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. Amy French, Assistant Professor of History. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 686-9132.
The humanities may be best described as the study of the human experience. Through exploration of history, philosophy, literature, film/theater, religion, art, music, languages, politics, and law, we are offered a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. Knowledge of the human experience inspires us by allowing us to connect to the greatest minds and talents of the ages. So go ahead—know thyself—and open up a world of inspiration and wonder.
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Our Fall 2015 Brown Bag Series:
- Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 12:30-3:30pm, N012 (off the Commons): Is Political Comedy an Agent of Political Equalization, Professor Lisa Lawrason (Political Science)
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 2:10-3:30pm, N007 (off the Commons): Meditation and Prayer: An Exploration of Spiritual Experience, Dr. Jeffrey Dykhuizen (Psychology)
HLC Fellows for 2014-2015
We are proud to recognize the following individuals who have been named as HLC Fellows for their service to the Humanities Learning Center. Thank you!
- Wendy Baker (Biology professor)
- Christine Coleman (Languages professor)
- Chey Davis (English professor)
- Maureen Donegan (Psychology professor)
- Laura Dull (History professor)
- Amy French (History professor)
- Michael Glowacki (Art/Design professor)
- Trish Harris (English professor)
- Heidi Helgren (Management professor)
- Joseph Lewis (English professor)
- Robert Moore (Political Science professor)
- Linda Petee (Sustainability Coordinator)
- Ryan Petersen (Political Science professor)
- Lauren Smith (English professor)
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.
Previous Speakers and Events:
Winter 2015 Book Circle for Women's History Month
We read Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue by Kathryn Atwood. Conversations were intriguing and thought-provoking as we marveled at the heroism of these women.
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.