Dear Friend of the College,
With finals nearly upon us, we all face a few very busy weeks ahead, preparing for exams, completing projects, and looking forward to the holiday season and an extended break.
I welcome you to the December 2011 e-newsletter for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Inside A&S. In this issue, you'll read about the upcoming third annual Lore Kephart '86 Distinguished Historians Lecture and get a sneak peek into some of the events and activities that highlight the spring 2012 semester. Mark your calendars now!
In November, the University proudly hosted a week-long visit by Villanova graduate Anthony Zinni, a retired four-star General in the U.S. Marine Corps and a former Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). Gen. Zinni participated in many public lectures and classes during his week-long visit, sharing with faculty and students his knoweldge and expertise. The College remains grateful to Gen. Zinni for his continued commitment to his Alma Mater.
Let me take this opportunity to thank you for welcoming me to campus and for a wonderful first semester as Dean of the College. The opportunity to colloborate with you has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my job, and I look forward to many more opportunities in the year ahead to work together with you to advance the mission of the College.
I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a delightful semester break. See you in January 2012.