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Illinois Wesleyan Provost Discusses Liberal Arts Colleges at Lunch and Learn

Jan. 27, 2016

Jonathan GreenBLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Universities around the world are using the model of the American liberal arts college as a best-practice standard at the same time its value is challenged in U.S. media outlets.

Illinois Wesleyan University Provost and Dean of the Faculty Jonathan Green will discuss this and other aspects of the liberal arts college, a uniquely American contribution to higher education, on Feb. 11 as a Lunch and Learn Series presentation. The series is sponsored through a partnership of the McLean County Museum of History, Collaborative Solutions Institute and Illinois Wesleyan.

During his presentation Green will provide a history of liberal arts education and share compelling evidence that such an education is more relevant than ever in preparing students for their lives after graduation.

Green joined Illinois Wesleyan in 2011. He is the chief academic officer of the University, overseeing all academic departments in addition to The Ames Library, Athletics, and Information Technology. In addition to his administrative appointment, Green is also a professor of music.

The presentation will take place at 12:10 p.m. in the McLean County Museum of History’s Governor Fifer Courtroom. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and join the discussion.