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Fall 2014-2015

In this issue of The Beacon you will find:

Feature Story

  •  Launching the GLCA Digital Liberal Arts Initiative

GLCA Happenings

  •  Expanding Collaboration Initiative – A Neuroscience Faculty-Student Research Collaboration
  •  GLCA Faculty-Student Research at the Library of Congress
  •  GLCA Boston Summer Seminar Encourages Faculty-Student Research
  •  GLCA in the News

Campus News

  • Albion: U.S. News Counts Albion Among the top 100 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Denison: Recognized for Outstanding Economic Diversity
  • DePauw: Shares Distinction of Being USA's Top Small College Contributing Alumni Talent to Teach for America
  • Earlham: New $22M Building Showcases Importance of the Arts
  • Kalamazoo: K-Plan expands to certain GLCA Schools
  • Kenyon: Isolating Ebola
  • Wabash: Leaders Speak of Value of Liberal Arts
  • Wooster: Mastodon Mystery Intrigues Young Researchers

Green News

  • Antioch: Breaks Ground on New Solar Farm
  • Oberlin: Sean Hayes named Executive Director of the Oberlin Project

Faculty News


  • Students of Color Leadership Conference

GLCA Calendar



Winter 2014

GLCA is celebrating 50 successful years of providing opportunities and support to our member colleges and their faculty, staff, and students. This issue of the Beacon is a celebratory and informative piece focused on GLCA efforts over the past decade.

In this issue you will find:

Feature Story

  • GLCA Celebrates 50 Years

GLCA Happenings

  • Expanding Collaboration Initiative
  • GLCA Takes International Relationships to New Heights
  • GLCA Teagle - Five GLCA Faculty Offer Visions of a Consortial Teaching and Learning Center
  • New Writers Award
  • GLCA Sustainability Efforts – Conference on Water 
  • Global Course Connections: Transnational Enrichments of Liberal Arts Education
  • ·CICEE—25 Years              
  • Additional GLCA Programs


  • Democracy Realized Conference
  • 200th Anniversary American Ornithology Symposium  

GLCA Calendar


Fall 2013

In This Issue of The Beacon

Feature Article     

   GLCA Happenings This Summer and Staff for 2013-2014

GLCA Member Schools

   Albion – Dental Research and The Bronze Age

   Allegheny – Grant to Develop Global Health Studies Program

   Antioch – Collaborative Art Project with Wabash

   Denison – Joins Hands with Say Yes

   DePauw – Volunteer Efforts Increase Community Bonds

   Earlham – Peace Pole Project

   Hope – Student Research

   Kalamazoo – Two Internship Summer

   Kenyon – Peace Projects

   Oberlin – Graduate Takes on Detroit

   Ohio Wesleyan – Sarvis Endowed Travel/Research Grant

   Wabash – Advancement Wins 2013 Case Award

   Wooster – NSF Collaborative Research


   GLCA Names Faculty Member Bill Pannapacker, Hope College, Director of GLCA Digital Liberal Arts Initiative            

   Denison to Host Students of Color Leadership Conference              

   Allegheny Hosts a Civil Rights Movement Conference

Green News

   DePauw – Farm Learning with Students and Locals

   Earlham – CarShare Program for Students and Staff

   Kalamazoo – The Green Generation Customer of the Year

   Oberlin – One Step Closer to Achieving Climate Positive Status

GLCA Calendar 2013-2014

Faculty News

Faculty Happenings



Spring 2013

Feature Article          

   GLCA Welcomes Sumita Furlong to the Staff

GLCA Member Schools

    Albion – GLAA & Greece; True Friendship

   Allegheny – Civility in Public Life Award

   Antioch – Completes Glen Helen Conservation Effort

   Denison – Students Receive Award to Help Women in Ethiopia

   Earlham – Data Visualization

   Hope – Faculty/Student Collaboration Research Wins Award

   Oberlin – Posse Scholar Researches Dental Health

   Ohio Wesleyan – Featured on India TV Reality Show

   Wabash – Connecting with High School Teachers

   Wooster – Students Present Research Regionally and Nationally


   GLCA Goodbyes and Welcomes – Saying Goodbye and Hello to Presidents and Chief Academic Officers

Green News   

   DePauw – Inaugural Campus Farm Dinner

   Kalamazoo – Fourth Annual Sustainability Symposium

   Kenyon – Update on Conservation Project

Faculty News – Recognition of Faculty Accomplishments   

GLCA Friends – photos


 Please note that GLCA welcomes feedback, suggestions, and submissions.

Winter 2012-2013

In this issue of the Beacon

Feature Story

  • DePauw University After School Chinese Program

School News

  • Albion Vocalists Take Top Awards
  • Allegheny Bucket Brigade
  • Antioch in WYSO Purchase Agreement
  • Denison Students Support and Work with Humane Society
  • Earlham Serving Sandy’s Survivors (S3)
  • Hope Professor and Student Published
  • Kalamazoo Open Letters to President Obama & Congress
  • Kenyon Collaborative Art Work Outside the Classroom
  • Oberlin Students + Love of Science = Biannual Journal
  • Ohio Wesleyan Published Faculty/Student Research
  • Wabash Student Research, Scholarship & Creative Work
  • Wooster New Discovery


  • Students of Color Leadership Conference 2012 Update
  • Wabash names 16th President
  • Denison Names 20th President
  • GLCA New Writers Award Winners

Green News

  • DePauw Community Bikes
  • Oberlin Repurposing: It’s the New Recycling

National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE)

Faculty News

GLCA Calendar



Fall 2012

In this issue of the Beacon

Feature Article     

  • GLCA Happenings This Summer and Staff for 2012-2013

GLCA Member Schools

  • Albion – Challenge Detroit Competition and Collaborative Research
  • Allegheny – Fellowships and Civility Prize Nominations
  • Antioch – Guggenheim Award and Designing Tea Garden
  • Denison – Knot Happenings
  • DePauw – Weldon Scholarship Program and Archeologists
  • Earlham – Celebrates UWC and Global Liberal Arts Alliance Project
  • Hope – Volunteers Making a Difference and Top State Ranking
  • Kalamazoo – Graduate Develops App and Social Justice Leadership
  • Kenyon – College Horizons
  • Oberlin – Giving Back “Kenya Reads” Project
  • Ohio Wesleyan – Creating Music
  • Wabash – Freshman Bee Tutorial and Diversity
  • Wooster – Tree Campus USA


  • GLCA GLAA – Global Liberal Arts Alliance Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Students of Color Leadership Conference – “Driving Our Journey to Excellence: Understanding Power and Privilege to Shape a Socially Just World”
  • Wooster Global Queerness Symposium – “Global Queerness: Sexuality, Citizenship, and Human Rights in the 21st Century”
  • Japan Study 50th    Anniversary Conference
  • Work Chicago Career Services Event

Green News          

  • Allegheny – Agreement to Preserve Fragile Ecosystems
  • Denison – Awarded LEED Gold Rating for Sustainable Design
  • Kalamazoo – Green Vending Machines
  • Wooster – First LEED Building

GLCA 2012-2013 Calendar 

Faculty News       




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