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    November 29 - December 2

    The Capital University Conservatory of Music will present its annual Christmas Festival, featuring the Chapel Choir, Choral Union, Women's Chorus, The Chordsmen, Philomel and a variety of instrumentalists. This festival is a long-standing holiday tradition enjoyed by the university, its friends and the greater Columbus community.

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    MLK Day of Learning

    January 21

    Sociologist Joyce Ladner, one of the nation’s pre-eminent thought leaders, will be this year's keynote speaker for the 28th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Learning at Capital University.

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    Winter Break

    December 6 - January 7

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    Meet Our Faculty

    • Reginald Dyck, Ph.D.

      Professor of English

      Dr. Reginald Dyck's published essays on Louise Erdrich, Simon Ortiz, Willa Cather, William Faulkner and Greg Sarris have directly shaped his teaching of their works.

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    • Kathryn Bell, Ph.D.

      Associate Professor of Psychology

      Dr. Kathryn Bell is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in interpersonal violence, trauma, behavior analysis and addictions.

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    • Saleem Saleem, Ph.D.

      Chair, Program Director, and Professor

      Dr. Saleem is a Chair, Program Director, and Professor of Social Work at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio.  He earned his Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and his Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington. Dr. Saleem also graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology and Eastern Literature from the University of Karachi.

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    • Saurav Roychoudhury, Ph.D., FRM

      Professor of Finance & Economics

      Dr. Saurav Roychoudhury is an associate professor of Finance and Economics at Capital University.

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    • Dina Lentsner, Ph.D.

      Professor of Music

      As a musicologist, Dr. Lentsner is interested in the intersection of music and literature, primarily focusing on contemporary music.

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    • Elene P. Kent, Ph.D.

      Professor and Department Chair

      Dr. Elene Kent's areas of expertise are business management and teaching and learning pedagogies using instructional technology.

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    • Olga Shonia, Ph.D.

      Associate Professor

      Dr. Olga N. Shonia received her degree in Educational Policy Studies from Indiana University (Bloomington), and her degrees in Linguistics and TESOL from Russia and Norway.

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    • Jennifer Faison Hodge, Ph.D.

      Professor & Director of Clinical Partnerships

      Jennifer Hodge, Ph.D. Professor of Education Education Ruff Learning Center Room 234 614-236-6569 jhodge@capital.edu Biography Dr. Jennifer Hodge received the Capital University Cotterman Award for exceptional service to students through advising in 2007. She is past depart

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    • Paula Federico, Ph.D.

      Associate Professor, Department Chair

      Paula Federico, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics Battelle Hall Room 116 (614) 236-6393 pfederic@capital.edu Biography Paula Federico was selected as a 2009-2010 Exxon Mobil Project NExT Fell

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    Let Us Introduce Ourselves

    Capital is a comprehensive, independent university grounded in the Lutheran tradition.

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    Spotlight on Academics

    Toads Attest to Habitat Health

    Brandyn Shipley ’18 (Environmental Science) recently presented her original research on the link between healthy amphibians and habitat quality at the 25th annual national conference for The Wildlife Society. One in three Capital University undergraduates conducts research with their professor.