive performance as a researcher and writer in our program. Shane’s thesis explores the moral sensibility of American author Cormac McCarthy’s novels. A graduate of Antioch University, Shane is an excellent and experienced writer of both fiction and non-fiction. For academic year 2014-2015, he served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in two Philosophy courses...

May 7, 2015

Dr. Heidi Wendt, assistant professor in the Department of Religion, is the 2015 recipient of the Honors Teacher of the Year award. Completing her second year at WSU, Dr. Wendt’s area of expertise is the New Testament and Early Christianity, particularly its relation to the wider Greco-Roman world. She regularly teaches a section of “The Bible & Western Culture,” a popular General Education class. She offered an Honors section of this class for the first time this past spring, and the...

Apr 30, 2015
The College of Liberal Arts holds celebration recognizing the successful relationship of students and business partners through internship experiences.
Apr 29, 2015

Lingvae Mortvae Vivvnt apvd Vniversitatem Wright State!

Dead Languages Live at Wright State University!    On Monday, April 20th, almost 130 area high school students attended the Classics Department’s first Latin Day, held in WSU’s Student Union.

The students, who are currently taking Latin at Fenwick, Fairmont, and Butler high schools, participated in a variety of activities. WSU Classics students, under the direction of Dr. Bruce Laforse, performed entertaining...

Mar 30, 2015

The 2015 Piediscalzi Lecture will be held at Wright State University on April 16, 2015. The lecture, entitled “There and Back Again: The Story World of Greek Myth,” will be delivered by Dr. Sarah Iles Johnston, Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of Religion and Professor of Classics, The Ohio State University. Professor Johnston will discuss how ancient myths collectively build a 'story-world' much like those we see today in television shows, movies and fiction. To do this, she...

Feb 27, 2015
Wright State philosophy/religion major John Klugh is a soldier in Ahimsa’s Army, the university’s peace and nonviolence club, which he helped found two years ago.
Feb 11, 2015
Philosophy professor Erik Banks published book on Austrian physicist Ernst Mach, American psychologist William James and British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Jan 21, 2015
The College of Liberal Arts will recognize faculty members who published books and albums in 2014.
Jan 16, 2015
Iraq war veteran Fred Hockney uses the study of philosophy at Wright State University to help unlock the mystery of his experience.