College opens Humanities Festival with art, history and keynote address

2013-04-07T00:00:00Z College opens Humanities Festival with art, history and keynote addressBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
April 07, 2013 12:00 am  • 

HAMMOND | Calumet College of St. Joseph, 2400 New York Ave., will celebrate the humanities during its second annual Humanities Festival, starting Monday and ending Saturday. The public is welcome to participate in the following scheduled events:

The display “How Economic Competition Shaped – and Reshaped – the Calumet Region" by Steve McShane and the Calumet Regional Archive opens Monday in the Bishop Andrew G. Grutka Archives.

A keynote address, “Reclaiming Competition: Excellence, Ethics, and Enjoyment” by Dr. David Light Shields, will take place at 4 p.m. Monday in Rittenmeyer Athletic Center.

Also Monday, “The Spirit of Competition” art show opens at 6 p.m. in the Blackbox Lobby.

A Humanities Festival Debate between Dr. Chris Buczinsky and Professor Kirk Robinson will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Room 200. The proposition is: "Competition in elementary school does more good than harm."

The Humanities Festival film series will screen "The Great Debaters" at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 200.

A Monster Paint-off will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Art Room, while the Humanities Festival film series continues with "61" shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 200.

"How Economic Competition Shaped – and Reshaped – the Calumet Region" is a discussion topic that will be led by Calumet Regional Archivist Steve McShane at 10:15 a.m. Thursday in the CCSJ Bishop Grutka Archives

A student forum, “How Do You Compete in the Job Market?”  will be held at noon Thursday in the Study Buddy.

A Creative writing discussion of Julia Alvarez’s "In the Time of Butterflies," followed by the introduction of the 2013 literary magazine: "Competition in the Arts!", is set for 5 p.m. Thursday in the Black Box Lobby.

The Humanities Festival film series screening of "Moneyball" will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 200.

CCSJ’s baseball team takes on Trinity Christian College, at 4 p.m. Friday at Oil City Stadium in Whiting, with Faculty Appreciation Day celebrated.

Professor Kirk Robinson will be the featured poet on the Indiana Humanities website on Saturday.

Calumet College of St. Joseph is a private, Catholic institution of higher learning sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.

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