Christopher Backes (Classical Studies minor, '15) received the Emmett M. Bienvenu Award for Excellence in Greek during the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Honors Convocation in May 2015.
Dr. Connie Rodriguez received the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Faculty Excellence in Advising Award at the May 2015 HNS Honors Convocation.
Kathryn Lambeth (B.A., Classical Studies, '12) completed her Masters degree in Public Health with a focus in Epidemiology at Louisiana State University in May 2014. She will be starting medical school at LSU in the fall of 2015.
Simon Whedbee (Classical Studies minor, '15) will be attending the MA program at the University of Toronto's Centre for Medieval Studies. In addition to Toronto, he was offered positions at Durham University, the University of York, King's College London, Fordham University, and the University of Western Michigan.
Dr. Karen Rosenbecker will begin research this summer on obesity in Greek Literature. Her work will provide an overview of obesity in non-medical texts, specifically the literary conventions employed in describing obesity and the social attitudes about the condition. As this topic has been explored primarily in ancient medical texts, her project focused on representations in literature will be attractive to publishers and potentially to a non-specialist audience as well.
Kenneth Dyer (B.A., Classical Studies, '05) is a technical writer at Avocet Editorial Consulting. He has published an article in Linux Journal (2012) entitled "Basics of Web Design with Drupal 7".
Drupal is one of the most popular and versatile platforms for web design. This article provides an introduction for the non-programmer to the latest release of Drupal. It covers the basics of creating a data scheme, how to manipulate that data, and fundamental ways to display the data in Drupal 7.
Colin Williams (B.A., Classical Studies, '04) is teaching at the Bay School of San Francisco where he teaches in both the Humanities and Music departments. The steady, pulsing energy of Colin’s bass lines has earned him gigs from the Harry Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia to the Tugboat Brewery in Portland. He continues an active musical career and performs regularly at venues throughout the Bay Area where he plays with the Sebastian Parker Trio and the pickPocket Ensemble.
Erica Saccucci-Price (B.A., Classical Studies, '03) is a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago in Theology, specializing in Christian Ethics. She has recently finished the first chapter of her dissertation.
Elizabeth Sloane (B.A., Classical Studies, '09) is currently a graduate student at the University of Haifa, Israel.
Dr. Connie Rodriguez will be presenting a paper, entitled "Aristotle's Poetics and the Tragedy of Londo and G'Kar", at the Once and Future Antiquity Conference to be held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, 27-29 March 2015.