Humanities and Fine Arts Division

The Humanities and Fine Arts Division provides students with a well-rounded liberal arts education through a variety of course offerings and degree programs. Courses in writing, art, literature, music, theology, and philosophy all serve to broaden student’s skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, oral and written communication, and understanding of the human experience. These attributes are intended to help ensure success in graduate school, garner attention from future employers, and equip students for a successful career path. Classroom studies, along with out-of-class opportunities such as practica, internships, and study abroad offerings, serve to provide students with a solid foundation for a variety of careers.

The Humanities and Fine Arts Division sponsors a variety of extra-curricular activities.

The Broadcast, a weekly student e-newspaper written “By Students, For Students,” provides experience in the journalism field by reporting campus news, athletics, and events. Student columns, editorials, and satires also grace the pages to add a forum for students to voice opinions and a medium for humorists to perform. The After Hours page publishes student creative writing—poems, short stories, and excerpts—providing an avenue for students to display their literary creativity.

Open 24 Hours, an annual literary journal, features the work of students, alumni, and other area writers.

The Ichabod Society is a student organization that promotes reading and the arts. Each semester, Ichabod Society members sponsor visits by writers and provide a venue for poetry readings and other literary performances.

The St. Ann Street Visiting Writers Series brings a variety of noted poets, authors, and literary artists to the greater Owensboro community for the purpose of cultural enrichment.

The Spanish Club sponsors a variety of activities that promote awareness of the Spanish language and Hispanic/Latino culture. The Spanish Club is open to all Brescia students, whatever their experience with Spanish language and Hispanic/Latino culture.

The Thinkery is Brescia’s club for Philosophy and Religion. It’s goal is to promote reflection on philosophical and religious issues, and to work together to advance the recognition of these values on our campus through sponsoring events and regular discussions in which students can pursue philosophical and religious questions in open dialogue with others, in a respectful environment.

The Anna Eaton Stout Art Gallery hosts a variety of exhibits throughout the year, including a number of student art shows as well as notable artists from all over the world.

The Art in Service to the Community Program is an interdisciplinary research & development service providing creative business solutions, and a small business accelerator, giving students an opportunity to experience area businesses, local municipalities, and entrepreneurs.

The Owensboro Theatre Alliance, consisting of several theatre groups in town, offers performance opportunities at various locations in town.

The Brescia University Band and Choir all support those students with musical talents.  Students may also participate in Chapel music for Sunday Liturgies. Scholarships are available for qualified music students.