Department of Classics

Two Classics Seniors, Jewelle Bickel and Kathleen Kidder, Win Rapoport King Scholarships

Sun, November 14, 2010

Congratulations to seniors Jewelle Bickel (Philosophy, Classics) and Kathleen Kidder (Classics, AHC), who were among fifteen winners this year of Rapoport King Scholarships, which provide support for research and writing of an honors thesis.

Bickel's research "involves taking a philosophical approach to the problem of the Trinity.  This debate is not only central to religion but to philosophy and history in the middle ages, influencing territory boundaries and the upheaval of the Reformation.  By using my background with Ancient Greek and Latin, I am exploring the early Christians philosophers’ position on this issue.  The information I gather I will compare to modern analytical philosophy for the fullest view point on the debate."

Kidder's work focuses on "examining the nature of an idealized pederastic relationship in Theocritus' Idyll 29."


Rapoport-King Thesis Scholarships

The Rapoport-King Thesis Scholarships honor Audre and Bernard Rapoport and Robert D. King, former Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Audre and Bernard Rapoport of Waco, Texas have provided an endowment that enables the College of Liberal Arts to provide scholarship and research support for those students who are writing a thesis in one of the Departmental Honors Programs the year they apply.


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