liberal arts

Priorities, budgets, mergers, updates

WSU may be going back to the future. It is considering merging the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Sciences, 15 years after the original College of Sciences and Arts was split.   These discussions are occurring at the same time the university ponders refreshing its strategic plan and debates program priorities and […]

Liberal arts/tech degree has employers recruiting

A new WSU degree combining technology and liberal arts has employers eagerly seeking qualified graduates. The degree is called digital technology and culture (DTC).To create this unique degree, liberal arts and technology courses were combined. Today there are 150 students majoring in DTC.If a parent questions: Can my child get a job with this degree? […]

Realignment v. reshaping: Liberal Arts tests theory

With effective positioning for the future as the goal, and acting on recommendations from the provost’s realignment committee, Erich Lear, dean, College of Liberal Arts, is experimenting with changes in the organization of the college. A discussion about realignment began on the university level nearly a year ago when a small committee, jointly led by […]

Is a liberal arts education still needed in today’s economy?

Should a student get a college education to:a) learn a skillb) contribute to your communityc) know yourselfd) be well-rounded and think criticallye) all of the aboveThe answer to this question is something universities across the nation are considering, and the programs they offer depend on their answer.Is the purpose of a general or liberal arts […]

Erich Lear named interim dean of Liberal Arts

Erich J. Lear has accepted the post of interim dean at the College of Liberal Arts effective Aug. 1. The appointment will fill a vacancy created by the departure of Dean Barbara Couture, who has served as the dean of the college since 1988 and was recently named senior vice chancellor for academic affairs for […]

Dean Barbara Couture heading for Nebraska

Washington State University Dean of Liberal Arts Barbara Couture has been named senior vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She will begin her new job Aug. 15. WSU Provost Robert C. Bates said Couture’s departure is a great loss to WSU. “She is an articulate and outstanding scholar as well as […]

Liberal Arts celebrates faculty publishing

Faculty members of the College of Liberal Arts at Washington State University will assemble April 3 to celebrate publishing and publication achievements in the biannual Authors’ Recognition Ceremony. The spring semester recognition will be from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Honors Hall lounge. “This is one of the most important events in our college,” […]

Profs discuss Iraq: Is war inevitable?

PULLMAN, Wash. — As television stations continue their “in depth” coverage of the Iraqi crisis with special full screen graphics replete with sound effects, newspaper headlines read, “War Is Near,” and the United Nations is waiting to see if Saddam Hussein will allow weapons inspections, many Americans are wondering what truly lies ahead in America’s […]