2007 College Highlights

Academic Achievements

  • A record 5 students graduate from CAS in May with perfect 4.0 GPA
  • Fulbright Program Grant will take history major to Syria
  • Master's in Public Health Program hires new director and admits students for fall 2007
  • 2 new Graduate Certificate Programs (African American Literature and Local Government Management)
  • Research efforts of 33 faculty and students supported by Travel Enrichment Funds


  • Governor funds planning phase for new science research facility
  • Chinese partnership results in creation of Confucius Institute
  • Anonymous donor funds Asian Studies Program
  • New learning community called Race, Diversity, and the Global Community


  • Successful implementation of the Chair/Director on-line evaluation of the Dean
  • Finish in Four Project utilizes videotaping of former students for web access/downloads
  • 20+ departments/programs/centers now using the Luminis Content Management System to maintain their websites
  • The use of podcasting technology is on the rise in the college

New Chairs/Directors

  • Dr. Robert Connolly, director of Chucalissa
  • Dr. Jonathan Judaken, director of Marcus W. Orr Center for Humanities
  • Dr. Hsiang-te Kung, director, Asian Studies Program
  • Dr. Martin Levin, chair of Sociology
  • Dr. Marion Levy, director of Master of Public Health
  • Dr. Wanda Rushing, director of Women's Studies
  • Dr. Daniel Unowsky, interim chair of History