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Theatre logoNews from Liberal Arts, October 2008

  • A new look at the Holocaust
  • $100,000 for forensic research
  • Interpreting Native American symbols
  • Black Theatre in Texas
  • Exhibits at the Smithsonian
  • More

DAAA 2008Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards 2008

The College of Liberal Arts presents its highest honor to H.S. Buddy Garcia, Mark Gimenez, Ronald A. Johnson, Timothy R. Staskus, and Mary-Agnes Taylor.

Book coverRecent books by Liberal Arts faculty, January 2008

In their books, nineteen faculty write about Texas crime fiction, the author John Graves, interpersonal communication, Iraq, Catholicism and religious freedom, Native American iconography, women's writing about the Southwest, the influence of food on early American history, and more.

Poet Kathleen PeircePoet Kathleen Peirce joins Guggenheim ranks, January 2008

One of nine poets to win the award in 2007, Peirce joins scores of Nobel, Pulitzer, and other prize winners who have appeared on the roll of Guggenheim Fellows.

Measuring a tiny mummyNews from Liberal Arts December 2007

  • Mysteries of Mexico's mummies
  • Best books of the past 25 years
  • Geography teaching awards
  • Texas State Historian
  • Helping Honduras and Southeast Asia
  • Graduate Enrollments rise dramatically

MOAS teamPolitical Science students win top awards at MOAS competition, November 2007

Twenty-four students take first and second places, as delegates from the countries of Nicaragua, Panama, Trinidad, and Tobago.

President Lyndon B. JohnsonDistinguished Alumni, February 2007

Thirty-four alumni of the College of Liberal Arts have been honored with the University's Distinguished Alumnus Award since the award was first presented in 1959.

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Charlene Gill, graduate student in Literature

Mosaic, Fall 2006

  • The Graduate Program in Liberal Arts
  • New degree programs
  • Trends in graduate education
  • Profiles of graduate students
  • More . . .

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Students meet live art at museum in Monterrey, MexicoMosaic, Fall 2005

  • Study Abroad
  • Programs in Belize, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, and Switzerland
  • Students describe their study abroad experiences
  • Science from study abroad
  • More . . .

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Dr. Priscilla Leder, Fulbright professorship to BelgiumMosaic, Spring 2005

  • Research in the Liberal Arts
  • Preparing the next generation of geographers
  • Fulbrights on the faculty
  • New book on the U.S. Supreme Court
  • More. . .


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Students in the Young Writers program produce a bilingual children's book, Wiley's WayMosaic, Fall 2004

  • Our stellar Department of English
  • English programs win national and international attention
  • Writing courses are in demand
  • Improving writing across campus
  • Faculty win prizes for publications
  • Testing usability in technical communication
  • Faculty honored for teaching, creativity, service
  • More . . .

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Psychology Professor Dr. Gus Lumia, teaching the next neuroscientistsMosaic, Spring 2004

  • Leadership and research in the Social Sciences
  • Graduate programs in Legal Studies and Public Administration
  • Improving children's wellbeing
  • Mitte Foundation and National Geographic establish Grosvenor Scholars Program
  • More . . .


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The Belew Twins, a chapter inTexas' music history

Mosaic, December 2003

  • Southwestern Studies at Texas State
  • New discoveries about the Maya in Belize
  • Students gain cultural literacy abroad
  • How well are we teaching our students?
  • More . . .

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Dr. Bill Stouffer, researching Texas' governors' promisekeepingMosaic, Summer 2003

  • Research in the Liberal Arts
  • How well do governors keep their promises?
  • How cultural identity influences funding for the arts
  • Self-awareness as HIV prevention
  • Blair wins Drue Heinz Literature Prize
  • More . . .


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Stacey Fondren, sociology student, describes finding the ideal jobMosaic, Winter 2003

  • Looking for links between environmental hazards and birth defects
  • The ideal job: Sociology students serve as they learn
  • Student archaeologists make discoveries
  • Liberal Arts students teach in France
  • More . . .


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Catherine E. and Jerome H. SuppleMosaic, Summer 2002

  • Jerome H. and Catherine E. Supple Professorship
  • Landmark designation for Katherine Anne Porter House
  • Center for Texas Music History reaches a wide audience
  • NEH designates SWT as Regional Humanities Center
  • More . . .