From June 1 through June 19, 2017, two interns will be managing the Sunoikisis faculty and course development seminar. During the seminar sessions, interns provide on-demand research assistance, and video and projecting equipment. The interns also give short presentations and contribute to conversations about the design of the courses. Learn more about the internship here.
Rose Milnes, Vanderbilt University
Rose Milnes was born in Canton, OH. While her father was born in the States, her mother is from Morocco, and Rose frequently visits her extended family in Casablanca and Fes. Currently, Rose attends Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, double majoring in Classical Languages and History of Art as well as minoring in Classics. Rose’s primary career goal lies in academia, as she wishes to become a Classics professor. Last year, Rose participated in the 2017 Archaeological Field School at Kenchreai, which is supported by the Center for Hellenic Studies. In Summer 2015, she traveled to Rome, Naples, and Florence for a three-week Vanderbilt course directed by Professor Max Goldman. Rose is extremely passionate about classics, and especially loves ancient history and Greek mythology.
Her favorite historical figures are Alexander the Great and Joan of Arc, and her favorite painters are Caravaggio, Bouguereau, Michelangelo, Wyatt, and Monet. As for hobbies, she likes to explore big cities, read, delve into creative writing, splurge on all kinds of food, watch movies, and knit. She is absolutely thrilled to be working with staff and faculty during the Sunoikisis Seminar, and hopes to learn much from the participating professors about course planning and classics.
Michael Saridakis, College of Wooster
Michael Saridakis is a rising senior at the College of Wooster from Richfield, Ohio. He is a Classical Languages major a minor with licensure in Adolescent and Young Adult education. In 2015 Michael hosted a panel on undergraduate research at the Ohio Classical Conference, which he helped organize as the College of Wooster Department of Classical Studies Student Departmental Assistant. He currently serves as president of the Alpha Upsilon chapter of Eta Sigma Phi Classical Honor Society. With the conclusion of his junior year, Michael completed his junior independent study thesis titled “Challenging Tradition: Problems with (and Solutions to) the State of Current Classical Language Pedagogy.”