It may still be 100 degrees at CSU, Bakersfield, but fall always holds the excitement of possibility at an educational institution – a new cohort of students, staff, and faculty returning refreshed, renewed, and ready to engage students on a journey of discovery.
This year is characterized by change at CSU, Bakersfield including a new multicultural resource center in Rohan (the Old Dorms); a new calendar with the change from quarter to semester; and a new general education curriculum. Within the School of Arts and Humanities, we are fortunate to have nine new tenure-track professors enriching the campus with their teaching and research expertise. The more opportunities I have to meet these remarkable teacher-scholars, the more I look forward to their contributions and what will flourish over the coming years.
One other wonderful change is our up-and-coming Humanities Building. AH advisor Janine Cornelison is posting a weekly picture of the building’s progress. She said, “since the building is going to be built in a year, I was curious to know how fast it gets built by taking a picture every Friday of the progress.” You can log onto Instagram and follow us @csubAHadvising. Every Friday, Janine uses #AHfuturefriday to upload the picture.
For those of us, who haven’t yet embraced the change of Instagram, you can view our building progress at Pictaram.
Best wishes for whatever changes appear before you this season.
Dr. Robert Frakes
Dean of the School of Arts & Humanities