Dr. Peter Schultz Endowed Chair Ceremony
Feb 26, 2009
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DR. MARK KREJCI, Vice President for Academic Affairs and College Dean
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA FACULTY MEMBER
NAMED ENDOWED CHAIR
Dr. Peter Schultz will be honored as the second holder of the Olin J. Storvick Endowed Chair of Classical Studies at Concordia College Tuesday, March 3. The 7:30 p.m. ceremony in Christiansen Recital Hall, Hvidsten Hall of Music, is open to the public and does not require a ticket. The ceremony includes an address by Schultz titled “Sculptors, Agencies and the Economies of Style in Late Classical Greece.” A reception will follow.
Schultz, a 1994 summa cum laude graduate of Concordia College, joined the faculty in 2004 and currently is an assistant professor and chair of the department of art. In five brief years on the faculty, he has achieved a reputation as an electrifying teacher whose courses and study abroad programs are highly sought-after by students.
Schultz has made extraordinary contributions in the fields of art and classical studies. He is the only non-Greek to be granted permission to engage in the restoration of the Temple of Athena Nike atop the Athenian Acropolis, and is the only American who has received a doctoral degree from the University of Athens in classical art and archaeology. A former Fulbright Fellow, Schultz is a widely respected scholar in the classical archaeology community and has presented papers at leading institutions all over the world. He has published two books, has another in pre-publication and two additional books in preparation. These impressive achievements, along with his numerous scholarly articles, have brought him to international attention and acclaim.
The Olin J. Storvick Endowed Chair of Classical Studies was established in 2001 to honor Professor Storvick, who joined the Concordia College faculty in 1955 and taught Classical Studies and Translation, Greek, Latin, and Archaeology. The holder of the chair is to be a person who models Concordia’s mission and is a professor of exceptional competence, an active scholar, and a person who has contributed significantly to his or her area of study and expertise.