The Humanities Institute coordinates innovative programs and events for the Trine University community and beyond. Dr. Tom Tierney is the Founder and Director of the organization.
Overlooked Film Festival
For over 25 years the Humanities Institute has sponsored a free and open film series on campus. The Overlooked Film Festival continues in the spirit of the Cinema Sampler film series that proceeded it in providing free film screenings to the public of artistically worthy films.
HAC Book Night
HAC Book Night is an event that was first celebrated on Trine’s campus in 2013. It began as part of the broader World Book Night program, but continued after that program’s demise. HAC Book Night encourages reading by proving free copies of popular books, sponsored by the Humanities Institute.
Jannen Renaissance Scholar Awards
Endowed in 1991 by Dr. Robert L. Jannen, chair emeritus of the board of trustees and TSU alumnus (BSChE 1950), and his wife Dolores. The awards are presented to students and faculty who exhibit a breadth of interest and accomplishment consistent with Renaissance ideals. These awards are administered by the Humanities Institute.