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Humanities Student Conference

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Cherry Blossom Conference a Success

MCG political science student Peter Winnard talks about the philosopher John Locke at the Humanitites Students' Cherry Blossom Conference.
MCG political science student Peter Winnard talks about the philosopher John Locke at the Humanitites Students’ Cherry Blossom Conference.

Thank you all so much for your work with students and your participation in our first-ever Humanities Students’ Cherry Blossom Conference last Friday! We had well over 150 students, faculty, and administrators in attendance throughout the day, and all reports back suggest that attendees enjoyed a rich, meaningful, and engaging experience as they listened to student presenters from all three campuses and a variety of Humanities disciplines.

The students who presented have also told us they found this experience meaningful, one writing to me that she, “really enjoyed having a platform to not only present my work to my peers and professors, but to also to hear the varying and interesting viewpoints of those in attendance. It was definitely an eye opening experience that I was very grateful to have.” Another presenter pointed out the valuable perspective our Humanities courses offer her noting that “As a science major student my Global Humanities class […] really excited my outlooks […] to look at the human facets of what I intend to research.”

We are so thrilled that we have a showcase for our students’ work in the Humanities disciplines. The conference truly demonstrated how Humanities courses naturally encourage the kind of critical thinking skills and interdisciplinary connections we want our students to leave MC with.

We agree with Dean Fechter that this should be an annual event! We hope to continue working with you all to grow this conference for Spring of 2017. Keep up all of your great work, and thank you again!

Rebecca Eggenschwiler, Conference Coordinator, Assoc. Prof. of English

Student Humanities Conference FRIDAY

Please come out and support our great Montgomery College students as they share excellent work from their Humanities courses. Attached you can find the program for the event. I think you’ll see that the work our students do in these courses is incredibly rich and varied, as well as truly interdisciplinary. We hope folks from all departments will come out to hear these students and help them celebrate success.

Please feel free to bring your classes. I think this will be a fun and engaging opportunity for students to see how to approach academic thinking, writing, research, and presentation.

Everyone is welcome for all or just part of the time. We are so looking forward to seeing you there.

The conference runs 10 a.m. to 2p.m. See the attached flyer for a full agenda.


Students: Submit Your Best Work

The Humanities Advocacy Group and the Humanities Area disciplines of Montgomery College are excited to be hosting a Humanities Student Conference on Friday, April 8, 2016 in the TA Arena on Rockville’s campus. We’re looking for students to submit essays and projects related to any Humanities discipline. Essays can be up to seven pages and may be analytical, research-based, or reflective. This is a great opportunity for students to become part of the academic community, and the experience will enhance resumes or applications. We hope the conference will be a chance to demonstrate interest, engagement, and vitality around Humanities disciplines at the college. Original creative works and panel presentations will also be considered. Students’ work will be evaluated on the basis of the quality of research, of the written work, and of the creative piece, project, or poster.

To learn how to submit: Continue reading “Students: Submit Your Best Work”

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