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Welcome from Christopher Olsen
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the College of Arts and Sciences’ sixth annual Community Semester. The Community Semester began with former Dean John Murray, after conversations with CAS faculty, and I am honored to continue the tradition again this year. Over the years of the Community Semester, one of our most important goals has been to share some of the amazing research and creative work of our faculty and students with the residents of Terre Haute and the greater Wabash Valley. As the largest and most diverse college at Indiana State University, we produce some fascinating and nationally recognized scholarship and creative work. This year our theme is “1968,” and we have a wide range of events that promise to hold your interest. Our theme  reflects the fact that we are marking 50 years since that momentous time in the history of the United States and much of the world. Events and discoveries in (and around) that year continue to reverberate in the United States today, helping to shape the modern world in which we live. I hope you can join us for some terrific events that will prompt us to think about the important changes initiated during that period that continue to affect us today.

All of our events are free and open to the public. We have worked hard to make sure there is something for all ages. We also have events that represent the arts, the sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. We hope that you attend as many events as you can, and we are truly honored to share the College of Arts and Sciences with you.


Please click the link below for the full program of events.

 Community Semester 2018 Program