Spotlight Archive

Alumni gather to recognize Linda Sloane Kay (CGS 81, COM 83)

September 28th, 2015

On Friday afternoon, CGS alumni, faculty, and friends gathered to recognize those who help make CGS a celebrated community. This was one of many events during the course of the highly-anticipated annual alumni weekend. Dean Natalie McKnight started the ceremony with a brief update on the College. Among many recent achievements,  the... More

Contributions Beyond Research: One Undergraduate’s Role in Newly-Released Bikini-Ready Moms

August 25th, 2015

Rhetoric Professor Lynn O-Brien Hallstein releases her new book, Bikini-Ready Moms, on September 1. As this key milestone approaches, Hallstein can't help but reflect upon the hard work, effort and support that made the book possible. Undergraduate research assistant Allyson English (CGS 14, SAR 16) played a critical role in the writing process, not... More

Exploring Where Life Intersects Literature: Renstrom Releases Unique Collection of Nonfiction Essays

August 17th, 2015

Literature, typically crafted for wide audiences, has the unique ability to touch each reader in an incredibly personal way. It's is a powerful means to share, guide, and connect readers across all borders and boundaries through a relatable story. College of General Studies (CGS) Rhetoric instructor Joelle Renstrom explores that delicate intersection of life and literature in her newly released collection of non-fiction... More

Parfitt releases second edition of Writing in Response

August 10th, 2015

Professor of Rhetoric Matthew Parfitt recently released the second edition of his book, Writing in Response, published by Bedford/St. Martin's (Macmillan Higher Ed). Writing in Response was written in effort to fill the need for a book that treats critical reading as the first stage of the writing process. Parfitt explains, "That is, the writing... More

CITL Annual Conference Explores Impact of Technological Trends From Scientific and Humanities angles

August 3rd, 2015

The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning (CITL) recently held its annual interdisciplinary conference, this year bringing together experts from science and from the humanities to discuss the anthropocene, a proposed epoch that begins when human activities started to have a significant global impact on the planet's ecosystems. While technology has introduced countless... More

Week 4: January Boston-London Program

June 15th, 2015

To supplement the plays, poetry, and art that students have been studying, week three ended with some students seeing The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare's Globe, and others opting to check out the London sports scene by seeing some polo. After another few days back in the classroom for week four, everyone packed... More

Week 3: January Boston-London Program

June 5th, 2015

The 6-week semester in London is nearly half-way done! This week, students went to the prehistoric site Stonehenge; Bath, where they visited the Roman Baths; and also went to the Warhorse Theatre. Check out the photos below, which are submitted by students in London.    

Weeks 1 & 2: January Boston-London Program

May 29th, 2015

Scholars landed in London nearly two weeks ago and have been avidly exploring the city, studying hard, and adjusting to the London culture. Upon arrival on May 18, students embarked on a scenic walking tour of the city, and have been busy since visiting other historical sites as they delve... More

Sophomores Gather to Recognize Achievements and Turn in Capstone

April 27th, 2015

Students and faculty on the CGS sophomore teams gathered on Friday to turn in the written portion of the Capstone project and recognize the hard work of classmates and notable accomplishments over the past two years. In addition to announcing the students with the top 10 GPAs, the following awards... More

From One Generation, to Another: Advice on Successful Student Group Leadership

April 22nd, 2015

As the 2014- 2015 academic year draws to a close, many student groups are transitioning leadership, inducting the next generation of executive boards and charging them to continue the legacy. While this is bittersweet for some and exciting for others, it's the perfect time to reflect on this year's accomplishments, and... More