The Humanities for Everybody Graduation for the 2012-2013 academic year commemorating H4E students’ accomplishments and completion of the program was held on Friday May 10, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at Western Michigan University’s University Center for the Humanities. Below please find the graduation announcement and the graduation slideshow displayed at the graduation ceremony:
Humanities for Everybody Graduation Spring 2013 (PPT 2008 Version)-1
H4EGraduationMay 10th 2013
Check out this You Tube video created by Western Michigan University’s Communications intern for the University Center for the Humanities, Denise Negrea highlighting the programs offered in the Humanities For Everybody Program.
Humanities for Everybody You Tube Video
Humanities for Everybody is featured in the Kalamazoo Gazette and mlive. Ursula Zerilli writes about how Humanities for Everybody has transformed lives through free access to higher education in the humanities, participant empowerment and leadership development. Rondel Yarbrough, a Humanities for Everybody Coordinator states in the article that the idea of the H4E program is to “change minds from reactive to reflective.”
Check out the Kalamazoo Gazette mlive article at: http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2012/09/free_humanities_courses_taught.html#
Humanities for Everybody is featured by one of the sponsoring partners of the H4E program, Western Michigan University, in the WMU News. Jeanne Baron highlights the courses that WMU faculty are teaching in the H4E program and the good work WMU, Open Doors Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services are doing in the Kalamazoo community.
Check out the WMU News article at: http://www.wmich.edu/news/2012/09/1771
Both articles highlight that Humanities for Everybody is continuously enrolling students for free humanities classes. Click Apply! to join an upcoming class today!
H4E History of American Slavery Professor, Dr. Sally Hadden, Coordinator LaTasha and Program Participants (Photo courtesy of Denise Negrea, WMU Center for the Humanities) – Sept. 2012 (Left to Right – LaTasha, TiAnna, Dr. Hadden, Martino, Rachel, Jared and Redice; Lela and Stephen -missing)
Humanities for Everybody is currently recruiting for our 2012-2013 course.
Our first class on “History of American Slavery” began on September 10, 2012. However, you can still join in! We will be continously enrolling students in upcoming classes during the 2012-2013 program year.
Please reference the “Professors and Courses” page for more information regarding this dynamic community-based Humanities program! Please review the “Apply!” page to obtain an application and instructions on how to submit your application today!
**There has been a class location change***
Classes will be be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at Cooper Apartments (611 W Lovell, Kalamazoo Township, MI 49007 – Cross streets are Pearl & Oak) during the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters.
H4E Graduate Betty H. Poetry Reading
KNHS, Open Doors and WMU Partners – Matt Lager, Rick Stavers and Dr. Katherine Joslin
H4E Professors Congratulating Graduates
Family, Friends, Nonprofit Partners, and WMU Administrators
H4E Graduates, Coordinators and Professors
Catering by H4E Coordinator Audrey Thompson
Here’s a link to the Anderson 360 show “Kids on Race” that Mariam mentioned in class last week.
Kids on Race: Anderson 360
Anderson investigates a concept known as “subconscious racial bias.” This is described as “a bias that kids pick up on– from messages they hear at school, at home, the characters in the TV shows they watch, what they see online.” As Killen points, these are not overt feelings of racism, but rather “the things that we’re not aware of, the things that we do when we don’t realize it.”
Thanks to the entire class for making our Philosophy module sizzle. We had some wonderful discussions, and we can’t wait to read your papers.
As Dini said in class, your papers should be around 3-5 pages long, double-spaced is fine, and expand on the ideas you presented in class yesterday. Try to incorporate or address any suggestions Dini gave you in class, such as talking about the philosophies you don’t agree with, as well as those that you do.
Bring your papers to class on Tuesday and we will take them to Dini.
NEW MODULE NEXT WEEK – The African-American Experience!