College of Liberal Arts  

CoLA Weekly

   Friday, March 17, 2017

Mark your calendars for the Wright State Graduate Research Symposium set for Monday, April 17, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Student Union Apollo Room.  This event will allow our graduate students to display their research through poster presentations or PowerPoint talks.  Please encourage your graduate students to apply online  by Friday, March 24.  And KUDOS to the Graduate Student Assembly, led by president Preston Jacob Eberlijn (who happens to be an ICP and MPA student!), for sponsoring this event and giving our graduate students an opportunity to shine.

The 2017 WSU Celebration of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities will be held on Friday, April 21, from 7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. in the Student Union. This will be an opportunity for undergraduate students from a wide array of disciplines to showcase their research interests and academic endeavors.  Please help promote this event with your undergraduate students.  The deadline to register for oral presentations is April 7 and the deadline for poster presentations is April 14. You can find more information about attending or participating in this event  here

Congratulations to Sarah Bostic-Kelley who is this year's recipient of the Top Scholar Award for the College of Liberal Arts.  The Top Scholars from each undergraduate college will be honored at the April 7 Top Scholar Awards Event sponsored by University Libraries, Friends of the Libraries, and Wright State's Parents' Association. 
Sarah will be graduating summa cum laude this spring with a double major in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Sociology. She was the recipient of the 2016 Most Outstanding Senior in Sociology and the 2017 CoLA Outstanding Graduating Senior in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Sarah is extremely passionate about issues pertaining to economic inequality, racial injustice, and gender and sexuality based oppression. In the Fall, Sarah plans to begin the Master of Humanities program at Wright State. After completing her masters, she hopes to continue on to a doctoral program and to one day become a professor.

Congratulations to this year's CoLA Awards recipients.  We have so many accomplished faculty and staff in the college that it can be hard to select the top recipients.  Great Job All!
CoLA Outstanding Faculty: Kathryn Meyer, History 
CoLA Ouststanding Teaching: Noeleen McIlvenna, History
CoLA Outstanding Research: Valerie Stoker, Religion
CoLA Outstanding Service: Jennifer Subban, School of Public and International Affairs
CoLA Early Career Achievement: Heidi Wendt, Religion
CoLA Outstanding Community Engagement: Jeannette Horwitz,  English
CoLA Outstanding Instructor/Lecturer: David Hapner, Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures
CoLA Outstanding Adjunct: Robert Wydham, History
CoLA Outstanding Staff: Marie Donohue, English

CLASS Workforce Development and Kaplan Test Prep will be hosting Law School Admissions Workshop and LSAT Challenge on Wednesday, March 22, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in 229 Allyn Hall. If you have students who are interested in going to Law School, please encourage them to attend this workshop where they will learn valuable strategies to raise LSAT scores.

This week's featured Dean's Student Advisory Board member is Kayla Muncie. Kayla is a senior majoring in Social Science Education. She enjoys being involved on campus and discovering new ideas that will positively impact student life. Last fall, Kayla served as a Peer Mentor for LA-1010, a course that prepares first year Liberal Arts students to be successful in college. She is President of her sorority, Co-President of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, and a President's Ambassador. Kayla also works in the Office of Institutional Research. After graduation she plans on attending graduate school to pursue a Master's degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education.

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Kristin Sobolik

Pipelines, Water & Climate Change: Understanding Environment & Human Well-being, Monday, March 20, 12:15 - 1:45 p.m., 163 Rike Hall. Hosted by the Peace Lecture Committee.
Women's Empowerment?:  A Discussion of Direct Sales Opportunities and Their Possible Effects on Marginalized Groups, Thursday, March 23, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Millett Atrium.  Presented by Taylr Ucker-Lauderman, Master of Humanities, WGS Adjunct Instructor.
Farewell Reception for Dean Kristin Sobolik Monday, March 27, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Millett Atrium
ARTSGALA, Saturday, April 8, 6:00 - midnight, Creative Arts Center