The Cultural Events Committee's mission is to bring together University and Idaho communities through rich cultural activities. The Committee sponsors artistic, intellectual, and cultural events that enrich campus and community experiences and that link people of different backgrounds through common interests.
The committee has two grant programs that are used to help sponsor appropriate events.
The Cultural Events Committee logo is available for download.
The following faculty members serve three-year terms on the Cultural Events Committee:
- Susan Goslee, College of Arts and Letters (English and Philosophy) [Fall 2021-Spring 2024]
- Vanessa Ballam, College of Arts and Letters (Theatre and Dance) [Fall 2019-Spring 2022]
- Hyeri Choi, College of Arts and Letters (Music) [Fall 2020-Spring 2023]
- Phil Homan, Library [Spring 2020-Fall 2022]
- Yan Chen, College of Business [Fall 2019-Spring 2022]
- Sarah Robey, College of Arts and Letters (History) [Fall 2022-Spring 2025]
The College Executive Committee (CEC) serves an important advisory function to the Dean and Associate Deans on issues critical to the operation of the College, particularly the strategic development of the College. The CEC will review sabbaticals, college RFP applications (e.g., faculty travel, course release, etc.), and advise the dean’s office as appropriate.
The CEC is composed of four tenured faculty members (two from each division of the college) and two tenure-track faculty members (one from each division of the college) who are selected following a vote of the faculty in their respective division.
Tenured faculty members are selected to serve on this committee for a term of three years and may serve no more than two complete three-year terms in a row.
Tenure-track faculty terms are for one year only, and tenure track faculty must serve in a year that they are on tenure track (i.e., not yet tenured).
- Vanessa Ballam, Theatre and Dance [2020-2023]
- John Dudgeon, Anthropology [2019-2022]
- Diana Livingston-Friedley, Music [2019-2022]
- Joshua Swift, Psychology [Fall 2021 semester replacement for Justin Stover]
- Justin Dolan Stover, History [2020-2023]
- Morey Burnham, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology [2021-2022]
- Michael Roche, English and Philosophy [2021-2022]
The Tenure and Review Committee (TRC) is composed of six tenured faculty members (three from each division of the college) who are selected following a vote of the faculty in their respective division. Faculty members are selected to serve on this committee for a term of three years (the terms are staggered) and may serve no more than two complete three-year terms in a row. A chair is elected among the committee members at the first meeting of the year.
The committee will review tenure and/or promotion applications and third year reviews. (Note: for the 2021 review cycle only, the TRC will not review third year review materials but, instead, will review PPR materials.) The committee is charged with reviewing candidate dossiers, along with the recommendations of the department level review committees and department chairs, and issuing their own recommendations in writing to the college dean.
Thom Hasenpflug, Music [2021-2024]
Malliga Och, Global Studies and Languages [2021-2023]
Chad Gross, Theatre and Dance [2021-2022]
DJ Williams, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology [2021-2024]
Joshua Swift, Psychology [2021-2023]
Andy Speer, Anthropology [2021-2022]
The Humanities Café Coordinating Committee (HCCC) is a new college-level committee that will be made up of five CAL faculty members. All full-time CAL faculty (tenured, tenure track, lecturers, etc.) will be eligible to serve on the HCCC. Membership will not be dependent on CAL division affiliation; however, no more than two individuals from the same department should serve on the HCCC simultaneously. Members will serve staggered three-year terms with the possibility of reelection, though no one will be eligible for election after serving two consecutive full three-year terms.
Eddie Ludema, Music [2021-2024]
Shin Kue Ryu, Political Science [2021-2024]
Darci Graves, Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology [2021-2023]
Ananda Keator, Theatre and Dance [2021-2023]
Joel Shura, Theatre and Dance [2021-2022]
Faculty members from the College of Arts and Letters also provide essential service through participation on the Faculty Senate and numerous university committees. Links to some of these important groups are below.