Spring 2022 Message from the Dean

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

All of us in the College of Arts and Humanities hope that you and yours are doing well! 

As this newsletter attests, our faculty have been hard at work, and our college’s students and alumni are pursuing their dreams in a wide variety of fields. We are excited to embark on a new venture with the creation of the M.K. Gandhi Center: Inner Peace and Sarvodaya. Thanks to a generous gift from the Ravi and Naina Patel Foundation, our campus and community will experience courses and programming dedicated to Gandhian peacemaking and upliftment of everyone in society. We hope you will join us at future events.

Our alumni and friends have been vital to the success of our students and programs, as it is through your support that we are inspired to create art and envision a peaceful, prosperous, and just society guided by humanistic values. The Arts and Humanities Advisory Board members deserve special thanks for guiding our college to the fifth year of achieving the most individual donors on Day of Giving in November 2021 and supporting our hybrid Arts in Motion Showcase Week this spring. It was especially wonderful to see everyone gathered in person on March 26th at Conley Art for Arts in Motion. We celebrated scholarships awardees, departmental Students of Distinction, and the two Dean’s Medalists: Steven Hensley, an undergraduate in Philosophy, and Audia Dixon, who has already earned her M.A. in Art. All of these students have thrived thanks to our donors’ generous support.

Please join us in celebrating the College of Arts and Humanities’ creative gifts by supporting our disciplines. We hope you enjoy this issue of our newsletter!


Dean Honora Chapman