Envisioning the Humanities for the 21st Century: A Ten Year Anniversary Symposium

Oct 15 - Oct 16

3:30 pm

College of Arts & Sciences Institute for the Humanities - Mississippi State University

Thursday, October 15

3:30 p.m.:

Bettersworth Auditorium, Lee Hall

Keynote Address: “Reasons, Values, and Imagination: A Case for Education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.” Dr. John Churchill, secretary, Phi Beta Kappa

5:15 p.m.

Reception at Hotel Chester, Starkville (by invitation only)

Friday, October 16

Colvard Student Union-Ballroom S

9:00 a.m.

“Humanities and the A&Ms: A Tough Row to Hoe.” Dr. Roger L. Geiger, distinguished professor, Pennsylvania State University

Response by: Dr. Alan I. Marcus, professor of history and department head, Mississippi State University

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. - Prospects for the Humanities: A panel discussion

  • Chair, Dr. Nancy Hargrove, professor emerita of English, Mississippi State University
  • Dr. Stuart Rockoff, executive director, Mississippi Humanities Council
  • Dr. Christopher Snyder, dean, Shackouls Honors College, Mississippi State University
  • Dr. Joseph Ward, professor of history and department chair, University of Mississippi
  • Dr. John Bickle, professor of philosophy and department head, Mississippi State University

12:00 p.m. Closing lunch (by invitation only)

Colvard Student Union-Ballroom U

Featured speaker, Dr. Gary Myers, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty, Young Harris College

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