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


foodNutrition, the Environment, and Faith

Panel Discussion

Monday, January 22

3:30pm | Founders Room

Mindful Eating Series









trumanReel Talk: “The Truman Show”

Screening and Discussion, with Ron See, Stephen Zylstra, and Kelsey Lahr

Tuesday, January 23

7pm | Adams 216