‘Faculty’ Category

Congratulations, Eric and Will!

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, […]

A New Addition!

Congratulations to Stewart and Ellie Flory, who welcomed their baby daughter Alexandra into the world on Monday, Oct. 26th!  All members of the Flory family are doing well, as you can see.

dinner and a slide show

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, Eta Sigma Phi provided an Italian feast for hungry classicists.  Globe-trotting Gusties Matt Panciera, Paula Wiggam, and Emma Ellingson  shared slides and stories of their trips to Sicily and Florence.  The event took place, fittingly, in the International Center–the perfect setting for inspiring wanderlust!

Comedy Last Month

Plautus has been in the Gustavian air this past month. The drama department at Gustavus put on a production of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum on the last weekend of February and the first weekend of March. The play was hilarious and a smashing success–especially the Feb 29th performance, which […]

Departmental retreat

Zeno and his followers conversed in the shade of a stoa, Epicurus and his gang met in his garden, and the Gustavus classics faculty met to think deep thoughts in the idyllic surroundings of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The occasion gave us a chance for a photo opportunity with all eight of us together!

Departmental Doings

So now that the dust of the first two weeks of class has settled, it’s time to get this Classics blog party started. Only thirteen days and already so much has happened. Last Sunday was the Classics Department Opening Reception for majors graciously (and deliciously) hosted by Will and Pat Freiert, to which Mary brought […]

Classics family growing

Even as we say a fond farewell to our graduating seniors and to Bronwen, we eagerly look forward to the arrival of three new faculty who will be joining us and adding to the record number of Gustavus classicists (30 majors at the last count!). You will get to meet them properly at the fall […]

Bronwen heads south

At the end of the academic year, Bronwen will be leaving us to take up a tenure-track position at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt University. She joins a large and growing classics department that was looking for a Hellenist “whose research explores relationships with Roman and broader Mediterranean culture as a whole”, someone who […]

Athenaze is not just a book

A fortnight ago I had the pleasure of being invited to Athens (Athens, Georgia, that is!) to give a talk on Euripides’ Trojan Women in conjunction with a production of the play by UGA’s theatre department. My talk (“Athenian Men Watching Trojan Women: the Function Of Tragedy in Athens”) was part of their blockbuster Athenaze […]

Revisiting Ancient Corinth

Bronwen Wickkiser returned to her graduate alma mater, the University of Texas (hook ’em horns!), in early January to talk with archaeologists, epigraphers, numismatists, and other scholars of Classics and Religious Studies from the US, Greece, Canada, and the UK about religion and society in the ancient city of Corinth. She gave a paper on […]