Greetings from Interim Dean, Catherine Zublin
I’m Catherine Zublin, the Interim Dean of the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities. There are numerous reasons you might be reading this page so I will endeavor to speak to everyone from potential new students to my colleagues across campus.
Weber State University (WSU) was recently awarded the distinction of being one of the “2015 Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Last semester, I completed the survey that gathered information for this honor. This is my 30th year as an employee of WSU. I have often said that this is not only a great college to work for, but it is among the best.
As a college we frequently look back to the past, never forgetting our roots, and teach new generations of students about the rich foundation created by writers, artists and leaders. This foundation encompasses the study of languages, the appreciation of events in human history and the diversity of human cultures. When we build on this groundwork, we experience all that our world offers while simultaneously enabling students to navigate a changing future. Though perhaps not all the changes we envisioned: I’ve given up on travel by jet pack.
Our college has much to brag about: faculty, staff, students, programs, majors, minors and specific courses, buildings, studios, classrooms, theaters, galleries, computer labs and a coffee shop. With pride I’d like to share a few examples of why Weber State University’s Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities is a wonderful place to work and learn.
- We are home to nearly 2,000 students and more than 100 full-time faculty. The average student-to-teacher ratio is 16:1. Students benefit from world-renowned faculty who are experts in their fields. Unlike other institutions, Lindquist College faculty work directly with students, mentoring them as they begin their careers.
- The Signpost (student newspaper) won nine first-place awards and placed in 18 categories in the 2014-2015 Utah Press Association’s competition. Because of its strong showing, The Signpost also received the General Excellence award for the newspaper that compiled the most points in the various categories.
- National Undergraduate Literature Conference (NULC) just celebrated its 30th year. The conference was the first and is still the largest undergraduate literature conference in the nation. This year's keynote writer was Michael Ondaatje. Nearly 200 undergraduate writers and poets from across North America were able to present their work.
- Elementary and junior high school students from all over Utah competed in the state’s first Spanish Spelling Bee at Weber State University this past spring. This event was organized by Associate Professor Isabel Asensio and Sigma Delta Pi, a National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.
- Department of Performing Arts’ Theatre Area has won more awards for directing, costume design, dramaturgy, lighting, sound and acting than any other institution in the state of Utah.
- Kiersten Garner, a student in the Department of Visual Art & Design, was named one of the winners in the 2015 Student Design Competition sponsored by the Society of Publication Designers.
It is an honor to serve as Interim Dean of the Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities at Weber State University. My goal as dean is to work with colleagues, students, friends and alumni to promote the arts and humanities’ distinctive place in our institution. By supporting existing and new collaborations across campus, the arts and humanities will continue to play a crucial role in furthering the university’s core values of learning, access and community.
With best regards,
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