Spring 2016 Newsletter | College of Liberal Arts | SIU

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May 04, 2016
Dean's Message
Dean Meera Komarraju After completing almost nine months on the job I am delighted to say that I feel very fortunate to serve as dean of the College of Liberal Arts!


May 04, 2016
"Empty Bowls" Project Brings Art, Aid to the Community
Student forming bowl on pottery wheel There was a 100 soup bowl challenge. The winner was, well, everybody involved.


May 04, 2016
Humanities Writing Group Resource For Faculty
Jacob Haubenreich It’s about using the resources already available on campus and shining some light on the humanities.


May 04, 2016
Students Poll for St. Louis Area Policing Research
Kochel with police When Tammy Rinehart Kochel, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, launched her research project in St. Louis County, she had no idea the area would become part of a national story.


May 04, 2016
Monteith Sculptures Range From Hand-Held To Giant
Jerry Monteith with sculpture There was the time he brought a piece of his art to a gallery in his backpack, hoping to show it to the curator and get an exhibition. It worked. It might not be the standard way to go about things, but it worked.


May 04, 2016
News and Accomplishments
The College of Liberal Arts, besides being the largest on campus, is also one of the busiest. Nearly every week, departments within the college host lectures and workshops, theater productions and community activities, art exhibitions and music performances, or provide demonstrations and community service. In addition, faculty and students are constantly publishing creative work, presenting academic papers, and researching in the field, in libraries and online.


May 04, 2016
2016 Distinguished Alumni Award for Cultural Impact
Primo Angeli mentoring SIU student We were thrilled to welcome back to campus this spring the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award winner for cultural impact, Mr. Primo Angeli (’57, MFA ’59).


May 04, 2016
Wilson Appointed To Alumni Association Advisory Board
Steve Wilson The college is happy to announce that another alumnus, Mr. Stephen Wilson, has just been appointed to represent CoLA on the Alumni Association Advisory Board. He is interested in organizing a group of alumni who would like to work on special initiatives for the college.


May 04, 2016
Yarnbomb Researcher Earns Top Paper Award
Diana Woodhouse Instead of a can of spray paint, they use yarn. There are a few names for it. Yarnbombing is what we'll use here, but some people call it yarnstorming or guerilla knitting. Probably the simplest description is knitted, socially-conscious graffiti.


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