Common Hour: Theory of Connectivity

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It's Common Hour at Muhlenberg College.

Common Hour is designed to serve both as a venue for furthering the education of Muhlenberg’s students, faculty and staff and an opportunity for the College to engage in discourse, particularly around subjects not every student might encounter in the classroom.

Recent events have included a “Living on Purpose” series from Muhlenberg professors and staff on the motivation and drives that direct their lives; book presentations and discussions from published faculty; student-led forums on the factors that would help decide the presidential election; and meet-the-artist events for featured works in the Martin Art Gallery.

Professor Joe Elliott recently hosted a Common Hour discussion outlining the techniques he used and the experiences he lived while photographing Bethlehem Steel Corporation for his book, "The Steel."

In order to make these events accessible for the majority of the community, no classes are held between 12:30 and 1:45 on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons during the spring and fall semesters.

The events do more than providing students, staff and faculty with access to a variety of learning opportunities; Common Hour also helps to underscore the value of a liberal arts education at Muhlenberg. A wide range of educational opportunities — in and out of a classroom — helps to culture a lifelong learning experience.

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