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CoLA Weekly
Friday, January 29, 2016  

I have had the privilege of working with some of the most engaged students on campus - the CoLA Dean's Student Advisory Board. These impressive students had a VERY productive fall semester and have been great ambassadors for CoLA representing the college at important events, providing insight into the student perspective through tabling surveys, hosting Open Mic Nights on Wednesdays at W.O. Wrights to raise scholarship funds, and organizing the meeting of all of the Deans' Student Advisory Boards called Summit of the Boards. We will be highlighting our DSAB students in upcoming CoLA Weekly emails, so stay tuned! 

DSAB members include:  

President - Lukas WenrickSocial Science Education
Vice-President - Denny Wilson, Communication Studies
Tristina Allen, International Studies 
Nick Anderson, Philosophy
Caressa Brown, Urban Affairs
Lauren Duke,
Anthropology and Political Science
Rachel Jackson,
Johnathon Klugh,
Philosophy and Religion
Elijah Knapp
Mass Communication
McKenzie McQuown,
Leah Mikesell,
Communication Studies and Theatre Studies
Stephen Monath
Joseph Panfile,
Gabriel 'Gabe' Riegle,
Crime & Justice Studies
Elizabeth Sweeney,
 Social Work
Congratulations to Professor Nancy Mack on receiving the Cindy Bowman Presentation Endowment Award from the Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts (OCTELA). Founded in 1957, OCTELA is comprised of teachers of English and anyone interested in practicing and promoting English language arts. Carol Loranger stated, "We in the Department of English are very pleased that Nancy has received this award, given each year to an educator who exemplifies enthusiasm and dedication to education. Nancy Mack's dedication to the teaching profession, to her students and to future teachers is well known and highly regarded across the state."
CELIA welcomes Dr. R. Baxter Miller, Professor of English at the University of Georgia, presenting Sports Traces of the Harlem Renaissance: The Literary Impact at 1:25 p.m. today in the Millett Atrium. This presentation will focus on the social, historical, and cultural contexts of sports and the Harlem Renaissance period during the early 1900s including an examination of texts written by Harlem Renaissance authors. This lecture launches a series of lectures, a conference, and a gala as part of CELIA's year-long celebration entitled The Sultans of Swing: 100 Years of Baseball, Jazz, and Short Fiction, organized by CELIA Fellows Scott Peterson, Communication, and Sharon Lynette Jones, English. For a complete list of upcoming events, visit here.

I was so excited to see all of the diverse Ambassador Programs our faculty are offering this year.  What great opportunities for our students!  A big thank you to our faculty leaders and to Megan Trickler and Joy Wanderi in University Center for International Education for helping facilitate all of these programs.  Here is a list of upcoming programs and faculty leaders:

Italy - Feb 27 - Mar 7 
France - May 9 - 23 

China - May 11 - Jun 1 
Jordan - May 17 - Jun 1 
South Africa - Jun 22 - Jul 13 
Japan - Jun 28 - Jul 22 
Costa Rica - Jul 4 - 23 
Switzerland - Jul 4 - 15 
Italy - Jul 9 - 27 
Hank Dahlman, Music 
Kirsten Halling and Pascale Abadie,
Modern Languages 
Maan Broadstock, Modern Languages 
Amira Orr and Joshua Mabra, Modern Languages 
Jennifer Subban, Urban Affairs & Geography 
Pascale Abadie, Modern Languages 
Bobby Rubin, English  
Greg Meriwether and Sarah Twill, Social Work 
Carrie Hillard, Art & Art History 
Next week we will take a break from the CoLA Weekly to focus our attention on the Winter Edition of the CoLA Newsletter that is emailed tri-annually to over 20,000 people. We have prepared a wide variety of stories that highlight our fantastic faculty, staff, retirees, students, alumni, and friends - I hope you enjoy!

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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 in the Student Union Apollo Room.

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).