Lindenwood University-Belleville will host its third annual Humanities Showcase on Thursday, April 25, from 9:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. in the Alan J. Dixon Student Center, 2600 W. Main St., Belleville.
The Humanities Showcase is a day-long event that will feature original creative works by students studying in the Humanities Division. Students within the English, History, Acting, Mass Communications, and Interactive Media and Web Design departments will have the opportunity to present their original short stories and poems, graphic design, video productions, radio, photography, interactive media productions, web design, on-stage performances, and historical knowledge.
In addition to viewing creative work by students, attendees will also be able to experience the International Hour, a talent show organized by the student group Comix Media Club. The event will feature international students presenting different types of talents like singing and reciting poetry from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Quad.
“International students whose first language is not English do not necessarily get the opportunity to produce creative work in their first language, but through this event we are encouraging them to do so,” said Bessie Flores, one of the students involved in the organization of the event.
“We are extremely proud of the diversity of research and creativity on display from our students in the humanities,” said Communications Department Chair Justin Edgren. “I am continually impressed and inspired by the effort that our students put into these projects. We would like to invite members of the community to join us for this event. I hope people will take time to experience these works and also get to know the students behind them and the campus where they were created.”
Closing the night, there will be a reception showcasing highlights and guest speaker Matt Seniour from 5 to 7 p.m. Seniour is a Lindenwood adjunct instructor and graphic designer.