Says Wendell, "Art, for me, does not provide answers but rather provokes questions and seeks possibilities. This work reveals, in the face of injustice and exclusivity, a response to personal and global issues of race, gender, place, memory, community and hope."
Mission: The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement aims to extend conversation beyond the classroom by examining assumptions, exchanging ideas, and encouraging responsible action in our world.
This mission is supported through programming such as guest speakers and residencies, brown-bag lunch discussions, reading groups, news hour gatherings, and panel discussions.
Through these vibrant exchanges, the Center strives to connect the intellectual learning of the liberal arts with lives of active service and responsible citizenship.
A theme guides each year's focus:
2021-2022 PROGRAMMING THEME: The Ethics of Leadership
Past Programming Themes:
2020-2021: Building Community in a Changing Society
2019-2020: Resistance and Resilience
2018-2019: Responsibility to the Vulnerable
2017-2018: Difficult Conversations
2016-2017: The Presidential Election