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Senior Mollie Thompson Launches Empowering Campaign

Senior Mollie Thompson Launches Empowering Campaign

“I want this to be an empowering movement.”–Mollie Thompson
As can be seen through online platforms, hashtag campaigns can be powerful and serve as a serious driving force for increasing awareness for particular topics. Senior Mass Communications major and Delta Phi Epsilon Vice President of Public Relations, Mollie Thompson, created her own campaign called #ThisIsMe. The […]

43rd Annual Probst Lecturer, Dr. Jennifer Doudna

43rd Annual Probst Lecturer, Dr. Jennifer Doudna

“CRISPR is a surgical tool for changing the code of life. Our goal is to deploy this enabling technology to have a positive impact on the human condition.”–Dr. Jennifer Doudna
The Department of Chemistry will host the 2019 Jean Dreyfus and 43rd Annual Probst Lecture series on Mar. 26 with Dr. Jennifer Doudna as the guest […]

Building Conceptual Understanding through Math Games

Building Conceptual Understanding through Math Games

“The math games league is a way for an entire community to get involved in the education of their children in a critical area.”–Dean Budzban
Games give students the opportunity to explore fundamental concepts and learn a variety of important skills. Throw math in the mix and you have something called Math Games, where students can […]

Confronting Black Terror with Dr. Tisha M. Brooks

Confronting Black Terror with Dr. Tisha M. Brooks

“To travel is to confront terror.”–Dr. Tisha M. Brooks
Assistant Professor of English, Dr. Tisha M. Brooks, recently gave a lecture as part of the Black Studies Lecture Series. The topic of her lecture was black mobility and terror in Jordan Peele’s film “Get Out.” An American satirical horror released in 2017, the film is about […]

Dr. Ashton Gerding Speno’s Research on Teenagers & Sexting

Dr. Ashton Gerding Speno’s Research on Teenagers & Sexting

“With my findings, I want to take an educational approach and develop sexting literacy programs. It is important to give teenagers as well as parents the tools to deal with this.”–Dr. Ashton Gerding Speno
Each generation has utilized and adapted to technology in different ways and it is no secret that more and more teenagers are […]

A Message from the Dean

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the March 2019 issue of This Month in CAS!  The temperatures are warming and surely Spring is around the corner.
New media technologies, in general, and social media, in particular, influence our lives on a daily basis. In this issue of TMiC, you can read about Dr. Ashton Speno from the Department of Mass […]

A Message From the Dean

A Message From the Dean

Dean of CAS, Gregory Budzban
Welcome to the February 2019 issue of This Month in CAS!  Hopefully, the semester has fallen into a nice rhythm by now, and Spring will be right around the corner.
CAS Faculty continue to receive awards for their creative and scholarly contributions. Congratulations to Professor of Cello, Dr. Marta Simidtchieva, who recently […]

Actor & Activist Mike Farrell to star in Dr. Keeling’s Curve

Actor & Activist Mike Farrell to star in Dr. Keeling’s Curve

“What had not been clear to me until I got more involved with this play and with the research involved is how profoundly the climate is being affected, how quickly, and how disastrous it will be if serious steps aren’t taken.”–Mike Farrell 
Most well-known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the hit series M*A*S*H, noted […]

Global Music Awards Winner, Marta Simidtchieva

Global Music Awards Winner, Marta Simidtchieva

“I am trying to establish a new curriculum that can incorporate something interesting while maintaining all of the features that students classically learn from.”–Dr. Marta Simidtchieva

Professor of Cello at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Dr. Marta Simidtchieva recently released a collection of Bulgarian compositions, winning a silver medal through the well-known international music competition, Global Music […]

URCA Assistant Robin Cummins Corrects 9th Century Writing Errors

URCA Assistant Robin Cummins Corrects 9th Century Writing Errors

“The URCA Program has provided me with the opportunity to immerse myself into an experience that I would otherwise not have the ability to engage in.”–Robin Cummins
Writing samples from “Song of Hildebrand.”
Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Assistant, Robin Cummins has been busy working on examining one of the oldest known poems in German […]

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