Dear Friends of the College,
Welcome to the June 2011 e-newsletter for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Inside A&S.
After an exhaustive search, the College is very pleased to welcome Jean Ann Linney, Ph.D., to Villanova as the College's new Dean. You will read all about the appointment of Dean Linney in this issue of Inside A&S.
In other College news, the University celebrated the achievements of our graduating seniors during Commencement Weekend May 13-15.
Kicking off Commencement Weekend activities was the College's annual Recognition Ceremony for Undergraduate Students, which took place Friday, May 13, at 4 p.m., in the Pavilion. You'll read more about the event in this issue of Inside A&S.
The College celebrated the accomplishments of its graduating master's students at the A&S Recognition Ceremony for Graduate Students outdoors on Mendel Field Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m.
During Commencement exercises Sunday, May 15, Sally J. Scholz, Ph.D., a professor of philosophy, was awarded the Lawrence C. Gallen, O.S.A., Faculty Serrvice Award, and Robert T. Jantzen, Ph.D., a professor of mathematics, received the Outstanding Faculty Research Award.
In addition, Seth A. Whidden, Ph.D., an associate professor of French, received the Faculty Award for Innovative Teaching.
Please join me in congratulating Drs. Jantzen, Scholz, and Whidden on their fine achievements.
I hope that the summer months are both enjoyable and productive for you. Work in the Office of the Dean doesn't stop during the summer. Roll out plans for the new Core Curriculum in the College continue to take shape, and you'll read about the many changes in more detail in the 2011-2012 edition of the Enchiridion, which will be published on the Web in late summer.
Thank you for continuing to read Inside A&S. I wish you a restful and fun summer.