The Porterville College Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (CHAP) was organized in 2002 to enhance awareness on campus and in the community for important aspects of our culture to which they may previously have had little or no exposure. Each year, the members of CHAP (including PC faculty, staff, and others) choose a theme for the events, and faculty are encouraged to integrate the theme into their courses and encourage student participation at the events. Additionally, events (such as guest speakers, panel discussions, and exhibitions) are organized throughout the year free and open to the public.
Recent themes have included “Spaceship Earth: Exploring the Interaction between People and our Planet” and “The Life of Books: the Written Word Past and Present”.
An annual “Distinguished Speaker in Anthropology” has also been selected and hosted through the CHAP event series. For more information, please contact the CHAP Coordinator, Anthropology Professor Robert Simpkins at 559.791.2464.
January 28, 2016