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MCC Hosts Community College Humanities Association

Winter 2008 | Archives

CCHA This Nov. 13 and 14, MCC hosted the Community College Humanities Association´s (CCHA) central division conference for the first time. Around 60 CCHA members from eight states attended the conference.

Themed The Humanities at Center Stage, it featured a number of distinguished keynote speakers including Michael Bérubé, Paterno family professor in literature at Pennsylvania State University and author of numerous works in cultural studies, disability rights and higher education; Janet L. Farber, director of the Phillip Schrager Collection of Contemporary Art, author of several essays and articles on Jun Kaneko and frequent contributor to the City Weekly and Review Magazine; and Hal France, former artistic director of Opera Omaha and founding director of the KANEKO Art Center in Omaha.

Community college faculty and administrators presented and attended sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops on many aspects of the humanities. A faculty/student art exhibit with a jewelry component was included this year for the first time in conference history; this session and a poetry reading were opened to the general public to participate and observe. MCC students were on hand to help prepare and staff the conference as well as participate in open sessions.

"The conference was a great success," said Frank Edler, MCC Humanities instructor and president of the central region of CCHA.

The Community College Humanities Association is the only national organization that exclusively serves to strengthen the humanities in the nation´s community colleges.

CCHA Keynote Speakers

Michael BerubeMichael Bérubé

Michael BerubeJanet L. Farber

Michael BerubeHal France

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