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Dr. Anita Shelton - Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities


Welcome to the College of Arts and Humanities

The College of Arts and Humanities is dedicated to the success of our students. Our programs integrate rigorous academic inquiry, promote creative and scholarly excellence, and encourage community engagement, providing a strong basis for personal growth and professional preparation. A distinguished, talented faculty and a skilled, dedicated staff create an environment in which students flourish.

The college comprises nine academic departments representing the Arts (Art, Music, Theatre Arts) and the Humanities (English, Communication Studies, Foreign Languages, History, Journalism, Philosophy) as well as the Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity (Minor in Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Women's Studies) and the Center for the Humanities. In addition, the Doudna Fine Arts Center and the Tarble Arts Center, major performance and visual arts resources are part of the college and provide EIU and east-central Illinois with a wide variety of arts events and exhibitions, and cultural programming. Our academic programs and numerous outreach activities ensure the arts and humanities, the very foundations of a democratic society, are accessible both on our campus and throughout our region and our state.

Please take a moment to explore and learn about the departments and our many programs of study, performance events, and enrichment opportunities. Contact us for more information at cahdeansoffice@eiu.edu


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Save the Date

Dare to Dream: Putting Your Passion to Work
Monday, October 9, 2017
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

At the CAH Career Exploration Day you will be able to speak with upward of thirty alumni who are putting their EIU degrees to work and who are eager to talk to prospective students and majors about how you, too, can get a job with a degree in the Arts and Humanities: Art, Communication Studies, English, Foreign Languages, History, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Theatre Arts, Minor in Africana Studies, Film Studies, Latin American Studies, Medieval Studies, Religious Studies, and Women’s Studies.


Gabriella Ramirez, Student Dean

The College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce that Gabriella Ramirez, History Major with Teacher Licensure,  has been selected to serve as the Student Dean for the College of Arts and Humanities for the 2017-18 academic year.


Vice -President for Academic Affairs and Provost Blair Lord awards Professor Gary Aylesworth in Philosophy the College of Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Mentor Award for Academic Year 2017! Congratulations, Professor Aylesworth

Gary Aylesworth Mentor Award

Dr. Grant Sterling (Philosophy) has been awarded the 2016 Luis Clay Mendez Distinguished Service Award.

 Grant Sterling

 A distinguished emeritus professor - and great poet - from EIU's own English Department, John Guzlowski, has won the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Booksellers Award for Best Book of Poetry! Bravo, John.