Shinn Plaza

 

Shinn Plaza

Named in honor of Dr. Gerald Shinn a faculty member of the Philosphy and Religion Department.

The plaza is dedicated to Dr. Shinn's life-long efforts to expose students to the value of reflective thought.

Student Scholarly Activities

Student Scholarly Activities in 2013-2014

Scholarship Recipients for 2013-2014

  • Jessica Willetts - The Sankey L. Blanton Scholarship
  • Michaela Bauer - The Carol Thysell Scholarship
  • Olivia Iden - The Charles R. Long Scholarship
  • Matthew Monarca - Bookstore Award

Student Scholarly Activities in 2012-2013

Scholarship Recipients for 2012-2013

  • Danielle Freeman - The Sankey L. Blanton Scholarship
  • Sara Sweeney - The Carol Thysell Scholarship
  • Patrick E. Sullivan - The Charles Long Scholarship
  • Abigail Watson - The Philosophy and Religion Scholarship
  • Mikkel Lysne - Bookstore Award
  • Scott Herrmann - Bookstore Award

Student Scholarly Activities in 2011-2012

Scholarship Recipients for 2011-2012

  • Troy Stehlin - The Sankey L. Blanton Scholarship
  • Patrick Sullivan - The Carol Thysell Scholarship
  • Jeremy Smyczek - The James Megivern Scholarship
  • Abigail Watson - The Charles Long Scholarship
  • Daniel McCluskey - Bookstore Award

Student Scholarly Activities in 2010-2011

Scholarship Recipients for 2010-2011

  • Matthew Zinn - The Sankey L. Blanton Scholarship
  • Kristen Wells - The Carol Thysell Scholarship
  • Garrison Libby - The James Megivern Scholarship
  • Joshua Hollamon - Bookstore Award

Student Presentations and Papers

  • In the Spring of 2011, Allan Garrison Libby presented a poster at the annual Honors presentation day (pictured below right).

    NCPS attendees Feb 2011 Allan Garrison Libby Presents poster
  • On February 25-27, 2011, several PAR Students attended the North Carolina Philosophical Society conference in Boone, NC, including Thomas Duncan, Keith Cormier, Kristen Wells, Joshua Hollamon, Crystal Groover, Mohamed Abdelrazig, Holly Craddock, along with Dr. Heath White (pictured above left) and Dr. Scott James (photographer). Kristen Wells presented at the conference.
  • On October 15, 2010, several PAR students gave preesntations at the North Carolina Religious Studies Association, including: Christina Haley, "Living with Lady Wisdom"; Jon Neale, "On the Reconciliation of Fatalism and Prayer"; Justin Snider, "Athiest? Infidel? Deist? Thomas Jefferson and Prayer"; Brooks Venters, "An Analysis of Recent Scientific Studies of the Psilocybin Experience Using Friedrich Nietzche's 'Eternal Recurrence'"

Student Scholarly Activities in 2009-2010

Scholarship Recipients for 2009-2010

  • Jamie Brummitt - The Sankey L. Blanton Scholarship
  • Kristen Wells - The Carol Thysell Scholarship
  • Stephen Sonnenberg - The James Megivern Scholaraship
  • Brandon Tinklenberg - Bookstore Award
  • Garrison Libbey - Bookstore Award

Student Scholarly Activities in 2008-2009

Scholarship Recipients for 2008-2009

  • Yuri Buechler - The Sankey L. Blanton Scholarship
  • Jamie Brummitt - The Carol Thysell Scholarship
  • Anna Bijelic - The James Megivern Scholaraship
  • Jonathon Neale - Bookstore Award
  • Laura Dawn Frank - Bookstore Award

Student Presentations and Papers

  • Jamie Brummitt and Brandon Tinklenberg's work was accepted for presentation at the Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Conference held at Towson University (April 3-5, 2009).
  • Jamie Brummitt (below) presented her research and scholarship to the Board of Trustees of UNCW, entitled "The Development of Satan through the Jewish Apocalyptic Afterlife" (February 19, 2009).jamiebrummitthonors1 jamiebrummitthonors
  • PAR Student Ryan Neale had his essay “Nestorius the Orthodox: A Second Look at a Denounced Heretic” selected as first prize winner among student papers presented at the North Carolina Religious Studies Association (NCRSA) at the annual conference, held at Western Carolina University (October 25, 2008). Ryan was advised on his paper by Dr. George Zervos and Dr. Sam Murrell.

Student Scholarly Activities in 2007-2008

Scholarship Recipients for 2007-2008

  • Joshua Bolick - The Sankey L. Blanton Scholarship
  • Mary Lynn von Aue - The James Megivern Scholarship
  • Grant Breuer - John T. Wilson Scholarship

Student Presentations and Papers

  • In the spring of 2008, Mary Von Aue's honors thesis was selected to represent UNCW in the annual Portz Scholars competition offered by the National Collegiate Honor Council - a first for the PAR department.
  • In April 2008, Mary von Aue successfully defended her departmental honors thesis entitled "From Ascetic to Ecstatic:  The Reflection of Rabi'a in the Development of Sufism" (pictured below with Drs. Pasulka, Berg, Burgh & Zervos). Mary also presented a poster on her thesis at the CSURF event in April (pictured below with Dr. Berg.

        Mary Von Aue    Mary Von Aue

  • In the spring Jamie Brummit won a CSURF travel grant and a UNCW Student Research Award (bottom left: Dr. Pasulka presenting her the award; bottom right: Jamie pictured at archives at the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center in Wynnewood, PA).

       Jamie and Dr. Pasulka    Jamie in Archives      

  • In December of 2007, Meredith Bailey Bumbarger successfully defended her departmental honors thesis entitled "The Book of Tobit: A Comparative Analysis of Intentional Comedy from a Modern Reader's Perspective." (Pictured below right with her advisor Dr. Murrell.)
  •  In 2007-2008, Gisette Rodriguez received the award of Outstanding Minority Scholar. (Pictured below left with Dr. Altrichter who presented the award.)

Gisette Rodriguez and Ferenc Altrichter   Meredith Bumbarger Honors Thesis Defense 

Student Scholarly Activities in 2006-2007

Scholarly Awards in 2006-2007

  • In the Spring of 2007, Joshua Adam Bolick and Ryan Vincent Conti received the Chancellor's Achievement Award.
  • In 2006-2007, Everett Caldwell received the award of Outstanding Minority Scholar.
  • In the Fall of 2006, Josh Bolick and John Ponton received Chanellor's Achievement Awards.
  • Student Scholars from 2006-2007 engaged in the following scholarly activities: Everett Caldwell did a Directed Individual Study on "Development of Docetism / Gnosticism" with Dr. Zervos, Ian Sheffer did an Honors DIS on “Ethical and Legal Arguments About Assisted Suicide” with Dr. Gauthier, Chris Moreland was a prize winner at the NCRSA conference on October 6 for his presentation "Emperor Constantine's Conversion to Christianity", and Sarah Rollens was a prize winner at the NCRSA conference on october 6 for her presentation “Jesus as an Apocalyptic Prophet.”

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