In celebration of the liberal arts, the College of Arts and Sciences features annual themes that provide opportunities for students and faculty to investigate topics of interest from a broad interdisciplinary perspective. Theme events highlight the multiple facets of a single concept through the perspectives of the arts, literature, the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences.
The topic for 2015-2016 is “Cracking Codes: Literacy Now,” and the related community book is Writing on the Wall: Social Media – the First 2,000 Years by Tom Standage. Plan to attend some of the theme events listed below. Check www.oakland.edu/cas/college-theme for additional events and updates.
- Kickoff: Lightning Talks Sept. 8, 12-1 p.m., Fireside Lounge, Oakland Center
- Constitution Day Talk on literacy and voting rights by Professor Dan Clark, Department of History Sept. 9, 12-1 p.m., Fireside Lounge, Oakland Center
- Reading Better and Faster – help table Sept. 28-29 12-1 p.m., Oakland Center
- Climate Literacies Symposium Oct. 15, time and location to be announced
- Reading Better and Faster – help table Oct. 18-19, 12-1 p.m., Oakland Center
- Election Day – Student Democrats will lead an initiative for voter registration with literacy tests for students to try Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oakland Center
- Literacy and Social Media presentation by Professor Tim Lockridge of Miami University of Ohio Nov. 5, 1:30-3 p.m., 201 Dodge Hall
- Shakespeare Across Media presentation by Professor Niels Herold, Department of English Nov. 11, 5-6:30 p.m., Gold Room A, Oakland Center
- Reading Races Details to be announced
Presidential Leadership (2004-2005)
Environmental Explorations (2005-2006)
Global Citizenship (2006-2007)
Religion and Society (2009-2010)
Frontiers and Borders (2010-2011)