Center for Ethics and Public Engagement


2016-2017: The Presidential Election
2017-2018: Difficult Conversations

The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement aims to connect the intellectual learning of the liberal arts with lives of active service and responsible citizenship. The Center allows space for vibrant exchanges through programming such as guest speakers and residencies, brown-bag lunch discussions, reading groups, news hour gatherings, and panel discussions.

The Center seeks to equip our students to develop whole, reflective lives by:

  • Providing and encouraging opportunities for sustained conversation about public policy matters
  • Emphasizing the relation between the liberal arts and active citizenship
  • Affirming and advocating the ongoing quest for truth
  • Promoting learning through active engagement, reflection, and vocational discernment

Upcoming Events

Feb 28

Mar 1

Apr 22

"Hateful Things"

Picaninny caricature on sand bag. (From the Jim Crow Museum)


Feb. 12–Mar. 2, 2018

"Hateful Things" is a traveling exhibition from Ferris State University’s Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia.

Read the community guide.