The Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts was established in 2000 with the goal of strengthening liberal arts education locally and nationally. The Institute hosts scholarly conversation on the present and future of the liberal arts, provides liberal arts opportunities to area communities outside the academy, promotes educational access for first-generation and underserved populations, and fosters interdisciplinary contact between faculty and students through extracurricular events on campus.



Upcoming Programs


ArgueA Conversation on Youth and Vocation

with Steven Argue, Fuller Theological Seminary

Monday, February 26

8:30am-1pm | Hieronymus Lounge

Register online for free


"A Conversation on Youth and Vocation" is a free half-day conference for pastors, youth ministers, and others with an interest in the vocational journeys of students of faith. In our second annual conference, we welcome Dr. Steven Argue, professor of youth ministry at Fuller Seminary and an expert in the faith experience of college students. Registration includes breakfast and lunch; please RSVP online by clicking here.



CynthiaMindful Eating Workshop

Cynthia Toms, Westmont College

Wednesday, February 28

5pm | Founders Room

Mindful Eating Series











I am notReel Talk: "I Am Not Your Negro"

Screening and Discussion

Thursday, March 1

7pm | Adams 216

Reel Talk Series













lUnderstanding Global Development Imperatives Through Big Data

Leeza Kondos, USAID, Bureau for Global Health

Tuesday, March 6

7pm | Founders Room

Global Studies and Data Analytics Lecture