The beginning of fall semester brings a change in the Universitys largest college: the College of Liberal Arts becomes the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Our new name fully recognizes the breadth of our teaching and research, which includes a long and proud tradition in the social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences, as well as in the arts and humanities, says Linda Maxson, dean of the college.
The colleges mission is the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. We are all deeply committed to the development of the whole individual and thus to the development of society, Maxson says. Our new collegiate name emphasizes this comprehensive mission and the increasing importance and sophistication of the programs in science and technology that are part of our mission.
If your student will continue to be enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences next year, there may be a scholarship available.
The college awards more than $50,000 in scholarships to students continuing in the college during the 2002-2003 academic year. Some are not tied to specific majors, but others are intended for students majoring in the sciences, mathematics, statistics, economics, or arts.
Announcements will be posted beginning Nov. 1. Application forms for the competitions will be available from the Deans Office, 240 Schaeffer Hall. The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2002.
President Mary Sue Coleman has sent a letter to parents of incoming first-year students that urges open family communication regarding alcohol consumption.
Coleman says she felt it was her duty to speak out about the problem of excessive drinking that occurs at campuses nationwide.
My goal was to suggest that this is a good conversation to have, she says. I think its important for parents and students to talk about that issue.
Research has proven that teens listen to their parents, Coleman says. She included tips from the College Parents of America to help parents begin the conversation.
Excerpted from The Daily Iowan
The University of Iowa Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program announced that 72 percent of first-year women who entered the undergraduate program in the fall of 1997 completed science or engineering degrees in May 2001.
The results exceed national trends, in which the four-year rate of women in science and engineering varies from 30-46 percent, depending on the institutions size and whether it is private or public.
WISE sponsors a Student to Student Support in Science mentoring program, which combines workshops and small group meetings to assist first-year students in finding information and locating services. Any incoming first-year student may participate.