CLA Celebrates Faculty Excellence

The College of Liberal Arts gathered as a community to honor the creative, scholarly, and instructional work of our outstanding and internationally renowned faculty at Faculty Excellence held on Tuesday, April 17 in the Best Buy Theater at Northrop Memorial Auditorium. This annual event is held to celebrate faculty retiring from the College of Liberal Arts.
Theatre arts and dance professor Lisa Channer

Developing Desirable Graduates

"When you work on a play with a group of people, you’re working on math ideas and spatial relationships. They might not recognize that.” Lisa Channer, associate professor of theatre arts and dance, knows the value of a liberal arts degree but worries that many students might not. By focusing on career readiness in her class assignments, she makes sure students can explain what they can do.
French and Italian Students

A Revolutionary Debate

Who would you be in the French revolution? A feminist, a member of the bourgeoisie, or perhaps Lafayette himself? Through a three-and-a-half week long role-playing game, FREN 1501/1502: Gateways to French and Francophone Studies offers first- and second-year students the chance to find out where they would fit in the grand debate. The class also includes guest lectures and group discussions to further explore French language, culture, and history.
Young girl in a canoe harvesting wild rice

Exhibit Highlights Effects of 250-Year-Old Documents on Minnesotans

"Why Treaties Matter," a traveling exhibit, will be at Walter Library until October 13. David Wilkins, a professor of American Indian Studies in CLA, and Amelious Whyte, Jr., director of public engagement in CLA, help explain the importance of educating younger generations about the relationships between the Native nations and the U.S. government.