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Every Two Years, The VHC Will Select a Theme to Organize Our Humanities Events Around


All human activities start with design, even if just designing which direction to look. As the VHC established itself, questions about the relationship between design and the humanities became paramount ...and a perfect focus for our first biennial theme.

Designing a College for Rural Nevada

A brief oral history style look at the 1967 creation of the Elko Community College, the predecessor of Great Basin College, as related by original college founders Robley "Bob" Burns, Jr., Mark and Katherine Chilton, Dr. Hugh Collett, and Michael Marfisi. View the video by clicking here. Visit the VHC collection by clicking here!

"Designing a College for Rural Nevada, part 1" [streaming video]

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