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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.



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The College Monthly Faculty/Staff Newsletter, Dec. 2017: In Jewish studies, a major symposium came together thanks to the efforts of program assistant Carla Aspenberg. She organized the “Jews in the Midwest” conference featuring four speakers from outside campus, as well as KU. She has also assisted the transition of a new director of undergraduate studies and managed other duties amid staff changes. And following the conference in November, she quickly switched gears to organizing a new, unexpected faculty hire in the department. Director John Younger said that without Carla, “Jewish studies would be dead in the water.”

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