The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies strives provides CIS majors with multiple opportunities for interdisciplinary discussion and other meaningful interactions.
The lunches are one of the most beloved CIS traditions. It is a way for interdisciplinary majors and their advisers to get to know each other away from the office or the classroom. At these lunches, students, faculty members, and sometimes visiting scholars present research to the group. This helps to build community and stimulate thinking. In addition, seniors writing theses are given an opportunity to explain their research and to practice their oral presentation skills. Lunches will be held on the second Monday and the fourth Tuesday of every month-mark your calendar!
At the spring banquet, the CIS honors graduating seniors. The Frontis W. Johnston Thesis Award is presented to the senior with the best thesis. The banquet is a festive and formal occasion for seniors and their advisers.