Dr. Christopher Panza
Chair of Humanities Division
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Co-Chair, Philosophy and Religion Department
Office: (417) 873-6837

Spring 2014 Events Calendar


1/24, Friday @ 4pm, Potluck Dinner, Humanities House – Welcome Back, Students and Faculty!

1/28, Tuesday @ 3pm, Revolutions Reading Group, Dava Sobel’s Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love  in the Harwood Reading Room in Olin Library

1/29, Thinking Aloud Series, “Affective Assessments: Utilizing Emotion Theory in Literature and Writing Courses”, Kevin Henderson (English), Olin Room


2/4, Tuesday @ 12 noon, Assessment Talk, Katie Gilbert (English) “What does she want in this paper?: The challenge of developing rubrics without killing creativity”

2/12, Wednesday @ 2pm, Revolutions Reading Group, Marjane Satrapi, Complete Persepolis

 Harwood Reading Room, Olin Library

2/19, Wednesday @ 12 noon, BIG Questions in the Humanities, Elizabeth Nichols (Spanish), “Blonde Jokes and Hillary Clinton: Beauty and Worth”

2/25, Tuesday @ 3pm, Revolutions Reading GroupRevolutionary Poetry!

Olin Harwood Reading Room, Olin Library


3/10, Monday @ 5:30pm, Humanities Speaker Series, Dr. Adam Potthast, Park University, “The Dark Side of Human Rights: Should We Defend Rape Jokes, Fred Phelps, and Intolerant Cultures?”

3/12, Wednesday @ 2pm, Research Talk, Chris Panza (Philosophy) on “Intellectual Virtue: Ways to Think about Open-Mindedness,” Olin Room3/25, Tuesday @ 3pm, Revolutions Reading Group, Jhumpa Lahiri, Lowland

Harwood Reading Group, Olin Library

3/29, Sat @ Time TBA,  Humanities Film Series at the Moxie: Dr. Kevin Henderson presents Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves (1948)


TBA, Caroline Levine, University of Wisconsin: “Provoking Democracy: Why We Need the Humanities and Arts”

4/5, Sat @ Time TBA, Humanities Film Series at the Moxie - Dr. Chin presents Ki-Duk Kim’s Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter …and Spring (2003)

4/8, Tuesday @ 3pm, Research Talk, Katie Gilbert (English), “The Ties that Bind and The Ties that Blind: Family and Property in George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss

4/12, Sat @ Time TBA, Humanities Film Series at the Moxie - Dr. Elizabeth Nichols will present Chris Rock’s Good Hair (2009)

4/16, Wednesday @ noon, BIG Questions with Peter Meidlinger (Associate VP of Undergraduate Studies)

4/29, Tuesday @3pm, Revolutions Reading Group, Michael Pollan, Cooked Olin Harwood Reading Room


5/6, Tuesday @ noon, Research Talk with Elizabeth Nichols (Spanish)

May TBA – End of Year Party!