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.
A regional competition involving students from many middle school and high school districts in Central Pennsylvania, in which these students present their work on a variety of topics and using various media.
Poetry in Place
Poetry in Place intimately connects Harrisburg public school students and community residents to their city. Each workshop includes a field trip to a local place of significance and a time for creative reflection and writing. Every event focuses on the cultural, historical and ecological roots of the Harrisburg region.
Each year, Student Fellows connect classroom learning with community involvement through partnership with the Center for Public Humanities. The program encourages Fellows to deepen scholarship by reflecting on public humanities, discussing issues that extend beyond the classroom and collaborating on projects with the School of Humanities and community partners.
Teachers as Scholars
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.
Pennsylvania High School Speech League
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 University.