Heller Salon Series



Webster’s definition

Dating back to the literary and philosophical movements of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France, a salon is “a fashionable assemblage of notables (such as literary figures, artists, or statesmen) held by custom at the home of a prominent person.”

At the Heller Center, junior faculty present their research to the campus and wider Colorado Springs community.  The audience may choose – or not - to read a pre-posted selection of the professor’s writing before the event.  After a brief lecture, the floor opens for questions and conversation – all with wine and cheese. 


Upcoming Salons:

Steven Pittz  - Political Science - Spring 2020

Is Wonder a Liberal Virtue? (See PDF below)

Steven Pittz Steven Salon

Esther Lamidi - Spring 2020

Changing Times, Changing Families: Marital Status and Health in an era of rapid family changes

Estheresther salon



Past Salons:

Jennifer Kling, Philosophy – Fall 2019

The Philosophy of Protest: Fighting for Justice without Going to War


Stephen Carter, English – Spring 2019

War / Non-War


Stephen Suh, Sociology – Fall 2018

Nostalgic for the Unfamiliar: The Ethnic Return Migration of Korean Americans


Karin Larkin, Anthropology – Spring 2018

Decolonizing the Ludlow Massacre Site


David Diamond, English – Fall 2017

Our Secular Eighteenth Century

Optional Reading: Is wonder a Liberal Virtue?