Departments of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics


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...
Oct 20, 2014
CoLA Employee Recognition Awards 2014 This fall, we celebrate many great employees who have completed milestone years of employment at Wright State University.  The College of Liberal Arts is proud to honor the following faculty and staff from our college: 40 Years  Victoria Oleen, Theatre 25 Years Bruce B. Cromer, Theatre Jack L. Dustin, Urban Affairs Chris Hall, English Renee Harber-Siervogel, Political Science Paul D. Lockhart, History Jennifer L. Sheets, English 20 Years Jimmy...
Sep 26, 2014
Dr. Arshia Sattar, a scholar of Hindu religion and culture from Bangalore, India, delivered an engaging lecture last Thursday, September 18th, to a group of Wright State students, faculty, staff, and community members, as part of a two-day visit to the WSU campus. Dr. Sattar, who has a PhD from the University of Chicago in South Asian Languages and Literatures and whose translations of Sanskrit literary and religious texts are world renowned, spoke to a group of roughly forty people about...
Sep 4, 2014
Please join us for a lecture and presentation by Dr. Issam Nassar, Department of History, Illinois State University.  Examining photos of the failed Ottoman attempt to seize the Suez Canal in 1915, Dr. Nassar will discuss the Ottoman preparations for war and the role that photography played in the First World War. Time and Place: Thursday September 18, 6:00-8:00 pm, 109 Oelman Hall Sponsored by the following Wright State University departments and offices: War and Society Program, Department...
Sep 2, 2014
Dr. Erik Banks’s second book, The Realistic Empiricism of Mach, James, and Russell: Neutral Monism Reconceived, has recently been published by Cambridge University Press. In this book he traces how these three philosophers--Ernst Mach, William James, and Bertrand Russell--founded in the early 20th century a philosophical and scientific movement known as “neutral monism,” and explores the ways in which their ideas can be applied to contemporary problems in the philosophy of mind and the...
May 6, 2014
The end of the academic year is a time for awards. Several graduating seniors in the Departments of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics were honored at award ceremonies held at WSU over the last few weeks. Top Scholar Timothy B. Corcoran, a Classical Humanities major, was named Top Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts at a ceremony held on April 11 at the Dunbar Library. Excelling in both Latin and Greek courses, Tim wrote his senior paper on the importance of engineering in Roman siege...


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