Humanities and Fine Arts

Human beings strive to understand and explain our material, natural, intellectual, creative, and spiritual worlds. Exploring what it means to be human is the domain of the humanities and arts, consisting of the disciplines of English, fine and performing arts, foreign languages, history, philosophy, and religious studies.

An education in the humanities and fine arts allows you to develop an appreciation of art and literature, examine the role of religion in civilization, understand the past and its relation to the present, contemplate the evolution of ideas, learn about other cultures and languages, and recognize that creativity is central to all human activity. You develop an ability to think critically, analyze complex issues, problem-solve, and write and speak effectively - essential skills in a wide range of professions in today's rapidly changing marketplace.


Spring semester events sponsored by
The Division of Humanities & Fine Arts


Visiting Writers Series 

The Blue House Presents:
James Scott
Alumnae Library Theater
Tuesday, February 24th
Reception 7:00pm
Reading 7:30pm

Gale Marie Thompson, Luke Bloomfield, & Andrew Morgan
Alumnae Library Theater
Tuesday, March 24th
Reception 7:00pm
Reading 7:30pm

Peter Gizzi
NEW DATE: Wednesday, April 22nd
NEW LOCATION: Borgia Gallery, 2nd Floor, Mary Dooley College Center
Reception 7:00pm
Reading 7:30pm

This is the final event for 2014-2015 in the Visiting Writers Series 


Borgia Gallery

Rhythms of a Faithful Journey 

An Exhibit by Robin Joyce Miller
College Center, 2nd Floor
Artist Reception-February 3, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Exhibit Open February 3 - 27, 2015

For more information about Ms. Miller and her exhibit, click here.

Art in 3D  
Featuring sculptural works by Arthur Moses and his students
College Center, 2nd Floor
Artists' Reception- March 18, 12:15 - 1:15
Exhibit Open March 3 - 19, 2015

Annual Spring Student Art Exhibit

A multimedia exhibit featuring Elms students currently enrolled in studio art courses
College Center, 2nd Floor
Opening Reception, April 1, 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Exhibit Open April 1 - 12, 2015

Teaching the Eye to Hear:  Musical Reflections on Matisse's Jazz Series
A multimedia and inter-arts event featuring 
Stanley Chepaitis-Indiana University of Pennsylvania music professor and violinist
Chris Bakriges- pianist, composer, and Elms lecturer in music
Nanci Costanzo - associate professor in fine arts, along with her art students
Noel St. Jean - Elms Dance Team Coach and adjunct instructor in dance and the Elms Dance Team
Dan Chelotti - associate professor in English as narrator 
Javier Venturi - lecturer of Spanish and director of diversity and inclusion as historical interpreter
College Center, 2nd Floor
April 16, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Exhibit open through April 20th

Art Senior Thesis Exhibit
College Center, 2nd Floor
Opening Reception, April 30, 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Exhibit Open through May 17, 2015


Humanities & Fine Arts Division Highlights

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Humanities and Fine Arts
Tom Cerasulo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English