The Liberal Arts: The Education That Wouldn’t Die
The Annual Reeves Lecture
Recent attacks on the liberal arts as an educational philosophy have put colleges like St. Mary’s on the defensive. Many people argue that higher education should focus directly and even exclusively on preparing students to enter the workforce. These arguments are terribly shortsighted. Not only do they ignore the lasting personal benefits of a liberal arts education, but they overlook the extent to which such an education offers an excellent preparation for a wide range of careers. In this year’s Reeves Lecture, Professor Hammond reminds us why the liberal arts tradition at St. Mary’s College will continue to thrive.
Jeffrey Hammond is professor of English and George B. and Willma Reeves Distinguished Professor in the Liberal Arts.
4:45 – 5:45 pm | Campus Center
Join us for a reception before the Annual Reeves Lecture. Parents and alumni are invited to socialize together at the Campus Center. Free, light refreshments will be available, and beer and wine will be for sale. Photo IDs are required to purchase and consume beer or wine.
Hear Jeffrey Hammond reading from his book, “This Place Where We Are”: