Why Music Matters

Why Music Matters

On September 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in Hull Auditorium, Dr. Pam McDermott (Music), Dr. Kim Stern (English), and Ms. Ashley Stanley (Music) presented their thoughts on “Why Music Matters,” the first event in the Humans Being panel discussion series.  Each offered a short response to the topic, after which we had a vigorous discussion about music. Kim Stern spoke on the importance of music for her intellectual development.  To read more, click on Kim Stern’s viewpoint on Why Music Matters Pam McDermott spoke on music as hardwired into our brain.  To read more, click on Pam McDermott on the hardwired music in our brains Ashley Stanley spoke on the need for music education and experience across our lifetime.  To read more, click on Ashley Stanley on music in education and life  ...

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Why History Matters

Why History Matters

October 28th at 7:00 p.m. in Hull Auditorium saw another exciting discussion on “Why History Matters,” the second event in the Humans Being panel discussion series.   Dr. Larissa Smith Fergeson (History), Dr. David Magill (English), and Ms. Jamie Clift (History) discussed the personal and cultural meanings of history, after which discussion ensued. Dr. Lara Fergeson spoke on history’s importance to individual and communal vision.  To read more, click on Lara Fergeson’s Why History Matters. Dr. Magill spoke on history as a means to construct identity.  To read more, click on David Magill’s Why History Matters. Ms. Clift spoke on how history helps us make sense of the world.  To read more, click on Jamie Clift’s viewpoint on Why History...

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Why Literature Matters

Why Literature Matters

Our third and final fall semester panel in the Humans Being discussion series occurred on November 18th and focused on “Why Literature Matters.”  Speakers engaged with questions of literary merit, the importance of reading, and the value of understanding other worldviews. Dr. John Miller spoke on the endurance of literature for our culture and our lives. Dr. Ken Perkins asserted that “literature adds life to the living.”  To read more about his thoughts,click here:  Why Literature Matters Mr. Matthew Jacobs commented on literature’s inclusive nature and its essential humanness.  To read more of his ideas, click here:  Why Literature Matters Please join us in January for the next panel on Why Art...

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