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Students and Activities

Through the Humanities Center, students can participate in various student-planned events, ranging from coffee house gatherings to film festivals to a visit to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and much more.

Annual Jane Austen Night

English Professor Amy Smith hosts the annual "Jane Austen Night" as part of her English 134 class on Jane Austen, who became one of England's foremost novelists. The event, which is supported by the Humanities Center and the English Department, is free and open to students and the Stockton community. Wine and refreshments are provided, and the lively event serves as a festive forum for students from the class to share their projects related to the author and her works.

Below are photos from the Jane Austen Night held December 2, 2009.

Learn more about Jane Austen and Dr. Smith's scholarship related to the author.

Read Dr. Smith's "Jane Gets Vamped" article in the Pacific Review.

Wit, Love, Conflict, and Dashing Bad Boys
Students Annmarie Obligacion and Kiki Manti ('10) conceived of and designed t-shirts for the class to commemorate Jane Austen Night 2009. The quote on the back of the shirt comes from a classmate who used it in a class assignment. It reads "Wit, Love, Conflict, and Dashing Bad Boys."

Emily Heller (Theatre Arts ‘10) explains her Jane Austen project.
Emily Heller (Theatre Arts '10) explains her Jane Austen project.

Victor Inzunza—Poet in Motion

Victor Inzunza

Victor Inzunza, an English major, poet and a veteran of the war in Iraq, won a Pacific Fund Grant that took him to the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences at the University of Massachusetts/Boston this summer. Victor was accepted to attend the Joiner Center's annual writing workshop, where he had the opportunity to study with poets such as Bruce Weigl and Brian Turner, both of whom have seen combat and written about their experiences. Learn More

Other Humanities Activities and Events

Below are photos from a few of the many activities supported by the Humanities Center. Click on the Humanities Highlights link to learn more about various events sponsored over the past few years.

Humanities Students

A Student Who "NEW" of the Humanities Center Event

The Shakespeare Van
Shakespeare Van

Students in front of the Shakespeare Van
Humanities Students in front of the Shakespeare Van