Department News

Jul 28, 2016
Charles Taylor spent 35 years on the Wright State faculty and served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts from 2005 to his retirement in 2012.
Jun 20, 2016
Nickolas Hayden is majoring in computer engineering and philosophy and hopes to pursue a career in computer programming or create apps or video games.
Sep 22, 2015
The new Center for Liberal Arts Student Success (CLASS) combines advising, faculty/student relationship-building, peer mentoring and career counseling.
Jul 28, 2015
Latest book by Wright State philosophy professor William Irvine examines moments of insight that shape the world.
Jul 9, 2015
Minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies gives students a foundation in the history, language, religion, sociology and politics of the Middle East, from the seventh century to present day.
May 29, 2015
Excerpt “The Stoics had the insight that the prospect of death can actually make our lives much happier than they would otherwise be,” (William Irvine) says. “You’re supposed to allow yourself to have a flickering thought that someday you’re going …
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 cavalry 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 and...
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.

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