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 »

Summer Scholars Reflection

I remember attending Summer Scholars the summer before my senior year of high school. The hour and fifteen minute car ride from my house in Lancaster to Eastern felt incredibly long, yet too short at the same time. I spent the entire ride fighting internally with myself, half of me wanting to ask my mom… Read more »

Studying Abroad: Existential Crises and Bread

This fall I have the opportunity to study abroad at Oxford University. At Oxford, where I will be studying solely philosophy, I will be taking an 8-week tutorial in German philosophy and a 4-week tutorial in symbolic logic. Teaching in the classical tradition has long been a desire of mine, and I am hopeful that this… Read more »

From Texas to Templeton: Catching Up with James Davenport ’20

When James Davenport was in his senior year of high school, he received a very important phone call, one he remembers to this day. At the time, he and his sister were exploring the Alamo in Texas—now a memorable place for James for more than one reason. On the other line was Paul Charles, Director… Read more »

Cohort of 2014 Prepares to Graduate

At this time four years ago, I had two months of high school left and was nervously anticipating the transition to college. My fellow incoming members of the Templeton 2014 Cohort and I had posted some overly formal Facebook posts introducing ourselves and our interests. We had no way of knowing what awaited us in… Read more »

What Are We Reading? Reviews by Dr. Huddell and Leah Sioma ’14

Dr. Walter Huddell Over the winter recess I was able to read UCLA historian Amir Alexander’s Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World. Well known are the battles for the soul of the European continent in the 16th and 17th centuries: the Protestant provocation of Church authority, Galileo and Kepler’s challenges of… Read more »

What Are We Reading? Reviews by Dr. Putnam and Constance Henney ’14

Dr. Frederic Putnam In Spring 2017, Jordan Kolb (THC ’17), Anneke Lujan (THC ’13/EU MA/Ed ’17), and I held a tutorial on “Philosophy of Education.” John Holt’s vision for education could change the world. (This is not hyperbole.) Respecting the person of the child, letting them set their own sequence and pace for learning, and… Read more »

Art, Faith, and Christian Humanism with Gregory Wolfe

On Friday, March 16, 2018, the library was open a little later than usual. Thanks to our wonderful library staff around 150 people were crowded into the Warner Library third-floor atrium. Why would there be 150 people in our library on a Friday night? Because the Agora Institute for Civic Virtue and the Common Good… Read more »