CAHSS PR Committee

The CAHSS Speaker / Event Series

In support of UW-Stout’s polytechnic vision, the purpose of the annual CAHSS Speaker / Event Series is to encourage the development of lifelong learners, ethical leaders, and responsible citizens. The College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, by employing our values of creativity, the arts, and the humanities, seeks to use this series to generate curiosity and discussion about the over-arching local, national, and global problems that require a multitude of viewpoints to solve.

Through a humanistic lens, we participate in open, public, inclusive examination of some of today’s most pressing issues, these events are intended to act as a laboratory for students, faculty, and members of the community to test and hone the indispensable critical thinking skills necessary for becoming both successful professionals and informed, thoughtful citizens.

Announcing the 2014-15 Theme

The CAHSS invites the University campus and Menomonie community to explore the value of a public higher education during 2014-15.  While students receive an obvious “private good” in returns on a college degree, the community and state receive equal “public goods” in the contributions of an educated community.  Developing civically engaged individuals in our students and the community is a core mission of the UW System’s “Wisconsin Idea,” or the ideal that public institutions of higher learning apply research to real-world problems in ways that benefit society as a whole.  How do the arts and humanities influence and help us understand the changing perceptions of baccalaureate degree in modern society?  The series in 2014-15 will provide a basis for understanding our current balance of higher education as private good and public good in society.

All funding applications for the 2014-2015 CAHSS Speaker Series need to be submitted to the PR Committee Chair by 5 p.m. on April 1, 2014.

Rolling applications for other events and co-sponsorships during the year will be responded to within two weeks of submission.

To submit a request for funding, complete the CAHSS Speaker Series Proposal Form (linked below) and email it to the PR Committee chair, Beth Janetski.