The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) ranked Lake Forest College the best liberal-arts college in the Midwest in its most recent ranking released on December 18, 2023.
Now more than ever, students and families are questioning the value not only of higher education, but also of art degrees. Fine arts degrees are increasingly seen as a luxury in an economy hyper-focused on profit and technological advancement. However, the idea that majoring in the arts stifles what a graduate can achieve is a limiting perspective.
Associate Professor of Music and Chair of Music Scott Edgar recently released a book on the topic of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in music education, Portraits of Social Emotional Learning in Music Teacher Education, co-edited with Kathleen Melago.
A scholarly paper co-written by Assistant Professor of Psychology Emily Dix has been published in the January 2024 issue of Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.