Arts & Humanities Programs

Daemen College has received numerous grants for arts and humanities programming.

Culture Now-Art, Wellness, and the Community
In November 2013, Daemen College was awarded $1100 from the Town of Amherst Arts & Culture in Public Places Board to support an event titled, "Culture Now-Art, Wellness, & Community."  The event was held March 5, 2013.  Robert Waterhouse, Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts, Linda Koller, Director of Marketing, and Pat Smith, Director of Leadership Giving, contributed to the proposal and project.

World Refugee Day 2013-Refugee Studies Initiative
In March 2013, Dr. Joseph Sankoh, History & Government, Dr. Andrew Wise, History & Government, and Cheryl Bird, Center for Sustainable Communities & Civic Engagement were awarded a $1500 planning grant from the New York Council for the Humanities in March 2013 to plan for a World Refugee Day Celebration.  They were awarded a larger $2,962 project grant from the Council in June 2013 for the event, which is now an annual celebration. 

Bringing Theory to Practice Seminar  
In October 2012, Daemen was awarded $1000 from the Bringing Theory to Practice Project (AAC&U) for a civic seminar. This civic seminar and linked discussions provided a generative conversation to shape refugee studies at Daemen, guide actions for effectively working with the College’s changing student population and supporting the well-being of refugee students, and inform broader campus actions related to integrating global competency, a charge of Daemen’s Strategic Plan.

The Sister Jeanne File Art History Memorial Lecture Series
In September of 2011, Daemen was awarded $2920 from The New York Council for the Humanities mini-grant program to support the second annual Sister Jeanne File Art History Memorial Lecture Series.  Grant funds will be used toward advertising for the program, allowing the College to reach and engage a broader audience. Laura Sommer is the project director for the grant. In 2012,  Daemen was also awarded $500 from the Town of Amherst Arts & Culture in Public Places Board for this programming.

Theater of War
In November of 2008, Daemen was awarded a grant of $2083 from the New York Council for the Humanities to bring Theater of War, presented by the Philoctetes Project, to the Daemen campus.  On Saturday, November 15, 2008, Daemen hosted a dramatic reading of the Greek plays “Philoctetes” and “ Ajax .”   A panel discussion took place after the readings.  Andrew Wise, Associate Professor of History and Government, coordinated the development of the proposal and the event and served as the project director and moderator of the panel discussion.

The Accuracy of Eyewitness Testimony
This competitive grant for $1440 helped pay for costs of travel and publicity for Dr. Gary Wells, keynote speaker at the Daemen College Academic Festival in April of 2001. This event was made possible by the New York Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.   Andrew Wise, Denise Emer, and Margene Weiss co-authored the proposal.

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Nick held several student leadership positions at Daemen and also completed an internship for graphic design. He recently traveled abroad to Italy with students and the department chair of the program.