Wilson C. Chen, associate professor in the Department of Languages and Literature, was among a select group of scholars chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Gilder
Lehrman Institute of American History to take part in a
seminar on "Slave Narratives" held June 21-25 at Yale University.
In an April 2015 lecture sponsored by the College of Liberal Art's Center for Civic Leadership, Michelle Alexander addressed an audience of over 400, discussing problems of race and mass incarceration before an audience of over 400. Author of the New York Times bestseller The New Jim Crow, Prof. Alexander served as the keynote speaker for the Center's 2015 Youth Government Day program.
Professor Christine Fletcher (theology) has been awarded a $50,000 program development grant by the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVue). Just one of 34 institutions to receive the grant, Benedictine will use the funds to develop a University-wide initiative to facilitate and emphasize vocation discovery across academic disciplines.
Situated at the heart of the University, Benedictine's College of Liberal Arts provides students with unparalleled access to innovative, in-depth instruction in the humanities and social sciences. Our classes and programs emphasize rigorous, engaged learning, preparing students to live and work in a rapidly-changing world by cultivating their critical thinking skills and their abilities of self-expression.
The College is home to 37
full-time faculty and seven departments. In addition to a variety of
minors, concentrations, and interdisciplinary programs, it offers
students a choice of over 20 majors and two graduate programs in disciplines
ranging from literature, philosophy, and music to psychology, political
science, and more. The College also houses the University's Writing Program, Scholars Program, Artist-in-Residence Program, and Center for Civic Leadership, all of which contribute significantly to the Benedictine undergraduate experience.
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offered by the College of Liberal Arts, as well as about its many
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