College of Arts and Sciences

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Providing An Excellent Liberal Arts and Sciences Education

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a premier learning experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels through the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. In addition to offering General Education Curriculum courses for all students in the University, programs in the College prepare students for employment and advanced studies in graduate and professional schools. We are committed to creating a learning community rich in faculty-student collaboration on research and scholarly endeavors and providing guided experiences through internships, community-based learning, and practical experiences. We are dedicated to promoting an appreciation of diversity and instilling intellectual habits of mind necessary for living life fully in an ever-changing world.

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Highlights & Upcoming Events

CAS Student Speaker Series

Schedule of Events

Both evenings start at 7:00 p.m. and meet in Currens Hall 205


Thursday, February 22 
  • Tess Tyler (English): Exploring Literature Through Action Strategies
  • Rachel Eaton (History): Forever Responsible: Anti-Semitic Propaganda and Those Who Created It
  • Jake Lambert (Physics): Applications of Radio Astronomy in the Study of Massive Star Forming Regions and the Search for Planet Nine
  • Lindsay Gleason (Sociology): Knowledge is Power: Patterns of Perception about Sexual Assault
  • Mary Street (Biological Sciences): Health Effects of Bot Fly Infection on White-Footed Mice
  • Erika Nickelson and Madeline Heinzer (Foreign Languages and Literatures): Learning Across Borders: Language and International Education
Wednesday, February 28
  • Abby Rocha (Mathematics): Mathematical Practices Prevalent in STEM Careers
  • Rebecca McCollum (Anthropology): Ergot and Beyond
  • Natasha Kelch (Psychology): I Want to Feel Sad
  • Mallika Asar (Chemistry): Phage Display Selection of Ovarian Cancer Targeting Phage Clones for In Vivo Near-Infrared Optical Imaging
  • Jazzy Thomas (African American Studies): Filters of Fetishes: The Hyper-Sexualization of Black Women in Mass Media
  • Francesca Hamm (Political Science): Why We Need Fiction in the Era of Fake News: Literature, Empathy, and Personal Policy Preferences

WIU Chemistry Club Hosting Informational Session about Opioids

Date: February 27
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Currens Hall 203

2018 Gabler Lecture

"Civil Rights as Geospatial Work: The African American Freedom Struggle as Counter-Mapping and Radical Place-Making" by Derek H. Alderman

Date: February 28
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Morgan Hall 109

Hamner to Deliver Genetics and the Soul Lecture 

Hamner will talk about what it means to be a human being in the age of genetic engineering and how this and other questions are explored in contemporary literature, film, comics and television series – through fictional futures that might shape the decisions made about genetic engineering. 

Date: February 28
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Place: Morgan Hall 101A

Annual Rock, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

Date: March 10 - 11
Time: Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Place: Grand Ballroom, University Union

Admission and parking are free, but a free-will donation is used to obtain feature displays for each year's show. 

WIU Women in Science Program Offering Laboratory Class for Girl Scouts

Date: April 21
Time: 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Place: Currens Hall 203

Register here