Support the Humanities Center Speaker Series
The Humanities Center in the College of Humanities and Fines Arts serves to simulate the life of the mind among University students, faculty, and the community by creating and nurturing an interdisciplinary intellectual culture ideas. Each year the Humanities Center chooses a theme to explore and invites prominent outside scholars to speak on topics related to the theme.
These events are free and open to the public so all people in our community can participate, enjoy, and meet fascinating guest speakers from around the country.
Gifts Matched to $4,500
Thanks to Tom and Carol DiGiovanni of New Urban Builders for matching all gifts to the Humanities Center, dollar for dollar, up to $4,500.
Every Dollar Counts
Your generous gift of any amount to the Humanities Center brings guest lecturers from around the country to the University to present their work and research to the community.
A gift of $100 helps to fund outreach brochures and other printed materials
$500 helps to fund special speaker series and community lectures
$1,000 helps to bring keynote and distinguished speakers to campus
A gift of any amount is greatly appreciated – thank you.
About the Humanities Center Speaker Series
The Humanities Center theme for 2017-2018 is The Journey, focusing on travel, exploration, tourism, and pilgrimage. The socio-political and historical contexts of the journey will be a special focus, as well as the intellectual and emotional journeys of the arts.
The new director of the Humanities Center is Rob Davidson, Professor of English. Rob joined the Chico State faculty in 2002 and has been a Board member of the Humanities Center since 2008. Rob was a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan 2016-2017; his most recent book is Spectators: Flash Fictions (2017).