HEC Master Calendar, Spring 2017


Cosima Herter, writer and science consultant for the Emmy Award-winning BBC program, Orphan Black, is coming to Drury to give a series of talks and meet with students and faculty during CHASS week. Orphan Black is a thriller about clones. It deals with issues including the relationship between biology and psychology, the effects of social environments on behavior, the ethics of genetic technology and human experimentation, and the history of applied biology. Throughout the semester, the Philosophy and Religion Club is screening episodes of the Orphan Black and hosting discussions. There will be opportunities for students to meet with and interact with Cosima during her visit. In addition to talking about the show and the themes of the show, Cosima will also be discussing the way that she used her background in the history and philosophy of science to develop an exciting and non-traditional career path.


Every Wednesday, 6pm: Pearson 116: Orphan Black screenings, discussion, and popcorn hosted by the Philosophy and Religion Club.

Monday, April 24

1-2 pm, Reed Auditorium: Cosima will give a brief introduction to the scientific themes of Orphan Black and her science consulting work followed by questions and discussion. The audience for this talk is primarily students and faculty in the sciences.

 7-9 pm Lay Hall Auditorium: Cosima will give a large public talk open to the community. All are invited. Cosima will discuss some of her exciting work in progress. More information will be forthcoming.

Tuesday, April 25

11:45am-1:20pm, Lunch with Drury Students: Humanities, arts, and communications students will have an opportunity to have lunch with Cosima. Students who are interested in attending can contact Dr. Katie Gilbert at kgilbert@drury.edu or Dr. Jack Powers at jpowers004@drury.edu.

1:30-3pm, (Location TBD): Cosima will give a brief introduction to working as a humanities scholar in the entertainment industry followed by questions and discussion. The audience for this talk is primarily Drury students and faculty in the humanities, arts, and communication.

Ms. Herter’s visit is co-sponsored by the Departments of Biology; History, Philosophy and Religion; Literature and Languages; Communication; Behavioral Sciences; and the Humanities and Ethics Center.

Drury’s Humanities and Arts Film Series at the Moxie

March 25 – Life is Beautiful with Dr. Richard Schur, professor of English
April 1 ­– Son of Man with Dr. Teresa Hornsby, professor of religion
April 22 – The Sea Inside with Dr. Chris Panza, professor of philosophy

All films begin at 1PM on Saturdays.
Tickets are ½ price at $5.
The Moxie is located at 305 S. Campbell Avenue.

To learn more about this series, read here!
Contact Dr. Kevin Henderson, Director of the film series, with questions, at  khenders@drury.edu.

This series is also made possible by a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council.

Humanities Society: Events by and for Students in the Humanities!

Date TBD: Trivia Night

Come on out for a night of snacks, prizes, and trivia! Topics will range from television, to literature, to history and more. This event will be hosted by both the Humanities Society and Drury RLA. Winning teams (3-6 members) will be able to win a variety of fun prizes! So put on your thinking caps, find some friends, and join us for a fun-filled night!

Tuesday, April 11, 6:30PM: Open Mic Night

Do you have a talent or passion? Do you want to share it with the world (or at least the people of Drury University)? If your answer is yes, then you should come to the Humanities Society’s Open Mic Night on Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 pm. All talents are welcomed, from poetry reading to jamming on the guitar, we want to recognize all the gifts you have to offer!