October is National Arts and Humanities Month, and it arrives at an important time for Trinity University. Just a few weeks ago, we dedicated Dicke Hall, Trinity’s Home for the Humanities. It’s a stunning architectural masterpiece - one that fosters collaboration and the free exchange of ideas. I invite you to take a couple of minutes to virtually tour Dicke Hall and take part in our celebration.
As we celebrate the humanities, it’s important to remember that they are a vital and intrinsic part of a liberal arts education at Trinity. The study of literature, language, philosophy, and the broader examination of the human condition prepares citizens who help lead their communities and workplaces in asking better questions and finding better solutions. Those skills are desperately needed today.
I recently sat down with Dr. Megan Mustain, Trinity Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, to discuss the Humanities, why they’re important, and how Trinity is embracing them.
Please join us for Humanities Day on Friday, October 21, during Alumni Weekend. You’ll hear from several Trinity Humanities alumni and learn how they’ve turned their majors into diverse career opportunities.
I hope to see you soon.
Vanessa B. Beasley