Spring 2023 Humanities Symposia
By: Mackenzie Rosenau
Dr. Jeanette Goddard Talks About Dangerous Stories
On February 22, 2023, The Trine Humanities Symposia hosted its first speaker of the spring semester; Associate Professor Dr. Jeanette Goddard. The symposium was titled “Dangerous Stories: Banned Books Today.” Those who attended the symposium learned about stories of banned books within the classroom setting, the many benefits of reading fiction, and what can be done to prevent book banning. At the end of the symposium Dr. Goddard encouraged attendees to “read more banned books” and provided a list from PEN America of School Book Bans.
Professor Michael Sutton Talks About Previously Unpublished Civil War Letters
On March 15th 2023, The Trine Humanities Symposia hosted speaker, Associate Professor Michael Sutton. The symposium was titled "A Question of Right and Duty".
The Civil War Letters of Colonel Luther M. Strong of the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.” Those who attended the symposium were able to see examples of letters that Strong wrote to his future wife during the Civil War. Attendees also learned context and background information on the Victorian Era to better understand the letters. The letters are to be published in an upcoming book titled “A Question of Right and Duty.”
Bon Appetit’s Sustainability Fellow Talks About Food Sustainability on Trine’s Campus
On March 15th 2023, The Trine Humanities Symposia hosted speaker Elise Kulers, a Sustainability Fellow from Bon Appetit. The symposium was titled “The Story Behind Your Food.” Those who attended the symposium were informed of the ways Bon Appetit enforces food sustainability. Examples of how this is being done include, food being made from scratch, supporting local producers, sustainably sourced seafood, animal welfare, and food waste prevention.