From the Dean
our last issue, I told you about the
establishment of the Brian Lamb School of Communication. On September 29, in
our formal celebration of the school, Mr. Lamb interviewed Indiana Gov.
Mitch Daniels in front of a capacity crowd, including President Córdova,
Provost Sands, and members of the Purdue Board of Trustees. As is typical for
Brian, he involved students, providing them with time to ask questions as well. Daniels surprised Brian — and everyone else in the
audience — by naming him a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest distinction the
Lamb is not the only alum visiting us this semester. Earlier this month, we
named three new Emerging Voice Award winners from among our age-40 and under alumni:
Brad Dancer from the Brian Lamb School of
Communication; Delita Martin from the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual
and Performing Arts; and Jennifer Ping from History. And every week, we
continue to host alumni as speakers. If you are in the area on a Friday at 11:30 a.m., I invite you to
join us for class in Beering 2280 and meet these fascinating, dedicated alumni.
if you're on campus in the coming months, I encourage you to see — and walk
through — the amazing installation on the southwest lawn of the Yue-Kong Pao
Hall for the Visual and Performing Arts. If you can’t experience it in person
or you want a preview, click on the video at the top of the column on the right to learn more about the artist and
how Sidewinder was constructed.
Our students continue to be active and innovative, as evidenced by their involvement in the recent Solar Decathlon. Along with dedicated faculty members, they used their expertise in Interior Design, Film and Video Studies, Visual Communications Design, Sociology, and more to help Purdue win second place in the competition.
while you’re following links, I want to remind you that we now have on-line
supplements to our THiNK magazine,
with the best of the stories from our annual print version as well as brand new
articles. You can find THiNK on our
website at www.cla.purdue.edu/think.
I hope you enjoy reading about the
exciting events in the College of Liberal Arts and that you'll follow the links
to additional stories.
With best regards,
Irwin Weiser, Justin S. Morrill Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
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