Introducing Templeton’s Master of Arts in Teaching

Drawing students toward the True, the Good, and the Beautiful through education is our passion at the Templeton Honors College. Deepening our commitment to this vision, we are thrilled to announce the summer 2018 launch of a new graduate degree program, the Master of Arts in Teaching with a Concentration in Classical Education, designed specifically… Read more »

Welcoming Dr. Lia Howard

Dr. Lia Howard is the new Executive Director of the Agora Institute and a Professor of Political Science and Liberal Studies in the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University. Prior to joining Agora she taught American Politics in the Political Science Department at Saint Joseph’s University. Prior to this Dr. Howard was a Critical Writing… Read more »

What Are We Reading? Reviews by Dr. Childers and Austin Detwiler ’13

This piece is the first of a new series in which Templeton students, alumni, and professors share reviews of what they’ve been reading.  Dr. Kristen Childers “Reading now” is probably a bit of an overstatement, since I always feel like I don’t have enough time for reading outside of my academic field—but at present I’m… Read more »

From Mercy Ships to Manuscripts: Catching Up with Hannah Thyberg ’12

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Hannah Thyberg, Templeton and Eastern Alumna ’12, and in doing my research was immediately impressed with the projects she is affiliated with and the immense and positive impact of those projects, including  Mercy Ships and contributions to a recently published book. Upon receiving her responses I was again… Read more »

Reflections on Templeton’s Old Testament Course

Christina Herring ’21 is a current Templeton freshman just finishing up with the Old Testament course taught by Dr. Fred Putnam that all freshmen take during the Fall semester. These are her reflections on what she’s learned from it. It would seem that if a course is titled “Old Testament” one would assume that its purpose would… Read more »

The Crucible: A Flawed Play, Well-Performed

  Templeton junior Anthony Barr ‘19 recently attended Eastern University Theater Department performance of The Crucible. These are his reflections on the play and performance. Eastern University’s theater department recently performed Arthur Miller’s award-winning play The Crucible. As with any play, The Crucible only succeeds where its cast is strong, and Eastern’s cast was more… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Sarai Gonzalez ’21

During her junior year of high school, Sarai Gonzalez found her email inbox overflowing with advertisements from numerous colleges. While she normally would not go through all of these messages, an email from the Templeton Honors College caught her eye. After reading a description about the 2016 Summer Scholars Program, Sarai decided to make the… Read more »

Beginning Advent with Handel’s Messiah

On a Friday night in December, thanks to the Benoliel Arts and Culture Fund, a few Templeton students saw Handel’s Messiah as performed by Vox Ama Deus and directed by Valentin Radu. We dressed up, and bundled up, and made our way to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill. The orchestra, playing with traditional… Read more »

The Value of the Templeton Student Council

In the Templeton Honors College, students are constantly learning about “Great Books” in their classes, and entering into “Great Conversations” with both their professors and peers on a daily basis. But what does it mean to live “Great Lives” at Eastern University? How are we as students to take our thoughts on the good life,… Read more »