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


froweChristianity and Culture: Lessons from Documentary Filmmaking in Africa and America 

Jim Ault

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Winter Hall Room 106

Religious Studies Department Lecture


Sociologist and award-winning documentary filmmaker and author James Ault will show pieces and discuss lessons from his recently released African Christianity Rising film series, comparing them to lessons from filming among Latino-Americans and white American fundamentalist Baptists.