The philosophical tradition of existentialism is often associated with loneliness or despair, yet many existential philosophers examine the human condition in order to reveal the possibility of a more authentic existence. In the fall semester, the students of Philosophy 406 examined some well-known existential philosophers, such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Sartre. This spring, the students […]
Wondering what to read this summer? Here are some suggestions from our students and faculty: Dr. Hastings, department chairperson: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig On the Road by Jack Kerouac Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins Dr. Criniti, English faculty member Never […]
Several of our English majors received honors at this year’s Honors Convocation. Ashley Zago, Francesca Miller, and Betsy Francis all received Academic Excellence Awards. Miss Miller also received the Jack Hattman English Liberal Arts Major of the Year Award, and Miss Francis was honored with the English Education Major of the Year Award. Having graduated, […]
Dr. Dave Thomas, Professor of English, continued his work to improve our environment this year. In addition to writing a grant proposal for the Coca Cola/Keep America Environmental Program, Dr. Thomas was named to the President’s Council of Sustainability. He was also the chairperson of the Green Initiatives Committee, which sponsored the WLU Environmental Education program on […]
Dr. Aaron Harper, Associate Professor of Philsophy and Religion, has presented his work at several conferences over the past academic year. This past December, he presented “Playing with Nietzsche: Play, Nihilism, and Value Creation” at a conference offered by both the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport and the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical […]
Adjunct instructor Diane Reynolds has been busy presenting at several conferences. In June 2012 she presented “Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Thomas Kelly: Monastic Parallels” at the Friends Association of Higher Education Conference in Wilmington, Ohio. Her work on Bonhoeffer and Kelly was also published in Quaker Higher Education last fall in an article titled “Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Thomas Kelly […]
Alum Jacqueline (Bartels) Yahn recently received the 2013 Innovative Secondary Technology Teacher of the Year Award in the Lancaster (Ohio) City Schools System. In addition to teaching English classes in Lancaster, she is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Ohio University.
Betsy Francis, who graduated with an English Education degree this May, applied for and received a teaching position at Wheeling Central Catholic High School. An honor student and member of Sigma Tau Delta, Miss Francis impressed the hiring committee so much that she has been offered the opportunity to take over several of the school’s […]