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Dr. Eric Welch is named runner-up for the David Noel Freedman Award

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Dr. Eric Welch, was recently named the runner-up for the David Noel Freedman Award for Excellence and Creativity in Hebrew Bible Scholarship. The Society of Biblical Literature presents the annual award to the author of the best essay on the Hebrew Bible based on the following criteria: a persuasive thesis that engages the Hebrew Bible and demonstrates quality of scholarship and significance to the field; clarity of expression and thought; and originality and creativity. Information about the Freedman Award and a list of previous winners can be found at https://www.sbl-site.org/membership/FreedmanAward.aspx.



Congratulations Elizabeth Wenger!
Elizabeth Wenger has won the Jack and Lavon Brosseau Creativity Award in writing! Elizabeth was recognized for one of her creative-nonfiction essays “Still Frame,” which is part of her larger undergraduate thesis “Dancing to Utopia.” Wenger’s writing combines personal experiences, quotations, research, and visual markers that guide readers through this creative-nonfiction essay. Wenger is a senior majoring in both English and Slavic Languages and Literatures, and a minor in Jewish Studies and in History. Congratulations Elizabeth!
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