College of Liberal Arts  

CoLA Weekly

   Friday, March 31, 2017

I want to acknowledge the following CoLA faculty and staff who have retired or will be retiring at some point over this academic year.  We thank you for your strong and excellent service to Wright State - our students and the college.  You will be missed and we wish you great success and joy in this next phase. Best Wishes All! 
Jimmy Chesire, English
Chris Hall, English, Director of TESOL
Nancy Mack, English
Nancy Broughton, Modern Languages
Russ Johnson, Theatre Arts
David Hapner, Theatre Arts
Leanne Moeller, English
Janet Denman, Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures
CONGRATULATIONS to this year's Model United Nations team for winning Outstanding
Delegation at the National Model UN Conference last week.  This marks 38 consecutive years that Wright State has won a delegation award at the national conference in New York City. Wright State's team represented Italy this year.  Wright State students also won six Outstanding Position Paper awards at the conference, as well as two peer-selected Outstanding Delegate-in-Committee Awards.

Thank you to Faculty Advisors Vaughn Shannon, Political Science, and Liam Anderson, Political Science, and Head Delegates Amanda Baker, International and Comparative Politics  and Cody Smith, Public Administration, for all their hard work and passionate effort to lead this year's team to success. 

Front Row (L to R): Dan Palmer, Cody Smith, Peyton Clark, Annalecia Heironimus, Allyson Clark, Samantha Pugh, Sarah Upton, Deki Peldon, Autumn Kern, Amanda Baker, Stephanie Patino-Garfias, Caroline Hoffman
2nd Row (L to R) : Christian Cooper, Nickii Webb, Alex Oxner, Tony Riedel, Crystal Burns, Rahima Nour-Hamadi, Pamala Michael, Dr. Liam Anderson, Porter Lyons
Back Row (L to R) : Dr. Vaughn Shannon, Jakob Puckett, Csongor Bajnoczki, Jarod Kiser, Daniel Bowman

Don't miss Modern Languages' Favorite Poems Friday on April 7, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Millett Atrium.  This event is co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Department of Modern Languages in celebration of National Poetry Month, and it will include poems from literary traditions in the original language and in translation.   Modern Languages is hosting a full day of activities that day for alumni and friends, culminating in Michelle Cipriano's 5:15-6:15 p.m. lecture in the Millett Atrium entitled Lost and Found in Translation: Intentional and unintentional consequences of dubbing and subtitling. All are welcome to attend! 
The Department of Classics will be hosting their third annual Latin Day on Monday, April 3 from 10:30 a.m.--1:30 p.m. in the Student Union. Nearly 100 students from Butler, Carroll, and Fairmont High School Latin programs will learn about various aspects of Roman culture and Latin literature. Bruce Laforse will discuss the differences between chariot races in the movies and the real Roman games. Jeannie Marchand will teach them a little Ancient Greek. And Aaron Wolpert will explain Ovid's Ars Amatoria as a guide for picking up members of the opposite sex. A special thanks to event organizers Rebecca Edwards, Ava Chamberlain, and Siobhan Semmett, and to Justin Fiehrer in Enrollment Management, for putting together this great outreach experience for our area high schools.

This week's Dean's Student Advisory Board featured member is Elizabeth Sweeney. Elizabeth is a senior majoring in Social Work and minoring in Spanish and Psychology. In addition to serving on the CoLA Dean's Student Advisory Board, she has a leadership role in the Social Work Club. Thanks to Wright State, Elizabeth has had the opportunity to study abroad in Spain for her Spanish minor as well as Switzerland for her Social Work major. Her dream is to someday work with children, either helping children with developmental disabilities or in child protective services. Elizabeth hopes to impact her fellow students by listening and advocating for her peers with her position on the Dean's Student Advisory Board. 


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Kristin Sobolik

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 ActivitiesFriday, April 21, 7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Student Union