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Students Receive F. Ray Wilson II Award
Two students within the Department of Political Science won the F. Ray Wilson II Award for Best Thesis. Both received their awards at the Honors Program's annual banquet in the spring of 2012.

Caleb Simone received the F. Ray Wilson II Award for Best Thesis in the Humanities. His thesis was titled, "The First Tragic Philosopher: Nietzsche's Self-Portrait in Ecce Homo." He argues that Nietzsche's philosophy should be understood from the perspective of Ecce Homo. Political Science Professor Dwight Allman directed his thesis.

Robert Hill received the F. Ray Wilson II Award for Best Thesis in the Social Sciences. His thesis was titled "Militarism and Israel: Origins and Development of Cultural Militarism in Israeli Society and Politics." He looks at the evolution of Israeli militarism since the 19th century, arguing that cultural militarism has not diminished since the creation of the Israeli Defense Force in 1948. International Studies Director Professor Linda Adams directed his thesis.

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Left to right - Dr. Andrew Wisely, director of the Honors Program at Baylor, and Baylor graduates
and Wilson Award winners Robert Hill, social sciences winner; Caleb Simone, humanities winner;
and Shingo Kihira, physical sciences winner.