Humanities Calendar - Winter Quarter

Winter Quarter 2015

All presentations are free and open to the campus and the community. Please check back as more information becomes available.

Humanities and STEM -- two cultures?
Join us for this series of faculty presentations on the intersections and perspectives of the humanities and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).  
Winter Quarter, 2015:  12:20-1:20 on all of these following 8 Tuesdays, all in JKC 106.
Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar. 3
Contact Joyce Walker,, 425-388-9411

Festival of Foreign Film & Philosophy
Every Thursday, Jan. 22nd through February 19, 2015
5:00- 8:30 pm, GWH 284
Free and open to the campus and the community.

Please join Philosophy Instructor Mike VanQuickenborne for a trip around the world from the comfort of a seat in Gray Wolf Hall 284 for five Thursday nights beginning January 22nd! The Festival of Foreign Film & Philosophy is all about introducing you to new cultures, ideas, and values. Each night’s screening of a recent film from outside the US will be followed by a presentation and moderated discussion of what we’ve just seen. Made possible by the generous support of the Global Education Initiative.

 January 22: In This World
(UK by way of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, and Italy, 2002)
January 29: The Song of Sparrows
(Iran, 2008)
February 5: The Son  
(Belgium, 2002)
February 12: The Lunchbox
(India, 2013)
February 19: (Double Feature!): Walker (Hong Kong, 2012) and The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun (Denmark, 2006)

Contact: Mike VanQuickenborne,; 425-388-9385; Twitter: @VanQuickenborne

International Club
Every Thursday 2:30-3:30 pm
Club Resource Room

The International Club promotes friendship among international students and the college community by sharing customs, ideologies and cultural diversity. Join us for the “Cultural Feature” to explore the various cultures of our international students here at EvCC, every other week beginning January 29th held during the regular club day, time and location.
Contact: Adja Fame at or 425-388-9980

PSW and EvCC Reads: “The Boys in the Boat”
Tuesday, February 10th 12:30-1:30 pm
JKC Wilderness Room

Join us for a book reading and discussion with Judy Rantz Willman, daughter of UW and Olympic rower Joe Rantz. Willman will read from the book and show a short clip from Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia.  She will  share stories that didn't make it into the book and reflect on Joe as a father. Funded by the EvCC Foundation, this event is free and open to the campus and the community.
Contact: Kevin Craft at or 425-388-9395

Mass Media Speaker Series
Once monthly, starting February 11th – May 27th at 12:30 pm
Whitehorse Hall Critique Space

Join EvCC’s award-winning student news-gathering organization, The Clipper, for a monthly speaker series exploring the history and current development of several types of popular mass media. The series begins February 11th with a new talk from Alex Alben, “Privacy and Personality in the Digital Age” followed by the following speakers:

Wednesday, March 11:
T. Andrew Wahl, “Sequential Reaction: A History of the American Comic Book”
Wednesday, April 29:
Eric Davis, “Rap 101: The Message Behind the Music”
Wednesday, May 27:
Jennifer K. Stuller, “Using Their Powers for Good: How Geektivists, Geek Grrls, and Gaymers Are Creating More Inclusive Communities”.

Funded by Humanities Washington and the EvCC Foundation, this event is free and open to the public.  Contact: Andrew Wahl at 425-388-9419 or

Ray Bradbury Lives Forever: Faith in the Stories of Ray Bradbury
February 17, 2015
10:00-11:30am, JKC 101
Gregory Wolfe, writer-in-residence at Seattle Pacific University, will explore the mysteries of faith in the stories of Ray Bradbury. Thanks to the generous support of the EvCC Foundation, this event is free and open to the campus and the community.
For more information contact Jeffrey Pearce at

“The Empowerment Project” Screening
 Thursday, February 19, 2015
starting at 12:00pm, JKC 101

The Empowerment Project: “Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things is the journey of 5 female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions. The documentary spotlights 9 positive and powerful women leaders across a variety of lifestyles and industries. The screening will be hosted by two of the film makers, Dana Cook and Sarah Moshman, who have shown a growing concern about the portrayal of women in reality TV. Dana and Sarah decided to embark on a project to encourage and inspire women through powerful role models. The film is about 40 minutes long and will be followed by a Q&A.  Contact: Jeanne Leader at or 425.388.9502

Plays by EvCC instructor Beth Peterson in theaters in February
At 7 p.m. Feb. 21, Western Washington University theater students will perform Peterson’s sketch “Guido in Therapy” and other short plays at EvCC. The Western students will then perform throughout the Pacific Northwest, in England and New York City.  “Guido in Therapy” is the hilarious tale of a woman and her cat visiting a psychiatrist for help with their relationship.
On Feb. 26, her original dark comedy “Evil Twin” is on stage for the first time for a six-performance run 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26-28 and March 5-7 at EvCC’s Baker Hall, room 120. “Evil Twin,” is a futuristic take on the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The dark comedy thriller is the story of twin brothers and a corporation that may have created a monster.
For more information contact Beth Peterson at

Terry Hawkins Conference
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
12:20-1:20pm, JKC 101

Join EvCC for a conference held by Terry Hawkins, author of "The Rage of Achilles" and director of the Yale Writer’s Conference. Sponsored by EvCC’s Honors Program, this event is open to the campus, classes and the community. Contact: Lori Wisdom-Whitley at 425-388-9379 or

Daring Women: One Young Female’s Journey Abroad
Thursday, March 5, 2015
4:00-5:00pm, JKC 101

The Student Programs Board presents speaker Hilary Corna. She will share her inspirational journey with us and narrate her experiences as a brave female and the only white face in a foreign country. Join us for a meet and greet and snack-in from 3:00- 4:00 pm and an inspirational presentation from 4:00- 5:00.
Contact: Gianna Sabini at (425)388-9505 or

Real Talk Wednesdays
Every Wednesday
3:00pm-4:30pm, JKC Room 106

Diversity & Equity Center’s Real Talk Wednesday is an open forum in which students, staff, community members, and faculty can host meaningful and courageous conversations in order to create community and educate the campus on social justice issues, current events, trends, controversies, and most importantly topics that matter to you. Contact Abraham Rodriguez-Hernandez at or 425-388-9997

Study Abroad Club
Every other Friday (starting Oct 31st) at 12:30-1:30pm
PSU (Paperclip, Club Room)

This club offers the opportunity for EvCC students to learn about Study Abroad opportunities by meeting with faculty, coordinating trips, and learning how to raise funds. Contact Cynthia Clarke at or 425 388-9382



Contact Us:

The Humanities Alliance
Everett Community College
Phone: 425.388.9411
2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA 98201