Welcome to the student lens on news at Governors State University and the Chicago Southland! Newly renamed ArtSci, the CAS Newsmagazine is a shining example of GSU's hallmark: empowering exceptionally driven students to produce outstanding creations born of their experiences and knowledge.

Welcome to the seventh annual issue of the College of Arts and Sciences newsmagazine, ArtSci. In the following pages, you will see just a glimpse of recent work being accomplished by our faculty, students, and alumni as they endeavor to shape our world and our shared futures. In the stories that follow, student contributors invite us to step up, speak out, and join in being part of the solutions to our society’s problems. If you are not already, I welcome you to become an active part of our CAS community. If you are already a member, please continue welcoming others into our ever-growing community. Our incredible diversity serves as both a reflection of, and an invitation to, the shared future of our region and our country. And our College’s use of high impact practices – such as this student-written newsmagazine and the multiple examples of collaborative, hands-on experiential projects it highlights – provides our students with the skills that employers desire, and our communities with well-prepared leaders.

We are again indebted to ArtSci’s faculty advisor Dr. Christopher White (English) and his team of dedicated students – Noah LaFond (English MA), Hannah Leonard (Communication BA), Tim Miller (English BA), Clair Naylor (English BA), Saad Shalabi (English MA) and Paul Tucker (English BA) – whose stories illustrate only some of the many examples of impactful, experiential opportunities that the College of Arts and Sciences provides for its students and our community.

(see the full letter from Dean Zingsheim on page 2 of ArtSci)

Dr. Jason Zingsheim

Dr. Jason Zingsheim
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

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