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"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them." -Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics


While the VHC is new, the committment of GBC's students, faculty, and staff is long-standing. Below are some of the myriad humanities activities being undertaken at GBC.

She Kills Monsters

SHE KILLS MONSTERS will play October 16 – 20 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee Saturday, October 20 at 2 p.m.

The play, by Qui Nguyen, had a successful run Off-Broadway in 2011. A dark comedy, the story centers around a journey of discovery and adventure into a game of Dungeons and Dragons. Complete with ogres, dragons and other flying creatures, along with plenty of stage combat, the production promises to open the eyes of audiences to the both this world and the underworld.

Guest artists have worked with students in the design and construction of puppets and a spectacular otherworldly set.

General Admission: $10. Students and Seniors: $5. Advance tickets available in the business office in Berg Hall.

For more information contact John Patrick Rice at 775-753-2240 or

GBC Library Lunch Lecture Series

"Job Interviewing for the 21st Century"

With: Stephen Theriault, MBA, GBC Faculty member
When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 • 12 noon to 1PM
Where: The Great Basin College Library – Elko

Thinking about your next career move? Looking to get back into the workforce? Trying to get that very first job? Come to the presentation and lecture on what to do and what not to do when interviewing for a job today! It is a whole new world that revolves around what you bring to the 21st Century interview table.

Professor Theriault has participated in hundreds of interviews in his private sector, and higher education, careers. Learn what to expect from both sides of the table at your next interview. Key pointers and a handout will be available to attendees to help you prepare for that next big event. Bring a bag lunch!

"Myths of Creativity" with Joshua Webster

With: Joshua Webster, PhD, GBC Faculty member
When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 • 12 noon to 1PM
Where: The Great Basin College Library – Elko

For centuries, people have mythologized, mystified, monetized and marketed the idea of creativity. This presentation will attempt to dispel some of those myths and take a practical look at what it means to be creative through an exploration of the practices of professional creators.

Josh Webster is a Professor of English at Great Basin College where he teaches courses in creative writing, literature and composition. He earned his PhD from the Center for Writers at The University of Southern Mississippi and has written for short fiction journals and theater.


Elko Art Club Exhibit

A new exhibit from the Elko County Art Club is on display now at the GBC Library. Artists include Tess Senrud, Karie Denham, Dave Patton, and Glen Ellen Finley. The exhibit features a variety of mediums including photographs and acrylic paintings. Please stop by the library anytime within normal business hours to view the work. 

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