Academic journal article Honors in Practice

James Sherman Ruebel 1945-2016

Academic journal article Honors in Practice

James Sherman Ruebel 1945-2016

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On October 9, 2016, we lost a longtime NCHC member and important contributor to honors education in the United States and beyond. Jim Ruebel was President of NCHC in 2014 and served admirably throughout his four years as an officer in the organization from 2012 to 2015. He also served the NCHC on a variety of projects and committees that included the Honors Semesters Committee, through which he co-directed a Faculty Institute in Rome in 2005

Before launching his distinguished career in honors, Jim had already established himself as a scholar in the Classics. He earned his bachelor's degree at Yale University and completed his master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Cincinnati in Classics and Ancient History. He was the author of Apuleius: The Metamorphoses, Book 1 (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2000) and Caesar and the Crisis of the Roman Aristocracy (University of Oklahoma Press, 1994). He received an American Philological Association Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics in 1994 and was President of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South in 2002.

Jim started his teaching career at the University of Minnesota and in 1978 joined the Iowa State University faculty, where he became Professor of Classics and Chair of the Modern & Classical Languages Department. …

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