Thursday, November 13, 2014
Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center
University of Central Arkansas’ Humanities and World Cultures Institute announces the Fall 2014 Humanities Fair to be held on Thursday, November 13 (National Humanities Month) at Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at UCA from 9:45 am (registration), with programs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The Humanities Fair, supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities, is open to high school students and their teachers. It will enable students to experience a typical day attending university humanities courses. Students will have their choice of attending sessions conducted by UCA professors in Philosophy, Religious Studies, History, English, Anthropology, African and African American Studies, Sociology, Political Science, World Languages, and Gender Studies. UCA faculty will make presentations exploring the chosen theme of “Humanities and the Environment." Follow the links below to find a copy of the program and presentation abstracts.
Upon request, UCA faculty will visit classrooms of high-school teachers who plan to attend, and encourage students to develop their own creative works of poetry, short story, essay or multi-media to be submitted, judged, and awarded prizes. Books within the existing high school curricula will complement the theme and encourage students to produce their own creative projects, but this is not required, and will not affect judging decisions.
Although it is not required, students are encouraged to submit original humanities projects to the Fair’s competition. Awards will be presented to highlight excellence and creativity in the areas of Poetry, Short Story, Essay, or Multimedia Presentation. Student projects based on the theme are welcome, as are projects on other topics. See the Student Project Entry Form for more details about submitting student works.
For more information, see registration and guideline attachments, and/or contact:
Dr. Nicholas S. Brasovan