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 Friday, April 25, 2014


 Rocky's Back!!!

  And not a goose to be found. 


 A Big CoLA Congratulations to our colleagues for being recipients of University Awards:

  • Paul Lockhart, History, will receive the Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research Award
  • Shreya Bhandari, Social Work, will receive the Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence: Early Career Achievement
We have so many wonderful students!  We are sad to see them graduate but happy for them as they start the next phase of their lives.  Please join me in congratulating our top students at the CoLA Outstanding Student Awards Ceremony, Friday, May 2 at 2 pm in Schuster Hall, with a reception to follow.  I know that the students and their friends and parents really appreciate talking with and meeting faculty.  I hope to see you there!
WOW!  I attended the WSU Dance Exhibition last night and it was fantastic!  The audience experienced six world premiere works and our students performed beautifully.  Kudos to Faculty Choreographers Teressa Wylie McWilliams, Gina Walther, and Justin Gibbs, as well as student choreographer and dancer Abby Leithart.  Congratulations as well to Production Manager Tim Judge (he's everywhere) and Stage Manager Elle Riley.  Great team effort everyone!  You don't want to miss this show - still on for Friday and Saturday night.  And on Saturday, this crew is offering Dance Immersion for over 100 high school students.  Busy weekend!  
Yesterday Millett Atrium was full of Science.  Ancient Science.  And we did it ourselves! We didn't have to invite the College of Science and Math over to get it.  Congratulations to Erik BanksPhilosophy, and Rebecca EdwardsClassics, and their History and Philosophy of Science class for their excellent exhibits, presentations, and information on ancient weapons, religion, construction, medicine, hydraulics, and even cement.  I was tempted to eat some of the cement, but it was right after lunch.  We even had 3 middle school and high school classes come to visit.  What a great event!  


Ancient Science Fair
Ancient Science Fair

CELIA Director Hank Dahlman has announced the recipients of the CELIA Fellowship and Seed Grant programs.  The CELIA Fellows program is designed to assist in the development of a highly engaged community of scholars at Wright State.  Fellows develop creative projects in a multidisciplinary think thank, and meet weekly to discuss their projects, research and teaching.  Each Fellow receives a one-course release or $2,500 overload stipend, and up to $2,500 in project support funding.


CELIA Seed Grants are provided in limited number each year to faculty to assist in the development of pilot projects designed to foster collaborative and innovative approaches to education and/or leadership in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Seed grants for up to $2,500 are available each year.


CELIA Fellowship Recipients for 2014 are:

  • Anna Casas, Modern Languages, Learning Foreign Languages at the Dayton Art Institute
  • Andrew Strombeck, English, Ten Years of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize: A Literary Conference

 CELIA Seed Grant Recipients for 2014 are:

  • Alpana Sharma, English, Censorship and the Crisis of Democracy in South Asia
  • Tracey Longley-Cook, Art, Exposure

And coming up starting in the Fall '14, CELIA will be commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the First World War with the theme A long, Long Way: Echoes of the Great War.  The theme is organized by 2014 CELIA Fellow Paul Lockhart, History, with interesting tie-ins by Christopher Oldstone-Moore, History, and Barry Milligan, English, and to include music, poetry, film, exhibits, and more to inspire our understanding of the great war.  Keep a look-out for more to come on this topic!


We are very excited about our upcoming First Annual CoLA Internship Celebration Breakfast on April 29!  We have invited our community internship partners to campus to thank them for hosting student interns.  We have over 35 internship partners who will be able to come.  The list is wonderfully long.


  • Crown Packaging
  • Dayton Adult Parole
  • Miamisburg Police Department
  • Montgomery County Juvenile Court Detention Center
  • Montgomery County Juvenile Court
  • Montgomery County Sheriff/RANGE
  • US Federal Probation
  • YMCA Dayton
  • Planned Parenthood SW Ohio
  • Warren County Records Center and Archives
  • Congressman Turner District Office
  • Citizens for Turner (Congressman Turner Campaign Office)
  • The Greentree Group
  • United Way of Greater Dayton
  • Choices, Inc.
  • Erma's House
  • Wood Glen Alzheimer's Community
  • Dayton VA Medical Center
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Dayton & Montgomery County Disease Prevention Public Health
  • Jewish Federation Senior Services
  • Eckerle Administrative Center
  • Greene County Juvenile Court
  • WSU, Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries
  • National Museum of the United States Air Force
  • Clark County Heritage Center/Historical Society
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discover/Dayton Society of Natural History
  • ABC Channel 22/FOX News
  • Stivers School for the Arts
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Kettering Police Department
  • Ohio House of Representatives
  • Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

 Good Luck during finals week everyone!  Summer is almost here.

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Kristin Sobolik


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