Series aims to connect faculty, students, and community with the humanities
January 24, 2024–EPHRAIM, UT – The Snow College Humanities Division has developed a new lecture series designed to connect students, faculty, and the community with the humanities in the world around them. The series provides an opportunity to gather regularly outside of class to share humanities-based research and engage in discussion about humanities topics of interest.
Where science gathers data, the humanities look for beauty, value, and meaning. Humanities are concerned with understanding the human spirit and experience. The seminar series will not only create a sense of community within the Humanities Division among faculty and students, but it also aims to reach across campus and throughout the community to share the value of humanities study.
Snow College Dean of Humanities Sheryl Bodrero said, “We tend to forget how vital the humanities are. This seminar explores the role that the humanities have in our lives: they teach us what it means to be human—to think, to communicate, to create. History, literature, communication, fine arts, linguistics, languages—these disciplines help us make connections between the past, present, and future; local and global communities; inner thought and outward expression. We expand our ability to see through someone else's eyes, to consider another's perspective, and to rethink what we ‘know.’”
The series takes place every Wednesday at 3:30 and is open to the public. Some of the topics this semester include, The Humanities for our Times, What is a Book?, The Evolution of the English Language, and “Shall I compare thee to a conversation heart?” a Valentine’s Day Poetry-sharing Event.
Snow College, founded in 1888 by Utah pioneers, is a two-year college with campuses located in Ephraim and Richfield, Utah, and a learning center in Nephi, Utah. Serving more than 5,000 students, the college is committed to helping students graduate debt-free, gain resume-worthy experience, and develop a plan for the future. The affordable price and personalized environment full of opportunities allow students who find Snow College to find themselves. Learn more about all Snow College has to offer online at snow.edu.