Department News

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...

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...