News Release

Freshman Kate Bowers (Guilford, Connecticut), sophomore Allison Backous (Sauk Village, Illinois), and seniors Steve Evenhouse (Tinley Park, Illinois) and Lori Smits (Holland, Michigan) were named Chicago Humanities Festival Fellows for 2004 by the Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI). These Trinity students, along with English professor Dr. Virginia LaGrand, were invited to participate in the Chicago Humanities Festival in October and November held at various locations in downtown Chicago.

This fall's Festival, whose theme was "Time," celebrated the notion of time and its ongoing impact on human endeavors, passions, and beliefs. Presenters at the Festival shared a collection of expressions of time in music, art, film, philosophy, public policy, popular culture, and other disciplines.

"This is a terrific honor and responsibility for our students," said LaGrand, who was named a faculty fellow. "Besides the opportunities to take advantage of the humanities during the Festival, they also must publicize it on campus to help other students become more aware of it."

Each of the five Trinity fellows attended presentations and performances that were held at sites such as the Chicago Cultural Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Chicago Historical Society.

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