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Digital media is currently going through a podcast renaissance. If I told you back in 2003 that one of the most popular forms of media in the U.S. is radio, you'd laugh at me — but it's true. Today over 67 million Americans listen to a podcast monthly; that's 24 percent of Americans. For context, just 21 percent ...
The College of Liberal Arts is also adding a bachelor of science in neuroscience degree, which will become one of only two programs of its kind in the state. Administered by the Department of Psychology, the neuroscience degree emphasizes the psychological, social and biological foundations of behavior ...

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Four years ago, in an interview for her current position at Penn State, economics adviser Nimisha Thakur proposed an idea to help international students transition to life at an American university. The idea was based on research that suggests one of international students' ...
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — B. Richard Page, associate professor of German and linguistics, will become associate dean for undergraduate studies in the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts effective July 1. “I am delighted that Richard has agreed to join the dean's office as associate dean for ...
Editor's Note: All opinion section content reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial board. As our society grows more and more technologically savvy, some people seem to think that liberal arts degrees are becoming less valuable.
With national trends of decreased enrollment in liberal arts over recent years, the dean of TCU's AddRan College of Liberal Arts insisted there are advantages that go beyond a person's first job. “[There are] benefits that come from having a broad-based educational background that enables you to do a lot of ...

Dear Editor: The negative attitude toward liberal arts is misguided. Economically speaking liberal arts is our second-largest export in value. The statistics can be found in reports produced by the U.S. Census Bureau. When you up the economic value of movies, music, art, etc. it is a huge industry and under ...
JONESBORO – This year's most outstanding graduating students in the College of Liberal Arts and Communication were honored with awards during the 40th annual Convocation of Scholars at Arkansas State University, according to Dr. Carl Cates, dean. The Chancellor's Scholar award was presented to ...
The University of Texas at El Paso has named Denis O'Hearn, Ph.D., dean of the College of Liberal Arts, effective July 1. Most recently, O'Hearn led the Texas A&M University Department of Sociology. He has experience as a professor and in other academic positions at several universities, including the ...
Liberal arts professors at the University of Central Missouri say a proposed reorganization that moves them into the College of Education would weaken instruction in the humanities and social science and threaten the school's standing as a regional comprehensive university. But it may be the only way to ...
Shhh, don't tell: Jobs that use the skills that liberal arts grads have may be growing faster than other economic sectors. “Take a close look at job creation since May 2012, and you will see that the fastest-growing fields often turn out to be the ones indirectly catching the warmth of the tech revolution,” writes ...
Wanting to lessen the likelihood that future Penn State students would face similar circumstances because of financial need, Rein recently contributed $500,000 to create the Catherine Rein Open Doors Undergraduate Scholarship in the College of the Liberal Arts. As part of the "Greater Penn State for 21st ...
Liberal-arts majors, on the other hand, including those in English, history, philosophy or foreign languages, are eagerly sought after because employers recognize that such students have the ability to communicate, research, think and reason widely, whereas specialized majors are exposed to strategies or ...
Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts has qualified two teams to compete in the REC VEX World Championship in April. The school competed with over 100 teams in the Tennessee REC VEX championship in Brentwood, Tn. The two CSLA teams will compete with others from across the country and ...
Portraying fields of academic emphasis, a mural on the exterior of the UW-Stevens Point's Natural Resources Department building looms behind students on the campus earlier this month. Under a proposal submitted by the university, courses and programs in a variety of liberal arts degree paths would be ...
A group of faculty, students and staffers at UW-Stevens Point is crafting a counter-proposal to a controversial restructuring plan that would eliminate 13 degrees in the liberal arts. It's being developed by the university's Academic Affairs Committee at the request of the UW-Stevens Point Common Council, the ...
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — When Hannah Bracale was a student at Penn State, she was part of the Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program, sponsored by the Career Enrichment Network in the College of the Liberal Arts. Now, as a professional in business development and strategic account management for ...

It also relies on graphic designers, public relations specialists and social workers, all professions widely populated by liberal arts majors. At their core, the liberal arts are ... Ultimately, a liberal arts education means students will be made uncomfortable when challenged by new ideas. And it's those ideas of ...
On Wednesday, March 14, students gathered in McGuire Hall to take part in the Liberal Arts Career Fair where they met with representatives of various organizations to discuss potential internship and job opportunities. This career fair was the latest in a series held by the Loyola Career Center and was ...
But they may be making a big mistake by trying to dissuade children who want liberal arts degrees,” according to author, publisher and education advocate David Bruce Smith. Smith believes the study of such subjects as history, literature and philosophy can be the infrastructure of a successful career.
Portraying fields of academic emphasis, a mural on the exterior of the UW-Stevens Point's Natural Resources Department building looms behind students on the campus in Stevens Point March 7, 2018. Under a proposal submitted by the university, courses and programs in a variety of liberal arts degree ...
Student enrollments in literature, history, philosophy and the arts — broadly, “the liberal arts” — began to drop nationally in the wake of the 2008-2009 recession and have continued to decline. At the University of Washington, these declines have now reached startling proportions. In the past five years ...
“'Johnny really wants to go to your school, but Johnny has to get a job,'” Mark McCoy, DePauw's president, recounts the parent saying at an admissions event for the Indiana liberal arts institution. McCoy couldn't contain himself. “Thank goodness you stopped him in the nick of time and threw yourself on the ...
Dr. Mary Ayala, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been working at ENMU for 24 years. She was a teaching assistant at Temple University and an adjunct instructor at Philadelphia Community College and Temple University Ambler Campus before joining the Greyhound family. ayala4. (Dr. Ayala and ...
“When I met the students, department colleagues and then-dean Patrice Caldwell, they really made me feel at home at the university and in Portales,” said Dr. Ayala on her decision to join Eastern after it had advertised a position that matched her area of expertise. She had two majors in college, business ...
singell-larry-viewpoint-2018.jpg In the years since the Great Recession, we've heard much about the waning value of a liberal arts degree in today's increasingly specialized job market. A liberal arts education is a risky choice, we're often told, compared with safer options in business, IT and other technical ...
Ouachita Baptist University's School of Fine Arts will host Chad Satchell and Shelton Wooley in their senior art exhibit, “Life in Vector,” March 9-17. The exhibit will be on display in Moses-Provine Hall's Rosemary Gossett Adams Gallery. A reception will be held Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m.. Satchell is a ...
I am a liberal arts graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University. My major degree is in history with a minor in economics. But after graduation, what does a major in history provide you as a means to appropriate and meaningful employment? Not much. A liberal arts college is an institution ...
Your article, “What Gets Forgotten in Debates About the Liberal Arts” (The Chronicle, March 5), provided a useful discussion about the necessary nuance that needs to be a part of any discussion of college curricula and their objectives. But it perpetuated an increasingly common error in conflating “liberal ...
“Emory is a research university with the liberal arts at its core,” Sterk says. “This conference is an important opportunity for faculty, students and staff members to explore how Emory's innovative work in the humanities — generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation — fuels our broader ...
FORT WORTH, Texas (CBS4) – A liberal arts university in Texas has fired its baseball coach after he wrote disparaging comments about recruits from Colorado in an email. mike jeffcoat 1 University Fires Coach Over Recruiting Email, Says Wed Love To Have Colorado. Mike Jeffcoat (credit: Texas ...
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Next week, many students will be exploring new cultures and countries through five different international embedded courses in the College of the Liberal Arts. Students will travel to Italy, Greece, Scotland, Cambodia and Curacao with Penn State faculty members. Before and ...
His unconventional path, however, from obtaining a bachelor's degree in history to becoming a successful business owner, has been touted by some as a testament to the value of a liberal arts education. While a liberal arts education from a top university can serve you well, it is imperative to note that such ...
In the final few years that I served as president of Dickinson College, students increasingly came to me to chat about a change they sought in liberal arts education. They admitted that they had specifically chosen Dickinson in large part because of its focus on liberal arts education -- permitting both depth ...
Throughout my freshmen year of college, I came face to face with the standard, but absolutely terrifying question: What do I want to major in? I really didn't know what I wanted to do when I grew up. Apprehensive and afraid of unemployment, I racked my brain for a major that could guarantee success.
I am a proud holder of a liberal arts bachelor's degree from Augustana University in Sioux Falls. It may have surprised some to see reports late last month from one Georgetown University study that said the majority of best-paying jobs in South Dakota belong to employees who don't have bachelor's ...
But despite their titles and technical nature, this wasn't a crowd of computer-science majors and engineering minors: Every person invited to this dinner happened to have a liberal-arts degree. Many tech-sector folk have made arguments about the irrelevance of liberal-arts education. According to the late ...
SBU students protest potential liberal arts cuts Scores of Stony Brook University students were holding sit-ins on Wednesday, May 9, 2017, outside the offices of the school's provost and the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, after hundreds marched for more than 90 minutes to protest potential cuts to ...
"You learn writing skills and thinking skills and reading skills – so unlike, say, a degree in nursing, where you're channeled to one particular career, a liberal arts degree is a foundation for many careers," says Susan Welch, dean of liberal arts at The Pennsylvania State University, including Pennsylvania ...
Why is a liberal arts education the best kind of education? We think we know the answers. A liberal arts education is a catalyst for curiosity. In a world where the only constant is change, and today's graduates are likely to have multiple careers throughout their lives, the best skill that one can acquire in ...
She also told the Korean newspaper that many skills obtained through a liberal arts education, such as “cultural awareness, the ability to communicate and work across differences, the ability to speak and write with clarity and persuasiveness, and very high-level critical thinking,” are still important as these ...
The college has consistently been ranked as one of the top in America for graduating students with the least amount of debt. Meanwhile, students also graduate with multiple physical skills, as well as with the knowledge and competencies that a good liberal arts education provides. Never borrowing money.
Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Liberal Arts honored student achievement in writing on Friday with the presentation of more than a dozen writing awards for essays varying from marijuana use and IQ, Ross Geller's role in the television show Friends, and xenotransplantation. “The winners of ...
Earlier this month, officials at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, a regional public college, proposed discontinuing 13 liberal arts programs, including political science, American studies, English, history, philosophy and sociology, as part of a plan to cope with a $4.5 million deficit over two years.
Administrators cited the campus's $4.5-million deficit and declining enrollment as reasons for the cuts, which, if carried out, could result in the layoff of tenured faculty members. The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point wants to eliminate 13 academic programs, primarily in the liberal arts, and the cuts, ...
The simplistic, anti-intellectual stereotype is that liberal-arts majors are bound for jobs as baristas or waiters. But even the new narrative — that the liberal arts provide key training for jobs in Silicon Valley and creative industries — may be equally off-target, as career success for humanities majors doesn't ...
The Department of Kinesiology is hosting free walk-in health assessments and health education for anyone interested this week. Get your blood pressure checked, learn about Couch to 5K programs, sign up for their Wellness Challenge, and find out more about scheduling your own personal fitness ...
The small, liberal arts college in Portage County has worked toward balancing its budget in recent years, and it's seen the scrutiny placed on its peers by accrediting bodies. And given that Ohio is a particularly competitive market, the college's leaders believe it's time to change. "The academic redesign is ...
Thursday was a big night in Cullman County for many students, parents, teachers, instructors, counselors, school administrators and elected officials. The featured occasion was the Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) Open House and Campus Tour. All 18 of the school's technology-focused career ...
Seifi Ghasemi believes classic literature and all aspects of a comprehensive liberal arts education are fundamental for every student in their future career goals. Ghasemi, who is the chairman, president and CEO of Air Products, said he believes so much in the value of an interdisciplinary education that he ...


 

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