October is National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) – a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993, it was reestablished by Americans for the Arts and national arts partners as a month-long celebration, with goals of:
FOCUSING on the arts at local, state, and national levels;
ENCOURAGING individuals and organizations to participate in the arts;
ALLOWING governments and businesses to show their support of the arts; and
RAISING public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.
We have a TON of exciting events planned this October to celebrate National Arts & Humanities month. Check out what's happening on campus and in our community!
Slippery Rock University's third annual Ethics Bowl competition will take place this Saturday, March 25th in Spotts World Culture Building. SRU teams will debate important contemporary moral issues with Youngstown State, Hiram College, and Grove City College. Come and root for SRU!
Round 1 - 9:00-10:15 Matches SWC 101, 102, 105, 117, 118, 120
Round 2 - 10:30-11:45 Matches SWC 101, 102, 105, 117, 118, 120
Lunch and Awards - 12:00-1:00 Weisenfluh Dining Hall 103
The Office of the Provost
The Office of Associate Provost for Transformational Programs
The College of Liberal Arts
The Department of Philosophy
The Stone House Center for Public Humanities
We hope to see you there!
WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, April 13 from 12:30-1:30 at the Smith Student Center, 2nd Floor Commuter Lounge
THEME: Why is studying the humanities important?
WHAT: The Shout Out for the Humanities! contest gives you the opportunity to share how the humanities are important to you. This contest is OPEN to all majors and is FREE to enter.
SUBMISSIONS: Contestants have free rein on how to display or communicate how studying the humanities are important. Here are some suggested submission ideas:
Submissions must be your original work. Individual submissions and teams are allowed. One entry per individual or team. First prize is $100, second prize is $75, third prize is $50. Winners will also receive a certificate and be featured on the Center for Public Humanities website and social media.
THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO ENTER:
1) PICK UP AN ENTRY FORM AT 300 SPOTTS WORLD CULTURE BUILDING.
2) DOWNLOAD HERE. SCAN AND EMAIL YOUR SUBMISSION TO AMIE.WINTERS@SRU.EDU.
3) FILL OUT THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM.
HURRY! SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY APRIL 7 AT NOON.
Want to hold a community event in collaboration with the Center for Public Humanities? Let us know!