Fulfilling our liberal arts mission

Dear Editor, As manufacturing jobs continue to disappear, a college degree is increasingly critical to social mobility. Additionally, the university is subject to increased pressures from all directions. Funding often comes with stipulations that privilege fiscal concerns over educational ones — … [Read more...]

Why liberal arts education is important

I attended the Faculty Forum last week, and I found it rather interesting. The panelists and audience discussed the importance of attending a liberal arts university, how to incorporate liberal arts into the world and other studies, cultural literacy, what can be done at the moment to incorporate … [Read more...]

Soldiers’ theater not as well known, with little funds

Karen Dabney, assistant professor of theater, presented Soldier-Actors, Army Entertainment and the Archive Dilemma, a talk which looked at the implementation of theater in the army, the forgotten history of such programs, and the diminishing presence of theater on army bases at the Faculty Forum on … [Read more...]

Faculty forum ‘brings clarity to liberal arts identity’

The panel, "Implementing a Liberal Arts Education; Moving from concept to practice," which was held on Jan. 26 in Legacy Hall at 7-9 p.m., is only the second panel hosted on campus to discuss the uniqueness of a liberal arts education. Out of the decade that the school has been a part of the Council … [Read more...]

Human Genome Project panel leaves professor stunned

Jonathan Price, associate professor of geosciences, has been researching and teaching geoscience for more than two decades. He has conducted several intricate geoscience experiments and released several prominent scientific books. However, the ramifications of Monday’s faculty forum panel which … [Read more...]

200 discuss importance of liberal arts education

The first Faculty Forum event earlier this month at Shawnee Theatre greeted a full house. More than 200 students packed the theater to listen to a discussion by panelists from different colleges about the value of a liberal arts education.  The major topics of the evening included defining the … [Read more...]