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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Why Art Matters

Why Art Matters

Please join us on January 27th at 7:00 p.m. in Hull Auditorium for “Why Art Matters,” the fourth event in the Humans Being panel discussion series.  Our speakers will include Dr. Michael Mergen (Art), Dr. Charles White (Business), and Ms. Cameron Burns (Art); each will offer a short response to the topic, after which we will open up the panel to discussion and questions from the audience.  We will post their statements online after the panel and invite you to respond online as...

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Why Philosophy Matters

Why Philosophy Matters

Please join us on February 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Hull Auditorium for “Why Philosophy Matters,” the fifth event in the Humans Being panel discussion series.  Our speakers will include Dr. Mark Lukas (Philosophy), Dr. Derek Taylor (English), and Jaclyn N. LeDoux (Philosophy); each will offer a short response to the topic, after which we will open up the panel to discussion and questions from the audience.  We will post their statements online after the panel and invite you to respond online as...

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Why World Languages Matter

Why World Languages Matter

Please join us on March 10th at 7:00 p.m. in Hull Auditorium for “Why World Languages Matters,” the sixth event in the Humans Being panel discussion series.  Our speakers will include Dr. Wade Edwards (French), Dr. Bill Abrams (Math), a Modern Languages student, and special guest speaker President W. Taylor Reveley IV; each will offer a short response to the topic, after which we will open up the panel to discussion and questions from the audience.  We will post their statements online after the panel and invite you to respond online as...

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