A Reflection on Freshman Chorale

This fall, I walked over to Workman Hall in order to join the Cohort of 2018 for the weekly meeting of “Freshmen Chorale” (as the Registrar’s Office calls it). This course was added to the required curriculum of the Templeton Honors College two years ago as the first piece of then-Dean Jonathan Yonan’s vision to… Read more »

Senior Interview with Luke Megonigal

The transitional period from life at Eastern University to life after graduation is a unique and intriguing space to occupy. Luke Megonigal is currently in such a place as he anticipates the transition from student to graduate. He was kind enough to share his reflections on his time here as well as his hopes and… Read more »

Lessons and Carols: Rhythms of Life in the Templeton Honors College

The rhythms of life in a community are comforting and call to memory the same celebration in the years preceding; from small rhythms such as church on Sundays, to the more elaborate celebrations like Thanksgiving and Christmas that may entail a wider range of family and friends and span a few days. The Templeton Honors… Read more »

Athletics and Academics: An Interview with Brennan Kastens

Brennan Kastens, a Templeton Scholar, is originally from Nashua, New Hampshire. He is a senior in the math department with a concentration in secondary education and also plays on Eastern’s men’s basketball team as a small forward. In our conversation together, Brennan shared with me what his life at Eastern is like as he balances… Read more »

Oxford: Adventures in Kant, Rowing, and Scones

In this article, we catch up with Colin Burden, a Junior in Templeton who just returned from studying abroad at Oxford University. Colin is a Philosophy and Chemistry-Business double major at Eastern, and he took two philosophy tutorials during his time at Oxford. In addition to his studies, Colin is also a member of the… Read more »

Honors Forum Reflection: Rev. Dr. Charles Howard

On Friday September 7, the Honors College had the privilege of having Rev. Dr. Charles Howard speak at Honors Forum. where he delivered a lecture titled “Loving our Neighbors in an Interfaith Cosmopolitan World.” Rev. Dr. Howard is the University Chaplain at University of Pennsylvania, and his writing has been featured in such publications as… Read more »

Studying the Classics: Chiara Behm, Cohort of 2016

Chiara Behm ‘20, is a Junior in the Honors College and has been intricately involved in Templeton’s life on campus. She has designed her own classics major, spent a week in Rome learning Latin, worked for Dr. Williams this past summer, served on student council, and is currently studying abroad in Oxford. Chiara has graciously… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Meganne Beach

We are excited to have Meganne Beach join the Templeton Staff as the new Director of Recruitment! Meganne began working with Paul Charles during the summer months and now is fully engaged in the fray of recruitment. We asked Meganne to share a little bit of her story, particularly reflections on her time in the… Read more »

Welcome to the Cohort of 2018

On behalf of the entire Templeton Honors College, I’d like to say welcome to the freshman cohort of 2018! Whether you traveled thousands of miles or drove twenty minutes down the road, we are so excited that all twenty-nine of you are here at Eastern. Each of you has come for different reasons; perhaps you… Read more »