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 »

Welcoming Dr. Brian Williams, New Dean of the Templeton Honors College

    With the recent bittersweet announcement of Dr. Yonan’s departure from the Templeton Honors College and decision to become the headmaster at The St. David’s School in Raleigh, NC, many friends of the Honors College may be wondering what comes next. While Dr. Walter Huddell has been serving the College wonderfully in the  interim, as… Read more »

Learning a Hermeneutic of Love

One Tuesday a few weeks ago, I woke up in New Haven, Connecticut, to cloudy skies and drizzling rain. I opened my umbrella as I left my house before walking up Orange Street to St. Luke’s Chapel, where I try to pray at 7:30 every morning. After Morning Prayer and the requisite small talk at… Read more »

Dr. Kristen Childers Wins the Gilbert Chinard Prize for Her New Book

Templeton’s own Dr. Kristen Childers recently published an award-winning book on the nature of colonies’ disentanglement from empire. The book, entitled Seeking Imperialism’s Embrace: National Identity, Decolonization, and Assimilation in the French Caribbean, offers an intriguing look into two  French colonies in the Caribbean that voted against  independence amidst a wave of other colonies seeking… Read more »