Christina Jimenez

Dr. Christina Jimenez, Professor and Chair of the Department of History, was recently featured on a national podcast from the Movement is Life Caucus. The following was taken from a brief description of the podcast episode:

“COVID-19 is severely impacting underserved communities. Health disparities continue to make the headlines as we transition from the acute phase of the pandemic to the chronic phase. This new normal means we must learn to live with the coronavirus for the foreseeable future. We will continue to peel back layers of disparities to reveal the factors behind health inequities being amplified by this pandemic. In this podcast for Movement is Life, Episode 41 we discuss privilege. We hear the p-word (privilege) used a lot in the context of health disparities, but what does it really mean and how does it perpetuate health inequities?”

Movement is Life Caucus Movement is Life is a multi-disciplinary coalition seeking to eliminate racial, ethnic and gender disparities in muscle and joint health by promoting physical mobility to improve quality of life among women, African Americans and Hispanics. Strategic Objectives. To Reduce Musculoskeletal Health Disparities at the Patient, Healthcare Provider.

More than 75 faculty in the College, along with representatives from the Career Center, Public Safety, and the B.I. program offer words of congratulation and encouragement in a video tribute to the graduating class of 2020. The video features original music composed and played by Colin McAllister from the department of Visual and Performing Arts, and closes with a message from Interim Dean Rex Welshon. Margie Oldham, LAS Director of Community Relations, lead the effort to create the video.

Click here to view the video, and congratulations to our 2020 graduates and their families!

Dear LAS Faculty, Staff, and Students,

Due to the current restrictions we are under, we are unable to host our traditional LAS Awards Ceremony and reception in honor of our many outstanding students and award winners. We are all saddened by this, and although we would prefer to be together as a college to celebrate these academic honors, the amazing accomplishments of our students deserve our celebration and recognition, nonetheless.

It is with great pleasure that I announce on Friday, May 8th, LAS will launch a special website and video in recognition of our graduates and our departmental outstanding students and scholarship awardees. Please join me as we congratulate all awardees and all students of the Class of 2020.  It is both a pleasure and an honor to serve you and the Class of 2020 as Interim Dean of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. I wish our students all the best as they embark on their future professional and academic endeavors. 

Congratulations, graduating Class of 2020!

Robert C. (Rex) Welshon
Interim Dean
College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
Please go to our congratulations video and LAS Awards Website at the following link:
LAS Awards Website
Sean Williams, Associate Professor and Director of the TCID program

After about three years in planning and preparation, the new bachelor’s degree in Technical Communication and Information Design (TCID) has received final approval and will enroll its first class in fall of 2020. The bachelor’s degree will prepare students for rapidly growing career fields and high-salary positions in user experience design, technical writing, web creation, and professional communication. Read more below…

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Faculty from all 3 major divisions of the College (Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences) were awarded grants by the Committee on Research and Creative Works (CRCW) this Spring. Each investigator was asked to provide a very brief description of their project for the LAS News Feed. Read more below…

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