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CoLA Weekly

  Friday, January 13, 2017  

Welcome Back! I hope you enjoyed time to relax and unwind over the long holiday break. We're up and running again as Spring Semester has begun, and while it might not feel like spring yet, the campus is full of life as we welcome the excitement and energy of our students as we start anew.
Take a look at the new photo banner of some of our fantastic art students at the top of the CoLA Weekly.  These photos are from a visit late last semester to Penny Park's Intermediate Painting class and show several students working on self-portraits.  Look closely and you'll see the photos capture each student three times - one in real life, a reflection in the mirror, and the painted version on canvas.  Pretty impressive work!
Speaking of our amazing students, take a look at this video featuring some of our best and brightest. In addition to highlighting our degrees and programs, this video promotes that our students are learning many valuable skills in CoLA.  As one student in the video says, "You're not starting a degree within the College of Liberal Arts; you're opening a gateway of opportunities to be successful in everything that you do."  As we work more closely on recruitment initiatives, this video will be a great tool to share with perspective students.

The general scholarship application for Wright State scholarships is now closed, but there are two additional scholarships open only to CoLA students. Please help promote these great opportunities to your students: 
Kudos to Brittany Erwin, advisor in CLASS, for winning the Region 5 Individual Scholarship Grant 2017 from NACADA, the global community for academic advising. She plans to use the grant to attend the regional conference and hopes to present a session on Appreciative Advising as well as the importance of "disarming" with, as Brittany puts it, "lovely office space."   
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Kristin Sobolik

Upcoming Events

4th Annual Quilt Show, Celebrating Quilt Stories, hosted by Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, January 19-21 in the Student Union Apollo Room. Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Colette Fu Pop-Up Structures Workshop, January 21, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in 160 Creative Arts Center. Learn the basics of Pop-Up Book engineering with acclaimed artist Colette Fu. Register by emailing or calling Tess Cort├ęs at x2973. Free public lecture by Colette Fu and opening reception for Structure Unbound: Interdisciplinary Book Art will be held January 22, 2:30 p.m., in the Stein Galleries.