College of Liberal Arts  

CoLA Weekly

   Friday, March 24, 2017

I have had many surprises and joys as dean.  At the top of that list are the fantastic theatre performances put on at the Festival Playhouse and Herbst Theatres.  Our students have such talent, drive, and determination, and that was evident again this past weekend in the performance of 9 to 5.  There is so much to see on the stage - acting, singing, dancing, the set. And there is so much going on behind the scenes as well to make all of that happen - the costumes, staging, choreography, sound, lights, diction, action sequences.  All with the support of our wonderful, hard-working faculty and staff. Kudos to All!  And go see 9 to 5. 
March is a very busy month for the Dean's Leadership Board as members are busy reviewing many wonderful applications for the leadership and study abroad scholarships. The first round of interviews have already taken place and I want to congratulate the recipients of the 2017-18 CoLA Leadership Scholarships:
*  Csongor Bajnoczki, International & Comparative Politics
*  Michael Brill, Public Administration
*  Jenna Coulombe, Crime & Justice Studies, Political Science
*  Jordan Large, Urban Affairs
*  McKenzie McQuown, Spanish, International Studies
*  Elizabeth Sweeney, Social Work, Psychology

The CoLA Study Abroad Scholarship recipients will be announced in the April 7 Weekly.
This week the CoLA Scholarship Committee also held its first meeting to begin the process of selecting this year's recipients for college and university level scholarships.  I want to recognize this year's members and thank them in advance for the time and energy they will commit to this very important task of awarding scholarship dollars to our most deserving students: Rebecca Edwards (chair), Religion, Philosophy, Classics; Chignon Kim, Sociology/Anthropology; Caroline Hillard, Art; Jennie Buckwalter, Dean's Office.
This week's featured Dean's Student Advisory Board member is Joseph Panfile. Joseph is a first-year graduate student enrolled in the Public History program, having already graduated from Wright State with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a Spanish minor. His love of history began in high school with an AP European History course and has persisted ever since. Joseph currently serves as the Vice President of the CoLA Dean's Student Advisory Board.  He is also the President of Wright State's Quizbowl. After earning a master's degree, Joseph intends to work as an archivist with medieval documents, having written his undergraduate thesis on the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. 

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Kristin Sobolik

Farewell Reception for Dean Kristin Sobolik Monday, March 27, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Millett Atrium

Opera Theatre presents Purcell's Dido and Aeneas & Milhaud's Le pauvre matelot , Schuster Hall: Friday, March 31, 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 1, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 2, 3:00 p.m.  Tickets available at the CAC Box Office.
ARTSGALA, Saturday, April 8, 6:00 - midnight, Creative Arts Center
Wright State Graduate Research Symposium , Monday, April 17, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., Student Union Apollo Room
Wright State Celebration of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities , Friday, April 21, 7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Student Union