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CoLA hosts numerous events throughout the year, and our faculty and students are constantly active in research, presenting at conferences, writing manuscripts, doing activities in the community, and so much more. Information on upcoming events is listed on the calendar; see below to learn more about previous events. Additionally, if you have a news or event item to share, please use the Share Your News link to the right. The CoLA News page, linked above, includes recent accomplishments and news stories about our faculty and students.

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Breezeway Blast

CoLA welcomed new and returning students to the Fall 2023 semester. Activities included an ice cream truck, inflatables, and a raffle for SIU items. It was HOT, but everyone had a great time.

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LLC Paint Party with Salukis

CoLA hosted a paint party with the opportunity to take photos with two Salukis (August 18th, 2023). The event was for students living in the Living Learning Community in Schneider Hall.

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SIU Honors Day took place on Saturday, April 1st. Students across CoLA were recognized for achieving Academic Honors, High Honors, and receiving scholarships and awards within their Majors. Congratulations to all recipients!



Professors Bloom and and Shulman (School of Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology), along with moderator John Shaw (Paul Simon Public Policy Institute), discussed the Russian invasion of Ukraine after one year and what might happen in the future. See the recording below.

CoLA F2022 Tailgates

CoLA hosted tailgates during SIU Family Weekend and Homecoming. Both were very successful events, and we hope to see you next year! Click on the link to view more information and photos.

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World Languages Day 2022

More than 800 students from area high schools attended World Languages Day on October 4th, 2022. The event is hosted yearly by the School of Languages and Linguistics. Click on the link to learn about what was offered during the event this year.

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F2022 SIU Day

CoLA offered two sessions during the F2022 SIU Day: an Archaeological Dig with the Center for Archaeological Investigations and an opportunity to learn more about virtual reality in the Digital Humanities Lab. Click on the link above to view photos from the event.

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CoLA hosted Smooches for Pooches! Students were able to meet Piggie Smalls and interact with service dogs in training.

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