College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Recognizes Outstanding Writing in Augustine and Culture Seminar

ACS 2017

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences honored seven students for excellence in writing in the Augustine and Culture Seminar on Friday, April 21 in Falvey Memorial Library.

ACS is a two-semester humanities sequence that educates students in Augustinian inquiry through a study of ancient and modern texts and an intensive program of critical reading, writing and discussion.

The Margaret Cecelia Baney Awards for the Best Essays in the Augustine and Culture Prize essay was presented to Daniel McTeague ’20 COE for his paper “Godly Love: What We Inherently to Desire, but Struggle to Attain,” written for Paul Camacho, PhD.

Receiving honorable mention were Julia Steffy ’20 CLAS for her essay, “Troy: The Real City of Brotherly Love?” written for James Murdoch, PhD and Andrew Vasquez ’20 COE for his essay, “The Fulfillment of Genesis,” written for Peter Busch, PhD.

The Seamus Heaney Awards for Best Honors Program Augustine and Culture Prize essay was awarded to Haley Randall ’20 CLAS for her essay, “Curvatus In Se in The Great Divorce,” written for John Paul Spiro.

Tess Heinrichs ’20 CLAS received Honorable Mention for her paper, “And whereso’er we went, like Juno’s swans,” written for Catherine Staples.

The Robert Russell, OSA Award for the Augustine and Culture Prize essay on St. Augustine was awarded to Tiffany Wei ’20 CLAS for her paper, “Human Fragmentation, Divine Unification” written for Alan Pichanick, PhD.

Honorable mention was awarded to Emilia Scalaro ’20 CLAS for her paper, “God: A Rhetorical Riddle” written for Ian Clausen, PhD.

ACS is a distinctive first-year learning experience unique to Villanova. It creates the opportunity for students from all four of Villanova’s undergraduate colleges to engage in a common intellectual conversation.

About Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Since its founding in 1842, Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has cultivated knowledge, understanding and intellectual courage for a purposeful life in a challenged and changing world. With 39 majors across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, it is the oldest and largest of Villanova’s colleges, serving more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year. The College is committed to a teacher-scholar model, offering outstanding undergraduate and graduate research opportunities and a rigorous core curriculum that prepares students to become critical thinkers, strong communicators and ethical leaders with a truly global perspective.

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