Teachers as Scholars Summer Seminars (June 17-20, 2013)
Teachers as Scholars is an innovative program of professional development that brings together college faculty and secondary school teachers in a Humanities-based program which provides seminars designed to connect them to the world of scholarship. This year there are five seminars to choose from. Each seminar takes place over 2 days, for a total of 10 hours ACT 48 credit. Seminars are the week of June 17th, 2013. Registration is now closed.
For the 2013 summer sessions of Teachers as Scholars we had 51 teachers representing 25 school districts from 7 counties! We look forward to seeing you again next year.
Spring Humanities Symposium
The annual Spring Humanities Symposium is held every Spring semester (during the fourth week of February) as a week-long campus-wide conversation centered on a common theme and with a keynote speaker. The list of our Spring Humanities Symposia to date can be found under Humanities Symposium Archive:
2014 - Resilience, Sustainability and the Humanities: Re-imagining the Future
Majora Carter, Keynote speaker on Thursday Feb 27, 2014 "Home(town) Security"
2014 Call for Proposal found here
Hoverter Course in the Humanities
This liberal arts bridging course provides access to higher education for those whose circumstances have prevented them from considering a college education. The Hoverter Course in the Humanities provides tuition-free, collegiate instruction for credit to economically and educationally underserved individuals, 18 years of age and older, who are either high school graduates or GED recipients. The hope is that a humanities-based exposure to higher education will equip students with basic liberal arts skills and encourage them to aspire to college study. Course participants receive instruction in five humanities disciplines (writing, communication, critical & ethical thinking, American history & civics, and creative arts) from experienced college faculty members.
- Classes meet every Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 9:00 pm
- Semester 1 runs September to December; Semester 2 runs February to May
- Classes will be held at the Downey School, 1313 Monroe Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103
- Students receive free books
- Childcare will be provided on site
- 6 college credits will be awarded for those that successfully complete both semesters
To apply, complete the application found here, and a one-page essay. Applications may be mailed to:
Center for Public Humanities
One College Ave Suite 3024
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
To show our appreciation for the kind support of the Lawrence L. and Julia Z. Hoverter Charitable Foundation, we have named this program the Hoverter Course in the Humanities.
American Democracy Lecture
"Why Religious Freedom is a Universal, Necessary, and Dangerous Idea" lecture given by Timothy Shah
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
7:00 pm Hostetter Chapel
Admission is free and open to the public; no ticket is required
Timothy Shah is at the forefront of religion in international relations. His new book "God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics" is the first to truly address this issue as a frontal matter in academic scholarship.
History Day is a regional competition involving students from many middle school and high school districts in Central Pennsylvania. Students present their work on a variety of topics and using various media (essays, oral presentations, video documentaries, web pages, and dramatic performances), with finalists chosen to continue to the state History Day finals at Millersville University.
For more information about the Pennsylvania National History Day, click here: http://pa.nhd.org/index.htm
Pennsylvania High School Speech League Debate & Individual Events Days
Debate and Individual Events Days are regional forensics competitions involving students from many middle school and high school districts in Central Pennsylvania, which are sponsored by the Pennsylvania High School Speech League and hosted by the Center at Messiah College.
For more information about the Pennsylvania High School Speech League, click here: http://phssl.org/
Films screened in our own campus cinema. This can take the form of a semester-long series on a common theme as well as the annual film series tied to the Spring Humanities Symposium theme.