Petrulionis named Director of National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute program
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 297 hits
Sandy Petrulionis, professor of English and American studies at Penn State Altoona, has been appointed Director of a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute program on "Transcendentalism and Social Reform in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller." Held for two weeks in Concord, Massachusetts and sponsored by the Community College Humanities Alliance, the Institute hosts twenty-five college and university teacher participants for an in-depth series of scholarly presentations and field trips to sites of interest to antislavery, women's reform, utopian communities, and Transcendentalism. As Director of the Summer Institute, Petrulionis is responsible for reviewing and selecting applicants and for organizing and administering all program events.