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  • Wirth Receives Faber Award

    August 5, 2010

    Professor Jason Wirth, who teaches philosophy, film studies, and African studies, recently received the inaugural Blessed Peter Faber Integrity Award for faculty. He has been on the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences since 2005 and received the College’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2008. In addition to his teaching, research, and writing, Wirth is the associate editor and book review editor for Comparative and Continental Philosophy and co-director of Seattle University EcoSangha, which focuses on ecological justice and Zen meditation. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

    The Blessed Peter Faber Integrity Award is awarded to a student and a member of the faculty or staff who have demonstrated ethical values and integrity in the campus.  In the nomination letter, it was noted that Jason Wirth was a worthy recipient of this award because of  “his commitment to social justice and for upholding the Jesuit value of educating the whole self …  on top of having internal integrity, Dr. Wirth ensures Seattle University’s integrity by upholding the mission of educating the whole person.  …  The way he lives his life reflects consistency between his words and actions, and this is the essence of integrity.”  

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