NIC to host NW undergrad Humanities conference Nov. 4

The community is invited to the second annual 2017 Northwest Undergraduate Conference in Humanities, which will be held at North Idaho College from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

The conference gives undergraduate students from around the region the opportunity to present their work in a public and professional academic setting. The keynote speaker this year is author Dr. Susan Swetnam, who taught English and Philosophy at Idaho State University from 1979 until her retirement in 2013, becoming the only faculty member to win all three distinguished faculty awards for teaching, research and public service.

The conference registration fee, which includes snacks throughout the day, lunch, and dinner, is $35 per person. The fee to attend just the dinner/keynote is $25 per person. (These fees also help cover the cost of publicity, facilities, and the keynote speaker.)

Participants are asked to register online in advance by Friday, Oct. 27, at

Swetnam is the author of many articles and seven books, including collections of personal essays/memoirs (most recently A Season of Little Sacraments) and academic work including Books, Bluster, and Bounty, which was chosen as the Idaho Library Association’s Idaho Book of the Year 2012. She was awarded Idaho Humanities Council’s Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities Award in 2017 for her work in public humanities, education, and writing. Currently she is writing a new book, a blend of memoir and reporting, which chronicles the experience of her “retirement” career as a licensed massage therapist serving hospice patients, people with dementia, cancer survivors, and general clients. She is the widow of the poet, Wordsworthian, and public humanities scholar Ford Swetnam.

The fee is payable online at or by check made payable to North Idaho College and mailed to Nikole King, North Idaho College, English Department, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Information: or Nikole King, (208) 769-7744 or



Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

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