Welcome to the House of Thomas

Hi folks. Thanks for visiting my home page, which is located at the University of Evansville in southwestern Indiana. I'm a professor in the Department of Archaeology and Art History; click here for some information about our faculty and department. You can find out more about Evansville itself by checking out this site.

Thought for the semester (the banker J.P. Morgan testifying before a Congressional committee):

Untermyer: "Is not commercial credit based primarily upon money or property?"
Morgan: "No sir. The first thing is character."
Untermyer: "Before money or property?"
Morgan: "Before money or property or anything else. Money cannot buy it...because a man I do not trust could not get money from me on all the bonds in Christendom."

Character--honesty--integrity: these are foundations not only of business, but of civic life in general--and especially of universities, which, whether public or private, operate as public trusts. Cheating, lying, stealing, and sleaziness in general have (or should have) no place in the university. It is necessary that everyone in the university subscribe to high ethical standards. This is as true for presidents and vice-presidents as it is for faculty, staff, and students.

By popular demand...little-known facts about Prof. T!!

Latin Vocabulary Database

There are those accessing my page looking for my  Microsoft Access database with ALL of the Wheelock vocabulary in Chapters 1-40, with pre-built queries showing the vocabulary up through a given chapter. The database is available in several Access formats--select the highest version that your software can run.

Latin Vocabulary Database--Access 1997 format (Office 95, Office 97)

Latin Vocabulary Database--Access 2000 format (Office 2000)

Latin Vocabulary Database--Access 2002 format (Office XP)

The ungrateful masses whined about the lack of macrons in the database. After IMMENSE toil, I bring you the macron-enabled versions for Access 2000 and Access 2002. In order to see the macrons, you need a Unicode font with the Extended Latin A character set. If you are running Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows NT, you have such fonts. If you are running Windows 98 or 95, you may need to download an Arial Unicode font. If you are running Windows 3.1, you need help, not a downloaded font. If you are part of the Apple crowd, well, I don't care. (Just kidding. Mostly, anyway.)

Latin Vocabulary Database with macrons--Access 2000 format (Office 2000)

Latin Vocabulary Database with macrons--Access 2002 format (Office XP)

 

If you are someone from my ancient past trying to determine whether I'm the right Pat Thomas, I was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1959; attended St. Margaret Mary grade school & graduated from the Creighton Preparatory High School in 1977; graduated from  Boston University in 1981; did my graduate studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. I married the lovely Wendy Barnett in 1985; we have one son, Charles, who was born in 1990.

Patrick M. Thomas (pt4@evansville.edu) last modified 10/23/2008