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Program Schedule

English Department
277 Fenton Hall
State University of
New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3125
Fax: (716) 673-4661

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Note: Program agenda, dates and times subject to change.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Registration (outside Fenton 105)

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.: Being Human: A Vision for the Humanities Today (Fenton 105)
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.: Coffee Break

4:30 - 5:45 p.m.: Keynote Lecture: "Humanities for Humans" (Fenton 105)
  • Lauren Silberman, Professor of English, Baruch College
  • Introduction: Theodore Steinberg, Professor, English Department
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.: Reception (Pre-registration/fee required.)

7:30 - 8:45 p.m.: The Humanities in the Context of Community: A Roundtable (Fenton 105)
  • Introduction: Bruce Simon, Associate Professor, English Department
  • Speakers:
    • Mira Berkley, Board Member, Just My Imagination Workshop; Assistant Professor, College of Education
    • Christina Jarvis, Board Member, Just My Imagination Workshop; Associate Professor/Director, American Studies
    • Elizabeth Booth, former Executive Director, The 1891 Fredonia Opera House
    • Leonard Faulk, Director, SUNY Fredonia Center for Rural Regional Development and Governance
    • Mike Kirst, Director, Literacy Volunteers - Chautauqua County
    • Ana Maria Klein, Assistant Professor, College of Education
    • Thomas Roque, founder, 2XL; member, Dunkirk School Board
    • Kevin Michki, Music Librarian, Reed Library/ Lecturer, School of Music

Friday, March 17

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.: Late Registration and Coffee (Williams Center, by S-104)

9:00 - 9:50 a.m.: Keynote Lecture: "Studying History, Viewing Art, Building Community" (Williams Center, S-104)
  • Marian Bleeke, Assistant Professor, Visual Arts and New Media, SUNY Fredonia
  • Introduction: Shannon McRae, Assistant Professor, English Department
9:50 - 10:00 a.m.: Coffee Break

10:00 - 10:50 a.m.: The Humanities in Action: Community Outreach (Williams Center, S-104)
  • Introduction: Ruth Antosh, Professor, World Languages and Cultures
  • Speakers:
    • James Ivey, Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance
    • Stephen Rees, Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance
    • W. Stephen Mayo, Professor, School of Music
    • Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Assistant Professor, English Department
    • James Stevens, Associate Professor, English Department
    • Mira Berkley, Assistant Professor, College of Education
10:50 - 11:00 a.m.: Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:15 p.m.: Keynote Lecture: "Dream States: The Public Imagination and the Cultural Disciplines" (Williams, S-104)
  • Julie Ellison, Professor of American Culture, English, and Art and Design, University of Michigan; Director of Imagining America
  • Introduction: Virginia Horvath, Vice President of Academic Affairs
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: The Humanities Beyond the Classroom: Student Practice (Fenton 105)
  • Introduction: Mary Sasso, Director, International Education
  • Speakers:
    • John Arnold, Visiting Assistant Professor, History with students from his class HIST 305: The Renaissance
    • Jill Marshall, Assistant Professor of Social Studies, College of Education
    • Lindsay Smith, Graduate Assistant, College of Education
    • Jeanette McVicker, Chair/Professor, English Department with graduate students from her class ENGL 520: Seminar on Literary Studies and the Profession
3:00 - 3:15 p.m.: Break

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.: Closing Roundtable: The Humanities on Campus and in Our Community (Fenton 105)
  • Introduction: David Ewing, Dean, College of Natural & Social Science
  • Speakers:
    • Vivian Conover, Associate Dean/Director of Academic Advising
    • Christine Givner, Dean, College of Education
    • Virginia Horvath, Vice President of Academic Affairs
    • Jeanette McVicker, Chair, English Department/ Professor/Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Minor in Journalism
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.: Wine and Cheese Reception (Café G)

Classes from all disciplines are welcome at the Symposium. For more information on bringing your class, for suggested readings or prompts, or to offer feedback on these events, contact or phone (716) 673-3851.

The Mary Louise White Symposium is an annual event sponsored by the Department of English with generous support from the Mary Louise White Fund. This year's events are co-sponsored by the College of Education; special thanks to the Fredonia College Foundation's Carnahan-Jackson Humanities Fund for additional financial support.

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