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Humanities Learning Center

The Humanities Learning Center (HLC) is a group of dedicated faculty working alongside administrative, support staff, and community partners whose mission is to bring the relevance and vitality of the humanities to the Great Lakes Bay Region. This group is coordinated by Dr. Laura Dull, Professor of History. For more information, contact lauradull@delta.edu.

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter, @DeltaHumanities. 

Thank you for your 2013-14 Support!  Check out our beautifully designed 2013-14 Annual Report!

Our Fall 2014 Brown Bag Series:

  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:30-1:30pm, N012 (off the Commons):  Mixing It Up:  Michigan Barmaids Fight for Civil Rights, Dr. Amy French (History)
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 2-3:30pm:  Speaking Nearby:  Cultural Exchange in China, Joe Lewis (English) and Lauren Smith (English)
 
WHAT WE DO?
ANNUAL
HUMANITIES RE PORT
LEARNING
CENTER
2014
WHAT is the HUMANITIES LEARNING CENTER?
The Humanities Learning Center (HLC) is a
group of dedicated faculty working alongside
administrative, support staff, and community
partners whose mission is to bring the relevance
and vitality of the humanities to the
Great Lakes Bay Region.
THIS GROUP IS COORDINATED BY
Dr. Laura Dull, Associate Professor of History.
For more information, contact
lauradull@delta.edu.
FOLLOW US ON
Facebook, or Twitter, @DeltaHumanities
WHAT WE DO?
Page 1
WHAT WE DO?
MONTHLY BROWN BAG TALKS
by DELTA COLLEGE FACULTY And STAFF
A SELECTION OF THIS YEAR’S TOPICS:
• Zombies in Society
• Harnessing the Numinous Experience:
The Application of Awe in Our Everyday Lives
• Two “Cellar Dwellars” Talk About the Making of the Film.
• What’s Wrong with (How We Think About) Torture?
• The Attempted Impeachment of Louis F. Post
• The Power to Protect Themselves: Michigan Workers’
Attempts for Protective Labor Legislation
Instructor of Philosophy Darci Doll leading her brown
bag discussion Zombies in Society.
WHAT WE DO?
Page 2
WHAT WE DO?
Midland Public Schools Middle Schools
8th Grade History Collaboration
• Battle and Banners of the War of 1812
• Partying for Peace in Vienna: Napoleon, Europe,
and the Peace Puzzle
Ruben Daniels Middle School
Spring After School Program: Food Revolution
• Ethics of Food
• Food for Thought: Family Recipes and Oral History
• Global Food: Facts and Test Kitchen
• Community Gardening
Outreach to
Local Schools
Page 3
Who Are We?
WHAT WE DO?
Page 4
Who Are We?
WHAT WE DO?
Great College Read
(with Center for Organizational Success)
• Online and face-to-face book discussion opportunities
• History of Mental Illness Presentation and Discussion
• Family History Workshops
• Holocaust Memorial Center Learning Experience
Page 5
WHAT WE DO?
WHAT WE DO?
Page 6
This year the Humanities Learning Center, with financial
support from the Special Project Committee, participated
in the national humanities advocacy day movement.
This day seeks to communicate the value of humanities
research, programming, and education at the local, state,
and national levels. Our celebration of Humanities
Advocacy Day included three components. The first was
a display of humanities projects at Delta College as well
as national projects, funded by the National Endowment
for the Humanities, the products of which, such as websites,
television programs, and films are available to the
public. Second, in partnership with Democracy in Motion,
a moving wall that asks the community to engage with
political questions, we asked the Delta community a series
of questions about the humanities before and after our
event to engage their interest and assess our effectiveness.
Last, we created a large interactive display designed by
a Delta College graphic design student, Bronte Rammal.
This display included buttons bearing key words that
WHAT WE DO?
Page 7
define the humanities. These key words were drawn from a survey
given to students in a variety of humanities courses during winter
semester. Members of the Delta community were invited to take
the button that best matched their passion for the humanities.
Who Are We?
Page 8
Consists of faculty members from
a variety of disciplines:
• Darci Doll, Philosophy
• Amy French, History
• Nolen Gertz, Philosophy
• Adna Howell, Communications
• Kim Klein, Political Science
• Ryan Petersen, Political Science
• David Peruski, Interim Dean of Teaching and Learning
• Karen Randolph, English
• Kirk Wolf, Philosophy
THE Advisory
Board
Who Are We?
The following were Humanities Learning Center
Fellows, those who conducted or assisted in
delivering the variety of HLC programs:
• Loyce Brown, Center for Organizational Success
• Chey Davis, English
• Darci Doll, Philosophy
• Maureen Donegan, Philosophy
• Jeff Dykhuizen, Philosophy
• Amy French, History
• Nolen Gertz, Philosophy
• James Gleason, Broadcasting
• Michael Glowacki, Graphic Design
• Susan Harvey, Philosophy
• Linda Petee, Sustainability
• Ryan Petersen, Political Science
• Jeff Sorrels, Communications
• Crystal Starkey, English
• Jeff VandeZande, English
Page 9
WHAT WE DO?
ANNUAL
HUMANITIES RE PORT
LEARNING
CENTER
2014
WHAT is the HUMANITIES LEARNING CENTER?
The Humanities Learning Center (HLC) is a
group of dedicated faculty working alongside
administrative, support staff, and community
partners whose mission is to bring the relevance
and vitality of the humanities to the
Great Lakes Bay Region.
THIS GROUP IS COORDINATED BY
Dr. Laura Dull, Associate Professor of History.
For more information, contact
lauradull@delta.edu.
FOLLOW US ON
Facebook, or Twitter, @DeltaHumanities
WHAT WE DO?
Page 1
WHAT WE DO?
MONTHLY BROWN BAG TALKS
by DELTA COLLEGE FACULTY And STAFF
A SELECTION OF THIS YEAR’S TOPICS:
• Zombies in Society
• Harnessing the Numinous Experience:
The Application of Awe in Our Everyday Lives
• Two “Cellar Dwellars” Talk About the Making of the Film.
• What’s Wrong with (How We Think About) Torture?
• The Attempted Impeachment of Louis F. Post
• The Power to Protect Themselves: Michigan Workers’
Attempts for Protective Labor Legislation
Instructor of Philosophy Darci Doll leading her brown
bag discussion Zombies in Society.
WHAT WE DO?
Page 2
WHAT WE DO?
Midland Public Schools Middle Schools
8th Grade History Collaboration
• Battle and Banners of the War of 1812
• Partying for Peace in Vienna: Napoleon, Europe,
and the Peace Puzzle
Ruben Daniels Middle School
Spring After School Program: Food Revolution
• Ethics of Food
• Food for Thought: Family Recipes and Oral History
• Global Food: Facts and Test Kitchen
• Community Gardening
Outreach to
Local Schools
Page 3
Who Are We?
WHAT WE DO?
Page 4
Who Are We?
WHAT WE DO?
Great College Read
(with Center for Organizational Success)
• Online and face-to-face book discussion opportunities
• History of Mental Illness Presentation and Discussion
• Family History Workshops
• Holocaust Memorial Center Learning Experience
Page 5
WHAT WE DO?
WHAT WE DO?
Page 6
This year the Humanities Learning Center, with financial
support from the Special Project Committee, participated
in the national humanities advocacy day movement.
This day seeks to communicate the value of humanities
research, programming, and education at the local, state,
and national levels. Our celebration of Humanities
Advocacy Day included three components. The first was
a display of humanities projects at Delta College as well
as national projects, funded by the National Endowment
for the Humanities, the products of which, such as websites,
television programs, and films are available to the
public. Second, in partnership with Democracy in Motion,
a moving wall that asks the community to engage with
political questions, we asked the Delta community a series
of questions about the humanities before and after our
event to engage their interest and assess our effectiveness.
Last, we created a large interactive display designed by
a Delta College graphic design student, Bronte Rammal.
This display included buttons bearing key words that
WHAT WE DO?
Page 7
define the humanities. These key words were drawn from a survey
given to students in a variety of humanities courses during winter
semester. Members of the Delta community were invited to take
the button that best matched their passion for the humanities.
Who Are We?
Page 8
Consists of faculty members from
a variety of disciplines:
• Darci Doll, Philosophy
• Amy French, History
• Nolen Gertz, Philosophy
• Adna Howell, Communications
• Kim Klein, Political Science
• Ryan Petersen, Political Science
• David Peruski, Interim Dean of Teaching and Learning
• Karen Randolph, English
• Kirk Wolf, Philosophy
THE Advisory
Board
Who Are We?
The following were Humanities Learning Center
Fellows, those who conducted or assisted in
delivering the variety of HLC programs:
• Loyce Brown, Center for Organizational Success
• Chey Davis, English
• Darci Doll, Philosophy
• Maureen Donegan, Philosophy
• Jeff Dykhuizen, Philosophy
• Amy French, History
• Nolen Gertz, Philosophy
• James Gleason, Broadcasting
• Michael Glowacki, Graphic Design
• Susan Harvey, Philosophy
• Linda Petee, Sustainability
• Ryan Petersen, Political Science
• Jeff Sorrels, Communications
• Crystal Starkey, English
• Jeff VandeZande, English
Page 9
WHAT WE DO: 
CENTER
2014
WHAT is the HUMANITIES LEARNING CENTER?
The Humanities Learning Center (HLC) is a
group of dedicated faculty working alongside
administrative, support staff, and community
partners whose mission is to bring the relevance
and vitality of the humanities to the
Great Lakes Bay Region.
THIS GROUP IS COORDINATED BY
Dr. Laura Dull, Associate Professor of History.
For more information, contact
lauradull@delta.edu.
FOLLOW US ON
Facebook, or Twitter, @DeltaHumanities
WHAT WE DO?
Page 1
WHAT WE DO?
MONTHLY BROWN BAG TALKS
by DELTA COLLEGE FACULTY And STAFF
A SELECTION OF THIS YEAR’S TOPICS:
• Zombies in Society
• Harnessing the Numinous Experience:
The Application of Awe in Our Everyday Lives
• Two “Cellar Dwellars” Talk About the Making of the Film.
• What’s Wrong with (How We Think About) Torture?
• The Attempted Impeachment of Louis F. Post
• The Power to Protect Themselves: Michigan Workers’
Attempts for Protective Labor Legislation
Instructor of Philosophy Darci Doll leading her brown
bag discussion Zombies in Society.
WHAT WE DO?
Page 2
WHAT WE DO?
Midland Public Schools Middle Schools
8th Grade History Collaboration
• Battle and Banners of the War of 1812
• Partying for Peace in Vienna: Napoleon, Europe,
and the Peace Puzzle
Ruben Daniels Middle School
Spring After School Program: Food Revolution
• Ethics of Food
• Food for Thought: Family Recipes and Oral History
• Global Food: Facts and Test Kitchen
• Community Gardening
Outreach to
Local Schools
Page 3
Who Are We?
WHAT WE DO?
Page 4
Who Are We?
WHAT WE DO?
Great College Read
(with Center for Organizational Success)
• Online and face-to-face book discussion opportunities
• History of Mental Illness Presentation and Discussion
• Family History Workshops
• Holocaust Memorial Center Learning Experience
Page 5
WHAT WE DO?
WHAT WE DO?
Page 6
This year the Humanities Learning Center, with financial
support from the Special Project Committee, participated
in the national humanities advocacy day movement.
This day seeks to communicate the value of humanities
research, programming, and education at the local, state,
and national levels. Our celebration of Humanities
Advocacy Day included three components. The first was
a display of humanities projects at Delta College as well
as national projects, funded by the National Endowment
for the Humanities, the products of which, such as websites,
television programs, and films are available to the
public. Second, in partnership with Democracy in Motion,
a moving wall that asks the community to engage with
political questions, we asked the Delta community a series
of questions about the humanities before and after our
event to engage their interest and assess our effectiveness.
Last, we created a large interactive display designed by
a Delta College graphic design student, Bronte Rammal.
This display included buttons bearing key words that
WHAT WE DO?
Page 7
define the humanities. These key words were drawn from a survey
given to students in a variety of humanities courses during winter
semester. Members of the Delta community were invited to take
the button that best matched their passion for the humanities.
Who Are We?
Page 8
Consists of faculty members from
a variety of disciplines:
• Darci Doll, Philosophy
• Amy French, History
• Nolen Gertz, Philosophy
• Adna Howell, Communications
• Kim Klein, Political Science
• Ryan Petersen, Political Science
• David Peruski, Interim Dean of Teaching and Learning
• Karen Randolph, English
• Kirk Wolf, Philosophy
THE Advisory
Board
Who Are We?
The following were Humanities Learning Center
Fellows, those who conducted or assisted in
delivering the variety of HLC programs:
• Loyce Brown, Center for Organizational Success
• Chey Davis, English
• Darci Doll, Philosophy
• Maureen Donegan, Philosophy
• Jeff Dykhuizen, Philosophy
• Amy French, History
• Nolen Gertz, Philosophy
• James Gleason, Broadcasting
• Michael Glowacki, Graphic Design
• Susan Harvey, Philosophy
• Linda Petee, Sustainability
• Ryan Petersen, Political Science
• Jeff Sorrels, Communications
• Crystal Starkey, English
• Jeff VandeZande, English
Page 9
We advocate for the value of the humanities through
HUMANITIES RE PORT
LEARNING
CENTER
2014
WHAT is the HUMANITIES LEARNING CENTER?
The Humanities Learning Center (HLC) is a
group of dedicated faculty working alongside
administrative, support staff, and community
partners whose mission is to bring the relevance
and vitality of the humanities to the
Great Lakes Bay Region.
THIS GROUP IS COORDINATED BY
Dr. Laura Dull, Associate Professor of History.
For more information, contact
lauradull@delta.edu.
FOLLOW US ON
Facebook, or Twitter, @DeltaHumanities
WHAT WE DO?
Page 1
WHAT WE DO?
MONTHLY BROWN BAG TALKS
by DELTA COLLEGE FACULTY And STAFF
A SELECTION OF THIS YEAR’S TOPICS:
• Zombies in Society
• Harnessing the Numinous Experience:
The Application of Awe in Our Everyday Lives
• Two “Cellar Dwellars” Talk About the Making of the Film.
• What’s Wrong with (How We Think About) Torture?
• The Attempted Impeachment of Louis F. Post
• The Power to Protect Themselves: Michigan Workers’
Attempts for Protective Labor Legislation
Instructor of Philosophy Darci Doll leading her brown
bag discussion Zombies in Society.
WHAT WE DO?
Page 2
WHAT WE DO?
Midland Public Schools Middle Schools
8th Grade History Collaboration
• Battle and Banners of the War of 1812
• Partying for Peace in Vienna: Napoleon, Europe,
and the Peace Puzzle
Ruben Daniels Middle School
Spring After School Program: Food Revolution
• Ethics of Food
• Food for Thought: Family Recipes and Oral History
• Global Food: Facts and Test Kitchen
• Community Gardening
Outreach to
Local Schools
Page 3
Who Are We?
WHAT WE DO?
Page 4
Who Are We?
WHAT WE DO?
Great College Read
(with Center for Organizational Success)
• Online and face-to-face book discussion opportunities
• History of Mental Illness Presentation and Discussion
• Family History Workshops
• Holocaust Memorial Center Learning Experience
Page 5
WHAT WE DO?
WHAT WE DO?
Page 6
This year the Humanities Learning Center, with financial
support from the Special Project Committee, participated
in the national humanities advocacy day movement.
This day seeks to communicate the value of humanities
research, programming, and education at the local, state,
and national levels. Our celebration of Humanities
Advocacy Day included three components. The first was
a display of humanities projects at Delta College as well
as national projects, funded by the National Endowment
for the Humanities, the products of which, such as websites,
television programs, and films are available to the
public. Second, in partnership with Democracy in Motion,
a moving wall that asks the community to engage with
political questions, we asked the Delta community a series
of questions about the humanities before and after our
event to engage their interest and assess our effectiveness.
Last, we created a large interactive display designed by
a Delta College graphic design student, Bronte Rammal.
This display included buttons bearing key words that
WHAT WE DO?
Page 7
define the humanities. These key words were drawn from a survey
given to students in a variety of humanities courses during winter
semester. Members of the Delta community were invited to take
the button that best matched their passion for the humanities.
Who Are We?
Page 8
Consists of faculty members from
a variety of disciplines:
• Darci Doll, Philosophy
• Amy French, History
• Nolen Gertz, Philosophy
• Adna Howell, Communications
• Kim Klein, Political Science
• Ryan Petersen, Political Science
• David Peruski, Interim Dean of Teaching and Learning
• Karen Randolph, English
• Kirk Wolf, Philosophy
THE Advisory
Board
Who Are We?
The following were Humanities Learning Center
Fellows, those who conducted or assisted in
delivering the variety of HLC programs:
• Loyce Brown, Center for Organizational Success
• Chey Davis, English
• Darci Doll, Philosophy
• Maureen Donegan, Philosophy
• Jeff Dykhuizen, Philosophy
• Amy French, History
• Nolen Gertz, Philosophy
• James Gleason, Broadcasting
• Michael Glowacki, Graphic Design
• Susan Harvey, Philosophy
• Linda Petee, Sustainability
• Ryan Petersen, Political Science
• Jeff Sorrels, Communications
• Crystal Starkey, English
• Jeff VandeZande, English
Page 9What We Do:  We advocate for the value of the humanities through 
Partnerships with Local Public Schools, Monthly Brown Bag Talks on Humanities Topics, Humanities-Themed Book Groups, Humanities-Themed Speakers

  Humanities in the News Today!:     Humanities Degrees Provide Great Return on Investment (Forbes 11/14)

Previous Speakers and Events:

Winter 2014 Great College/Great Michigan Read, Annie's Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg

We celebrated with a book group that included Delta College employees and community members who met for face-to-face discussions and workshops, as well as a learning experience at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Rochester Hills, MI.

Our 2013 Speaker:  Bestselling author, Ted Conover, "If This Road Could Talk: Stories from The Routes of Man."  April 3, 2013.

Ted Conover, award-winning author and NYU professor,spoke about his book, The Routes of Man, which explores the ways roads connect peoples and cultures. This event was made possible by financial support from the Humanities Learning Center, the Global Awareness Program, Special Projects Committee,and the Library Learning Information Center.


HLC Learning Community Courses

Many students ask, why do I have to take this humanities course?  I'm studying to .....be an accountant, a nurse, a welder, etc.  The HLC Learning Community Courses are designed with you as the focus--to demonstrate to you how the humanities support your success as a student, an employee, a citizen, and a human being.  They are taught by dynamic and innovative faculty members passionate about communicating the relevance of their disciplines.  We have selected courses that transfer to most institutions and help you complete the MACRAO agreement (see below).

Watch for our 2014-15 course selections.  

HLC Learning Community Courses

Many students ask, why do I have to take this humanities course?  I'm studying to .....be an accountant, a nurse, a welder, etc.  The HLC Learning Community Courses are designed with you as the focus--to demonstrate to you how the humanities support your success as a student, an employee, a citizen, and a human being.  They are taught by dynamic and innovative faculty members passionate about communicating the relevance of their disciplines.  We have selected courses that transfer to most institutions and help you complete the MACRAO agreement (see below).

Watch for our 2014-15 course selections.  


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