How the Humanities Found Me at Drury

Given what has been happening on campus lately, I feel compelled to write about what the Humanities, here at Drury and in general, mean to me. As a child, I abhorred reading. I though it was a waste of time, so I never took the time to read like I should have. I regret having that attitude when I was younger, but I am glad I am finally catching up. During my junior and senior…

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Saving the Humanities at Drury University

I’m sure everybody is well aware of the events going on here at Drury. Twelve faculty members will not get their contracts renewed at the end of this year or next year. Most of these faculty members specialize in the humanities, which means that many departments in the humanities are not going to receive as much attention as they used to. While all of this is going on, new classes in animation, graphic design, and…

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The Importance of a Good Front Porch

As a resident of the Humanities House, I am fortunate enough to have a lovely, semi-private front porch on which to spend the majority of my downtime. Many residents of Drury’s campus have nothing but public spaces or patches of pavement from which they can enjoy the outdoors. The front porch of this house has been my constant companion through many afternoons of doing homework and snacking. The front porch offers an interesting perspective on…

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At Home and Abroad: Intercultural Engagement on Campus

At the beginning of this semester, I was introduced to a new part of Drury’s identity. I became a mentor with the English for Academic Purposes program, which is designed alongside the International Students Association to help students acclimate to college life and academic expectations within the United States. Initially, I did not anticipate the effects that the program and its participants would have on me, or the things that I would learn from them.…

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