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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Alum Takes the Long and Interdisciplinary Road

Jeff Merritt (MALS ' 05) says he would sign on for a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies graduate program all over again. The executive director of the Centennial Authority that oversees the operation of the PNC Arena says he's "a much better writer and communicator now, particularly in a crisis. ... Everything I thought I would get out of graduate school, I got that and a hundred times more.”

Alum Produces Show on Salvaging Antiques

Brenna Eckerson, a CHASS alum, has followed her passion of storytelling throughout her career. Now, she produces the DIY Network's "Salvage Dawgs."

A Most Impressive Incoming Class

The numbers are in on the incoming freshman class. And they are more impressive than ever.

CHASS Staff Awards 2013

The college held its annual Awards of Excellence luncheon to recognize and honor CHASS staff, whose efforts, competence, and enthusiasm keep the college humming. Nominations for the Awards for Excellence are based on achievement in outstanding service, innovation, public service, safety, heroism, and human relations.

2013 Faculty Awards

Faculty from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences were recently recognized for outstanding accomplishments in teaching, advising, research and engagement at an awards ceremony and reception in Caldwell Lounge. "As we mark our 50th year as a distinct college, we continue to come into our own, as is reflected in our faculty's accomplishments," said CHASS Dean Jeff Braden. "The scholarship, commitment, and passion represented by these awards demonstrate the breadth of excellence in our faculty."