The University Center for the Humanities
I became Director of the Center in 2019, just a few months before the global pandemic changed all of our lives.
Lecture Series - Courage
Dana Nessel opened our 2021-22 speaker series with a personal, engaging and wide-ranging talk with insightful and inspiring anecdotes about the courage involved in the work she has done as a practicing lawyer and as the Attorney General for the state of Michigan.
In this talk,Christina Wolbrecht and Kevin Corder discussed the interesting discoveries, questions and revelations they encountered while co-writing their book "A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage."
Deirdre Cooper Owens visit involed three events across three different schools with WMU. On March 24, Cooper Owens visited the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and talked about her book with students. That evening, and the WMU College of Health and Human Services, Cooper Owens delivered a lecture about her book to campus and community members. On March 25, Cooper Owens was participated in an interview to open the WMU College of Health and Human Services Diversity and Inclusion Conference.
Sarah Deer's generous visit to WMU included an initmate book/author talk with a group of faculty and the 2021-22 undergraduate "Courage" fellows as well as a public presentation of her powerful and well-informed book "The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America"
At the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College, Denice Frohman performed a stunning and provocative set of old and new poems for students from Kalamazoo College and WMU, faculty, staff and community members.