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Friday, September 20, 2013 



There are so many good things going on in the college that it is truly hard to keep up with it all - and this is a GREAT thing! First off, I am very excited to be hosting the first CoLA Mentoring Conversation on Formal and Informal Mentoring Support this coming Thursday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. in Millett Atrium. Tracey Steele, Amelia Hubbard, and I will be conversation facilitators - thank you Tracey and Amy! The conversation will be beneficial to everyone - and snacks will be provided. I hope to see many of you there.


Chris Suttle, our Technology and Communication Coordinator, has done a fantastic job of keeping CoLA in the 21st century. The two biggest searches on campus right now are for the VP for Enrollment Management and Marketing and the Associate VP for Human Resources. Skype interviews with the candidates of both searches have been held in our Dean's Office Conference Room as it is hooked up technologically and is the best place on campus, providing a great face for CoLA. And CoLA is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more that I don't even know about. Thank You Chris!


Millett Atrium was full of students this week during the Modern Languages Discovery Fair. More than 500 students checked out all of the different languages, programming, and clubs. It was a very successful day and I heard that the food went really fast. Congratulations to our Modern Languages crew!


This weekend our Communication students learned about integrity, interviewing techniques, and life in the trenches when they met with Christine Willmsen, the Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter for The Seattle Times. Students (and faculty, staff, and deans) love learning about real experiences and life lessons from professional experts, and this was a rewarding experience for all. Thank you Ray Marcano and Melissa Spirek for facilitating this great experience!


This year is an important anniversary - the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, one of my favorite books. Thanks to CELIA, an Ohio Center for Excellence in the Arts, and Crystal Lake, the first CELIA Fellow, Wright State will be at the center of the global celebrations. CELIA and Crystal are organizing Pride and Prejudice: The Bicentennial - October 10, 11, & 12. Events are open to the public and will include:

  • a scholarly symposium and workshops
  • theatrical performances
  • displays of student research
  • an English tea service
  • a Regency Ball


For further information and to register for the events, please go to:

Wright State's Homecoming festivities will be in full swing the weekend of October 11-12. For more details, please visit the Homecoming website: That weekend also brings our CoLA Outstanding Alumni Recognition Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 11, starting at 5 p.m. in Millett Atrium. This is an excellent time to acknowledge and celebrate our former students who have gone on to do great and interesting things.

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Kristin Sobolik



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