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The Good Life

Theme of NCC's Humanities Series in 2015-2016

From time immemorial, people have pondered what it means to live a good life.  

Northampton Community College (NCC) announces that the The Good Life will be the theme of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) series of programs for the 2015-2016 academic year.    

Programming related to literature, history, philosophy, and art, the series will engage participants in considering questions about life, the world and their place in it.  

"These questions seem particularly apt to ask at a community college, an institution that puts community members on the path to living lives they have imagined," says Dr. Cara McClintock-Walsh, associate professor of English and NEH coordinator.  "We live in an era when the value of the humanities is being challenged; this year of programming will demonstrate the inherent value of the humanities by uniting practical concerns of students with the philosophical basis of the humanities." 

Exploration of this year's theme is made possible by an endowment for the humanities established through a grant from the National Foundation for the Humanities and generous donors.  Community partners include the Bethlehem Area Public Library, Eastern Monroe Public Library, Bethlehem Area School District, Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites, and the Monroe County Historical Association. 


Events are free of charge and open to the public.  A listing of specific events will be posted at in the future.