The liberal arts have traditionally played an important role in our culture and education. The humanities and social sciences in particular transit core ideas across generations and provide skills essential to understanding the contexts of our lives. Recently, however the liberal arts and higher education in general have been caught up in partisan divisions. Do the liberal arts still matter? How can the liberal arts unite and heal our polarized society?
On Wednesday, September 26, Great Conversations invites the community to this season’s kick-off event titled, Rigor and Imagination: The values of the liberal arts in a complex and polarized society.
Free and open to the public, this community discussion will feature challenging and wide-ranging conversation about the purpose of higher education, the role that CSU plays in creating a civil society, and in expanding opportunities for our students.
Moderated by Dean Ben Withers, the program will feature a panel of exceptional liberal arts faculty:
Dan Beachy-Quick, Professor of English
Madeline Harvey, Assistant Professor of Dance
Sammy Zahran, Associate Professor of Economics
“I’m excited about this event because it provides the opportunity for the community to meet some of the thoughtful, emerging scholars in the College. These are a new generation of CLA faculty who are making a mark in their fields of research and here on campus as teachers, mentors, and leaders in their departments,” shares Dean Withers.
To join this exciting Great Conversations event, register online today at https://advancing.colostate.edu/
Great Conversations, a 23-year-old program within the College of Liberal Arts, invites a community of engaged leaders to participate in lively discussion around the latest scholarship out of the College.
Topic: Rigor and Imagination: The values of the liberal arts in a complex and polarized society
Speakers: Dan Beachy-Quick, Professor of English; Madeline Harvey, Assistant Professor of Dance; and Sammy Zahran, Associate Professor of Economics
Location: Longs Peak Room, Lory Student Center, Colorado State University
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., program begins at 7:00 p.m.
For more information on Great Conversations membership and the upcoming kick-off event, please visit www.libarts.colostate.edu/
alumni-giving/great-conversations/ or contact Savannah Kacher at Savannah.Kacher@
colostate.edu or (970) 491-4030.