HUMANITIES FELLOWS ATTEND
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
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.