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Monday reception to kick off Humanities Week

Humanities Week, September 18 to 22, will feature a slate of intellectually stimulating programming open to the entire campus and surrounding community, says Humanities Research Group director Kim Nelson.

A welcome reception will be hosted by Dr. Nelson, UWindsor president Alan Wildeman, and Vincent Georgie, director of the School of Creative Arts, at 4 p.m. Monday, September 18, in the Welcome Centre.

The event will also launch the annual Why Humanities? competition, which asks students to present a case on what the humanities mean to them for a chance to win a semester of free tuition.

Other events include:

  • Humanities Café Student Roundtable, co-chaired by students Ronnie Haidar and Lesleigh Cameron, 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, September 19 and 21 in the Leddy Library café;
  • Launch of  English professor Tom Dilworth’s 2017 biographical work, David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet, Wednesday, September 20, at  4 p.m. in Vanier Hall’s Katzman Lounge;
  • Pizza with the Prez, Friday, September 22, at 4 p.m. in Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre — a chance for students to chat with Dr. Wildeman and share their thoughts. The Why Humanities? contest winner will also be announced.

The community is also invited to the CAW Student Centre Commons from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, September 28, for an opportunity to lead the Windsor Symphony Orchestra at the HRG’s Conduct Us! event.

Find more information on Humanities Week and the Why Humanities? competition on the website of the Humanities Research Group.