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Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities
Previous Center Projects


2007-2010: Sustainability - During the 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010 academic years, Spokane Community College's Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities explored topics related to sustainability.



2006-2007: Leadership - During the 2006-2007 academic year, Spokane Community College's Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities collaborated with the CCS Leadership Development Program, providing the college and district with a wide array of speakers who explored leadership from multiple perspectives. From networking and branding in the world of business and leadership in the MySpace generation to leadership in a global and diverse world, the campus community explored how everyone can be a leader no matter what role (s)he has in today's society. Adjunct faculty member Amy McCaffree coordinated the Hagan Center events.

In addition to the leadership events, the Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities partnered with Whitworth College and SCC's President's Speakers Series to bring Anne Lamott to Spokane in May. This event was held in the Cowles Memorial Auditorium on the campus of Whitworth College and was free and open to the public. Anne Lamott is the best-selling author of Bird by Bird, Operating Instructions, and Traveling Mercies. Her collection of essays entitled Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith was published March 2007.

The Center also co-sponsored Get Lit!, helping to bring environmental historian Donald Worster to Spokane and co-sponsoring Tim Egan and Jess Walter's presentation, "Off the Record: A Conversation." For the second year, the Center had the privilege of hosting a Get Lit! breakfast and panel discussion with some of the festival's authors.

The WWI Years

2005-2006: The WWI Years - During the 2005-2006 academic year, Spokane Community College's Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities guided students, faculty, and staff through the complex historical, political, and cultural issues surrounding World War I during the college-wide study project World War I: America Becomes a World Power. Drawing from resources provided by National Video Resources, the American Library Association, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the project used video, film, guest speakers, and other special events to trace the causes of war, the tragedy of combat and its aftermath. SCC English instructors Angela Rasmussen and Andrea Reid acted as co-directors of the study project. SCC history instructor Stacey Kowtko served as project scholar, while Nancy Coffey was project librarian.

For more information, please visit SCC's WWI Years website.

Culinary Culture

2004-2005: Culinary Culture was the Center's inaugural project. During fall quarter 2004, the college focused on the power and impact of food on civilization. The project was an unqualified success. For a more complete look at the project, please visit


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