Design for the Human Spirit (Theme 2015-2017)

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Design for the Human Spirit (Theme 2015-2017)


Materials related to the VHC Theme for 2015-2017--Design for the Human Spirit.


What is design, and how does it impact humans? Over the next two years, the Virtual Humanities Center will explore the role of design at GBC, the communities it serves, and the larger world.


GBC Virtual Humanities Center


GBC Virtual Humanities Center


August 2015 - July 2017


Scott A. Gavorsky [VHC]


Great Basin College © 2015. All rights reserved.

Collection Items

Design for the Human Spirit Logo (Theme 2015-2017)
The official "Design for the Human Spirit" logo.

Designing a College for Rural Nevada, part 1: Motive, Means, Opportunity
A brief 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. "Designing a…

Elko Street-scaping Project: Interview with Nevada DOT Architect John L'Etoile
Angie de Braga (GBC VHC) interviews John L'Etoile, Senior Landscape Architect for the Nevada Department of Transportation (Nevada DOT), about the design of the Elko Street-scaping project, using the theme "A Passage through Time."

Sun Dance in Silver Bow: Urban Indian Poverty in the Shadow of the Richest Hill on Earth
Nicholas Vrooman discusses the history of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, a polyethnic community of Native Americans forming from Cree, Assiniboine, and French roots in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Vrooman was…

Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History
Dan Flores speaks about his forthcoming book, Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History (New York: Basic Books, June 2016): “[It] is a biography of the animal from its evolutionary origins in the American Southwest five million years ago,…

"A Passage through Time": Original Artwork for Elko Street-scape Project
The original concept art for "A Passage through Time," the Elko Street-scape public art project undertaken by the Nevada Department of Transportation in Elko in the spring and summer of 2015. The artwork was produced by John L'Etoile, Senior…
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