From the Dean: On the Work of Loving the World

Gerard Manley Hopkins begins one of his most famous poems with the line: “The world is charged with the grandeur of God.” E. E. Cummings begins one of his with “i thank you God for most this amazing day.” And Mary Oliver one of hers with “My work is loving the world.” I didn’t know… Read more »

Reality and Grace in The Great Divorce

This summer, the high school students participating in the Templeton Honors College Summer Scholars Program of 2017 had the privilege of attending a performance of The Great Divorce, a stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s Classic, by the actor Tony Lawton. Anthony Barr (’19), a Templeton Scholar and teaching assistant for the Summer Scholars Program, attended… Read more »

Welcome to the Cohort of 2017!

Welcome to the Templeton Honors College, Cohort of 2017! As the summer draws to a close, the fear and excitement about freshman year only intensifies until move-in day. Freshman year is such a formative year, full of potential. The community that you’re involved in will shape you more than you are even aware; in the… Read more »

Dr. Walter Huddell Earns Full Professorship

The list of faculty in the Templeton Honors College who have earned full professorship includes Drs. Phillip Cary, Steven Boyer, David Bradstreet, and Gary Jenkins. Dr. Walter Huddell’s name can now be added to that impressive list. Dr. Huddell earned a master’s degree from West Chester and another master’s degree and his doctorate from Bryn… Read more »

Tenure Granted to Dr. Frederic Putnam

Dr. Frederic Clarke Putnam is well-known around the Eastern University campus. Some people recognize him by his tidy ponytail, others by the scooter which is his preferred mode of transportation, others for his enthusiasm for art and architecture, or for his ready appeal to great poetry to illustrate almost any point, or for his easy… Read more »

Why ADK? Beginning with Friendship and Leisure on the Templeton Camping Trip

According to Honors College tradition, incoming Templeton freshmen will move into their dorms early–this year, on Saturday, 20 August. Over pizza that evening they will meet each other, student and senior staff, and Brian Williams, Dean of the Templeton Honors College. After a night in a strange bed, an early breakfast, and devotions, everyone piles… Read more »

An Open Letter to 2017 Summer Scholars

Dear Summer Scholars, Tearing open a much anticipated white package full of this year’s Summer Scholars books was like a reunion with good friends. Some of the texts we are reading this year are close to my heart, having awakened my imagination, challenged my thinking, and changed me a bit for the better (at least… Read more »

Celebrating the Class of 2017

I am still awestruck that in what felt like the blink of an eye, my dear friends and I have gone from students to alumni. Four years ago, we piled into vans and headed to the Adirondacks, still strangers to one another. Who among us could have imagined then what would lie ahead? I don’t… Read more »