Departments of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics


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 scenes from Plautus’s famous...
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 uses...
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.
Oct 28, 2014
Jeannette Marchand, who teaches archaeology and classics, says she’s motivated by the thrill of discovery on a dig or in research.
Oct 27, 2014
As soon as the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933 they established the first concentration camp in Dachau and began to persecute Jews and others that they deemed as opposing their fascist regime. On November 9th and 10th, 1938, in a nationwide program called Kristallnacht ("Night of Broken Glass"), the Nazis and their collaborators burned synagogues, looted Jewish homes and businesses, and killed at least 91 Jews. The Gestapo, supported by local uniformed police, arrested approximately 30,...
Oct 21, 2014
This past Saturday, October 18, the Wright State University chapter (Theta Sigma) of Eta Sigma Phi, a national honor fraternity for Classical Studies, initiated seven new members. We congratulate and welcome to the fraternity Alex Anderson, Jessica Becker, Rebecca Coe, Fred Hockney, Kristie Kuhn, Christine Turner, and graduate student Sandra Moran. All of these students and the senior members of Eta Sigma Phi earned their membership in this society through their outstanding performance in Greek...


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