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CoLA Weekly
Friday, December 18, 2015 

Another semester comes to an end with 1,845 summer and fall graduates -- 302 are CoLA majors -- earning that long-awaited diploma at Saturday's commencement ceremony.  I am so impressed with our students and their dedication and hard work. I hope you will join me in celebrating their accomplishments and wishing them well as they become productive alumni and members of our community.

'Tis the season and Christopher Chaffee's, Music, Flute Studio students and some alums visited the Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center's recover floor and played holiday music for the patients. Great Job Raiders!

Before we break for the holidays, be sure to mark your calendars for a couple of exciting events coming up very soon in the New Year:
The Third Annual CoLA Authors Celebration will be held on Monday, January 25 at 5:00 p.m. in the Millett Hall Atrium.  There we will celebrate 12 outstanding CoLA faculty whose books or CDs were published in 2015:

William Ayres, Political Science, Graduate School 
Christopher Chaffee, Music
Christopher DeWeese, English
Edward Fitzgerald, Political Science
James Guthrie, English
Brody McDonald, Music
Noeleen McIlvenna, History
Christopher Oldstone-Moore, History
Scott Peterson, Communication
The Second Annual CoLA Research Conference will be held on Monday, February 22, 1:15 - 5:00 p.m. in the Millett Hall Atrium with a reception following.  I can't wait to learn more about the research developed by the following CoLA faculty during their Professional Development Leave in 2014-15: 
Christopher Chaffee, Music
December Green, Political Science
Nancy Mack, English
Jonathan Reed Winkler, History
Kelli Zaytoun, English
The conference's illustrious keynote speaker will be Liam Anderson, Political Science, CoLA Outstanding Research awardee.  Both the conference and the reception are free and open to the public and we hope you will join us!
Stay tuned for more information about these great events.   
I wish you all Happy Holidays and a very relaxing break!
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Kristin Sobolik
Please check out the many upcoming activities planned through our Center for Liberal Arts Student Success (CLASS).