Welcome to the first edition of Academic Affairs Weekly for the 2011-12 academic year.
We begin the fall semester with much to celebrate: the largest incoming class in the College’s history; the hosting of an all-day event on September 10 with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg on the theme, “Ten Years Later: The Aftermath of September 11”; the opening of a new student-run Physical Therapy Free Clinic (C.U.R.E) on campus; proceeding with our second year of the Arnold Experiential Grant Program; a Colloquium Series on the topic of Money; and later this year, hosting Anil Singh-Morales to the campus as our Woodrow Wilson Fellow for a week-long residency. Adding to our success with the Celebration of Student Scholarship event, a new Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Teaching has been scheduled during the week of February 13-17 in the Bishop Library.
Please welcome our new faculty colleagues:
Steven Buzinski – Teaching Fellow in the Department of Psychology
Kshama Harpankar – Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Nikolay Karkov – Teaching Fellow in the Department of Religion/Philosophy
Samuel Kolins – Assistant Professor in Mathematics
Jeffrey Lovell – Assistant Professor of Music
Jordan Lynch – Visiting Instructor of Music (Fall Semester)
Minna Niemi – Teaching Fellow in the Department of English
Kathleen Tacelosky – Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair, Department of Languages
This fall semester, we will be discussing final drafts of the Middle States Self-Study and preparing for our evaluation visit in March, while our colleagues in Music will be finishing their self-study for the National Association of Schools of Music and preparing for their evaluation visit in March. In the weeks to come, you will read about the good work of our faculty in the Faculty News portion of the newsletter and from other administrative staff in the academic affairs area.
Have a great first week of the 2011 Fall Semester!