CNES has learned with sorrow of the death of Jim Ruebel, who taught in our department in the 1970s and had a long and distinguished career as a Roman historian, Latinist, and dean. A memorial fund to help students attend CAMWS meetings (Classical Association of the Middle West and South, which Jim headed in 2001-2) has been established.
Dr. Friesen has received the prestigious award for the revised form of his doctoral dissertation, "Reading Dionysus: Euripides' Bacchae and the Cultural Contestations of Greeks, Jews, Romans, and Christians."
Dr. Ruebel was an esteemed scholar of classical studies and will be greatly missed. He was an active instructor of Latin and published many articles on Roman history, and was awarded an American Philological Association Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics. He was a lifelong teacher, learner, coach, and mentor to countless students.