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Center for Arts and Humanities Opportunities for Students

Opportunities for Students

Opportunities for Students

The Center for Arts and Humanities seeks to support any student—undergraduate or graduate—who seeks to pursue introductory or advanced experiences in the arts and humanities and how those disciplines engage and work with the public. In the near future, look for opportunities to meet and network with faculty and to learn how to do work with not only academic but also public meaning.

Learn more about the NextGen grant and PEF program

For graduate students, the center sponsors with the WSU Graduate School’s Publicly Engaged Fellows (PEF) program. Created with the assistant of a National Endowment for the Humanities NextGen grant, the PEF helps students (and faculty) re-imagine doctoral education at a land-grant research university. In particular, it trains students in the mindset and skills necessary to work equitably with community partners, and then offers those students opportunities to develop an independent, funded summer project of engaged scholarship.

The center offers several arts and humanities scholarships through the College of Arts and Sciences each year. The scholarships support full-time undergraduate and graduate students in the arts and humanities disciplines whose interests and activities (such as coursework or extracurricular volunteering) demonstrate a clear commitment to the arts and humanities. There is a preference for applicants with an interdisciplinary focus that spans one or more areas of the arts and humanities. Students should complete the WSU General Scholarship Application to be considered. For more information, please visit CAS Scholarships.

Inaugural of the Center for the Arts & Humanities Graduate Workshop

One of the current CAH Faculty Fellows, Dr. Lawrence Hatter, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies from the Department of History, is organizing CAH Graduate Workshop Series for Fall 2022-Spring 2023 academic year. Dr. Hatter says that “the workshops will allow graduate students to present their research and creative activities as part of an ongoing interdisciplinary conversation with faculty and graduate students.” The inaugural workshop took place on Wednesday, October 19 at 5 pm in Wilson-Short 333. Samantha Edgerton, who is a PhD Candidate in History, offered up her dissertation chapter “The Creation of the Problematic Mexican Family” for discussion. The CAH is planning another graduate workshop for November where students from the school of music will present their work.

Interested MA and Doctoral students in Humanities can reach out to Dr. Lawrence Hatter at lawrence.hatter@wsu.edu or to the Center at arts.humanities@wsu.edu for more information.