Humanities Institute

The Humanities Institute coordinates innovative programs and events for the Trine University community and beyond. Dr. Tom Tierney is the founder and director of the organization.


HAC Book Night

HAC Book Night is an event that was first celebrated on Trine’s campus in 2013. It began as part of the broader World Book Night program, but continued after that program’s demise. HAC Book Night encourages reading by proving free copies of popular books, sponsored by the Humanities Institute.

Jannen Renaissance Scholar Awards

Endowed in 1991 by Dr. Robert L. Jannen, chair emeritus of the board of trustees and TSU alumnus (BSChE 1950), and his wife Dolores. The awards are presented to students and faculty who exhibit a breadth of interest and accomplishment consistent with Renaissance ideals. These awards are administered by the Humanities Institute.