University of Colorado's E. Christian Kopff speaks at George Fox

E. Christian KopffOn behalf of the William Penn Honors Program, George Fox University invites you to join us for a special evening featuring …

E. Christian Kopff
Associate Professor of Classics, University of Colorado, Boulder
Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Hoover Academic Building, Room 105

The general public is invited. Admission is free, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kopff will present ...

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About Dr. Kopff

Dr. Kopff has taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder, since 1973. For about five of the last 30 years he has lived in Rome, Italy, teaching and studying. He is editor of a critical edition of the Greek text of Euripides' Bacchae and author of more than 100 articles and reviews on scholarly, pedagogical and popular topics. He currently works with the Classics Department of the University of Urbino, Italy, on ancient Greek lyric poetry.

About the William Penn Honors Program

William Penn Honors ProgramGeorge Fox’s William Penn Honors Program is an alternative liberal arts general education program for undergraduate students set to launch in the fall of 2014. Modeled on the Socratic tutorial style, it is designed to hone students’ critical thinking skills by exposing them to classical texts and using discussion as the primary mode of instruction. Graduates of the program will be prepared to engage their culture meaningfully at the deepest levels – and they will be able to do so in a humble and gracious manner from an orthodox Christian perspective.

For more information on the William Penn Honors Program, visit this link.

Attend a Private Reception with Dr. Kopff

Joseph ClairProspective students interested in George Fox's William Penn Honors program are invited to join us to meet the director of the program, Joseph Clair (left), and attend a 6:30 p.m. reception with Dr. Kopff in the Hoover lobby. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Joseph at or 503-554-2153.