MONMOUTH COLLEGE FACULTY
THE MONMOUTH COLLEGE FACULTY FORUM was established in June of 1963 by Dean Harry S. Manley to "provide a means through which selected scholarly papers written by Monmouth College faculty would be given a wider distribution." The source of papers was the faculty colloquium series, a program in which each month one faculty member presented a report on recent research and reflection. Manley wrote:
The college underwrites this publication out of a conviction that it will:
1. Encourage members of the faculty to pursue their research interests and thereby stimulate scholarship and faculty growth.
2. Enhance the interest of advanced students in scholarly writing and research.
3. Give the faculty a format for confrontation with their peers.
4. Support our academic policy that competent teaching requires continuing research by the teacher.
VOLUME 1 (1963) Editorial Board: Dorothy Donald, Garrett Thiessen, James Herbsleb
Samuel M. Thompson, Alumni Professor of Philosophy, REFLECTIONS ON POLITICAL THEMES
Bernice L. Fox, Associate Professor of Classics, THE DEAD LANGUAGES
J. Prescott Johnson, Associate Professor of Philosophy, WHAT IS VALUE?
Garrett W. Thiessen, Pressly Professor of Chemistry, THE FLOOD STORY FROM OVID=S AMETAMORPHOSES@
Charles J. Speel, II, John Young Professor of Bible and Religion, SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE INFLUENCE OF NETHERLANDISH CALVINISM AND ARMINIANISM
Erika Blaas, Associate Professor of German, MODERN GERMAN LITERATURE IN TRANSITION
Dorothy Donald, Professor of Spanish, THE FOREIGN DIVISION IN THE PAPERBACK INVASION OF THE UNITED STATES
VOLUME 2 (1964) editorial board: David Roberts, Garrett Thiessen, James Herbsleb
Harlow B. Blum, Assistant Professor of Art, AKnight,@ oil on canvas
David O. Roberts, Assistant Professor of English, Biblical Archetypes in Faulkner=s Absalom, Absalom!
John C. Palmquist, Assistant Professor of Geology, Geology, Evolution, and Man
Charles J. Speel, II, John Young Professor of Bible and Religion, John Knox=s Contributions to American Independence and Unity
Lyman O. Williams, Assistant Professor of Geology, Water and Man
VOLUME 3 (1966) Editorial board: Robert Buchholz, Bernice Fox, James Herbsleb. Artwork by Harlow Blum, Assistant Professor of Art.
Max Lerner, Max Richter Professor of American Civilization and World Politics, Brandeis University, Technological Change and Social Progress.
Bernice Fox, Assistant Professor of Classics, The Light Touch in the Aeneid.
Garrett Theissen, Pressly Professor of Chemistry, A Boxing Match.
Bernice L. Fox, Associate Professor of Classics, Mythology in Everyday Life
John J. Ketterer, Professor of Biology, A Revised Standard Version of a Translation of a Fragment of the Cedar Creek Scrolls
Mary Crow, Assistant Professor of History, "At Random" Observations of an Amateur "Cathedraphile"
Ordell P. Olson, Assistant Professor of Economics, The Physiocrats
R. Jeremy McNamara, Assistant Professor of English, Shakespeare and Liberal Education
After a lapse of some years, publication of the series was resumed in 1991. In the spring of 1993 the Faculty and Institutional Development Committee recommended local distribution in electronic form.
This was the motto adopted in 1991:
Faculty at a liberal arts college
pride themselves on their ability
to explain to an audience of
interested and educated
what is is they do
and why it is important.
This journal will, hopefully, serve as a vehicle
for disseminating the results of personal research,
and significant musings.
It will also serve as a permanent record
of faculty activities and thought
our future colleagues.
VOLUME 4 May 1991. Edited by William Urban and Drew Weiss.
William Urban, "Straw for our Bricks: What we need to Teach Today"
Thomas Sienkewicz, "The Triad Class: Teaching Classics in a One-Rome Schoolhouse"
Craig Watson, This Thing of Darkness
William Amy, "Authority of Scripture in Irenaeus"
Andrew Weiss, "Bland Ambition"
Robert Rogers, "Professor Levy on Why People Trade but Rats Do Not."
VOLUME 5 MAY 1993 Edited William Urban and Drew Weiss.
Jeremy McNamara, Department of English, "Ovidius Naso was the Man:" Shakespeare's Debt to Ovid"
Gabriel Adeleye, Visiting Fulbright Lecturer, The Odyssey and the Sundiata: Similarities and Differences in the Epics of Two Cultures
Gabriel Adeleye, (Visiting Fulbright Lecturer, Portraiture of the Black African by Caucasians in both Antiquity and Modern Times
Deb Davies, Department of Classics, Nausithous as Signpost: Narrative Levels in the Odyssey
VOLUME 6MAY 1994 Edited William Urban
William Urban, foreword: "Nothing Mediocre About This Man"
Bruce Haywood, retiring President of Monmouth College, Essays and Editorials
VOLUME 7FEBRUARY 1995
William Urban, Essays and Editorials from Europe 1994
VOLUME 8APRIL1995 Edited William Urban
James De Young, Chair, Department of Speech-Communications, The Theater Practicum: Relic of the Past or Hope for the Future?
Mary Hanford Bruce, Department of English, The Writer on Her Work
William Urban, Lee L. Morgan Professor of History and International Studies, The Essence of Totalitarianism
Robert Cathey, Chair, Religious Studies and Philosophy, Trinititarian Forms of Life
Leonard Wencis, Visiting Professor of Classic, Reading Thucydides in an Undergraduate Comedy Course
VOLUME 9 October1997 Edited William Urban
Thomas J. Sienkewicz, Minnie Billings Capron Professor of Classics, On Myths and Sisyphean Tasks
Charles Courtney, Drew University, God, Symbol, and Community: Samuel Thompson's Late Philosophy of Religion
Virginia Hellenga, Classics, Models of Virtue and Vice in Livys Ab Urbe Condita, Book III
VOLUME 10 Spring 2006 Edited Stephen Price (pdf file)
William Urban, Department of History, How to Publish
Craig Vivian, Department of Education,The Critic in the College Community
Monie Hayes, Department of Education, How Do Girls Define Resistance and What Would They Resist? Implications for Critical Pedagogy
Anne Mamary, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, At the Root: Fundamentals and Fundamentalism in Zadie Smith's White Teeth