Congratulations, Eric and Will!

Posted on May 11th, 2011 by

A double congratulations to Professor Eric Dugdale and Professor Emeritus Will Freiert!

This past weekend on May 7th, Eric received the received the 2011 Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award at the College’s Honors Day Convocation.  Faculty members are nominated for the award by fellow faculty members based on professional accomplishments regarding research activities in private, public, or corporate settings; publication; presentations at scholarly meetings or conferences; and exhibits or performances.

He has recently published two books: a translation and commentary on Sophocles’ Electra, and Greek Theatre in Context, both with Cambridge University Press. Dugdale is also co-editing, along with colleague James Morwood, a series titled Greece and Rome: Texts and Contexts. The series aims to make classics accessible to undergraduate students.



And on Thursday, May 5th Professor Emeritus Will Freiert became Gustavus Adolphus College’s first honorary inductee to Phi Beta Kappa in recognition of  his lifelong dedication to the humanities and liberal arts.

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest honors society in America.  It was founded “in 1776, during the American Revolution. For over two and a quarter centuries, the Society has embraced the principles of freedom of inquiry and liberty of thought and expression.” (PBK website)  Honorary membership is granted to those individuals who graduated from institutions that did not have Phi Beta Kappa chapters and have proven their dedication to the liberal arts over the course of their careers.

Read more about their impressive achievements here and here.  Congratulations to our illustrious department members!


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