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CoLA Weekly
Friday, January 22, 2016  

Take a look at the photo banner of our fantastic students at the top of the CoLA Weekly.  They look Great!  We solicited photos from some of our students to use in advertising and to find four new Faces of CoLA for the front of Millett Hall - big and bold.  The Faces of CoLA will go up once the temperature gets above 40 degrees - hopefully soon.  Until then, keep your eyes open for these wonderful students around campus and give them a shout out.  They are great representatives of CoLA!
I hope you will attend our Third Annual CoLA Authors Celebration scheduled for Monday, January 25 at 4:00 p.m. in the Millett Hall Atrium.  There we will celebrate 13 outstanding CoLA faculty whose books or CDs were published in 2015:

William Ayres, Graduate School and Political Science
Christopher Chaffee, Music
Christopher DeWeese, English  
Edward Fitzgerald, Political Science
James Guthrie, English  
Nancy Mack, English  
Brody McDonald, Music
Noeleen McIlvenna, History
Christopher Oldstone-Moore, History
Scott Peterson, Communication 

On Tuesday I joined a full house in Schuster Hall to experience the amazing Kenny Aronoff, named the #1 Pop/Rock/Studio drummer by Modern Drummer Magazine for five consecutive years!  This rock star has performed with artists like Jon Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, Lady GaGa, and many more.  Kenny combined high-energy rock performances with motivational lessons on life success to inspire the audience to follow their passion and pursue their dreams. Congratulations to the School of Music and a special thank you to Jerry Noble and the entire Percussion Studio for bringing an artist of such high distinction to WSU's campus! 

CLASS is sponsoring the Flavors of CoLA Student Involvement Fair on Monday, February 15, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Millett Atrium.  The event will feature CoLA-related student organizations, departments, and affiliates and will be open to prospective students visiting campus on this day and current CoLA students who are looking for ways to get involved on campus.  If your department has affiliated student organizations and/or if your department would like to host a table, please e-mail Director of Student Success Becca Salay at and CLASS Graduate Assistant Liz Melena at

Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Funding Opportunity:
CoLA provides up to $5K per proposal to encourage college faculty to pursue scholarship that produces works of the highest quality. All full-time CoLA faculty are eligible - applications found here.
CoLA Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards:
CoLA invites nominations for Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards.  Each award includes a $1K stipend and includes categories in Outstanding Faculty Member, Teaching, Research, Professional Service, Early Career Achievement, Community Engagement, Lecturer/Instructor, Adjunct, and Staff Awards.  Application forms are found here

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Kristin Sobolik
Upcoming Events:

Third Annual Quilt Show, Celebrating Quilt Stories, January 28-30, sponsored by Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  Dr. Sirisha Naidu presents Layering Stories of Value and Women's Labor through Quilting on Thursday, January 28, 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. in 156 C Student Union.

Depth, Surface, Air: Climate Change in the Humanities, a public lecture by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Professor Gillen D'Arcy Wood. January 29, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the Millett Hall Atrium. 
Please check out the many upcoming activities planned through our Center for Liberal Arts Student Success (CLASS).