College of Liberal Arts  

CoLA Weekly

   Friday, February 24, 2017

This must be seen!  Head to the Stein Art Galleries to witness the reinstallation of the Sol LeWitt drawing - it is spectacular.  The Sol LeWitt had originally been installed in Rike Hall but was taken down with the installation of the Trading Center.  We are so pleased to have it reinstalled in our own Art Galleries, thanks to support from CELIA and Galleries Coordinator Tess Cortes.  I also recommend coming to today's Sol leWitt Documentary Film by Chris Teerink and Panel Discussion at 2 pm in Room 280 of the Creative Arts Center.  

Tess Cortés 

Ava Chamberlain 

Hank Dahlman 

Jim McCutcheon 

Stein Galleries Coordinator Tess Cortés was recently appointed by the Ohio Arts Council to serve as a panelist for the agency's Arts Access grants. Panelists review and evaluate incoming grants and give recommendations for funding to the Council's board. Congrats Tess!      
I am also way proud of the way CoLA faculty and staff are involved in this community. We are contacted regularly by area media looking for experts in a variety of fields. Last December Ava ChamberlainReligion, Philosophy, and Classics, participated in a WHIO Reports TV panel discussion about the role of  religion in the Miami Valley and across the world. More recently Hank DahlmanCELIA, made an appearance on this show focused on the rich tradition of the  arts in our community. It's great to see Wright State and CoLA so visible in the Dayton region.

Congratulations to our very own Jim McCutcheon, Music, who has been awarded the 2017 Governor's Award for the Arts in the area of Arts Education! Jim earned his bachelor's degree in music at Wright State and has performed all over Ohio as "The Guitar Man." He is a valued adjunct professor in our School of Music along with operating McCutcheon Music in south Dayton. I look forward to celebrating with Jim at the Award Ceremony and Luncheon in Columbus this May. 

This week's Dean's Leadership Board  featured member is Nick Lacey . Ni ck is a senior from Springfield majoring in Political Science. Nick joined the DSAB with hopes of implementing positive, meaningful change within the college. He has reaped the benefits of some wonderful programs offered by CoLA and would like to help other students do the same. Nick currently serves as the Director of Accessibility, Health, & Safety in the Student Government Association and is grateful for the opportunities that have been presented to him, such as becoming an intern at the Ohio House of Representatives and getting to work on a political campaign, all of which counted as class credit. After graduation, Nick plans to study law and eventually wants to begin his own practice in Springfield.
Next week we will take a pause from the CoLA Weekly while we enjoy Spring Break. I hope you will take some time to relax and prepare for the final push of Spring Semester! 

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Kristin Sobolik