Religion, Philosophy, and Classics

CLASS action

College of Liberal Arts launches Center for Liberal Arts Student Success
Wayne Stark and Becca Salay talking

The new Center for Liberal Arts Student Success (CLASS) combines advising, faculty/student relationship-building, peer mentoring and career counseling. Continue reading

Aha moments

Philosophy professor William Irvine authors book on world-changing insights
William Irvine holding his book

Latest book by Wright State philosophy professor William Irvine examines moments of insight that shape the world. Continue reading

New minor focuses on Middle Eastern and Islamic studies

Awad Halabi in front of bookshelf

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. Continue reading

What good is thinking about death?


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 … Continue reading

College of Liberal Arts recognizes community partners at internship celebration

Alexandria Gray with poster presentation

The College of Liberal Arts holds celebration recognizing the successful relationship of students and business partners through internship experiences. Continue reading

Peace officer

Wright State philosophy student John Klugh promotes non-violence, help for the homeless
John Klugh in Dunbar Library

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. Continue reading

Perfectly logical

Wright State’s Erik C. Banks authors philosophy book on Realistic Empiricism
Realistic Empiricism of Mach, James and Russell cover

Philosophy professor Erik Banks published book on Austrian physicist Ernst Mach, American psychologist William James and British philosopher Bertrand Russell. Continue reading

Middle East, wartime China, musical instruments focus of Wright State authors honored for publications

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The College of Liberal Arts will recognize faculty members who published books and albums in 2014. Continue reading

Thinking it over

Iraq veteran Fred Hockney studies philosophy to try to make sense of his experience
Fred Hockney

Iraq war veteran Fred Hockney uses the study of philosophy at Wright State University to help unlock the mystery of his experience. Continue reading

Digging deep

Wright State’s Jeannette Marchand extends her passion for archaeology to the younger set
Jeannette Marchand

Jeannette Marchand, who teaches archaeology and classics, says she’s motivated by the thrill of discovery on a dig or in research. Continue reading