Crimmel Colloquium Will Examine "Multiculturalism and 'Values' in the Liberal Arts," October 5-6

Crimmel Colloquium Will Examine "Multiculturalism and 'Values' in the Liberal Arts," October 5-6

September 6, 2004

September 6, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - The Hays and Margaret Crimmel Colloquium on Liberal Education, "Multiculturalism and 'Values' in the Liberal Arts," will be held on the DePauw University campus October 5-6, 2004. It will feature a panel discussion October 5 with: Ron Scapp, director of the graduate program in urban and multicultural education at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx, New York, where he is also associate professor of humanities and teacher education; Kevin K. Kumashiro, director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education; and Audrey Thompson, professor of philosophy of education and gender studies in the department of education, culture, and society and an adjunct professor in ethnic studies at the University of Utah. The keynote panel and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Memorial Student Union Building.

At noon Wednesday, October 6, you're invited to a student/faculty/panelist luncheon, "Values, Diversity, and Activism." It will take place in Union Building rooms 231-232.  

"In this election year, the word values' has been deployed by both the left and the right, as debates continue about what the term actually means," says Deborah R. Geis, associate professor of English at DePauw and coordinator of the students-fall.jpgcolloquium. "'Values' are also often invoked in discussions of the changes that accompany increasing global awareness in liberal arts curricula. During this colloquium, there will be several small-group meetings and reading groups focusing on this topic.  We look forward to some intellectually stimulating sessions."

For more information, contact Dr. Geis at (765) 658-4573 or by sending an e-mail here. View a schedule of events, and learn more about the colloquium's panelists by clicking here. Read more about the Crimmel Colloquium here.